The overheating issues' are still present on this device!!!!
I had mine delivered in the UK from the Carphone Warehouse this past Saturday (3rd October), upon going through the set up procedure, the device got very hot.
I always start my devices from fresh i.e. I don't restore from cloud backups, that said android always goes ahead and starts downloaded virtually every app you've ever used anyway. This causes most devices I have used to generate considerable heat.
The problem with the Z5 was that once this process had completed, I gave the phone 20 minutes or so to cool down, but once I started using it, almost immediately the temperature rising.
I wasn't even doing anything that demanding, I didn't launch any games or anything like that. I was just signing into my various accounts and checking the core apps. So again I let it cool and then downloaded CPU-Z and Geekbench 3 so I could check the behaviour of the SoC.
From cool and with the memory cleared the Geekbench 3 result was 1058 single core and 3458 multi-core, this is no better than the 'less powerful' Snapdragon 808. Just running through Geekbench once caused quite an amount of heat, I can only imagine that running it a second time would have caused the results to be considerably lower than even this poor score, I didn't try that however.
Twice the Camera app shut down on me due to the heat, by the end of the day I had had enough. I rang Carphone Warehouse to check my return / refund rights, and just making this call alone (which lasted maybe 10 minutes) stated making the phone hot again!!!
Luckily Carphone Warehouse have a 14 day return policy, and yesterday I took the device back and got my refund (all £549.99 as I bought it sim-free).
I really wanted to like this phone, and took Sony's word for it that they had sorted the heating issue's highlighted by the Z3+.....well it seems they haven't!
Maybe I just got a duff unit, who knows but I doubt it judging by the stories I am starting to see pop up on the internet regarding both the Z5 and Z5C and heating issues. I certainly won't be taking the chance by getting another Sony device based around the 810.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2015yes,both of you are about z5 but he/she said the true words and i agree that sony has lower ca... moreRight.. ok. Explain to us now how on earth Z5 got the highest score in mobile cameras if it doesn't have the best camera at the moment.
If you gonna troll about Z5 camera have any valid complains 1st, not just an opinion.
A samsung paid troll opinion, lol XD
Stinky747, 05 Oct 2015Which phone should I go for out of the LG G4 and the Sony Xperia Z5? I'm tempted to go for the... moreyou won't get to any overheating issues apparently, but don't take my word for it.
Overall Z5 is the better choice in my opinion.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Specs upgrade isnt enough, they must improve the tech. This phone is still inferior even as op... moreqhd is a waste of battery man, 1080p is way too high as well on 6- inches. It's impossible to see any pixel with naked eyes. The glass on Z5 is protected around the glass frame by sides that extend a little bit from the glass (both back and front). That means falls won't crack or brake the glass as the sides will come in contact on flat surfaces. This was a much needed improvement. Other than that it's the top of the marks camera with stabilisation that's way far ahead than ois and cleaner os.
Which phone should I go for out of the LG G4 and the Sony Xperia Z5? I'm tempted to go for the G4, as it is already available in my country, and I've been reading that it takes great photo's. Should I wait for the Z5, or go for the G4?
The only concern I have about the Z5, is that I hear that the Snapdragon 810 gets really hot.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015To improve on what? Camera on the Z5 is the best in a smartphone. Z5 Premium display has the h... moreSpecs upgrade isnt enough, they must improve the tech. This phone is still inferior even as opposed to standard phone nexus.
Look, nexus has QHD display(True QHD, not run at FHD, not wasted resolutions). It has usb type c. It has metal unibody that wont crack.
Nexus phone camera is only 12mp, and it scores very high number. Only 3 poin lower than Z5 in dxomark. It isnt all about specs, its better technology.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015To improve on what? Camera on the Z5 is the best in a smartphone. Z5 Premium display has the h... morementioning 810 is not a great defensive speech, just sayin. It's the worse soc ever made. Yeah it won't heat just as z4 but that's because sony has put 2kg of thermal paste and pipes to spread the heat. Still Z5 is no match to S6's performance and benchmark scores.
I'm a sony fan but facts are facts, 810 is the worse soc in history. Every phone that has 810 suffers or suffered from overheating issues and that's a fact, it can't be a coincidence.
They had to underclock the socs in the devices in a failed attempt to overcome overheat, that's pitiful. 810 is a curse.
will you guys (or guy) cut it with evan?
He is a sony fan more or less, no need to call him a troll just because he is mentioning the downsides of z5 IN HIS OPINION. The camera on Z5 might got the highest ranking spot but I watched video samples and at low light colour noise is all over the image, hopefully they'll fix it.. it's a pain to watch. Iphone 6 didn't have that awful noise in that video comparison.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Its me. Last time i made comment about ' sony change waterproof policy' it said my comment wil... moreTo improve on what? Camera on the Z5 is the best in a smartphone. Z5 Premium display has the highest pixel density and clarity. Top of the line snapdragon processor. Amazing stereo speakers. Best in class battery. And has finger print scanner. And the Z5 is water proof. So to conclude Sony phones are as good as or better than its competitors. Find a better reason.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Its me. Last time i made comment about ' sony change waterproof policy' it said my comment wil... moreThey might have just banned your other Account. You are just a troll mocking and ridiculing Sony. You complained about the Z3+ camera. When the Z5 released , you told the camera looks only good in paper and cant match S6. When reviews told Z5 HAS the best camera, you didn't even mention about it. If you really were a legitimate person wanting Sony to improve, you would have at least told a good word.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Really? You mean it will wake up the screen, then directly open camera, then you press shutte... moreYou so lazy that you can't even press the camera shutter? Yes, its unique. No other flagship has a camera shutter button, including the S6, G4, M9, and 6S: these phones lack that.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015Its me. Last time i made comment about ' sony change waterproof policy' it said my comment wil... moreSorry. But that's what all haters say. The Xperia Z5 improved a lot from its predecessor the Z3+. Z5 has the best camera in a phonw, while you were all the time telling the Z5 camera looks only good in paper. Rest of the specs are in line with the competition.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015So, thats little things like 'power saving' mode, clear all, arrange quick toggle' arent exist... moreThe UI not need special or we call it complex and not user friendly, if you like so much complex and added much more way to access the features go for it. But the Xperia UI is the one of best one, we also have another Simple Home very good for elders or for some one simple lover, you can not find from google play as good as this Xperia Simple Home UI.
and 2day endurance we have. you need to bring your power bank all day long.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015Are you an Avan Rd clone? The biggest Sony troll that ever existed in GSMarena? And an LG and ... moreIts me. Last time i made comment about ' sony change waterproof policy' it said my comment will be saved at DB. So i made the new nn..
No. Not hater. I just want Sony to improve..
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2015 "I can directly take photo even when screen is off. Isnt it cute?". Yes, it is, but... moreReally? You mean it will wake up the screen, then directly open camera, then you press shutter again? No. Its not special(Once more).
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015So, thats little things like 'power saving' mode, clear all, arrange quick toggle' arent exist... moreAre you an Avan Rd clone? The biggest Sony troll that ever existed in GSMarena? And an LG and Huawei (LOL) fanboy?
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015So, thats little things like 'power saving' mode, clear all, arrange quick toggle' arent exist... more "I can directly take photo even when screen is off. Isnt it cute?". Yes, it is, but also my Xperia can take pictures when the screen is off just by pressing camera shutter button. Get your facts right. You know nothing about Sony, so stop blabbering nonsense.
Avan Dr, 05 Oct 2015So, thats little things like 'power saving' mode, clear all, arrange quick toggle' arent exist... moreTap to wake even Sony phones have. Does your huawei or lg have a camera shutter? Are they waterproof? Stereo speakers?
Stock UI is a 100 times better than Huawei's crappy UI or lagwiz. Which is why Google Nexus is very popular. The less skinned the UI is, faster the performance.