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★★★★☆

“If you have this phone before you throw ,just sell it...”

Written on: 13/01/2008 by hothumtum (1 review written)

If you have this phone before you throw ,just sell it to me ...
I'm ready to buy it......

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“I have used the Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone for more than...”

Written on: 10/03/2006 by drotor (1 review written)

I have used the Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone for more than 6 years. It is very tough, and I dropped it many times, but there is still nothing broken. I love the rolling button on the left upper side, as it is very comfortable and helps a lot with the menus. Soft and pleasant to touch keys => easy to write messages. I can talk for hours about its good sides, and briefly I would say that this phone, as a whole, is one of the best phones ever made… Read Full Review

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“The Sony CMDZ5 is a really light and small phone. Some...”

Written on: 13/07/2004 by Tobias (3 reviews written)

The Sony CMDZ5 is a really light and small phone. Some problems with dust in the menu "rounded" button causing malfunction. Sometimes I hear "eco" (not sure if it's because of the network or the phone)… Read Full Review

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“This phone is recommended for teenagers and this phone...”

Written on: 01/06/2003 by nick. (1 review written)

This phone is recommended for teenagers and this phone has realy good features
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“I hold no grudges...but I wouldn't recommend this...”

Written on: 26/04/2003 by Tal. (1 review written)

I hold no grudges...but I wouldn't recommend this phone. Firstly the keys sometimes do not respond, and when you press harder they respond times 5! The aerial sticks out and ruins the whole 'small, light and compact' look and feel i.e aerial pokes you when in your pocket! No downloadable ringtones (not polyphonic but i dont like poly anyway!) This phone is built as a phone: receive and make calls only. but in this day and age people want to TEXT and play around with games (which are naff in… Read Full Review

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Davehitchman's Response to Tal.'s Review

Written on: 12/07/2012

I still have one of these - a prototype as it happens, despite many years (I was working on it in 1998) my phone has never had a single stuck key (its now 2012 btw)
The games weren't that bad and of course it was the only phone of the time that could browse not only the WAP internet but the real internet as well, and do your email with your standard email server!

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“Good phone in general but unfortunatly not much use...”

Written on: 25/04/2003 by dan. (1 review written)

Good phone in general but unfortunatly not much use out of the phone as mine was always charging… Read Full Review

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“The sony Z5 is a brilliant small and light weight...”

Written on: 24/04/2003 by addz. (1 review written)

The sony Z5 is a brilliant small and light weight mobile phone. Full of features including voice memo, built in answer machine, suburb games which keep anyone amused for hours, excellent battery life and a beautiful looking handset.Really this phone was before its time also with a very easy to use scroll button on the side… Read Full Review

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“I am using CMD Z5 happyly since last 2 years. It's...”

Written on: 11/04/2003 by KP. (1 review written)

I am using CMD Z5 happyly since last 2 years. It's feature packed and seemed ahead of it's time when it was introduced. However, only thing it doesn't have is infrared/bluetooth and voice-dialling. The antenna should not be there for better looks… Read Full Review

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“A good looking modern phone which is the best phone I...”

Written on: 10/12/2002 by dudley. (1 review written)

A good looking modern phone which is the best phone I have yet used and the browser is a good multifunctioning time saving tool BUT why make it unreliable with that pathetic battery?… Read Full Review

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“Easy menu acces, the possibility to add more than just...”

Written on: 05/12/2002 by not ME. (1 review written)

Easy menu acces, the possibility to add more than just phonenumbers to one contact (eg fax, url, birthday, e-mail), beautifully designed phone. I have only updated to a Nokia 6310i because my CMD-Z5 was missing the following: infrared, voicedialing and the inability to manage the phone via computer. I now use it as a backup phone and simply whenever I want to show of with it ;-)… Read Full Review

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“The Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone has nearly got the speed...”

Written on: 20/06/2002 by Gwyn. (1 review written)

The Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone has nearly got the speed of Nokia and the Features of Ericssson. I am upgrading to the Z7 - Battery needs to be worked on.

All in all has al lot of features without being a great big brick. Accesories are a bit expensive and limited - But the Z5 is still a sexy all rounder… Read Full Review

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“The first Sony CMD Z5 mobile phone I had resulted in a...”

Written on: 18/06/2002 by tn. (1 review written)

The first Sony CMD Z5 mobile phone I had resulted in a lot of conversations with people who kept saying 'pardon?'. The sound was distorted at their end (though I could hear them clearly). So I got another one. Now whoever I talk to can hear their own voice echo - it's about a 1 second delay. Dodgy microphone, perhaps? Twice??

The 'jog dial' - what is the point of a device that requires two hands to operate? It's a real pain.

Texting - write a text message and hit 'send'. OK, what's your… Read Full Review

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33933_Mr_Yogi.'s Response to 28339_tn.'s Review

Written on: 20/08/2002

Small note to ur review u can access the address book after u have written a txt msg. On the screen where u enter the telephone number push the jog wheel either forward or backwards (can't remember which - one takes u to the address book, one takes u back to the msg composer) and that takes u to the address book, find the number u want and push in the jog wheel in and the number u want is now ready to send. Just a note about the jog wheel, it scrolls up and down, you can click it in and also pull it towards u or push it away from u, all directions have different funtions, the manual doesn't make the towards and away movements obvious.

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Procky.'s Response to 28339_tn.'s Review

Written on: 12/12/2002

It's true, the echo effect is annoying! The only solution I found out is to turn the volume of the earphone to the lowest position (just use the jog dial while talking).
Regarding the Text-Messages: I don't know which firmware version your Z5 has, but if you have finished writing your SMS, press the jog dial: 'Send to:' appears in the display and a hint how to get the phone book is displayed at the top of the display: Push the jogdial to the back and you can scroll through your entries (although you can't use the groups you habe specified)

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“The Sony CMD-Z5 is the first mobile phone I have had...”

Written on: 12/06/2002 by Debbie W. (1 review written)

The Sony CMD-Z5 is the first mobile phone I have had in 10 years that is not a nokia and it is the best phone I have had… Read Full Review

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“The sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone is good if you need to...”

Written on: 26/04/2002 by Mr. Swan. (1 review written)

The sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone is good if you need to take it with you as it fits neatly into the pocket of most conventional trousers. However because of the flip open flap, it sometimes gets stuck in said pocket. Altogether a very mobile phone… Read Full Review

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Sharon Hamilton.'s Response to 21326_Mr. Swan.'s Review

Written on: 09/06/2002

where in the wold can i find keypress ringtones for my cmd z5 and how do i compose ringtones 4 this phone

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“The Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone is an excellent design,...”

Written on: 14/03/2002 by Kenny. (1 review written)

The Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone is an excellent design, the coated cover means it always looks great. Easy to use in single handed operation, the Jog wheel is a fantastic piece of engineering - rotate, switches by push in, forwards and backwards, incredible.
The menu is easy to understand and even though as a very early version when I purchased it the manual was not in English at all, I had no problems setting it up… Read Full Review

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“When the Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone is new it's awesome...”

Written on: 14/03/2002 by Si Aveyard. (1 review written)

When the Sony CMD-Z5 mobile phone is new it's awesome looking, nicest phone by far and puts those arrogant 8210's in their place! But this phone is not durable. In fact it's fragile. The paint on my z5 has worn off after 6 months of owning the phone! Also the paint has scratched off where it touches the surface of a table for example and when it vibrates it wore the paint off!… Read Full Review

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“I've had my Sony CMD z5 mobile phone for over 1 and a...”

Written on: 06/03/2002 by Jo. (1 review written)

I've had my Sony CMD z5 mobile phone for over 1 and a half years now, no complaints, even after dropping it onto a hard floor several times. Never freezes, although it is scratched. Overrall, it's a perfect phone, would recommend it to anyone whose looking for a 'different' phone. I'd now like to upgrade to z7, i'll tell you later about it… Read Full Review

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“This Sony CMD Z5 mobile phone is very stylish and a...”

Written on: 03/03/2002 by Adam. (1 review written)

This Sony CMD Z5 mobile phone is very stylish and a nice break away from the tradition shape of nokias and ericssons. I love the fact it is so small and light at 82g. It sits in my pocket and it is easy to forget it's there. You get the reliability of knowing it is manufactured by the guys at SONY. The large screen is excellent and the scrolling 3D menus are great. The jog dial speeds things up. Build quality is excellent and the flip is not flimsy as it is spring loaded and actually very… Read Full Review

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“The Sony CMD-Z5 is a very stylish phone. It's small,...”

Written on: 19/02/2002 by imekon. (1 review written)

The Sony CMD-Z5 is a very stylish phone. It's small, light and easy to use, but sometimes I can't hear the caller very well, and once the microphone got muted. I've had very short battery life (two days) so overall a bit disappointed with this phone… Read Full Review

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“After being the proud owner of the Nokia 8210 which...”

Written on: 29/01/2002 by orange. (1 review written)

After being the proud owner of the Nokia 8210 which although was a lovely phone to look at was totally unreliable I upgraded to a Sony CMD Z5 phone for an upgrade price of £30.00. I have found this phone to be very reliable but overloaded with features that I will never use. The E-Mail is difficult beyond belief to set up, the Internet the same.
After also having had some cracking downloaded tunes on the Nokia the ringtone composer on the Sony is rubbish- you spend 10 mins programming the… Read Full Review

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