I'm badly trying to love this phone, but unfortunately it's so thick... Ugly thick. And too expensive as well. Bad job, Sony... Compared to Z3 Compact I'd even call this phone step backward. It doesn't even look as a premium device. I was desperately waiting for this model and... got this ugly thick and mediocre looking device at crazy price tag. To be honest in real world Z5 Compact should cost around 350-400 USD, not more.
I started even considering to myself Blu Vivo Air LTE which cost just 200 USD, but crazy thin, has a premium look, quite good battery life and camera quality is just enough for my needs. Shame on you Sony - you're being compared with some little known Chinese manufacturer ( though they claim they are USA company).
psychokm, 17 Nov 2015I have used it for a couple of weeks. so far feels great and all, apart from camera. You serio... moreBet you haven't even touched a Z5. S3 having a better camera than Z5? Seriously?! Give me a break. Z5 camera obliterates S6's camera. And the S3 camera can't hold a candle against the Z1's camera. Please don't tell utter nonsense and make people think you're a dumb guy.
The highest SAR value for Sony model phone E6606 & E6653 when tested by Sony for use at the ear is 0.751 W/kg (10g).
In the case where the phone is worn on the body, the highest tested SAR value is 0.781 W/kg (10g).
(GSMARENA please fill the field SAR)
psychokm, 17 Nov 2015I have used it for a couple of weeks. so far feels great and all, apart from camera. You serio... morehttp://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III
The score is lower get 73 only in camera field and you can read the comments from the Dxomark, they said the S3...
-Noticeable oscillation in autofocus.
-Stabilization does not manage to compensate for walking motions.
-Strong noise in low light environs.
-Slight jello effect is noticeable.
So, do you want compare to shame the S3 again?
I bought after watching reviews and other youtube videos. It seemed such a nice and compact phone to have. and i also wanted to own and use a Sony phone. I was so much disappointed with the performance of the phone that i changed it within one week. Thank god i had an iphone as a spare. This phone is not at all comfy to use while talking. The square shape is not really fascinating to carry. The resolution was not eye soothing. The colors looked warm. Worst part was that the phone used to get heated up just within 10 mins of use. Such a worthless phone i might say. Never using Sony again. Then again its my personal opinion, but other Sony loyals might enjoy it.
wow - worse battery then my 3 year old motorola. This is a setback in technology. So many useless phones on the market. So sad so few less then 5 inch. Does nobody else find it unconfortable to have so big phones in their pockets? This one does not have a good screen nor good build quality. Also tooo expensive.
Why does GSM arena not allow for negative opinions? Smells a little like control of the masses.
I don't know whether it is heating up or not but yes snapdragon 810 heats up a lot so it could be true. However it won't get very hot.
Secondly this phone have capability of beating IPhone 6s especially it's splash proofing camera and benchmarks will surely give tough time to IPhone 6s for sure.
psychokm, 17 Nov 2015I have used it for a couple of weeks. so far feels great and all, apart from camera. You serio... morefunny review. don't ever compare the camerar of galaxy s3 and xperia z5c, galaxy s3 way far behind.
Zorak , 16 Nov 2015Does anybody used underwater to take pictures?? Sony has said that is not supposed to be use t... moreDo not use underwater, consider the phone splash proof at best.
Sony had mass problems with the Z3 which resulted in many failures, mine failed first time under about 20cm of water. Sony claim it is waterproof, however if there is any water damage it is considered physical damage and warranty is void.
The only investigation they make is to open the side cover and check the moisture indicator, if it shows signs of moisture, it's an instant void of warranty. They do not check if seals have failed or if there is an issue with the front / back cover adhesive.
Took me about 3 months and threats of legal action to get a replacement phone.
psychokm, 17 Nov 2015I have used it for a couple of weeks. so far feels great and all, apart from camera. You serio... moreSony doesn't have OIS(optical image stabilisation), because it uses a different method for stabilising. Phones with Sony cam sensors use the same technique. So most of the people find it difficult to click pictures without ois. I use moto x play which has a Sony sensor, though it is a 21mp sensor sometimes the images are blurred as you need to be very stable while clicking.
psychokm, 17 Nov 2015I have used it for a couple of weeks. so far feels great and all, apart from camera. You serio... moreSony has provided the BEST Camera tools to it's Z5 series. I would wonder if you know anything about camera...!
era, 15 Nov 2015i am so close to buying this. is it worth it?I have used it for a couple of weeks. so far feels great and all, apart from camera. You seriously should test the camera performance yourself, to se if it is satisfying your demands. I was very dissapointed, my old Galaxy S3 had so much better camera. Video is OK, but photos are very poor qualty.
why SONY doesn't release chrome color for z5 compact?????????????
Does anybody used underwater to take pictures?? Sony has said that is not supposed to be use that way although the phone is ip 68.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2015what overheating??its a thing of past z3+...z5 had never any issues at all.z5compact does 40mi... moreI would be shocked if it didn't perform better than a phone that's over 2 years old!
Will have to put that SD810 to the test myself, but something tells me (like all others that made that claim in the past) this one may have improved (like all others also did) but will inevitably end-up perform exactly like expected from a SD810 under real load scenarios (heavy gaming for instance).
4K video is done with hardware-accelerated codecs that are power (and heat) efficient. RAW GPU power during heavy gaming is not. Throttle-fest will arrive, the question is how soon?