Nicest phone I've had. It is much nicer in person than the images would suggest, having a simply amazing and practical design. The little raised ridges on the edge help to make it easy to hold. The battery is much better than I expected, with easily two days or more on stand by. The camera is excellent. The fingerprint sensor is perfect as it is positioned exactly where your fingers would grasp it when turning it on. Sony's version of android is also nice and plain, without loads of bloat.
The only negative thing I could find was the external audio. You can't hold your hand on the back when external audio is playing as the back resonates with the sound and if your hand is placed on the back it the audio sounds clipped.
All in all, the best phone on the market today in my opinion.
Hey i am also currently using Z5 too, but its processor seems to be underclocked to prevent too much heat but i don't want it...i really want to unleash the beast power lying inside this phone which can surpass even the fastest phone in antutu benchmark (i have seen it myself but its real power only comes under cold temperature)...is there a way to unlock this beast's power without rooting?? I hope it can be released without unlocking the bootloader...i don't care if i have to install external heatsink to compensate its temperature but i really want it to play games xD
Tann Hauser, 22 Nov 2015"Ha not stuttered" means no lag ;-) How does it feels in the hand? Slippery sharp?
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2015Yes let me enlighten your negative thoughts
We are SONY users and we share ourexperiences o... moreNo, no and no.
Your forum???? What, you guys have a special badge or uniform or something???
Do you do a special handshake perhaps??? What is it exactly that grants access to your supposed little club???
The thing is, whilst many on here have been naive enough to try to claim they 'know' I have never used a Sony device. The simple fact is I cannot prove on here that I have I indeed used more than one Xperia phone.
I cannot prove that anymore than any of you can prove that you currently have (or have ever used) Sony devices.
So making that blatantly stupid claim about someone you could never possibly know anything about, and trying to imply that you have the right to post here and not me is nothing more than bad behaviour.
So I have as much right to post comments here as Tann houser, heatpipes (I still chuckle when I think of the logic that went into the choosing of that nickname) anu97awesome or anybody else, you can argue with my point of view of course, but stop the petty nonsense of making silly claims that none of us can prove or disprove.
Dual heatpipes, 21 Nov 2015Just now I review all his comments, I suspect Lex is a Ifruit fans, so maybe Lex has the PS3/4... moreI don't love any companies!!!! I've said this repeatedly, but quick on the uptake, you are not.
I just use products, I care about as much for the producing company as they do for me, and they don't care about me, just the money I might be willing to spend on them.
I prefer the PlayStation brand over the Xbox, not because I have any kind of loyalty to Sony, just because I prefer the games on the PS platform. In the event that ever changes, I switch to Xbox or whatever else, no problem.
Same goes for my phone, it's an iPhone 6s right now, mainly because I liked it over the current crop of Android handsets, if I find I start to like the look of a different device, I'll probably start looking to switch to it, Apple as a company do not factor into the equation at all for me.
Mobilemaster, 21 Nov 2015It seems not all units can, but anyway, who on Earth would like to record 1 hour? Do you know ... moreAll units can...
It just depends how much you strained the SoC prior to 4k recording....
If you ve just barely turned on the phone, it ll record for more than 30 min
If you did benchmarks, or played games prior, it ll record for 10 min...
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2015I don't think so. This isn't like last year. Sony's Concept for marshmallow already began roll... moreBetter later update than bad update
Sony is known for the least buggy updates
They do not treat customers with halfbaked product...
Josephlai, 22 Nov 2015Any lags?"Ha not stuttered" means no lag ;-)
Mobilemaster, 21 Nov 2015It seems not all units can, but anyway, who on Earth would like to record 1 hour? Do you know ... moreThe video was just to prove that Z5 does not suffer from overheating issues.
Avan Dr, 22 Nov 2015I guess in march like last year lollipop. While others in december, and january, LG usually is... moreI don't think so. This isn't like last year. Sony's Concept for marshmallow already began rolling out for Z3 and Z3 Compact. Z3 and Z3 Compact owners can install marshmallow now.
Josephlai, 21 Nov 2015Will Sony z5 get Android M soon? Or early next year? Or in the most weird time in February?I guess in march like last year lollipop. While others in december, and january, LG usually is the fastest..
Josephlai, 20 Nov 2015Should I get this phone? Any issue with this phone? Does it overheat? #curious No issues I've encountered so far. And the phone hasn't overheated or stuttered once. It gets warm, but not hot. It's honestly an excellent device, try it out at a local store and see if you like it.
I've had my Z5 for about a month now, and have no regrets upgrading from the S6. It feels and looks a lot better than the S6. Camera is also slightly better too. Battery life could be better though, it's about the same as my old S6. Overall I'm very satisfied
anu97awesome, 21 Nov 20151)Prove that you had used a xperia device 2)if you had used one you would had loved Sony by n... moreJust now I review all his comments, I suspect Lex is a Ifruit fans, so maybe Lex has the PS3/4 but still in love with Apple.
Mobilemaster, 21 Nov 2015It seems not all units can, but anyway, who on Earth would like to record 1 hour? Do you know ... moreThese days storage is not a issue. You can attach 2tb hard drive via otg and besides u had expandable storage upto 200gb. Good for Xperia z5
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2015Sony Xperia Z5 can record 4k video for upto 1 hour It seems not all units can, but anyway, who on Earth would like to record 1 hour? Do you know 2 minutes of 4K how much storage eats up?
I have read a few comments, about the Z5.
Some people says it overheats badly, but I am sure this is half true. Sony is not that dumb, to make the same mistake again. I have seen this video on YouTube about overheating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BfBakhs8To
The phone could record up to 10 minutes, much more than the Z3+ can record.
It may be some devices, which are faulty, and because of this it overheats a lot. This is possible. In my opinion, all smart phones should be TESTED if it gets hot after a few minutes, or not.
Here is another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zX8vJT8xDs
The camera quality according to some reviewers are not that great, but some says it is great. Now I am posting the positive one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fRFqFeQ6tM
That guy is not a known one, but that does not matter.
The display is under the frame, so if it is dropped it is not going to break that easily. The build quality is better, the back of the phone is not a fingerprint magnet, which is good.
Overall, I believe it is worth the upgrade from the older Z3.