Good smartphone that I bought in December 2015 and have been using since January 2016. The problems are:
1. Overheating that has now split it permanently open in April 2018. I need to replace it but will still go for Sony for their quality and innovations.
2. Battery life runs down fast on usage but well preserved if on standby. Not good for long usage without frequent charging.
3. Once you put a screen cover the image of caller will not appear again.
4. Shuts down occasionally without warning when I am playing electronic Scrabble game with it.
I bought the BOND 007 edition of the phone. Paste 007 on something and I might buy it. I loved the camera, but not the battery or the way the phone would heat up. If you can find one super cheap get it. Otherwise, save your money.
zawminn, 19 Jun 2018How to upgrade 7.1.1There is a system update, which updates to 7.1.1 available, so one way would be to go to Settings > About phone (or similar) > Software update > System updates.
AnonD-465033, 26 Dec 2017update to 7.1.1 and all of your problem's solved. How to upgrade 7.1.1
Vicky R15, 04 Dec 2017Too much heating... Fast battery drain.. Gud camera.. Fantastic Performance... Heat and Ba... moreI was also previously faced this problem ,after doing software repairing via Sony suite software from PC ,Now updated working good
AnonD-607171, 01 Feb 2018Do you advise me to buy z5? I have z3 dual right now and There are some problems in audio playbackHey, I have bought it 2 months ago for 322 USD and I am happy with it.now you can find even better deals for a flagship and premium materials, its working smoothly and no problems.only bad thing than no more updates.
Do you advise me to buy z5?
I have z3 dual right now and There are some problems in audio playback
k, 11 Jan 2018got this phone for 2 years now, lately. now having problem with texting and contact app.. plea... moreDo factory reset and switch on, if problem not gone, call me i also use Z5 i can help.
got this phone for 2 years now, lately. now having problem with texting and contact app.. please help
Riyan Chowdhury, 02 Jan 2018Hi...I am from Bangladesh. I am very much keen on buying this phone. Will u tell me about its ... moreThey are trolls! Eitherway is the Z5 your getting brandnew/2ndhand? Must have warranty if you get one....
Shahanwaz , 27 Sep 2017Everything is well in this phone but only one problem too much hit. Hi...I am from Bangladesh. I am very much keen on buying this phone. Will u tell me about its performance?
How is it's battery backup? Have any major problems like auto shutting down & hanging?
Please help me. And what's the price of it bought by you?
Remember to do a FULL WIPE/RESET prior to upgrading to Android 7.1.1 w/c is a major firmware update and vice versa.
After a year using it, the problem is coming. Now my phone keep shutting down itself, apps will hang and force to closr apps and reopen. Sometimes when I press the open button, its malfuncture, and u have to wait for few seconds only it appears....getting disappointed with Sony phone