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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2348 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 really like the portability and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the battery, while there are some critical reviews about the reception and reliability.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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.

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (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.

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (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.

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

Nov, 2019

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 : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: A superb smaller phone

 

With flagship specs compressed into a small body, the Z5 Compact is the best mini Android phone you can buy.

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.

Jan, 2016

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 (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 : 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 : 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

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