Can't say enough good things about this phone which I have had for 1 week. Folks complaining about price? It's current top of the line. Wait a year or buy a Z3C.
Size is perfect for those wanting a smaller phone. 0 overheating issues. Great battery life (get a full day on a charge) with everything turned on and fairly heavy usage.
Not a huge Google fan, but lack of apps on Windows platform forces me to use Android (Apple products are just not an option). This phone configured will all my Microsoft services is making me forget my old Windows Phones. I like the fairly lightweight launcher. Have it configured with everything I need on 1 panel. Fingerprint unlock works flawlessy.
Camera produces great photos in excellent to good lighting conditions, but falls off in lower light.
If you are in for a high-spec, but smaller phone you will be hard pressed to find a better phone. Money no issue and not contemplating an upgrade from Z3C, I'd say this is a great choice. With money concerns, Z3C may be the better choice. Already have a Z3C? I don't know...My gf's Z3C is going strong after a year. Would probably hold off.
Barry, 13 Dec 2015Returned my Z5 compact as the signal was bad indoors! Same network on BB had full signal stren... moreFor your information comparing bars doesn't mean anything because the number of bars that give a signal strength is different depending on the device. For exemple, for a signal strength of -100dbm in 4G, my Moto G shows 4 bars wereas my z1c shows only 2 bars. So by comparing the bars you'd think that the Z1C has a way poorer reception wereas in fact the signal strength is the same on both devices.
Yusee, 14 Dec 2015The overheating issue is really bothering me. It's not the normal overheating that most phones... moreI just bougth yesterday my Z5 compact,Even I cannot returned it! Is there any an option to make a normal hot of this unit? Am soo disappointed! Pls Sony we need HELP
lol @ your battery life :)
overheating... hmmm never heard of it, let me google it, oh wait z1c does not overheat.
Before you reply with a stupid comment :) yes i'm bitter, and shame on you Sony. I am still waiting to upgrade z1c to the new model, but all you release is a plastic fantastic garbage.
I cant wait foir the marshmallo update, it will greatly help the Z5c, against the only thing the Z3cc has over it now (since the price difference among them has evaporated) the standby times, which are going to be even better than the kit kat ones the Z3c was measured.
The overheating issue is really bothering me. It's not the normal overheating that most phones experience from using it for too long. There's no way of me returning it so what can I do to stop this?!
Returned my Z5 compact as the signal was bad indoors! Same network on BB had full signal strength! Even my iPhone 6 (Antenna gate) has 3 bars! Now that's saying something!
i have xperia z3 and i wanna upgrade it. better i choose xperia z3+ or xperia z5 compact?
z5 is too expensive T_T
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2015Hallo i need help i have the Z5 Compact and the phone is heating up very fast even when i chea... moreGo to settings>>Battery Performance & check what is eating Power. Uninstall unnecessary apps. If screen is eating power then take phone to service center & show them.
Z series phones are widely known to be good in battery performance. This shoud not be a permanant problem. & don't confuse warm with hot.
i have a Z3 compact! i love the Z5 but i wont buy it! no NEED!
Z5 Compact unfortunetly looses on the battery length... and just has a lil better camera... and... that's it... mostly... not much of advance from the z3..
still a lot of bashing online! BUT we all know there is people from the competition BEING paid to bash and troll in here to prevent people from buying Sony!
My Z3 compact is the best phone ive ever had in years!!!! it just heats up a lil bit.. thats all!
Z3 and Z5 compacts are the best Sub 5" sizes phones out in the market!
psychokm, 09 Dec 2015Just because of the quality. I don't know, maybe i have defected phone, but pictures are very ... moreGalaxy S3 camera score 72 in Dxomark camera test.
In the camera review, The camera Xperia Z5 compact beat Iphone 6s, what can you say? Will say the Galaxy S3 beat Iphone 6s? LOL
Xperia Z5 Compact vs iPhone 6s Comparison, Camera Review, Speed and Battery Test
AnonD-273829, 21 Nov 2015can i know why you say s3 camera is better than z5c? plz let me know in detailsJust because of the quality. I don't know, maybe i have defected phone, but pictures are very grainy and seems un-natural. Pixel count is very good, hower the quality is not so good. And I was comparing to galaxy S3 just because it was my previous phone, and I was a bit shocked, that i did see worst quality pictures, than my 3 years old phone has.
I have recently bought a Z5 compact. For business use it is hopeless. Within a few minutes of use it is too hot to hold against your ear and the very best battery life I can get is 7 hours from fully charged. I'm not using it for watching U Tube or excessive apps, mainly just Whats App and phone calls. I will have to get rid of it and go back to my previous Z3 or move to another brand. A very poor product from Sony which has been my brand of choice for several years.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2015Hallo i need help i have the Z5 Compact and the phone is heating up very fast even when i chea... moreI don't trust you, you are trolling with an anonymous or even a nickname, if you face problem you should contact Sony and get help, because I test the phone don't have heat problem, it is the normally warm as usual phones only.
PS:The competitors pretend like a Sony user defame Sony is easily.
Antutu shure has changed with the 6th version. I used to get about 64k with it. Now I'm getting higher numbers than Galaxy s6 Edge. I'm getting 81k with antutu now. Even my older Moto G first gen 16gb used to max out at 19k and now it gets 23k? What the heck is going on with antutu?
AnonD-473014, 04 Dec 2015I'm using Xperia M4 Aqua now. and i got really terrible prob about over heating after using ab... moreHallo i need help i have the Z5 Compact and the phone is heating up very fast even when i cheack my whatsapp
What kan i do ? I dont have eny other problems love the Z5Compact by the heating up is realy getting me worrie
This one is to way over priced here in the Philippines it should be below 20k instead.
AnonD-473014, 04 Dec 2015I'm using Xperia M4 Aqua now. and i got really terrible prob about over heating after using ab... moreFor a start, M4 Aqua has a snapdragon 615, not 810.
Are you joking or what?
AnonD-473014, 04 Dec 2015I'm using Xperia M4 Aqua now. and i got really terrible prob about over heating after using ab... moreThe M4 aqua is use the Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, do you really have the phone? Are you trolling without knowing Dual heatpipes and more thermal paste for Z5 series?