Wow, today I took some photos in low light which turned out to be really good, extremely happy with the camera, thanks Sony.
naitisrc, 24 Dec 2015hello guys! I'm using this phone for a month now and recently I updated the phone to its lates... more1.here in india-all phones are sold by firms totally unlocked..so here i receive updates from sony very frequently.you see,i had a samsung s4 before n was really pissed with slow updates that i moved to m4aqua-and saw frequent updates.and so i tilted towards z5.so,i think the slow updates in canada are surely a telecom carrier problem.they have to approve software by sony and carriers have to seed it.here in india -we get direct updates.
2.i always make a point to factory reset all my phones after a major update.i did it on samsung s4,sony m4 and sony z5.factory resetting after a update removes old operating system registry and data and the new os version runs smoother.regarding that drain from 98 to 68 in 11 hours-its normal following a software update when the cpu is running higher than normal speed to adapt to the new os.my advice -stay cool! it is a singular incident that will never happen!i would recommend you to reset it once if possible-it will be very good!
3.for the style cover app, you have to disable it by the following steps-settings-apps-all apps-style cover-disable it.
4.do a factory reset.the disappearing widgets are surely the old operating system left over files interfering with the new os codes!
hope i helped you!
Ive had my Z5 for only 8 weeks now and always keep it in my front jean/trouser pocket today ive found the Z5 has bent along one side and ive never dropped it.
Its by the power button where its bent..
Im planning to head back to carphone warehouse today to demand a replacement as surely this is a faulty unit or a design fault by sony..
Upto know ive loved the z5 as the camera is top draw and pisses my friends iphone 6 at night and in low light though the video quality is poor compared to iphone 6.
Got it just 2 days back from eBay.thank u ebay & bluedart for quick delivery.excellent display. Excellent camera. Image quality outstanding in day light.battery backup very good.phone gets Little bit warm but dats ok.best phone so far. Sony good job.
hello guys! I'm using this phone for a month now and recently I updated the phone to its latest firmware 32.0.A.6.200 and now I'm facing a few problems. the first one is the battery. A while ago, before I went to work the phone is 98 percent, I didn't used the phone for like eleven hours and after that, the battery went down to 62 percent without using it, pretty weird eh? the second one is the style cover. I have this sony style cover SCR42 and it always there on my running apps so I decided to deactivate it. but after the update even though I deactivate it, it is till there on my running apps and I don't know what to do now, I'm not using the cover anymore. and the last one is the clock widget and the google search bar. every time I turn off or restart my phone, the clock and the google search on my home screen disappear. I live in Canada and to be honest, Sony really don't put focus in here when in comes to update, there's an update but it is really rare and most of the times, it is late, probably because of the carrier. I love the phone so much, like it is nearly perfect but I'm a bit frustrated because I can't accept the fact that this is happening to my phone right now so if there is someone out there that can help me what to do or something, that'll be much appreciated. thank you.
I have had the Z5 for 6 weeks now and find that as a phone it works great, the only down sides I have found with it is, some pictures can be over sharpened sometimes to the point of ruining the picture, others are absolutely fantastic. The video is great but if you use it on 4k on a hot day it overheats very quickly and shuts off. The battery lasts well in basic phone mode. but when using video or phone a lot it runs down very quickly, Surprisingly recently in an area with no cell signal I found that my photos were not geotagged. I thought the gps function would do that.
Overall pleased with the phone , the camera is a bit of a let down though.
Trever, 23 Dec 2015Z5= kickass phone in all aspects, it's a real beauty. Totally agree,,, Sony Z5 is a Beast of cell.
Trever, 30 Nov 2015It takes over 4 hours to charge from 15%-100% is it normal? make sure you have adapter with at least 2A output. it's common issue with all the phones with bigger batteries because retailers often put in the box 1A or 1.5A adapters since they have too many in stock so they try to get rid of those by screwing people....
I have the xperia z5 for tree weeks now and I'm a bit angry at all the people who have been putting this phone down on the internet. It's clear now that this is the work of other brands, becaus this phone is incredible. The design is high class. Don't change it sony!!!
The xperia z5 is fast, stable, takes amazing pictures and movies. The sound is spot on (and it plays .flac!) Friends that look at the screen just say wow! Stop reading reviews and buy it is my advice!
perSonyfied, 22 Dec 2015Have to disagree with you Dingoboy My z5 has brilliant sound also from the earphones Not say... moreas you said-the display of z5 is brilliant.its amazingly brilliant.and the camera too.i am in love with this phone.
Dingoboy , 21 Dec 2015Very poor audio quality from earphones. I tried several high end headphones and all the audio ... moreHave to disagree with you Dingoboy My z5 has brilliant sound also from the earphones Not saying yours isn't broken or something or maybe these phones are factory jobs Like some are made in one factory and others are made elsewhere Different factories using different quality materials My sound is great
I am using this device for a month. I can say Z5 is a very useful and powerful device that looks and feels good on the hand. I switched from IOS to Sony and haven't missed IOS yet.It has strong visual and audio capabilities, sufficient battery life, very good camera, fast processors. One of the best smart phones in the market. Highly recommended.
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2015Hello. i bought Sony z5 in white color. after 2 weeks it stopped to save photo in sd card.i... moreDid you(after you insert mem.card); open the camera,went into camera settings and set your photos and videos to be stored on memory card; it wont be placed just because you put the card go to settings.
Dingoboy , 21 Dec 2015Very poor audio quality from earphones. I tried several high end headphones and all the audio ... moreThen something is wrong with your device or you are using the wrong earphones:i have note 3 and xperia z1,the sound is much better and lauder on z1 and z2 doesnt even have hi audio res like z3 and z5,so z5 is having better sound than z1.
Affineer, 02 Sep 2015Fingerprint sensor on side?.. technically left handers are clean BOWLED!! Not so Just use your holding left hand to operate the fingerprint power button Doesn't need to be a thumb
The Sony z5 is its own heat machine. It overheats for no reason and shuts down I don't play games on it and the most it does is become a hotspot (ironic) My biggest gripe with my brand new z5 is that notifications only occur once When you're receiving txts (sms) it'll give one notification only All other messages come in without notification and that means when you're waiting for a txt you have to keep looking at the phone.
The most annoying thing about it is that it keeps turning on in my pocket (other z5 owners report the same thing to me) Once it even dialled emergency (and they called me back to see if i was ok!) It just keeps turning on and I've even bought a cover for it.
Super annoying is the volume rocker placement Right near the bottom right-hand side. Impossible to use unless you have tiny hands Maybe that's the market it was designed for, who knows but it's far too low for your average Joe.
One more gripe is the fact the volume rocker and power button is placed is exactly where the Smart Imaging Stand grabs onto the phone. You can turn it upside down and that helps but it still isn't an ideal situation.
Overall not a lot of quality thought has gone into the design of z5 and yet ease of use should really be priority number one.
That said, the camera is great and the screen is to die for.