DenisXD, 02 Apr 2017Ok I updated Z5 to the latest software 32.3.A.2.33 and I'll post what's new.
1) The androi... moreRe the new Z5 update...
Have you noticed any improvements on the camera app starting, quality, overall speed?
Any improvements on the battery life?
Does the phone still loads awfully slow (under 60 seconds which is an eternity compared to an iPhine SE and a millenia compared to the S7)?
DenisXD, 02 Apr 2017You are hardly proof though, as well as online paid reviewers. Anyway if Z5 is such a downer t... moreI strongly disgaree with your claim of me being a troll. That term was only created for people being "frustrated" by other people. I am still here in this forum because I want to get insights/comments/advice from people. I exchange and share my experiences in here with all honesty and it is simply up to you whether you like it or not. I appreciate all your comments and of course I take them all on board and try and consider them when purchasing my next phone. Having such experiences consistent with online reviews (which again with all due respect are not paid as far as I know as they have ben around for years and are well respected in the online sphere) I feel is "proof" enough. So can we just please get on with this thing and carry on eh mate...?
Forgot to mention,the sound now has more treble,through speakers and also with headphones, there is more treble,sound is warmer.
The update is really great,except the small bug with rendering images in gallery.
Dont know if its new,but opengl in now version 3.2
Asphalt xtreme runs without any hiccups or lags on the highest settings,prior the update it lagged a lot.
Great job sony,for keeping up and pushing updates on time.
Also colors are a litte more accurate, or this is just me...;)
Ok I updated Z5 to the latest software 32.3.A.2.33 and I'll post what's new.
1) The android security updates for March
2) All the audio issues with the 1st nougat update have been fixed. Now all the applications and videos sound loud again.
3) The slow rendering of the photos in album has been fixed, almost (there are still some rendering issues, but the photos are being rendered much faster now).
4) I can't bypass the Sony software volume control anymore within any application.,I guess Sony really fixed everything with the sound issues.
That's all I see at the moment.
Gino76, 01 Apr 2017Of all the Android phones I had (Galaxy, Nexus, Wileyfox, Xperia) I found Sony's phones to be ... moreYou are hardly proof though, as well as online paid reviewers. Anyway if Z5 is such a downer to you, would you mind to tell us why are you here in Z5's comments?
From what I read, I would say to troll, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong hun.
shayzadag, 31 Mar 2017I want to see the list. Provide me a link. https://www.rootupdate.com/2017/03/names-of-devices-updating-to-android-oreo-8-0-o.html
DenisXD, 31 Mar 2017Nonsense again, the camera launches pretty fast on Z5, and i'm amazed by how quickly it proces... moreOf all the Android phones I had (Galaxy, Nexus, Wileyfox, Xperia) I found Sony's phones to be the slowest in starting up the camera app. I would say it is between 1-2 seconds slower compared to 1 second or less with an iPhone 6S, Galaxy A5 2016, Galaxy S5 Neo & Nexus 5X amongst others. The same can be said with processing (the part wherein the camera takes a photo and the software doing all the work in "processing" and saving it on to the phone's storage). This my own experience is consistent to the reviews I read and saw online. I don't know what mod or root access you did to your phone but I stand by these assessment very strongly.
bokfan, 31 Mar 2017glass back feels more like plastic - I expect it would be fairly fragile if dropped onto tiles... moreBut you forgot to mention the other things that are more important. Does the apps you open reload or does it load up instantly? Does the camera doesnt take an eternity (i.e. 1-2 seconds) to open and does it not process/save photos in 1-2 seconds coz almost all reviews I have heard seem to form same opinion.
Gino76, 30 Mar 2017You forgot to mention the Z series have all been ultra slow in opening the camera app, the shu... moreNonsense again, the camera launches pretty fast on Z5, and i'm amazed by how quickly it processes such big photos. We are talking about 5000 pixels here. Not 3k or 4k, but 5000! It was the only phone to have such a high mp camera, and I can tell it's still kicking buts. white balance could have been warmer I can say that, but nothing that can't be corrected later on if it's needed.
ViktorMr305, 27 Mar 2017They have a list of deviced that will be updated to Android O, and Z5 familly is thereI want to see the list. Provide me a link.
Gino76, 30 Mar 2017Does the frosted glass back of the Z5 feels like it can easily break when say it came out and ... moreglass back feels more like plastic - I expect it would be fairly fragile if dropped onto tiles or concrete (much like the iphone 4). sound is excellent thru headphones and pretty good through front speakers. All apps seem to work fine when opened thru multitasking pane. outside photos are sharp and crystal clear - resolution, color and brightness can be changed in camera settings to adjust tones. overall great value for money - I really like it
bokfan, 30 Mar 2017received my Xperia Z5 yesterday from Amazon. The bad - the battery is nothing special (at leas... moreDoes the frosted glass back of the Z5 feels like it can easily break when say it came out and fallen from a height of your jeans pocket? Speakers not sounding muffled? Opened apps do not restart when you open them using the multitasking pane? Does the photos look relatively warmer in tone than the previous Z phones?
DenisXD, 29 Mar 2017Yeah well most battery saving apps are indeed fake, but I use greenify since day one and it do... moreYou forgot to mention the Z series have all been ultra slow in opening the camera app, the shutter and the processing. This issue seem also evident in the high-end XZ. I dunno what Sony is doing these days. The software seems quite unoptimised and not up to speed with what hardware it has.
received my Xperia Z5 yesterday from Amazon. The bad - the battery is nothing special (at least one charge a day required), indoor photos average, ridge on back makes it uncomfortable to hold, feels fragile and the fingerprint scanner is an absolute disaster. The good - the screen is fantastic - better than iphone 6 - possibly the best screen around for the price (AUD 500) and after fitting phone with a hardened glass protector and snazzy black gel case it feels great to hold. Outdoor photos at least as good as an iphone 6, possibly even better in bright light conditions. All apps, camera etc pretty snappy with no discernible lag. FM radio (using headphones included in the box) a bonus.
Gino76, 29 Mar 2017Cheers anonymous. But how about speakers. Between the Z3+ and the Z5 which has the slightly lo... moreDepends on the app we are using, not the phones speakers alone. Professional music apps do not go behind sony's speaker audio controls, making the speakers sound just as you like them to.
Gino76, 29 Mar 2017I have heard about Greenify since two years ago. I must say i'm not that convinced. That's pro... moreYeah well most battery saving apps are indeed fake, but I use greenify since day one and it does work. Aggressive Doze is a setting that allows Doze to run within minutes within greenify, but it requires some additional info that you can do with a pc to actually activate this. No not root, just some basic knowledge of adb.
Well as for the camera yeah, that's all I can say. Z5 takes a lot wider photos than any other phone atm, so some drawback has to be expected in such wide lenses.
Anyway I don't mean to create a scene, but GSM arena isn't as trustworthy as you might think.
DenisXD, 29 Mar 2017As you said, it's all down to how you ere using a phone and what you are doing with it. The ba... moreI have heard about Greenify since two years ago. I must say i'm not that convinced. That's probably why I don't use it. Unless you can help me which some setting but until then I'll stay away from it. And besides I also heard some percentage of people online that such "battery saving apps" doesn't really help at all and can somehow clash with Doze on Android.
Going back to the uneven photo sharpness and the corner bluriness what would be the solution then? Cropping the damn photo?
Also to tell you (for the third time) that I mostly based my opinion on being a former owner and user of the Xperia phones I just mentioned in here. Sure I can go to a store and ask for a Z5 but most stores I know don't stock/display the phone anymore. And when there was that available Z5 then it's either the phone's software isn't up to date. the phone isn't fully charged, the phone is on demo mode...you get my drift. So, my opinions and perception are based on a mixture of my own experience and on online reviews from well known and reputable sites such as this site.