A Short and honest Review after a week long use:
1) It really gives the user a premium feel; its new now don't know how will it wear... *Hint the four corners are not metal (no one ever mentioned this) and Sony has also kept a mum.... shh
2) Software is very stable and neat but sony should have put some 4k wallpapers and premium theme as it looks like a stretched version of z5. but over all very good UI... BUT why did it keep a third party file manager instead of having its own.
3)DISPLAY* its a mixed feeling Trust me, it is well straight and to the point no one would be able to tell the difference between qhd or 4k on such a small screen. But its very nice. Now what the reviewers didn't tell you guys... there are image enhancement modes 3 options x-reality and super vivid... if you turn them on and view your pictures it takes over 4 seconds for the images to be adjusted. you can disagree but you will agree when you experience it yourself. ;-/ but then I turned off x-reality and left super vivid on now it takes over a second I have a 95 mbps 128 gb card but its not the case because I am also saving the 4k recording on it...
4. CAMERA) Its good but not the best... to be honest I still prefer lg g4 Camera the most... but the modes AR effects in camera is such a nice thing if you are a dad of 6 kids at the age of 27 and you will enjoy it. Gsmarena was 100% right in saying about corners softness of photos. My conclusion: best for outdoor good light photography or in mall it take fabulous photos, in low light its not that good... I am not comparing it its just what I feel.
5) Speakers & Battery Life) they are front facing so we don't feel if they are not that loud they should have been crisp clearer as they aren't. But in ear audio is incredible. Now the most controversial Battery! I took my phone 5 hours ago used it moderately and now the battery is 56% so it just manages one working day on LTE. I don't know what is behind the claim of 2 days.
its a dual sim phone with only one sim active.
Final Words, there is nothing called as perfect. This is a very beautiful phone the black and the chrome versions really look very stylish. There might be 4k or even if there was 8k it wont make any difference to human eye. I have a near accurate eyesight as I deal in gemstones. with this you are left with a few choices 1) lg v10, Samsung alas if it could do something to revamp touchviz. and the alrounder iphone 6s plus.
I am impressed overall except the camera shooting issue where it is blurry at the corners, but I need to see for myself to decide... Also it would be an excellent feature to have more powerful xenon flash or at least dual led flash,
my question what kind of stabilization does the phone offer for still images ? is it optical image stabilization like in modern digi cameras or just dumb unrealistic (LOW LIGHT) Digital image stabilization like in the Note 3 ??...
am trying to make up my mind to spend that much money on a phone with 23mp camera and carrying a second phone, but was hoping really it has OIS like in the note 5 since i got very shaky hands and 3 out of 4 images i take turn out blurry !...
Also is the PS4 app reliable to game PS4 games from anywhere at home and any gimmicks here or limitations that might prevent it working worldwide, paying extra etc...?
anu97awesome , 08 Dec 2015Bro what I say is z5 premium is cheaper than note 5, s6 edge plus and 6s in our country oh it was you my mate! Sorry didn't see who posted the comment :(
Yeah I agree
A smaller sized pizza maybe better or best for us. But it doesnt mean we should accept it if the price is higher than regular one..
DenisXD, 08 Dec 2015actually no.. try research before buying a phone. Z5 is much cheaper if you buy it from an onl... moreBro what I say is z5 premium is cheaper than note 5, s6 edge plus and 6s in our country
i'm really satisfy with this phone, its so great and excellent... with the 23 mpixel camera then we can give a best shot, with exmor rs it can take a picture of fast moving object... and with the chipset snapdragon 810 are just enough for gaming...
WELL DONE SONY!!!
AnonD-100398, 07 Dec 2015i enjoy being on gsmarena ,nobody can take away that from me . i am just trying to show sony t... moreOk let's see,
your comment: ..i mean Sony is not giving NO 64GB inbuilt memory,NO OIS,NO 4gb RAM, Cheap sd810 SOC, No Super Amoled screen either.
My answer: No 64gb inbuilt memory? True, but I didn't see note 5 having any way to extend it's memory capacity, like a micro sd card slot? You know.. The little slot that samsung taken from you? That one.
For your information Z5 can get to 232gb of memory.. It's 3 times more than note5's 64gb inbuilt memory. 3 TIMES MORE!
Z5 doesn't have optical image stabilisation? True, but it has a combination of both hardware AND digital stabilisation called steady shot. It stabilises the image far better than ois do. Z5 has the best stabilisation at the moment, far ahead the competition!
It doesn't have 4gb of RAM? True.. who the hell needs so much ram on a phone anyway? Oh I know.. samsung! Because they suck at RAM management and 3gb still aren't enough for them! lagwiz.. hint, hint.
Cheap 810 soc? I'm sorry are you working for qualcom and you know this, or you just guessing? For your information Z5 scores 61000 with 4k display, and note 5 65000 with 2k display.. the difference is only in numbers though so don't be happy just yet. At this moment almost every flagship phone is 2 or 3 seconds faster than the other. Meaning the difference is just seconds.. freakin seconds!
No super amoled screen? THANK GOD for that. Why would we want a screen that will get burned in pixels after a couple of years? Why?!
Now you see that you are a fanboy? Good.. all things considered.. now like my comment.
AnonD-100398, 07 Dec 2015i enjoy being on gsmarena ,nobody can take away that from me . i am just trying to show sony t... moreNot a fanboy at all!!
Your comment: The 2nd best flagship Smartphone rightnow is Z5P .
Its good but it has lots of cost cuttings in device hardware department IMO it is not at all worth the VERY high price Sony is asking for at the moment ..i mean Sony is not giving NO 64GB inbuilt memory,NO OIS,NO 4gb RAM, Cheap sd810 SOC, No Super Amoled screen either
Moreover to hide that VERY high price sony has also kept the preorder offer where in they were giving a costly bluetooth headphones as a bundle preoder offer cause they knew that no one wud pay that kind of very high amount for a device made with lots of harware cost cuttings & that is why asap the preoder offer was over sony reduced the price for Z5P .
AnonD-100398, 07 Dec 2015i enjoy being on gsmarena ,nobody can take away that from me . i am just trying to show sony t... moreNot a fanboy at all..
Your comment: That is very true man Note4 is still a great device that is why i said if u can wait then probebly the NOTE6 is going to be the worthy upgrade from Note4. But yes i understand there is very long time to wait.
AnonD-337419, 06 Dec 2015I can get z5p instead of galaxy note 5, s6 edge plus, iPhone 6s for less price. I don't just u... moreactually no.. try research before buying a phone. Z5 is much cheaper if you buy it from an online store, like 200e cheaper atm! It is 769e in stores, and 570e in online stores!
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2015Interestingly, Z5C replacement display with digitiser costs $155 http://www.witrigs.com/replac... moreThat proves you dont know anything. They are selling product, they earn money from it.
They buy a display panel for $35 and sell it to you $155. thats how people sell the product. Thats business..
It also prove sony want to take profit too much. While sammy and htc gives free screen replacement.
SamsungRetarded, 07 Dec 2015If you dont like Z5 why are you still in this page haha , still saving and talking to your pre... morei enjoy being on gsmarena ,nobody can take away that from me . i am just trying to show sony that Z5P is good but is not worth the price they are asking.u ppl are just hating me cause i know that u are sony fanboys.I am posting my opinion abt it ,
see even i like there ps4 a lot but that does not mean that i sud also like there smartphones as well .I am not a kid to become a fanboy like few ppl here ..Lol.
AnonD-434597, 07 Dec 2015I always give facts. Z5c is costier than S6. Z5 costier than Note 5. Seriously, i cant find wh... moreZ5 camera module 15$? Wow. You crazy? You won't even get the back cover for that price ( back panel is 15 or 20). If you didn't know, OIS is built into the camera module. And who told you S6 has better lens?
Qualcomm processors always are expensive. It would be cheaper for Samsung to build their own processor.
Instead of telling " I always give facts", tell " I always speculate nonsense "
AnonD-434597, 07 Dec 2015I always give facts. Z5c is costier than S6. Z5 costier than Note 5. Seriously, i cant find wh... moreInterestingly, Z5C replacement display with digitiser costs $155 http://www.witrigs.com/replacement-parts-for-sony-xperia-z5-compact
Yeah, so much for your "I speak only facts". I understand your 'facts' LOL.
Looking forward to your reply.
AnonD-434597, 07 Dec 2015I always give facts. Z5c is costier than S6. Z5 costier than Note 5. Seriously, i cant find wh... moreBest quality panel on iPhone 6s plus? Lol Give me a break. http://www.cnet.com/videos/watch-the-sony-xperia-z5-premiums-4k-screen-shrug-off-a-splashing/ he compares the Z5P screen to 6S plus... Turns out the iPhone produces pale washed out colors compared to Xperia Z5P. And there was another video I posted here comparing the Z5P to Note5, Z5P producing more better clarity and color display. But you ignored it, like any other troll.
AnonD-434597, 07 Dec 2015I always give facts. Z5c is costier than S6. Z5 costier than Note 5. Seriously, i cant find wh... moreComparing newly released z5c phone price, to an almost a year old S6 phone model?!?
Go home, please....
Amazon sells z5p for 694$, while cheapest Note5 32gb offer is 619$, and 64gb one cheapest is 853$
Note5 is a 4k capable phone with only max 53 gb storage space for 850$
Z5P can be added an sd card (50$), equaling total of about 750$ for max 221 gb storage space.
Its a no brainer actually, you have to be mad to give that kind of money for what you get of note 5
Same applies for iphone 6s
I always give facts. Z5c is costier than S6. Z5 costier than Note 5. Seriously, i cant find what make z5c worth valued than S6. Almost all parts and components in S6 are best class, while i find mediocre parts in z5c.
The 3 most expensive part of a phone are always.. screen, SoC, RAM.
QHD super Amoled on S6 costs $80 while FHD IPS (best quality like on 6s plus)costs only $41, Z5C screen is only HD i guess its only about $35. Its a huge different $45. 14nm manufacturing soc is also costier than SD810, UFS 2.0 costier than emmc.
Z5P camera module is best i guess it cost $15 while S6 is cheaper but it has better lenses and OIS. FM radio is cheap bcz even feature phone has this feature, microsd slot is also cheap. S6 also bring many additional hardware like IR, MST, heart rate sensor,