Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Black [SIM Free, 4.6" Screen, 32GB] £299.99 @ Foniacs via eBay
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Black [SIM Free, 4.6" Screen, 32GB] £299.99 @ Foniacs via eBay

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Found 1st Mar 2016
Specification:

Display 4.6” 720p
Dimensions (H x W x D) 127 x 65 x 8.9mm
Weight 138g
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994), 64 bit Octa Core processor, Adreno 430 GPU
OS Android
Camera 23MP main camera with Hybrid auto-focus, 5MP secondary camera
Memory 32GB internal memory, 2GB RAM
Network GSM GPRS, UMTS HSPA (3G), LTE (4G) / LTE (4G) Cat 6
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi SISO, NFC
Battery 2700mAh
Features Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
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Mumbles to self . . .

This is not a big enough improvement on my Z3 compact to buy . . .

This is not a big enough improvement on my Z3 compact to buy . . .

This is not a big enough improvement on my Z3 compact to buy . . .


Phew stopped myself, still think the Z3 compact is the best phone for its price out there.

Have some heat
Same price as Tesco and Mobilephonesdirect deals in the last week on this site. At what point does this price become normal and not hot. Would rather buy from either of those other sites than eBay ...personal choice.
This seems to be the new "norm" price for this phone now, just wish it would reduce further I seem to miss all the good contract deals & can't justify spending £30 pm for 2 years oO
Andybro

Same price as Tesco and Mobilephonesdirect deals in the last week on this … Same price as Tesco and Mobilephonesdirect deals in the last week on this site. At what point does this price become normal and not hot. Would rather buy from either of those other sites than eBay ...personal choice.


You would, If they were still £299.99. Mobilephonesdirect: £329.99 & Tesco: £349.99.
Ordered a Brand New S6 Edge 64gb sim free from Foniacs for £359 + 3420 nectar points around Black Friday and it was delivered next day.

Phone was as described, manufacturer sealed and a Euro model.
Edited by: "Speculator" 1st Mar 2016
Very tempting. I went back to using my 5C for last few days to see if could cope with 4 inch phone. No was the answer. This is that bit bigger but will hold off as think will drop more when new Sony and especially iPhone 5SE come out. As the owner of a OnePlus X and Moto X 2014 I think 5.0 to 5.2 is the sweet spot. If not for touchwiz and no stereo speakers the S7 looks to have nailed it. If this Z5 was 5.0 I think it's perfect.
Are those specs right? A 720p screen on a 300 quid phone?
bellboys

Are those specs right? A 720p screen on a 300 quid phone?



Yah I no! Less P on a phone makes it not as gud as phones with more P! You can get LG G3 for £185 which has loads of P compared to this...
mynameisthehulk

Yah I no! Less P on a phone makes it not as gud as phones with more P! … Yah I no! Less P on a phone makes it not as gud as phones with more P! You can get LG G3 for £185 which has loads of P compared to this...



LOL. It's madness I tell thee.
bellboys

LOL. It's madness I tell thee.



Yah buying phone is a decision about cors and P. In order to get da best phone you need da one with da most cors and da most P for the less price. There is formula. Cors x P / Price = da best!
Why've you gone all gangsta?
bellboys

Why've you gone all gangsta?



It's what I do when I am taking the micky out of someone for asking a bloody daft question. The Z5C has a 4.6 inch screen and the Z Compact range is known for its excellent battery life. 720p is a perfectly decent resolution for the screen size and is less drain on the battery. This is the latest model in the range and as such its £300. I agree with others that there is not enough to justify the extra £50 over the Z3C but your post was just silly.
Fine pocketable phone, great camera, screen is just fine, good battery life. Dropped it a few times and it seems very stout. Looking forward to the 6 upgrade coming in a few days.

Sony software a bit annoying, a bit peeved to find that non-Sony camera apps do not have access to the full camera resolution (limited to 8MP)

I wanted Wifi calling so I had to buy direct from EE, else I would have jumped on this to replace my Nexus 5
mynameisthehulk

Yah buying phone is a decision about cors and P. In order to get da best … Yah buying phone is a decision about cors and P. In order to get da best phone you need da one with da most cors and da most P for the less price. There is formula. Cors x P / Price = da best!



I forgetted the geebees! its cor x p x geebees / price to get da best. I forgetted that if you only have 8 geebees you cannot play da gamezzzz

It mattaz to how many ghzs you have, but its too complicates for hulk.
Edited by: "mynameisthehulk" 1st Mar 2016
Its a good phone but dont buy it on the basis of fingerprint reader cause it doesnt really work ive found. apart from that great phone
Would never buy Sony Z series again, they get hot and the screen or back plate spontaneously crack into crazy paving hell. This problem hasn't been fixed or even properly acknowledged since the Z1!
Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot for £300?
Are the bootloaders from this seller unlockable?


Doomaga

Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot … Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot for £300?

bellboys

Are those specs right? A 720p screen on a 300 quid phone?


this.
Doomaga

Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot … Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot for £300?



Nope, you have to work it out for yourself. I recommend using both your eyes and brain for this task. Good luck!
mynameisthehulk

I forgetted the geebees! its cor x p x geebees / price to get da best. I … I forgetted the geebees! its cor x p x geebees / price to get da best. I forgetted that if you only have 8 geebees you cannot play da gamezzzzIt mattaz to how many ghzs you have, but its too complicates for hulk.


Iz dat storing geebees, or ramee geebees? More of both = betterer
juniper

Iz dat storing geebees, or ramee geebees? More of both = betterer



Oh noes! I also forgetted of the rams, but I am not sure what the rams does. It is something to do with manytaksing but I don't see how you can playz more than one gamezzz at onces. I think is importants but not as importants as number of geebees you can stores.
Edited by: "mynameisthehulk" 1st Mar 2016
So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz gud or crap is cors x p x ghzs x geebees x geebees / price = da best for da gamezzzz
good price for an even better phone!
FantasyDeals

You would, If they were still £299.99. Mobilephonesdirect: £329.99 & T … You would, If they were still £299.99. Mobilephonesdirect: £329.99 & Tesco: £349.99.



​Fair point. Prices have gone back up at these seller's.
Doomaga

Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot … Can someone explain to me why a phone with a 720p screen is getting hot for £300?



It's HUKD, where a pair of 'toe socks' is about to go hot as hell itself Maybe Sony is the Apple of the Android World?

To be fair I've been known to join in the fun myself oO

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Edited by: "bellboys" 1st Mar 2016
mynameisthehulk

So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz … So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz gud or crap is cors x p x ghzs x geebees x geebees / price = da best for da gamezzzz


Fully agree
mynameisthehulk

So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz … So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz gud or crap is cors x p x ghzs x geebees x geebees / price = da best for da gamezzzz


Top notch posts.
mynameisthehulk

So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz … So I thinks we can all agree da formula required to understand if fone iz gud or crap is cors x p x ghzs x geebees x geebees / price = da best for da gamezzzz


Now you just need to get GSMArena to include Da Formula as a row in their excellent Comparison tool.
Sorry (kind of) to hijack the post!!
Does anyone know of a reliable phone shop (or mail order service) where I could get my z3 compact rooted?
I have considered doing it myself, but am not confident that I wouldn't c**k it up!
I live in Halstead, Essex if that helps with the advice!!
Foxy

Does anyone know of a reliable phone shop (or mail order service) where I … Does anyone know of a reliable phone shop (or mail order service) where I could get my z3 compact rooted?I have considered doing it myself, but am not confident that I wouldn't c**k it up!I live in Halstead, Essex if that helps with the advice!!



I would not be confident that someone you paid to do it wouldn't c0ck it up either. Why are you so keen to root?
mynameisthehulk

I would not be confident that someone you paid to do it wouldn't c0ck it … I would not be confident that someone you paid to do it wouldn't c0ck it up either. Why are you so keen to root?



Running out of room.. Moved all the apps etc that I can (along with photos etc) onto my SD card and got loads of free air on that, but the phone is getting clogged up.

Could go through it with a fine toothed comb and get rid of some sh7t, but would prefer to pay someone reliable and save the hassle!!
Foxy

Running out of room.. Moved all the apps etc that I can (along with … Running out of room.. Moved all the apps etc that I can (along with photos etc) onto my SD card and got loads of free air on that, but the phone is getting clogged up.Could go through it with a fine toothed comb and get rid of some sh7t, but would prefer to pay someone reliable and save the hassle!!



If you are running out of space that bad you are not likely to resolve that issue for long by just removing some of the pre installed apps
You're probably right Hulk. But I'm hoping that rooting gives me a little more time before I have to clean the cack off the phone!!
Don't know of anyone then? I know you like to comment on phones and phone related posts.
Anyone else got better news!?
Foxy

You're probably right Hulk. But I'm hoping that rooting gives me a little … You're probably right Hulk. But I'm hoping that rooting gives me a little more time before I have to clean the cack off the phone!!Don't know of anyone then? I know you like to comment on phones and phone related posts.Anyone else got better news!?



You might find your local unlocking place will give it a go, but I would be personally reluctant because there little protection if they brick it
I haven't owned a Sony phone for a while but on the unlocked version I had there was practically no bloatware from what I remember (unlike Samsung and LG)
James_cleeve73

Would never buy Sony Z series again, they get hot and the screen or back … Would never buy Sony Z series again, they get hot and the screen or back plate spontaneously crack into crazy paving hell. This problem hasn't been fixed or even properly acknowledged since the Z1!



I had the spontaneous cracked screen about a month after I bought my Z3 Compact, to Sony's credit, they fixed it within a week, for free. I've had my Z3C since release date now and it's without a doubt the best phone I've owned. I was a bit jaded with Android after having a Nexus 4 which was never particularly stable, and after developing a spontaneously cracked screen roughly 6 months after purchase, LG told me they'd charge me for the repair, despite there being no signs of trauma to the phone (it was just a hairline crack). However, the Z3C is incredibly stable, much more so than my old iPhone and very quick to use with great battery life.

To the people complaining about the 720p screen, I actually see it as an advantage. The screen is only 4.6", so any higher than 720p is overkill, plus it helps the battery life and performance quite considerably.

I've been half tempted by the Z5C, but as much as I like buying new things, it's just not enough of an upgrade. Maybe I'll be tempted by the Z6C, whenever that comes out.
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