Sony has people sold on its new Xperia Z5 lineup, and here's the proof

Yesterday we asked: Did you think Sony did well with its new Xperia Z5 lineup, including the Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium? And in less than 16 hours, over two thousand of you responded. The results are now in, and we're ready to share them.

The vast majority of voters, like us, are absolutely sold on Sony's new stuff, with an impressive 64.5% chunk of the total. On the other end of the spectrum, we've got some 230 people, or 10.7%, saying that Sony failed to impress and that they're not interested. Somewhere in-between are a little over 500 voters, or 24.8% to be precise, who thought that the new lineup is neither great nor bad.

Among the concerns raised within the comment section underneath the poll were pricing and performance, specifically the ongoing debacle around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system chip. Knowing this, Sony made sure to point out that it's using advanced heat pipes that will hopefully contain the temperamental processor. In our own experience, after sending about 300MB of data over Bluetooth, one of the Xperia Z5 units on display did get uncomfortably hot, but hopefully that's only because the process took over 20 minutes. Unfortunately, until we've got a review unit at hand, we won't be able to confirm whether the new Xperia lineup is marred by the same issues as some other Snapdragon 810-based devices.


Does Sony have you sold on the new Xperia Z5 lineup?

Meh, not great, not bad



1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The titles should changed " this site has so much Sony fanboys, and here's the proof"

7. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

If only these Sony fanboys back their words. Almost every year the same sh*t happens. Sony's pathetic sales numbers tells us how many "true" Sony fans there are and its not alot.

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Or they just never got a chance to support them. I know in Canada the availability of Sony smartphones is usually nil. Even in the US they have horrible exclusivity deals with specific carriers. In the UK I've had access to it but usually I had to think about the supported LTE bands because I travel a lot and NA bands aren't the same as international bands. They've just had a s**t distribution and availability strategy until now. This one seems to be a global release hopefully and this time I will get one locally or online if I have to. Plus the competition sucks right now.

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Anything with a sd 810 is doa

35. Dinged

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 12, 2012

True that! Qualcomm screwed smartphone progress this year. 720 240 fps and optional RAW shooting needs to be standard too.

11. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No need to get jealous. Maybe one day Chinese manufacturer will have as many fanboys as Sony has here on PA. And Yes, keep opening accounts and keep liking your own account.

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1569; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You can never be a 'fan' of Chinese manufacturers, the second a cheaper competitor comes they move on.

13. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I'm hardly a sony fanboy and i'm more impressed by what sony offers than what samgsung offers. The xperias are just overall more appealing

26. raky_b

Posts: 438; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

that is true, only fanboys could say this is something special...but same goes to apple sheeps (4' screen: WOOOOw, best thing ever. 4,7' screen: OMFG, best thing ever and much more) and sammy boys ("plastic is best", then GO METAL/GLASS! ; First:" no SD no replaceable battery- no buy" then: "who cares, this is better, faster....bla, bla,bla" ; in bigginings, after pure copy of iphone looks: "such a beauty, so much inovations....for the end new look: again best ever)

27. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

You don't have to be a fanboy to like a phone that is waterproof with only one flap, offers micro SD expansion, has up to two days of battery life, has a very good camera with a two-staged camera button and a very clean and responsive UI. No other phone can match these specs. Not untill the Z6 is out I think.

28. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

idk.. the only thing that's keeping me from pre ordering really is that it still has the 810 in it.. if it was going to have the 820 i'd have it the day it came out...

2. burann

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

Jury is still out on the camera, seems like its still very noisy compared to other flagships based on the phonearena test, inspect the images on 100% zoom, looks like the z3....

16. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

well you don't look at a picture zoomed right? you look at it as a whole

18. burann

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

If detail is lost because of noise you end up with a fuzzy result when you look at it, its a world of a difference between for example a Z3 and a Lumia 930 that has aprox the same resolution, but the Lumia images have way less noise and by that looks way better. Sony has to realize that their cameras is not living up to their potential, probably because of poor software

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

People sold on iphone and gimmick. Iphone is far better than gimmick though

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iPhone is perfect combination of ecosystem, gimmick, biased fans, and marketing troll.. they are happy, so leave them alone..

29. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

agreed... it still irks me more than it should probably that every single quarter apple announcing record breaking revenue, sales, etc while Sammy, HTC, LG, Sony all cutting employees because they don't make 200% profit for every device they sell..

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Clicking a poll button doesn't equal sales.

8. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You know there's a difference between "sales" and "sold" right? Moreover, 1388 is too less for sales unit. Use your brain sometimes.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

PA is talking like no one will buy Sony phones and finally there are people who'll buy the Z5.

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Do same poll for the iPhone. You are gonna see that 70% will not purchase it, while the results on the ground are the opposite. Selling rate sheets speak much louder than fanboys screams.

19. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

OR OR OR, and this may be crazy, but those who buy iPhones do not read tech websites like this one; hence the reason they buy iPhones is because they believe it's still 2007 and that's the best option. All poles will be Android biased, cuz those who buy Android are most likely the ones who do their research.

30. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

True. Most iPhone-users I know have never heard of Sony Xperia or other brands. You should see their faces when I tell them my Z2 is waterproof, has expendable memory and has a 2 day battery life. I feel sorry for them.

31. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I've seen those faces, and it's priceless indeed :)

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

1388 votes, yeah freaking logic.....

10. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Lol. Sold on paper.. But very few can shell out the type of cash required to buy one... I'd love a Lamborghini doesn't mean I can buy one

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1569; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Comparing an obtainable everyday $800-$1000 electronic device to a $300k-$1mil impractical car. Logic out the window, or maybe you never had it.

20. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

I'm just scaling up a bit.. Logic remains... Almost everyone loves a fast car, almost nobody would shell out for one. Except on disposable income. Just like this phone. It's premium is probably gonna price out 90% of the people ogling it

12. ev0trix

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

Question is, will Verizon carry any of them..

17. sobit81

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

The only problems with Sony phonnes till now was the crapy camera. If they fixed that, is one of the best choise at this moment.

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