This phone aims functionality, actual benefits, not gimmicks.
Water resistant, but no need to worry about flaps for charging and headset plug-in.
It only has 720p, but it doesnt need more because it has the 325ppi
It only has 2GB ram, but it wouldnt need more for a 720p screen, the rest would just consume more battery and give no real benefit.
Glass and aluminium, but scratchproof, waterproof,fingerprintproof and shatterproof.
9mm, because the latest flagships who became gimmickly thin, at 7mm, did it on the expense of battery endurance.
The only real question that remains to be answered is if they have succeeded to achieve Z3c battery endurance, standby times show that they might have failed miserably...
YR-OVI, 11 Sep 2015What i would change before release:
1: 3 Gb instead of 2 Gb RAM
2. 1080 display insead of 72... moreI agree with you. It's a very stupid thing to release it with only 2 GB Ram. The size is perfect.
Also, I would add a "home" physical button instead on the screen.
eklol, 16 Sep 2015it is 2gb. z5 and z5 premium has 3gbit only has 2 GB.
I really don't understand why Sony didn't put 3 GB RAM so that to be almost perfect. It's compact (not a brick in my pocket), nice looking but it needs 3 GB RAM and done...They would beat Samsung or Iphone...
Am a currently using Z3 Compact ,the phone is perfect except Wifi drops and didn't even update the phone to Lollipop5.0 .I hope the Z5 Compact has solved that issue ,the naked USB port/charging port is a superb improvement from the previous one.
Why didn't they do a Chrome version of this like they did for bigger Z5's? A Chrome finished Z5 Compact would've come more than handy. I'd really appreciate it if Sony could look into this.
junb2015, 10 Sep 2015I suggest Sony to remove the Z5 variant and made this Z5C a really high end with 4.7" FHD... moreIt's frame on borders isn't "plastic. They said it's aluminium but changed it apperance to looks like less than common aluminium....
I bought Xperia Z almost 3 years ago without seeing in first hand (just reviews and pics from internet...), with the Z5 Compact I'll wait to see and touch it before buying it...
But I really doubt that will decieve me.... I'll really love the new compact without flip covers... (On Z I really HATE THEM ATM.....)
Parihar Arrogant, 15 Sep 2015When it will be launched in India, as of now no updates in sony website abour z5 compactsorry brother unfortunately XPERIA Z5 COMPACT not launch in india and no any aim that this mobile release in india in future...only Z5 and Z5 Premium launch in india on 29th sept 2015 ....
Parham, 15 Sep 2015There's an error in the listed specs above: The RAM is 3GB and not 2.it is 2gb. z5 and z5 premium has 3gb
When it will be launched in India, as of now no updates in sony website abour z5 compact
There's an error in the listed specs above: The RAM is 3GB and not 2.
dont think this will match battery performance of the z3 compact Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 880 h (2G) / Up to 920 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 12 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 110 h
Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 520 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 14 h 50 min (3G)
Music play Up to 77 h
ryan, 13 Sep 2015thanks fan factor, where did you get the info on the glass being tougher and harder to crack? ... moreJust hope that too. I had two Z3C and both the glass on the back just broke when it felt down... And there was a Ringke Fusion cover the second time...
I liked Xperia Z3 compact as the size, features and look wise its very beutifull, but i wanted dual sim phone, was hoping SONY will launch this compact size phone with dual simcard. But again it is launching this phone with single sim. when xperia Z5 is with dual simcard why not Z5 compact with dual.
Xperia Fan Factor, 11 Sep 2015Hi ryan The new Xperia Z5 series use a new glass back panel that is much more durable and m... morethanks fan factor, where did you get the info on the glass being tougher and harder to crack? was that info from sony, or are you just hoping its tougher like i am? cheers from down under!
ryan, 10 Sep 2015anyone know if they addressed the easily cracked (some said self-cracking) front and rear glas... moreHi ryan
The new Xperia Z5 series use a new glass back panel that is much more durable and much harder to break.