Jag, 08 Jan 2016Is it worth it to upgrade my xperia z3 to this. especially the battery life?No. Z3 is better. Search in YouTube (Z3 vs Z5) and see Z3 works much smooth, also multitasking is faster, battery life is longer, everything... But camera is a bit better in Z5... I don't upgrade. I'm extremely satisfied.
i upgraded from z3-z5 has the best camera on the planet....way way better than s6,iphonev6,z3,6p...si yeah...if you want an excellent camera-you must buy a z5.again fingerprint sensor is an advantage over z3.display of z5 gives amoled a run for its money....but battery life is NOT BETTER THAN Z3 ALTHOUGH Z5 EASILY LASTS LONGER THAN 2550MAH ONLY S6 AND IPHONES.....
The Z5 is a good phone in many ways....but not a great phone in all ways. SONY still needs to do some work to improve the camera and overall build quality in the upcoming Z6. The camera needs to be faster and brighter in the Z6. And the device needs to be more durable. And it needs OIS to be truly competitive. There's more to a camera than pixels. And the build quality needs more metal and a lot less plastic making the entire device much more durable.
Also, SONY needs to stop ignoring and start recognizing the US market. The US is the biggest, most important, and most affluent marketplace on the planet, yet SONY fails repeatedly to recognize this fact and has not released the Z5 in the US. Instead, SONY expects its US customers to buy their $800+ phones from 3rd party re-sellers like eBay or Amazon with no warranty whatsoever. Who would do that? What are you thinking SONY? Furthermore, you need to make your warranty valid globally, not just in the country or location of purchase. Your customer support is abysmal. I don't own anything Apple makes, but Apple is great with customer service. Apple will recognize their warranty on any Apple device anywhere in the world, no matter where you bought it. Apple will provide help, answer questions, give advice, and even repair any Apple device at any Apple location in the world. Take notice of this very very important fact SONY.
SONY, you need to advertise your products everywhere and price your phones to sell. Your phones are just simply too expensive for an also-ran device. Lower the price to something more realistic and reasonable if you really want to sell your phones.
Finally, SONY, focus on the getting the basics right and forget about all the worthless tricks and gimmicks you incorporate in your phones that add nothing of value for the end-user of the product. For example, you can skip 4K, pressure sensitive touch screens, dinosaurs in the pictures, and Playstation remote feature, which are, frankly, unnecessary and worthless. Give us a better camera, a better warranty, better global support, and more places to go where we can actually see, touch, ask questions, and purchase your phones. At least, make your phones available on your own US website, unlocked.
What's that you say, SONY? You say you are losing a million dollars a day in your smartphone division? It's not hard to understand why.
If you do these things and get it right, you may have a chance to remain in the race, otherwise, it's almost the end of the line for SONY smartphones. I hope the Z6 is a really great phone because "good enough" is no longer good enough to compete in this highly competitive arena. Good luck SONY!
Is it worth it to upgrade my xperia z3 to this. especially the battery life?
ARITOR, 06 Jan 2016Did they send the phone to U in India or did U pick it up in Europe ? Did U get international... moreYes by dhl or feedex courier but warranty only in uk london.brother not a single mobile company in world give international warranty,its against rules of mobile bussiness but xperia z5 compact uk london version is hundred percent genuin,but u buy if ur mind and heart permission,i only tell u abt where u buy it,u easily purchase it online,it cost u cheaper then in india.but its ur wish and In india xperia z5 dual is coming with dual sim,setup ur mind for xperia z5 dual,more battery backup,big screen and u got warranty...z5 dual is much better then compact model...and is available in india...no any worry abt warranty...
. Camera is pure clear lenz.. no blerear..
And full fesilitty very best..
Denis XD, 06 Jan 2016Z5 takes much bigger pictures than the competition, both in resolution and size. Also Z5 has a... moreI hear, and see people complaining about the Z5's camera performance too. For example, the edges are not that sharp. I wonder why they didn't fix this?
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2016i love my z5.z5 takes actually only about one second(not 2 seconds as some guy told)to process... moreDude, people [me excluded] are already complaining about big bezels, size, weight etc & U want more ?
Hey everybody I recommend to buy Z3. It is smoother than Z,Z1,Z2,Z3+ and even Z5... Search in YouTube and see yourself. Z3 is quad core, Z5 is octa core but Z3 do tasks faster, even multitasking is better. New phone don't mean better. Z3 is very successful phone.
Denis XD, 06 Jan 2016Those were good times indeed. I remember C905.. it made a huge fuss with it's 8mp camera. It's... morei love my z5.z5 takes actually only about one second(not 2 seconds as some guy told)to process a camera shot...and seriously i wouldnt b sad if it took many seconds....z5 has the best camera out there period.of course crunching data from a 23mp sensor takes 1 seconds...others have 12mp or 16mp only cameras.z5 has sd card,waterproof, stereo speakers...do other phones have thesw basics??but i wanna agree with you...MY WISH MAKE THE PHONE A THICKER...PUT A HUGE G LENS LENS,The samw sensor used in rx 100 4 camera,2 HUGE SPEAKERS(preferably Magnetic fluid speakers - my sony tv with magnetic fluid soeakers will shame a bose soundlink in terms of audio quality) ,A HUGE BATTERY,A SONY CRYSTAL LED DISPLAY OR A SONY TRIMASTER EL OLED(SONY HAS WORLD'S HIGHEST NUMBER OF PATENTS AND RESEARCH AND AWARDS FOR OLED...BUT NO ONE KNOWS) OR A SONY TRILUMINOS WITH LOCAL DIMMING... ANY OF THE ABOVE 3 DISPLAYS....MAKE IT 11MM,13MM THICK WHATEVER...I DON'T CARE ABOUT THICKNESS.make it as thick as my w995.....
chap1, 05 Jan 2016Lets try to force sony to bring back their cybershot cameras and xenon flash;those were and st... moreThose were good times indeed. I remember C905.. it made a huge fuss with it's 8mp camera. It's actually still a great photographer.. better than many new phones.
It was all thanks to that huge camera lens it had.. bigger than even the Z5.
Nowadays it's all about slim and slim.. I don't want it!
Sony please listen, 05 Jan 2016What I'm trying to say is... Sony is way slower than the other brands. And it still frustrates... moreZ5 takes much bigger pictures than the competition, both in resolution and size. Also Z5 has a much wider lens than the other phones. Actually Z5 is the phone with the widest lens atm. To actually finish processing on such big pictures takes more time than the other phones with smaller cameras. All and all you are complaining about 2 seconds?
Man seriously.. 2 seconds!
xperiathegreat, 04 Jan 2016Sorry brother iam also from india and confirm abt xperia z5 compact launch date from xperia he... moreDid they send the phone to U in India or did U pick it up in Europe ?
Did U get international warranty ?
I will keep your advice in mind though.
chap1, 05 Jan 2016Lets try to force sony to bring back their cybershot cameras and xenon flash;those were and st... moreY nt combine d old cyber shot camera and d xenon flash light nd probably instal led flash lites...dat wuld b mre aceptable...nd plz improv on ur screen gestures
Sony please listen, 05 Jan 2016Nher.... Amma Real Sony user. Been using Xperia since 2012.Haha Fake poster!
Denis XD, 04 Jan 20162 seconds? Damn man what are you gonna do now that you lost these precious 2 seconds of your l... moreLets try to force sony to bring back their cybershot cameras and xenon flash;those were and still are the best mobile camera ever made in a phone.Write to sony.
Sony please listen, 05 Jan 2016What I'm trying to say is... Sony is way slower than the other brands. And it still frustrates... moreSomething is wrong with your device,z phones are alwasy faster and more fluid than others.
Denis XD, 04 Jan 20162 seconds? Damn man what are you gonna do now that you lost these precious 2 seconds of your l... moreWhat I'm trying to say is... Sony is way slower than the other brands. And it still frustrates me because I'm a Sony fan since Xperia days.
I can help but criticize Z5 because I compared it with my own hand on other flagship phones. And I'm disappointed. Though I'm still voting for it, because I'm a Sony Boy.