wlxgrf, 02 Nov 2015Z5 compact or Z5 ?
how is the Z5c in the hand?
I've been using the Z1 for 2 years, and don't... moreI have the Z3 compact for 1 year and it is for me a benefit that I can handle the device with one hand without be worried that it could fall off.
The dimensions are VERY similar between the Z3 compact and the Z5 compact.
I recommend this phone over every other about this size. And according to the photo comparison this site brought, the camera looks better in the compact version than the regular!
Pailan, 27 Oct 2015I wonder if the phone will be plagued by the cracking screen syndrome. It is already repor... morethat is a Sony basher site.no one has reported anything, ok?that siye is full of lies.so stop trilling everyone based on false info.
Z5 compact or Z5 ?
how is the Z5c in the hand?
I've been using the Z1 for 2 years, and don't want to go to a smaller screen, but the Z5c has killer specs in a hand-friendly size.
Kooooool, 31 Oct 2015If they want to sell a small phone for 600 $, Sony should at least make it look good and not l... moreYeah you know what? The Sony Ericsson K800 with that signature Cyber-shot camera with autofocus is at least representing the design of a cellphone that came from 10 years ago. Can you please mention any similarities between that one and the Z5C? At least get the facts right before you post an opinion.
If they want to sell a small phone for 600 $, Sony should at least make it look good and not like a phone from 10 years ago. No Wonder Sony is going bankrupt...Dreaming of an S6 Edge with 4.7 " screen...
VvV, 26 Oct 2015Z5Compact is light at 138g, but S6 Edge is only 132g and has far better specs.... Samsung Trex in your's pocket, why they compare them, my aim is small powerfull phone with gr8 cam, ther is no doubt in my mind whos the winer!
VvV, 27 Oct 2015I like the Z5 compact but i love my S6 Edge. Z5c is boxy and bad looking, camera is so-so and ... moreThe Z5 Compact have a durable design and a signature engraved logo for express it unique and not copy from others.The UI is very smooth, because it only 720p and good 323 pixels density for 4.6" screen and have a powerful processor and the Xperia UI is lightweight than Samsung phone, and the Xperia gallery app is the best and the fastest preview image app. The both phone are great but the Z5 Compact score 86 hour in endurance test, the S6 Edge score 73 hours only, the winner is clear Z5 compact have more than S6 Edge 13 hours endurance.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2015I guess we can compare it if they dare to lunch a galaxy s6 miniToo bad Samsung will probably never launch an S6 mini, their best small phone being the terrible A3.
VvV, 26 Oct 2015Z5Compact is light at 138g, but S6 Edge is only 132g and has far better specs.... I guess we can compare it if they dare to lunch a galaxy s6 mini
Dual heatpipes, 27 Oct 2015But Z5 compact also overtake S6 edge by these: 1- waterproof and dustproof 2- FM radio 3- m... moreI like the Z5 compact but i love my S6 Edge. Z5c is boxy and bad looking, camera is so-so and UI very sluggish. Love my S6 Edge for its fantastic screen and looks, great battery, fantastic low light camera and powerful speaker. I got the 64 GB version so lack of memory card is not a problem. But i understand people could prefer Z5c depending of what features they are looking for. Both phones are good. Wish that S6 Edge was smaller.
I wonder if the phone will be plagued by the cracking screen syndrome.
It is already reported by the verge:
VvV, 26 Oct 2015Z5Compact is light at 138g, but S6 Edge is only 132g and has far better specs.... But Z5 compact also overtake S6 edge by these:
1- waterproof and dustproof
2- FM radio
3- micro sd card support up to 200GB (compare S6 Edge no micro sd card with maximum internal storage 32GB / 64GB / 128GB only)
4- pocket size and comfortable for one hand operate
5- durable body design
6- flat camera len compare to S6 Edge have upheaved camera len
7- camera 23 MP pixels
8- selfie assistant app
9- better endurance
10- better music play time endurance
12- DSEE technology and Noise cancelling support
11- LDAC High Res Audio support
12- dual heatpipes and thermal paste
13- stereo speakers
14- lower price group
15- faster fingerprint unlock
16- hardware camera button
17- lanyard eyelet port
18- faster photo gallery preview
19- hybrid autofocus 0.03 seconds
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2015Gram for gram it is the most powerful smartphone on the planet.Z5Compact is light at 138g, but S6 Edge is only 132g and has far better specs....
Z5 compact is great ....... so far battery life is awesome every bit as good as Z3 compact. The big one for me which is why I got rid of the Z3 compact was on ATT the Z3 compact had SMS and MMS issues that never got resolved. This appears to be fixed on the Z5 compact no issues Identified so far. Really Happy.....best small android phone on the market.
hi all that already own one.
do you listen to music with headphones?
hows the sound quality?
do you get a decent volume level?
Z3 compact lower its battery life if upgraded to lollipop. The z5 compact has lollipop OS so that's why the reason the it was lower battery life than z3 compact. I heard the Marshmallow OS has better battery lifespan the previous OS. So what if the z5 upgrade to marshmallow OS the battery will improve its lifespan?. GSMarena can you give battery review if the z5 is on the marshmallow OS?
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2015Hey buddy, please let as know about real life battery comparison z3c vs z5c. thanksSince I still haven't inserted the SIM card into Z5 compact and using both phones (Z3 compact using SIM and Z5 compact using Wifi) at the same time, I don't think that I can give an accurate figure to you.
By the way, the last time I tried recording a 8 minutes 4K video with steadyshot enabled during testing, it consumed about 5% of overall battery with just warm on the phone body. I did a full charge yesterday afternoon, now after nearly 21 hours I still have 80% without SIM, only Wifi usage and in relatively light use, just little browsing in Chrome, YouTube, Google+, instagram, setting up E-mail, etc... I says I still have 1 Day and 7 Hours left on battery, I guess it could be longer giving this light usage.
I think the battery performance is barely the same as my Z3 compact, but could be longer in some applications which I'll try to test it later. For your comparison, I need to charge my Z3 compact every 1.5 - 2 days depends on usage.
Patilan, 20 Oct 2015Nice review mate.
After having so many Xperias, could you comment on the screen scratch resis... moreThank you! Some updates to my phone, since I have a Z5 compact in white colour, I'm one of the "lucky"/victim having the touchscreen problem - the lower part of the screen not functioning well after several minutes of heavy usage - I got my phone replaced with a new one yesterday and the problem was gone. Today, I read a forum announcement from Sony that a software fix will arrive next week to solve this problem. If I knew it earlier, I would have waited for this software fix instead of changing a new one.
Regarding your question on screen protection, I think screen protector/tempered glass is definitely a must no matter how strong the screen of the phone is. I use a typical Tempered 0.33mm glass protector for my Z3 compact and this Z5 compact (Just costed HKD67), it doesn't affect the sensitive of the touchscreen and it gives a good protection to the touchscreen. I recommended my friend to add this tempered glass protector to his iPhone 6 last year, and it saved his phone from shredded screen when falling to the ground (about than 1.5m drop with a few bounds) a few weeks ago, only 2 long cracks on the protector were found, just replace the tempered glass protector with a new one and the phone was reborn!
By comparing to the price of the phone, that's a really big cost saving protection to the screen! Therefore, I do recommend doing so as it's quite practical in most cases.