This phone is awesome, great camera, great display, great performance, but this phone is ridiculously hot.
I play some game for few minutes and my phone goes up to 45* celcius.
This is first time I upset for buying Sony phone.
The phone is great but when you use an app for too long it heats up and the phone is sometimes almost burning. Never had this with another phone. The problem is known but still sony should do something about it.
Bogdan T, 28 Apr 2016Speakers are really good. Sounds better than Z 3cThanks
Phone is perfect! Compact waterproof, photos look amazing on its display, camera is great too. A more innovative device than iphone and samsung, all say thephone heats up. i never really experienced. camera? music? headphones? displays? its all SONY! Most trusted brand.
Faf, 25 Jul 2016where is the fingerprint sensor? on a button or something?The fingerprint sensor is on the power/lock button.
Press it once to unlock, then softly puts your finger on it again to trigger the sensor and the device will unlock.
NOT Recommended :
- Glass scratched wihtin 2 weeks despite an existing protection. Discovered after that Son'y protection is to avoid glass shattering and not scratches ... not mentioned clearly .
- Battery is a joke and phone heating like hell for any Photos.
A total AVOID for this model
Don't buy the phone it's a total scum!!!
the camera almost never uses 23 megapixels and when it does the factions are so limited.
it's slow and get's heated up really quickly slowing it down even more...
to add to that sony claims that the phone has ip 68 which is far from trusth as mine got busted after i cleaned it under tap watter and the garanteed was voided
This phone is perfect with it's 4.6'' screen. I hate big screens. BUT, I need a dual-sim! Is there any chance for a Z5 compact dual sim?? is there any new phone coming with 4.5-4.7 screen dual-sim????
Anonymous, 20 Jul 201645K INR its main centric is camera, but do u really need 23 mp camera on a smart phone? Most o... moreIt may not be well known, but Sony uses the 23 MP in the sensor to oversample the image when shooting at 8 MP. The result is the 8 MP images are actually sharper than at 23 MP, and it is easy to test this and see for yourself. Of course, this is only obvious when you zoom in on the pic at like 200% or more. But Sony's implementation is very smart because oversampling is key to making sharp as tack pics. There is no one camera that is best for every situation. But I find my Z5c takes great pics. Of course, I only take pics in manual mode. IOW, taking great pics is more a function of the photog's skills than the camera and lugging around a DSLR just isn't convenient.
bought z5 reburbished €379
quality feel about me
camera is awesome
battery really good so far
everything u want in a smartphone
Tanya, 18 Jul 2016When I phone someone, the face shuts down/is off. Where can I change the setting so the "face"... moreThat has been on every touchscreen phone for a decade now it is so you cannot activate anything on screen, if you have been watching TV and see people phoning and screen stays on its because they are pretending to use phone they are not calling anyone. I often see that where they answer a call or make a call on tv and screen is still on it is poor attention to detail
45K INR its main centric is camera, but do u really need 23 mp camera on a smart phone? Most of users use smartphone camera for social media sharing.
Any smart phone with 20+ mp is total waste of bucks.
at this price I can buy a decent androind phone and a marvelous DSLR camer
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2016I recently experienced my first encounter with the phone wanting to shut down because it was t... moreI want to also reply to my own comment and say that while the phone may get 'warm' it rarely gets 'hot'. And this is even when playing games like Asphalt 8 which have a huge amount of graphics.
My wife has the Z3, a simply gorgeous phone. She initially got one of those wallet type cases for it. But the phone was getting too hot, so she had to take it out and now just has a tempered glass cover on the screen and no case.
I don't have a case either. Instead I have a tempered glass protector for the screen and a clear plastic protector for the back. They were both less than 10 USD. If you have a big thick cover for the phone, that could cause problems similar to how wearing a thick coat in the summertime would make you hot too. Plus cases are bulky and ugly. However, my tempered glass protector is beautiful, resists fingerprints, doesn't scratch, I could go on. It is the perfect addition to my Z5c. I will never use a case again.
I recently experienced my first encounter with the phone wanting to shut down because it was too hot. I was trying to make a video in hot, 100-degree weather, but with the sun beating down on my black z5c, the phone was getting too hot long before I hit the record button.
Otherwise, I have filmed 4K shots as long as 15 minutes without any problems. I think part of the reason for my success though is I have a 128 GB microSD card, and I configured the phone to record all pics and vids to the card versus the internal memory.
To me the microSD card slot is one of the best parts of the phone. 4K video takes up a huge amount of space fast and there isn't a single phone out there that has enough internal memory to handle 4K video imo.
Tanya, 18 Jul 2016When I phone someone, the face shuts down/is off. Where can I change the setting so the "face"... moreYou need this to be enabled so that when your phone touches your ear it does not cut you off or turn on mute. Its best just to let this function be and wake up the screen when needed.
When I phone someone, the face shuts down/is off. Where can I change the setting so the "face" stays alive when I phone?
Terrific in everything
Performance, camera, display, music, size, speed, everything
Good in battery life
The only con is the heating issue, it is not overheatting at all and nothing that u cant bear, but it does sometimes get really warm, occasionally hot.
Month after month, i really started to feel frustrated from this, specially when summer came, to carry this hot in my pocket i really cant withstand anymore, may be i will get any mid-ranger to use till october and then return to z5c in november to carry in my suit, yeah why not!