Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, and Z5 Compact: all there is to know

September 2, 2015, will be marked as the day when Sony unveiled its Xperia Z5 family of device at IFA 2015. Consisting of the well-rounded Xperia Z5, the pocketable Xperia Z5 Compact, and the world's first phone with a 4K display, the Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony certainly has a three respectable aces in its sleeve to help it battle the competition for the coming months. As you might have missed something important about the new Xperia troopers in town, we decided to round up all the news that could have slipped away from your geeky attention.

Sony Xperia Z5

In such a crowded market, a device has to be rather outstanding in order to find a place under the sun, and judging from what we're seeing, the Xperia Z5 might be rather well-equipped for the task. 

Here are our hands-on impressions and first look comparisons

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The beast. Redefined. That could be the motto of the device that Sony announced earlier today, the Xperia Z5 Premium with the world's first 4K screen on a phone.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact 

A no-compromise compact phone that is quite the rarity in today's world of supersized smartphones.

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1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Z5 Compact definitely should've gotten a 1080p display...

2. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Agreed, but with 720P screen its going to be a monster in benchmarks and with fewer pixels to push the 810 overheating issues might be non existent on it. Let's just see if its battery endurance surpasses the Z3C, which is still the king globally.

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nope its should not. Do you see any of the big OEM putting 1080p screen on the compact version of the flagship? Nope they dont as its would eat up flagship sales. So this device is already out of the ordinary having the same others spec than the flagship.

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Absolutey. There is little reason to get this one over the last gen now. Although this applies to the Z5 too.

8. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

there will be little benefit having 1080p in 4.6" display. 720p is the perfect choice by Sony.

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Sony the king of bezels. Decent phone with same old fugly design. I always want to own a Sony device but their design language keep me away :(

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Blah blah blah bezels blah blah all you can say is bezels, it is waterproof and has massive battery. Z5C has very thin bezels, maybe thay could trim them on big Z5 but c'mon everything else is great on those phones, complaining about bezels is stupid. The only grip I have with Z5 is lack of USB type C, everything is great and I will get Compact as soon as ut hit the shelves It is awesome of Sony that Compact which has 4x smaller resolution, is smaller has much bigger battery than S6 :d

9. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sure everything is great, even having 5+same phones Z2/Z3/Z4/Z4+/Z5 and so on, life is great! Sony mobile division is done, as faster you understand this, the more you will benefit from it.

15. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

agreed. i don't think anyone even knows what they're talking about when they complain about bezels. it's just a hot word people use to pretend that they know about phones. imo, type c doesn't mean much to me but i'm going to have to take a pass on the z5 and hope the z6 is the exact same pone but with the 820. :)

13. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

"I always want to own a Sony device but their design language keep me away" Gftmft (Quoted for the mother [f]ucking truth.

18. pt020

Posts: 160; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Apple is the king of bezeld. Z3 Compact has 71% screen to size.

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Hey look its the new Z3++ line.. At least apple tells you its an S model and not a brand new model. Sony is pulling an S model for the last 3 years. Just lol

10. michaelsword

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Been a Sony guy for 8yrs.. Tired of the same ol bulls**t. Cheers Sony, hope you get your s**t together one day

11. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I dont belive you ever been a " sony guy" , why should this chage it? Get your sheet together and stop trolling!

12. maulgandhi

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I like Sony phones, but with hefty price tag, i can't afford them at all. I always wanted Sony Xperia Z Ultra, but was never able to afford one even with student's discount. I wonder how Sony last for so long in the mobile business. Affordable phones are the new trend in the market, Sony affordable phones are ok at best. Sony could never provide what Moto, Google and Oneplus are doing.

16. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Sony is not trying to make affordable phones they are trying to make very high quality phones. If you care whether your phone is part of the "new trend" then you are probably not who Sony is targeting.

14. dwayneak

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I hate the word premium. Am I the only one that's sick of hearing that word every five seconds?

17. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Well if Sony called it the "if you have to ask the price you are in the wrong place" it probably would offend some people.

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