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In a nutshell

  • Enjoy high quality on a smaller scale with the Z5 Compact’s 4.6-inch Full HD display
  • Take great photos every time with the 23MP camera
  • Keep private stuff secure with the fingerprint scanner

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The Z5 Compact is the finest compact smartphone we’ve seen from the Sony Xperia family to date.”

What users say

3.6 based on

  • Display

    4.6 inches

  • Camera

    23 megapixels

  • Storage

    32GB

  • Operating System

    Android Lollipop (5.1.1)

  • Battery

    Up to 15 hours talktime

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  • Awesome screen

    The Xperia Z5 Compact’s 4.6-inch Full HD display means you don’t have to compromise on quality when buying a smaller handset.

  • Fingerprint sensor

    Save up to five different prints to unlock the Z5 Compact, and access the phone or pay for stuff securely online.

  • Game-changing camera

    The improved camera is now 23MP, making it the best camera Sony has ever produced for a smartphone.

  • Streamlined design

    Bordered by aluminium and featuring slightly more square corners than its predecessor, the Z5 Compact brings a refreshing feel to the Xperia family.

Design and display

Clean-cut design

The Xperia Z5 Compact is the epitome of bigger not always being better. If you want a lightweight, powerful smartphone you can easily use with one hand, look no further. 

Sony’s TRILUMINOS tech

The display measures in at 4.6-inches, featuring Sony’s trademark TRILUMINOS display technology. See more colours than ever, and enjoy everything in amazing high definition. 

Camera

Most powerful camera on a compact smartphone

With 5x clear image zoom for better close-ups, a huge 23MP resolution and the fastest autofocus on the market (less than 0.1-seconds) the Z5 Compact’s camera is incredible. If that’s not enough, you can also record video in stunning 4K.

Perfect selfies

If that’s not enough, there’s also a 5MP front-facing camera with an ultra-wide angle lens so you can fit more in to your photos. And it’s not just selfies that’ll look great, video calls look amazing too. 

Under the hood

Processing power

With a powerful octa-core processor, this miniature marvel will have no problem with multitasking, so you can make the most of big games and epic films.

Big battery, small size

The Z5 Compact has a sizeable 2,700mAh battery, which is impressive for its dainty size. There’s also quick-charge technology built-in, so you can get 5.5 hours worth of usage from just a ten-minute charge.

Other features

Fingerprint sensor

The power button has a built-in fingerprint sensor, letting you to save up five prints for that extra level of security. 

Water and dustproof

Just like its predecessors, the Xperia Z5 Compact is completely water and dustproof, even without a cap over the USB port. This means it can survive at a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Screen protector

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display

    • 720 x 1280 pixels

    • 323 ppi

    • LCD with Sony's TRILUMINOS technology

    • 4.6 inches

  • Specification

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 127.3 x 64.7 x 8.9 mm

    • 138 grams

  • Apps

    • Google Play

  • Camera

    • 4K megapixels

    • 5 megapixels

    • Dual LED

    • 23 megapixels

    • 4K

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 200 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • 2 GHz

    • 2 GB

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810

    • Octa

    • 2 GHz

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Lollipop (5.1.1)

  • Memory cards & USBs

    • MicroSD

  • Headphones

  • Connectivity

    • DLNA, GLONASS

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Battery

    • 520 hours

    • 2700 mAh

    • 15 hours

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is rated 3.55 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sony Z5 user from Serious design flaws! I have owned all/most Z compacts from the series and have loved them overall. The camera quality is incredible, the processor is extremely ept and it provides a brilliant user experience. HOWEVER, I can honestly say this will be my last. The constant (and expensive) cracking of the screen is an insult. Despite being very precious with my phone, after a week, the screen cracked spontaneously. I repair it, and within 2 days, it had cracked again. Even the person repairing my phone witnessed the spontaneous cracking after just touching the screen when putting a new one on. From online forums, it appears that screen cracking and screen sensor failure is a common issue, and it is also extremely expensive to repair. A £380 phone has now cost me nearly £600 within the first month. I rarely leave reviews, but I would encourage potential buyers to consider another make. Samsung seems to have better build quality and are only slightly more expensive for a comparitive model. If Sony could have a stronger screen it would be a near perfect phone.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hezza from It works well, when it works I only got this phone in January but I'm already considering getting a new phone. When it's not overheating, it works perfectly fine. However I've had a few issues with it that have made it frustrating to use. One of the first issues I had was it constantly freezing up and crashing whenever I tried to open any app, it would be incredibly slow in loading pages and typing was a nightmare. Opening up the camera app was a recipe for disaster, so I had no other choice but to do a factory reset. Once I'd done that it worked perfectly! However after a few months it's beginning to play up again by overheating so much it makes it hard to hold or keep in my trouser pocket as it gets very hot! Another issue is that I can't transfer data over to the Micro SD card, as any time I try to it gives me the error message "Unfortunately memory has stopped." and I have completely run out of internal memory. The battery life isn't that great either if I'm honest, I find myself having to charge it in the early evening around 5/6pm just so it doesn't die, and I have to carry my portable charger everywhere. TL;DR this phone is really great when it works and I have no complaints when it does work. However it's pretty buggy and glitchy and overheats so often that it's hard to leave a review of it when it works fine, which is hardly ever.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Del from Brill phone This phone is alot better than the z3 compact by far charging is a lot easier no daft flaps for charging well done Sony yav got this one bang on the only one fault is sim card tray a bit fiddly and hard to realise how it goes in because it does fit in both ways that's the only fault I can find the rest is spot on
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by jerico from small portable in every situation, good quality, nice dizain, fast, good quality photos and videos, long batary life aprox 2 days in normal use( an hour in internet an hour speaking 2 hours af music, 20-30 photos)
Date published: 2016-04-12