OK, using this phone for 1.5 years now I have opinions.
- nice display, quite good even in direct sunlight
- good sound, usable EQ
- the battery is weak, didn't last a day even when new, now I charge it 4x a day
- forget using the camera in summer, 10 pics and you get the "Oh sorry the camera will shut down because it got overheated", which brings me to:
- it overheats in a wink, from anything
- no matter how you lock it, it sometimes just unlocks itself in your pocket
- even if it was a flagship, speed-wise it's more like a flagsh*t from day 1
- not sure how but my USB-C connector fell in so it's a pain to charge it since only the last few mms of the plug reaches the port... you move it a millimeter and it stops... arrgh
It's my 3rd Sony (Z1, Z3 Compact and now this) and also my last. Will go to Samsung or Apple for my next phone...
remy16, 09 Jul 2018this is the most garbage phone that i have ever been used. Please do not buy this garbage phon... moreHahaha... Okay okay okay. I know ur hand already gone cz melted by this phone 😂
unknowpeeps, 30 Jun 2018till now i cannot update my sony xperia xz SO-OJ it say unable to connect.retry after a whileMaybe your phone is a clone!
waste of money,easy to overheat and cause lag.only 3gb of ram unsufficient.lag too much.better go off with one plus
this is the most garbage phone that i have ever been used. Please do not buy this garbage phone. there are many reason why this phone is huge waste of money. this phone is only good on call and messaging other than that is garbage. You cannot play any games such as pugb, mobile and some other games because it get overheat and become lagging and freeze all the time so in gaming this phone because useless nothing but a piece of garbage. The camera... the software camera is really bad if you got in the hot weather the phone gets overheat then the camera shutdown automatically. so what is good about this phone??? nothing! yeah that's right! what a scam. this the last sony phone i purchase. i'm not gonna buy any of sony phone again.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 07 Jun 2018I wouldn't say that the XPERIA Z5 overheats more, but instead it heats up more than the XPERIA... moreHi... need info
i'm planning to buy XZ. I'm still using my M4. still works but sometimes off suddenly. My needs will be checking on Data (google drive), and replying email (when I'm out). my option is between XZ and Z5, which do you think suitable? battery is also important for me. Thank you
till now i cannot update my sony xperia xz SO-OJ it say unable to connect.retry after a while
still cannot update my sony xperia xz to oreo on companion it says software update not supported
justinb, 05 Jun 2018has everyone know how to update oreo to sony xperia xz docomo version thank youdownload xperia companion on your pc, connect phone, then follow the on screen inst. your phone will update 3 times from N to O
paco2x, 01 Apr 2018I had the XZ, not the worst (C4, Z3+ and the M5 those are really the worst phones from Sony) b... moreMy previous phone is M5, use it for 1 1/2yrs and battery start to drain quickly and phone always overheat.Bought XZ online,it comes with 7.1 and i'm So STUPID i didn't read any online review and update to OREO...so i couldn't compare the performance between 7.1 & 8.0. Performance is great except battery ,easy heatup and Most Importantly, BLUR camera quality..worst than M5! i buy this phone is because i want to upgrade to better phone..but photo quality i really can't accept it...like a cheap 5 yrs back old phone...really REGRET to update to 8.0.......just use for 1 week and already regret.....
Pre-ordered mine October 2016 and still using it, I agree with the overheating part, especially for the camera and gaming. Still getting around 2.5 to 3 from medium to heavy use, playing Dragon Nest M, snapping some pics, and managed to install 3D Creator from XZ2 which can scan using the front facing cam and I have like 100+ apps installed, and at least 20 of them I use regularly.
The only thing I don't agree with some, or most of the comments here is the lagging part, because I don't encounter it from my day to day use, and I haven't done any resetting or anything drastic like that, running on the latest firmware as of this writing 41.3.A.2.149 with June 1, 2018 security patch under Oreo 8.0.
The Xperia XZ camera video stabilization is good, but it heats up easily when recording and stops recording automatically and disables camera. Wifi connectivity and sim card signal is relatively weak, thus disconnecting itself from server easily from time to time which gets annoying. I encountered problems of the phone restarting itself repeatedly until the battery died after approximately one year of usage. significant lagging also appears after 1 year of usage. All these are issues i encountered after about 1 year of usage, hence personally I think this phone is not really worth buying for the long term. I have factory resetted my phone and also software repaired it but automatic shut down and restart of phone problem still exists. Not sure if mine is a defective good, but i doubt so as it served well during the first year of usage
i recommend u to don't buy this phone. because can't make video around 5 minutes. it say temperature is rising and closing camera . and sometimes can't open camera around 1 minutes
if ask sony they this is because of safety . stupid safty
amrpp, 06 Jun 2018Hello, I saw your posts in many Sony phone opinion threads. I want to ask you which one overhe... moreI wouldn't say that the XPERIA Z5 overheats more, but instead it heats up more than the XPERIA XZ, because my XPERIA Z5 and XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM got updated to ANDROID 7.1.1 a long time ago, which have reduced the overheating issue caused by the notorious overheater SNAPDRAGON 810 by a lot. It heats up more, but no longer overheats like last time when I first unboxed it with ANDROID LOLLIPOP. Lol, I actually also use that method sometimes to cool down my smartphone when it is warm, but it won't help when I pick it up from my floor, because it will turn back to normal after a while, so doing it won't help much. The XPERIA XZ isn't covered fully with aluminum, though. Only the back is covered with ALKALEIDO (Which is just aluminum, but with added chemicals to make it shine more), whereas the side frame left right top bottom is made out of polycarbonate (Which is plastic). I actually wouldn't mind having polycarbonate for the frame really, when my XPERIA XZ heats up I wouldn't feel that much heat on the sides of it as compared to the back, but the downsides of it is that the polycarbonate side frame isn't smooth to touch. The left and right of the side frame feels a little rough and "sticky" in that sense, but I'm glad the top and bottom of the side frame feels smooth even though I sense the obvious presence of polycarbonate, so yeah, if u aren't that picky u wouldn't have any problems with the design. It won't be as hot as XPERIA Z5, that is guaranteed and expected. But, wouldn't it be a little better if u were to buy the XPERIA XZs instead? It have the same design as the XPERIA XZ, I mean, when I put my XPERIA XZ and XPERIA XZs beside each other, it is unnoticeable. Other than the slight colour difference of the more matte black of the XPERIA XZs and the camera bump (Which looks way more beautiful in my own opinion), there is no differences in terms of design. The upgrades of it are the 1 more GB of RAM, and Sony's newest custom camera sensor still, for their own smartphones, the IMX400 19MP Motion Eye camera sensor, which have noticeably better low-light performance as compared to the older one. It heats up the same or even lesser than the XPERIA XZ in my own usage even if both are using the same chipset. If the price is okay for u, u are better off getting the XPERIA XZs
xXENDER FREAKXx, 19 May 2018Definitely a defect unit, with problems with the CPU and thermal coolingHello, I saw your posts in many Sony phone opinion threads. I want to ask you which one overheats more, XZ or Z5? My friend have a Z5 and she says it overheats pretty often but she only has to put it on the ceramic floor to cool it down lol. I'm interested to get an XZ but its body is fully made of aluminium? Does it make the XZ hotter than Z5 when it overheats? Thanks a lot!!
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2018After using for almost 2year, the system starts to lag. System starts to lag and sometime auto... moreu must active at least once/week to clean junk file,clean dalvik cache,and always backup ur system also keep ur device from overheat so much that will help device can much longer to healthy for long time