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A Review of Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact goes for around £429 inclusive of VAT. It is one of the newest additions to the Z5 range from Sony. The phone is a miniversion of the bigger Smartphone that Sony released recently. Users in the UK are free to choose from a range that includes Xperia Z5Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5. The Premium model comes with a 4k screen, which is the first ever on any Smartphone.

Countrywide Availability

The phone enjoys widespread availability all over the UK. If you buy the Compact model directly from Sony, you will only pay £429. However, you might also find the phone at other retailers such as Clove and Expansys. Some of the retailers will match the price from Sony and Clove is renowned for including a free pair of headphones (especially the SBH60 model) every time you buy the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.


Sony makes some of the best Compact Smartphones in the market today. The rear cover on this model is made of frosted glass. The addition of the graded metal frame gives the phone an enhanced style. The premium finish is a pleasant surprise considering the fact that the earlier version never had a similar finish. On the other hand, the flat sides give the phone the appearance of a brick, thus making it seem chunkier than it is.

The finishing is not as gripping as some Sony Xperia enthusiasts were expecting. The company allows users to choose from several colours that include coral, yellow, black and white. What is more, the Compact model is now much heavier and thicker. The metal frame appears to be detached from the front as well as rear glasses on the phone, as they seem less suitable or compatible with each other.

The screen remains at 720px and measures 4.6inches. This is a letdown considering that many users were expecting Sony to upgrade to a Full HD screen. However, this has not affected the display negatively. Moreover, Sony has also prepared users for a bit of disappointment by announcing that some of them could encounter problems with the touch screen feature on Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. The touch screen has a knack for being unresponsive at times.


Other remarkable features that you should expect from Sony Xperia Z5 Compact include the following:

  • RAM of 2GB
  • 16GB of Storage
  • Micro-SD Slot
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor
  • 2700mAh
  • Battery life that lasts 2 days
  • QCH10 charging system
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4G LTE support
  • 2-Stage Camera Button
  • 8Mp – 23Mp camera
  • Fast autofocus system on the camera

With miniphones, you will always expect the maker to downgrade most of the features. To its credit, Sony has not done the same with the Xperia Z5 Compact. The phone comes with a pre-installed version of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The maker plans to upgrade the operating software on this phone to Android 6.0 marshmallow soon – although the dates for the upgrade remain hidden from the public.