Anonymous, 30 Aug 2016Z5 or note 4 ?Im going from the note 4 to the z5,
I've had one for a few weeks (white). Seems pretty good, nice display, fast and smooth. The UI doesn't seem to overloaded, although I kind of miss HTC Sense which I've been using for years. This is the first Sony phone I've owned, going for a change of pace from previous HTC, Samsung and iPhones of the recent past.
The phone came with a screen protector, nice touch, headphones - acceptable and better than the iPhone ones I compared them to. Camera is good - I'm into amateur photography and this phone gets a very good review on some pro-camera and photography sites (ignore the idiotic reviews on phone sites, they're by clueless technicians, go for actual photography sites if you really want to find out about the camera).
It does feel slightly fragile in the hand and is a tad slippery IMO, but it's also the largest phone I've ever owned. I'll get a Sony flip case for it, and maybe the Sony glass screen protector.
All in all, so far so good, pretty happy and good price. Only small annoyance is the fingerprint doesn't always recognise, but I've nothing to compare this to - this is my first phone with that feature.
Its the correct battery performance. The previous one was higher because of the dimness of the display (90 nits).
The new test was made on 200 nits brightness on all phones, instead of 50%, so you can compare them.
Why battery performance is lower than previous test..?
Now battery Endurance rating only 48h.
Previous test battery Endurance rating 73h.
Please resolve this...
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2016Z5 or note 4 ?The charging port get's broken fast, had mine for 3 months, and then the charging port sudenly would not charge correctly. Still a great phone though, just be aware when you slide in your usb charger.
I had one of these as a back up phone fro travelling, as I am on the water a lot I saw this one was waterproof and thought it was worth trying, expecting it to be splash and dip in water proof I was amazed as i dropped it into the sea on a beach at a bbq and an hour later as the code went out someone found it and gave it back to me, I was gobsmacked when it worked first swipe and seemed to suffer no damage. My daughter uses that phone now and I just got an M5 to replace?? don't know if its the same , I hope so.
Ijat, 28 Aug 2016Same goes to me.....they didn't charge anything....its like a new phone after repaired it.Hey, i had the same problem, flap was properly closed as the indicator was untouched. The water apparently went through the usb port, and they refuse warranty and charge $310. they said that "if whole phone submerged even above 1m" can cause the seal to open allowing the water get in. Even though IP68 rating says that it can withstand above 1.5m
Glauk, 28 Aug 2016I had Sony z5 for a 6 months,and I had for 1 month Samsung galaxy S7 edge.So couple months ago... moreI don't sure about waterproof but Sony is superb. Mine is Z3. Very smooth even after two years.
DenisXD, 27 Aug 20161st of, warranty COVERS water damage as long as it wasn't your fault. Meaning water got inside... morere to Glauk and Denis HD
Guys, is there some link that I have changed the display (I broke it and I paid 200 euro 4 weeks before), is there a possibility they did not( I mean the authorized service) seal good enough so the water entered into the phone like I said maybe in a second.Thanks for your answers.I will appreciate any other opinion.
macedonia is angry, 27 Aug 2016Z5 has IP68, it fall in the shallow water (20 cm) I took it back in a second, but after 2 hour... moreI had Sony z5 for a 6 months,and I had for 1 month Samsung galaxy S7 edge.So couple months ago I gone an holiday,and I used both in lake quit deeply.Both 100% waterproof.Took a pictures from Sony xperia z5,and the taking pictures under water Sony was ok,or playing a bit,but Sony culdent save any pictures or videos which I took under water.Samsung S7 edge under water was perfect everyway,battery brilliant,but still I kept xperia z5 for a lot of reason,very smooth,front stereo speakers,great colors on videos and watching YouTube,clear music,and very responsible operating system,battery not very good,get heating very fast especially in hot weather I couldn't make a video in full HD more than 5 minutes was shooting down,in general great phone.Samsung S7 edge great battery great pictures great under water,so who got Samsung s7 jump straight in water and enjoy beautiful videos and pictures.I like more Sony,and I am waiting for better phone from Sony than z5,especially battery and camera quality.
DenisXD, 27 Aug 20161st of, warranty COVERS water damage as long as it wasn't your fault. Meaning water got inside... moreSame goes to me.....they didn't charge anything....its like a new phone after repaired it.
macedonia is angry, 27 Aug 2016Z5 has IP68, it fall in the shallow water (20 cm) I took it back in a second, but after 2 hour... more1st of, warranty COVERS water damage as long as it wasn't your fault. Meaning water got inside from anywhere except the flap! Meaning the device didn't had good sealing, or it got ruined after time.
My Z5 got ruined by water after 2 months, and Sony didn't charge me a penny. It got covered 100% by the warranty.
s7 doesn't have any flaps, that's why your friend takes it inside lakes. Sony waterproof phones have flap(s) and you have to firmly close em before attempting lakes and water parks.
PS: Samsung warranty DOESN'T cover any water damage, unlike Sony. If your friend got his phone ruined by water, its bye bye my dear. warranty won't do a thing!
Sony covers water damage in warranty, as long as the phone sealing got ruined by itself.
DonAlduck, 27 Aug 2016Xperia Z5 (which i own) and Xperia X (check reviews) has a superb camera. True, there are stil... moreThank for reply...well im wait for their phone in IFA 2016 and hope Sony better this time.
Crazy devil , 27 Aug 2016Hello bro..my choice is between Xperia m5,Xperia Z5,Xperia XA or Xperia X...which one better a... moreXperia Z5 (which i own) and Xperia X (check reviews) has a superb camera. True, there are still a lot of problems with Sony, as they can't optimise the software to reduce noise on photos, however that only usually happens to me when there's barely any light, or if i zoom in (don't zoom, crop!).
I have used my phone in rain and there was no problem, it was usable, and was functioning perfectly fine. Didn't try it under water as i find that risky, and also, it's not waterproof! It's water resistant! It's a completely different story we're having here!!
Xperia X is not certified by any IP certification, however I've seen videos showing that it can withstand water well, just like a true Sony phone.
PS: The mid range Sony phones worth the money if you need a phone for a short amount of time (6-12months) *(after that, all of my friends phone become laggy, although factory reset can help you), however if you need a phone that can basically do, literally everything, i recommend you check the Z->X + (not XA) series.
PS2: I do not think that the Xperia X worth the price that retail stores and Sony is asking for it.
Z5 has IP68, it fall in the shallow water (20 cm) I took it back in a second, but after 2 hours I could not charge it. The authorized service for Sony keeps the phone almost 2 weeks, as I understood, the warranty is not valid!!!Their explanation is all users must prepare the phone before using it in a water? My friend has Samsung Galaxy 7 edge and he makes pictures deep in the lake without any preparation. Can someone explain me who is right or advice
Crazy devil , 27 Aug 2016Hello bro..my choice is between Xperia m5,Xperia Z5,Xperia XA or Xperia X...which one better a... moreXperia x is the best smartphone made by sony until now in everything, but no water proof.
Hello bro..my choice is between Xperia m5,Xperia Z5,Xperia XA or Xperia X...which one better and best for camera...but i heard Xperia m5 and Xperia z5 are serious waterproof problem
Razvan88, 23 Aug 2016Hi guys/girls .. I have Xperia Z1 and planning to buy the new model Z5, but the thing is that ... moreWell, I upgraded from Z1 to Z5. Just do it. I had so many doubts and stuff. But I just upgraded and I neve regret. So many new stuff and the speed is the best part. And the sounds.
Only problems with the Z5 are:
Stupid double tap to wake which is too sensitive and works inside your pocket.
Does heat up sometimes
Well selfies suck compared to iPhone. It's just disgusting compared to IPhone 6s. None of the pics I took looked pretty like the iPhone.