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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact puts high-end camera tech in a tiny frame (pictures)

Sony's newest Compact has the same 23-megapixel camera you'll find in its Z5 flagship, but without the massive size. Click through for hands-on snaps.

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In an age of ever-expanding screens, Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact flies the flag for smaller smartphones. Click through for our hands-on photos.

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The Z5 Compact runs Android, boasts a fingerprint scanner and -- crucially -- has a screen that measures a mere 4.6 inches on the diagonal, making it significantly smaller than many other modern mobiles.

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That's a 23-megapixel camera. Sony's included its latest mobile camera tech, including what the Japanese firm says is the fastest autofocus on a phone.

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The screen has a 720p resolution, which isn't as sharp as some other smartphones, but looked perfectly serviceable in our brief hands-on.

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There's a fingerprint scanner embedded in the lock button.

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This compartment is where you'll be sliding your microSD card, to beef up the 32GB of onboard storage.

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Sony has form when it comes to crafting decent, compact phones, so we're looking forward to testing this one in our full review.

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