gaaron, 04 Sep 2015what is the back cover of z5c isit plastic or some kind of metal kind?...It's Glass but with frosted effect to deal with old the fingerprint magnet problem.
Every companies reduced the bezels of their phones, but with Sony the bezels seem to getting bigger...bad choice.
what is the back cover of z5c isit plastic or some kind of metal kind?...
Karim K, 03 Sep 2015why only 2gb ram 2Gb of RAM is already enough you know. Now I ask you, what will you do with 4Gb of RAM on this little phone? Play games? well... The truth is, the graphics on mobile games aren't that great compared to Console (PS, XBOX) or PC games. So, 2Gb of RAM is enough for mobile gaming in this size. Or, you want a multi task? Well... To make your phone faster, you can close the apps which aren't necessary from the recent app screen. And don't install unnecessary apps. Then you will realize that 2Gb of RAM is enough (or even over) for this 720p, 4.6" screen phone.
waeb, 02 Sep 2015Good that the back is changed, but is very disapointed about only 2 GB ram and only 2700mAh. T... moreIt will be thicker than todays high spec, mini phone. For battery itself will take a lot of spaces. And putting a 3000 MAh (pr more) battery on 720p screen and below 5 inch. It will make the phone thicker and 2700 MAh battery is already enough to power these phone for a long time.
I'm very Satisfied with my Sony xperia Z3 with Sony ILCE-QX1 Sony Lens SEL55210 APS-C
why i need better camera>>??? when have QX1 :D
There are certainly some Pro's compared to the Z3 compact
Better processor, 32GB internal, better camera front and back, fingerprint scanner
But also some cons, looks cheaper in my opinion, battery life stats have taken a big hit and screen-to-body ratio less.
I'll no doubt still get one :-)
I will switch from ZR to Z5c
This is That what I actually expected for a looong time âŒš
Than You SONY
Its good to hear about all the specs about the new sony kid. But I think for a 32gb ROM 2gb RAM is not at all enough. For the smooth and efficient running of the phone they would have at least provide 3 or 4gb RAM. And it will be worthy for the money we are paying for the mobile.
Eldakka, 04 Sep 2015I'm sorely disappointed in the upgrade between Z3C and Z5C. I purchased the Z3C in May underst... moreYes, more megapixels doesn't mean more better camera. In the case of Z3C and Z5C, easily the Z5C blows the Z3C out of the water. You're just talking about megapixels, but there's much more behind it. The Z5 series has Ultra fast autofocus, the fastest in the market, better software with more features, improved low light performance, allowing to take 23 MP pictures in superior auto mode, whereas in Z3C only 8 MP was possible in superior auto. The camera software has many new features like RAW, etc. The Z5 camera is made in conjunction with Sony Alpha camera engineers, so its gonna be the best. Also in Z5C, fingerprint reader has been added, stronger aluminium frame, while the Z3C only had a plastic frame, glossy glass is replaced by frosted glass which gives better grip in Z5C. Also, better performance, battery, etc. So overall, the Z5C is a healthy upgrade from the Z3C.
Take my money sony. This is the perfect replacement for my 4.5 inch screen moto g. i love how sony replaced placements of the charging port plus the idea of increasing internal memory to 32gb. Would definitely buy once it is out in the market.
*** release it to philippines now =)
I'm sorely disappointed in the upgrade between Z3C and Z5C. I purchased the Z3C in May understanding that the Z5C was coming soon, but I had to purchase a new phone due to various circumstances and couldn't wait any longer than the 2 months I'd already put the purchase off for. However I thought I'd just buy the Z5C when it did come out and sell off the still newish Z3C to recoup some of my costs. But after seeing the spec sheet, at this point I am underwhelmed and see no reason to upgrade. So while it is saving me money in not replacing a phone that's only 3 months old, I am also disappointed as I was looking forward to the Z5C and was prepared to spend the money - until I saw the specs.
The only upgrades really are:
1) CPU - Snapdragon 810 - however it has known heat issues and in most reviews of this chipset it has to throttle after a few minutes all processes down to the A53 (lower-power, slower cores) and turn off the faster A57 cores. I haven't seen a comparison of the throttled 810 vs the older 801 , but I suspect that while the 810 has its heat/throttling issues there will be no significant performance increase going to the 810 due to throttling. Certainly not big enough to make it an important factor in upgrading to it.
2) GPU - Adreno 430 (part of 810 SoC) - this is a significant upgrade, but may run into the same issues with heat/throttling as with the CPU cores.
3) Camera - more pixels, but how does it translate into image quality? The camera is a tertiary feature on a phone for me, it must have a 'decent' camera, but doesn't have to be a great camera/high pixel. I'm happy with the camera on my old galaxy S3 let alone the 20MP on the Z3C, so this isn't a big factor for me.
4) Front camera - significant upgrade, 2.1 -> 5MP (quality depending, more MP does not necessarily mean better). But I'm not big into selfies or other uses of a front camera, so it's not important to me, 2.1MP was more than adequate for MY usage patterns.
5) Faster LTE modem - again not a big benefit, I've never gotten above 30MBps on the current cat 4 (150/50) modem, so going to cat 6 (300/50) is meaningless when the telco's can't even give me full cat 4 speeds.
5) 32GB built-in storage. Again not a big deal as I already use a 64GB m-sd (40GB used) in the current phone for extra storage, so I'd still need a m-sd card in the Z5C. So again as long as it has the m-sd slot anything less than 64GB built-in is a non-event.
Pretty much everything else is the same (screen, memory) or a regression (bigger dimensions/weight, reduced battery life).
What WOULD have made it a significant enough upgrade to consider are, in addition to the above:
1) More built-in storage - 64GB (128 would be nice...)
2) MORE RAM! I was disappointed the Z3C had 2GB vs the Z3's 3GB. I'm still perplexed that a 2-year newer phone still only has 2GB RAM, I was expecting 3GB.
3) better (not bigger!) screen, 1080p.
4) USB-C !
5) Maybe a different SoC to the 810. I understand that one of the benefits of the 810 vs the other snapdragon
barameus, 03 Sep 2015And look at the battery standby time. Compare with z3c, this is a huge set back. Plus the 81... moreYea manufacturers have totally lost any common sense. Everyone knows SD810 is a huge fail, yet they keep insisting on using it. WTF?
Because it's hard to fit the kind-of-same hardware from Z5, into a smaller profile.
barameus, 03 Sep 2015And look at the battery standby time.
Compare with z3c, this is a huge set back.
Plus the 81... moreYes ur right. I just saw it compared to the z3c. SD 810 will still be a battery suckered. The official numbers seems to be a 30% lower battery life.
We will see the review but in this case I stay with my z3c.
Why no dual SIM version? Disappointing and a missed opportunity by Sony to increase their market share.
And look at the battery standby time.
Compare with z3c, this is a huge set back.
Plus the 810 this device will be a disappointed.
Seriously sony? Where is the great news and why are people excited about this weak upgrade? They are gonna lose money and marked on this weak upgrade, basically the same as Z3C.
Z5 compact is thick and why no Dual Sim ? i like so much dual sim.
So according to a German hands-on of Z5C, the frame is plastic. That's... surprising, considering the price range. One of the reasons I liked the Z1C was the metal frame, gave the device a premium feeling.