The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium was an okay phone however after the Android 7 update (from personal experience); it is plagued with lots of different issues.
The phone will quickly drain battery regardless on whether it is being used or idle. The touch-screen is awful because after 10 minutes of playing a game, it will only respond to single touches and this experience is continuously repeating itself much to my annoyance. The touch-screen does not respond to rapid tapping so it is detrimental to certain applications; an example would be something like Rhythm games or Action games. The phone will quickly get hot regardless of what you're doing; whether it is watching videos on YouTube or sending a text message to a friend.
In my opinion, the only pro it has going for it is that it has a nice screen.
Best phone ever.
New version of the same lineup (http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_xz_premium-8593.php) is noticeably worth then the current one:
a) battery is not as strong
b) has more RAM (with lower batter capacity that is a disadvantage)
c) doesn't have dedicated micro sd slot
d) has more cores (with lower batter capacity that is a disadvantage).
So in short, new version will have shorter lifespan, and potentially not as good performance as current one *(depending on what you do).
Still receives updates; still has strong hardware to back it up on; solid; good choice.
Newer phone = rubbish.
AnonD-662315, 25 Aug 2017Is this still considered a good phone today? Still has software updates? Or is this going to b... moreThis is still a good smartphone. Still receiving updates even now, but not sure if it can be upgraded to ANDROID OREO. Maybe u can wait a little longer so u can have second thoughts about it?
Is this still considered a good phone today? Still has software updates? Or is this going to be extinct soon? Considering buying one but not sure
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2017Does the mhl feature still work when running nougat. Yes!
AnonD-691946, 14 Aug 2017When i bought battery long about 2 days and on standby was wrote 48 hours . On stamina 64 hou... moreThe reason why is because the smartphone now gets used to how often u use it, hence it will decrease. If u use the smartphone lesser, it will increase to 2 days long. For your information the battery life is actually a estimation only, it doesn't mean u will only get that kind of battery life, it is how long u can last before your next charge
When i bought battery long about 2 days and on standby was wrote 48 hours . On stamina 64 hours and on ultra stsmina mode 2 weeks. Now after 1 year on 100% writes 10 hour not 2 days anymore. On stamina 12 hours ans on ultra stamina mode just 1 day 4 hour. When using phone battery goes on 4g 33% hour. Adter 3 hour battery is 0 % wtf
Raymond, 09 Aug 2017This phone seems to suffer from lack of CPU power. When starting up the apps Pokemon Go, this ... moreThe only reason why is u downloaded too many apps in this smartphone, making the RAM using much more as before, will slow down the smartphone
This phone seems to suffer from lack of CPU power. When starting up the apps Pokemon Go, this phone starts slower then Samsung Note 3. When throwing pokeballs, sometimes to ball is like travelling in slow motion and drop short of the target pokemon. Will think 3 times before purchasing a Sony phone in future.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 28 Jul 2017Hey I live in Singapore too. U said your XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM stops for a few seconds when doing ... moreI got only 35% RAM usage at 1.79Gb free memory..so i believe it's not the RAM issue..if it's on the hardware issue, then it could mean a dent on Z5 premium's reputation coz i had used 2 units and both had the same issue...take note, i prev owned a Z2 and now also using Z3 and both are running smoothly.
AnonD-689138, 02 Aug 2017Hello. Is z5 premium and z5+ different?U mean XPERIA Z5 & XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM? There is no major difference in specifications only the display & battery are bumped up for XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM. FHD to 4K, 2900mah to 3430mah.
I've been reading a lot of bad reviews, but I've been using mine for the past few months and It's been a wonder, I bought it in 2017 and It's been a lovely experiences, It's fast, yeah...It does overheat a little but much less than my previos phone(Iphone 5s) and I love that altough It's quite big, it doesn't feel like a big phone
AnonD-688298, 30 Jul 2017Been using the Z5 Premium for close to two years now. All I can say is..I can't wait to sell t... moreWhy u need to wait until 2 years before changed to Samsung?? If ur Z5 Premium already give u problem since the first month of using, why not just get rid of it?? Be honest to urself rather talk bs'
Been using the Z5 Premium for close to two years now. All I can say is..I can't wait to sell this phone off and go back to using a Samsung.
During the first year of usage (when the warranty is still valid), I have send the phone back to the shop for repairs 4 times. And it wasn't even fully fixed after that.
And now, the phone is flickering due to it's ROBUST water resistant properties.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, I would rate this model a -3.
Sony Fan, 22 Jul 2017Im really impressed with the specs of this phone.But i am now using my 2nd unit after the 1st ... moreHey I live in Singapore too. U said your XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM stops for a few seconds when doing things. Maybe u can download some CPU-Z app? I used DevCheck to check the RAM, the reason could be because of the RAM, if it is lower than 500MB or so then it is because of that then the smartphone will stop. If the RAM have somewhat 800+MB free then I guess it would be some hardware problems
Hope that an update with help solve issues with this phone. Screen up and down real fast- touch response issue, heat, Freezing, Pauses, operating issue at times can not turn Z5 premium off.
Im really impressed with the specs of this phone.But i am now using my 2nd unit after the 1st one got water damaged and I encountered the same issue with both units: ALWAYS LAGGING on internet connection both WiFi or Data (im on SG and internet is definitely not an issue)...when i surf or play a video on internet HD or not it always stops for around 5-10secs every 20-30secs of playing/surfing. Does anyone here know why and what is the solution?..i'm always a big fan of Sony but this one really pissed me. My Z2 before has no issue like this.