Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact is now available to buy in Europe

Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact is now available to buy in Europe
Sony this week started selling the Xperia Z5 Compact in several European markets, including the UK. Currently, British customers can buy the Z5 Compact SIM-free for £449.99 (about €609, or $680), or on contract on various plans. The Z5 Compact is offered in three color versions: black, white, and coral (some sort of orange-ish pink). Besides the UK, the new Sony handset is also available in Sweden, Spain, Italy, and Poland, costing around €599 (off contract).

Sporting a 4.6-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, the Z5 Compact is the smallest handset from Sony's brand new Xperia Z5 series, which also includes the 5.2-inch Z5, and the 5.5-inch Z5 Premium (both of which will be released at later dates). Highlight features of the Z5 Compact include a 23 MP rear camera with fast auto focus and 4K video recording, fingerprint scanner, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2700 mAh battery. The Z5 Compact runs Android Lollipop, and, like most Xperias launched in the last few years, it's dust- and water-resistant (IP 68 certified). For a closer look at the device, check out our Xperia Z5 Compact hands-on.

At the moment, we don't know if Sony is planning to release the Xperia Z5 Compact in the US, but the smartphone will certainly be sold in more European markets, as well as in various Asian countries.


sources: Carphone Warehouse, Sony (Sweden, Spain, Italy, Poland) via XperiaBlog

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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)

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37 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

My mom would love this. Her old Iphone 5 is too small for her taste. This one is just the right size.

2. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

wish the upper bazel is smaller

22. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Then you'll get those psychos that complain about asymmetric bezels.

3. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Sony phones rock, but they're always overpriced. ALWAYS. This will be a good phone though, several reviews have said its the best battery life they've ever had on any phone and I'm not surprised, considering its predecessor (Z3C) was the battery god of 2014, and still is of 2015, but might be surpassed by Z5C, especially since one review claimed they charged the phone Friday and used it normally and it didn't die until Monday.....

6. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Considering z4 is of average battery life and 1 hour less than z3. I doubt it.

13. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

That's because of the 810 overheating issues. Go to Anandtech and find their article about the 810 and battery life. Every flagship of 2014 has better battery life than their 2015 successor that uses the 810 and their test concluded it was because of the bad processor.

30. wg1234

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

There's a version 2 of the 810 that has apparently addressed the original overheating issues, maybe you missed the news?

14. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Launching prices in my country tax included: iphone 6 16gb, no expandable storage with 1800 battery: $1000 z3c 16gb with 2600 battery: $581 z5c 32gb with 2700 battery: around $650-680 according to PA Now you tell me which flagship phone is overpriced.

35. crazycompact

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

PA do not be bad, When you will analyze Z5 Compact?

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Why is 2015 such a hard year to decide on a phone?

18. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

You want my advice get the new note 5 or the new iPhone 6s , easy

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

GS6. No brainer really.

21. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I want the Xperia Z5, but Nexus 6p is cheaper so I dunno... Also the iPhone 6s is the first time I'm interested ik an iPhone. But the price is just ridiculous lol.

5. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I'd wait for Z6C or Z7C. For now Z3C FTW!

7. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

agree... I love that they included fingerprint scanner... I've missed that feature since my old Moto Atrix.... but for me I now see that 2GB of RAM is ok but not ideal... I would at least like to have 3GB... However, the camera is very tempting, though so far I've been very happy with the one on the Z3C

10. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Dxomark also made the camera no.1, which is very exciting to see. Sony quickly fixed their mistakes from the z3+ onto the z5 family which I highly respect them for doing.

29. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Why did PA take that article out? I mean it was a very visited article with many comments and it was something positive for the Xperia Z5, and they deleted it... PA must really hate Sony phones...

8. aptmle

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2015

"At the moment, we don't know if Sony is planning to release the Xperia Z5 Compact in the US" PLEASE. PLEASE COME OUT IN THE US.

9. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

is it the camera that's pushing the price so high or just the fact that they crammed this all in such a small form factor?

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

May be part of the reason, but for some reason Sony competitive pricing...is just higher thats all

12. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Did i hear pink?

15. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Why are people complaining it's expensive? It's on par with the most flagship phones! Sony is not a cheap Chinese company.

28. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

because it's a 720p screen and a physically smaller handset. The screen is the most expensive component in a smartphone. This price doesn't seem to reflect that.

32. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 2014

And the smaller screen means they need to spend more on engineering costs to get the same equipment as the larger phone in lesser space. There's much more to it than the panel itself.

33. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I can say the Compact is quite expensive. I guess that's the trend of powerful insides in a small footprint gadgets but generally people see Xperias as expensive. Beacuse it's Sony? I can say their old VAIOs are expensive but their phones are just priced enough.

16. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

The camera on z3c is the worst camera I have had on any phone I have owned. The design is awful too. Glass back boxy little thing. Fantastic idea though having a full power compact. I will not buy again unless there's a big design change.

17. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

You should see Z5C design and you will realize suddenly that Z3C looks awesome.

20. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Even though Z5C has a expandable storage its 16gb interal is to low as apps and games are getting lager and larger .sony have given a 32gb as an option !

23. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You live under a rock? You can install apps to SD card from Lollipop onwards again.

24. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

What are you talking about dude?? All Xperia Z5 series has 32GB of internal storage including Xperia Z5C.

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