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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
4.6 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive, multitouch, 16 Mio. Farben, IPS, 320 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20.61 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 200 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou; Accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, fingerprintscanner, USB 3.0 @ MHL 3.0, Miracast, MirroLink, Screen-Mirroring, DLNA, NFC, Ant+
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), LTE (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20/B28/B38/B40); Standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE-A; Bandwidth (Download/Upload): 300Mbps / 50Mbps (LTE), 42Mbps / 5.76Mbps (UMTS)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 127 x 65 ( = 0.35 x 5 x 2.56 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 2700 mAh, integrated, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 48 h, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 11.5 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 14.8 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 520 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 520 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 5.1 MP, videos @1080p/30fps; Main camera: 23 MP, phase comparison autofocus, LED flash, videos @2160p/30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual QWERTY keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, stereo headset, Lifelog, Movie Creator, TrackID, Xperia Lounge, Spotify, Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon Shopping, AVG Protection, Playstation Store, Google Store, Vine, Sky Go, OfficeSuite, File Commander, Privilege Plus, Smart Connect, Download Manager, 24 Months Warranty, SAR head: 1.074 W/kg, SAR body: 0.707 W/kg, Nano-SIM
Weight
138 g ( = 4.87 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 51 g ( = 1.8 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
549 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.67% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 80%, features: 89%, display: 87% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

88.8% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Small giant. Despite the appended word Compact, the Xperia Z5 Compact is a very good choice and very close to the larger sibling Z5. Our review will show whether users of the predecessor Xperia Z3 Compact should think about an upgrade as well.
100% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review
Source: Expert Reviews English
With its excellent screen, superb performance, long battery life and great camera, the Z5 Compact is the complete package if you want top performance in a small package. Especially as fewer manufacturers are making well-specified smaller handsets. When it launched, it was a little pricey, though, as Sony increased the SIM-free price to £430 from the Z3 Compact's original price of £350. Nowadays, you can find it has decreased in price back to around £350. Contract prices, too, have fallen and you can now pick up the Xperia Z5 Compact from £22 per month.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Teeny Tiny Powerhouse
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Xperia Z5 Compact packs a lot of good things into its small size: powerful performance, excellent endurance and a bright, colorful display. However, the boxy phone is stuffed to the brim with unnecessary apps and marred by awkwardly placed buttons that are hard to access. For the same $500 price, you can get the equally petite HTC One A9, which has a sharper, more colorful display in a handsome, iPhone-like body. And if you're not stuck on a smaller display, the Nexus 5X offers longer battery life and capable performance at $100 cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Source: It Pro English
Although it’s a little odd that a 2015 mini smartphone is as big as the phablets of five years ago, the Z5 Compact is still a good small form factor phone. Sony deserves credit for the top quality camera, accurate fingerprint reader and fast charging. It’s therefore a sham that the Z5 Compact isn’t quite as fast as other phones, plus there are the overheating problems and the regression in waterproofing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Sony Xperia Z5 Dual And Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review
Source: T Break English
While large sized smartphones are gaining immense popularity among users, I on the other hand prefer smaller sized phones. Sony is the only company that makes flagship smartphones in small sizes. I like it so much that I bought one. Both the Z5 and the Z5 Compact are great phones and fun. The only feature that didn’t live up to my expectations is the camera.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 85% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
70% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is quite the unusual handset. It promises flagship-worthy features in a tight, compact package, and there’s still plenty of folks looking for that kind of phone. At the same time, there are very few alternatives fitting that description – practically, we can’t think of a brand-name Android-powered alternative to Sony’s offering. But in reality, the Z5 Compact fails to impress on many levels. It is a good smartphone, just not an excellent one. All things considered, it stands out with its powerful processor, good performance, decent battery life, and water resistance. In most other categories, the Z5 Compact is an average performer. Its camera gets the job done, but it isn’t as impressive as Sony makes it look. The screen is very bright, but of average quality. Having stereo speakers is nice, but their sound is average at best.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xperia Z5 & Xperia Z5 Compact Comparison – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Although the design is very similar to what has gone before, the way the phone feels and works has been improved in every iteration, so they are doing enough to make it worthwhile to upgrade. If you own a Z3, you may not notice a huge leap here but anything before that and it is definitely worth the upgrade. The same is true of the Compact and it is a big jump from the Z1 Compact, but not so much over the Z3 Compact.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2015
90% Compact without the compromise: Sony’s Xperia Z5 Compact reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Talking to a lot of people, big may well be “in”, but quite a few people wish phone manufacturers would continue to make smaller devices, and that is something the Z5 Compact definitely is, and Sony has even managed it without making compromises. Highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
90% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a small Android phone right now, this is it. No other phone manufacturer is making high-end devices in this form factor, which is a shame, because the Xperia Z5 Compact is beautifully proportioned. With an incredible battery life, a new high-end processor and some impressive camera upgrades, it's also worth getting this over last year's Xperia Z3 Compact. The screen is much the same, which is regrettable but does save on your battery. There's much more to like here than to criticise.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Sony Xperia Z5
Source: It Pro English
The Z3 Compact was one of the unquestionable standouts of 2014, so the Z5 compact had some pretty big shoes to fill from the outset. To its credit, it’s gone a good way to filling those shoes; the camera is leagues better than its predecessor and the Z5 compact runs rings around the Z3 from a design perspective.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% The best smaller phone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia Z5 Compact is the best small phone around, but then there's not much competition in this area anymore and there are a number of phones offering decent specs for a lot less. Those looking for Z5 design and specs in a smaller frame will be pleased but it's a shame about the chunky design with the sharp edges. The fingerprint scanner is a great addition and the Snapdragon 810 with almost stock Android provides slick performance. However, the camera isn't as good as Sony makes it out to be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Tiny but powerful
Source: T3 English
I would have liked to see the screen technology get an upgrade. But if this is a trade off for the great battery life the Xperia Z5 Compact offers, I’ll take the 720p screen every time. Improvements to the camera are also a big plus and the autofocus technology is a great addition to an already feature-packed shooter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% One of the precious few compact Android flagships, but not without compromises.
Source: Android Authority English
If you would buy the Z5 Compact really comes down to its compact size. On the plus side the design and size of the Z5 Compact is ideal for those looking for a sub five inch phone. It comes with flagship specifications, IP certification and a whole bunch of extra apps and features from Sony. However, the small screen and 720p display won’t be to everyone’s liking and although the camera is good, it doesn’t live up to its hype.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 89% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact snatches the ‘small phone, big specs’ baton from the Z3 Compact with ease. It updates the processor and the camera, and doesn’t mess with too much else. It also beats the Z5 in a few fields, trashing its battery life and seemingly keeping cooler despite having to fit all those chips into such a small body. But does it do enough?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% The pint-sized powerhouse returns
Source: PC Pro English
The Z5 Compact is a step in that direction. In its more compact frame, it barely puts a foot wrong, with a super camera, generally zippy performance, a decent screen and impressive battery life. The side-mounted fingerprint reader is also a genuinely brilliant innovation that you can expect other manufacturers to steal over the next few years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review
Source: GSM Arena English
Granted, it does have its small quirks, but it would undoubtedly deliver on its main promise and that is catering to those who would still appreciate a small, yet powerful Android device in the sprawling smartphone realm. It is a small phone with big ambitions and while it may be trying too hard at times, being an overachiever is not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to phone personalities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2015
100% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
We loved the Z3 Compact and the Z5 Compact just reaffirms our appreciation for the smaller-screened flagship. With specs that ensure this phone won’t feel tired by the end of the average two-year contract and a price tag of just (for a flagship) £429, Sony’s offering an impressive amount of bang for your buck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
What's the difference between Sony's new Xperia Z5 phones?
Source: PC Advisor English
The desire for a smaller phone shouldn't mean you have to compromise on its hardware or specification, and that's something Sony has absolutely nailed with its Xperia Z line-up. Whether you want a small-, medium- or large phone you'll get almost the same deal. With what we expect will be very little difference in performance, your buying choice very much comes down to what size phone you need and how much you have to spend - with the Z3 and Z3 Compact we found with its similar specification but significantly lower price the Compact actually offered the best value.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2015
The plucky powerhouse is back (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is as fun and powerful as you could want it to be. There are few phones for those who want something smaller in the pocket without sacrificing power, so this could prove to be a popular choice. Then there's a new camera that's promising great things, another appealing aspect to the Compact.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2015
Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Well, if you ever needed confirmation on that statement, it couldn't come in a more unequivocal manner than the launch of the Xperia Z5 family. Introducing a new, custom camera sensor, ticking the fingerprint checkbox, updating the looks and moving into a new large-screen flagship product category - all these moves are signs that Sony is keeping up with the times.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2015
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review
Source: Recombu English
Coming in black, white, yellow and pink, the Xperia Z5 Compact seems to be following very closely in the Z3 Compact’s footsteps at first glance. It’s another 4.6-incher with a chunky (8.9mm), plasticky frame, that feels refreshingly comfortable and light (138g) in the hand. But there are a couple of key differences with this new mini mobile.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2015

Foreign Reviews

91% Display mit Retina-Brenner
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 94% performance: 95% features: 96% display: 92% mobility: 78%
80% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Heute nehm' ich mal das kleine Gelbe
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2015
78% Sonys kleines Top-Smartphone ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Das kleine Akku-Wunder
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2015
85% Sony bringt große Technik für kleine Hände
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 98% ergonomy: 83%
85% Sony bringt große Technik für kleine Hände
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 98% ergonomy: 83%
90% Superman mit Kryptonit in der Tasche
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Sony Xperia Z5 Compact im Test: Viel Power, aber Aussetzer
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 97% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact im Kamera-Test: Bessere Aufnahmen bei Nacht?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2015
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2015
Test du Sony Xperia Z5 Compact : petit mais ultra-costaud
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Good display; high performance; quality connectivity; good rear camera. Negative: Relatively high price; uncomfortable physical buttons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2016
Test Du Sony Xperia Z5 Compact : Petit Mais Ultra-Costaud
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good display; high performance; decent cameras. Negative: High price; uncomfortable physical buttons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2016

Comment

Model: Sony's Xperia Z5 is available in three major versions, known as standard, premium and compact version. It features a very nice glass front and a metal construction on the rear side wrapping all around the phone. Sony has always been known for having one of if not the best cameras on their phones. The Z5 comes with the newest 23 MP sensor with 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection, autofocus and LED flash, which is capable of video recording of [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] with HDR function. All 3 models have the new fingerprint sensor at the side of the phone where the power button is. Another great design of the phone is front facing stereo speakers. The Xperia Z5 phones are IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.

The compact model has a 4.6 inch Triluminos display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Due to its low price it is not as big and high-res as the Standard model. The hardware of the Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) system includes a Qualcom MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 consisting of 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz Cortex-A43 quad core CPUs and an Adreno 430 GPU. The only difference of the Compact model to the standard model is that it does not have 3 GB RAM. However, due to the lower display resolution 2 GB should be sufficient. The non-removable Lithium-Ion battery rated at 2700 mAh is smaller than the Standard model's. According to Sony it should last up to 2 days. In addition, the device comes with 32 GB flash memory and the storage capacity can be increased by up to 200 GB with a microSD.

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.6":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.138 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


83.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-09- 4 (Update: 2015-09- 4)