The new update is great phone is faster, battery better and sound louder so not sure what issues others are having. Maybe an installed app doesn't like the new update and is drinking power... 😁
Ali Bashir, 24 Feb 2017Yes it was, and the xz is the best smartphone camera now, oh, and regarding to that link, anyb... morePlease read the gsmarena camera phone shootout of latest flagships below.....
Here you can read about the truth of current camera phones.
DenisXD, 19 Feb 2017Ok it's been three days that I'm updated to nougat, and im disappointed. The battery drain... moreSame here,the volume is very bad now,hope that in 7.1 it will be fixed or in the next update)
Vikingman, 24 Feb 2017Terrible low light photography...Sold mine and bought another brand and its low light photogra... morenot terrible, but also not great. Z5 has a weird blue or red tint on some of it's low light shots at the sides of particular photos. Z5 is still a pretty darn great photographic phone, just not the best anymore.
The battery life yeah, it's draining fast i admit that, but this happens since i Â”updated" it to nougat. Worse battery life, dropped volume levels, top speaker distorts at max volume, bluetooth turns itself on at times..
They better fix these because on android 6 it was great.
But saying it's a bad phone? naah its down to personal opinion. I still love it even though Sony messed it up with android 7.
Vikingman, 24 Feb 2017Terrible low light photography...Sold mine and bought another brand and its low light photogra... moreActually, the real owners say that this smartphone is a camera beast, and I say it again, it was OFFICIALLY the best smartphone camera in 2015 and still beast nowadays.
Twikuus, 24 Feb 2017No it is not. I know, because I own one. Just look at some samples here from the Z5 and XZ ... moreYes it was, and the xz is the best smartphone camera now, oh, and regarding to that link, anybody can go there and post whatever he wants, don't trust it.
Ali Bashir, 21 Feb 2017The camera of z5 was the best in 2015 OFFICIALLY, and still decent nowadays. Terrible low light photography...Sold mine and bought another brand and its low light photography is great...Also terrible battery life.
You are a fibber as you don't own this phone.
Ali Bashir, 21 Feb 2017The camera of z5 was the best in 2015 OFFICIALLY, and still decent nowadays. No it is not. I know, because I own one.
Just look at some samples here from the Z5 and XZ camera (official Sony Mobile Website forum): (oh, and take your time, it's already 31 pages comments and samples by Xperia owners)
Trenton , 21 Feb 2017I have an Z5 and my pics come out fine..so ill always buy Sony.I hear that from a lot of people. Untill I show them the pictures made by my Samsung Note 1 from 2012 with only an 8 megapixel camera.
If you not have very high standards the Sony camera will seem fine. But that also accounts for many low end 5 megapixel camera's. They're fine, but defenitly not good.
Krassimir, 21 Feb 2017After the update when I have the same problems.Have you tried resetting it to factory settings? Sony phones usually have this problem after a major update; apparently it has something to do with the Stamina mode. I had the same problem with my Xperia Z when upgrading to Lollipop and restoring the phone to factory settings did the trick. Some people reported that uninstalling and manually reinstalling all the apps also solved the problem for them, but I wanted to do it properly. If you do go resetting the phone, be sure to backup your data since it will be lost in the process.
Twikuus, 21 Feb 2017Maybe. But my message was for people who also want to use their smartphone for making pictures... moreI'm taking professional photos with my Z5, what are you talking about?
Z5 has a very high score in dxomark and nowadays it's still a killer camera! Just check out for yourself: https://scontent.fath3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16797188_923917064412011_8717104737347652254_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoiYiJ9&oh=2c799aae1b65a5813f3f6fbba25155ca&oe=593423B1
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017We will buy Sony phones again and again. It is very durable.Maybe. But my message was for people who also want to use their smartphone for making pictures. It's the worst smartphonecamera on the market.
With Nougat te camera is even gotten worse.... And it was sh*t already. Why can't Sony get their camera's straight...?? It seems the XZ has not brought any improvement either.
People, if you like taking pictures and you want them to look nice, do not ever buy a Sony smartphone!