Imagine: You're driving, phone legally placed in its charger/holder dock with Google Maps navigating for you and an audiobook program playing an mp3 file for you, and then suddenly the phone is hot enough to burn you and the screen won't respond. The side buttons won't lock+unlock the phone. Maps has frozen. The audiobook continues playing and even removing the aux cable just causes it to continue playing through its own speakers. No combination of pushing buttons, removing auxiliary jacks or disconnecting chargers will help. Your only recourse is to pull over, wait for the phone to stop having its heart attack, and EVENTUALLY, reset your audiobook and reboot Maps. Maybe you're driving on the highway, and there's nowhere to pull over without taking an exit? I certainly was.
This happened many times, seemingly at random, during my time with this phone.
I have no idea what sort of phones these other reviewers have, but my Xperia Z5 Compact is (and was) the devil. From the very beginning, it had random bouts of overheating and unresponsiveness from using simple web browsers (even from using facebook). Every update made it more sluggish. The rear camera inexplicably just stopped working one day, despite no impacts or damage. And now, finally, its battery won't even last me one work day.
Now, don't get me wrong. Because I apparently STILL haven't learned my lesson, my next phone will be a Sony too - as have all my previous phones. I have no idea why I am still their customer despite them constantly reminding me of why I shouldn't be. LIFE IS A WHEEL OF PAIN.
Guys this is a good phone performance-wise, but don't buy it if you live in a hot country, it heats up A LOT in summer. I live in Portugal and with temps approaching the 30ºC it becomes uncomfortable and slowish... It's a pity 'cause otherwise it's a good phone. The newest xperia compact models should have resolved this, I hope.
Anonymous, 14 May 2018I think z5 compact is prettier, faster, newer so more future proof (Even though it already rea... morei love how its still a great phone even today, and yes i agree with you its definitely future proof
Anonymous, 07 May 2018I'm considering buying an older but new sony compact phone, z5 compact or z3 compact, what is ... moreI think z5 compact is prettier, faster, newer so more future proof (Even though it already reached the end of software) and the price difference should not be too big hopefully
I'm considering buying an older but new sony compact phone, z5 compact or z3 compact, what is your opinion who is better of these two phones?
When I'm accidentally put my phone in water the effects was the headset is on even without headset putting on but after an hour it's back to normal. And the middle part of the screen I can't touch good.. But I can it until now..
In my house i do not have heating...i put the phone in recording hd mode and gets hotter than fukushima
Not that much of a mobile...battery crap always plugged in
Help needed my z5 compact does not charge i did change chargers but no success . When i connect a eed line gets on screen brightens and then mobile goes off no charging sign i even continuly attatched with charger but no success.any help.
2 years would over heat when apps are running, after the upgrade to 7.1.1 the camera does not work, ring tones only work on numbers you place on, blue tooth intermittently works. a lot of features were removed from when I got new. camera was good till upgrade or I call down grade. Theses problems others have the same complaints Sony says will have a fix for the ring tones.
AnonD-733930, 29 Jan 2018after 2 years of having the phone, i noticed even at 50%+ battery life it DIES. yes it dies an... moreI have exactly the same problem and it is doing my head in, as the phone os SO unreliable now including the camera, which seems to give me a green hue down one side of the image when using the flash. Did you find a cure for the instant closing down issue?
Realy good Phone in the beginning but the batteri gets bad quite fast. Arter 2 years use i can no longer use The Phone without a powerbank conected and it gives upp randomly for no reason. The it can not be turnd on without a powersource even if it is at 90%.
Just a brilliant phone. I have had mine 3 years now. The battery is starting to degrade a bit. But have had no problems with it. Love the fact that you can attach a lanyard. I am a biker, and I have had it in the rain many times. Brilliant phone. I really hope Sony keep making these waterproof phones.