AnonD-645892, 24 Feb 2017Z3 was a failure of a model....overheated easily, self cracking screen problems, bad battery l... moreIronically I am writing through my z3, fantastic smartphone as usual from, 3 years old and still rocking, overheat?? Only when playing high graphics games same like all 2014 smartphones, or even less worse, self cracking?? Fake reputation like many.
AnonD-647328, 24 Feb 2017Can cook your bacon and eggs on this phone as it runs so hot !! Seriously Sony, can't you do ... moreThe display on the s7, is awesome! so you might consider getting that? because the Z5's L.C.D. is exactly that! so if you don't mind having a slower phone, when opening web content? buy the Samsung!
Can cook your bacon and eggs on this phone as it runs so hot !! Seriously Sony, can't you do any better ?
AnonD-481725, 15 Feb 2017Very weird, my z3 is almost 3 years old, it has not a single issue. Z3 was a failure of a model....overheated easily, self cracking screen problems, bad battery life...etc etc.....they are worth nothing now.
Got Android 7 on my Z5 compact but speaker volume is now really low at max settings, why??? Please FIX it ASAP Sony!!!
AnonD-642202, 21 Feb 2017 I live in Turkey. I've got the Nougat. So far no problem. This phone is only excellent. The h... moreI have noticed that heating problems dissapear when the NFC is turned off, hope it helps you.
Why Sony, why? What is the point of upgrading to Nougat, when it makes our phones even slower? It was the same with The Z5 Premium, so why can't you release a reliable software update? Words fail me!
I live in Turkey. I've got the Nougat. So far no problem. This phone is only excellent. The heating problem can be solved by putting your phone under water ;-)
Thought I was getting the latest security update yesterday. Instead I ended up with Nougat. Smooth sailing so far :-)
Well I am on way home but system updates is showing an update of 1279.5MB download so this must be Nougat. Will get home and over wifi download it and see what happens. Anyhow what does Nougat really bring to table? My security patch is 1st Nov 2016.
Had this since about May last year and been brilliant longest had a device.Have tried others along the way but it is phone sized, robust,powerfull,got a lanyard hole, proper shutter button, colourful screen, good battery, good cam, good video and can handle noisy concerts and just no problems.
I am bored with it is only problem but unless I can get another smallish phone with features above then it can't be beat. Though of buying white Z5C as a change maybe but defo wanting new phone.Tried HTC 10,S6,S7 lots others but still big phones and tried Blackberry Priv which was excellent but to big and ached my hand it was so wide.
MWC soon so lets see if anything smallish powerful and different pops up but I don't hold my breath.
I got the nougat update yesterday. So far it's been great - smooth and fast. Nice.
I upgraded from the Z1c to the Z5c. My wife upgraded from the Z1c to the Z3 because she prefers the larger form factor. I upgraded from the Z1c to the Z5c because I wanted 4K video. I have been using the Z5c for nearly a year, and I can say that the usage experiences for both my wife and me have been excellent.
I don't keep my phone in a case. Instead, I use a tempered glass screen cover and a similar plastic guard for the back. Not only does it look sleeker than a fugly case, I don't experience heating problems. I have shot tons of 4K videos, some as long as 30 minutes and all to my 128 GB microSD. The only time I ever had a problem was last summer at a waterpark trying to make a video on a 95+ deg day with the sun shining directly on the phone. Since my phone is black it quickly got too hot and shut down. Did I miss the moment? Yes, there wasn't any shade to be found and considering the conditions I wasn't overly surprised.
I play all the latest games smoothly like Asphalt 8 and Simcity Buildit.
The camera in manual mode is great. While it is the IMX 230 23 MP sensor, I have set it 8 MP (4:3) as Sony has optimized the sensor to oversample the image for superior performance at that setting versus 23 MP (4:3). If you don't believe me, try it for yourself. There is actually more detail in the 8 MP setting. Shooting in manual mode and taking the time to properly set the ISO, white balance, and exposure guarantees excellent photos every time.
Sony still supports the Z5c and has promised to roll out Nougat sometime soon.
People who moan or complain have no taste when it comes to phones and just follow the trend.
I am still yet to receive the Nougat update. Is anyone else suffering with the same problem?
Zseries Compact guy, 15 Feb 2017I have owned the z1, z3, z5 compacts and I have to say at this point I am looking at a differe... moreVery weird, my z3 is almost 3 years old, it has not a single issue.
I have owned the z1, z3, z5 compacts and I have to say at this point I am looking at a different brand because the complete lack of longevity on any of these phones has been more than frustrating. Z1 wasn't waterproof and had battery/heat issues. Z3 had durability problems as well as battery/heat issues. The Z5's camera stopped working after 6 months! And also ...drumroll... heat/battery issues! Call me crazy but if I spend over $500 on a phone I want it to last me more than a few months and not need to be charged at lunchtime. All in all I'm tired of having novel, shiny, gimmicky phones that can't even come close to enduring a normal life. Just so disappointing.