WORST ANDROID PHONE EVER CREATED
I bought this phone to replace my long used n4, because of the compact size.
The phone is top heavy and slippery AF, within a week it had slipped out of my pocket while getting into a car and tge back glass smashed.
The phone is horrendously laggy. Most everything you do will see excrutiating lag in opening or actioning an app.
Upon onboarding Sony will ask if you want to use their What's New app, if you say NO the What's New app and other related, useless bloatware will commence ruining your love of Android. You will recieve Notifications about horrible Sony games and apps, those Notifications may even be sent to you in the middle of the night. Sony don't think very hard about their users.
The phone app is the worst. Half the time when you open it to capture a rare opportunity you will miss the chance as you await the camera controls(including the 'take photo' button) to appear. After a year of usage I am writting this review having just missed aphoto opportunity because the camera controls broke, pressing 'take photo' did not take a photo. What a terrible phond and experience.
The phone will NOT transmit photos over a USB cable longer than about 8cm...Sony seem to have failed to properly isolate electromagnetic interference in the USB input. You must use a tiny cable, which is super annoying to use and very hard to find in most parts of the world (easiest to find in Japan).
This phone's build and software is amateur at best. I have a very low confidence in Sony as a result. It will take a miracle for me to sway towardsany form of Sony product in future.
joveen, 16 Jan 2017There's no heating issue and drain fast?The phone overheats a lot, A LOT. In fact, Sony baked-in to their terrible camera app, an overheating scenario whereby the app throws a popup before closing itself. You may be lucky, on a cold day to take 5 minutesof video but don't expect to be able to do that twice in a row.
Mark 1234, 18 Jan 2017The battery usually drains around 12 percent per hour, with stamina mode activated! Which means 8 hours and 20 minutes SOT (0_0), WAW!!
The battery usually drains around 12 percent per hour, with stamina mode activated!
Iam using z5compact 1month from now.... Ive noticed that the battery are gettimg better compare to the first few days.
This phone is handy and with a high resolution rear camera, worth to buy even if its not newly released.
Water, 12 Jan 20171 year after i use this phone, still no lagging issue, perfomance is great. I love this phone. There's no heating issue and drain fast?
I'm giving this phone, 75 out of a hundred, based on the display, browsing performance, build quality and looks. The display is excellent, even though it's not full H.D, offering deep, saturated colours, which are displayed with "perfect" clarity, but it's not upto the panel found on The Samsung Galaxy S7, then again, nothing else is! The performance is patchy, but the same applies to any device, so that's no doubt down to the software! The build quality is good to very good, and the phone is a looker, so buy with confidence!!!!!!!
The amount of times the iPhone SE was mentioned in this Sony Xperia Z5 Compact thread speaks volumes... (besides the complaints I read here) Whereas in the iPhone SE thread the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact was not mentioned once except in GSMArena's Review... That's where I saw it when I was reading GSMArena's Review on the iPhone SE. Guess I shouldn't change my mind then.
1 year after i use this phone, still no lagging issue, perfomance is great.
I love this phone.
[deleted post]If you noticed something this is writing conversation not voice XD, overall, the great things with the SE is only the chipset battery, everything else either just good or bad especially the display it is disastrous XD.
Xperia Z5 Compact is my favorite phone ever, and I've had at least 1.5 new phones per year for at least 17 years. Mine has no heat problem. I carry iPhone 6+ for work, and Xperia Z5 compact for me. I want Sony to introduce a new COMPACT handset in 2017 with all the best chip, RAM, and camera specs! Until then, buy the Z5 compact!!
Z5 compact had a heating issues ???????????? I won't to know it!!!!!!
Ali Bashir, 23 Dec 2016Z5 compact no doubt, but wait! Why not the x compact it the best compact smartphone ever!Missing the dust and water proof and finger print magnet! Sadly!
djshanky, 28 Dec 2016Hi guys, facing an issue. Cannot get past 2.5 hours of SOT no matter what I do. Any idea? Defected battery, or old in age....
Hi guys, facing an issue. Cannot get past 2.5 hours of SOT no matter what I do. Any idea?
After using erricson for years and mostly all sony phones this phone is really very good phone battery awesome gameplay good sound good and camera