First time sony has moved those stupid switches from the lower half of the phone. Why so many years to get that right ?
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2016And the Z5C fits thatAgreed, but cost is on par with Flagship phones due to hardware on par with flagship.
I was talking about mid range phone should have option of 4.7, actually there are no option available from reputed brands. Sony should have release E5 as 4.7
zebarnabe, 03 Jun 2016So that you know, I do own a Z5 Compact .... But the Z line is discontinued (while still be av... moreZ series is dead, that doesn't mean they make no more flagships or compact flagships. Hell, its not time for an upgrade
Are you the CEO of Sony Mobile to know what's the future of the compact series?
Regarding the Z5 camera, well, many trolls still state that it's camera is poor, but they know nothing. There was a video on recombu showing the capability of Z5 camera, it was great and definitely in line with S6 and G4. But of course, haters gonna hate.
AnonD-282770, 03 Jun 2016We need compact phones around 4.7inch with decent specs. And the Z5C fits that
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2016it is not too much.. it's 2016 now, all phone need a fingerprint sensor!All phones don't need it lol
AnonD-444807, 03 Jun 2016He mean new model, not the old oneZ5 Compact is not at all old, not even 1 year old. Its not time for an upgrade
Like Year old M4aqua with less ram, no IP68, just more battery. It took 1 year to "upgrade" to this. It's so funny it hurts. There is also fullHD screens, 4K and such for that price...
Bad pricing for a low spec phone this will not sold so well... Sony needs to stepping up the specs with reasonable pricing. I hope this phone have octa core and 2gb of ram. Its 2016 right?
jasmeek, 02 Jun 2016Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) or Sony Xperia E5 or HTC 628Xperia E5
Better design(simple elegan, it doesn't look like its cheap)
And most of all for sure it has better camera compare to galaxy j5 or HTC.
Would someone expect a lot from sony after they said to forget everything else besides X series, now E series coming. Even with XA that got nothing exciting in this field, E5 goes even lower. They are not serious. This is joke to other entry-levels...
Could be next phone while waiting for the proper Sony flagship. I don't really care about the specs of this phone because it's Sony. It can deliver the performance that I want. And while there are cheap and more well-spec compared to this, I couldn't bring myself buy devices from other companies except Sony and Nokia but sadly, Nokia is no more. But if they come back, I would be really hyped about it and buy one.
i know even if sony offers gadget which was low in spec but it has better quality if u campare them with most of chinese's (with higher spec indeed)
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2016You lost your credibility when you said Sony stopped making compact phones.
The Z5 Compact st... moreSo that you know, I do own a Z5 Compact .... But the Z line is discontinued (while still be available in stores, yes) and was replaced with X line. So far no compact phone in the X line is foreseen. Yes, my phrasing was not the best and could lead to your interpretation of it.
Furthermore, Z5 Compact is really overpriced (although this depends on location, around here it costs around 600~700) and it is not an option for people looking for a practical, small and cheap android phone with reasonable specs.
When deciding between BQ A4.5 and Sony Z5 Compact (Z3 Compact was pulled off the local stores at the end of 2015), I went for the Sony one only because of an huge discount at a local store.
Of course, size aside, battery and IP68 were other 2 points that I was looking forward to. The camera is garbage though (for the price and all the hype around it, the sensor is crippled by software and the lens barely manage to resolve the 23MP resolution), has 'only' 2GB of RAM and the CPU when let loose hits +75C (167F).