zebarnabe, 02 Jun 2016Quite a shame that there is no compact phone from Sony anymore. Asian market is huge and asks ... moreYou lost your credibility when you said Sony stopped making compact phones.
The Z5 Compact still exists, and there is no other Android flagship in a small 4.6inch screen. Actually Sony's the only one giving importance to small phones.
Huawei and Lenovo are obsessed in making huge phones. Samsung and HTC and LG all have no flagship grade phone below 5 inch screen size.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2016Please make Sony Xperia E5 Compact! but you will upgrade the 1.5gb ram to 2gb ram and make the... moreDid you know that E series is the lowest entry level phones offered by Sony? What you're asking is way too much in an E series phone.
jasmeek, 02 Jun 2016Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) or Sony Xperia E5 or HTC 628samsung j5 is better
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2016It would probably be named "E5 4G" bcoz 5G doesn't exist. E4G was a word play.I dont think so,e4 and e4g have big difference.
e4g have better:
1.ppi and quality screen,very glossy screen
Once again... an overpriced xperia phone. Entry level still at high price
SuhaS, 01 Jun 2016Hi...
why dont sony work on some good battery phone..
better to have battery phone which wil... morenope. I prefer 4.6 inch screen
5.5 is too large, not comfortable, not fit in hand and pocket, and drain more battery
everything you said is perfect except for the screen.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2016Please make Sony Xperia E5 Compact! but you will upgrade the 1.5gb ram to 2gb ram and make the... moreE5 compact with 2GB RAM and fingerprint?
That's too good to be true. Entry level phone will never have that.
Please make Sony Xperia E5 Compact! but you will upgrade the 1.5gb ram to 2gb ram and make the thickness 7.0mm and try to provide fingerprint sensor! no need for water resistant!
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