Sony Xperia Z5 Compact unboxing

by XB on 21st September 2015

in Videos, Xperia Z5 series

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unboxing_1The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is due to hit retail by the end of the month, so it’s nice to see some first unboxing pictures and videos. In terms of the packaging, it’s a pretty sparse affair as per usual nowadays from Sony – there is the UCH20 USB charger, USB cable and some documentation. However, the content you see below is mainly from the Nordics, where Sony Mobile is currently running a promotion to include a free pair of Sony MDR-10RC headphones.

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Xperia Z5 Compact sized up against the Xperia Z3 Compact

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via Swedroid.

Thanks Steen!

  • Remsi

    Z5C so sexy! (´?`??)?

  • 21187

    Nice but looking a little chubby

  • Samuel

    HA HA HA HA!! the green one is already cracked from behind!! LOL

  • DBS

    I still think the Z3C looked A LOT more premium. And apparently also felt more premium.

    The Z5C is definitely a skip. I abhor huge phones but from the new Z5 line, IF I intended to buy one, I would be forced to go to either a green Z5 or a Chrome Z5P. The Z5C is just too ugly.

  • Damien

    Much resistance

  • Damien

    Z5C looks totally fugly, if I were to buy one it would be Z5 or Z5P, but common… Z5C? Looks weird.

  • Niels d. G.

    It may be a new design away from omnibalance but I’m having a hard time finding the z5c attractive compared to z3c’s beauty.
    That boring plain plastic frame… Meh…

  • Joshua Phillis

    WHAT!!!! z3 compact is the ugliest xperia z yet…. so much plastic, so many gaps and joins. I loved the z3 but hate z3c, I think z5c is the best looking out of all the compacts ( i own z1c).
    Of course this is just my opinion.

  • DBS

    It’s your opinion and I respect it.

    However…”so much plastic”? The Z5C has MORE plastic than the Z3C…not only that, this time you clearly notice it’s plastic…come one…

  • The green one was a Z3 Compact, not the Z5 (in white)

  • White is kinda classy in these pics. Though I want to see more photos of it in that yellow. Thinking I want a phone that stands out, like the Lumia line.

  • MarkLastiwka

    That looks really plasticy…

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    No earphones?

  • MarkLastiwka

    They haven’t given headphones with new phones since the Z2

  • Doubleyoupee

    Dunno :/ I think the Z3 compact looks much better

  • DanielGearSolid

    Wow you really embarrassed yourself with this comment

  • jangaleon

    Please tell me the z3 compact is way more attractive.

  • Peter

    I had in-ears in the box with my Z3. Box contents depends on region.

  • Damn Fugly. Looks like a Cheap plastic crap.. Z3C design was awesome.

  • jamie evans

    Z3C is still the best phone. Z5 Premium is the star attraction this year, but it’s too big for me. Please make it bezel-free so that I would go for Z6P.

  • Svnjay

    the z3 compact is way more attractive.

  • Aiden Pearce

    Sony has listed only dusl sim variants in Indian website and i have been running away frm dual sim androids since a long time, had hopes on Sony but now it seems, i have to bury this hope n move on…

  • nick

    Damn Z3c looks much classy than this plastic ….err thingy

  • jag

    love the effect of the reflected XPERIA logo in this photo! And of course, the phone certainly is attractive! Nice design by Sony!!

  • vigneshprince

    so glad they gave Headphones with Xperia Z when I bought in on 2013.

  • Vinny Conforto

    any new info or leak on Z5 Compact Premium?? I keep my eyes on it.

  • Amir

    Really? Do you live in japan? It won’t be released outside of japan.

  • Alvin

    Yeah, it really looks good.. But it’s just I think that z3c looks better than this by a little tiny tiny bit

  • Amir

    For people who like seamless design the z5c looks better. Z5c looks better to me too!

  • Bennder

    Z5c premium was lie that some people spread through internet

  • Emir Zarith

    Z3c is way more eye-catching than bulky z5c

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  • mukul verma

    its a fake.. even xperia blog also tweet about this. its a absolutely fake.

  • Joshua Phillis

    Oh I didn’t realise the z5c sides were plastic, thought they would’ve been metal like z5

  • raju

    No z1 compact is best

  • raju

    It’s not plastic

  • raju

    It’s new design

  • The Z3 Compact looks nicer, but it’s the Z5 Compact Premium that I’m extremely interested in.

  • Gutt Grinder

    Yep indeed.. The z3c still looks cool (even with the crack.. LOL).. That’s why im planning to get the z3c since my z2 is too big..

  • Dave Granger

    It looks really boxy, nowhere near as nice as the last one. Shame.

  • Matt

    yep it is cleaner :)

  • kido

    nope z3c is sexier

  • kido

    yup totally agree

  • Kunal Shukla

    Doesn’t look good at all. Z3 compact looks much nicer in comparison.

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  • Amir

    I suggest wait for reviews. I’m actually not 100% sure the sides are plastic but i remember it was mentioned in hands on. But anyway, even if the sides are plastic it is still the most powerful compact smartphone in the world so nothing is perfect. :D I’m sure reviews will be good.

  • ?ukasz Zator

    New UI is so ugly…

  • Natxo Baraja

    There is no Z5 Compact Premium, that was a fake ad:

  • KKTK

    If you compare phone sizes, then please compare same color phones. Otherwise white always will look bigger and black smaller.

  • masi0

    looking forward for camera test

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Z3c is like Win 7 while Z5c will be Win 10/8 ..
    If it is great it will be Win 10 and people would like it, if not it will be Win 8 where people don’t like it too much

  • Greger

    OT: Please change your mobile website back to what it was before, it was so much more simple to navigate. It’s so goddamn easy to mistakenly click on things in the new layout, and if that wasn’t enough, it’s really laggy on both my Xperia Z3 as well as my Nexus 7 2013.
    Have a nice day!

  • jrnr

    Camera test please,………………………….

  • Le Kawaii Potatoe

    I’m sorry Sony. I love you, but this just looks cheap.

  • Hamada D

    Dual sim?

  • jokensy


  • Wall-SWE

    Crap quality phones.
    The Z3 Compact’s charging hatch went bad after 3-4 weeks, and after a little more than two months from the purchase, the phone was dropped into shallow water and it instantly died. When telling Sony about this, they say that we should have sent the phone in for service to “repair” the hatch, and that they now can do nothing. And I have seen tons of users having the same problem. So they actually expect customers to send the phone on service every 3-4 weeks? Really disappointed in Sony! They have lost another customer, I will not buy anything Sony ever again.
    Hopefully this can save someone the trouble of buying a Sony phone.

  • Joe Black

    Bought 3 flagships. Not a single problem with any of them. Your issue was poor handling or just a factory flaw.

  • Joe Black

    Agreed. Well, black always look better.

  • Wayland

    XbE?I? :)

  • Wayland

    However, white Z3C was the best-looking white Android phone Sony ever made.

    Mostly because they got rid of the black front panel, which existed in all previous models.

  • Wall-SWE

    Don’t know why you mention Samsung phones, I have seen a lot of unboxings of Samsung phones on youtube and never once seen a scratched phone out of the box. But I know for a fact that the Z3 charging port cover is CRAP, and that Sony takes no responsibility.

  • Cod3rror

    I don’t like how the bezels are asymmetric. The top and bottom should be the same size. Remove the Sony logo and make top bezel the same width as the bottom one.

  • Kotatsu

    Thank you for looking cheap z5c!
    I can skip you in peace now.
    See you next year, z7c!

  • PDP16 Reloaded

    Not sure if Xperia Z1 compact is best, but it looks better than a Z5C
    Z5C just looks cheap.. even when that means paying a lot of money for cheap.

  • theskig

    Only on Z5 and Z5 Premium. No Compact.

  • theskig

    I had headphones in Z2 (with noise cancel) and Z3 Dual (normal)

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  • Akand

    Maybe Z5C looks a little bulky on photos and videos but in real life it looks nice and cleaner. My opinion.

  • Akand

    Only in photos. But in reality it looks very nice.

  • valentino

    using Xperia Z3 8months… no problem.. buy it 2nd hand.. no issue..
    change to Galaxy S6. great camera no issue but Ram Management like shit. going to change to Z4 or Z5 or even iphone 6.

  • Zeljko Kovacevic

    Give us 5.1.1 M2 and M2 aqua.

  • jokensy

    People here are complaining about Z5c being ugly but yet they will still buy it, Lol.

  • Peter Harwood

    That’s what I’ve found with it very slow! Old version was much better?

  • Peter Harwood

    Probably put a plastic edge round it to absorb shocks when dropped?

  • desy anggraeni

    I wait for sony Z5 out .

  • jokensy

    I think Sony will survive losing a customer…like you ;-)

  • MarkLastiwka

    have you or @disqus_zIOlxNlrlf:disqus held it yet? I keep hearing different things and would like to know from someone who has actually held it.

    I won’t be able to touch it as Sony Canada won’t be selling the Compact in Canada, but I may still find a way to buy it.

  • Joshua Phillis

    If the charging ‘hatch’ is compromised, then you drop it in water what do you think would happen. The flaps can be bought cheaply on ebay.
    I dropped my z1c and then found later the charging flap had a split in it, so I bought new flaps and problem fixed.

    I think people that winge about xperias quality are either a rare case or you just upgraded from your old nokia brick phone that was near indestructable. These are smart phone, they need a certain amount of care (case for example).

    I’m not trying to attack you but sometimes we gotta be realistic and take responsibilty for ourselves.

  • kido

    z5c is soo ugly i’ll get the z5 instead :p

  • Arngrim

    I’ll give ya an answer withing 24 hours, getting my hands on a Z5C White in the store tomorrow!

  • Arngrim

    Its a review unit, so they don’t come with. Reason is probably becasue both videos are from the Nordic countries and we get sony headphones with our Z5 Compact over here.

  • Joe Black

    I mention Samsung because I’m a frequent XDA user and I saw how many people complained about scratches. Meanwhile, I’m using Z3 Compact, not a single issue.

  • Joe Black

    Yea, agreed. My personal opinionthough, I don’t like the front camera and sensors standing out from the white color, so I always get black.

  • Cakefish

    Bulky? It’s 0.3mm thicker. That’s merely 3.5% thicker.

  • Dhany Wibiksana

    No phone strap… Come On Sony, your design is much better than this one and your phone is different than other, I’m gonna keep my z2 cuz had phone strap so I can put in my neck strap along with my corporate tag.

  • anGel_pLayer

    Did you even watch the video? Or at the very least, look at the last image.

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  • Rizky Maulana

    0.3mm thinner than z3c, but…. Ah sudah lah… :v

  • Battal

    Mini Spongebob .

  • Shubham Mutreja

    Z5 is more like a Mr. silent gentleman. it doesn’t grab attention much,just sits in a corner silently and z3c is more like a flashy cool dude.
    Everyone notices this dude and praises its looks!

  • Carls Alvin

    I love this mobile, is so beautiful and stylish

  • inspire

    Have already told them a couple of times! Even wrote on their feedback/forum form but they just don’t do it :(
    Well, bigger full screen ads = more money!

  • Akand

    Yes. I played with it at IFA. Z5C with white and graphite black colour are pretty enough to grab. This time frosted glass back panel makes the devices more cleaner, anti fingerprint. Back glasses won’t shine anymore though. But they will never look dirty because of fingerprint.
    Performance wise devices are pretty smooth as always.
    Only things I don’t like about Z5C are two colours: yellow and reddish one (maybe it’s coral). This two are only for female users I think.
    If you really want to buy it, I would recommend you to grab graphite black one. This color is more attractive than normal black.

  • Karim

    the z3 compact is way more attractive

  • MarkLastiwka

    That’s great, but you still haven’t mentioned if the edge is metal or not. I find it weird that everyone who has done a hands on has never mentioned what the material of the Z5 Compact is. All they mention is that the back is frosted glass.

  • Shubham Mutreja

    Designs likes are subjective. Right?
    BTW i loved both z3c and z5c……but damn that chrome Z5P!!!
    It is just grabbing my eye balls.

  • fluxx

    Off-topic but true.

  • fluxx

    Maybe personal taste, but I prefer the new Z5c, it’s way more catchy. The translucent plastic on the Z3c felt cheap when holding it in hand, I didn’t understand their design decision then.

  • Psykhe

    I honestly wish it was plastic.

    That glass back of the Z5c the the main reason why I am not sure if I will buy it.
    You can see how “smart” that design choice is at the Z3c in the photo…

  • Khillo81

    It’s not ugly per se, but for me it’s a step down from the design of Z3C and Z1C. When the Z1C came out, I regretted buying the Z1 and was thinking my next phone would be a Sony compact. Now with this design and color options, I’m not sure. Plus, I’ve gotten used to the size and shape of my phone. Maybe I’ll go for the Z5…

  • Arngrim

    Just went there to check it out, and it’s “plastic” it’s very sturdy plastic though, but definetly plastic.

  • MarkLastiwka

    Why can’t they make it with metal too?! Ugh…

  • Arngrim

    After getting my hands-on on this in the local phone store.. i’m thinking about grabbing the regular Z5. The Z5C is tiny! Way more tiny that it looks in most videos. I did like the way it felt in the hand, but boy did buttons and screen icons feel tiny. Meanwhile i held a Z3 in my hand and it felt good, didnt feel big.. still worried about pocketability though, Z5C will fit way easier in a pocket.

  • Niklas Schlosser

    Am I the only one who really likes this new minimalistic design?

  • Kiran Kumar Bokkesam

    yes, it seems to be, indeed!

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