Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review

Score: 8.45/10
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is a wonderful device launched a couple of years ago, in 2015, packing a 4.6 inches screen, a 2000 MHz Octa-Core processing unit, and 2 cameras, a 23 megapixels back-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. We will get a better understanding of this phone's characteristics when we get into more details.

This device only has 5" long, but it's still able to fit a a 4.6 inches display. This phone is very thin and comfortable, with a thickness of just 0.35". The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is for sale in a wide range of color options, black, pink, yellow and white. Apparently Sony decided not to care so much about the weight in this 4.87 oz cellphone. This phone combines Glass and Plastic.

This phone is equipped with an absolutely amazing 4.6-inches display with a 1280 x 720 (HD) resolution, providing this phone with a high level image quality. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

Sony decided to power this phone with a high speed 2000 MHz Octa-Core CPU, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chip and a great 2 GB RAM memory. To collaborate with graphic intensive applications, this cellphone also counts with a 450 MHz Adreno 430 GPU. A great feature of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is its 32 GB huge internal storage memory and an SD memory slot, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps without worrying about how much memory is left.

This cellphone has two cameras, a 23 MP back-facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front-facing camera. this cellphone's back-facing camera has a f/1.8 aperture so it can take very nice photographs even in poorly lit environments. It can also film videos in 4K 3840x2160 at 30 fps, and slow-motion videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 60 frames per second. In addition, the camera counts with a large number of cool characteristics: flash, auto-focus, fast burst mode, digital image stabilization, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting and geo tagging.

This cellphone provides wifi connectivity (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A 4G super fast connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, a lower speed 4G network or 3G fast internet connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone works with a Nano SIM card to use GSM services.

This cellphone uses an amazing 2700 mAh non-removable battery that can keep this phone running for many hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it. According to Sony, this cellphone has an aproximate 520 hours stand by time and a 11.5 hours talk time. An issue to take into consideration is that this phone's battery is not replaceable so you can't change it when it starts to lose its charge, while with such a huge battery size you will probably buy a new phone before that becomes a real problem.

This phone also features many interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS Localization, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Radio, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This phone is really cheap considering it's an amazing phone and it costs only 425 dollars. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is probably a very good choice for you no matter if you are looking for a social phone, want this cellphone to take tons of photos, want this cellphone for work or will use it as a gamer phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Also Known As:Sony  E5803||Sony  E5823
Dimensions:5.00 x 2.56 x 0.35 inchesMetric12.7 x 6.5 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:4.87 ouncesMetric138.06 gImperial
Colors:Black, Pink, White and Yellow
Materials:Glass and Plastic
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-09-02
Price:$ 425.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4.6 inchesMetric11.7 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:319 pixels per inchMetric125.59 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 430 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Capacity:2700 mAh
Stand-by Time:520 hours
Talk Time:11.5 hours


Back camera:23 megapixels
    Focal length:24mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.43 inches (1/2.3")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (60 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor