Generally very good phone. The GSM review pros and cons mostly reflects my experience although I have had two additional cons above and beyond what the GSM review noted.
1) the battery life is not as good as tested. It is not horrible but it is also not as good as my Z1 Compact with the same apps.
2) It can get temporarily sluggish for some unknown reason. Some users have speculated that the chip software is not well integrated but that is just speculation. It will be blazing fast and then slow down and struggle with simple stuff for 1/2 hour. My Z1 compact with the same apps doesn't exhibit this type of variability.
[deleted post]So what is the purpose of beginning the same fake story from your second account??
Kris, 19 Nov 2016I have a Sony Z5 Compact, which I've had for about 6/7 months. I want to know are these unloc... moreContact the Telco that you bought it form. Or install a different Telco sim card. Either way is simple check to see if its unlocked.
I have a Sony Z5 Compact, which I've had for about 6/7 months. I want to know are these unlocked to other networks or do I have to get it unlocked?
So I've been the owner of this beauty for almost 10 month now. My only complain is about how hot it gets in a sunny day and specially when using demanding apps, like most games or snapchat e.g. Also having a strong signal from a good company so your phone doesn't have to struggle to connect using more energy than necessary to make it.
TurkElmagnifico, 12 Nov 2016Too good yet too fragile...
I was looking for a small size phone with a front facing speake... moreI was infront of an angry mob, they threw something at me dropped my Z3 from about 6foot it didn't crack, still I recommend users must use flip cover or back cover.
Can't we all just be friends and unite to the fact that this phone is better that the X Compact?
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2016Self cracking acreens IS a known and well documentaed problem. Do some research and find the r... moreDude, please, read again my post down there, these are only wishes, just WISHES .
AnonD-481725, 14 Nov 2016Self cracking is not sense already, and don't call it a known issue, in fact this is only comp... moreSelf cracking acreens IS a known and well documentaed problem. Do some research and find the real truth. There are even decicated web sites and FB pages about this problem.
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2016No, he said "self cracking glass" which means the screen cracked by itself, for no apparent re... moreSelf cracking is not sense already, and don't call it a known issue, in fact this is only competitors and haters wishes, just wishes, anyway, and this post is from 8 November...
Got this phone last week, and very happy with it so far. Was a bit worried after reading the reviews but now that I got it, I like it. They fixed the few small issues I had with the previous one (Z3 Compact). They also added the fingerprint reader that is very conveniently placed on the power button. They also removed that annoying flat that you had to open to charge the phone, the usb connection is also now waterproof which is a great addition. I'm not a fan of a big phone and, for me, this is the best android phone in this size. Hope Sony continues making them. I don't want a massive phone.
AnonD-481725, 08 Nov 2016He said that their screen's were cracked which means collision.No, he said "self cracking glass" which means the screen cracked by itself, for no apparent reason.
This is a known and documented problem on Z2 & Z3 models
Collision means some type of impact. Learn English correctly before correcting others.
Too good yet too fragile...
I was looking for a small size phone with a front facing speakers and the Z5C was the very obvious choice.
the performance was good and the finger print sensor did a great job, the camera was flawless and the way i could hold it due to its size gave me a full control of it , all and all it was so good.
In the second week, it fell and the screen cracked, I'm disappointed with sony BC i was a drop from less then 2 feet and it cracked so easily. SONY should do better.
if you are buying it with a case or any kind of protection I say go for it, otherwise do NOT.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2016Im planning to purchase this phone,just wanna ask hows the durability,does the screen breaks/s... moreThe screen is so durable, I accidentally dropped phone so many times, but no fatal occurred, just a very tiny scratch.
FYI: every night I brought my XZ5C to sleep, and when I woke up, sometimes my phone end up at the corner of my room, sometimes under my body, but my phone awesomely alright.
Im planning to purchase this phone,just wanna ask hows the durability,does the screen breaks/shatters when dropped,hows the user experience thanks in advance
Everything works like a charm but batterylife is a joke... I did have a LG G2 and the Z5 Compact sucks compared to it.
I got this phone on July, yes Z5C is really awesome, great camera (on good light), fair battery consumtion, no lag, and light.
But, yes this phone overheat much, i play dungeon quest for 15 minutes and the phone temperature raise to 43*C, but I dont really care, coz when i play game for 1 hour or more the phone temperature just stay at 45*C. Not a big deal.
Lipe, 07 Nov 2016I got Z3C y Z5C. Both get self cracking glass after six months. Touch screen stop working afte... moreare u dropped ur z5c? i afraid because my bro's z3c never dropped, but one day its touchscreen act wierd. is there any problem like that on z5c?