I purchased my first Sony, an Xperia Z5, about eight months ago. I like the screen, imaging is fine and I love the dedicated shutter button. The shape, size and weight of the phone work for me and I really like having two SIM cards AND a dedicated slot for the micro SD card. Performance is fine with no real lag, I don't play heavy games on the phone, and signal strength is usually good.
Unfortunately hardware issues let the phone down. The power button failed and was replaced but is on the way out again. It also suffers from screen blackout when making calls which means that I have to repeatedly press on the power button to try to get the screen active again to stop calls. The blackout happens if there is even a little smear of body oil in front of the proximity sensor and many complain that it also happens when using a screen protector. The latest software doesn't allow calibration of the sensor and other apps for this don't seem to help. I have used many other phone brands without ever having an issue with the proximity sensor.
I searched online and found that these issues affect Xperias back to the Z1 and they also affect all of the newer phones. Sony is aware of problems but they haven't fixed them. I would have likely bought the XZ, or the Ultra, for the better camera but my frustration with the Z5 forced me to move to another brand.
savage, 22 Aug 2017S8 with it infinity display is nothing but only s7 with bigger screen,iris scanner is already ... moreAgree with you s7 not advance, the only upgrade is new OS, the only flagship still use quick charge 2.0, amoled just matter taste, btw fujitsu Arrow is the first phone install iris (sony litte brother) not nokia
xXENDER FREAKXx, 25 Aug 2017Wow...so what smartphone are u using currently?Bro i don't have any smartphone now.i am using my old nokia 2690.will buy in 2-3 months after getting some savings.
Hey xzs owners, i just want to ask If rear cam lens flare issue is really worrying? Or just simply a neglible problem?? Pls advise thanks
AnonD-632929, 25 Aug 2017good dude but my z3 is gone now.that's why i share my experience with it .Wow...so what smartphone are u using currently?
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2017My Xperia Z2 is still strong for my 3 years usage. Love it sturdy made. good going
xXENDER FREAKXx, 24 Aug 2017Lol dude my previous Sony smartphones even XPERIA Z3 is still working fine no problems yetgood dude but my z3 is gone now.that's why i share my experience with it .
AnonD-632929, 23 Aug 2017Everybody can not buy flagship device every year. i bought Xperia z3phone after spending almos... moreLol dude my previous Sony smartphones even XPERIA Z3 is still working fine no problems yet
Everybody can not buy flagship device every year. i bought Xperia z3phone after spending almost two month of my salary , never drop it single time since 1 year 9 month.my phone is still looks like brand new .but what i see one day touch is not working.service center said that touch is gone and that cost is almost 40 percent of phone cost.that is really awful. i will never gonna buy Sony phone again.their phones are not durable.
AnonD-537624, 22 Aug 2017I have a z5 and the frame has slightly got scratched after a year there are small scratches do... moreMy xperia X frame also got chipped off, I'm covering it with a silicon case, there's nothing you can do about it.
I have a z5 and the frame has slightly got scratched after a year there are small scratches does anybody know how to clean them
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2017The S8 has infinity display and iris scanner. It's a worthy upgrade from the S7. The S7 is alr... moreS8 with it infinity display is nothing but only s7 with bigger screen,iris scanner is already use in lumia 950 in 2015,so there is nothing new or innovate,only copy and showoff,so what make you things that s7 is already advance?,did you ever use xperia device?,especially newer x series xzs and xzp,if not ,you better shut up
savage, 21 Aug 2017Say that to yourself,even with minor upgrade it still kick ass other flagship with sd835,alot ... moreThe S8 has infinity display and iris scanner. It's a worthy upgrade from the S7. The S7 is already advanced for a 2016 flagship smartphone. The XZ on the other hand feels like a 2014 smartphone.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017Keep telling that to yourself. Most reviewers are giving the XZs a thumbs down even GSMArena s... moreSay that to yourself,even with minor upgrade it still kick ass other flagship with sd835,alot reviewer are bias,only real user know a real usage,and you say xzs is minor update from xz and you hating it?,how about s8 is only minor update from s7 ,even camera setup is from s7,and yet people not hating it?,and make you fact right s7 get best mobile 2016 at mwc not 2017,xz premium is the best new mobile 2017
XZ1 already leaked. It won't be too long before it's released. Gosh, Sony phones get old too fast.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017Whatever you says about specs I don't care since my xzs is just superb and its better than my ... moreExcept the S7 is not just better in specs. It's literally the best smartphone of 2016 according to MWC and Consumer Reports, beating the likes of iPhone 7 and Google Pixel. The XZ is not even top 20.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017Whatever you says about specs I don't care since my xzs is just superb and its better than my ... moreKeep telling that to yourself. Most reviewers are giving the XZs a thumbs down even GSMArena saying it's basically just a XZ with few minor differences, and the XZ is among the worst reviewed phones of 2016. Meanwhile, the S7 is named "best smartphone" in MWC 2017. Objective reviews are better than subjective opinion.
AnonD-27765, 19 Aug 2017The S7 is still selling normally for upwards of 400 dollars after more than one year. Most oth... moreWhatever you says about specs I don't care since my xzs is just superb and its better than my dad s7.. You can shout that s7 is better in this and that but real life used is better in case. So keep your s7 with you and leave xzs for us.