Anonymous, 28 Aug 2017Z5 or s7 edge? Which one is better and why?I've had the Z5 and i'm using a S7 Edge as i'm typing.
The Z5 is a good phone from Sony. Its a good processor and a very high quality camera. The battery, well it's 600-700 mAh less than S7 Edge. The screen on both phones are superb, but bear in mind that 1 single little crack on the Z5's display will make the touch defective.
When the Z5 works, it is a solid phone. Great performance and high batterylife. Everything runs smoothly and it has a decent design. A bit edgy for my taste.
My Z5 has overheated plenty of times, lagged and froze and suddenly rebooted in larger games like Summoner Wars. It could as highest play from full charge until empty in just under 5 hours where my S7 Edge rests firmlyat around 7-8 hours (still after 1 year of usage).
I cant have a Sony for more than 6 months until problems and errors occure. The camera failed and got replaced, then it wouldnt boot and got a new mainboard and charging port and it came back with a loose back cover (lol). These problems happened to a Z3, Z3+, Z5 and Z5 Premium. I might have been unlucky but my experience with sending each phone for service up to 4 times is just madness :/
The S7 Edge is just oooooo. Its large, yes but you get used to it. It has never overheated after over 1 year of daily usage. Compared to the Sony, the S7E charges a lot lot lot faster. From ~15% to 100% battery in around 60-70 min.
Although the camera on Z5 is 23MP and the S7 is 12MP, i love the S7 more. The colors are a bit modified and makes the picture more colorful with brighter colors (vibrant?). The Z5 is also great. It does have a sharp quality too, but the pictures are a bit darker and much more like the natural colors (more accurate).
I couldnt film continiously for 15 min on neither Sony phone without overheating. The S7E can film until:
A- the battery runs out or B- the memory gets full.
Overall i like the S7E more and im not hating on Sony. They have good phones but the only downside is the hot and overheating processors and sometimes the shorter battery in games.
AnonD-293140, 05 Sep 2017Should I get Z5 or X Performance ? Don't even compare, go and grab the x performance.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017SHOULD I UPDATE IT TO NOUGAT?? Guys plz help me I have recently bought anew Z5 and there is ... moreJust update to nougat man..I'll tell you..at first I just like u,very confuse to just update to nougat/not..But I just brave myself to update my Z5 & what I get was very good result..my Z5 works well after updated..but I recommend to u to upgrade with Xperia Companion through Pc...it's more secured..Sorry for my bad English#I'mTrying
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017SHOULD I UPDATE IT TO NOUGAT?? Guys plz help me I have recently bought anew Z5 and there is ... moreNo, instead, it improves the performance significantly. The processor is notorious for overheating, there are news about the overheating of the processor on other smartphone brands too. And from my own experience, there is definitely a major performance improvement for me. The latest version doesn't make the smartphone overheat and is much more responsive than before. For other people I am really not sure what they are saying when they say the battery life is bad after updating. I am actually still satisfied wkth the battery life, 5 hours of SOT intensive games, still ok, will be better if used lesser
SHOULD I UPDATE IT TO NOUGAT??
Guys plz help me I have recently bought anew Z5 and there is system update available which is probably nougat
Do you recommend me to update? Some people say It ruins the battery life and processing, give me your opinion. thanks
BL, 29 Aug 2017Z5 or XA1 Ultra? Can anyone give opinion?Xa1 all the way... Better quality on all levels.
AnonD-696187, 31 Aug 2017Hey guys , I'm confused between buying the Note 4 international version or the Xperia Z5 ( Bot... moreXPERIA Z5. The few advantages are IP68 Water-Proof, better processor, bigger battery mAh
Hey guys , I'm confused between buying the Note 4 international version or the Xperia Z5 ( Both are second hand and for approximately 250$ ) , so , what do you think ?
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2017Is there any difference in performance between the Z5 and the Z5 Dual ?No. The only difference is the SIM card slot on the Dual variant. Anything else is the same even performance
Is there any difference in performance between the Z5 and the Z5 Dual ?
Has the Z5 battery life (standby time, video playback, 3g calls, etc.) improved with Nougat 7.1.1? Or is it better to "trust" on the newer phones such as the Xperia X or XZ with their Qnovo tech?
AnonD-674391, 17 Aug 2017Wow ! It seems like you are a techy guy :D that's perfect. Is it true that many Sony smartpho... moreSony smartphones don't have heating issues. Heating up when using a camera to record is normal. SAMSUNG tries to cover up that problem with recording limitation, limits the recording time to a certain limit, while Sony does not. Sony smartphones record until it heats up and show warning message. If SAMSUNG didn't have any record time limit, wouldn't it be the same? Wouldn't it be have "heating" issues too? U gotta use your common senses before saying they have "heating" issues man
AnonD-310772, 18 Aug 2017Hi, I am torn between XZ, X and Z5, upon viewing some of the comments, i saw that XZ is a bad ... moreI would say Z5. It's water resistant and has stereo speakers, plus it's the last Z series phone, the conclusion of Z series.
AnonD-674391, 17 Aug 2017Wow ! It seems like you are a techy guy :D that's perfect.
Is it true that many Sony smartpho... moreWell Z3+ was a disaster in terms of heat management and it was criticised by many. It never saw many European stores either. It's not entirely Sony's fault though, Snapdragon 810 is the one to blame.
With Z5 Sony managed to keep the heat under control with dual heat pipes and thermal paste, but it gets warm. So no, these are rumours because Sony phones use to record 4k video until they get hot and can't record for longer, but that's a feature not a problem. You see all other phones have a limit in 4k recording. 5 or 10 minutes, Sony phones don't, you can record for much longer than just 10 minutes. For example Z5 can record for more than 40 minutes 4k footage :)
Only Sony phones can do this.