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z5 compact like new o2 refresh £168.00 also standard z5 for £232

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O2 have the z5 compact for £168 on o2 refresh. Take out the £25 1gb tarriff, once received request unlock then pay off the £7 x 24 device plan and cancel the airtime. Or you can purchase pay as you go…
andyc77 Avatar2d, 12h agoFound 2 days, 12 hours ago73 Comments
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Be wary of the advice about cancelling the device plan and the airtime is automatically cancelled. On my account I saw a new notice (I have settled previous refresh accounts early and not had to pay the airtime anymore).

"You don’t have any Device Plan payments to make.
If you want to pay more than your monthly repayment, or settle your remaining balance, call 202 from an O2 mobile or 0344 8090202 from a landline, or visit an O2 store. Extra payments will reduce the monthly cost of your Device Plan, but won’t shorten the length of your contract."
morgie
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Both colours now showing OOS to me
Yellow still shows to me as in stock.

Yep - very weird. Just refreshed my browser and yellow is back in stock for me too. Websites, eh!?
coffee_cat
Both colours now showing OOS to me

Yellow still shows to me as in stock.
was a good deal for a saving around £30_40 kwid but I'm sure there will be more coming up
Both colours now showing OOS to me
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Sony Xperia X (32GB) for £304.00 after 20% first order discount at Very.co.uk

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Doubtless Grabazon have price matched the £379.99 seeing as they're merely a price matching site. However, they won't be matching £304 for this splendiferous (I can't believe my spellchecker underline…
Elevation Avatar1w, 22h agoFound 1 week, 22 hours ago6 Comments
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v weak battery

Edited By: ovi_andre on Sep 28, 2016 05:35: rong spelling
I've been using one for the past month. Very quick, well optimised. A good upgrade from a Huawei P8 if you're looking for a midrange phone. I think the price will continue to plummet though.
I would avoid this phone. the Sony Xperia XZ coming out in October is a far far superior phone. and is what the Xperia X should have been.
Why do you have such a stick up your a**e about Amazon?

Voted hot by the way.
Stay well clear from these robbers
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone 32GB Gold, O2 A @ Cex - £307.50

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Specifications 5.5” 4K** Triluminos Display™ for mobile with auto upscaling 23 MP camera with Hybrid Autofocus (0.03 sec) Up to 2 days battery life**** Qualcomm® Snapdrag…
MuhammadAhmed Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago12 Comments
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tranceazure
to much money for last year's average phone.should be around the 200 mark second hand same as normal z5.the snapdragon is flawed.only the GPU give it credit and it's big for its screen size


How is that last years average phone?
This would be worth the price tag if the best feature which it was advertised as actually was active 4K screen!!!!!! No wonder Sony is doing so badly, think they have more money then sense.
dr_joolz
I switched from iPhone 6+ to this 3 months ago, still have the iPhone as a spare but won't go back especially after iOS 10, it is so buggy and troublesome to use... this however works great and I bought the Sony watch to go with it


Have a 6 Plus here on iOS 10. What bugs are you seeing? The only one I've noticed is that my downloaded iPlayer programmes won't carry on when I hit play (if I've locked the screen). Apart from that it seems to be working great!
to much money for last year's average phone.should be around the 200 mark second hand same as normal z5.the snapdragon is flawed.only the GPU give it credit and it's big for its screen size
hashemcom007
zyxon
great phone but been available from the smartfone store for £279 for 3+ months now

I havent used smartphone store before, are their customer service and returns policy reliable?


​Very much so. Their no quibble returns policy is fantastic.
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Sony Xperia magnetic charger £6.99 @ Vodafone / ebay

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The compact design of the Micro USB Charging Dock DK52 makes it the perfect charger for your desk, bedside, or even when you're travelling. Simply dock your Xperia™ smartphone and get charging without…
seaniboy Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago14 Comments
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It's not a magnetic charger, same normal plug as your usual cable
OOS now. And clearly not magnetic, as elkay said.
Anybody else spot that it isn't magnetic - it is a micro usb charger incorporated into a stand.

Elkay
I have a Z5 Compact, it doesn't have a magnetic charging port?
PhilK
Bought one of these a year ago on eBay. It charges at about a TENTH of the speed of the usual charging method. Binned it
1.8A output, maybe a crappy cable you used ?
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Get a FREE pair of Sony Wireless Headphones worth £150 when pre-ordering the new Sony Xperia XZ at Carphone Warehouse.

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You can get a free pair of Sony Wireless Extra Bass Headphones when pre-ordering Sony's new flagship phone the Sony Xperia XZ before the 6th October. So if you're due a phone upgrade, this could be a
nultyy Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago13 Comments
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When people say oh you can a oppo or Huawei for £100 cheaper, they missing the point, you buy a Sony not just for the specification but the whole package, it will run better and will have decent warranty support, not to mention android updates. most these Chinese brands rarely update their phones, and something goes wrong they not the best for warranty either
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It's good deal for a flagship, and I've owned a z3 for almost 2 years, now have z5. Had play with one in carphone warehouse, really impressed with the speed, camera seems better then my z5, I was impressed with that. Most people vote cold because it's not a Samsung or iPhone. They should try use a Sony phone more refined in every way. Specification are good, like the new metal back and the triple sensor camera. Full HD is super sharp and most people wouldn't notice the difference, if you want the display to like a Samsung then turn on vivid mode. Sony displays are powered by X reality pro so it's super sharp and detailed picture. 3gb ram is a sensible choice it won't drain battery and most apps don't utilise memory like a laptop would. With Sony new optimised UI coupled with snapdragon 820 this phone is a beast. Build quality is better then the s7 and iPhone 7. With the headphones offer its a steal. I've pre ordered one from Amazon, giving my z5 to my dad
headphones worth £150 ... but available for £99 at Argos
nultyy
Badongkadong
The sim free preorder was 500 quid a week ago but they've been steadily increasing the price now so it is no longer worth while. Those bluetooth headphones are nice but I don't really listen to music much so not a huge bonus for myself.
I see what you mean but if you compare the price now (£549) to other flagship phones when they were released, Samsung S7 £569, S7 Edge £639, iPhone 7 £599. It still seems like a reasonable price, and this phone is easily comparable to those phones. Hope I helped.
Oh, don't get me wrong, the price is still sort of competitive but given that they are shipping with slightly inferior specs (vs android phones) such as half the screen resolution, 1GB fewer RAM, no OIS in camera (electronic is not the same)... this coming from a Sony fan with a Z3. Also, the OPO3 at £329 is almost as competitive and that's 200 quid cheaper!

Edited By: Badongkadong on Sep 21, 2016 11:24
Look out for the new Google phone Pixel out 3 rd October
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Sony Xperia XA Ultra UK SIM Free Smartphone in Black or Lime Gold 'Lightning Deal' £209.99 @ Amazon

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Lime Gold https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Xperia-Ultra-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01IU8FMTM/ Ends at 2pm !
rejector1 Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago19 Comments
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Rubbish phone by Sony!
Will this be back on lightning deal soon?
waynehardy
PhilK
waynehardy
PhilK
waynehardy
PhilK
16gb why haven't new phones moved on like the cameras ? It was 16gb when the best phone cameras were 5mp
​because for some people, 16GB is sufficient.
Pandering to "some people" isn't an excuse for stagnation

Most it ISN'T enough. If it was, you wouldn't be getting 64gb and 128gb actually available
Using your yardstick, the old mobile phone shape size and weight of a housebrick would be "sufficient for some people" and the makers would lap it up
​hmm blinkered response there. 16GB is sufficient for me, I have a oneplus 3 which has 64GB but only because there isn't a 16GB variant. some people use SD cards and may take advantage of adoptable storage. others want the option of the lower cost that a low storage handset offers. I use the cloud and find the option is ideal for my needs. I accept it may not be for you or many others, so do manufacturers and so they offer larger storage options.
Before you make sweeping statements you should have a think about how others want/use their phones and not assume your opinion is the only one valid!
"Blinkered response" and "sweeping statement" from someone who believes 16gb is enough for him, ERGO it's good enough for everyone. Talk about pot calling kettle !
​no I said for some people, wake up!
The inference was for a majority but it's not worth arguing over.
The same attitude was taken for 5gb hard drives for PCs for some I recall that clearly.
But 16gbshould be upgraded as basic. Took them long enough to get shot of 4 and 8 (and they're STILL hanging onto 8s in some cases) minimum should be 32
PhilK
waynehardy
PhilK
waynehardy
PhilK
16gb why haven't new phones moved on like the cameras ? It was 16gb when the best phone cameras were 5mp
​because for some people, 16GB is sufficient.
Pandering to "some people" isn't an excuse for stagnation
Most it ISN'T enough. If it was, you wouldn't be getting 64gb and 128gb actually available
Using your yardstick, the old mobile phone shape size and weight of a housebrick would be "sufficient for some people" and the makers would lap it up
​hmm blinkered response there. 16GB is sufficient for me, I have a oneplus 3 which has 64GB but only because there isn't a 16GB variant. some people use SD cards and may take advantage of adoptable storage. others want the option of the lower cost that a low storage handset offers. I use the cloud and find the option is ideal for my needs. I accept it may not be for you or many others, so do manufacturers and so they offer larger storage options.
Before you make sweeping statements you should have a think about how others want/use their phones and not assume your opinion is the only one valid!
"Blinkered response" and "sweeping statement" from someone who believes 16gb is enough for him, ERGO it's good enough for everyone. Talk about pot calling kettle !


​no I said for some people, wake up!
waynehardy
PhilK
waynehardy
PhilK
16gb why haven't new phones moved on like the cameras ? It was 16gb when the best phone cameras were 5mp
​because for some people, 16GB is sufficient.
Pandering to "some people" isn't an excuse for stagnation
Most it ISN'T enough. If it was, you wouldn't be getting 64gb and 128gb actually available
Using your yardstick, the old mobile phone shape size and weight of a housebrick would be "sufficient for some people" and the makers would lap it up
​hmm blinkered response there. 16GB is sufficient for me, I have a oneplus 3 which has 64GB but only because there isn't a 16GB variant. some people use SD cards and may take advantage of adoptable storage. others want the option of the lower cost that a low storage handset offers. I use the cloud and find the option is ideal for my needs. I accept it may not be for you or many others, so do manufacturers and so they offer larger storage options.
Before you make sweeping statements you should have a think about how others want/use their phones and not assume your opinion is the only one valid!
"Blinkered response" and "sweeping statement" from someone who believes 16gb is enough for him, ERGO it's good enough for everyone. Talk about pot calling kettle !
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Sony Xperia Z5 compact £299.00 @ Giffgaff

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giffgaff are selling a new unlocked Z5 compact for £289, but you you must purchase a goodybag for the month, the cheapest being £10.
FairyMonstar Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago28 Comments
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it was listed on here £279.99 last week I'm sure, I thought that was a bit high given how long it's been out and its not much of an upgrade from the Z3c.
​its a huge upgrade. I have one and it's now got a fingerprint scanner and there's no annoying flaps for waterproofness
I disagree sorry. I wish id never upgraded from my Z3C.
The phone gets hot and crashes regular. The phone feels less premium and fatter than the Z3C and the magnetic charging port is absent.
Yes the fingerprint sensor is great and the flap is better, but then it goes downhill.
I dont like Sonys software now either, they have made the music player even more difficult to use and navigate in my view.
I am currently looking at selling mine...I wish id kept my z3c, that was a great phone!
I would have raved about the Z5C when i first got it, but have to say after sticking with it since February, I will be glad to see the back of it and will think twice about buying from Sony's future range.
I really want to get a z3c, seems like the perfect phone for me but they are £200 new on ebay. Would you still recommend it at £200 now? I am trying to decide between the z3c and Galaxy s5.
I dont know if it is a good price and not sure how the S5 compares, sorry.
What i can say, is apart from the fingerprint sensor and fiddly charging flap...the Z3C was better than my current Z5C in my personal opinion.
I personally would say that its worth the money. Its a cracking compact phone, waterproof, great camera, and what I like about them is that they support MHL, which means with the correct cable, which are a few £ on ebay, it allows you to connect your phone to the HDMI of a tv and view anything from the phone on big screen. I dont believe that many phones have this feature, which is certainly useful to me.
On only having had the Z3C and Z5C, i would say it is still worth £200 if it cant be found any cheaper of course!
Thanks, I just bought a used z3c for £100 in perfect condition in the end. Really nice phone
stovy
SoggyBeans
angusjenkins
ficosaneil
it was listed on here £279.99 last week I'm sure, I thought that was a bit high given how long it's been out and its not much of an upgrade from the Z3c.
​its a huge upgrade. I have one and it's now got a fingerprint scanner and there's no annoying flaps for waterproofness
I disagree sorry. I wish id never upgraded from my Z3C.
The phone gets hot and crashes regular. The phone feels less premium and fatter than the Z3C and the magnetic charging port is absent.
Yes the fingerprint sensor is great and the flap is better, but then it goes downhill.
I dont like Sonys software now either, they have made the music player even more difficult to use and navigate in my view.
I am currently looking at selling mine...I wish id kept my z3c, that was a great phone!
I would have raved about the Z5C when i first got it, but have to say after sticking with it since February, I will be glad to see the back of it and will think twice about buying from Sony's future range.
I really want to get a z3c, seems like the perfect phone for me but they are £200 new on ebay. Would you still recommend it at £200 now? I am trying to decide between the z3c and Galaxy s5.

I dont know if it is a good price and not sure how the S5 compares, sorry.

What i can say, is apart from the fingerprint sensor and fiddly charging flap...the Z3C was better than my current Z5C in my personal opinion.

I personally would say that its worth the money. Its a cracking compact phone, waterproof, great camera, and what I like about them is that they support MHL, which means with the correct cable, which are a few £ on ebay, it allows you to connect your phone to the HDMI of a tv and view anything from the phone on big screen. I dont believe that many phones have this feature, which is certainly useful to me.

On only having had the Z3C and Z5C, i would say it is still worth £200 if it cant be found any cheaper of course!



Edited By: SoggyBeans on Sep 22, 2016 06:27
SoggyBeans
angusjenkins
ficosaneil
it was listed on here £279.99 last week I'm sure, I thought that was a bit high given how long it's been out and its not much of an upgrade from the Z3c.
​its a huge upgrade. I have one and it's now got a fingerprint scanner and there's no annoying flaps for waterproofness
I disagree sorry. I wish id never upgraded from my Z3C.
The phone gets hot and crashes regular. The phone feels less premium and fatter than the Z3C and the magnetic charging port is absent.
Yes the fingerprint sensor is great and the flap is better, but then it goes downhill.
I dont like Sonys software now either, they have made the music player even more difficult to use and navigate in my view.
I am currently looking at selling mine...I wish id kept my z3c, that was a great phone!
I would have raved about the Z5C when i first got it, but have to say after sticking with it since February, I will be glad to see the back of it and will think twice about buying from Sony's future range.
I really want to get a z3c, seems like the perfect phone for me but they are £200 new on ebay. Would you still recommend it at £200 now? I am trying to decide between the z3c and Galaxy s5.

Edited By: stovy on Sep 21, 2016 18:07
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Have faith if you have to send it to Sony, they will sort it under warranty, I had to send my z3 compact after 19 months, just suddenly switched of, they collected it from my house and replaced it with a new phone after 7 days. I can't fault the support or warranty, it didn't put me off Sony. sometimes things can wrong along as the support there you got nothing to lose. While my phone was in for repair I borrowed a Samsung s6, I hated using the s6, it's touch wiz overlay of Android was awful, battery would die halfway through the day, and it was slow, made me realise how good Sony phone were optimised.
t3bav1
There could be many reasons why this is getting hot, how many apps have been open, do you clean the cache regularly, it could be software issue causing it, reset phone that should solve the problem. I have a z5 no issues with no issues, 3 of my mates have z5 compacts since December 2015, non off them have had no issues

I use the phone no different to how I used my Z3 compact. Sometimes, only with 2 mins of sunlight and no apps open and it misbehaves. The camera doesnt operate for long before overheating. And often it lags or crashes with just one app open. The problems have been present since the phone was brand new.

I am aware that many many people are reporting these issues, while some, like your mates appear to be lucky.

I am hoping when i get round to it, that the reset will cure it, or failing that, i will return it under warranty before selling it.

What ever the problem is, the fault is with Sony and as much as I loved my Z3c, this model has put me off sony.

Edited By: SoggyBeans on Sep 12, 2016 18:52
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Sony Z5 Compact - £249.00 @ Heathrow Terminal 5 Dixons Travel

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Saw this in transit on upper level of Heathrow Terminal 5 Dixons Travel
anthropology Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago8 Comments
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289 at giffgaff + goodybag or 249 refurb
Up to 379 now :(
t3bav1
Good deal, I think people voting cold because it's only available in duty free, very good price for one the best compact ever made

Or the fact that its a crap phone!

I have had enough of mine, sony have really messed up with this model in my experience of it. The Z3c was great in comparison.

That said, this is the lowest price ive ever seen for the piece of s#?t
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Good deal, I think people voting cold because it's only available in duty free, very good price for one the best compact ever made
dont forget to add your taxi there, flights and holiday cost on top yeah
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Sony Xperia XA Ultra - Black - £289.99 Amazon UK

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Black is now £10 cheaper than anywhere else I've seen and the other colours have now fallen in line at £299.99 instead of charging a silly premium at £350. Product Description Raise your selfie
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My wife just got one of these, 2,000 mins 5,000 texts 4gb data £17.50 a month £40 upfront . Nice looking phone, I might go for one next week.
Who with?
HERE


....and you get cashback at quidco as well
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Darzen
My wife just got one of these, 2,000 mins 5,000 texts 4gb data £17.50 a month £40 upfront . Nice looking phone, I might go for one next week.
Who with?

HERE
Darzen
My wife just got one of these, 2,000 mins 5,000 texts 4gb data £17.50 a month £40 upfront . Nice looking phone, I might go for one next week.

Who with?
My wife just got one of these, 2,000 mins 5,000 texts 4gb data £17.50 a month £40 upfront . Nice looking phone, I might go for one next week.
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Such a shame about the battery, 2700 mah in a fhd 6 incher just will not cut it.


​Actualy Xperia has one of the best battery management at the market. Wouldn't be worried much.


​having owned a z3 and now using a z5, Sony battery management software is the best on the market, you only know the difference when you start using, apples or Samsung phones.
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AWD Z1 Intel I5 6400 3.3GHz GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 VR Gaming PC £569.99

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AWD Z1 Intel I5 6400 3.3GHz GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 VR Gaming PC Assembled and tested by our expert technical team. This system can be pre-installed with a genuine Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. P…
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I think this PC would be overkill for most of those games, a GTX 1060 is only vital for the latest demanding games. You'd be better off spending less on a system based around a 950, 960 or even 750 Ti to save more money.
You also don't need a second graphics card for a dual-monitor setup, one card will do the job.
Any systems about you recommend? I was hoping to find a system with plenty of heat on HUKD but they seem quite scarce, the only places I can find plenty of systems to compare are on ebay which I am rather wary of. I would be happy to build myself but even the entry level gaming pc on partpicker does not come to much less than this system (and I don't have much time left until his birthday).
This deal on a refurb (with 12-month guarantee and Windows included) was posted and expired yesterday - you need to be quick with some gaming PC deals. I see some cheaper PCs on AWD here and here - these aren't massively better than the refurb though.


Edited By: m3racer123 on Sep 06, 2016 18:21
[/quote]I think this PC would be overkill for most of those games, a GTX 1060 is only vital for the latest demanding games. You'd be better off spending less on a system based around a 950, 960 or even 750 Ti to save more money.
You also don't need a second graphics card for a dual-monitor setup, one card will do the job.[/quote]

Any systems about you recommend? I was hoping to find a system with plenty of heat on HUKD but they seem quite scarce, the only places I can find plenty of systems to compare are on ebay which I am rather wary of. I would be happy to build myself but even the entry level gaming pc on partpicker does not come to much less than this system (and I don't have much time left until his birthday).
cheal
​got my 13 yr old the i5 6500 version from these for Xmas, I got windows 10 key from opiumpulses, I upgraded the cooler and put a wireless card in it, gonna put an ssd in myself.[/quote]
Is there much advantage to an ssd, and could I fit both in?
What is the benifit of upgrading the cooler, is it less noise?
He does't need wireless hopefully as he has a wire runing to his room.
[/quote]

​ssd is a must, yes can fit both and more if required, stock cooler is ok but an aftermarket cooler will do a better job.
cheal
Thinking of getting this one for my 15 year olds birthday.Although this is a bit more than i wanted to pay I'm not at all up to speed on what is needed for gaming. I would be happy to build myself but when I compared it seems it would cost me more to buy the parts.
The type of games he would want to be playing are Garry's Mod, Ark: Survival Evolved, Left 4 Dead 2, CS:GO, The Forest and Minecraft(where he runs a few servers). Would this set up be ok for him?
Would it be worth doing any of the upgrades for him? Such as swapping for the 1TB hybrid HD for an extra £27.
Also he has mentioned he wants to be able to run a second monitor in the future, is this done by adding another graphics card and if so would I be able to add one to this set up?
Or has anybody else found a better option elsewhere?
I think this PC would be overkill for most of those games, a GTX 1060 is only vital for the latest demanding games. You'd be better off spending less on a system based around a 950, 960 or even 750 Ti to save more money.

You also don't need a second graphics card for a dual-monitor setup, one card will do the job.
[/quote]​got my 13 yr old the i5 6500 version from these for Xmas, I got windows 10 key from opiumpulses, I upgraded the cooler and put a wireless card in it, gonna put an ssd in myself.[/quote]
Is there much advantage to an ssd, and could I fit both in?
What is the benifit of upgrading the cooler, is it less noise?
He does't need wireless hopefully as he has a wire runing to his room.
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Showing £119.99 + £10 for me with EE/Vodafone/O2 new connections if you try to buy the thing. £100 from Vodafone though it will be locked unlike CPW. Voted cold for wasting my time.
Not that good of a spec. Smart Ultra 6 is probably better.

Definitely not worth the inflated original price of £170.

Edited By: master10 on Aug 27, 2016 17:22
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Sony Xperia XA Ultra (6 Inch) Sim Free- £299.95 @ Argos

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Sony Xperia XA Ultra Sim Free- 299 @ Argos Online only at the moment. 6 Inch with Media Tech P10 octa core. 3GB Ram. Android 6.0.1 A Lot of phone for your money this is not the same as the X…
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Opethian
A question I'd like to ask whoever is in charge at Sony:
Why hasn't Sony released something better than the Galaxy Note7?
Sony have previously said that it's difficult to make money in the smartphone market due to all the competition etc, which is probably why they have a limited presence.
​This is true but they're still making phones so while they are why aren't they putting effort in to the right things? This is a gorgeous device but a little extra mAh and a fingerprint scanner for a price around £350 would have made it a whole lot more attractive to a lot of people.
Very similar to the Ultra Z mentioned above, I owned that and it was an amazing amazing device in its day but they may as well have not put a camera in it considering what they did install. There is always something fundamental lacking in a Sony phone and it's a design choice more that stiff competition... Surely if the competition are stiff for a reason? Cause they're not making the silly concessions Sony seem to live for X)
This... exactly! They are the architects of their own downfall in the smartphone industry. Such a shame really, how can such a big corporation make such bad design decisions?
Thanks for the replies guys. I see that there are people who would like to see Sony release something awesome. They have the resources to do so!

Another question: Why is Sony releasing INFERIOR products to the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE, etc.? Heck even Huawei got things interesting with their "Leica, not just the branding (but yes it is)" dual lens gimmick.

Maybe the answer is so much simpler: that Samsung has all the right people working for them, in spite of their poor after sales support record compared to Apple, they are on top of the curve as far as Android devices go. I knew things would change when I heard about this years ago: http://www.wired.com/2011/08/android-cyanogen-samsung/
parasitemol
Picard123
Opethian
A question I'd like to ask whoever is in charge at Sony:
Why hasn't Sony released something better than the Galaxy Note7?

Sony have previously said that it's difficult to make money in the smartphone market due to all the competition etc, which is probably why they have a limited presence.


​This is true but they're still making phones so while they are why aren't they putting effort in to the right things? This is a gorgeous device but a little extra mAh and a fingerprint scanner for a price around £350 would have made it a whole lot more attractive to a lot of people.

Very similar to the Ultra Z mentioned above, I owned that and it was an amazing amazing device in its day but they may as well have not put a camera in it considering what they did install. There is always something fundamental lacking in a Sony phone and it's a design choice more that stiff competition... Surely if the competition are stiff for a reason? Cause they're not making the silly concessions Sony seem to live for X)


​Apologies for the typos I'm on the mobile app and can't be bothered to log in to the full site to edit (_;)
parasitemol
Picard123
Opethian
A question I'd like to ask whoever is in charge at Sony:
Why hasn't Sony released something better than the Galaxy Note7?

Sony have previously said that it's difficult to make money in the smartphone market due to all the competition etc, which is probably why they have a limited presence.


​This is true but they're still making phones so while they are why aren't they putting effort in to the right things? This is a gorgeous device but a little extra mAh and a fingerprint scanner for a price around £350 would have made it a whole lot more attractive to a lot of people.

Very similar to the Ultra Z mentioned above, I owned that and it was an amazing amazing device in its day but they may as well have not put a camera in it considering what they did install. There is always something fundamental lacking in a Sony phone and it's a design choice more that stiff competition... Surely if the competition are stiff for a reason? Cause they're not making the silly concessions Sony seem to live for X)


​Apologies for the typos I'm on the mobile app and can't be bothered to log in to the full site to edit (_;)
Picard123
Opethian
A question I'd like to ask whoever is in charge at Sony:
Why hasn't Sony released something better than the Galaxy Note7?

Sony have previously said that it's difficult to make money in the smartphone market due to all the competition etc, which is probably why they have a limited presence.


​This is true but they're still making phones so while they are why aren't they putting effort in to the right things? This is a gorgeous device but a little extra mAh and a fingerprint scanner for a price around £350 would have made it a whole lot more attractive to a lot of people.

Very similar to the Ultra Z mentioned above, I owned that and it was an amazing amazing device in its day but they may as well have not put a camera in it considering what they did install. There is always something fundamental lacking in a Sony phone and it's a design choice more that stiff competition... Surely if the competition are stiff for a reason? Cause they're not making the silly concessions Sony seem to live for X)
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact £240.00 - O2 refresh deal

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O2 refresh deal I'm in the market for a new phone that will actually fit in my hand and I've been impressed with the stats of this phone and it's small size. There have only been a few deals posted…
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Theres no alternative to the Z5c in terms of phone size to feature set,

It's called the Z3 ;) It's getting updated all the time, so absolutely no sign of Sony moving away from their phones from where I'm standing and it's a great phone too... Samsung also make great phones so I don't see the issue using one? I bet your TV is Samsung and not Sony, because that's where Sony definitely fails and Samsung excels. :D
MadeInBeats

Well, the today's power and battery update for the Z3 is pretty awesome... 90% battery since this morning with a fair amount of usage.
I don't use the Sony app for cloud storage but I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that it's a sign they are winding down their phone business lol. X)

Must be the Z5c processor then snapdragon 810 I think, I wish Sony were not winding down but after looking at the X series appears to be a step back away from what makes Sony stand apart! I don't want to move to Samsung. Theres no alternative to the Z5c in terms of phone size to feature set, what else are people comparing this to?
Game in Grimsby have a z5c locked to ee for £200. Condition seemed good.
I've only used flagship phones for the past 10 years, and the best has been my Sony Z2, I'm into year 3 and I have never kept a phone past its 2nd year of contract.
I'm hoping they bring out a z7 compact and Sony if you listening here's my list of specs and il buy it ok.make screen 4.8 full HD.make battery 3000.improve stereo speakers so they bit louder sound better.give it latest snapdragon and 4gb ram only to future proof it for two years at least not that I think it's needed now.make it waterproof and shockproof and drop the Sony bloat make it so we can download it if needed.i don't mind it been thick but if possible keep the same rectangle size as z5 compact and il give you 400 quid.i totally believe Sony phones are underrated and it's a shame very few people buy them but least it keeps prices down while they last as Sony make no profit from mobiles so least they determined
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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Grade A Refurb Wifi+4G *O2 Refresh for £264.00

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Sony Xperia Z4 Grade A refurb £47.99 Upfront fee 24*9 = 216 Total price 263.99 Or £0.00 upfront fee 24*£11 Total Price £264 Both on 10gb plan Wifi+4G 32 Gb version Other ret…
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Received mine today...... no charger, no usb cable, no keyboard. Would be nice of them to make this clear on the item page that you get a bare tablet!
I got a bill of £94.08
No keyboard do sending it back!
I take it this doesn't actually come with the keyboard in the pictures?

What cases do people have and recommend?
Out of stock again :-(
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Sony Xperia XA £169.99 o2

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should add you get 12 movie credits with this purchase
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Sony Xperia E5 £100.00 vodafone

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If I don't go, do I not pay?
Nice price for the phone
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Sony Xperia XA - £160.00 at Very.co.uk for new accounts

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The price for this phone seems to be dropping pretty quick. £200 at Very with the 20% discount for new accounts makes it £160. Not bad!
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The price for this phone seems to be dropping pretty quick. £200 at Very with the 20% discount for new accounts makes it £160. Not bad!
hey did you actually purchase this, if so did you have to open account and pay by credit to get the first time customer 20% discount or can you get discount by just paying in full when placing order? Thanks
​I didn't actually order. But I believe that it's only for the first credit order on an account.
Okay thanks for your reply, I actually visited 5 mobile phone stores today to see if I could get a demonstration of it , Vodafone only had partial functioning version, three only had one completely locked to the display so I couldn't pick it up, o2 had a uncharged one, carphone warehouse a dummy fake version and another o2 store finally let me pair my Bluetooth earbuds and the quality of connection was terrible, kept breaking up! So I'm not sold on it so far! I may try it from Amazon as they said I can open box and try it out for UpTo 30 days and return for full refund if I change my mind! As very said if I open box I can't return unless it's faulty!

Edited By: Pateo on Jul 28, 2016 23:05
Pateo
rossackay

The price for this phone seems to be dropping pretty quick. £200 at Very with the 20% discount for new accounts makes it £160. Not bad!
hey did you actually purchase this, if so did you have to open account and pay by credit to get the first time customer 20% discount or can you get discount by just paying in full when placing order? Thanks


​I didn't actually order. But I believe that it's only for the first credit order on an account.
rossackay

The price for this phone seems to be dropping pretty quick. £200 at Very with the 20% discount for new accounts makes it £160. Not bad!
hey did you actually purchase this, if so did you have to open account and pay by credit to get the first time customer 20% discount or can you get discount by just paying in full when placing order? Thanks

Edited By: Pateo on Jul 28, 2016 13:43
Gollywood
Shopping at Very is a painful experience


​Not in my experience.
Shopping at Very is a painful experience
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Sony Xperia E5 PAYG @ Vodafone (Black/White - 16GB, 5inch 720p, 1.5GB RAM, MediaTek MT6735 1.3 GHz (Quad Core)) £100.00

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Looks like a decent little phone for £100 The power to do what you want Impressive performance and zero frustrations Forget about slow connections, or a smartphone that runs out of steam befo…
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I've just bought this Xperia E5 from Vodafone and for £100 (well, £110 with compulsory £10 topup in-store) it's a great device. It's fast and smooth -more so than the disappointing Xperia XA, which costs more. Screen is good and readable outside in sunlight. Camera is OK in good light, but it's slow to load and take photos and not too good in low light.
Currently selling unlocked on Amazon for £149.
Of course, the Voda phone is locked to Voda. Looks like eBay sellers are doing an unlock code for about £14 but not sure how reliable that is because it's a new phone. But a good bargain if you're on Voda.
Hmm... 1.5gb RAM... Might be even compatible with pokemon Go
1.5gb ram and 2700 battery

only goodthing about this phone is it got Sony name and marshmallow installed on it
This Sony would be worth a punt at 60 quid but that's it. 100 is over priced. Plus you get more screen with the doogee due to having off screen capacitive buttons.

Edited By: submerged on Jul 24, 2016 18:53: spelling
mynameisthehulk

A Doogee x5 Pro! Well I assume you have no experience of using them because that is an awful device. Good luck if it goes wrong too...


​Got one. Its a decent device for the money and better spec than the Sony. I posted a link to a 50 quid phone with better specs than the Sony so there you are.
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O2 Sony Xperia XA down to £169.99 at O2 store

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The price of this phone - only released a few weeks ago - keeps tumbling. I already posted today that it's down to £199.99 at Amazon. Well, if you don't mind it being locked to O2, it's now £169.99
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hashemcom007
reggea86
hashemcom007
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reggea86
The phone looks amazing,but that`s it.Could be a nice buy around £120.Nexus 5X a big mistake from Google.
If you want a nice budget phone go for the one plus x or p9 lite,maybe one of the Honors.
Why is the nexus 5x getting so much stick. Stock android, 808 processor, one of the best cameras, v good fingerprint reader, good size, good price (169). Ive been tempted to get it for a while now but people r putting me off it
Is it buggy, have any common significant issues? Storage isnt a real problem for me
It is nice bottom range device,battery is not really good,camera a bit laggy.Wish they could make it a bit better,one of the best looking phone but it is overpriced!Pay £30 more for p9 lite and you won't regret it!
£170 overpriced bottom range phone? Bit harsh i think. Same processor as galaxy s6 which is £350 everywhere. My personal priority for a phone at this price is processing power and updates. I dont care too much about battery life. P9 lite i feel wont get very fequent updates


​the S6 has a snapdragon processor not mediatek garbage. This is a budget device the s6 is a one year old flagship no comparison
iainmann
Jeez...is this a price-drop bargain website...or a tech review website?

Surely it's a bargain website ie the lowest price so far for stuff! Whether you like/agree with that stuff or not.

You can comment that it's not the lowest price...hopefully with a link to the actual lowest price.

But it's not a place to show off your tech know-how and try to score points for knowledge over other people.

You lot really could put people off from posting bargains here.



​The thing is, “bargain" is quite subjective. For example, you could spend £170 on this phone, or get a different one instead, or pay an extra £50 for a much better one. Just because it's the cheapest price doesn't make it worth of being a “deal", necessarily. That's the whole point of the comments section.
reggea86
hashemcom007
hashemcom007
reggea86
The phone looks amazing,but that`s it.Could be a nice buy around £120.Nexus 5X a big mistake from Google.
If you want a nice budget phone go for the one plus x or p9 lite,maybe one of the Honors.
Why is the nexus 5x getting so much stick. Stock android, 808 processor, one of the best cameras, v good fingerprint reader, good size, good price (169). Ive been tempted to get it for a while now but people r putting me off it
Is it buggy, have any common significant issues? Storage isnt a real problem for me
It is nice bottom range device,battery is not really good,camera a bit laggy.Wish they could make it a bit better,one of the best looking phone but it is overpriced!Pay £30 more for p9 lite and you won't regret it!
£170 overpriced bottom range phone? Bit harsh i think. Same processor as galaxy s6 which is £350 everywhere. My personal priority for a phone at this price is processing power and updates. I dont care too much about battery life. P9 lite i feel wont get very fequent updates
shedeed
The XA RRP is 239, the price drop is because of the soon to be released XA Ultra at £299. And you get what you pay for mate.
I spend too much time following phone news sites and I can tell you that the price drop isn't becuase of the "XA Ultra". The first is a 5" phone whilst the latter is a 6". Sony's new X range have dropped in prices across the board within a few months of release because of their absurd pricing.
The XA RRP is 239, the price drop is because of the soon to be released XA Ultra at £299. And you get what you pay for mate.
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Sony Xperia XA £199.99 at Amazon

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The Xperia XA started at nearly £250 when it was released a few weeks ago, then down to £219.99 and now £199.99. That's for the black and lime gold versions - white is a bit more. Reviews say the XA…
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Sgbull
7800gtman
Sony releasing old hardware and charging a lot for it..no thanks. Sony also full of bloatware that refuses to go away!
They must of change things since my z2, cos it has minimal bloatware and over 2 and a half years old, 90% full storage and still runs like lightening. Would recommend a Sony to all. I have used most flagships from most manufacturers.


​unfortunately the spec of this phone hasn't changed much since you three and a half year z2. Really poor show from Sony. Do you not have Xperia lounge and all that tat that comes with Sony phones?
7800gtman
Sony releasing old hardware and charging a lot for it..no thanks. Sony also full of bloatware that refuses to go away!
They must of change things since my z2, cos it has minimal bloatware and over 2 and a half years old, 90% full storage and still runs like lightening. Would recommend a Sony to all. I have used most flagships from most manufacturers.
Bloatware & small battery lets it down,

MOTO G4 better value at £149 Tesco
Sony releasing old hardware and charging a lot for it..no thanks. Sony also full of bloatware that refuses to go away!
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - £150.00 (Refurbished) @ Mobiles.co.uk

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Featuring a pocket-sized 4.6 inch TRILUMINOS display, the Sony Xperia Z3 creates a wide palette of rich colours, making streamed movies come to life in the palm of your hand. Thanks to IPS technology,…
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200 now.
up to 225
A delayed thanks to the OP. This phone and price ticked all the boxes. Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Delighted.
Hmmm temoted to get it.

According to there info, these phones are ones returned within 14 days of purchase by customers.

Assuming this should be prertty much like brand new?.
wattsey
i have this phone but i dont really like it - that said i havent spent enough time pressing all the buttons in android. does anyone have a few how - tos to get rid of as much unneeded software as possible. For example i keep getting loads of notifications for loads of stupid apps, even though i have unticked the three tick options you get when you click the i button when you press and hold. I will hopefully learn to make it as customised for my uses as possible but i want to know about battery saver while preserving whatsapp, live tiles like windows phone and less notifications. Any help on these? thanks


To get rid of the notifications its really simple, return this phone and get the iPhone 6 refurb for £189 deal.
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Sony Z5 Compact from £279.00 PAYG Upgrade price (£299 sim free non upgrade price) Carphone Warehouse

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I can't see the £279 'Payg upgrade price' on the site, but just saw it in Camden store. Not bad.
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can get a grade A as new z1 compact for 105 on smartfonestore in pink :D
DocRobotnik
The z3 compact is cheap now and is generally an awesome phone. Incredible battery life too, for a smartphone.


​Cheapest new is £250 for z3 compact i can see. This in a extra £30 and probs worth it.

Cant believe i missedbthe £150 vodafone z3 compact deal :(
The z3 compact is cheap now and is generally an awesome phone. Incredible battery life too, for a smartphone.
toughCookie
Any overheating issues? Reports suggest that the overheating is due to the snapdragon 810 process.
I have had the phone for over a week and with general use including constantly streaming from soundcloud, it only heats up a little bit. However when I am using chrome with lots ( 10-15) of tabs open it can get noticeably warm at the back. I think this could partially be down to chrome as I can stream films onto the phone and it will still not get as hot as when using chrome. Looking for a decent small device I still think this one of the best phones you can currently get
don't do it
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Sony Xperia Z5 Black 24 month O2 contract £19/month £60 up front cost Total £516.00 @ Mobiles.co.uk

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Although the data allowance is light, the contract allowances suit me. Seems a good deal for a new Z5 (not compact). At least the data is 4G, not 3G which Virgin offer :-/ 500mins Unlimited texts 5…
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life mobile £4.95 500mb
Rich069
bluetba
Seems good to me, ok 500mb is small but I don't get near that and I am a heavy user, I just always look for wifi networks.
People will probably comparing it to sim only price and saying its costly, but for those of us who cant fork out a large chunk of money this is a good deal if you ask me.
​Airtime contract is worth £5 a month max (£120) plus the sim free price of the phone approx £380. So about right, and yes, ideal if you havnt got the upfront price avail.
Where would you a find a £5 tariff? Cheapest I've seen is giff gaff £7.50.
Make sure you set app updates to wifi only
bluetba
Seems good to me, ok 500mb is small but I don't get near that and I am a heavy user, I just always look for wifi networks.

People will probably comparing it to sim only price and saying its costly, but for those of us who cant fork out a large chunk of money this is a good deal if you ask me.


​Airtime contract is worth £5 a month max (£120) plus the sim free price of the phone approx £380. So about right, and yes, ideal if you havnt got the upfront price avail.
Seems good to me, ok 500mb is small but I don't get near that and I am a heavy user, I just always look for wifi networks.

People will probably comparing it to sim only price and saying its costly, but for those of us who cant fork out a large chunk of money this is a good deal if you ask me.
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Sim free £279.00 GiffGaff

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Cheapest price I believe for genuine sim free £279 or they do have some fiance deals if you can't afford the £279 in one go 4.6" 720p HD screen 23mp camera 2700mah Battery Waterproof Snapdrago…
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Is this phone likely to come down in price with the imminent release of the Sony Xperia X Compact? What do people think?
I would suspect hardware revisions/improvments from early feedback from owners.

Phone workslike a treat , however since the recent update, rhe ph9ne can get hot when being used and in my case back light nearly on full
WDTV123
The_Karmacist
WDTV123
Anyone receive fhere phone yet? Curious to see what rev number are giffgaff handsets​
I received mine and it's rev 4 however it came with the original seal broken and two white labels used to re seal box. there was an 02 sticker on the box and no charger =( I am returning for a replacement
​Yeah me to. I emailed giffgaff and told thrm. They credited my account with £20to cover the loss of the charger.
The charger u need is a uch10 which does the quallcomm quick charge.
Also mines was rev 4, got the update yesterday for. 253 build

What is the relevance of the rev number? I'm thinking of ordering and need to understand any issues
The_Karmacist
WDTV123
Anyone receive fhere phone yet? Curious to see what rev number are giffgaff handsets​

I received mine and it's rev 4 however it came with the original seal broken and two white labels used to re seal box. there was an 02 sticker on the box and no charger =( I am returning for a replacement


​Yeah me to. I emailed giffgaff and told thrm. They credited my account with £20to cover the loss of the charger.

The charger u need is a uch10 which does the quallcomm quick charge.

Also mines was rev 4, got the update yesterday for. 253 build
WDTV123
Anyone receive fhere phone yet? Curious to see what rev number are giffgaff handsets​

I received mine and it's rev 4 however it came with the original seal broken and two white labels used to re seal box. there was an 02 sticker on the box and no charger =( I am returning for a replacement
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Sony Xperia X UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black - £368.99 @ Amazon - prime day

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The Sim free xperia x is £368.99 at Amazon & £369.99 CPW In any colour you wish posted based on price its a good price if you want one Cpw price is valid till midnight
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You can pick up a Z3 or Z3plus for £250 and they'll make this look like a toy.
kenhistu
its better buy SONY xperia X performance not Sony xperia X

many will disagree at £500 :D
its better buy SONY xperia X performance not Sony xperia X
parasitemol
Rich069
is a good deal (compare to buying elsewhere) however, knock another £100 off, and its abought right for the phone.
​Probably £200 off with the same SoC as that Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro... I'm seeing few advantages to this over that £150 phone :{

Yeah there are a few, all uk 4g bands being main one, probably better camera, if they'd kept the z series waterproofing that would've helped. Talking of which, it doesn't offer much over the M5 which has been seen for £175 on here before...

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7948&idPhone2=7464
I think this was on Amazon for about £450 to begin with and in the past week £415 for the black version. Even at £368.99, I agree that it's very overpriced and should be around another £100 off.

SD650's competitor is the Redmi Note 3 Pro but even with the sony camera, warranty and build....it really doesn't justify the price tag.

Edited By: Keoje on Jul 12, 2016 15:34
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Sony Xperia M5 Sim Free £199.00 @ Argos (was £329.95)

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This was out of stock just about everywhere near Slough but it looks like more coming in from this weekend (reservation accepted) Lowest price I can find for brand new, for this waterproof and dust…
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Mediatech well known for GPS problems, otherwise this would be an ideal walking phone.
Sticking with my m4 aqua hopefully itll get adaptable storage with marshmallow
depends how greedy sony are trying to push m4 users to the m5
they wont get me to do it my daily driver is a 1+ 1
​yeah ages ago

It might be ages ago but I use mmtracker with OS maps for walking and don't want to have it go wrong the location jumping about the map as the GPS fails. IMO Sony made a big mistake cheapening their phones with this processor why not get a cheap waterproof Chinese phone with the same processor.
pengwyn
Sticking with my m4 aqua hopefully itll get adaptable storage with marshmallow.
I'd heard not but I sold mine anyway as I now think 3/32GB RAM/Storage is the way to go.
xxbluedragonxx
My reservation came through! Actually got it Thursday.
On Sony site this phone is listed to get Marshmallow but mine hasn't updated yet.
Very happy with the phone so far. Camera is great, good quality sound, slim light phone and can safely be used in kitchen etc (the waterproof aspect sold me)
This is the cheapest brand new deal I found from a mainstream retail outlet.

Think the update was out this week like the M4
My reservation came through! Actually got it Thursday.

On Sony site this phone is listed to get Marshmallow but mine hasn't updated yet.

Very happy with the phone so far. Camera is great, good quality sound, slim light phone and can safely be used in kitchen etc (the waterproof aspect sold me)

This is the cheapest brand new deal I found from a mainstream retail outlet.
Can you update android to 6.0?
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (PAYG) @ Vodafone £259.00 (after bundle/top-up)

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Great phone at a (at least in recent memory) low price. Perfect if you're tired of low power small-factor devices or the general screen-size creep of newer phones. The handset cost is £249, but you…
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They do, yes. All 4K capable Sony phones overheat. Poor software optimisation I think. Samsung phones don't overheat like Sonys.
If only you could have looked into the future!! :)
portreekid
wah0007
I've never tried sweep panorama so don't really know what it's supposed to do, but I've tried taking a pic with it and here are the results..https://s31.postimg.org/b0excz2nf/DSC_0026.jpg
P.S. if anyone has ordered an unlock code from ebay, how long did it take to arrive?
Same issue as I had with the black jagged edge. Idea is you can take a long panoramic photograph, the software should seamlessly stitch the image into one long sweeping photo. Particularly effective for landscape shots (when it works). Bit surprised that Sony have told me to send it back to them again when it's clearly not just a one off after all. Would appear it's a software issue then, thanks for letting me know.
This seems to be the only real issue and it is just a minor one with the camera app, and a mode that is probably rarely used. Normal photography and video give superb images and you can set the image resolution to suit your needs.
Aside from this it's a great wee phone, sure will prove to be a good buy
Ah right, I get it now. Yes, It's a really nice phone, I'm liking it.

No problem. Maybe they'll fix the issue in a firmware update, doesn't seem like a hardware issue.
wah0007
I've never tried sweep panorama so don't really know what it's supposed to do, but I've tried taking a pic with it and here are the results..https://s31.postimg.org/b0excz2nf/DSC_0026.jpg
P.S. if anyone has ordered an unlock code from ebay, how long did it take to arrive?

Same issue as I had with the black jagged edge. Idea is you can take a long panoramic photograph, the software should seamlessly stitch the image into one long sweeping photo. Particularly effective for landscape shots (when it works). Bit surprised that Sony have told me to send it back to them again when it's clearly not just a one off after all. Would appear it's a software issue then, thanks for letting me know.
This seems to be the only real issue and it is just a minor one with the camera app, and a mode that is probably rarely used. Normal photography and video give superb images and you can set the image resolution to suit your needs.
Aside from this it's a great wee phone, sure will prove to be a good buy
I've never tried sweep panorama so don't really know what it's supposed to do, but I've tried taking a pic with it and here are the results..

https://s31.postimg.org/b0excz2nf/DSC_0026.jpg

P.S. if anyone has ordered an unlock code from ebay, how long did it take to arrive?


Edited By: wah0007 on Jul 07, 2016 15:51
wah0007
portreekid
wah0007
Stevie Badman
Doubt you will get any replies, been asking for days with no response. Bunch of dicks on here
You're best asking on the Sony forums.
Found one poster on the Sony Forum with identical issue but don't know if they got it resolved.
Don't get me wrong it's hardly a major issue, only reason sent it to Sony was in case it was indicitive of something else that might develop. Actually more annoyed it's come back from them with a nasty looking pink T Mobile Boot screen and starts up in Dutch saying that this was the original software, language thing changes no problem but getting rid of boot screen is a different matter. Can't even repair the software using Xperia Companion as just getting error codes so will have to go back to Sony again regardless.
Again hardly major problem and certainly nothing to put me off sticking with it, sure the Compact will prove to be the right alternative to the Z5 for me....... eventually
Oh right, well when I get mine in the next few days I'll test the camera and see if mine does the same, and I'll post my findings here. I had the Z3 Compact and nothing came close to it feature wise with the small size and all. Then I bought the Moto X Force and I'm selling it and buying a Z5 Compact because I can't get used to the bigger size. the larger phones stick out of my jacket pocket.

Thanks, would be interested to find out. I've sent it back to Sony regardless as they loaded a different ROM and default language as well as not fixing the fault first time round.

Think you should be happy with the Z5 Compact's size as seems you are getting one for exactly the same reason as me.

Edited By: portreekid on Jul 06, 2016 18:49
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sony z3 compact £149.99 vodaphone

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hi, this is also on another thread but its expired. I just picked up mine today from the store delivery option. I think it will be locked so factor £5 for an unlock code. Do advise if there is som…
wattsey Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago46 Comments
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9El9Nino9
I got my Z3 compact back from sony repair centre this morning.
so as mentioned earlier the phone started to loop when i was in a call.
sony have replaced the main board, sticker(3), display, case(3)- no idea what that means.
in regards to the main board, i knew this would be happening as a software repair using their tool didnt solve it. it had to be hardware.
i've lost all my data-not fussed
i've lost my glass screen protector- annoyed, as sony customer service said they wouldn't remove it. i didn't see a need for the screen to be replaced unless orignal batches really do have an issue pealing away.
the phone has been given a NEW imei number. this is the biggest issue i have as they have RE-LOCKED the phone. the costs are adding up now.
they said, they will always re lock the phone if the main board is replaced as it will be set up as how we got it.
so if buying from thieving vodafone who charge £19.99 to unlock on pay as you go or unless you have cleared all bills for 3 months on pay monthly, they will unlock for free with the documentation sony send back with the phone. you need to forward it to vodafone. however if you use a cheap ebay unlocker you'll need to pay again.
basically, avoid this phone. it will keep going to repair as it is poor.
their staff aren't helpful. i got it back in 1 week(5 working days) but my phone is still unusable due to the network relock issue unless i pay out more money..
thanks a lot sony
Mine died badly about 5 minutes after being in water (a few cm). Had to send it back for repair as well. After 2 weeks got it back with the usual main oard replace (essentially meaning they have given you a refurb back). As with you it has a different EMEI number and thus is relocked. The worst thing is that I encrypted the ad card so have now no chance of recovering the data on it. Great. I've chucked it in the draw. Will use it as an outdoor camera now on hols and that's about it.
MrWani
Got 3 in our household, great phones although not the most robust and Sony customer services are the biggest cowboys out there. The processors ageing now, and you can probably get a bit more power and efficiency from Chinese phones at this price.
I can confirm that it works on 3rd party companies using the Vodafone network (i.e. Talk mobile) without needing to unlock the phone. Also had to use a Firefox browser trick to order without compulsory £10 top up. There is a 'keep existing sim option' but it disappears before you can click it. Use Firefox, click "View - Page Style - No Style" and the text page appears allowing you to select the option.

Are there chinese phones of this size? I'm meaning phones that although being chinese seem somewhat/partly UK based in their selling, like Huawei. (And thus seem safer to order.)
Im really in 2 minds about buying this phone.

I bought the m4 aqua last year which is of the same design. Most recdntly the sd catch doesnt work, i can only speak when loud speaker is on, rear camera pictures have lines on them.

But at £150... This is tempting
Just to say I have it and it's my first android since 2010 so v different. V fast
Can't seem to remove the Vodafone apps despite unlocking it. No Vodafone startup logos or stickers so all good there
OOS everywhere by me :(
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Sim Free Sony Xperia Z5 Black Mobile Phone £379.95 @ Argos

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I have been looking for a new phone for a while and I checked this morning and Argos have slashed the price of the Z5.
darrenps1974 Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago7 Comments
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stevvie
WajAllRound
one plus 3
No MicroSD on the one plus 3 with only 64gb Thats THE ONE and only reason i can't buy it :(
Same here, and only if it was a little smaller.

Edited By: wah0007 on Jun 24, 2016 20:26
WajAllRound
one plus 3
No MicroSD on the one plus 3 with only 64gb Thats THE ONE and only reason i can't buy it :(
Can get for around £309-329 on Amazon/eBay with a dual sim (from Ireland usually) definitely worth it though for saving and the extra sim slot!!
one plus 3
pretty sure it had been around this price on Amazon for a while.
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Sony Xperia M5 sim free £199.95 @ Argos

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Great price for sim free M5! Amazon now offers for 55 quid more, CPW for £299.99...
tyr Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago5 Comments
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I have an M5 Dual Sim and it's not overpriced! I've had the Z3, M4 and many other phones non Sony and this is the best, legit
hashemcom007
Pondlife
hashemcom007
why cold?
Vastly overpriced phone now somewhat less overpriced.
i was comparing it to the xperia xa you commented on agreeing this was the better phone except for the looks

It is, all the x range share the crazy pricing though. Not sure where they've got the idea that they can charge more for less but don't think it'll help them. Maybe it'll do ok on contracts.

This would be great at £150, the XA should be lower still really.

If I had to buy one of these two for the same money the XA wouldn't get a look in.
Pondlife
hashemcom007
why cold?
Vastly overpriced phone now somewhat less overpriced.
i was comparing it to the xperia xa you commented on agreeing this was the better phone except for the looks
hashemcom007
why cold?

Vastly overpriced phone now somewhat less overpriced.
why cold?
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Sony Xperia XA PAYG @ O2 - great price for £192.00

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I think it's a cheapest deal you can find to get this XA without contract. Unlock via Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-XPeria-X-XA-Z5-M5-C5-Unlock-Code-Vodafone-EE-O2-Orange-Virgin-Three-Tesco-…
osstis Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago29 Comments
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banned
i am awaiting for z5 deals. fantastic phone despite its size.
Anybody managed to get it unlocked yet, if so how long did you wait...
Keoje
Not sure if anyone actually read the GSM review for the battery section on this phone but it's abyssmal. The S6 scores like 73h endurance rating whilst the XA 40 hours.

Yeah this. Ridiculous price for the spec.

Go for Honor 5C if you want a big screen, decent performance and £50 back in your pocket or Xperia Z3 Compact if you want small screen and stellar battery life. Both will be a considerably wiser investment.
nikesh971
So basically an M4 AQUA with marshmallow. Why not just send a software update?! Very poor screen resolution for a £192 phone.

They can't charge £192 for software update?

Anyway it does have double the storage of the M4 sadly they use more of it than ever on their software. Lacks the waterproofing too. Think the camera system better though.
So basically an M4 AQUA with marshmallow. Why not just send a software update?! Very poor screen resolution for a £192 phone.
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Sony Xperia Z3+ UK Version SIM-Free - Black £249.00 @ Amazon

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Sony aren't everyone's cup of tea but I have a z3 and I really like it - so much that I don't feel the need to upgrade. If I was feeling the need, I may go for this...
hippoguynil Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago35 Comments
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gp2
pls do NOT... i got it from from o2 fresh for £183.99 last Wednesday, and will send it back tomorrow. The well documented overheating issue is so terrible, if you browse the website for over half an hour, you cannot even touch the back of the phone. Stick with you Z3 or get yourself an improved Z5 with a dual heatsink to combat the problem. Z3+ is a terrible phone unless you want to use your phone to boil an egg.


​I'm returning my Z5 to EE tomorrow due to overheating - the problem really doesn't seem to have been fixed unfortunately
showing £345.26 for me direct from Amazon.
I have the z3+ and love it, it does get hot but doesnt effect my use,

The battery is really good now with the software update has brought stamina mode back

But this is my opinion
junxs
KPNut42
Great phone, Hi Res audio and waterproof with a 20 mp camera and a full days battery life! What else do you need?
Not sure about the + but my Z3 lasts 3 days before it runs out, I usually charge it every 48 hours.
Sony has to be the best when it comes to battery life. My wife has to charge her iphone twice a day most days.
Have you updated to Marshmallow? My Z3 was 2-3 days no problem before that (with Stamina mode) but on Marshmallow, which doesn't have Stamina yet, it's down to a day max.
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Case-Mate Iphone 6/6s Zero Case - Samsung s6 Barely There case - Xperia z5 Barely There case 99p Each, delivered @ Case-mate (Using Code)

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CODE: 99CASE Really good price for these delivered, normally much more than this. Still running and S5 here so nothing for me. Still i thought it was worth a shout. Will pop the links in the descri…
NeoTrix Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago59 Comments
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graeme120
Nathe
Mine arrived today. Excellent for 99p!
Are you not finding the screen to be less responsive with it on?

Yes, it's not a perfect case, hence excellent for 99p :) If I'd paid £15+ I'd be livid.
Nathe
Mine arrived today. Excellent for 99p!
Are you not finding the screen to be less responsive with it on?
Got mine today and it's terrible for iPhone 6 makes the screen look fuzzy and you can't tap the top or the bottom edge of the screen because the border on the screen is too big, texting is a nightmare aswell, took mine off already
Mine arrived today. Excellent for 99p!
Can't get it to work either. Has it expired?
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, 32Gb With Sony SBH60 Headphones - Black£349.99 @ Very

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looks like a good deal to me
bigtonka Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 weeks ago6 Comments
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Not bad price
I would go for the Z3c and save some money.

I upgraded from my z3c and have been left disappointed. My Z5c gets hot and randomly reboots, and sometimes lags.

I have always liked Sony phones, but will look at taking my money elsewhere next time.
Posted for £279 here few months ago.
Around £300 at Amazon if you're already a Very customer.
Worth considering the z3c @ 149? Not convinced the 5 was a significant upgrade.
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Sony Xperia X on Vodafone £32 per month £30 handset cost £798.00

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I'm due an upgrade with ee so looked at the new Xperia x, the best they could do was £40.99 for 5gb and free phone so looked about and found this on Vodafone, £32 per month for 6gb and pay £30 for pho…
laings86 Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 weeks ago14 Comments
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Premium price for, in Sony's words, a mid-range market, phone.
mynameisthehulk
okay then ..... I meant it as in it offers similar performance to a sd810 which is what people actually care about

Similar, only slightly worse....you sure you aren't confusing 810 with 808?


​http://www.antutu.com/en/view.shtml?id=8200
the antutu cpu benchmark has the 650 2000 points behind the 810 and 10000 points ahead of the 808
danharvey
Hugely overpriced handset for what is a Z5 with a lower spec processor.
Feels cheap in the hand as well. Sony have created a rod for their own back by updating their Z range on a 6-8 month cycle.
Can see this happening with this range as well.
If I had to shell out for one I'd get the XA.
​not a lower spec processor the sd650 is a sd810 without the overheating
Well apart from the 650 is hexacore and the 810 octacore. Oh and the 810 is based on ARM A57 and the 650 on ARM A72. You also might want to consider that the 650 uses the Adreno 510 GPU and the 810 uses the 430. Plus the 650 supports up to 21MP Camera and the 810 up to 55MP. Other than that they are exactly the same, exactly, almost.
The SD650 is a mid range processor and this is a mid range phone at flagship prices. What Sony think they are up to now I cannot fathom.

Beat me to it!
okay then ..... I meant it as in it offers similar performance to a sd810 which is what people actually care about

Similar, only slightly worse....you sure you aren't confusing 810 with 808?
okay then ..... I meant it as in it offers similar performance to a sd810 which is what people actually care about