Good phone, good specs, good screen, good speakers.
Bad design, bad OS.
For me, all the big companies have hit a wall, the one thing they still haven't given us is choice, beyond rooting, there isn't a great deal you can change, some may argue otherwise however (for example) try to change the back ground colour of the settings page on a Sony or HTC device (for example), you simply can't, root the device and install a custom rom and you can.
What these companies still haven't realised is the reason why a lot of us root our devices is simply down to choice, it's my phone i'll change it kind of thinking.
HTC and Samsung and i think Sony (albeit not as in depth as the afore mentioned) have done this to a degree, but they're still holding back so much and it's for that reason people still like to have a tamper.
Give the user what they want, allow full access (via a disclaimer) full disclosure as to what the device is doing, collecting and keeping (believe me, once it's been exploited we'll know everything, naming no names HTC, SONY, SAMSUNG, GOOGLE)
Give us the option to change things like screen off animations, list view animations, full theming capabilities, the ability to freeze any app, remove any app (completely, not disable and leave the crap behind in a location we can't touch)
Give us the ability to hit lower level files so we can clean up, delete, modify things how we see fit, you want us to pay £500+ for a device which at the end of the day is still controlled by you? Think again.
Long live XDA and the like, without them you may as well buy an iPhone (oh wait that would be worse ;) )
Good phone though : D
I got it, the Z5P today. the battery is at 52%. should i charge it for 8h ? i used to do it in my old Nokia mobile.
Digital Tv in your pocket! No need to buy UHD Tv, because nowadays there is a few content to watch for 4k tv, but with this phone you can shoot 4k video and watch it...all of these things are good on paper....but what about actual life! Do we need 4k display on our mobile phones? Do we need 4k display if we don't use vr,
Well, i just made my preorder for Z5P dual yesterday. In Indonesia, Jakarta, the offer is IDR 12,5 million (cashback 500k, 0% 12 month installment), you get free speaker BSP 60 (smart speaker) which usually cost you 4,5 million. So i think its reasonable to cost you 12,5 M-(12,5 - 4,5 = 8 mil). Delivery will be around mid Dec. Recommended to go for tokoPDA.
AnonD-434597, 22 Nov 2015The bad. Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to ... moreTech reviewers right now are mostly business, they only make good reviews to their partner's product. No surprises here, everyone in this world these days seem only to care about profits while honesty and objectivity comes second. Well, at least I'm glad gsmarena did their reviews fair by far as we've seen from their recent Z5C and Z5 reviews.
AnonD-434597, 22 Nov 2015The bad. Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to ... moreWell, the reviewer made a video comparing Z5P and 6 plus. In that video we can't see a difference between image clarity between the two, but there still is a difference. http://www.cnet.com/videos/watch-the-sony-xperia-z5-premiums-4k-screen-shrug-off-a-splashing/ skip to 0:41 and see that the Z5P is producing more vibrant colors while the 6s+ produces washed out colours. Did the reviewer mention this fact anywhere in his video? No,because he is Apple biased.
BTW, if he can't find a difference between 801PPI (4K) and 401 PPI (FHD), surely he won't be able to find a difference between a FHD phone and QHD phone? Which proves that qhd is also a gimmick. Why is the normal Z5 facing criticism just because it has a FHD display?
The bad. Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to the overall experience. Sony's familiar design is beginning to look rather tired.
I believe cnet doesnt lie, when they said there is no difference in clarity between Z5p and Iphone 6 plus. It will be embarassing theirself if they wrong.
It guess media player also renders content in FHD. And what they call upscaling doesnt works.
There's a lot of trolls on here. For anyone interested in this phone or other Sony phones, checkout what people say about it on Xperia's subbreddit. Majority of Z5/Z5P owners are satisfied with their purchase.
Iwan Limanto, 21 Nov 2015Very overpriced, not worthed at all More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later... moreBecause z5 has dual heatpipes and more thermal paste, so z5 series is cooler than others, so the battery life become very well too, because the heat will drain the battery much faster. My Z2 has a very very good endurance, so believe with the dual heatpipes and more thermal paste the z5 series endurance/ battery life definitely is better and longer in real experience.
NOTE: The screen ONLY renders in 1080p. Only if you're watching videos or pictures that the screen turns 4K.
Iwan Limanto, 21 Nov 2015Very overpriced, not worthed at all
More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later... moreZ3+ has better performance? Lol was that a joke? Z3+ overheats too much and the processor throttles to prevent the phone from melting. Z5 has dual heat pipes and because of this it won't overheat like Z3+ and hence performs faster than Z3+. And the battery life of Z3+ was a huge step down from Z3. Z5 and Z5 Premium have better battery lives than Z3+.
Also you forgot about the other new features if Z5: much better camera and fingerprint scanner and newer stronger design
Iwan Limanto, 21 Nov 2015Very overpriced, not worthed at all More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later... moreSome people already said that the Z5P battery lasts longer than the vanilla Z5 which I consider that the extra battery capacity is worth at all and actually the screen remains at full hd all the time (1080p) and will only switch to 4k when there's a 4k content played. Yes it's more expensive than an iPhone 6S but you compared it in the wrong league, the 6S goes head 2 head with the Z5C while the Z5P goes head 2 head with the 6S Plus and we can see that the latter is more expensive than the former.