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??
AnonD-526167, 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.
AnonD-526102, 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?
AnonD-526167, 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.
AnonD-526167, 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.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2016thanks for your opinion but I am taking about normal Z3 (5.2'' 1080p display) vs Z5 compact...... moreZ5c does not heat up at all but that could depend on how hot your temp is outside. Here in the UK it's mostly cold so no heat issues
I am choosing between the iPhone SE and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. I have always had iPhones so this would be my first experience of Android. I know that the Sony is cheaper, it charges quicker and has better battery life but, for me, it doesn't have the appeal of the iPhone. Any tips?
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2016That is a tough question honestly. For me the Z3c was not really an option because it was neve... morethanks for your opinion but I am taking about normal Z3 (5.2'' 1080p display) vs Z5 compact.... which one is better and which one heats less while using camera
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!