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Sony introduced Sony Xperia S, its first exclusively own cell phone in 2012, and announced its intention to phase out all non-smart-phones hence-forth.

Sony Mobiles is best known for its Xperia line of smart-phones featuring their excelling sound technologies like Clear Audio and xLOUD; and high end operating systems like Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Android Jelly Bean (4.1), and Donut (1.6). Sony has also released PlayStation Certified smart-phones to allow you to enjoy the current PlayStation games on your phone.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact


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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony Xperia Z5 Dual
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Nov 2015
Nov 2015
Oct 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
23.0 MP
23.0 MP
23.0 MP
23.0 MP
13.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.6 inch
5.2 inch
5.5 inch
5.2 inch
6.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.1 MP
5.0 MP
5.1 MP
5.0 MP
13.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
2700.0 mAh
2900.0 mAh
3430.0 mAh
2900.0 mAh
2930.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 5.1.1
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), Android 5.1.1
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

  • The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is quite the unusual handset. It promises flagship-worthy features in a tight, compact package, and there’s still plenty of folks looking for that kind of phone. At the same time, there are very few alternatives fitting that description – practically, we can’t think of a brand-name Android-powered alternative to Sony’s offering. But in reality, the Z5 Compact fails to impress on many levels. It is a good smartphone, just not an excellent one.


  • Sony's new small form phone is the hidden gem of the Xperia Z5 range - it's just a shame there isn't a Full HD screen.

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    The Xperia Z5 Compact has superb build-quality. The exposed microUSB port is a lot more convenient than Sony's previous covered solution, but the volume keys is somewhat oddly positioned.
    The display offers superb maximum levels of brightness and pretty good contrast. The resolution is still only 720p, same as last year's generation.
    The side-mounted fingerprint reader is really convenient, fast and reliable.
    Battery life is solid with a really respectable 86 hours of endurance rating.


  • - Outdoor visibility is excellent with the Sony Xperia Z5.


  • The Xperia Z5 is a huge improvement on the Xperia Z3+ with a new fingerprint sensor and a sexy design, but there are still a few little issues stopping it from getting that perfect score.

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    The Xperia Z5 has superb build-quality. The exposed microUSB port is a lot more convenient than Sony's previous covered solution, but the volume keys is somewhat oddly positioned.
    The display offers above maximum levels of brightness at around 583 nits, but that is nowhere near as bright as what the Z3+ and Z5 Compact are capable of. Contrast is also average, despite the nice deep blacks. The same goes for color accuracy, which is not up there with the best. The resolution is still 1080p, same as last year's generation, but if you want more, there is the always the 4K Z5 Premium.


  • Thus far, we strayed away from discussing whether or not 4K on a smartphone's display is a good idea, and for a reason. It all boils down to two arguments – on one side, one can say that it's overkill, the improvement in details is barely noticeable, if at all, and it's all a marketing gimmick; on the other, it can be said that sticking 8.3 million pixels in a 5.5-inch display is an amazing technological feat and we should be tipping our hats to Sony.


  • Sony has done it – here's the first phone to ever have a 4K display and it's unsurprisingly stunning. But in the search for a headline feature, Sony has managed to miss the mark on a few of the basics that could have made this a fantastic phone.

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    The Xperia Z5 Premium has superb build-quality and stunning design, especially the chrome flavor. The exposed microUSB port is a lot more convenient than Sony's previous covered solution, but the volume keys are somewhat oddly positioned.
    The class-leading display offers 4K resolution and unbelievable 806 ppi density. Maximum brightness is around the Z5 but it's nowhere near as bright as what the Z3+. Contrast also turned average, despite the nice deep blacks. The same goes for color accuracy, which is not up there with the best.
    The side-mounted fingerprint reader is really convenient, fast and reliable.


  • The Xperia Z5 is a huge improvement on the Xperia Z3+ with a new fingerprint sensor and a sexy design, but there are still a few little issues stopping it from getting that perfect score.


  • Sony's new flagship comes just a few months after its previous flagship so we didn't expect much to change and truth be told, very little has. Sure, it is slightly better looking and the battery life has improved a bit, but you'd have to be a die-hard Sony fan to pay this much for it, especially when there are much better alternatives going for a whole lot less.


  • The Sony Xperia Z5 is going to be the phone that James Bond uses, and with a fingerprint sensor, high res camera and strong battery performance, you can actually imagine he might actually agree to put this one in his pocket. There are still some design question marks - although these are largely subjective - and the lack of spec upgrades is questionable... but all in all, there's enough here from Sony to get excited about, and that's what the brand needed.


  • Overall, it's hard to find a much wrong with the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual. It's amongst the best big screen phones we've come across. The phone was launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 29,990, though it is now available in the market for slightly less.


  • Sony dubbed the Xperia C4 a selfie phone, but hoots of laughter could be heard up to the rafters when this claim was tried and tested. The manufacturer really pulled its sleeves up with the C5 Ultra and, although not perfect, this phone is one of the best around for selfies. Being a phablet, it won't suit everyone. Those who can cope with its size get the comfort of a large screen, a decent design and build and smoothness of use. The only hiccup is with its far-from-outstanding battery life.


Top 5 sony cell phone of 2016:

  1. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  2. Sony Xperia Z5
  3. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  4. Sony Xperia Z5 Dual
  5. Sony Xperia C5 Ultra