Sony Xperia Z5 Compact SIM Free £299.99 Amazon
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact SIM Free £299.99 Amazon

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Found 28th May 2016
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It is also this price at Carphone Warehouse now
Edited by: "fing" 28th May 2016
Stunning price for this Sony sensation with Bravia engine display technology.
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Would of bitten but got the z3 last month for £149
Great phone
worst phone ever owned
i have the z3 compact , Whats better on the z5 ?

worst phone ever owned



Why?
I agree with the 'worst phone' comment - got one in February and had it replaced in March - sent that back too. It just took an age to do anything. One minute it would be fine then it would take 20seconds to open the camera, or any other app. Drove me mad. i think there is a model A and model B, mine was the earlier type and I would caution against that. Ended up with the LG G4 at £225 from vodaphone - came unlocked luckily and I love it.
It's great if I'm out and about and need to grill my genitals.

Great phone when it works, but if you even look at it, it'll warm up. Regularly shows at over 60 degrees Celsius and it's not a faulty handset, it's a common issue.

worst phone ever owned


Joined today? Welcome to HUKD.
Fantastic paperweight
I really wanted to like this phone, though sold it soon after getting it. The fingerprint scanner isn't very good, and disappointed by the over hyped camera. I was lucky enough to get the Huawei p9 at £300 last week (thanks to Hot UK Deals) and is brilliant. I'd opt for the z3 compact over this, and pocket £150
You should really watch some speed test on youtube this phone is damn slow even z3 is faster.
I love my Z1 Compact but I do long for a larger screen again

Any deals around on the Z3/Z5 5" variants?

worst phone ever owned


Yea why??
Okay it is not great but from all the Sony phones I have owned it is almost as good as the K800i, its buggy but pretty good and at last the camera is on par with a Sony camera phone from over a decade ago
Sony have lost the plot with smartphones. Love my Z3 but even that has just come back from Sony repairs where they replaced the entire screen and a few other things.

Hear nothing but overheating issues with the Z5 compact.

Not sure what to get next time that isn't too massive in size. But Sony aren't even in my options.
Edited by: "DealJourno" 28th May 2016

i have the z3 compact , Whats better on the z5 ?



Very slightly better camera, no **** flaps for charging port, more ram I think.

But battery life slightly worse. I'm sticking with my trusty z3 compact for a while yet, hopefully an s7 mini comes out. So sick of giant **** phones.
I wish I could like this phone, but have all the same issues with it mentioned above. ordered the Nexus 6p and will be trading this back in.

Would of bitten but got the z3 last month for £149


Incredible price, was that new?

Minor point, it's "would have"; "would of" makes no grammatical sense.
This phone is Almost as big a disappointment as the new Stone Roses song.
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 28th May 2016
Original Poster

Incredible price, was that new? Minor point, it's "would have"; "would … Incredible price, was that new? Minor point, it's "would have"; "would of" makes no grammatical sense.


Yes, brand new from vodaphone - had to pay an additional £12 to get it unlocked though, not sure if the deal is still on.

Yes, brand new from vodaphone - had to pay an additional £12 to get it … Yes, brand new from vodaphone - had to pay an additional £12 to get it unlocked though, not sure if the deal is still on.



I assume you mean the Z3 Compact and not the Z3. The Z3 Compact is currently £149 from Vodafone.

Why?


I can also state it is a **** awful phone with countless issues. About to send my second one back and be done with it.

It has way too much lag, software issues, google feature gets in the way of gaming as you can suddenly by accident activate it whilst playing. It marks pretty easily and is awkward to hold, something i foolishly thought id get used to.

Used to be an iPhone user, eventually got sick of buying new charging cables every month and being charged excessive amounts for the phone etc. Now i know why they are so much more than their competitors, they just do the job you want, and do it well. its at least miles ahead of the sony z5 in terms of general functionality. Going back to iPhone.

I can also state it is a **** awful phone with countless issues. About to … I can also state it is a **** awful phone with countless issues. About to send my second one back and be done with it. It has way too much lag, software issues, google feature gets in the way of gaming as you can suddenly by accident activate it whilst playing. It marks pretty easily and is awkward to hold, something i foolishly thought id get used to. Used to be an iPhone user, eventually got sick of buying new charging cables every month and being charged excessive amounts for the phone etc. Now i know why they are so much more than their competitors, they just do the job you want, and do it well. its at least miles ahead of the sony z5 in terms of general functionality. Going back to iPhone.

You could've had a bad unit but I appreciate what you're saying, however, there are many other manufacturers which you can turn to without returning to Apple. If you don't try out the competitors then soon we'll be left with just Apple and Samsung; less competition means we're all worse off.
z5 is awful, I loved my z3 but this z5 is buggy as hell constant crashing, n lag issues...
gavin27

z5 is awful, I loved my z3 but this z5 is buggy as hell constant … z5 is awful, I loved my z3 but this z5 is buggy as hell constant crashing, n lag issues...



​no your z5 was.
I have the z5 and it's a joy to use and had zero issues

I had a Samsung s6 before this and the z5 is a lot better
Banned
brilliant phone
to go against the grain, I've owned one for several months and I personally think it's a great phone. The only downside to me is the 720p display screen but otherwise it's served me very well indeed
SteveDave4

It's great if I'm out and about and need to grill my genitals.Great phone … It's great if I'm out and about and need to grill my genitals.Great phone when it works, but if you even look at it, it'll warm up. Regularly shows at over 60 degrees Celsius and it's not a faulty handset, it's a common issue.



​just don't use your heat vision when looking at the phone, problem solved
I must be a very lucky Z5 owner as I have no lagg, no over heating issues and no buggyness. I've owned the z1, z3 and now the z5. Very happy Oh and yeah I used to be a Samsung fanboy and have no regrets switching to Sony.
£100 overpriced I think - given Z3C has been hovering around 100 quid for a while now.
I will Chip in, I had the phone for about six months. The software is definitely not rocksolid like a Samsung. You need to set the camera to manual to get the best photos but it's not a huge hardship, does take about three seconds for the camera at the open which is bit ridiculous. Front speakers are good and clear . The square shape makes it perfect for propping up if watching movies in bed. Fingerprint sensor is excellent and is in the perfect position . Does get warm if I am maxing out the processor for example casting a periscope life screen to my TV . Basically it is all about the size there's only one powerful smaller android phone and this is it along with its early incarnation . It has a premium feel to it , very well-made . It looks great with a slim case and tempered glass screen . I am still glad I chose it.

I can also state it is a **** awful phone with countless issues. About to … I can also state it is a **** awful phone with countless issues. About to send my second one back and be done with it. It has way too much lag, software issues, google feature gets in the way of gaming as you can suddenly by accident activate it whilst playing. It marks pretty easily and is awkward to hold, something i foolishly thought id get used to. Used to be an iPhone user, eventually got sick of buying new charging cables every month and being charged excessive amounts for the phone etc. Now i know why they are so much more than their competitors, they just do the job you want, and do it well. its at least miles ahead of the sony z5 in terms of general functionality. Going back to iPhone.



Comparing a mid-ranged z5 compact to an iPhone is like comparing a Ford escort to a Porsche.

As for the phone itself, kind of a concern that it's on lollipop with no signs of an update.
I currently have A Z5 but just bought a good condition 2nd hand Z5 compact off Ebay. Mainly because I wanted something a bit smaller but also wasn't really impressed with the battery life of the Z5. Had a Z1 before. Not expecting the battery will be any better on the compact but the physical size does suit me better.
Going to try it for a couple of weeks, if happy with it then will sell the Z5 on ebay, if not then will put the compact back on Ebay.
Thoughts so far, very impressed, not really noted any great overheating or significant lag. The Compact feels good, solid enough, (fitted a silicon bumper case), has vast majority of the same attributes I really like from the Z5.


Edited by: "portreekid" 29th May 2016

Comparing a mid-ranged z5 compact to an iPhone is like comparing a Ford … Comparing a mid-ranged z5 compact to an iPhone is like comparing a Ford escort to a Porsche.As for the phone itself, kind of a concern that it's on lollipop with no signs of an update.


Mine is on Marshmallow Android 6.0
Edited by: "portreekid" 29th May 2016

Mine is on Marshmallow Android 6.0



Nice! That the official sony update or via a ROM?
I think every where is starting to sell it at this price, even curry / pc world and carphone warhouse
It's funny how we used to be accustomed to spending so much on our smartphones. If the iPhone costs about $100 to make, this phone probably costs about $50. Though in the real world I think £300 is about right price for this phone, you do get the extra touches of quality and luxury which you don't get in some of the impressive value Chinese phones. I think theZ3 Compaq is an incredible price though. My plan is to get revenge on the phone manufacturers by never buying another phone again providing this one keeps going.

Nice! That the official sony update or via a ROM?



Just a standard software update.
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