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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2337 reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and size are on the whole positive. The camera and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive opinions about the reception.

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reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Compact from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The camera and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

performance, portability, camera, battery, usability

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact German Version SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Z5 Compact German Version SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Compact from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the reception.

portability, performance, usability, camera, design

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked Phone - Black (U.S. Warranty)Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked Phone - Black (U.S. Warranty)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Compact from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Comments about the battery and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and design also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the price.

performance, design, portability, usability, battery

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact E5823 Unlocked Android Smartphone 4.6IN IPS 23MP IP68 32GB -BLACKSony Xperia Z5 Compact E5823 Unlocked Android Smartphone 4.6IN IPS 23MP IP68 32GB -BLACK

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review

 

Smaller but still very powerful – we love the Compact range

Compact design ; Impressive camera ; Long lasting battery

Still a 720p screen ; No wireless charging

Sony's new small form phone is the hidden gem of the Xperia Z5 range - it's just a shame there isn't a Full HD screen.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: The plucky powerhouse is back (hands-on)

 

For a number of years smartphone manufacturers have been slapping the word "mini" at the end of a handset name to denote the fact that something is smaller. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is as fun and powerful as you could want it to be. There are few...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: tiny but powerful

 

Size matters and some people just want a phone that's manageable – has Sony delivered?

Small yet premium design ; Great fingerprint scanner ; Better camera

Still a 720p display ; No wireless charging

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: One year on

 

Great battery life, an excellent screen and superb performance, the Xperia Z5 Compact is Sony's all-time high

When it first launched, it wasn't as good value as its predecessor, but wasn't bad considering its flagship-calibre specs. It's no more than what you'd pay for a Galaxy S6 , for example, and I'd definitely choose this over an LG G4 and HTC One M9 . The...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review

 

I called Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact the best "mini" phone around in 2014, and now Sony is here to defend that title with the new Xperia Z5 Compact. Like its predecessor, the 4.6-inch Z5 Compact is loaded with most of the same specs as its full-size...

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact's small size makes it very comfortable to use, but without sacrificing the power and performance of a flagship phone. Its camera takes great shots and it won't die when you get it wet.

Its blocky design lacks the finesse of other flagship handsets.

By squashing powerful specs into a smaller, water-resistant body, the Z5 Compact earns the title of best "mini" Android phone.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

 

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is the smaller sibling to the Xperia Z5 and the 4K-screen packing Z5 Premium. It's also the successor to the Xperia Z3 Compact, retaining the same 4.6-inch 720p HD screen in a water-resistant body.

Great all-round camera ; A solid day and a half of battery life ; Useful power-saving modes

Chunky, toy-like design ; Becomes hot playing games ; Temperamental fingerprint sensor ; Touchscreen responsiveness issues

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review

 

Compact stays the same size but gets upgraded camera and fingerprint scanner

The Xperia Z5 Compact is the best small phone around, but then there's not much competition in this area anymore and there are a number of phones offering decent specs for a lot less. Those looking for Z5 design and specs in a smaller frame will be...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review

 

Revenge of the small-fry

Good battery life ; Friendly to smaller hands ; Plenty of power

Screen is still 720p ; A bit expensive? ; It's small, but also chunky ; Camera is quite slow at times

A long-lasting phone that’s dead easy to live with if you’re after a smaller screen.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review: In Depth

 

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: We loved the Xperia Z3 Compact but now its successor, the Xperia Z5 Compact is here and it's got some big boots to fill.

Great design ; Accurate, responsive fingerprint sensor ; Great camera ; Best-in-class battery life

No wireless charging ; Heat build-up when gaming

We loved the Z3 Compact and the Z5 Compact just reaffirms our appreciation for the smaller-screened flagship. With specs that ensure this phone won’t feel tired by the end of the average two-year contract and a price tag of just (for a flagship) £429,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review

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Sony markets its Sony Xperia Z5 Compact as the 'perfect sidekick'. It proved itself to have good call quality in our lab tests, but how does it compare with rivals from Samsung and Apple? And does it have sufficiently long battery life to ensure your...

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (4G):77
Continuous audio playback time:77 / 8.3
Continuous video playback time:8.2 / 8.20 / 8.3
Standby time (2G):520
Standby time (3G):14.83 / 520 / 590
Standby time (4G):490
Talk time (2G):11.3 / 11.30 / 11.5
Talk time (3G):14.5 / 14.50 / 14.83 / 17

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 5.1
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800, 3200 / 3200, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5 / 5.1
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p, 720p / 1080p,2160p / 720p, 1080p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.707
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:No / Y / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):1.074
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.07

Design

Colour of product:Black / Coral / White / Yellow
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Standard colour:Black / Coral / White / Yellow

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.7
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MPA, Vorbis / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, PCM, Vorbis, WMA / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, Vorbis / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, Vorbis, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, Vorbis, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, MP4, PCM, Vorbis, WMA / AAC,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,Vorbis,WMA / ALAC, FLAC, LPCM, MP3 / FLAC, LPCM / LPCM, FLAC / MP4, AAC, Vorbis, WMA, M4A, MIDI, PCM, FLAC, MP3
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, XVID, MP4 / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, XVID, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, 3GPP, M4V, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, M4V, MOV, MP4, XVID / 3GP,3GPP,M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800 / 800,900,850,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM, GPRS
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,1900 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, MAP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP, PAN, GAP, HSP, GAVDP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:EAP-AKA, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA / EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA2 / EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,WPA / WPA2, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 430
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 430
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list / Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Widgets, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector: No
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:810

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Included memory card size:32
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:200
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube / Gmail, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.4 / 8.9
Height :12.7 / 127
Weight:138
Width:6.5 / 65