10 Xperia Z5 tips and tricks, or here's how I configured my Xperia Z5 Compact

10 Xperia Z5 tips and tricks, or here's how I configured my Xperia Z5 Compact
Reviewing smartphones for a living has its perks. One of them is that you get to try the best phones right after they're launched – you're free to use one as a daily driver, sometimes for as long as you want. As a result, you get a good feeling as to what a phone's strengths and weaknesses are, which is essential to writing a good review article. 

This post, however, isn't a review. It is about the changes I made to my Xperia Z5 soon after I started using it – about the settings I changed, about the modes and features I enabled or disabled for one reason or another.

I must make it clear that this article is based on my experience with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, but the tips and tricks I'll go over also apply to the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, and likely other recent Xperia models. Also note that the post is about how I configured my phone to behave the way I wanted it to. Your preferences as to how the phone should be configured could be completely different from mine, and that, of course, is perfectly fine. But I hope that in the lines below you'll find helpful tips and tricks on how to make the most of your Xperia Z5. And who knows, perhaps you'll come across a tweak you never knew was there.

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13 Comments

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Helpful tips.

7. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Sure but they lost a LOT of people's respect when they poorly rated the very capable but not flawless Z5. SMH.

11. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Wait! Someone at PA is actually using Sony phone! I am suprised... :-)

13. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Nope, he got it for review.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

11. Shoot in manual mode. Automatic is for noobs.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Once you get the hang of it you'll know the difference.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Superior Auto is now (or, has been) awesome. Supersampled images to 8MP to making an overall image better is a godsend full of blessings!

5. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I think Google should just add a theme engine to android Then manufacturers may stop adding skins on top of android

6. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Sony had the theme engine since android 4.3.loved it.all sony phones including the entry level one's have access to it.

8. T-rex unregistered

spoiler alert. 7 score review coming

10. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Nah mate...I see this scoring a solid 8 or higher.

12. T-rex unregistered

only then it won't be fair to the regular Z5, because these both use exactly the same camera configuration I believe - the thing that took the most points away from Z5

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