Some European Xperia Z5 Compact pre-orders to include free MDR-10RC headphones

Some European Xperia Z5 Compact pre-orders to include free MDR-10RC headphones
Eyeing one of them newly announced Sony Xperia Z5 Compact phones? Truth is, not that many people outside of Japan are interested in sub 5-inch display smartphones, so we understand if your sights are set elsewhere. This may also be part of the reason why Sony is generously throwing in a pair of MDR-10RC headphones with Xperia Z5 Compact pre-orders in Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

Mind you, this is a pair of $120 earphones we're talking about, not a complimentary pair of buds. The foldable earphones boast cushions, 40mm neodymium drivers, sculpted air vents, an inline remote and mic, and their own travel pouch. All in all, the MDR-10RC looks like a pretty decent piece of kit, although their evened-out frequency response probably won't jibe with fans of phat hip hop and techno beats. But hey, you can't beat free, and these cushions should help keep your ears warm in the cold Nordic weather!

As for the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, this is indeed a compact, but thick 8.9mm handset with a 4.6-inch 720x1280 resolution screen and IP68-certified water and dust-resistance. It is powered by an ubiquitous Snapdragon 810 SoC/2GB RAM configuration, offers a fearsome 23MP rear camera and a 5MP snapper, along with a 2,700mAh battery and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. An impressive little smartphone it is!

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Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)



1. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

This is great news indeed.

20. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I still wouldn't get this phone. I own an Xperia Z1C and all I have had are bad experiences. Twice I had to send the phone off to be repaired under warranty. First time was the screen was faulty, second time water got into the phone along with a hit and miss camera and inaccurate screen.

21. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I can show you the same story & proof about another phones from other major brands.

2. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Very old news, this was already known on day 1.

3. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

8.9mm is not thick. People just got used to 7mm phones but 8.9 is just alright for better grip.

4. Mr.Fabio

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

In The Netherlands you get these headphones with the regular xperia z5 as well as the compact :)

6. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'll complain to my local retailer if I don't get the same deal as in Netherlands. Sony should better give me a good freebie just like what lg g4 did during their launch.

10. AZNHA unregistered

woooww :o

5. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

I would buy it if it was the rumored z5 compact premium. 1080p Display and 4gb ram. Its announced in Japan. Rest of world gets this . I dont understand why. stupid decision

9. AZNHA unregistered

that thing is fake .. crypton future media already make a statement regarding that z5 compact premium

7. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Still need some clarification on the 810, has anybody reviewed them and mentioned anything about over heating? The Z compact series is such a work of art but the 810 just breaks the deal if it still possesses the same issues as version 1.

8. AZNHA unregistered

15. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

11. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

In France pre-orders with MDR-NC750 ...

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I have the headphones, and they are a great pair. Highly recommend them, the sound quality is superb.

13. wg1234

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

It's a shame they not giving anything away in the UK. I'm debating if I should try my first iPhone with a 6S or if I should get the Z5 Compact, the free headphones could have sealed the deal for the Z5C. I probably won't pre order if I decide to go with the Z5 due to there being a chance they might do a giveaway afterwards or if preorders are poor.

14. obsidyen

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

I agree. I'll just buy iPhone 6S if they don't do the same/similar giveaway in Turkey... Knowing Sony Turkey, I really doubt they'll do such giveaway though.

16. knoxred

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Please come to the US

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

The same offer here in East Malaysia.

18. gosselin

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

That's cool

19. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This is what failing companies should do...heck even the best should do this.

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