Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Specs Comparison VS Xperia M5 and iPhone 6S

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Yesterday, Sony released its new Z-series entries here in the Philippines, and oh boy it was a blast. Luckily for us, we got to experience it unfold live and by the looks of things, the Xperia Z5 trio are going to be interesting in more ways than one. The Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium took the stage, as well as everyones attention and with that, we figured to par up the youngest of the trio, the Xperia Z5 Compact in a specs comparison against the market’s powerhouse devices.

The Xperia Z5 Compact is power delivered in a small package and we can pretty much say the same on its opponents. Everyone meet the Xperia Z5 Compact’s opponents, non other than Apple’s iPhone 6s and Sony’s very own Xperia M5.

Specs/PH price

Sony Xperia M5 specs, PH price, features

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, specs, PH price, features

Apple iPhone 6S specs, PH price, features

Display 5-inch IPS 1080p LCD display, Bravia engine, 441ppi 4.6-inch 720p HD IPS Triluminos ,323ppi 4.7-inch IPS LCD 750p display, 326ppi
Size 7.6mm thickness, 142g weight 8.9mm thickness, 138g weight 7.1mm thickess, 143g weight
Color Black, gold, white Yellow, Pink, White, Black Space grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Protection scratch-resistant glass, IP68 water and dust resistant Scratch resistant glass, triluminos display, X-reality engine Ion- strengthened glass
Chip MediaTek Helio X10 octacore chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip Apple A9 chip
Graphics PowerVR G6200 GPU Adreno 405 GPU PowerVR GT7600 GPU
Processor 8x 2.0GHz Cortex A54 processor Quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57 processor 1.84GHz dual-core processor
Memory 3GB RAM, 16GB internal, microSD card 200GB max 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 128GB 2GB of RAM, 16/64/128GB of internal storage, no microSD card slot
Main Shooter 21.2MP AF, phase detection, fast focus, LED flash 23MP rear shooter, phase detection autofocus, LED flash 12MP rear shooter, dual tone LED flash
Multimedia 4K UHD video, HDR 2160p video, 1080p video, 720p video, HDR 2160p 4K UHD video
Front facing shooter 13MP AF, 1080p video 5.1MP, 1080p, HDR 5MP selfie shooter, 720p video
Connectivity WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS, NFC, dual SIM 4G LTE, FM radio Dual 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS/Beidou, NFC 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, NFC, only for Apple pay
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop update to 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.1 Lollipop upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow iOS 9
Software features Xperia UI (close to stock Android experience) Ok google, Android TV 3D force touch
Battery Capacity 2600mAh battery 2700mAh battery 1715mAh battery
Ports and charging microUSB 2.0, MHL microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host micro USB 2.0, reversible connector
Released date September 2015 October 2015 September 2015
Official price P23,390 from Sony PH | Our unit bought from hotgadgets Official PH price of Php 29,990 as of October 21 2015 Php 35.880 for the space grey variant, purchased in Lazada PH, as of October 15 2015
Where to buy Lazada, Hotgadgets, Sony PH store and other Online stores or retail sellers Official Sony stores or retail stores in the country, Online stores and grey markets. Lazada, Hotgadgets and other Online stores or retail sellers

Highlights of the Xperia Z5 Compact

  • Carries the smallest screen display in the group
  • The thickest and the lightest in the group
  • Has the highest megapixel count in the group for main shooters
  • Has the largest milliampere per hour count in battery
  • Has the lowest screen resolution, with 720p resolution
  • A recently launched device, gives it a newcomers appeal
  • In between in terms of front facing shooters, with its 5.1MP 1080p HDR selfie shooter
  • Similar to Xperia M5, will soon receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update
  • In between in the group, in terms of pricing, with the Apple iPhone 6S leading the price range, while the Xperia M5 trails in the pricing range
  • Provides a higher fixed internal storage capacity than the Xperia M5, with its 32GB internal storage
  • Does not provide internal storage options, unlike the iPhone 6S
  • Tied with the iPhone 6S in the RAM department

The Xperia Z5 Compact on paper, looks a bit like a vanilla powerhouse device, though when you look deeper and check more about its features, rather than its specs then you might find more in the Xperia Z5 Compact. Moving forward, lets now proceed in their displays, display size ain’t exactly far from each other, with the Xperia M5 showcasing the largest of the group while the others are on the 4-incher mark. Megapixel-wise, its seems that both Sony devices carries a more larger pixel count in their sleeves, in comparison to the iPhone 6s.  All in all, the Xperia Z5 Compact has a lot more than meets the eye and you need to experience the device yourself, to fully experiences its offers.

See also: Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium Official in PH; Snapdragon 810, 23MP Main Camera, Official PH price

The Xperia Z5 Compact, along with its original version are gonna be made available here in the Philippines on October 23rd, while the Xperia Z5 Premium is expected to land on December 3rd. For pricing the Xperia Z5 Compact is at Php 29,990, while the Xperia Z5 is at Php 35,990. Pricing for the Xperia Z5 Premium is yet to be announced. What do you think of the Xperia Z5 Compact? Hit us up on the comments section below. We highly appreciate feedbacks.

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