Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: petite powerhouse


Early in 2013, Sony introduced its very first Xperia Z device to the world. From that point on, these smartphones have grown into a high-end line of products, combining a characteristic design with Sony's own display technology.

Yet, despite the premium look and feel of the Z line-up, the phones haven't been profitable for Sony. To find out if the Xperia Z5 Compact has the potential to get Sony on the right path, I thoroughly tested the device and discovered its pros and cons.

Design: slimline and sturdy
For a high-end Android smartphone, Xperia Z5 Compact is actually surprisingly small. Sony calls this design “omni-balance” and has been implementing it from the beginning of the Xperia Z devices. Since then, the company has enhanced and refined each design iteration, ultimately ending up with the current Z5 range.

xperia-z5-compact-280Compared to its predecessor, the Z3 Compact , the back of the Z5 Compact is not as smooth and has been replaced by something Sony likes to market as “frosted glass”. The end result is a phone that won't easily slide out of your hand and is less prone to show greasy fingerprints. The downside is it doesn't look and feel like glass,

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