Is this the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact?

The Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact are both expected to be unveiled in September during the IFA show in Berlin. Today, a picture has surfaced that claims to show the back of the Xperia Z5 Compact. The Omni Balance design is present, and because of the side placement of the fingerprint scanner, the power and volume buttons are located much further down the side of the handset. This is part of the Xperia Z5 Compact's design that has already been spotted on other leaked photos of the phone.

We could see the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact come with a 4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 HD resolution screen. That works out to a pixel density of 312ppi. The Snapdragon 810 SoC will be under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is said to be on board. We would expect the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to feature an IP 68 certification.

We are less than two weeks away from Sony's media event, so be prepared for a onslaught of leaks related to both the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact.

Thanks for the tip!

source: (translated)




Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

No its probably the z3 compact. All Sony phones look the same every year.

2. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Unfortunately I have to agree with you.

36. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Either that lady has very small hands, or that phone in the pic is the full sized Z5, or if it is the Z5C it is going to be a much bigger phone than the Z3C. even my wifes thumb and palm spans the entire length of the Z3 compact and she has small girly hands. The hand in the pic only reaches 3/4 to the top. Anyway... I love my Z3C, battery life, waterproof, front facing stereo speakers, performance, style, etc and have been eagerly waiting for it's replacement but from what I'm seeing they aren't improving the bits that need improving. For a 2015 flagship device in a compact body, 312ppi is very low. HTC put a 469ppi 1080p screen on the 4.7" HTC One M7 back in March 2013. For the expected price the Z5C really needs to come with 1080p. I will definitely be concerned if the Z5C comes with the terrible Snapdragon 810 chip. I hope Sony have learnt from the overheating issues in the Z3+/Z4, and either find an alternative or manage to reel in the heat issues. Am also not a fan of the volume buttons being so low, I already find the placement on the Z3C a little to low. Not a big issue but would personally prefer them to be higher. Other improvements needed over the Z3C is better camera software to take advantage of the optics, better quality front facing speakers, and I really hope they start using tougher glass, hopefully Gorilla Glass 4. Come on sony, please make this the phone we want, not just a bumped up spec rehash.

37. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I remember that there was a rumor about the Water-Cooling would be inside THe Z5 phones, I hope that it is true and working.

38. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

The image of the phone is photoshopped over the image of that girl. So, you can't tell the real size of it. Water cooling for the waterproofed Sony phones is when you place them in a glass of water...

39. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

can you give a link to the original photo or prove that it is photoshopped ,or are you just trying to be a jerk and trying to be funny? What I meant by water-cooling is liquid cooling that is used in PC.

3. PhoneArenaUser99

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

No, that's not the Z3 Compact. The side buttons are different and the camera/flash are in different locations.

7. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Revolutionary, huh?

12. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

not really... but at least they will be integrating a fingerprint scanner on the side, probably the type that can be use even with wet hands. I would have liked to see a new design but if it doesn't happen it will still be a good phone. The current design, while tired and repeated, is good nontheless


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Oh didnt notice :p

22. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

M5 maybe?

26. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I believe it is not the M5 Although the flash is on the right side of the camera like the Xperia M5 ,the volume buttons are much down and I can't see the iconic power button.

6. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

The position of the flash is different, the placement of the keys don't match up and the G-Lens logo is below the camera instead of next to it. This is the Z5 Compact.

9. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You clearly didn't understand the comment

19. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Oh, the irony. Look at comment 11.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015


13. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Only if it comes with the snapdragon 808 instead.. It would make much more sense

14. devon613

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

just go buy a z1 all looks the get ur head out ur ass and bring something that is actually work buying....all my electronics used to be sony now they are samsung..but after this note phone wise I'm switching to huawei..or motorola

35. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Sony is milking almost same design since 2013.

4. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Sony should wait for 820

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes making more phones with SD 810 is wasting money.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I hope that 810 doesnt come with it, better put 805 or 808.

10. amir1999 unregistered

yes it is the Z5 compact

15. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

i just hope sony choose a strong kind of glass for it because the z3 and z3 compact was very fragile !

16. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Whatever they do I hope it's good because it could be their last shot!

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I don't want a 720p screen on a $500+ smartphone. That alone will be a deal breaker.

18. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

As a fan i have to say this sounds way to familiar. They should wait for th 820 and new camera sensor.

20. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

My Z3C overheated on SD801. The Z5C on SD810 will probably catch fire.

28. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

It wont if they use 2.1 810 aka underclocked

29. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Never heard of the Z3+/Z4 overheating issues?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.