Sony Xperia Z5 Compact SIM Free £335 @ Fonehouse
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact SIM Free £335 @ Fonehouse

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Found 7th Jan 2016
First up, credit to AlexM14 who posted the Z5 deal from Fonehouse. While checking out that site I noticed that the Z5C is also at a very nice price for SIM free. The next best price I can find for SIM free is £359.99 at GifGaf. There is a fiver Quidco too. Looks like only black is available though.

Our best smartphone innovations in a compact size
With Xperia Z5 Compact, the question isn’t just what you can do with your smartphone. It’s what else you can do. Our best compact smartphone has all the features of the big guys, but it’s designed to slip right into real life. With colours that match your style. Innovations that keep interruptions at bay. And a 4.6” design that hits the sweet spot in size.

All eyes on your phone
Xperia Z5 Compact’s comfortable compact size is matched with vivid colours and eye-catching design elements. Like precision debossing on the frame and a frosted glass back that’s smooth to the touch.

Sony’s waterproof design takes the worry out of wet
A little water shouldn’t be a big deal. Xperia Z5 Compact is built to withstand the splashes that are a part of everyday life. So you can relax about sudden spills or unexpected showers.

The phone that knows it’s you
Xperia Z5 Compact’s power button has an integrated fingerprint sensor. The button is intuitively placed on the side of the phone, so you’re able to pick up and unlock in a single movement.


All the best Sony camera technologies, in a compact smartphone
Xperia Z5 Compact is built with the same technologies as Sony’s leading digital cameras. We’ve added super-fast autofocus and sharper zoom to our 23-megapixel smartphone camera. For pictures that are sharper and clearer than ever.


With our fastest autofocus, you never miss the moment
Mid-air poses and must-share pet antics. Xperia Z5 Compact snaps the instant you want, not the one after. Taking its cue from DSLR cameras, our new autofocus is super-fast (0.03 sec) and super accurate.

Make the days last longer with a two-day battery
Xperia Z5 Compact brings you up to two days** of power from a single charge. When you do need topping up, Xperia Z5 Compact has Quick Charge capabilities to get you hours of power in just 10 minutes.

Full Specification
Size Dimensions: 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 138 g
SIM: Nano-SIM
- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- Fingerprint sensor
Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 4.6 inches (~68.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (~323 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
Platform OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU: Adreno 430
Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 200 GB
Internal: 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Camera
Primary: 23 MP, 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Secondary: 5.1 MP, 1080p, HDR
Sound
Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes
- High-Res audio
Comms
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, apt-X
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ Beidou (market dependant)
NFC: Yes
Radio: FM radio with RDS
USB: microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host
Features
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser: HTML5
Java: No
- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
- ANT+ support
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery
Stand-by: Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 520 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 11 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 14 h 50 min (3G)
Music play: Up to 77 h
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Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera hype, it's not all that. I had to return one as a 2yr old Samsung S4 took better pics and I couldn't live with the camera on Z5 compact. Don't take my word for it check online reviews. Nexus 6P or Samsung S6 might be a better option for some.
Edited by: "gadgetmonkey007" 7th Jan 2016
I think it depends on the size you want your phone to be. these new phones are to big, I have Z3C and love the size as you can use one handed. voted hot!
Had about 6 Sony phones over the years, last one being a Z3C which I've just got rid of because the build quality, screen kept detaching from the phone. I got an Honor 7 instead which has been brilliant so far.
gadgetmonkey007

Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera … Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera hype, it's not all that. I had to return one as a 2yr old Samsung S4 took better pics and I couldn't live with the camera on Z5 compact. Don't take my word for it check online reviews. Nexus 6P or Samsung S6 might be a better option for some.


Dxo Mark website score this phone very high. Weird that the Camera disappoint you.
gadgetmonkey007

Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera … Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera hype, it's not all that.



It uses the Sony Exmor IMX300 sensor which is large and very good in low light, so much so apparently Samsung want to ditch theirs and use it in their Galaxy 7.

Check out the 1:1 samples at GSMArena - Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review, it's no slouch.

Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 8th Jan 2016
Also comes with a free power bar, sweet!
Roger_Irrelevant

It uses the Sony Exmor IMX300 sensor which is large and very good in low … It uses the Sony Exmor IMX300 sensor which is large and very good in low light, so much so apparently Samsung want to ditch theirs and use it in their Galaxy 7.Check out the 1:1 samples at GSMArena - Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review, it's no slouch.



Apple like it too [snigger]
Anyone's advice this or an iPhone 6 ??
heyitsnickj

Had about 6 Sony phones over the years, last one being a Z3C which I've … Had about 6 Sony phones over the years, last one being a Z3C which I've just got rid of because the build quality, screen kept detaching from the phone. I got an Honor 7 instead which has been brilliant so far.



​I'm with you mate. Have always bought my last 3 phones sim free and all have lasted 3 years, being htcs. My Z1C wasnt waterproof after 6 months and limped to its very complete death at 18months old. Fell to bits and components started to fail.
Went and bought a moto g instead this time. 350+ quid for 18 months of careful use is a joke...
Roger_Irrelevant

It uses the Sony Exmor IMX300 sensor which is large and very good in low … It uses the Sony Exmor IMX300 sensor which is large and very good in low light, so much so apparently Samsung want to ditch theirs and use it in their Galaxy 7.Check out the 1:1 samples at GSMArena - Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review, it's no slouch.



Samsung used Sony sensors in the very first S6 phones, got reviews then changed to their own ISOCELL sensors. My S6 uses an ISOCELL. I can see them doing the same thing with the S7, getting what they can from Sony and then changing to BRITECELL. However their BRITECELL tech is 12Mp and not 23.7Mp so people would know. So far I've seen the BRITECELL being used, which might not go down well with the more megapixels is better brigade, as this means a perceived specification drop from 16Mp to 12Mp.

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Edited by: "fishmaster" 8th Jan 2016

Don't get me wrong I loved the phone until I tried to use the camera. The Z5C images were blurry around the edges because it has a wider angle lens which some users have suggested is badly aligned and I tend to agree. I just wish I had checked Google properly before wasting my time. Such a shame in my opinion. If you don't care about the camera too much then this is a great phone otherwise.

Check out:
talk.sonymobile.com/t5/…401
and
google.co.uk/sea…4DQ

Sliwka

Dxo Mark website score this phone very high. Weird that the Camera … Dxo Mark website score this phone very high. Weird that the Camera disappoint you.


harish

Anyone's advice this or an iPhone 6 ??



It's nowhere near that simple, you have to weigh up the considerable differences between mobile operating systems. The iPhone 6 uses IOS which is simple and just works and has a huge amount of apps. Android is cumbersome, varies significantly between manufacturers, can sometimes be an abysmal random experience, but when it does work it affords you an open system with a level of customisation that IOS just can't do. There's also a huge amount of apps on Android. Android allows you to do stuff such as Airdroid, Autotask in conjunction with Tasker. Lots of automated tasks, hacking, customisation. However when Android stinks it really stinks. It's the least polished mobile OS and sometimes has a mind of its own.

So do you want a phone that works and is possible depending on your perception - boring

Or do you want a phone that works but sometimes goes a bit schizophrenic, but an OS you can customise until the cows come home.

Personally I like and use all current main mobile OS's.
gadgetmonkey007

Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera … Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera hype, it's not all that. I had to return one as a 2yr old Samsung S4 took better pics and I couldn't live with the camera on Z5 compact. Don't take my word for it check online reviews. Nexus 6P or Samsung S6 might be a better option for some.



Having owned a 6P, the camera isn't all that. It's much slower at focusing and at taking pictures. Low light isn't all that great either.

S6 camera is great, nothing to really complain about on it
fishmaster

It's nowhere near that simple, you have to weigh up the considerable … It's nowhere near that simple, you have to weigh up the considerable differences between mobile operating systems. The iPhone 6 uses IOS which is simple and just works and has a huge amount of apps. Android is cumbersome, varies significantly between manufacturers, can sometimes be an abysmal random experience, but when it does work it affords you an open system with a level of customisation that IOS just can't do. There's also a huge amount of apps on Android. Android allows you to do stuff such as Airdroid, Autotask in conjunction with Tasker. Lots of automated tasks, hacking, customisation. However when Android stinks it really stinks. It's the least polished mobile OS and sometimes has a mind of its own. So do you want a phone that works and is possible depending on your perception - boringOr do you want a phone that works but sometimes goes a bit schizophrenic, but an OS you can customise until the cows come home. Personally I like and use all current main mobile OS's.



How on earth is Android cumbersome? I honestly don't see how you can say that about any version over the last three or four years. iOS is so limited and cumbersome I get frustrated trying to use it for even a minute or two, and that's not remotely an exaggeration!

Android works. It works really well. And you can do whatever you want with it (which on a device costing several hundred pounds, I blimmin' well expect it to - and would be horrified paying double and being able to do more than half less with it).
i've had my Z3C for 1 year and loved it. Great battery, camera, performance..
Cameron583

Having owned a 6P, the camera isn't all that. It's much slower at … Having owned a 6P, the camera isn't all that. It's much slower at focusing and at taking pictures. Low light isn't all that great either. S6 camera is great, nothing to really complain about on it



Aye that's the issue with Nexus devices, on one hand you get the latest updates but you don't get flagship hardware. My S6 does take very good pictures.
People with camera blur seem to have had success getting the phone returned or replaced so shouldn't be a problem if the lens is not aligned properly.
Got the Z3 here and the camera is amazing! Can't be beaten for a bloke who wants phone and camera in one pocket, it's point and shoot camera and waterproof. Took my Z3 all over Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and we got some awesome pictures. We only needed the proper camera when we needed to zoom in. Device worked flawlessly in sweltering humid heat and even worked after being dropped in swimming pool. Someone who says camera is rubbish must have had dodgy device.

I have other gripes in general with Android but that is another issue... but the camera and device is great! Wouldn't mind the Z5C myself as the Z3 is just too big.
Best phone I've ever owned bar the 3310.
fishmaster

It's nowhere near that simple, you have to weigh up the considerable … It's nowhere near that simple, you have to weigh up the considerable differences between mobile operating systems. The iPhone 6 uses IOS which is simple and just works and has a huge amount of apps. Android is cumbersome, varies significantly between manufacturers, can sometimes be an abysmal random experience, but when it does work it affords you an open system with a level of customisation that IOS just can't do. There's also a huge amount of apps on Android. Android allows you to do stuff such as Airdroid, Autotask in conjunction with Tasker. Lots of automated tasks, hacking, customisation. However when Android stinks it really stinks. It's the least polished mobile OS and sometimes has a mind of its own. So do you want a phone that works and is possible depending on your perception - boringOr do you want a phone that works but sometimes goes a bit schizophrenic, but an OS you can customise until the cows come home. Personally I like and use all current main mobile OS's.



....or he might have just been asking after the camera.
gadgetmonkey007

Don't get me wrong I loved the phone until I tried to use the camera. … Don't get me wrong I loved the phone until I tried to use the camera. The Z5C images were blurry around the edges because it has a wider angle lens which some users have suggested is badly aligned and I tend to agree. I just wish I had checked Google properly before wasting my time. Such a shame in my opinion. If you don't care about the camera too much then this is a great phone otherwise.Check out:https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z5-Z5-Compact-Z5-Premium/Z5C-blurry-camera-images-more-blur-on-the-left-side/td-p/1043401andhttps://www.google.co.uk/search?q=z5+compact+camera+blur&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=j5ePVq-yBcHnuQTh4qb4DQ



I totally agree with you. Love my Z3C but I'm really disappointed with the camera. The Sony cameras definitely seem to be worse than Samsung and Apple in real use. I've heard it's their software.

Oh really I haven't seen those posts... I did see a couple posts that suggest Z5C was replaced but they still had the same blurry camera problem even with the replacement.

LittleChimp

People with camera blur seem to have had success getting the phone … People with camera blur seem to have had success getting the phone returned or replaced so shouldn't be a problem if the lens is not aligned properly.


Your trip sounds great and the Z3 might be great but have you tried the Z5c camera? ;-)

zefal

Got the Z3 here and the camera is amazing! Can't be beaten for a bloke … Got the Z3 here and the camera is amazing! Can't be beaten for a bloke who wants phone and camera in one pocket, it's point and shoot camera and waterproof. Took my Z3 all over Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and we got some awesome pictures. We only needed the proper camera when we needed to zoom in. Device worked flawlessly in sweltering humid heat and even worked after being dropped in swimming pool. Someone who says camera is rubbish must have had dodgy device.I have other gripes in general with Android but that is another issue... but the camera and device is great! Wouldn't mind the Z5C myself as the Z3 is just too big.


gadgetmonkey007

Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera … Battery life and size are great but don't be fooled by the Sony camera hype, it's not all that. I had to return one as a 2yr old Samsung S4 took better pics and I couldn't live with the camera on Z5 compact. Don't take my word for it check online reviews. Nexus 6P or Samsung S6 might be a better option for some.


I have a Sony Z1 and the camera us fantastic. Great pictures, panoramas and movies. And the Z5 is even better.
I would pay the extra at this site and get the full Z5 fonehouse.co.uk/Son…759
Just £383 SIM Free to buy the phone. It's a great phone. Powerful, Greta Camera and Great Screen.
The Z5 will be my upgrade when my Sony Z1 contract runs out in a couple of months.
fishmaster

Aye that's the issue with Nexus devices, on one hand you get the latest … Aye that's the issue with Nexus devices, on one hand you get the latest updates but you don't get flagship hardware. My S6 does take very good pictures.



I wouldn't be raving about the updates either. Marshmallow was plagued with bugs. Just quite inconsistent performance really. I mean it was nice, but not for the price you pay!
ICTHUS

I would pay the extra at this site and get the full Z5 … I would pay the extra at this site and get the full Z5 http://www.fonehouse.co.uk/Sony-Xperia-Z5?htrid=56759Just £383 SIM Free to buy the phone. It's a great phone. Powerful, Greta Camera and Great Screen.The Z5 will be my upgrade when my Sony Z1 contract runs out in a couple of months.



It's not much use if you want a compact though is it? I am amazed that people do not understand that there is a whole bunch of us that want a flagship phone with high spec internals that has a screen below 5 inches. You seem to be suggesting people pay more money for a thing they don't want!
Anyone else struggling to get past the payment page on their website? I enter details but the continue button doesn't seem to work. Tried in Chrome and Firefox. Just me?
Cameron583

I wouldn't be raving about the updates either. Marshmallow was plagued … I wouldn't be raving about the updates either. Marshmallow was plagued with bugs. Just quite inconsistent performance really. I mean it was nice, but not for the price you pay!



That's commonplace for Android though. I haven't really tested Marshmallow to any extent. I know 6.0.1 is out on some devices.
schnide

How on earth is Android cumbersome? I honestly don't see how you can say … How on earth is Android cumbersome? I honestly don't see how you can say that about any version over the last three or four years. iOS is so limited and cumbersome I get frustrated trying to use it for even a minute or two, and that's not remotely an exaggeration!Android works. It works really well. And you can do whatever you want with it (which on a device costing several hundred pounds, I blimmin' well expect it to - and would be horrified paying double and being able to do more than half less with it).



I've used Android as a daily OS for the past 5 years, it's a clunky, buggy mess of a system, but I still favour it over the rest as I can do more with it.
harish

Anyone's advice this or an iPhone 6 ??


IPhone 6. If you have to ask this question....ios is for you.

(still happily rockin' Z1c myself)
Don't think I'd buy another make of phone than Sony after my Z2.
Never buy a Sony again. I bought a z3 compact for £280 about 4 months ago and since then it's been back for a headphone jack repair as it was just totally **** and the charging flap kept popping open making it non waterproof.

Just a pain in the ass phone, holding on to it because it's so damn quick and I need a <5" phone. Battery life is also amazing though.
Edited by: "londonstinks" 8th Jan 2016
novahob

I think it depends on the size you want your phone to be. these new … I think it depends on the size you want your phone to be. these new phones are to big, I have Z3C and love the size as you can use one handed. voted hot!



​ive always argued a smaller one is better to handle....
londonstinks

Never buy a Sony again. I bought a z3 compact for £280 about 4 months ago … Never buy a Sony again. I bought a z3 compact for £280 about 4 months ago and since then it's been back for a headphone jack repair as it was just totally **** and the charging flap kept popping open making it non waterproof.Just a pain in the ass phone, holding on to it because it's so damn quick and I need a <5" phone. Battery life is also amazing though.



Weird, I've just had a problem with the headphone jack on my Z3 compact. Have just sent it back to Sony for repair, had it for well under 12 months and have always treated it with care. Would certainly think twice about buying Sony again - shame, because otherwise it has been a good little phone.
mynameisthehulk

http://www.fonehouse.co.uk/aboutus



Any feedback on this company? Not heard of them before.

Always concerned when the price is alot cheaper than everyone is selling the product for.
mbailey

Any feedback on this company? Not heard of them before.Always concerned … Any feedback on this company? Not heard of them before.Always concerned when the price is alot cheaper than everyone is selling the product for.



They have retail stores. Usually a good sign.
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@ £334.99 1p cheaper, plus tcb £2.50. Use them a few time, good service.
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