CNET First Look
Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact is one of the best mini phones aroundBy squashing flagship-level specs into a small, pocketable body, Sony has made a great mini phone.
[MUSIC] I called Sony's old Xperia Z3 Compact one of the best mini phones around, and Sony is keen to defend that title with the launch of the Z5 compact. This is a phone that shares many of the key specs of its flagship Z5 brother but squashes it into a much more pocketable size. With a 4.6 inch display it remains the same size as the Zed three compact before it an it shares the same 720 p resolution. I find it and extremely comfortable size and one that's easy to type on and no trouble at all to slip into a pocket. It really is worlds away from the six inch phablets around and i couldn't be happier about that. Most smaller versions of flagship phones come with watered down specs, but that isn't the case with the Z5 Compact. This phone has a meaty Qualcomm 810 processor, that's the same one found inside the full size flagship. It's really powerful, making navigation swift, and gaming is easily handled. The camera has been upped to 23 megapixels. And again it's the same one you'll find on the premium edge five. It's still waterproof although Sony no longer recommends you take it swimming. Instead, it's designed to keep it safe from drinks that spill on it or from taking caught in the rain. That'd be something that's a bonus, if like me you live in the perpetually damp Britain. If you want a phone with a giant screen to show off photos and for gaming. This isn't the device for you. However if you're after something that's got the performance of a flagship. But in a size that's a lot more easy to hold. Then this phone is definitely the one to check out. I'm Andrew Hoyle. This is CNET and this is a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. [MUSIC]