Great phone. Has by now lasted me already two years and the battery still barely got any worse, lasting me for 2 days before recharging.(medium to frequent user) Everything still works, rarely ever freezes or requires a restart and if, it is usually because of an app and not because of the phone.(facebook for example) Fingerprint sensor works reasonably well, but definitely not the best, especially not compared to the newer phones. And of course sadly a lot of bloatware, but that's the trade-off when you take a Sony phone.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2018I have a terrible security problem, I am getting popup ads on any screen and app while using, ... moreSounds like your phone might have inadvertently downloaded adware / malware. Use an anti-malware app to remove them. I personally used Malwarebytes to remove adware on my Xiaomi phone. And take care not to download any dubious apps or connect to random unprotected wi-fi access points in the future.
OmarZgamer, 27 Aug 2018After updating my phone to the latest security patch, the rear camera doesn't work but the sel... moreI have a terrible security problem, I am getting popup ads on any screen and app while using, aswell as my phone starting to vibrate with these apps randomly until I force restart. I have never experienced this happen on any of my other 6 sony's
After updating my phone to the latest security patch, the rear camera doesn't work but the selfie 1 is fine n whenever i tried to switch to the rear 1 some glitches in the screen happens ?!!!! Anyone has experienced that
this phone gonna get android P???hehehe
does oreo still unstable in term of battery and heating?i used nougat and so far no problem
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2018Is the camera lens made of plastic like the Z5 series or glass?Yes, It is made of plastic and very easy to scratch
My phone has many scratches on it and the picture quality is so poor
Build and design are great imho, I loved the minimalist slab look of the z5 and this just builds on that. Theres nothing really wrong with it, except it gets a bit hot and the battery life is pretty poor. Couldn't Sony have simply put a 3000+ mAh battery in it? I really don't care about a 6 core processor, power efficiency is more important in a phone. A 1.5Ghz quad core would do me fine. Also it will record at 4k, but you have to use a 3rd party camera app like open camera to do it. Problem is it heats up pretty quick in this mode so no wonder Sony left it off.
I did pick this up for £140 though, and a portable power bank fixes the battery issue.
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2018are u facing any heating or battery issues after Oreo update?Yes i have same problem
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2018are u facing any heating or battery issues after Oreo update?Heating - yes, the normal heat for the thermal is 37->44 degree Celsius, while gaming heavy 3D game (like modern combat or ff XV pocket edition), it gets to 54 degree Celsius and NO, it doesn't affect battery life, it's just hot.
battery life of SOT: 4 hours + if you put the stamina mode at 30 percent
my daily usage involve youtube (count in hours), 2d and 3d gaming (1 hours) and web surfing+reading.
Once I used alot of camera work for vacation, it gets to 3 hours + of SOT only
Oh and camera heat up ?? Yeah, not too much, still heat up badly if you tend to record a full 30 minutes vid of 1080 hd 60 fps though.
AnonD-481725, 05 Jul 2018Slower charging speed after the last patch, not an issue for me but just informing. Can we use a Qualcomm 3.0 charger on this?
because of snapdragon 650
This phone is just at OK level, neither utterly satisfying nor traumatizing.
I bought this phone because I want don't want to pin my face onto the phone's screen but still get the job done throughout the day with its decent battery and fluid performance.
btw, oreo gets you 2D face unlock
Slower charging speed after the last patch, not an issue for me but just informing.
This phone is rather expensive if u compare with others , and the camera is not as good as what the others say, cannot auto focus well at all and heat up fast. The battery also dies fast too...
Luxor, 25 Jun 2018How is the performance of this phone in Oreo?I own an Xperia X F5121 32GB and just by updating the system pass to use 14GB of storage, there are a lot of software bloat. Speed is not a problem, animations even look smoother, but there are certain unacceptable points like: 1) Photo Upload absolutely not working for OneDrive and probably other Cloud Services. 2) Photo gallery stays in "processing changes" for hours, days even weeks... you have to "force stop" and restart the system. SwiftKey is not an option and perfomances slow (the truth) and feels like a cheap keyboard response. 3) Photo camera usually crashes, or saves the half of the picture (vertically) you will lose a lot of moments 4) Bluetooth pairing lost its spark, not it's slow shows a lot of errors and disconnect by unstable connections (1 feet distance). 5) Wifi perfomance even go worst (less distance and less speeed). Honestly, don't buy it, with Nougat or Oreo still a bad phone. Pay more for an iPhone 8 Plus and will not be disappointed you get what you paid (with iPhone) that's my personal opinion, don't want to bother no body nor be offensive, just what I think, good luck! :D