Great phone for the most part. Battery is pretty good. Doesnt get hot when using hotspot, battery lasts when using it as well. Love the small size and classy design. Waterproof feature is nice, used it in the rain without worrying about it. Charges fast as well. Overall I am pleased with it, but there are two main issues.
Screen visibility in sunlight is terrible, phone is pretty much useless if you're outside. I have a blackberry passport and man, that screen is so much better.
Camera is overrated. The digital zoom sucks, zoomability on pictures is abysmal. I have a lumia 1020 and it blows this camera out of the water. It does take quick photos, and slow motion/4k is nice. There are a lot of features as well. But for landscape pictures, night pictures, or zooming in on pictures, it sucks. I bought it to take pictures of my dogs since they move around a lot, and it works better than the lumia 1020 (had long shutter delay), but quality is not what I expected.
The audio capabilities and features are amazing, best sounding phone I've had, wired or bluetooth.
AnonD-119564, 01 Apr 2016how about when u update the OS when it's rooted? planning to root mine I have second thoughts. If you rooted your phone you willnot get software updates from Sony,You will have to flash new rom
Memo, 30 Mar 2016Friends, the only solution to save battery life is to root your phone and slow down the snapdr... morehow about when u update the OS when it's rooted?
planning to root mine I have second thoughts.
Friends, the only solution to save battery life is to root your phone and slow down the snapdragon processor to 900 mhz.. It worked fine for me and now I have 3 days stand-by or 1 day of heavy Internet use
i know sony is good quality. i have zr and z2 and they are nice to use but now i need to upgrade and i think this one z5 is the best for this year.
Cute,well built compact phone,waterproof really good,battery a bit less,6.0 upgrade makes it faster no more hang...
AnonD-515653, 23 Mar 2016its not lag anymore at 6.0Did you check your Memory (RAM) after the update? i got some hangs, i found an average of 100MB only free!
Jo, 21 Mar 2016Hey is it true that it's laggy? And can we use the fingerprint?its not lag anymore at 6.0
Raffi, 10 Mar 2016I come from a Nexus 5 and I am a power user. I decided to settle for a smaller phone because I... moreIs it with Lollipop or Marchmallow? It is a night and day difference with Marchmallow. No more lag.
AnonD-516135, 18 Mar 2016I have Xperia Z3 Compact and by comparing it with the ne Z5 I don't find a reason to change my... more32 GB, fingerprint and a better secondary camera! I think its a good upgrade, but like u i'll keep my z3c!
sax, 10 Mar 2016WARNING. DO NOT UPDATE YOUR PHONE If battery performance is your top priority, do not upda... moreI heard they will bring back the stamina mode in this April. Now still have the Mashmallow doze mode, the doze mode something like stamina. I believe that they very bring back a stronger stamina mode in feature, just be patient.