I made a foolish decision and decided to upgrade my z3 compact to a oneplus x.
Apart from screen size, slimness, design and ram it was either slightly worse or much worse in every area.
To list the bugs
Gaming performance rubbish unless you root and change kernel
Sound quality abysmal
Screen too vivid and unnatural
No gain in sharpness despite higher res screen
Camera app appalling
It's a good upgrade from a moto G and offers good performance for 200 if you're prepared to tweak it or wait for 20 software updates to fix the bugs.
But it is not close to the z3 compact in terms of everyday use let alone the z5 compact
Aspros, 29 Nov 2015So many hyppocrites...
They say this phone has big bazels, when its a full centimeter smaller... moreYou said the reality. They cant make much criticism to iphones b'cos its rich mans phone.
Its a style to hold it than its performances. Criticism for a good cause is welcome but not otherwise.
AnonD-323133, 28 Nov 2015Right side, middle part, power button.ty dude
So many hyppocrites...
They say this phone has big bazels, when its a full centimeter smaller than iphone 6s, which has roughly the same screen size,
they say it has small resolution, where the 6s has roughly the same and the same ppi. They claim its too expensive despite having a 23mp camera, where the 6s has 12, two stereo speakers with louder crispier sound, water resistant body, and still room for sd card, radioand one of the most expensive chips in the ?
Its parts are far more expensive than the iphone 6s, why the price of the 6s is justified and it is not on the Ź5c, why the screen and resolution is ok for the iphone and not for the sony? Why only comment that the thickness is 9mm instead of 7mm and forget that the battery is 2700 instead of 1700?
Why noone mentioned that the 143gramms the 6s has arent heavy and the 138s on the Z5c are a problem?
The OS is what it is, but Sony has done the best to compete with 6s and used the best parts they could to outperform it, in many areas the specs are double and those specs mean that the cost is sky high, this is the price of competitiveness and the Z5c did a fine job with its 62k on antutu, pretty much the best results of the 810
kimochi, 28 Nov 2015Where is the fingerprint-pad in this phone?Right side, middle part, power button.
Been using the C for a month now... So good overall, the speed, camera, and I like it because it's small But has one big mistake which is the overheating problem
veegee, 25 Nov 2015I feel of late people are more interested in the looks than the performance and thus become a ... moreLooks are not what matters at all. This is why reviewers don't talk about it, because design is purely subjective. What matters the most are features
dose anyone have any issues with receiving messages...
i have tried hangouts
i have tried with my apn putting it to def ult
i ahve contacted sony
and they say its my network and contact network and they say there is no issue
checking my setting and everything seems of i have soft re set it...
now ill recive messages but like 1 hour later for some contacts
checked preference settings
also checked to see if there messages are coming through as a imessage
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2015Z5C surely doesn't look as good as its bigger siblings (Z5 AND Z5P), but it still looks good. ... moreI feel of late people are more interested in the looks than the performance and thus become a big showoff. This applies to his job / carreer also. The big sized phones even do not fit the hands and pockets and need to use two hands instead of one. Z5c is really good in all respects. If there is any improvement needed better to comment on that area than complaining of its looks. Almost all high end phones are heavier. And the so called Iphones also have its own drawbacks, no dispute it looks nice. I personally like Z5c, but just waiting if Z5c premium will remain a roumer or a reality and if available internationally, before I go in for Z5c.
Vic, 24 Nov 2015Sorry, but why do you need to write BS? Can you show where in the text I mentioned weight? It'... moreZ5C surely doesn't look as good as its bigger siblings (Z5 AND Z5P), but it still looks good. Looks are purely subjective, and while Z5C is thick, it still is a premium device unlike the Oneplus X. Z5C might be thicker, but it has much more features than a oneplus X. Choosing a X over a Z5C is just.....dumb. Z5C has:
water and dustproof
more storage space
So you see Oneplus X only wins in display resolution, NO match for Z5C overall
Vic, 24 Nov 2015Sorry, but why do you need to write BS? Can you show where in the text I mentioned weight? It'... moreLet's see... Compared to Oneplus X The Z5C has a much faster processor, better camera, water and dust proof body, better battery, better audio, and more on the list. According to gsma, Oneplus X doesn't even have NFC or compass.
Vic, 23 Nov 2015I'm badly trying to love this phone, but unfortunately it's so thick... Ugly thick. And too ex... moreOh please, don't tell crap. Sony never told they're a USA brand, they're Japanese. Maybe in USA, they don't want to sell their phones because that market is filled with iSheep. Secondly, if Z5C is thick, you should realise that it has a Snapdragon 810, 2600mAh battery and a large 1/2.3 23 MP camera, fingerprint sensor too. Does your crappy Chinese phone have these features?
Z5C is a miniature version of the Z5. It packs powerful flagship specs in a compact waterproof body.
Nikeshman, 04 Nov 2015Can anybody tell me about the battery life. Is it better or similar or not so good as compared... moreIts like 20% lower, at least from early Z3Cs, i am not sure about 5.1 ones...
And Vic your garbage is our treasure, go ahead and buy your self a oneplus X, if all you care for is looks and appearances, or asn iphone for the shame matter.
The Z5c does not aim to impress yr future girlfriend, make look rich or smth, this phone aims to please their owners, its 7mm instead of 9mm yes, but insteasd of going the S6 or 6s , Sony prefered to keep it water resistant and didnt sacrifice thickness for battery capacity.
If being 2mm is what matters the most for you, then you have so many choices this year, i for one did not want to live with a phablet anymore, i wanted a compact sized phoned, with superb camera, 32gb internal storage for apps, G2 like battery performance, like 60k antutu overall performance and android. Z5c is the only answer out there in the market now, for the rest of the firms, small= small battery, cheap and weak phone.
Your eyes cant tell the difference from 720p to 1080p in a 4.6 inch screen, as our eyes can go as far as 320ppi, the fact that the Z5c has 720 help it have great performance thast can help it go toevto toe even with iphone 6s plus and better battery performance. This model aims to satisfy these values, fir the rest you can have yr pick amongst a host of those oneplus or whatever...
Vic, 24 Nov 2015Sorry, but why do you need to write BS? Can you show where in the text I mentioned weight? It'... moreHow can you compare the Z5 compact and the OnePlus X? The X looks nice but it's also larger. And apart from the 3GB ram, there is nothing special about the OnePlus X. But the Z5C is a little beast, same as the Z3C which I use. Maybe they won't win a beauty contest but they are the most powerful phones at the moment at 5" and below. There are no real competition for them at the moment. In my opinion, absolutely worth the money.
AnonD-469607, 24 Nov 2015It's 138g like most phone of its size. Why do you need to LIE? Sorry, but why do you need to write BS? Can you show where in the text I mentioned weight? It's Sony, and as always - they have their own vision of reality. Unfortunately it takes them to making budget phone looking devices at premium price. I wish they make a thin stylish device and I'm absolutely sure they are capable of doing that ( look at excellent Z3 Tablet), but Z5 Compact if a terrible fail. 250 USD OnePlus X looks much more premium at 6.9 mm thickness, full hd screen and 3 Gb of RAM. I appreciate compact sizes of Z5C, but due to thickness (especially on such a small overall size) device looks outdated right out of box... If I pay premium price, I want very premium looking device, not something looking like outdated midranger...