Choose one: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony Xperia Z5 or Z5 Compact?

Choose one: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony Xperia Z5 or Z5 Compact?
Sony brought the big guns this time around and unveiled not one and not even two, but three new phones at IFA 2015: welcome to the Sony Xperia Z5 family, consisting of the Z5 Premium, the Z5, and the Z5 Compact.

In a nutshell, all three share the same visual style, design language and a fingerprint scanner embedded in the side-positioned lock key. All three come with the Snapdragon 810 system chip and all feature a 23-megapixel 1/2.3-inch main camera. And yes, all three are protected from the elements.

So what's the difference you ask?

Mostly, it's all about your favorite size - think about the three as an S/M/L size of the same piece of clothing. Also, it's definitely about the screen resolution: the Z5 Premium has a 5.5-inch 4K display with a whopping 800ppi+, the Z5 has got a 5.2-inch display with a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution, and finally the Xperia Z5 compact has got a 4.6-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280-pixels.

So which one is the right one for you? Pick one and let us know why in the comments below.

Which of the three new Sony Xperia Z5 series phones do you prefer?

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact



1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Premium, with that chrome back ahhh

11. MSi_GS70 unregistered

NONE of them as they are THICK like that BRICK especially premium one and everybody voted for thick brick they prob. didn't realised almost 8mm jeeez too much why they didn't pack at least 4000 batt. when so thick..

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You call 7.8 mms thick? I'm skeptical about what you have down there.

19. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

All the fanboys of other OEM's had a nervous breakdown.. so they are posting silly comments...

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

180 grams, 5.5" screen way bigger phone than the edge plus, crap CPU and the big one it's not out to November and the price, it will be way more than the Samsung phones by then and be up next to the new iPhone hahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahah Samsung can easy get a phone out before them with 4k if they like at that size, but I be thinking this will not happen, but they can easy make one over night for the 3rd if needed as they had a demo note 5 with 4k and 4100 battery with a 7422 CPU in testing

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Right now, me thinks that your brain will work better by 98% with that "crap" CPU inside.

39. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

I hope you'll gather actual facts next time. The Z5 Premium is smaller than the Edge plus.

22. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

SD810 ruin everything in these amazing smartphones, and every other in 2015 except Samsung and some chinese branda with Mediatek...

27. MSi_GS70 unregistered

but someone said it is 810 v2 version .. optimized

26. MSi_GS70 unregistered

i have phone 6.4mm thin ;) (Vivo X5Pro) but I know why they did it... to NOT get rear camera protruding from all body lik eon iphone or samsung..

37. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Yeah Oppo R5 is 5mm. That still doesn't mean 8mm is thick, even by today's standard.

29. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Most people don't care.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Leaning towards the Z5, but the Compact is definitely a contender.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Z5 Compact is certainly going to be a benchmark chart buster. Personally, I'm going for Z5 too...simply because of the size and price. The rest are pretty much the same... Except for premium's grand offering.

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

My worry about the premium is that it's pretty much a Gen 1 device, and I'm very wary of how it will play out. The Z5 and Compact seem like safer bets.

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

True... But Z5 seems pretty safe to me.

20. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Yes, but why is the Compact this time around so bricky and ugly? :-(( Actually the lack of these unsightly corner caps from the Compact should make the design better but somehow it looks very square. It also means that the Compact once more has a plastic frame rather than aluminium. That's not good. If I get a Compact flagship, I also want the same material as the larger flagships, not just the same internal elements.

3. TinyTesla

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Premium has 5mp front camera while z5 has 8mp? It doesn't make any sense, or maybe 5mp on the premium is better ??

10. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Premium is 8MP, regular is 5MP.

40. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

both have 5MP front cam

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Digging the Premium

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

want to see camera samples from Z5 premium.

7. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

My pocket is with the Compact, my heart with the Premium, but I'm going for the regular Z5

8. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

If the Premium had a SD 820 I'll be all in. Yea I know it wont be out till 4th quarter. Im just saying. Maybe they'll do an upgraded version later on.

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahahhahahah the phone not even out to the 4th quarter and comes with the sd810' hahahahahhahahah, 3 months later they have. + ver with sd 820 if I was you all I not buy to the sd820 is in the phone It's out in November

16. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

None of the above....Because Verizon wont have them.....

17. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

The premium no question as long as the 4k screen doesn't kill the performance or battery life or make the phone burn a hole in my pocket.

24. kewldoode

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 05, 2015

Premium - But Snapdragon 810 scares me . I would like 820/premium Can wait...

28. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Z5 premium. . .I know Samsung might be hating on self as to why it isn't the leader of 4k display. .it had chance but "pride" and wanting to be "apple like" lost their track of tech advancement and instead going slow ,reducing features to try and leap as Apple does. .poor Samsung. .this will make your senses cme back in 2016

31. guidoconrad

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I'm loving the Premium with 4K display but I'm afraid it may lag like crazy because there are way too many pixels for the Snapdragon 810 to push. Maybe when the 820 comes out 4K displays will be not suffer from lag

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