DenisXD, 30 Apr 20171st of, congratulations. the frosted glass is certainly a nice touch but as i already said, ge... moreI can concur that the headset does appear after getting wet but so far hasnt't been repeated.
I could not find the NFC notifications settings so I can stop this "NFC Storage" message bug. Where would I find it?
The 2-second processing of photo (+ shutter) is very slow for 2017 standards and vs an iPhone 6 or Galaxy S7 for that matter. Even by increasing the animations under Developer Options didn't helped at all. Any more suggestions?
As I'm typing this it's past 9pm where I live and (compared to yesterday) I did slightly less on my phone so maybe that's why it lasted this long compared to 6pm yesterday. it's down 3% so it may die down anytime.
As it has been 48 hours I still find the battery to be poor. Just read the website's re-review post-MM update and the battery life was actually cut in half which isn't confidence building. So, I need to ask: can I charge the battery halfway through the day so I can have enough juice till the evening say a lot later than 9pm?
Gino76, 29 Apr 2017It has been 24 hours now since i decided to buy a Z5. Here are my thoughts on the phone.
The ... more1st of, congratulations. the frosted glass is certainly a nice touch but as i already said, get a luxurious case imo. it's speakers are alright yeah, although nowhere near as loud as my old sony ericsson w995 but they are passable.
The updates yeah, sony is quick with em and the fingerprint is quite fast after nougat update.
2nd, your bads. The headset message doesn't appear to me, although i get the headset icon when water gets in there. Just blow in it and it will be fine. You are lucky though, at marshmallow i had an alert that it was charging while underwater, it does funny things underwater.
nfc storage? never had that message. Maybe that's because i haven't use nfc so far i dunno, but check notifications and alerts for everything.
The camera never does this to me and I just checked it. It goes with the orientation im holding it.
The processing is quite fast for me really. it takes about 2 seconds at most even when i take 23mp photos, with the exception of hdr of course.
battery life is just ok to me. I keep it around 40-90% all the time though, and im careful when im far from home outside with what i do. I always keep in mind that. but snapdragon 810 is to blame here, it is a powerhungry one and yeah i get you. But try what i do, don't push the processor when you don't need to.
draining the battery to 0% and charging it to 100% is generally not good, although processors nowadays keep the batteries away from overcharging. nevertheless, always keep it around 5 to 95% for the battery to stay in good condition for longer, and once a month drain it to 0% and then charge it to 100% for battery calibration. remember the 5 to 95% rule and you'll be fine, with any phone on that matter.
Any more questions mate?
It has been 24 hours now since i decided to buy a Z5. Here are my thoughts on the phone.
Frosted glass body is quite slippery for the hand. Not uncomfortable though.
Speakers are slightly if not equally as loud as my galaxy S5 Neo albeit being rear facing.
Had 3 updates immediately after setup from MM to Nougat 7.0 and March 2017 security update.
Quick fingerprint scanner
The Bad (bugs & issues):
"Headset plugged in" message after getting wet from the shower & battery life was below 10% (only happened once so far)
"NFC storage" message keep appearing almost all the time especially after fiddling with the Settings (Apps & Notifications)
Opening the camera using the multitasking pane makes the screen go landscape
The bootup and camera processing is still slow for its specs/hardware - same old issues since the Z1.
Battery life. Was 100% at 6am, below 10% by 1800. This after watching a few Youtube videos, checking on the news, social network apps (not even Facebook), no heavy streaming or downloading. I am unable to find the Screen On time info but after doing all the battery saving tips under the sun (apart from rooting) I find the numbers quite dissapointing which also makes it appear the software seem poorly optimised.
Which leads me to more questions:
Does draining the battery down to zero and charging it overnight damages the life of the battery?
Does charging the battery routinely everyday will eventually sense the device usage and in turn improve & lenghten the life?
Gino76, 28 Apr 2017I have heard that the XZ has a slightly softer/weaker speaker sound output. And that the Z5 is... moreCan't say anything about the speakers output buddy as I don't have another smartphone than a Z5. It can be true, and can't.
As for glass on smartphones, well.. gorilla glass is not that fragile. It is actually quite stronger than regular glass and a great choice for smartphones. But when certain companies go for 2,5d rounded panels, edge screens, loop designs etc. you can bet your as.s they get a significant reduction to their strength in case of a drop. a 2,5d glassed phone will hit on it's screen even if the drop isn't a complete front facing one, something that won't happen with Z series and many older phones, especially Z5.
Nowadays it's all about comfort in hand and rounding edges and yeah that's hardly practical. I seriously consider xz premium, but it's loop design is a serious flaw in case of a drop. even a side one.
Companies want that, because if we manage to damage them we will run to them for service, and they will get more money. I won't even mention galaxy s8, that thing is as fragile as it gets. It failed in all of it's drop tests on youtube. its like samsung knew it would be fragile and they said "hell why not? more money for us"
All in all, I would go for a case with any phone. I got a mirror back case for my Z5 with a frame made of chromium that extends all around the screen. It just can't get more durable and beautiful than this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbcuBn4GNO8
some one please tell me about the battery life of Z5. I'm going to buy it tomorrow so please tell me about it
Xperia Z series, including Z5 have all an excellent performance in camera, screen resolution and so forth. But be warned that there are hundred of reports for all Sony xperia Z models where the phone suddenly stops working having a restart loop (reboot or restarting continuously). Just search on internet in the multiple official or help forums about this malfunctioning common to xperia Z. I experienced it myself. I was very satisfied with this phone, but one day it was just in that loop of reboot-restart, not working anymore. I used all the options and the software provided by Sony. Did not work, as in dozens of cases reported.
I have heard that the XZ has a slightly softer/weaker speaker sound output. And that the Z5 is lighter, slimmer and has a somewhat higher clocked CPU and read/write storage. is this true?
DenisXD, 27 Apr 2017hmm can't tell for certain, but the frosted glass feels less durable than the front one. Its b... more"Style" & "beauty" simply won't cut it compare to practical design and real life durability. I just think glass in it's normal form such as the ones on Z3+, Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 Plus are way too fragile and can break easily.
Gino76, 26 Apr 2017But do you feel the "frosted" glass of the Z5 is less prone for breaking than a normal glass body?hmm can't tell for certain, but the frosted glass feels less durable than the front one. Its because when I hit it with my nails a bit it sounds like it's empty inside, unlike the front glass who is glued down pretty tight. But they both seem pretty durable to me. Also z5 has the raised edges around both glasses for style, and protection of course. So i wouldn't worry about it.. much.
DenisXD, 26 Apr 2017That's what I said buddy. It's glass I can tell it is. But it feels different, not like glass.... moreBut do you feel the "frosted" glass of the Z5 is less prone for breaking than a normal glass body?
Gino76, 25 Apr 2017But i thought the Z5 has a frosted back and not plastic?That's what I said buddy. It's glass I can tell it is. But it feels different, not like glass. That's why I say it should had been plastic. It would have been more durable as well
Gino76, 24 Apr 2017So that means glass in either frosted one or normal glass is easy to break even in waist heigh... moreYeah. Metal is always a better choice than glass, as it can't break neither crack. I prefer Z5 to had a plastic back. I mean it looks like plastic, it feels like plastic. Why couldn't it also be plastic. It wouldn't break. But you know Sony blinded fanboys.. But glass is beautiful and glass is awesome..
Try having an opinion on them XD
DenisXD, 24 Apr 2017Umm not mine mate, no. Plus I haven't seen any drop tests in youtube with Z5, and I've search ... moreSo that means glass in either frosted one or normal glass is easy to break even in waist height on a carpet? So metal (like the XZ) is better then?
DenisXD, 24 Apr 2017Umm not mine mate, no. Plus I haven't seen any drop tests in youtube with Z5, and I've search ... moreMy father dropped my z5 without a case quite a few times the bumpers on top left and bottom right are slightly dented but no other damage he once dropped it from about 5 ft. flat on back glass but it didn't crack
After a recent update, my Z5 is not that loud while listening to music via original earphones. Does anybody else have this problem??
Gino76, 23 Apr 2017Between the glass of the Xperia Z3+ and Galaxy S7 comparing with the frosted glass for the Z5... moreUmm not mine mate, no. Plus I haven't seen any drop tests in youtube with Z5, and I've search everything about it before i made my purchase. I only saw a guy's review of Z5 and he had cracked the back glass with a drop on a carpet, from a few inches height! I thought that this was impossible and texted him. He said: I know right? it just was a lucky drop man. I didn't even bother to check for cracks because of the carpet. But when I saw the hairline I couldn't believe it! After that drop I had a few accidental drops with it but nothing else happened to either of it's glasses!
It must have been the perfect drop at it's weakest spot I guess, because otherwise the back would have more cracks since then.
Well myself obviously haven't done a drop test, but it fell off my hands twice (one facing with it's back on a pavement side), and nothing happened to it except 3 very small scratches at the right metal frame.