Nice phone just a pity the camera with case on suffers from flash interference.
Battery life is good. you have to keep on top of what apps are running mind.
The best thing about sony phone is the update plane for all Z series .. even the first sony z will get android 6.0 .. no other company does that
samsung , lg , htc ....etc all their flagshps have support for 2 years and that's it .. then you have to buy thier newer device to have the latest android
the camera on sony z phones are not perfect in auto mode .. but how often do you use the camera ?? if you use it a lot then sony is not for you
Dam it sony. I need a good camera with pano mode for business! You mess it up for me! Your camera sucks from Z to Z5! You and galaxy s6 are the only phones with 5.2" screen that i want. I'm done with sammy. Im using lg g4. Its too big and poor battery. I need a new phone but no phone on market fits my need. Aahhhhhhh!!!!
After using the phone for 3 months, the phone has become slow ang laggy. Camera app opens after 3-5 seconds, no default sim calling setting, which is available in almost all dual sim phones except sony, only plus point is that screen quality is awesome, better than amolid display..
Ashkan M.S, 22 Jan 2016Thank you for replydon't mention it, anytime :P
Ashkan M.S, 22 Jan 2016I do appreciate. Do you think it worth 150$ more than Z3+? Yeah mate. Plus make sure you checked web stores 1st before buying it. Here in Greece Z5 costs 599e at stores but from a web store it costs 515e atm and the price drops every day! Yesterday it was 517e, I know 2e is not much but the price drops every day.. guess Z5's price in about a month, 490e or so.
So 1st check web stores of your country for Z5, it can save you a lot.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2016Hello, I don't personally own this device but Sony Xperias that I do own have been amazing ... moreThank you, yes you're right. I do belive in Sony quality, right now I have Xperia sp. This one was a hero at those days and I want to upgrade to Z5.
Ashkan M.S, 22 Jan 2016Hi Z5 owners. I want to buy this beauty but I'm not sure about performance! You know everyone ... moreHello,
I don't personally own this device but Sony Xperias that I do own have been amazing for me. Even when I got my mother a mid rage M2 a while back I was surprised at what it could do and how powerful iactully was. I can tell you that it is one of the top phones on the market. I have heard about the issues with over heating but not enough of a problem for u not to buy it. The battery is a lot better than most phones on the market. A lot of these issues have not been proven and are just certain customers so if I were u I would get it. I most likely would if my contract was up at this moment
Sonu, 21 Jan 2016True...same happened with me.i bought twice sony z5 but due heat problem i sold it..sony z3 is... moreZ5 (5.5") is not the only smartph in the world with 4k video recording (3840 x 2160 pixels) capability @ 30 fps with 22.8 (23) MP rear camera. Iph 6+ same also. BUT the Z5 5.5" is the first in the world tht has UHD (ultra high definition) 4k (808 ppi/ 2160 x 3840 pixel) screen/ display resolution screen. Iph6+ 5.5" screen resol only 401 ppi (1920 x 1080) & 12 MP rear camera (Samsung Glx S6 16 MP), Iph6+ 4.7" only 326 ppi (1334 x 750) while my Sony Z5 E6653 5.2" only has 401 ppi (1920 x 1080) resol (lower thn Z5 5.5").
shin, 14 Jan 2016Z3 is a rubbish ....z2 is better Both are rubbish, the Z5. Is way better. Lmao.
Ashkan M.S, 22 Jan 2016Hi Z5 owners. I want to buy this beauty but I'm not sure about performance! You know everyone ... moreZ5 has a slight cold tint, but you can adjust how cold or warm you want your screen so it's really not something worth mentioning.
It's performance is what you expect from a flagship device, smooth and fast without any overheating issues. The phone gets noticeably warm under heavy tasks like 4k recording and playing for a lot of time high demanding games BUT it doesn't overheat. It gets to around 45º degrees tops.
Z5's camera is the best camera on a phone so far, it does take pictures with thin noise but this comes with some very sharp shots! You can take a picture from 50m away and still make details of objects from that distance, plus the field of view is easily the biggest in the world right now on a smartphone, seriously!
At night pictures get a bit blury but Z5 takes the brightest shots atm. check manila shaker's comparison videos in youtube to check it.
The sound unfortunately is Z5's weak spot. Through headphones the sound is heavy and with a nice volume but it's not very loud. From it's speakers the sound is not good for my taste, and the volume is terrible. I come from a Sony Ericsson W995 which was the king in music, still is. So in comparison W995 is far louder with a much better music output. Even htc m9 doesn't stand a chance if front of it. So yeah Z5's music performance is not one of it's strong cards but it has stereo speakers at least, and the quality through headphones is very good. Only its volume levels are disappointing.
What else umm aa yeah ram! No it doesn't have ram issues (it's not samsung).
Put aside it's weak music performance Z5 is the best phone atm.. so go for it.
Arogsm, 21 Jan 2016Mine is Z3. Yes it is amazing. But is Z5 so bad?Lmfao really. What a crap outdated s801 Arm a9 cortex Cpu and gpu. Great you must have a Intel i3 cheap slow crappy, while others enjoy the i5 or i7. The Huawei mate 8 uses Arm 72 cores. That's fast like the i5.
Why don't you instead by the z1. That's even better and slow. Lmfao.
Hi Z5 owners. I want to buy this beauty but I'm not sure about performance! You know everyone say something different and unfortunately there isn't any Sony local center here so it's not possible to test it personally.some say this phone has issues (overheating,noisy camera,screen is blueish,low sound range,problems in ram management,weak battery and...) and some say this phone is best in market ! Please can you help me? Does it show a pure white or its blueish? Can you tell me what is highest temperature in heavy usage and normal usage? Here in my region there is 150 $ different between Z3+ and Z5.does is worth it?