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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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The camera and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reception.

portability, usability, camera, size, performance

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. People are impressed by the usability and battery. The camera and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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

Jan, 2018

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. Views about the design and camera are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reception, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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)

Jan, 2018

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. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The portability and design are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphone Review

 

Small giant. Despite the appended word Compact, the Xperia Z5 Compact is a very good choice and very close to the larger sibling Z5. Our review will show whether users of the predecessor Xperia Z3 Compact should think about an upgrade as well.

high application performance, enduring battery runtime, good stereo speakers, bright and high-contrast screen, great user interface, modern operating system, numerous settings, high-resolution camera, 4K video recordings, fast ac-Wi-Fi and LTE,...

poor camera quality in bad lighting conditions, mediocre front camera, display with a slight blue cast, no Full-HD resolution, position of the volume rocker is not ideal, comparatively high price

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is a very good and compact smartphone with an impressive set of features and a powerful SoC. There are some positive aspects to consider: A current operating system and a powerful SoC with 2 GB of RAM plus 32 GB of storage,...

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is a bit pricey, but it's the best small Android phone you can buy.

One-handed, waterproof design. Fast performance. Good camera. Solid battery life.

Somewhat chunky. Relatively pricey.

Software and Conclusions The Compact updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow upon setup. Given Sony's track record, we expect it will eventually receive an update to Android N as well.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (graphite black)

 

Rival manufacturers tend to heavily water down the specs of their "mini flagships" -- I'm looking at you, LG G4C and Samsung S5 Mini . Sony's diminutive handset, however, is as proud a flagship as the standard Z5 , containing as it does most of the...

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: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

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: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review

 

We don't know about you, guys, but we find great joy in reading old smartphone reviews. They don't just bring out that warm, soothing feeling of tech nostalgia. They can also be an amusing read – going back to our Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 review, for...

A compact phone indeed ; Mostly great UI and gaming performance ; Great call sound quality ; Very high screen brightness ; Good battery life

The camera is not as exciting as it seems ; Screen color accuracy could have been better ; Mediocre speaker quality

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is quite the unusual handset. It promises flagship-worthy features in a tight, compact package, and there’s still plenty of folks looking for that kind of phone. At the same time, there are very few alternatives fitting that...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ron Bulaong (pinoytechblog.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review

 

But it would be unwise to quickly dismiss the Xperia Z5 Compact because of its petite form factor, as there is more to this handset than meets the eye. Join us as we take a closer look at this small, but terrible smartphone in our full review.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

 

Sony is offering its Xperia Z5 Compact to US buyers online. This unlocked Android smartphone works with both AT&T and T-Mobile. It offers the best of the Z5 flagship in a smaller, more affordable package. The design, materials, and build quality are...

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact offers what few other phones do: flagship performance in a petite piece of hardware. The Z5 Compact is refined, small, and manufactured with the best materials. The glass-and-metal combo offers a premium experience, and its...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review: Teeny Tiny Powerhouse

 

The Xperia Z5 Compact packs a lot of good things into its small size: powerful performance, excellent endurance and a bright, colorful display. However, the boxy phone is stuffed to the brim with unnecessary apps and marred by awkwardly placed buttons...

Compact, waterproof design ; Blazing performance ; Long battery life

Awkward button placement ; Too much bloatware

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact squeezes blazing power and a long-lasting battery into a mini-size package.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Review: Sony’s Xperia Z5 Compact is the best small Android phone you can buy

 

If you hate big phones and don't mind last year's hardware, this one's for you.

So the Z5 Compact’s design has some rough edges. They’re mostly forgivable, but the Android space is so competitive that minor flaws can scuttle a flagship. Luckily for Sony, the Z5 Compact is graded on a curve—it only really has to compete with the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Ferrari-Herrmann (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: Good things come in compact packages

 

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is the latest in a series known for wrapping high-quality hardware inside a small package. But when it was unveiled last September, the reaction was lukewarm. Now that Sony has announced the Z5 Compact's official US release...

Compact design ; Stereo speakers ; Ergonomic fingerprint sensor ; Removable bloatware

Average HD display ; Expensive

The Sony Xperia Compact line should never be compared to other Mini smartphones. Sony has provided the same CPU, GPU, camera and audio quality as the Premium device in this series, just with a smaller, lower-resolution screen. You don't find other...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery performance: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: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 5.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800, 3200 / 3200, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 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: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p, 720p / 1080p,2160p / 720p, 1080p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Coral / White / Yellow
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.6
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): 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: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format: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
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
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: 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 / GPRS,GSM / GSM,GPRS
3G: 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 / HSPA,HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: 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): 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): Yes
Wi-Fi: 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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 430
Graphics adapter:Adreno 430
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 430
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1 / Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Personal info management: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
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 / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor:810
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: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: 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:0.331 / 0.35
Height:5
Weight:4.87
Width:2.56