This is by far the worst phone made by Sony. The problem appears to be a micro circuit and it is a manufacturing defect. Sony should be replacing all these phones as they all have the same problems.
1. Auto shut down issue. Usually related to going from 4g to 3g or the other way. Need to plug into charger to wake the phone.
2. Slow charging times. Put the phone in airplane mode and like magic the phone quickly charges.
3. Short battery life. Seems to be related to the 4g radio.
You might try changing the network settings so it does not use 4g. Not a solution if you need 4g obviously. But I found that all the problems with auto shutdown and battery charging times and life went away after I did that.
Still this is unacceptable and I took my phone to the Sony shop for replacement.
I will post a full report here once I get the phone back. So far it has not been a positive experience - Sony Philippines take note!
AnonD-474818, 07 Apr 2016I get antutu 6 score around 40k but many people in horror are getting around 55k. Anyone knows... moreThe battery drains quick because the first batch of these phones had fault batteries
umesh, 08 Apr 2016i brought the M5 a few days back seems like a great phone only issue am facing is that it take... moreTry using a different charger with a short cable. It will send the charge to your phone faster since the power has a shorter distance to travel
umesh, 08 Apr 2016Hi Guys, i was using a Zultra before and just brought an M5 a few days back. my purpose of buy... moreHI....I also bought it before a week and have same problem of long charging
Have u find a solution?
It's such a bad experience for this model seems I get this phone on Last October. I faced auto Shut down problem and its Really irritating. I found that the problem only will happen when your LTE line switch to H+. Especially when the signal unstale. I did Complain and Sony was agree to replace me a new phone but the problem still the same. I only suggest Z series instead of M series.
Hi Guys, i was using a Zultra before and just brought an M5 a few days back. my purpose of buying it was especially for the camera. it has been working fine other than one problem.
It takes hell lot of time to charge i guess around 4 to 5 hours to charge completely, this is ridiculous considering its only a 2600Mh battery. Is anyone facing the same issue with the M5? any solutions? The vendor suggested that he can provide with a booster charger but i believe it might have some effect on the mother board. please provide your suggestions
AnonD-500652, 14 Feb 2016Hi, I want to ask. This device take a very long time to be fully charged. Is there any solutio... morei brought the M5 a few days back seems like a great phone only issue am facing is that it takes hell lot of time to charge i guess around 4 to 5 hours to charge completely.
Are there will be any problem if I use any other brand charger such as samsung's charger to charge this phone as it takes so many time to be charged and that makes me feel bad about this. Answer me pls
I had face the problems that just like everybody got from the first batch.
What can I do to make my phone be like the users that experience this phone greatly from the 2nd batch?
I would like to fix it so tell me what should I do to make it possible.
I get antutu 6 score around 40k but many people in horror are getting around 55k. Anyone knows why? Also xiaomi with helio x10 getting around 4.5 on geekbench but xperia M5 with same soc getting only 3.5k
I am using this for 2 months. i didn't faced the auto shutdown problem, but sometime camera will not work want to restart. i got update of 5.1 after that i didn't faced any problem.
camera is nice, shutter speed is low
Problem and solution, 30 Mar 2016Problem : 1 - They often heat up quite fast 2 - Due to problem 1, they tend to shutdown apps... moreThanks there, I kind of figured... I've been using it, so far, I don't have too many complaint except the power key is kind of very hard.
Bhavin, 01 Apr 2016I would like to know if I can go for this phone. Suggestion please....Sony makes great phones, if you're looking to take pictures & videos (as a mid-range) the M5 -dual- is the best phone for you. Great camera, great sound, very good design... This phone is really great!