zebarnabe, 02 Jun 2016Quite a shame that there is no compact phone from Sony anymore. Asian market is huge and asks ... morethats because sony thought-we are creating mind blowing compact phones...but STILL PEOPLE GO N BUY other phones of fruit company and samsung company and bash our phones instead of buying them(they bash them hard)...so why should we produce small pocket rocket phones for a small number of people...to hell with them.
on a serious note e5 has magnetic compass,ambient light sensor absent on samsung j series.e5 has 1.5gb ram but sony software is way better optimised than touch wiz..my 1st android was sony m2(1gb ram) which is way way smoother than my 2nd phone-j5 2015(1.5gb ram).so ram no problem bcoz its sony.sound of j series loudspeaker is veryyy low.sony scores here.then coming to camera j5,j7 have no hdr...e5 has both front and rear hdr canera,e5 has 200gb micro sd support,j series 128gb...j5,j7 dont come with samsung music player...sony e5 comes with own app...and rhey look beautiful...i am gonna sell my j5 and get this.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2016I would prefer a 4.6 inch phone. 5 inch or larger phones do not fit in the pocket very well. ... moreQuite a shame that there is no compact phone from Sony anymore. Asian market is huge and asks for large phones, so manufacturers deliver what most people want.
Regarding alternatives for a Android phone with 4.5" screen (or around, let's say up to 66mm wide), with some reasonable specs and suitable for lower budgets (150~200Â€):
BQ Aquaris A4.5 it is an Android One phone, so it has proper software updates. 5 year warranty. The 2GB RAM/16GB flash version is recommended. Limited availability outside Europe and somewhat pricey for the spec sheet, but quite a reliable phone.
ZTE Nubia Z5S has an HD screen and has a nice camera (for the price). Battery is its biggest flaw.
IUNI U2 has a FullHD screen, a really beefy CPU (SD800) and a nice camera. Battery could be better, doesn't have 4G. It is a really old flagship model, so availability may be quite limited in the stocks of the stores. You can forget about software support with this one.
If I had to choose between those 3 above, I would go with BQ simply because the software support and warranty given. It is almost a Nexus device, but smaller and cheaper.
There are a few other, some with 1.5GB of RAM, but many with 1GB and 512MB, however they are discontinued and old in such a way that I could not find online stores that sold them. Some physical stores that act as stock outlets might have them at bargain prices.
Hope it helps.
why this cheapass phone look better than the whole overpriced x series? lol. it would be acceptable if it only had better batter. i don't want average, i want strong battery sony, and it should be obligatory for all oems to put strong batteries.
redmimini, 01 Jun 2016Again it posted earliar as 4.6inch and finally comes out to be another 5inch junk. This specs ... moreThere are a lot more expensive things in Z5 Compact other than processor.
Triluminos quantum dot display.
High res audio
Flagship standard camera
And more. Sony cant just 'slap a mediatek Into a Z5 Compact' and sell it cheaper lol
John, 01 Jun 2016I want to buy this phone but it have 2700mah which is averge battery life but not good and it,... moreSony's battery optimization is very good.
Xperia X, which has a higher res display and powerful processor, has a smaller 2620 mAh battery. Most thought it would result in bad battery life. But battery life tests showed battery life was indeed very good.
2700 mAh is more than enough for E5, which has a weedy processor and 720p display
gex1343, 01 Jun 2016Will it come Sony e5g?It would probably be named "E5 4G" bcoz 5G doesn't exist. E4G was a word play.
I would prefer a 4.6 inch phone. 5 inch or larger phones do not fit in the pocket very well. There are too many 5 inch phones, but it is difficult to find a phone that is smaller than 5 inches. Any suggestions on where I could find a smaller android phone (less than 5 inches) that is not too expensive?
why dont sony work on some good battery phone..
better to have battery phone which will run atleast for 2 days without charging..
they r providing good Camera.. no doubt..
I am expecting this specification...
1. 13mp to 16 mp camera - Display - 5" to 5.5"
2. 2 gb ram + 16gb internal memory with min Quad-core 1.2 GHz cpu
3. Good batter atlease 3600mAh to 4100mAh - 2 days enough juice
and rest android is providing..
If Sony comes with above 2 options phone... I am sure they will be back in the market.. and price of both version will also matter they should keep around 12000/- to 20000/-
kinno, 31 May 2016Sony phones are very expensive, that is the main reason of failure day by day. Sony is running... morewho said sony all day don,t get better?
expensive is for builders and high technology like 4k Display in Z5 p
be Sure X Serie Will Get the Sansung and Other
If Sony xperia e5 has 4.5 or 4.7 inch then it can be best and otherwise it is good
I want to buy this phone but it have 2700mah which is averge battery life but not good and it,s screen size is 5 inch which is big so it doesn't,t carry affordbly
Again it posted earliar as 4.6inch and finally comes out to be another 5inch junk. This specs of phone i have already having 2 pieces 1 and a half years ago. And the price are not cheap, fail. Why don't sony just shift in the a mediatek processor into the z5 compact to replace the crappy expensive sd810 and sell it cheaper??
I Respectfully Disagree with your opinion, New Apple and Samsung phones are much more expensive that Sony Phones and yet may people still buys them