Sony Xperia Z5 Compact now £279 + £10 Goodybag @ GiffGaff
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact now £279 + £10 Goodybag @ GiffGaff

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Found 14th Apr 2016
Cheapest I've seen it for a while. Also possibility of £30 Quidco if you activate the sim, £7 if not - see quidco.com/gif…ts/

Only found because jayd95 posted it at £299. Haven't posted a deal before so please be kind if I've got the etiquette wrong...

You can change the goodybag to a £5 one.
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Are these unlocked
Bendown

Are these unlocked



All giffgaff phones are sold unlocked
Good first deal.
So tempting! Been debating whether to get a Z3c or Z5c for a while!!!!
Great deal!
Have some heat man! Excellent price!
do you need to add another goodybag if you're already with giffgaff?
ficosaneil

do you need to add another goodybag if you're already with giffgaff?


No. Just keeping using the one you have
Looks like giffgaff currently have issue with their network not working! Hope it is fixed soon.
RedDwarfIsCool

No. Just keeping using the one you have



Only problem is you can't claim the £30 cashback if it is for a current number. So probably worth taking out a new SIM, paying £10, getting £30 cashback and then using your current GiffGaff sim card.
mbailey

Looks like giffgaff currently have issue with their network not working! … Looks like giffgaff currently have issue with their network not working! Hope it is fixed soon.



​mine is fine, 4g and all
Plenty of deals on the Z5c happening, still waiting for a decent one on the Premium however.
I was definitely going to buy one of these... Until it was released. I think it's pretty disappointing design wise and instead got the much better looking and almost as good Z3 Compact for £150 grade B in Smartfonestore a few months ago.
Just got the Xperia Z Ultra today. It's an absolute beast of a phone (6.4" screen!). First taste of the Xperia range and definitely impressed.
For those who are looking for an older phone (so cheaper), you can have the LG G3 for £12.50 per month (24 months)
1000 Minutes
5000 Texts
2GB Data
mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/bes…als
Edited by: "nice-new" 15th Apr 2016
mbailey

Looks like giffgaff currently have issue with their network not working! … Looks like giffgaff currently have issue with their network not working! Hope it is fixed soon.


No problem with mine?
Mikey91

Just got the Xperia Z Ultra today. It's an absolute beast of a phone … Just got the Xperia Z Ultra today. It's an absolute beast of a phone (6.4" screen!). First taste of the Xperia range and definitely impressed.


You must have big pockets! oO
I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret buying it and wish they kept their Z3C's. I want this for the fingerprint feature.
Considering this but also like the look of iphone se...... Decisions decisions
georgeb

Considering this but also like the look of iphone se...... Decisions … Considering this but also like the look of iphone se...... Decisions decisions



No brainer, this.
mbailey

Only problem is you can't claim the £30 cashback if it is for a current … Only problem is you can't claim the £30 cashback if it is for a current number. So probably worth taking out a new SIM, paying £10, getting £30 cashback and then using your current GiffGaff sim card.



Good thinking. Never thought about that.
nice-new

For those who are not looking for an older phone (so cheaper), you can … For those who are not looking for an older phone (so cheaper), you can have the LG G3 for ...


Completely different class of phone due to the massive size difference so silly comparison really.
dereklogan7

You must have big pockets! oO



It fits in..... just!
Agharta

Completely different class of phone due to the massive size difference so … Completely different class of phone due to the massive size difference so silly comparison really.



It's not a comparison Einstein, just a phone deal on a phone thread.
nice-new

It's not a comparison Einstein, just a phone deal on a phone thread.


Cracking deal Dawkins, well worth a post itself so it doesn't get lost here...;)
wah0007

I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret … I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret buying it and wish they kept their Z3C's. I want this for the fingerprint feature.


Anyone expecting big things from a Z5C over the the Z3C is clearly a potato and can't read. However that doesn't make the Z5C a bad phone, it's very good. Fingerprint feature can be a bit hit and miss at times though.
I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 compact.

However I've been put off by a few people on here (and elsewhere) saying the difference between the two is fairly negligible..

Question I therefore have is what else should I consider?

The biggest limiting factor to take on board for any possible replacement is I don't want anything bigger (physically) than the Z3/5 compact and it must have at least as much internal memory as the Z3 compact...

If there's nothing current available, any thoughts about any new product launch to look out for before July 2016?
wah0007

I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret … I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret buying it and wish they kept their Z3C's. I want this for the fingerprint feature.



Works first time about 20% of the time for me I'd say. Quite frustrating in my experience.
Foxy

I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 … I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 compact.However I've been put off by a few people on here (and elsewhere) saying the difference between the two is fairly negligible..Question I therefore have is what else should I consider? The biggest limiting factor to take on board for any possible replacement is I don't want anything bigger (physically) than the Z3/5 compact and it must have at least as much internal memory as the Z3 compact...If there's nothing current available, any thoughts about any new product launch to look out for before July 2016?



​Iphone SE?
thecinfin8

Works first time about 20% of the time for me I'd say. Quite frustrating … Works first time about 20% of the time for me I'd say. Quite frustrating in my experience.


Thanks. I think I'll give it a miss then.
Foxy

I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 … I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 compact.However I've been put off by a few people on here (and elsewhere) saying the difference between the two is fairly negligible..Question I therefore have is what else should I consider?



Another Z3 Compact.
Actually, seriously if you like the smaller devices I would recommend an iPod touch 6 gen, great for the money (from £139) and very light and thin. Makes a great companion piece to a phone, and you will probably find you can easily carry it round with a z3 Compact in your breast pocket as I do.
Unless you have really big breasts.

Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 15th Apr 2016
thanks guys for posting feedback in this thread. I seriously considered the Z5c but apart from the (temperamental) fingerprint scanner its not really worth the extra
DonkeyKonk

Actually, seriously if you like the smaller devices I would recommend an … Actually, seriously if you like the smaller devices I would recommend an iPod touch 6 gen, great for the money (from £139) and very light and thin. Makes a great companion piece to a phone, and you will probably find you can easily carry it round with a z3 Compact in your breast pocket as I do.Unless you have really big breasts.



​What is the point in buying an ipod to carry with the phons when the phone itself is perfectly capable of playing music
Foxy

I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 … I currently have a Z3 compact and was considering an update to a Z5 compact.However I've been put off by a few people on here (and elsewhere) saying the difference between the two is fairly negligible..Question I therefore have is what else should I consider? The biggest limiting factor to take on board for any possible replacement is I don't want anything bigger (physically) than the Z3/5 compact and it must have at least as much internal memory as the Z3 compact...If there's nothing current available, any thoughts about any new product launch to look out for before July 2016?



​you have the z3 compact, the z5 compact or the baby Iphone. I do not know about future phones but I imagine not much in small size... But the z3c has a 4.6 inch screen and there are several phone options at 5 to 5.3 inch which whilst bigger are not massively larger if the screen takes up a larger percentage of the front of the phone.
Oooh even better than when i found it, great price for a great phone
There are pretty strong rumors that both the S7 Mini and the HTC 10 Mini are going to be proper phones this time round, if you are a compact fan it might be worth waiting for those.

gsmarena.com/sam…php
Edited by: "mynameisthehulk" 15th Apr 2016
mynameisthehulk

There are pretty strong rumors that both the S7 Mini and the HTC 10 Mini … There are pretty strong rumors that both the S7 Mini and the HTC 10 Mini are going to be proper phones this time round, if you are a compact fan it might be worth waiting for those. http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s7_mini-7979.php


Wont be anywhere near this price though
wah0007

I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret … I've been hearing a lot of bad things about the Z5C. Some people regret buying it and wish they kept their Z3C's. I want this for the fingerprint feature.



Its definitely a lot better IF you dont have a case on it. I also find if there is any dirt on the sensor or my finger/thumb, its a little frustrating. The main problem is the slim area of the sensor which means it doesnt recognise a wide area. Otherwise the placement on the side is the best implementation in terms of ergonomics.
jayd95

Wont be anywhere near this price though



Probably not but I'm happy to pay for a genuine flagship compact.
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