I have a Z5 compact for last 18 months. Just a pleasure to own and use it! Has had no issues and use the camera a lot. Android upgrades were also easy. All-in-all probably the best smart phone I ever had.
worked great for first 6 months then very very slow - camera would kick me out as i take a picture and record a video etc, good camera but thats about it ! when it works
I do have a Sony Xperia z5 compact for 2 years.
For 2 months I have issues with this phone. He s overheating, just browsing.. And works slowly sometimes.
It is a shame for this powerful spec's.
Maybe is the last version of Android, I don't know but I hope they fixed...
I had two Sony Z compact, with last one to be the Z5. Both of them after 2 years use (without any problems) have start having serious issues with battery drain, I have changed batteries, did all updated but problems weren't solved. I had change them. Really sad !!
I've bought my white Z5 Compact at 5th of february 2016 & till now by daily usage there isn't any issues with it Sony like.no.other
I already got the Nougat 7.1.1 update (32.4.A.0.160) and it is working smoot and fine. I really love the specification of this Z5 compact. Not always a powerful phone has to be bible size.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2017what is ZXC!???Sorry, I mean Xperia X Compact
AnonD-679159, 04 Jul 2017So the conclusion is Z5C has a better durability than ZXC right?Sorry, I mean Xperia Compact
AnonD-679159, 04 Jul 2017So the conclusion is Z5C has a better durability than ZXC right?what is ZXC!???
For me personally, I don't want a high-end phone with large dimensions, the Xperia Z5 Compact fits easily in my pocket, it's with very good camera quality and it's a compact high-end gear phone. Nice!
MrGrumpy, 28 Jun 2017The X Compact is not waterproof, has an ugly plastic shell and looks worse too. So the choice ... moreIts based on ur opinion. If u want better performance get XPERIA X COMPACT. If u need waterproofing, get XPERIA Z5
xXENDER FREAKXx, 23 Jun 2017Buy XPERIA X COMPACT is more worth it. This XPERIA Z5 COMPACT overheats because of the chipset... moreThe X Compact is not waterproof, has an ugly plastic shell and looks worse too. So the choice is between:
- a faster waterproof phone that looks / feels great and can make you toast when it warms up
- an uglier phone that's not waterproof, doesn't feel as good but has a better battery life and an extra 1GB RAM
This phone definately is waterproof. Although I would not reccomend doing it, I once took this phone by accident down to 20m for 45 mins, still works fine.
AnonD-679159, 22 Jun 2017worth if I upgrade my z3c to z5c?Buy XPERIA X COMPACT is more worth it. This XPERIA Z5 COMPACT overheats because of the chipset so the newer one doesn't heat up like this. Plus the newer one have an extra 1GB of RAM, which equals to 3GB RAM. It is much more snappier and smoother than this phone.
I have been using this phone since January and I find it one of the worst phones I've had. It's very slow and it's not waterproof as advertised.
I have been using it for a year and I love this phone.
The size and performance are just right. Upgrades to Android 6 and 7 caused no performance drops. It is perfectly usable with one hand (maybe iphones are tad better because of the rounded corners), has great camera and speakers. The screen could be a bit brighter, but it's not that much of an issue. It's okay for games when I want it, although I did not expect it to be.
The newer version that is supposed to be its replacement (X Compact) does not seem to be a step ahead performance-wise, only some design and performance refinement, so not worth a swap in my opinion.
Occasional overheating aside, everything feels right about it and I don't understand the lack of phones with similar specs. Instead >5" phones flood the market. They stretch the pocket and mostly have other ludicrous specs I don't care about. The only reason I would want a bigger phone would be AR/VR, but they are still not a game changer.
Anonymous, 10 May 2017Huawei P10 is a nice phoneI hear you, I'd gladly pay a premium for a small 4.5" Android with flagship specs. Manufacturers are too obsessed with huge brick like slabs with massive battery draining screens. Apart from the Z5 Compact, the only other phone worth considering is the Samsung A3 (2107).
I still have my S4 Mini too and the 4.3" screen is the perfect size.