Apart from the 4K Display wonder Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony also launched Xperia Z5 and its more manageable avatar, the Xperia Z5 Compact at IFA 2015. Both of these smartphones sport water and dust resistant body with improved omni-balance design.
The rear glass has a frosted coating on it, which is extremely resistant against smudges. The side edges are made from Aluminum and include a finger print sensor combined with the power, where your thumb will naturally move towards.
Sony Xperia Z5
The Xperia Z5 includes a 5.2 Inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution and is powered by Snapdragon 810 octa core processor with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32G storage. A MicroSD card slot for further expansion is also present, covered by a flap on the left edge.
On the rear side, there is a large size 23MP camera with F2.0 wide aperture G lens, OIS and LED flash. A 5MP front camera is also present for selfies. The new camera app allows you to click full 23MP images in auto mode. The rear camera can record 4K videos too.
Other features include 4G LTE, Android 5.1 Lollipop with light customizations, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Bluetooth 4.0 and 2900mAh battery.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
The Xperia Z5 compact is indeed quite compact and a bit chunky at 8.9 mm thickness. It includes a 4.6 Inch display with 720p HD resolution, which is again good enough for the display size. To transfer same high end experience to this manageable smartphone, Sony has used the same camera hardware and chipset.
It includes a 2700 mAh battery, which should make it last the longest when compared to other members of the Z5 family. Connectivity options also remain same. If you among the minority who value compact smartphones, this is the best you can get.
Key specifications of Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact:
|Model||Sony Xperia Z5||Sony Xperia Z5 Compact|
|Display||5.2 inch full HD IPS LCD display||4.6 inch HD IPS LCD display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994|
|Camera||23 MP rear and 5MP front camera||23 MP rear and 5MP front camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||146 x 72 x 7.3mm and 154 grams||127 x 65 x 8.9 mm and 138 grams|
|Price||699 Euros||599 Euros|