Expensive rubbish. normal performance lasted 2 weeks then the problems started. Most troublesome is the phone shutting down when I travel outside city/suburban signal range and I can't restart the phone until I plug it into a power point, even though the battery is fully charged. Because its a dual sim version not retailed in Australia by Sony, I can't get any help from them .
It does get really hot in usage. Games apps crash, and lots of little irritations making the phone one that I feel like throwing into the rubbish bin. Hong Kong supplier will not exchange for a replacement, they want to repair it! So another $25 to post it back and be without a phone for goodness knows how long!!! I think I'll avoid any phones with MTK processors in future.
AnonD-456674, 09 Dec 2015You're going to add cash for the upgrade right? So since it is defective up to this time why a... moreYes im adding cash just to upgrade this and hoping they will allow me to change brand also.
I dont know why they are still selling. Maybe they have a lot of brandnew stock in their warehouse.They are taking the risk to sell them and hoping no one return it back bcoz of its defects.
Im going to SM North Edsa now. let see..
hake3m, 09 Dec 2015Hi Im from Malaysia too, but i think i got the first batch phones. Happy for those who dont ge... morei bought at sony center jusco bukit indah but repair at shining telco, near sutera mall.
Lem, 08 Dec 2015I bought sony m5 sept 5 2015 @ sony sm north annex philippines. November 30, 2015 i returned ... moreYou're going to add cash for the upgrade right? So since it is defective up to this time why are they still selling this crap at MemoXpress...
I bought mine mid October in Singapore, still working fine except the 4k video, it plays greenish video.
crossroad, 05 Dec 2015just got my m5 yesterday (new set) after 1month... everything look great, no more problem unti... moreHi Im from Malaysia too, but i think i got the first batch phones. Happy for those who dont get any problem with their phone, but seriously and sincerely the problem is actually real and we are not trolling here.
Anyways, could you please share the location where you bought it ? I bought from Jusco Tebrau city JB, they cant do anything i might go to service centre later to solve this :(
I bought sony m5 sept 5 2015 @ sony sm north annex philippines.
November 30, 2015 i returned it
Switching mobile Gsm to Lte shutdown
They replace it after 5 days they said its now the second batch.
Now im using this phone after i used its flashlight, about 30mins
Of usage basically the phone will standby while using it and ofcourse the phone will get hot also just a bit. Now when you press the power button it wont turn on. You have to force shutdown and restart again. You cannot turn off the flashlight coz you cant open your phone.
Il be replacing this phone with z5 as per memo xpress after replacing with a new m5 and still get some problems thats the time you can as for other model replacement but still a sony brand.
Sony m5 dual is worst phone. And Sony servicing center people r useless.
I need to buy this phone. How can I buy 2nd batch of the phone? Can anyone suggest the no. or something?
How can I buy the 2nd batch of this model.can anyone tell any no. or something
I've send mine for repair. confirm,main board problem.I heard all the first badge affected.
Below are my complain to them;
1. Phone get auto shut down when switch to LTE.
2. Camera not working sometimes.
3. Unable to check battery status.It says "unfortunately,application have stopped".
4. Over Heating.
5. Sound won't play at speaker
This phone or Oneplus X?
in my country, OP2 cannot released
How to know my handset is 1st batch or 2nd?
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2015I have just received my xperia m5, everything is smooth and brilliant. Performance never lags ... moreSir what do u suggest if m5 is compared to huawei p8 and samsung a8?? planning to buy new phone, but confused with these 3. TIA.
Can't wait to see it in Poland! I hope that shutdown will never happen in the 2nd batch, Sony can't let itself to make such mistakes. Is the back of this phone glass or plastic?
How do I know that the phone is 2nd or 1st edition? Any mark there? What is the opinion of Sony?
I have just received my xperia m5, everything is smooth and brilliant. Performance never lags and the phone never gets too hot to physically hold. Battery life is average and the screen is rich. The design this crisp and thin and despite having a glass back it never slips out of my hand. I am very impressed with it and i would recommend it over most phones. The one issue i have is with the main camera, before you take the picture the image is crisp but once you click the camera button the app tends to get the auto-focus wrong and pictures are blurry and need to be taken again but that's just a software issue.
I cannot understand all the complaints i have seen here its probably samsung or apple fans trolling.
But yea AMAZING PHONE and i absolutely adore it. Much better than the A5, J5 or Huwawei P8 light.
From South Africa.
i want to know that how to know about latest batch of sony Xperia m5
because i want to buy..