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.
Owning a z5c 1.5 years on - phone is still great. With its powerful 810cpu, Android 7.0 and 23mp - this phone is going to be relevant for years to come.
Xperia ex-fan, 09 May 2017As of now, Sony has not released any upgraded (replacement) version release. If you are willin... moreAgree! Maybe some minus is se front camera but overall is great, z5c front camera is absolutely georgeus!
I've had my Sony Xperia Z5 Compact now for a year and it has worked just fine. Upgraded twice without problem, now on Android 7. Nice size, slips easily into my jeans pocket. Enough memory and processor capacity for me. The fingerprint sensor work very well. Camera gives good enough images. Indeed a good purchase!
Shame on manufacturers i cannot find a dual sim phone with 4.5 inch screen and 3 gb ram even though i am ready to pay a premium i am stuck with s4 mini and i am waiting from F**ing 2 years to buy a decent phone. if iPhone makes a dual sim will switch to iOS i am fed up with andriod quality and manufacturers. Google will introduce some bug or remove a good feature in every new Android version to re-introduce in the next iteration to bring down user experience down so that they will upgrade when new version comes. Cheap tricks from google. Android manufacturers are flooding the phone market with big screen phones now so that they can introduce bendable phone from 2018 which could be extended to double the screen size when opened like a book. eg : Samsung GalaxyX therefore everyone has to upgrade again coz of the new Fad.That's how these manufacturers are/can sustain revenue growth. Truth is manufacturers cannot push for Hardware performance more than what it is now people are not expecting to watch 3d movies on mobile we can already see limitation on primary camera currently.
AnonD-458415, 09 May 2017Which would be a good upgrade for this phone?, I currently have one but I would like to change... moreAs of now, Sony has not released any upgraded (replacement) version release. If you are willing to change OS, the iPhone SE 128gb would be the only "qualified" replacement for the Z5Compact (minus the waterproofing).
Which would be a good upgrade for this phone?, I currently have one but I would like to change it, The requierements I have are: Screen size lower than 5.2 inches, fingerprint scanner, better cameras, specially the selfie one, and a day-long lasting battery. I will appreciate your answers.
The camera is awful no matter what resolution you pick.
Needs to be rebooted weekly or loses signal completely (tested on two different ones, bought in different time frames and in different countries).
I wouldn't recommend it because of the above issues, but I admit I've seen worse.