Z5c as much as people badmouth it unfortunately for them it's actually a really good device and the camera is stunning. To make the camera complete you can buy the Sony wx350 superzoom and download playmemories to get a perfect camera experience with 2 cameras working as one on your Z5c. Also this device can't be compared to other devices simply because each device has its own manufacturer and it's own style. When it comes to specs there might be same or better ones on other devices or even lower specs but again unless 2 devices are completely equal in every aspect from specs to price to design, they can't be compared to see which fits the overall better. There are reviews all over the Web about how this phone is better than that phone and so on. Waste of time really. Each person has their own preference when it comes to mobile phones and not everyone can afford the best of the best so therefore many companies make many phones to make different profits indifferent markets. They make their new devices according to trading standards and as tech moves forward so do the trading standards. Now weather the company chose to use a 10mp camera or a 20mp camera has nothing to do with what other companies use its just purely advertisement to create a media logo and to try and persuade buyers to purchase their product over others. That don't mean that there is competition between the actual devices but competition between sales and profit. Next time you buy a phone think about what you need it for not the specs and looks as tomorrow there will be a new version.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2016Hi Planing to buy Z3 or Z5C , what do you say which one would be better
That is a tough question honestly. For me the Z3c was not really an option because it was never available in the USA and warranty support is important for me. And I found out with my Z1c that even though I bought it from Clove in the UK, Sony considered it gray market since I am in the US.
Honestly if I had the choice I would probably have gone with the Z3c but only because it also supports 4K video which is uber important to me.
I don't think the increase in features justifies the higher price of the Z5c.
I bought this phone about a month ago and also got the marshmallow update right away so I think that might be the cause of some of the problems I have with my phone:
1) recently I can't turn off the radio. I have to restart the phone to do it (factory reset didn't solve this). Very annoying.
2) some other apps sometimes freeze.
3) had the small apps bar issue but I solved it by disabling greenify.
I still haven't received the newest update but I hope that it will solve these issues.
Some good things - battery life is ok, the phone doesn't overheat (yet), fits my hand better than bigger phones, camera is fine I guess.
Overall - a bit better than "meh".
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2016Upgraded from the Z1c. Been using it for about a month now.
What I Love:
- 4K video (~55 kbp... moreReplying to my own thread:
Also somewhat miffed that all video modes are still VFR (variable frame rate). I would think with the ability to do 4K they could at least offer CFR HD video!
Upgraded from the Z1c. Been using it for about a month now.
What I Love:
- 4K video (~55 kbps) and 23 MP (5520x4140) with HDR
- 128 GB microSD card (recording 4K directly to SanDisk microSD is not a problem) and supposedly supports the 200 GB card.
- Long battery life, although somewhat shorter than my Z1c
What I Miss:
- Magnetic charging dock
- Asphalt 8 does not get noticeably hot, but for some reason, it feels like the app takes longer to load each course. Maybe not, but was really hoping it would load noticeably faster with the Snapdragon 810.
The experience is not radically different than the Z1c and I often wonder if it even offers anything above the Z3c.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2016Honestly...my personal opinion..I think THIS phone is Uh-gly. Like seriously...just look at th... moreThe z5 compact is 10 times beautiful than any other compact phone. The Xperia MM UI also beautiful than the touch-wiz MIUI.
Honestly...my personal opinion..I think THIS phone is Uh-gly. Like seriously...just look at that thing, a face only a mother could love who knows deep down that its ugly as well.
Not to hate or offend anyone but goddamnit!! C'mon Sony...design it like you do with PlayStation. Please give the phone some beauty, PLEASE.
Danny, 09 Apr 2016I have Z5c it is amazing. I love it! The camera is awesome, but maybe full HD resolution? Othe... moreIf the Z5c had 1080p, its ppi would go higher than 320, yeys would never tell the difference from normal use distance, yet the battery endurance would take a toll, probably having a 70h rating in the gsmarena test, render it as mediocre endurance, instead of the v.good one it has now.
We must be gratefull for their 720p choice, look at Xiaomi mi 5 for example, with its 1080p screen has a 92h battery rating, whilst the S7 only has 80, despite having an amoled screen, which gives a 25% advantage at energy saving!
As they both use the same resolution and the same 3000mah battery capacity, what makes the difference?
That the Mi5 has 1080, yet the S7 has the gimmick 2.5k resolution, with the ppi being at 428 and 577, the human eye will never tell the difference, benchmarks performance and battery endurance do though and Sony was wiser than that!
Anomynous, 04 Apr 2016Whats so terrible about this phone since the Z5c fans are so active in the iPhone SE threads? ... moreI dont think that all those SE trolls are Z5c owners, because there arent so many Z5c owners.
As for the Z5c, it is one of the best 2015 phones, probably the best flagship.
I am having it since day one and i can asure you that most of these issues reported are by other trolls who never owned this phone, because if they did, they would mention its real issues and what the previous models had, or what they suppose it would have.
For example the claim that this phone overheats is a blatant lie, its based on the 810 overheating FACT, but in time it was fixed, the Z5 took special measures for it and most esp the Z5c with its 720p screen it doesnt pressure it enough to cause overheating issues.
Sun legibility is also another typical example, the Z5c has 2.780, while the early Z generation have had somewhere near 1.700, sun legibility stops being an issue above 2700, few ppl know that and just flame this phone based on previous experience.
Its battery is top notch considering the terrible 2015 flagship, you probably have heard dissapointed Z3c owners, that are rightfully dissapointed, as the Z3c had the best battery endurance of the industry, yet the much more powerful Z5c consumes more, and has less, very good, but not Z3c like.
Music quality is top notch too, despite water proofness the stereo front speakers and head and shoulders better than the previous xperia. Its 720p resolution which is the most common point of criticism is not issue, as every iphone user knows that a phone only needs to go as far as 320ppi and 720p is a much for a 4.6 incher.
The camera was rated as the best on the best camera site (dxomark).
The fingerprint reader is one of the fastests in the market.
The true Z5c issues, that you prolly never heart of, are mostly with the Asian devices and evolve some software bugs, with using wired microphones, disabled notifications being reactivated after a security update, the system not allowing you to store apps on the SD card, fingerprint reader having issues with wet hands, back glass cracking after a few 6 feet drops, while caseless etc
The SE is a 2012 phone, with a 2015 CPU, it has roughly the same dimensions of the Z5c and thats why there is always a direct comparison.
A 4incher with a 2012 design normally would have no place in 2016 market, so the industry sites wrongly suppose that it is adressed on premium users that need a more compact phone, but with a punch of a flagship and in the market there is no other alternative than the Z5c, os every android fan, who want to criticise SE, will compare it with Z5c, it doesnt mean that he is an actual Z5c owner though, so dont be mad on them, the ones who troll SE are mostly Samsung fans and they also troll Z5c, all the issues you mentioned as Z5c's issues, are actually troll attempts from them!
Its a waste of time to troll back the Z5c onwers, the ones you seek are over the place, wondering around and troll everyone and everything and prolly holding a cheap chinese phone on their hands...
Too bad potentially there are no more z compact series from sony. The z5c are good overcoming the mediocore camera of the z1c and z3c. The problem is the sd810 processor. Hopefully sony will comes out xperia xa compact with p10 processor.
I have Z5c it is amazing. I love it! The camera is awesome, but maybe full HD resolution? Other than that, it is a great phone
Haily, 08 Apr 2016My colleague have Z5c and he is really happy. With normal use, he charge phone after 2-3 days,... moreAlso there are complaints about the ram. Many owners say that they have few free rams left after the update
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2016In my country they have the same price. Also s6 has a bad battery life,maybe worst than z5c.th... moreMy colleague have Z5c and he is really happy. With normal use, he charge phone after 2-3 days, bet after new update phone battery life is bad.
I use xperia z5 E5803 y they mobile too much heat when iam using internet
Haily, 06 Apr 2016yap, its my problem too, I also think about s6 and z5c, I like z5c, becauce its small, bet in... moreIn my country they have the same price. Also s6 has a bad battery life,maybe worst than z5c.this is why I still wonder what to buy.