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badassmam
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Posted: 2017-05-27 08:34
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Nougat broke my email and dialer on the Z5, I use BlueMail now which is so much better in every way. Dialer still doesn't theme on 7.1.1 so I use another app for that with caller ID. I don't really use file manager on the phone, I hook up to my laptop and drag and drop where necessary.
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Posted: 2017-05-30 04:08
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Thanks for the reply.

Now I have to search for a Z5 Black or Z5 Compact (Single sims) under $400 CAN shipped in my hand which surprisingly is VERY tough!!
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badassmam
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Posted: 2017-05-30 09:58
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My advice would be to go for the either the Xperia X or X Performance purely because Sony takes more effort in updating them. Consider that The X/Performance will get the same updates and love as the XZ. I need waterproofing which is why I went for the Performance otherwise I'd be all over the regular X because it has excellent optimisation.
Supa_Fly
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Posted: 2017-05-31 22:46
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On 2017-05-30 09:58:24, badassmam wrote:
My advice would be to go for the either the Xperia X or X Performance purely because Sony takes more effort in updating them. Consider that The X/Performance will get the same updates and love as the XZ. I need waterproofing which is why I went for the Performance otherwise I'd be all over the regular X because it has excellent optimisation.


I LOATHE the rounded design of the X Performance or X series of the 2016 yr. Plus unable to stand on the table without falling.

That said what the current renowned and reputable authorized international resellers you'd recommend?

thanks.
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Supa_Fly
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Posted: 2017-08-03 04:33
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New owner of the Xperia Z5 Compact in Cobalt Black!
Beautiful design ... been after this for 2yrs and thus far installing applications, configuring accounts from scratch (including Google account), and seeing what data I can co-locate (manual migration) from both PC and online storage account(s) in order to setup this G account Proppa (like Lui Marco of Youtube)

Perfect dimensions for the screen something I think Sony wavered on the X Compact which I detest. Now I get why the Compact lineup usually outsells the top tier devices!

I've flip-flopped in/out of Android since v3.2/v4/v5 for brief months, only the Xperia lineup kept me more than a week - up to 3mths at a time.

Lots of reading then questions to ask and more.

PS: Does anyone have the APK file for the James Bond Theme?
http://www.xperiablog.net/201[....]xperia-theme-released-by-sony/
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Posted: 2017-08-03 13:50
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Enjoy Supa_Fly. I have the white version but with I got the black, I love the stealth dark grey, it looks great.
Supa_Fly
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Posted: 2017-08-04 06:10
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On 2015-09-02 17:57:37, badassmam wrote:
I find the Compact to be ugly, it looks like it has a permanent bumper case on. I think its the proportions as well because the Z5 looks much better because its bigger and slimmer. "Its like having a Porsche Boxster, people will think you only bought it because you can't afford a 911" - Top Gear. Replace Boxster and 911 with Compact and Premium.



Well said. Yet just remember the Boxster evovled into the GTS Cayan Let's just hope Sony can do this with a soon to production sister of the Z5 Compact.
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badassmam
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Posted: 2017-08-04 10:08
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@Supa_Fly

That was the main turn off for me because I traditionally prefer the Compact to the flagship, Z1 and Z3 Compacts were similar to their bigger siblings but they had a unique charm about them while the Z5 Compact just doesn't look right with that body. Either way congrats but personally I would've gone for an X phone because it'll be better supported for software, my X Performance has shoddy battery life when in use but the software is very slick.

Boxster, Cayman and 911 are all unique in their own way now, each with their own character. While the Cayman may not be as powerful as the top end 911, it has different proportions that people like while being very powerful and capable like how the Z3 Compact was to the Z3. The X Compact however was just too weak, the plastic finish is horrible and lack of waterproofing made it much worse than it should've been. Z1 and Z3 Compacts are two of the finest Xperia devices Sony have made and my lime Z1 Compact is still the best device I ever had when I've had the Z3, Z3+, Z5, Z5 Premium.
Supa_Fly
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Posted: 2017-08-05 07:51
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On 2017-08-04 10:08:38, badassmam wrote:
@Supa_Fly

That was the main turn off for me because I traditionally prefer the Compact to the flagship, Z1 and Z3 Compacts were similar to their bigger siblings but they had a unique charm about them while the Z5 Compact just doesn't look right with that body. Either way congrats but personally I would've gone for an X phone because it'll be better supported for software, my X Performance has shoddy battery life when in use but the software is very slick.

Boxster, Cayman and 911 are all unique in their own way now, each with their own character. While the Cayman may not be as powerful as the top end 911, it has different proportions that people like while being very powerful and capable like how the Z3 Compact was to the Z3. The X Compact however was just too weak, the plastic finish is horrible and lack of waterproofing made it much worse than it should've been. Z1 and Z3 Compacts are two of the finest Xperia devices Sony have made and my lime Z1 Compact is still the best device I ever had when I've had the Z3, Z3+, Z5, Z5 Premium.


That's a great lineup of phones!

Z5 Compact has that IP68 rating over teh X Compact - one main reason why I've avoided the X. I honestly think the Z lineup was the best designed Xperia phones Sony has ever made since the (ahem HTC built, Sony designed) Xperia X1 (OG). I just loved the embossed "Xperia" on the Z lineup. Each to their own tastes I guess.

Right now I haven't fully transitioned to the Z5C from iOS just yet.
1. Z5C doesn't support my carrier Freedom Mobile (which originated as Wind Mobile prior to late 2016 purchase from Shaw Communications Inc here in Canada. The bands existed when the Z5C was in production but where unique in this country, and in North America at that time. Grrr.

I've just about fully mirrored the applications I used on iOS to Android, yet I'm just realizing so many things I've grown used to in iOS that I can see myself getting lost without:
Guitar Tab and Tuning/recording applications
^ Althougth Guitar Tuning apps exist in Android, the Guitar Tab apps I'm looking for is to teach a complete novice like me to learn how to play. GarageBand also is a big plus - but I no longer own a Mac so there is no real benefit to me in that regard.
iTunes U & iBooks.
^ Reading books, full fledge novels always for some reason looks and feels better and more enjoyable on iOS devices. I cannot explain it: resolution, contrast levels, the pop of tint etc are ALL better on Android - but maybe its the polish of the apps slightly under par or something I just don't know. I'll re-evaluate after I get my glasses next week. However I'll need to search for books all over again (maybe repurchase).
iTunes U ... such a HUGE wealth of free knowledge that is well organized across universities. I'll be looking for an Android solution, not having much luck.

Watch
^ I had thought Android users were more tech savvy/geeks in a pioneering sense vs iOS users ... yet I've yet to meet someone using an Android Watch full time or at all. Is there not much value in an Android Watch vs iOS Watch??? I'm boggled by this.


By NO means am I a ludditte but I'm frustrated for simple things in Android. Like why is the official Sony Android APK file copied to internal/external memory for the 007 Theme will NOT install directly on the device? I have set install from any source enabled in settings. File Commander just automatically appends .apk.exe to the file extension. Even if I rename to remove .exe it will not install??? Theme sourced from Xperiablog.

PS: LOVE the Mass Effect Andromeda theme ... fully live and inredible!!!
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Posted: 2017-08-05 09:22
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On 2015-09-02 16:35:15, emerson_shei wrote:


Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

- 4G Network: LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

- Nano-SIM

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, DLNA, Wi - Fi Direct/HotSpot, Bluetooth v4.1 With A2DP/APT-X, MicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 3.0 TV-Out) , USB Host And NFC

- GPS With A-GPS Support And GLONASS

- Dimensions: 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm

- Weight: 138 Grams.

- Display 4,6" TFT LCD HD (~319 Ppi Pixel Density) With Chemical Tempered Glass And Anti-Fingerprint Coating

- 32 GigaBytes Memory Internal

- Expansive Memory Up To 200 Gigabytes

- 2 GigaBytes Ram LPDDR4 (1.807 GigaBytes After The System Boot)

- CPU Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Quad - Core 2.0 GHz Cortex A57 And Quad - Core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53
(SemiConductor Technology 20 nm HPM HK-MG)

- GPU Adreno 430 (Quad - Core Graphics @650 MHz)

- Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) With Sony UI

- Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint And Reader PDF)

- Camera 23 MP With Wide Angle Sony G Lens (24mm) And Pulse Led Flash

- CamCorder UltraHD (2160p @30 FPS)

- 5 MP Front Facing Camera Wide Angle Lens (25mm) With SteadyShot And CamCorder FullHD (1080p @30 FPS)

- Hi-Res Audio With Digital Noise Cancelling

- Stereo FM Radio With RDS

- Standard Battery Li-Ion 2700 mAh (Non-Removable) With Fast Battery Charging: 60% In 30 Min (Quick Charge 2.0)

- Fingerprint Sensor (Fast And Secure Unlock)

- Waterproof And Dust Tight (IP65 And IP68)

- Available Graphite Black, White, Yellow And Coral Colors



Technichal Specifications Photographic Z5 Compact:

* Lens: Sony G (24mm in 35mm equiv.)
* F-Number: f/2.0
* Focal Length: 4.23mm
* Focus Range: 8 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 12800
* Shutter Speed: Min - (0.8s) / Min - (1/8000s)
* Features Digital Camera: Phase Detection Autofocus, Touch - Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama And Geo - Tagging
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY EXMOR RS IMX300
* Format: 1/2.4"
* Surface: (5.92 mm x 4.57 mm)
* Flash: Pulsed Single Led (4rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 3 Meters
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 5520 x 4140 For (4:3) Or 5984 x 3366 For (16:9)
* Other Features: Image Stabiliser, Simultaneous Video And Image Recording

Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder Z5 Compact:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: ULTRAHD 2160p (3840 x 2160)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 55.5 Mbps
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 3200
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 156 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
* Light Assist For The Record Video: Yes (Pulsed Single Led 4rd Generation)
* Features Digital Camcorder: Digital Video Stabilization And Continuous Autofocus

Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camera Z5 Compact:

* Construction Lens: 4 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.4
* Focal Length: 2.12mm
* Iso Sensitivity: 40 - 3200
* Shutter Speed: Max - (1/12s) / Min - (1/6613s)
* Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY
* Format: 1/4"
* Surface: (3.20 mm x 2.40 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.34 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 2592 x 1944 For (4:3) Or 2592 x 1458 For (16:9)

Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camcorder Z5 Compact:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: FULLHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 18.2 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 156 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
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Tibagy
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Nougat): Is It Still Worth It ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDXOmBfZOG8
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Posted: 2017-10-16 11:50
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Has anyone received the latest update? Is there a change list?
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