Before you buy your Xperia...
I had two Sonys in my life, an Xperia Acro and the Z3 compact. I loved the minimal android bloating and the added apps from Sony make the virgin Android even better. The processors are fast (with relevant to their times) although not as smooth as one wishes, and they both had a superb camera which no one can complain about.
But... but... here is the warning. They are not as robust and waterproof as Sony claims. In fact they are not. I fail to understand why Sony make the 'waterproof' claim when water would one day leak in through the flimsy plastic flaps. It will happen and Sony would not want to know. Moreover, sea and pool water are not covered by the term 'waterproof'. The waterproof term is only in labs conditions (think Volkswagen)!
So if you buy a Sony, for which you are paying extra to have it called 'waterproof', make sure you do not use it near the water.
Sony refuses to learn the lesson and this also relates to the other Xperia models.
after I purchased SONY and tried it, I am strongly recommending for all of my connections to purchase it. I do believe in SONY that they are the best NOW
calibro9, 10 Feb 2016I have been using the Z5P for 1 month now. My previous phone was Sony Z3, Z2, Z1, Z. Overall I... moreMine is Z3. It is amazing phone. I don't want to upgrade. What is your opinion about Z3?
Come on now, most people can Read specs on New cell phone release before buying Sony; or any other cell like IPhone.
So sounds like your the competition, since once Z6 is released your going to post same upgrade information. Haha
Harsh kumar, 10 Feb 2016You need to buy nexus 6p because in xperia z5 the display when heat in using cameraSony competititors are all over SONY posts!
Competitors are worried losing against Sony flagships.
I have been using the Z5P for 1 month now. My previous phone was Sony Z3, Z2, Z1, Z. Overall I am happy with the Z5P, but it is not as big of an upgrade I would like coming from the Z3. I am a die hard Sony fan too so here is my honest review compared to Z3.
-fingerprint sensor, love the new power button too
-better camera quality
-very premium look and feel (grabs attention)
-Bluetooth, Bluetooth, Bluetooth!!!! - BT problems since day one connecting to my Mercedes and my SWR30 SBT. Hopefully this is fixed in 6.0
-Camera Speed: shot are better than Z3 but takes longer to focus and snap
-Heats up : Sony has done a terrific job at taming the 810 (vs. other phones), but my Z3 with the 801 was perfect.
-No more mag port :-(
Should you upgrade: I did not buy the Z5P for 4K, I did not even talk about in my review. If 4K is what you are after, just skip the Z5P. I only upgraded because I wanted a premium Sony flagship with a bigger screen. The fingerprint sensor is a bonus. If you have a Z3 or other comparable Snapdragon 801/808 device, you may want to hold off until the Z6. If you want a flagship Sony with a bigger screen that really turns heads, the Z5P will not disappoint. Once MM6.0 arrives I think Z5P owners will have a better experience. BTW, expect Z6 in the fall, not at MWC.
Siddharth, 10 Feb 2016Should i buy nexus 6p or sony z5 guys please tell.You need to buy nexus 6p because in xperia z5 the display when heat in using camera
viky, 02 Feb 2016Why is nobody talking about the cons,
1. Phone Heats up a lot after useing more than 15-20 mi... moreMine doesn't heat up. I did a 3 minute 4K recording on Sunday, it never even heated up. The warmest I have witnessed so far was when I was using some of those special camera effects, and it wasn't really much to write home about.
My only two gripes are issues with less than desirable egornomics (yes, this thing feels like a wet soap in your hands, and the positioning of that volume rocker doesn't help either) and battery life (it ain't exactly bad, I just expected better).
Avan Dr, 08 Feb 2016Dude, please stable yourself. Its only phones. No need to defend it like defend your family... moreSorry dude...I just can't handle peoples ignorance today.They always say that Sony is not good because their phones are not as good as what Samsung or Apple phones are.I totally hate it!!!
Forget 810 Soc, wait for Z6 820 Soc, Sony has been hit hard, by Z3+, Z4 and Z5 all Soc 810 Doc ones!, It should sue Qualcomm, after sales franchise both lacking in world by default. Rumors of closing or takeover has further damaged. Just release Z6
Mondeyyo, 08 Feb 2016Oh my god ... Sony will always be the best, no matter its phones or tv's or consoles :DYup yup Z5 available in US.
Mondeyyo, 08 Feb 2016Oh my god ... Sony will always be the best, no matter its phones or tv's or consoles :DYa its true
Oh my god ... Sony will always be the best, no matter its phones or tv's or consoles :D
sky, 08 Feb 2016But scratches does matter to you?All scatches on the protector film is fine, it is not visible too much on the protector film unless you watch it carefully.
Why you holler too much in you comments? The Note5 has the same glass back, will you complaint it with your enthusiasm？？