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.
AnonD-257122, 23 Dec 2015Z5= kickass phone in all aspects, it's a real beauty. Totally agree,,, Sony Z5 is a Beast of cell.
AnonD-257122, 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!
AnonD-479232, 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.
AnonD-431269, 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.
milky, 21 Dec 2015Hi ppl-i have an xperia m4 aqua dual and wanna get a z5-i wanna knw shud I or shudnt I? And is... moreforget waterproof and waterresistant... in checking waterproof character-check the ip rating of phone...better the ip rating-the better the phone.and yeah z5 is waterproof.and z5 has best camera now -dxomark review.
Dingoboy , 21 Dec 2015Very poor audio quality from earphones. I tried several high end headphones and all the audio ... moreare u kidding??? what headsets have you tried man??what you have said is pure lie.pure white lies.the sound quality is awesome.i have a sony xtra bass headset that blows my heads off at 60% volume. no need to fiddle with eq.just turn on clear audio plus.select your headphone in headphone selection list...you are set for a minf numbing music experience. are you really kidding???i want to make something clear to you.i moved from samsung s6 to z5 and am really really blown by the audio quality.the music player has so good presets..btw-have you tried the accessory settings under audio settings??
Hi ppl-i have an xperia m4 aqua dual and wanna get a z5-i wanna knw shud I or shudnt I? And is the z5 water resistant or waterproof coz the m4 specs say waterproof and the z5 specs say water resistant-any1 being like james bond and used any of the phones under water plz lemme knw-most important to me is waterproof and camera quality-so which way do I go guys-plz help asap...
Very poor audio quality from earphones. I tried several high end headphones and all the audio settings. The eq is a joke. It has no bass and even at full volume has no punch. The keyboard gives me trouble as well. I switched from galaxy note 3 and I'm less than impressed with Sony.
i bought Sony z5 in white color. after 2 weeks it stopped to save photo in sd card.if i take sd card out it saves in phone memory but again i insert sd card phone does not save photo in sd card.i changed my sd card but problem still there.i went to Bell store from where i bought this phone .Store owner told me that have to wait atleast 4 weeks to repair it.He has to send it to USA for repair because there is not a single Sony store in Canada.second phone get hot very easily .so be very careful Canadian...