Hi everyone. My z5 compact has got its panel cracked luckily its only half touch not working lcd is all fine. Please suggest me should I get just touch from aliexpres r complete panel. I got local touch lcd panel but it did not work. What should I do.
Not (so) good.. 6/10, 06 Nov 2017I bought this phone 2 years ago. At first, I liked it because I had the worst phone before thi... moreIf you want to get a new phone (even though this phone is still pretty new) I think you should look at Apple because they are the only aside from Sony producing small flagships like iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the really tiny iPhone SE.
I bought this phone 2 years ago. At first, I liked it because I had the worst phone before this one. The battery life of the phone was so good in the first year. Almost 2 days of usage. After a few updates, the battery only lasted a day, but still fine with it. Loved the fingerprint scanner. It was so fast and always read my fingerprint. The phone was and is still very fast. No lag whatsoever.
And now for the NEGATIVE parts of this phone....
The back cracked out of nowhere, twice, within the first half year. Secondly, the headphone jack port didn't work after a year. I had to get Bluetooth headphones. And just recently, the option of the fingerprint-scanner just disappeared.... yes, it disappeared after the update to 7.1.1.
The camera is good when there is enough light but when you take pictures or video in low light, it's the worst. So much noise and not sharp. The Xperia XZ1 Compact is out and I am not going to get that phone. I like small phones but these are just too many annoyances which I expect will return on the XZ1 compact also.
My advice, If you don't listen to music much and don't care about photos also, this phone is good. Otherwise, don't get it. Very disappointed.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2017any idea why my Xperia Z5 Compact E5803 only get Lollipop as latest version? I mean there are... moreYou have to flash a different firmware. I think your phone was one of the displays or something.
any idea why my Xperia Z5 Compact E5803 only get Lollipop as latest version?
I mean there are no new update to Nougat
and when I do IMEI check on sony website they say Lollipop is alrdy the latest my device would have..
The camera is something you'd find in a mid-ranger. A Galaxy S5 blowed the Z5c out of the water when I was testing it on an ordinary document.
The battery life was OK. Worse than my E4g, but the 810 is taking its toll. 6 and a half to 7 hours when I disabled location and data unless I needed them. I disabled the Sony apps (a lot of comments said that Movie Creator drained battery without even being launched) on my day of purchase. Also, my battery life stayed the same on every update, I haven't experienced any battery drain on Nougat.
The fingerprint sensor, on the other hand, is pure bullshit. If your finger is even slightly greasy, you're better off just unlocking with a PIN/pattern. The first time I set it up it went good for the first week, but as time went on, either my thumb morphed its print, or something with the sensor or the power button went wrong. The biggest problem is that when you set up the fingerprint, it takes 15-20 snaps of your finger, which means you can't unlock the phone in multiple "finger positions" reliably.
Its a shame all vendor are hand in hand in cheating the customers they have flooded the market with 5" mobile until now, from 2018 foldable phone with compact form factor will be released to generate revenue if people start using one mobile set for 5-6 years revenue generation will be minimised mobile vendors are playing with consumers needs viz a viz requirements.
1. Remove user replaceable battery started by Apple so that handset will not last more than 4-5 years since apple hardware is much better compared to Android hardware therefore handset might last for eternity which apple does not want.
2. Remove SD card from mobile started by Apple iPhone
3. All new handsets difficult to repair post Samsung Galaxy S6 including replacing glass which cost 20% of the cost of handset is it really that expensive answer is NO. Since consumers have started repairing handsets for 100$ instead of buying 600$ new handset.
4. Introducing handsets 5" and above later bendable phones will be realsed which will be under 5" but can be expanded to 6" and above Samsung Galaxy X is an example.
Guys..there are issues in 7.1.1..
before updating to 7.1.1, I disable stock apps such as Movie creator(must), YouTube, maps, chrome, Play games, calendar, drive, gmail, google, hangouts, lounge, Photos, Smart Connect, and Spotify..
Then I upgraded to 7.1.1 and found no lags at all, working much faster than before.. no heat issues. But the sad part is there are now new features in this update :(
Cons camera on most other phones at the same price are actually a lot faster and clearer in focus and better colour. Very disappointed with the camera.
Also not a fan of Sony messing with Android just slows it down and makes it more complicated.
Can't wait for new phone
Rom, 01 Sep 2017Planning to buy Z5c, but not sure if after Oreo release 2Gb of RAM, maybe it'd better to take Xc?You should definitely go with XC. Z5P won't get Oreo. Not sure which is faster between SD 625(?) and 810.
Rj , 27 Aug 2017Does Xperia Z5 Compact will receive Android "Oreo"...??Unfortunately Sony Xperia Z3+, Z4, Z5, Z5C, Z5P, XA, XAU won't get Oreo update.
Planning to buy Z5c, but not sure if after Oreo release 2Gb of RAM, maybe it'd better to take Xc?
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2016You are not alone, the Sony quality issues are still severe despite fanboys denial. I changed ... morereally I did not accept ur word, I am using. sony z5c , no issue, I didn't border updating it to 7.1.1 bcus the complain , but I like the 7.0, I didn't. see anything fantastic about iPhone se, u not locky about the u got , or may be lack of maintenance. u guys the way u handle iPhone as if it some bow special, I don't really go for phone bcoz of praise , I go bcoz what is going to give me in return, I like htc for music, iphone don't near them, bcoz I am using both htc m8 and sony z5c , my friend using iPhone 6s+
Supa_Fly, 04 Aug 2017EBay is your uncle. Look for highly reputable sellers over 10K mark but with lower than 30 tot... moreUncle eBay is full of Chinese imports. You get clobbered with tax buying from there plus a lot of the listings are really dodgy saying things like "note, this phone is not waterproof and not to be used in water". A quick look at the feedback and most have really bad feedback because they sell sub-standard clones or non-working phones.