Yes, i really miss those compat sonys. Exept the camera which can be really disappointing.
Ob, 28 Mar 2020Still using this phone. It is 4 years old now and working like the first day. Thinking of upgr... moreYou should. I had this Z5c before, and this (S10e) is a perfect upgrade.
BUT... only thing I miss about Z5c is the great camera.
I use Z5 Compact for 1 month. I had Z3 Compact before. I use it on the stock firmware 5.1.1.
Pros: Better reception from Z3 Compact but not as great as iPhone 6S for example.
Waterproof. Has a radio. Same as Z3 Compact the performance is very well on the original firmware. Battery holds a good charge very well. Power management/usage is balanced very well.
Minor issues: Overheat a lot when using WhatsApp or Viber.
Major turn-offs: Often disconnects from Blue Tooth when receiving incoming call. The camera quality taking macro-pictures is NOT acceptable. At all. All blury.
Ob, 28 Mar 2020Still using this phone. It is 4 years old now and working like the first day. Thinking of upgr... moreI'm still also using this phone after 4 years, its the best phone I have ever had, now my speaker is starting to go, so its really hard for people to hear me on the phone so Ive been using headphones to make calls, I am struggling to find something to replace this decent little phone.
Still using this phone. It is 4 years old now and working like the first day. Thinking of upgrading to Galaxy S10E and retireing the best phone ever Z5c
Sony, make another one of this size, please. There are still people who do not want to carry around tablets in their pockets.
i use z5 compact and i think it is the best choice for a compact smatphone. Thanks sony
Blackscreen/Screen Freeze a recurring issue. Would have avoided this phone had i known about this common issue before purchasing.
I have been using z5 compact for past 3 years. This is a nice little phone. Some pros include, good dust & water proof protection even after rough use. I am working in a construction site. It have fall down few times.
Good camera for vdo and photos.
And many more
Not so good battery
Problem with usb cable connection
JdhJdh, 09 Feb 2019Extremely fragile screen and back casing. I have had three Xperia Compacts and although I feel... moreI just put a screen protector on it and a decent back case, and it is one of the most robust phones you will find.
Bad phone, 17 Aug 2019This phone won't let me uses 3rd party vpn from playstore. JunkOr maybe it's because you don't know how to use VPNs.
Been using this since a year after launch and I have learned that anything that involves a bit of processing or the AC Wifi will make the phone heat up so I stick with N wifi and not play games too frequently or have too many apps installed. Streaming videos or playing videos is just fine. The battery charges and discharges just fine.
I think this phone is possibly one of the better in the smaller SONY footprint range of phones and still makes and recieves calls just fine. I'm still looking for a reason to upgrade and currently there is none.
Honestly I don't understand what users mean by overheating? Overheating happens to most phones, depending on how you use and how you define overheat. It's not unbearable that you can't even hold the phone. Even while charging, samsung, htc, all other brands do experience some kind of heat/warm and even more so when you have a case on. My laptop overheat too. I have been using Z3, Z3 compact, z5 and till today the Z5 compact for past 3years and this phone never fail me, Of coz I do experience some heat at times especially when recording videos other than that even while on charging there's very little heat emitted. This is a little beast which performs well, fluid and fast. Ringtones are loud and audible. To me it's a "POCKET HERCULES" and I find the size very comfortable. One of the best maybe even as good as some latest phones in the market.
Jack, 17 May 2019This phone is still great. It has heat issues but I could reduce heat using built-in Stamina m... moreHeat issues are typically caused by an overactive CPU, not battery.
To reduce heat, reduce number of apps running on phone.
Try (1) uninstall or disable bloatware including Google or Sony apps or your own apps and replace with 'lite' versions that make fewer demands on the hardware (2) tweak all app settings, including system apps if you know what you are doing, to stop them running in background, using data, constantly 'sync-ing' content, or otherwise putting unnecessary demands on cpu (3) install optimisation apps like Greenify that allow you to 'hibernate' apps to stop them running when not actually needed (4) install a vpn or dns switching app like blokada, orbot, protonVPN or DNS Switcher to stop installed apps (especially 'free' apps that use advertising or data collection to generate income) from constantly draining battery, overheating cpu, and using up data bandwidth. (5) You only need one optimisation app or one VPN. Do not install many different apps to fix your problem or they become the problem themselves.
I buy and refurbish old phones for sale. I see many, many phones sold as 'broken' and 'always getting hot' etc that have about 10 battery saver apps on them, all 'free', all running down the battery and overheating the cpu, 50 'free' games, a dozen 'free' social media apps - you name it. I can often fix these 'broken' phones just by uninstalling the crud and tweaking the settings on the remaining essential apps. You can help yourself by doing the same ;-)