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.
Gino76, 22 Apr 2017To some speed and performance is important if we are to speak of it accumulatively. A matter o... moreWell Z5 is my very 1st smartphone so I can't answer that. I used an 100Â€ smartphone for about 3 months before Z and I can say for certain that it is far ahead. But even among my friends and family (my best friend's roomate has a galaxy j5 16, he has the best one among all the people i know) my Z5 is again far ahead in speed. Everyone around my friends and family knows that Sony means business because of me. Fven that roomate who has the j5 and used to dislike Sony (effected by the majority of people), when he saw Z5 in action he lost his words. Hell he even likes my best friend's xperia m4 more than his j5 because of it's hardware construction.
He has send his j5 at service for the 3rd time now because the new screen got burned again and doesn't turn on. Same problem all times, the screen. He admited that he was wrong about sony when he got to know my best friend's m4, and the fact that it doesn't require service every once in awhile.
So there is your answer from personal experience. I can't talk about flagships since no one i know has a flagship phone. Maybe except my sister who has a galaxy note 3, but she has it since two years ago.
Between the glass of the Xperia Z3+ and Galaxy S7 comparing with the frosted glass for the Z5 which phone is the weakest when it comes to being easily breaking after a drop test?
DenisXD, 22 Apr 2017You have to understand that iphone has its software made for it and for it alone, that's why i... moreTo some speed and performance is important if we are to speak of it accumulatively. A matter of seconds slower is not the end of the world I know but during emergencies or important days or you just want things to be done quicker then it matters. Yes Android can be a "generation" ahead when it comes to hardware but the one thing that annoys me with Android is fragmentation (oh here we go again), the slowness of updates, the seemingly ineptitude approach of OEM's and the poorly optimized software. Do you see this more on Sony phones or others?