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..
it's crap peice
it' gets auto switch off
blink of camera
Sonyfan4ever, 01 Dec 2015Is the 2nd batch M5 solved auto shutdown issue? tq~Not sure for now... If the problem still exist wait for the firmware update.
While recording with 4K the video plays with faulty greenish ......whats this?
Please rectify it soon
This is the worst **** I've ever used! Constant crashing when using google, lag is a major issue and most notably, when u r using an app, exiting the app will sometimes, if not most of the times, causes u to somehow enter other apps like albums, camera, calendar etc in which u never even click on them in the first place!! ~Malaysian user~
It seems like comments r getting more positively...I will buy it 3 weeks later as my christmas present...Cant wait for it ^^
just got my m5 yesterday (new set) after 1month... everything look great, no more problem until now. from Malaysia
I went to Sony Center at KLCC, Malaysia today (4/12/2015). I asked directly one of the sales assistants about the auto shutdown problem that this model has. He said that problem is only affecting the first batch. When I asked him how many people actually came and complained about the problem, he actually laughed and frankly commented that he knows that their service center is having a hard time handling the complaining customers.
I expressed my interest but I was worried that the stock that they now have is the old one. He assured me after much complaints, they have replaced the first batch with the latest, and so far, according to him, there are no more customers complaining about the auto shutdown problem. He also said that the problem has something to do with the phone's software.
I'm tempted to buy at that time, but I had to hold myself back until I'm really sure that the problem has been solved. So this is what I've experienced at Sony Center KLCC today. I'm yet to buy it, because I'm still waiting for user reviews here who actually bought the same phone in the last two weeks from the same center. This is because, according to him, the newest batch of Sony M5 Dual is pretty recent (arrived around 2 weeks ago).
ensem, 03 Dec 2015Im from Malaysia buying latest batch on November. My phone was great no hanging, actually I do... moreHi ensem,I'm also from Malaysia but now using 1+2,never been happier,m5 is a nice phone really,I sort of miss the size vs the big 1+2. :)
Zafrandbz, 22 Nov 2015My phone have the same problem with yours.Im using latest batch, already test 4k video recording seems owesome, no problem,
MelisaU, 03 Dec 2015I have this phone, and frankly, it's extremely disappointing. I purchased this phone from Expa... moreDear Melissa
just send it to the Sony center
they already know that the first batch f this phone has major fault in their mainboards and ask them to replace it for you. that's what many of us did
this phone is a piece of crap,.
- sudden death - shuts down by itself, worse u cant turn it on w/o the charger
- camera blinks
- speaker problems
- sim card auto ejects
- and more.....
And sony? They don't mind...piece of shit!!!!
This is not only happening in M5, but most of their phones..don't buy this phone.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2015Sadly after 1mth with my m5,i trade it off n bought a 1+2,was so frustated with the sd card un... moreIm from Malaysia buying latest batch on November. My phone was great no hanging, actually I don't install any game in my handset, normal user with apps like mudah, mysale, whatsapp and facebook.
Just to inform latest batch M5 dual don't have any problem, camera also save on SD card. np auto mounting and no auto shutdown (only happen once but after remove weather widget problem seems resolved)
Mzeke, 02 Dec 2015I also had shutdown issues with the phone but then I followed advice that I had seen on this b... moreHi, I only set phone to GSM only since they have LTE setting shortcut on the drop down menu. So I use LTE only when browsing or open You Tube, it quite handy.
I have this phone, and frankly, it's extremely disappointing. I purchased this phone from Expansys, and in the month I've had it, I've had to repair it using the PC companion program on my PC no less than twice a week. It dies when I make calls, or receive them. Switching it over to GSM makes no difference. I'll be sending the phone back for repair as soon as I can. I really hope the vendor will just give me my money back. But I doubt it.
Sonysuckshard, 23 Nov 2015Dude,do not open.just throw that fone on their face. Its crap fone.ol m5 dual got shut down is... moreI also had shutdown issues with the phone but then I followed advice that I had seen on this blog and changed network settings from LTE to GSM only for both sims and no shutdown since then. Besides the shutdown issue this is an awesome phone five stars for the camera.