Analysis of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: David beats Goliath?

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

In a world of giants, Sony returns to bet on a shortened version of his -only in size- flagship , the Sony Xperia Z5. The result is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, and this is our average consumer análisis.El undoubtedly demand smartphone with large screens. it is the tendency . In fact, it has been since you stepped in the Samsung Galaxy Note back in 2011.

Large screens allow you to see more and better content, bring higher amperage batteries (greater autonomy) and allow us to be infinitely more productive. The problem is that, for all that, the price to pay is the ergonomics and usability of the terminal , a price that is too high for many. [Caption id = “attachment_235957” align = “aligncenter” width = “3150”]  Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Sony Xperia Z1 Compact [/caption]

To cover this market segment Sony first introduced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact a device small but Bully -reduced in size but not in techniques- specifications. The formula, to a greater or lesser extent, was effective, so that, months later, he replaced the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact , a slightly refined formula of its predecessor which highlighted, among other things, by a really strong autonomy.

Now, a year after the arrival of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and nearly two years after the first Z1 Compact, the Japanese company returns with a new descendant of this particular strain . the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact ## Refining the formula

glance, the Sony Xperia Z5 does not differ too much from its predecessor. Sony aims to create original iconic brand image and , so in this new iteration has been restricted to refine the design OmniBalance that first adopted in 2012. The result It is a balanced, elegant, ergonomic and attractive terminal especially the red and black versions -.

If you look closely at the terminal and compare it with its predecessor, appreciate a series of differential points especially when the terminal is in our hands. These points are:

  • Frosted glass The back area is now covered with semi-transparent frosted glass and slightly rough.. This has a double effect: the terminal is less slippery and fingerprints are not as marked at the back. A clear step forward.

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  • Goodbye caps. The Compact Xperia Z5, like its predecessors, is certified IP68 (water and dust resistance). In previous models, this implied the presence of small protective caps around the frame, which sealed the jack 3.5 mm headphone jack, charging ports, etc. In the case of Z5 Compact, both the charging port (microUSB) as the jack 3.5mm headphones -the two most widely used throughout the day- connectors are exposed.

  • polycarbonate frame. It feels less premium , but being thicker and curved, increases the contact surface hand and improves the ergonomics of the device. One of lime and sand.

  • What these volume buttons?. The Xperia Z range has always been characterized by an arrangement of buttons very peculiar power button in the center of the frame and volume of just below it. This provision in such a small terminal is slightly annoying as it implies moving the thumb down than usual.

So small, so full

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If you look at the market for mid-range and high-end, we see how the trend are higher than five inches diagonal. It should not surprise us; It is what the market’s demand and, therefore, what the manufacturers develop more

But, as we mentioned before, there is a certain segment that seeks sacrificing manageability and ergonomics.; a segment that seeks smartphone with less than five inches diagonal. In that case, find a real high-end device is really complex . The options are approximately reduce the number of fingers we have in hand, and Compact Sony Xperia Z5 is undoubtedly one of them.

Unlike the bulk of smartphone compact that can be found in the catalogs of the major distributors, this Xperia Z5 Compact mounted components similar to his older brothers : Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 2 GB of RAM, 23 megapixel camera, etc. In other words, the user experience is not compromised by its size

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The performance of this Sony Xperia Z5 is really good at all times. In this sense, just appreciate a slight excess heat when we put it through intensive tasks (something characteristic of SoC Snapdragon 810). At no time becomes disturbing or affecting the performance of the terminal, but there is.

Elaborating on the terminal settings, you will find many interesting options developed by the Japanese company. Options like STAMINA (really save battery), double tap to turn on the device, some audio dynamic modes, themes … Sony has known how to add value through software without compromising performance and therefore the end user experience.

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Special mention fingerprint reader, located on the side of the device (just about the same on / off). Some notes on this:

  • Are you located in a good spot Reply to this is very relative, since it depends on how you use the terminal?. For most people, yes, it’s in a good place; but there are certain groups who may be uncomfortable. To cite a few examples. Lefties and people using the terminal on a flat surface supported

  • Performance fingerprint Reader. Footprints works effectively and quickly as long as the finger is positioned correctly. In sensitive cases (not fully cover the sensor, try to access the index finger, etc.) often fails with something we can not say of other fingerprint sensors such as Huawei and Apple -.

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On the other hand, Sony Xperia screen Z5 Compact is a leap about previous times before Sony . The images look bright, sharp and contrast. The viewing angles have also improved, though still lagging in this regard to cuasiperfección other models on the market.

A broad daylight, their high brightness allows you to view the images displayed without any problems. Of course, as is the case with previous models, the glass tends to reflect light more than usual , offsetting the high brightness proportional able panel. This minor inconvenience is only noticeable when the light is very intense and impinges directly on the screen

In other words. The screen is not the best market-not intended to be-but meets minimum quality.

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The sound is a point that deserves special attention. The hardware as such does not differ from that seen in previous models-two front speakers with quality more than acceptable-volumes. What it does is far software . Sony has incorporated a series of audio modes very effective , as DSEE HX, which improves the quality of compressed music files. The result is very satisfactory.

With regard to autonomy, we are very contrasting figures. On the one hand, you get through the day without any problem mixed with a 5:30 am -Day screen to the experts, so that it falls short in its class. On the other hand, it represents a slight step back from its predecessor the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, something for nothing desirable ## camera, we open the melon

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Sony has always boasted of having the best cameras on the market, a statement that, in a way, has always been true. The camera module (lens, sensor, etc.) is indeed the best in the sector. The Achilles heel was always the software , where Sony did not quite come up with the correct key. Have you changed that with this new generation?

Surprisingly, yes. The camera of this Sony Xperia Z5 Compact supposed a definite improvement over previous models With a good light, the photos are really good. Good dynamic range, good colors, good processing, etc. // Hypertext results the best in the market (iPhone 6s range href=””> / and href=”″> Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge / Edge + S6).

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For more complex situations (worst levels of brightness), it continues to provide good results, although gap with the best in the market increases slightly . The reason is none other than the processing that Sony applied to pictures after his capture. This processing tends to destroy some detail in order to eliminate noise, something easily visible when we expand any capture Z5 Sony Xperia Compact.

Special mention automatic mode Z5 Sony Xperia Compact. For the first time, it is not broken and adjusts the various camera parameters in an effective manner , resulting in really good pictures. The only downside is limited to eight megapixels if we shoot at 23 megapixels, we have to use the manual mode -.

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In short: Sony already competes in the league of the great (LG G4, 6s iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus Edge +), unlike previous models. Of course, you must keep working to polish further processing. When that time comes, the Japanese company is absolutely right when claiming to have “the best camera on a smartphone market”

Photo:.. Ariana Escobar Sony 7.5Usar Z5 Compact Xperia these days has left me three clear conclusions:

  • Moving in the right direction Sony continues to move in the right direction (the camera. It is a very good example of this), increasingly sophisticated formula that began with the first Xperia Z.

  • Being good enough is not enough. in places such as the screen, this Sony Xperia Z5 Compact remains in the “good enough” rather than get to the “incredibly good”. A terminal with a RRP of € 600 should aspire to the second qualifier.

  • There is no better compact Android. If you want a compact high-end terminal and Android operating system, the Sony Xperia Compact range Z5 is undoubtedly the best, despite its defects-. His audience is very specific, and there is no competition.

  • Water Resistance. Not only to take to the pool or the shower. Have water and dust resistance is a life insurance long term. One less worry.

  • Camera. A clear step forward. Worthy of a top 5.

  • Storage. base 32GB and microSD card slot. Sony has done an excellent job in this regard.

  • Autonomy. Although lower than its predecessor, it is still really buena.- Display . it is not bad, but is limited to be good enough . And that, in a terminal 600 € should not be.

  • Autonomy. Here too. It is good, yes, but it is sad to see a decrease over its predecessor.

  • Design. lines OmniBalance are really attractive and overall finish the terminal is quite resultón. But details like the location of the volume buttons or the plastic frame are inappropriate in this range.


Analysis of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: David beats Goliath?
Source: english  
November 26, 2015

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