Everything on Z5 is what was demanded to improve from Z3c.
-The camera soft got the most part of the flame and improved the most, its faster, more accurate colors, no more pink tink, no more overheating on AR or 4k, even better low light performance and smth to outperform the ois!
-The frozen glass back, with the plastic side bumpers is the ultimate solution, to deal with various issues like, no premium feel due to plastic back Z1c had, fingerprint magnet issue Z3c had and the pumbers are there to protect both glasses front and back, from being shattered or scratched by simply resting them on clear surfaces.
-The sound on the stereo speakers is no much more crispier without compromising waterproofness.
-The headset sound is also improved, it supports HD sound quality and better noise cancellation from the mics.
-The screen preserves the contrast rates and improve angle visibility and low battery consumption, so this is why the kept this resolution and size, 720p on 4.6inch bring exactly the optimal 320 the human can see, a bigger screen, would mean a lesser ppi, essentially a less crispier display that one can actually notice with his own eyes. Bigger resolution would be excessive and would come at the expence of overall performance and battery endurance.
-The chip and graphical chips are the best in the market, apart from the ones Apple and Samsung make for themselves only. The adreno 430 at 720p is guaranteed able to play everything easily for the coming 5 years and the 810 at 720p suffers from no overheating and can freely run without being underclocked so this little beast can outpergorm everyone.
-2gb of ram are what Google used on nexus and 5X, it is more than enough for everything that runs on 720p, more would just reduce battrry endurance for no practical perfomance gain.
-Its thickness remained the same, prolly the bumber adds 1mm and thats important because everybody these days sacrifices battery capacity for thickness, personally, i hate the trend, i would rather have it 2mm thicker and last me all day than carry a charger like every iPhone user who actually uses his phone, does... Z5c is the only compact model that upped the battery capacity!
-And the fingerprint scanner is now ready to be introduced, the first generstions was just a useless gimmick, it could not be used for payments and would mostly replace yr pin, but most of the times you had to scan and rescan, ultimately use your pin afterall, it was a waste of time slowing down the simoly process of unlocking yr phone, on Z5c,nyou simply touch and it never fails and now with Google pay, we actually will have a reason to use it!
Thats the plilosophy, no gimmicks, just essence, at this size one cannot fool around, even the slightest mm was optimized for practicality. The only drawback is that at this price level, it does not look very premium and this is were a carbon case from roxfit fills in! So there is nothing really to argue about, i was awaiting to see what nexus will come up with to replace my G3 phablet with smth more compact, that would increase in meanwhile, overall performance and battery endurance, i can only see one option really, so i am pre-ordering Z5c!
DenisXD, 01 Oct 2015it's all plastic so worries :)http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/sony-xperia-z5-compact-1303154/review. It clearly says here that sony dropped the usage of plastic translucent and the Z5C has a METALLIC frame, unlike the PLASTIC Z3C.
DenisXD, 01 Oct 2015it's all plastic so worries :)Z3C was also all plastic :)
being a flagship and labelled as Compact.
I expect to see at least 75% screen to body ratio.
Z5 already got 70% screen to body ratio.
but Z5 compact only 68%?
think about it.
with this, it doesnt look flagship design.
DenisXD, 01 Oct 2015it's all plastic so worries :)Cheers been out of loop with Sony products after selling Z3C about 8-9 months ago.
This has the lot I cannot understand why not selling like hot cakes. My z3c DID 4K for longer than 5minutes and got mildly warm,its water/dust resistant and has shutter button top of range cpu/gpu ,superb battery in fact best smartphone battery life ever had,200GB card capacity.
I was going for Nexus but this blows it out of water.
Cakefish, 01 Oct 2015I have. Delivery tomorrow :)Thanks for reply, will have to go thru Sony store there are no options left if I want white version and in it delivered in next 6 days.
Sony should really work on the design...same rectangular shape with big bezel...even if the specs are the best, it looks like any cheap chinese phone...and when people spend a lot of money on a phone they want it to look nice and different.
AnonD-8044, 01 Oct 2015Does it have the nylon corners like Z3C does to protect it when dropped? Thanks.it's all plastic so worries :)
hey gsmarena! we need to know the battery endurance of this phone please! get it?. thank you so much.
Anyone ordered it direct though Sony store? Just wondering if it goes faulty is it easy to send back.Maybe I will wait till white version gets launched via Carphone or Amazon but white version not available til Oct 22nd and need before then.
My Sony Z3C did 4K video recording till ran out of memory 19 or 29 mins cannot remember now and got mildly hot.. How come all other flagships at the time were restricted to 5 mins? in fact my galaxy S5 did 3minute 25 seconds before ceasing 4k recording due to overheat of cpu.?
Anyhow disappointed by new Nexus 5x and BB Priv is to big so going for Z5 compact,,the thing is not many folk are buying it so comments section goes bit dead. What I do is go to other Sony forums for enthusiasm and advice.
I can get one now here in UK but only available in black,I want white version .All this spec and phone sized phone "which I always champion" is just £429 sim free which is good value.
Does it have the nylon corners like Z3C does to protect it when dropped? Thanks.
Not long now till this absolute phone sized supetphone is available.
Great news to those who were expecting 810 on z5 compact to be underclocked, it's not.
Z5 compact scored more than 65000 in antutu benchmarks and it didn't get hot. It got warm yeah, but not hot. Snapdragon 810 is just what it suppose to be in Z5 series.
Powerfull, not hot and not underclocked to overcome heat issues. It seems that dual heat pipes did the trick, and Z5 is only beaten by galaxy S6 in benchmarks by 10% difference only. Z5 compact scored more than 65000 in antutu benchmarks with snapdragon 810!
AnonD-444106, 30 Sep 2015I have a 5.3 inch phone. Is this 4.6 enough for gaming and web browcing? Any idea?im my opinion if your used to the bigger screen stay with it maybe the z5 rather than compact would be best for you
AnonD-444106, 30 Sep 2015I have a 5.3 inch phone. Is this 4.6 enough for gaming and web browcing? Any idea?Size isn't everything! Of course 4.6" is smaller than what you have however, if your unsatisfied then you should either use your laptop for browsing and buy a console for gaming! (My view) no hard feelings