I have had this phone for about six months now. I would have thought by now that Sony would have released a successor and that I would be experiencing some FOMO. This, however, is not the case with the X Compact getting the 650 SoC instead of the 820. Therefore, hands down, this is still the best compact phone on the market. There are a lot of stupid comments on here complaining about how hot the phone gets. GET RID OF THE BULKY CASE and BUY A TEMPERED GLASS SCREEN PROTECTOR. This will not only solve a lot of the overheating issues but will look great too!
Also, do yourself a favor and buy an unlocked version. It really is worth it. The software updates are much faster (if your carrier even pushes one at all). I have been running Android 6.0.1 for a while now. And Sony has already announced the Z5c will get Nougat, so this phone is still a flagship device despite being a year old.
Optional nickname, 13 Sep 2016One of the worst phones ever... Software wise is ok but manufacturing process have so many fla... moreOr maybe it's yours that's defective. All the problems you say never happened to me, only the "heating problem" which is expected if you are recording at 4K in the Summer. Even then it doesn't get that hot.
@Fade you should click onto your battery setting and disable the whether app
One of the worst phones ever... Software wise is ok but manufacturing process have so many flaws, screen tends to unglue, it heats up so much(some don't have this problem) screen go yellow overtime(on the sides again some don't have this issue) it is not waterproof or water resistant(that is how i lost my device) well apart form factor and almost stock Android there is nothing worthy on this phone, even battery life is bad. I didn't believe comments before i bought this phone so i do not expect others to take them seriously but i have to give my experience. I will never again buy sony phone. There is so much bad to say about this phone... Be wise.
Any tips for what I should do. Recently my phone has started to heat up alot. In every task I do. It drains the battery so much sometimes that it sucks the battery faster than the inbox charger charges it. It happens when I'm browsing the net. Gaming etc. Sometimes though it does it less than other days. Also some of my headphones don't work. I have tried the repair in xperia companion and it didn't work, Should I try it again?
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016Useless phone. Massive disappointment for me when I am on a call and need to switch to loudspe... moreYou have to avoid holding the phone in a way that blocks the proximity sensor. That sensor switches the backlight off when you put the phone to your ear, so if you hover your finger anywhere near it, when on a call, the screen goes blank!
AnonD-582176, 08 Sep 2016Overheating like a hell when I play pokemon go in just 15 minutes and battery drain faster 40%... moreUseless phone. Massive disappointment for me when I am on a call and need to switch to loudspeaker or look for a contact it stays pitch black on the screen and everything I press doesnt work to get the light on until the call is over
Well...to be honest it is a good mobile have been using it from 5 months...however, do not expect it to be over the moon....it gives good battery backup my goes for 2 days with gaming and mobile data....camera in day light is awesome and in night it above average...all in all it is far better than Iphone 6s if you compare the price and features.
Overheating like a hell when I play pokemon go in just 15 minutes and battery drain faster 40% to 50% in just 1 hour in pokemon go except for that issue it's still d best phone for me just change my 3 yrs old Xperia zr for this z5c
FlAatlantis, 06 Sep 2016I have used it for about 2 months, the reason I choose this phone is because its the best comp... more2 hours of gaming? That's insane for any phone to handle without overheating. I would say the Z5c has no overheating problems. Rather, it's users that have unrealistic expectations. I would be happy to game 2 hours on ANY phone w/o having to give my device and hands a break. :)
Usually, I expect to game half an hour, an hour at best, before a small ventilation pause.
Been using the phone for two months and it has been a blast. Overheating only happens if you push the device for a long time, which is completely normal.
Everything works fast. All features work well. Best android phone I have ever had, which was a humongous surprise to me after all the issues I had with Z1.
I highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants the BEST small Android phone on the market, if you can get it from a respectable retailer. There is literally no other phone @ this size that is better right now. A fact.
Had mine now for 6 months and I love it, fast, reliable and a quite capable phone. Only con is that it froze three times and had to reboot, quite sure it's some software problem. overall quite happy with it.
Used for 2 months. Heating almost all the time, low battery performance regarding phone form factor (much less then Xperia Z3 Compact), nice camera.
sag, 29 Aug 2016Hi guys, need your opinion plz, if you're familiar with this Z5C first hand.
I'm thinking of ... moreI have used it for about 2 months, the reason I choose this phone is because its the best compact phone, and absolutely, z5c's spesifications is more than enough for playing the mobile games, if you r not the mobilegame player, the heating issue will not disturbing you, but if you like to use it as gaming phone, you need to take the phone to rest after 2 hours of playing because this phone will heating enough, after all, its a great compact phone
For sony x compact, I didnt realize it will become the upgrading from z5c, except only at their camera, may be
Sony does not make waterproof phone , it's all fake I have lost z3c due to water damage .due to companie's fault front glass became loose .and I have used in rain got damage
Plz plz do not by waterproof fone of Sony
petur4eto, 02 Sep 2016I had Z3C and had my display replaced 4 times people... 4 times!!! Because it was peeling off.... moreI am using Z5C for nearly an year now, and am happy except a bit heat problem while playing games. Else it is a superb little master and is very handy.
I had Z3C and had my display replaced 4 times people... 4 times!!! Because it was peeling off. The glue was a cheap piece of ...
I don't know about the Z5C but we will find out. Sony never again
sag, 29 Aug 2016Hi guys, need your opinion plz, if you're familiar with this Z5C first hand. I'm thinking of ... moreIt's fast and it takes great photos. The overheating is annoying but it can be managed by buying a case that covers the back of the phone. That's where it gets hot and this way you at least won't feel it. I never had an overheating warning but the phone slowed down to the point it was barely usable while playing games in hot weather.