Z5C is better from compact phones, battery is good, in normal use 2, maybe 2,5 days. I love 1080p/60fps video :o)
I had Z3 compact, 4 months ago i bought Z5 compact. This is a huge step back. Phone is always lagging, sometimes I press a button and have to wait 10 seconds for a response.
Video is bad because after 1 minute the sound starts to lagg after the video. Frames are missing, sometimes for 1 or 2 seconds the picture freezes. All videos are not usable and they look terrible. This is the worst phone I had in years.
And yes, sometimes its hot so I can't hold it.
I bought my wife S4 and now S7, and they are much, much better.
2 gb ram is too little so ram always is full and doesn't keep anything in background, the device constantly overheating even after marshmallow update, camera and sound quality much worsened over z3, ok battery, low quality screen, I'm really really disappointed.. I used to love my z3, why sony why ?
chris12345667, 14 Apr 2016I am choosing between the iPhone SE and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. I have always had iPhones ... moreHaving used the Z3 compact for almost 1 year, I can confirm that it is a really great phone. The screen is 4,6" and actually much bigger than the Iphone SE/5S - but in a body of similar size due to lower top/bottom bezels. Camera is good, battery life excellent, headphone sound is good, dedicated camera button for fast start-up/focus (use that a lot), SD card etc. I have only used the Z5 compact in shops, but it should be similar experience to the Z3 compact.
I expect to upgrade to the Xperia X-line this summer, but mainly because I like the full-metal body design and to some extent the internal storage of 32 GB storage.
Huge disappointment! I had this phone for few months in which it was serviced twice for poor battery performance, excessive heating and display light leak. The problems persisted (excluding light leak) and this phone is retired last week from my use. Now happy with Samsung Galaxy S7. It tells a lot that even my previous Galaxy S4 performed better than this glass-sandwich!
Is this phone's performance and display good for heavy games like real racing 3 ?
I am just concerned about the screen i dont wantit to be too small to play games and i want them to run smoothly.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2016No heating problems whatsoever and I play some serious games with intense graphics. Most of th... moreThanks a lot my friend I think I would go for Xperia Z3,as I am not a gamer so 16 GB will be enough for me I use to store my whole media like photos,movies music,e.t.c on SD-CARD,and i think 10 GB available o Z3 is enough for apps like MX PLAYER, FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP, e.t.c, The only thing I need is a good camera,performance,(for daily task not for gaming),Display Battery life,which I hope Z3 has.
In future I may Skip Z5 Series and would go for X series hope Z3 will not Disappoint me... :)
Peace, God bless you, God Bless this world,
By the way thanks a lot for everything which helped me to buy better device w.r.t Price.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2016Thanks a lot my friend just want to know any cons or problem you have encountered with Z5c how... moreRegarding 3GB vs 2 GB, I don't really know if it makes much of a difference. Hopefully someone else can come in.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2016Thanks a lot my friend just want to know any cons or problem you have encountered with Z5c how... moreNo heating problems whatsoever and I play some serious games with intense graphics. Most of the heating problems that people complained about were with the Z3+ from what I know. Sony seems to have resolved this with the Z5c.
However, I just bought the Z3 for my wife on B&H for only $330, so if you are indifferent to size I would probably go that route before the offer expires. Just be aware that it only comes with 16 GB of storage versus the 32 GB in the Z5c. But a fantastic deal nonetheless.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2016Oh my bad. I am not sure you can compare any of the Compacts to their full size brethren. One ... moreThanks a lot my friend just want to know any cons or problem you have encountered with Z5c how is its heating temperatures,as SD 810 has bad reputation due to heating.... and as it has 2 GB ram,Is it quite enough or 3 GB on Z3 would be better??
chris12345667, 14 Apr 2016I am choosing between the iPhone SE and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. I have always had iPhones ... moreI think that depends on you as a person. I have friends who left Android years ago for Apple, went back recently, and were blown away by how much the Android experience has improved. So I don't think you will be disappointed if you switch from Apple to Android. But you will likely miss the Apple ecosystem if you have a bunch of other Apple devices. iPhones are sexier. Plus Apple is all about holding the hands of people who are either not tech savvy or prefer not thinking about tech things (I don't mean this as insult). There is something to be said for that model. Sony does have a great PC Companion program for backing up your phone and other functions.
But at the end of the day, you have to ask if the Apple premium is worth all of the above. For me, not now or ever. But that is because I buy a lot of expensive gear, and if I had to pay the Apple premium for my stuff, I wouldn't have nearly as many toys as I do.
Also, if you haven't experienced an Android before than you really should do yourself a favor and at least try it. If you don't like it, that is what eBay is for.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2016thanks for your opinion but I am taking about normal Z3 (5.2'' 1080p display) vs Z5 compact...... moreOh my bad. I am not sure you can compare any of the Compacts to their full size brethren. One of the things Compact users love (and honestly just take for granted) is the super looooong battery life which is the MAJOR benefit of a smaller screen. You will not get that with the Z3. Plus one handed use is great. If you look at the spec side by side, the difference between the full size and compact really is only screen size and battery life. So suggesting the Z3 versus Z5c really is a preference decision that is up to the user. I like phones that fit easily in my pants pocket, but I don't want to give up performance. The Sony Xperia Compacts are the ONLY Android smartphone that meet this criteria. End of Story.
BAUSE, 14 Apr 2016What data are you talking about? If you mean photos video and music you can transfer it from i... moreI was referring to music and photos. My real question is: is the iPhones higher price justified?
chris12345667, 14 Apr 2016Also would I be able to transfer my data from iTunes to Android? What data are you talking about? If you mean photos video and music you can transfer it from iTunes to pc then to Xperia. Also for the previous respond personally I think the z5 has a better multimedia interaction as it also has a better screen and you can have showbox on Android too which you can't have on ios.
chris12345667, 14 Apr 2016I am choosing between the iPhone SE and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. I have always had iPhones ... moreThe iPhone se is faster has higher capabilities in terms of performance not by a lot but by some. Camera they are both about the same although the se camera is probably easier to use and has the 240 slow motion.