Gino76, 27 Mar 2017Let me tell you something. I have had the Z1, Z2, Z3, M5 and Z5 Premium in the past. And all h... moreUmm as a Z5 owner i find your camera accusations false. I can take awesome pictures in almost all light situations in manual mode. Z5 has a tendency of pushing the iso too much, controlling it in manual mode saves my photos from the usual red/blue noise and low detail preservation. You should try that too.
The battery life is alright to me. I can easily get though a full day with heavy usage, and if I use it moderately, defently 2. It's all down to how you use your phone.
Oh and galaxy s7? please.. I doesn't even recognising my voice to unlock and its front camera doesn't pick my face to unlock either. terrible speaker output that can easily blocked and don't get me started on the all known amoled burn in issues i had with it after 7 months. And the camera? I had to always stick to manual because of the terrible warming and oversaturation it does on all the photos it takes, very annoying.
So Z5 saved me big time from these. I can easily unlock it by just telling it to unlock, and when I can't, looking at its camera unlocks it instantly too. It's speakers are easily two of the best I have heard in years. I use poweramp as my music player which bypasses the Sony software speaker volume control and can output loud, bassy sound. That's important for me. Yeah Sony`s software volume control is pretty bad, I get around 30% louder and heavier output from poweramp than the stock music player it has.
So s7? yeah good phone for the masses who does have a clue about using a camera, using the right music software and STILL use patterns to unlock it.. in 2017 lol.
gixxer, 22 Mar 2017I have the z3 and z5 and the z5 outperforms the z3 by miles. Stop trolling!Who has the better screen(brightness,sharpnes,colors,whites,blacks,vivids,etc); z3 or z5?
Twikuus, 27 Mar 2017I am only speaking about the camera performance here, but my friend who bought the XZ to repla... moreI don't know if i'm seeing it right but the Z3 looks less grainy (less noise) than the XZ. Is this correct? Any thoughts/experience on the Z5? Would that be any better than the Z3? (may sound like a stupid question).
AnonD-651961, 27 Mar 2017You should buy a new one, not a-second-hand Z5, cuz you did't know what was happen to that pho... more50% of the phones i'm buying are brand new. And i do not think buying a second hand would matter or make any difference; I'm very careful and scrutinise sellers with what they are selling.
Just upgraded to 7.0 today (postponed my update coz of internet issues)
The fingerprint sensor is now lightning fast, i havent even properly positioned my thumb and it already unlocks.
AnonD-144849, 26 Mar 2017Where did they announce Android O for Z5? They have a list of deviced that will be updated to Android O, and Z5 familly is there
Gino76, 27 Mar 2017I can't believe that a 3 year old phone such as the Z3 can be better than the XZ. But how abou... moreI am only speaking about the camera performance here, but my friend who bought the XZ to replace her old Z3 Compact also experianced some lag in certain apps and low battery live. For me though the most important part of a smartphone is the camera. And off course we didn't believe that the XZ camera would be of less quality then the older Z3. But we could test them together and the result wasn't good.... I can't post any samples here, but I did on the Sony forum, here's the link to that pages (this was page 16 out of 36 already...)
The difference in quality is obvious as you can see. And this was not just an incident. What ever we tried, we could not get the pictures to come out any better then this. With the Z3 that was never an issue, although there are also better smartphone camera's then the Z3, but three years ago it was ok.
iabdul41, 24 Mar 2017Xperia X or Z5?Of course z5 for a higher specs and waterproof smartphone (at least in a paper cuz i don't own both phones so i can't take a conclusion based on my opinion) *CMIIW
Gino76, 27 Mar 2017Let me tell you something. I have had the Z1, Z2, Z3, M5 and Z5 Premium in the past. And all h... moreYou should buy a new one, not a-second-hand Z5, cuz you did't know what was happen to that phone before you bought it. *CMIIW
DenisXD, 26 Mar 2017What are you trying to do? You obviously aren't a Sony owner and you bashed Z5 in a previous c... moreLet me tell you something. I have had the Z1, Z2, Z3, M5 and Z5 Premium in the past. And all have recurring themes of issues and it has been consistent 95% of the time and these are battery life & camera.
After doing almost all known and obvious ways to save on battery life and based on my usage and apps (which hasn't changed much within the past 2 years) I find my Xperia phones struggling by 6pm meaning it's less than 30% which won't even reach by 9pm before it completely dies off.
Camera has an almost eternal issues of noise/grainy/watercolour-type images when zoomed in, weak in low-light situations (partially compensated by the weak single LED flash), slow shutter, slow in processing images and slow in opening the actual camera app.
With a £299 budget I would probably rather have a used Galaxy S7 than a used Z5 or XZ coz of said issues.
Twikuus, 26 Mar 2017I am not forcing anyone to believe what I say. Anyone can just look at sample pictures and the... moreI can't believe that a 3 year old phone such as the Z3 can be better than the XZ. But how about the Z3+ or the Z5? I want to know which one tales slightly warmer photos (in Auto mode or Manual), better battery life & very good multitasking skills? I always thought the newer phones (Z5 & XZ) are better.
AnonD-497605, 25 Mar 2017My z5 has been amazing, no issues battery amazing still after a year and a half no complaints ... moreNo sign of overheating when watching long Youtube or .mp4 videos, or taking lots of photos or playing high-graphics games for long? Opened apps not reloading on the multitasking pane?
Gino76, 24 Mar 2017Between the Z5 and the X Performance (both being water proof phone) in its current Android Nou... moreWhat are you trying to do? You obviously aren't a Sony owner and you bashed Z5 in a previous comment of yours.
Please explain what you are up to
Talking from experience: My Z5 takes sharper and less noisy low-light pictures with flash when I capture using shutter key by pressing it very quick.
gixxer, 22 Mar 2017I have the z3 and z5 and the z5 outperforms the z3 by miles. Stop trolling!I am not forcing anyone to believe what I say. Anyone can just look at sample pictures and then judge them selves.
At one point we did own a Z3, a Z5 and the XZ at the same time. So we had the opurtunity to compare. Z3 took the nicest pictures of thes three, but also not more then average quality. It is not for nothing that we both purchesed a phone of a different brand and this camera is way way better. I am not trolling, and I am not the only one who feels screwed by Sony. Again look at this thread here: Complaints just keep comming in...
So if anyone asks me about the camera quality of Sony smartphones I just give them a fair and square awnser.
Gino76, 22 Mar 2017Well, I find some of the iPhone's "advantages" in terms of productivity and work: 1. Quick to... moreYes. But iPhone is like jail. Everything is locked. You can't customize your phone unless you jailbreak it. You must use iTunes for transferring files. That's so annoying.