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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact




Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (SIM Free / UK)

Experience the world's best smartphone camera!

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is the slimmed down version of Sony's new 2015 flagship Android phone. It offers the same performance in a smaller package, including the incredible all-new 23 MP camera module, with lossless 5x Clear Zoom and under 0.1 second autofocus.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

At Clove Technology we go the extra mile to providing you with the latest technology.

Like our other smartphones, this is an official UK version of the Xperia Z5 Compact, including 3pin UK mains charger, 24 month Sony warranty and is unlocked for use on all UK & European networks with a nano SIM card.

This E5823 model is also certified for use on global GSM and data networks, please check the specifications for LTE support outside of Europe.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact SIM Free UKReasons to buy the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • All new 23 MP Sony camera sensor
  • Lossless 5x Clear Zoom and <0.1 second autofocus
  • 4.6” HD resolution IPS LCD Screen
  • 64 bit octa-core processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 & 2GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage & micro SD support up to 200 GB

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact will be available with 32GB of main storage in Graphite Black and Coral colour options.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • 3 pin UK Sony UCH20 fast charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • Documentation


Sony want to make waves in 2015 with the whole Z5 family boasting the world's best smartphone camera. It's getting harder for big manufacturers to make their phones different, so Sony's decision to completely rework a critical component is a welcome move.

Getting the best camera experience is important for a wide range of people. Be it teenagers and clubbers looking for the perfect selfie, or the outdoorsy types among us spending a weekend climbing rolling countryside hills.

If getting the best out of your smartphone's camera is important, Sony want to make sure a phone from the Z5 family is your first choice.

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23 Megapixel 1/2.3” Exmor RS™

Making an industry leading camera is no easy feat. Sony have developed new hardware and software technology for the task.

First up is the new 23 Megapixel 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ For Mobile sensor. Picking out more detail than any mobile camera module before, this new sensor can only be found inside Z5 range smartphones.

Sony's G Lens incorporates a wide-angle 24mm lens - this takes in more light than competitors and allows you to frame wide shots with ease. Add to this improvements to the Bionz Digital Image Processing for more realistic colours and noise reduction in a variety of scenarios.

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Hybrid Autofocus and SteadyShot

Any modern camera fan will tell you it's not just about hardware, you need decent software to make a good camera too.

Sony have put work in here too, developing the new ultra-fast Hybrid Autofocus. This is capable of focussing in just 0.03 seconds (in accordance with CIPA guidelines) and made possible with two complementary technologies: contrast-detection for accuracy and phase-detection for speed.

Hybrid Autofocus offers you the chance to point and shoot complex landscapes or motion shots faster than ever before. The system also adjusts automatically to keep important subjects clear as you move.

This even happens during 4K video capture, plus SteadyShot technology compensates for movement.

The enhanced Touch Capture function lets you tap anywhere on screen, to immediately focus there and take the shot, all in one single gesture.

Try the new Clear Image Zoom - a 5x lossless digital zoom function. This enlarges your view without the ususal noise and blurring found with digital zooms.

Enjoy yourself

If you thought new phones were all about specifications then think again. Sony have also worked hard to provide a suite of interesting features to play with and accentuate the camera.

The AR Effect mode is great for silly editing - add stickers, doodles and messages, with extra packs available to download from Sony.

Similarly, AR Mask makes use of face-detection so you can swap faces around or cover them with masks before taking the shot - great for having some fun with selfies and group pictures.

Movie Creator can flick through the stored pictures on your phone and create a customisable slideshow based on their date or location when taken. There's also a host of post-editing tools to improve the look of any picture. How about trying the Style Portait mode to edit faces during or after the picture.

Intelligent Auto mode automatically picks a suitable preset scene from dozens, all depending on current environmental factors. There's scope for editing here too; you can modify scenes or individual settings to inject some personality in your pictures.

Lastly - launch the camera swiftly via a dedicated hardware button. Perfect for accessing the camera quickly when you may be doing something else, it also offers tactile control when taking a picture, removing your hand or finger from the screen.

Android 5.1

Always striving to be at the front of mobile technology, the Z5 Compact is running Google's most recent 2015 version of Android at launch. Known as 5.1 Lollipop, this means you get the most stable and efficient version of Android to date.

There's also compatibility with Android's main extensions - Android Auto for vehicles and Android Wear for wearables.

Wearables that include Sony's own SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand 2 fitness tracker. There's also complete compatibility with the Google Chromecast streaming stick.


Sony Xperia Z5 Fingerprint ManagerAndroid Device Manager has provided remote security in Android for some time, although Sony have built on this with their own Xperia protection systems.

If you connect your Z5 Compact to a PC or Mac you will be prompted to install the Xperia companion software. Once connected, as long as your phone is turned on, you can locate it, make it ring, display a message or even factory wipe it.

Best of all you can even ensure the phone is totally locked down if stolen, making it impossible to to be unlocked, wiped or information retrieved without access to your personal credentials.

For some final security, make use of the new fingerprint sensor, built into the redesigned power button on the phone's right side. With this, no-one other than you or trusted others can unlock your phone.

Core Specifications

The Compact versions of Sony's Z range smartphones have always been about delivering high specifications in a smaller form factor.

The Z5 Compact continues this tradition, providing a more accessibly-sized smartphone, without compromising on power and functionality.

The 4.6" HD 720 x 1280 provides high quality colour reproduction and viewing angles, and helps to save on battery life when compared to larger, more resource-hungry devices.

Those after something a little larger and more detailed might be interested in the standard Z5. If you want to really push the boat out though, take a look at the incredible 4K-screened Z5 Premium.

Raw processing power is handled by Qualcomm's current Snapdragon 810 and helped out by 2GB of RAM.

The combination creates a worthy experience for power users, allowing for deep multitasking as well as delivering powerful 3D graphics.

As with any top of the range smartphone, you can expect a full range of connectivity options from dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct Miracast streaming and content sharing, assisted GPS with GLONASS and Beidou support, Bluetooth 4.1, MHL for HDMI output and NFC for one-touchpairing and payments.

PS4 Remote Play

Sony PS4 Remote PlayCurrently the industry leaders in the global console market, PS4 Remote Play allows you to stream content from your PS4 directly to your phone screen.

This can be anything from stored videos or music to fully installed PS4 games!

If someone else needs the TV, you can continue the action on your Xperia Z5 Compact smartphone.

The Dualshock 4 controller can be paired directly to any Xperia Z range device, and you can use the GCM10 Game Control Mount to hold the phone in a comfortable playing position.

Note - for best performance, PS4 Remote Play is recommended to be run on the same network, with the PS4 system having a wired LAN connection to the Internet.

Please Note: The Xperia Z5 Compact is waterproof and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap, but remember: all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed.

You should not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has Ingress Protection rating IP65/68.

For more info see Note the Xperia™ has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Custom SkinSony UI
  • Speed2 GHz & 1.5 GHz (2x quad-core)
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Octa Core 64-bit
  • OtherAdreno 430 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)200 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.6
  • TypeHD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 (323 ppi)
  • OtherChemical tempered glass Anti-fingerprint coating
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • SpeedLTE Cat 6 up to 300 Mbps (download)
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsaptX®, A2DP, LDAC, LE
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • Datamicro USB 2.0
  • Powermicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video OutHDMI via MHL (3.0)
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Camera
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels23 MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens1/2.3" Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor, Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm)
  • OtherHybrid Autofocus 0.03 sec, 5 x Clear Image Zoom, 8x Digital Zoom, Up to ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 Video, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation, Pulse LED Flash
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5.1 MP Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .mnv, .mp3, .mid, .xmf, .mxmf, .rtttl, .rtx, .ota, .imy, .ogg, .mkv, .mka, .wav, .flac, .wma (ASF), .dsf(DSF), .dff(DSDIFF), .mkv, .ac3, .ra
  • Recording
  • FormatsXvid / MP4 / H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity2,700 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 11 hours 30 min
  • 3GUp to 14 hours 50 min
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 520 hours
  • 3GUp to 520 hours
Dimensions127 x 65 x 8.9 mm
Weight 138 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherIP65/68, PlayStation Certified, PS4 Remote Play, Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio - Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, DSEE HX, High-res audio
Warranty24 months


Sony_Xperia_Z5_Compact_User_Guide.pdf Sony_Xperia_Z5_Compact_User_Guide.pdf (1537KB)
Xperia_Z5_Compact_White_Paper.pdf Xperia_Z5_Compact_White_Paper.pdf (635KB)



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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


Is this phone waterproof?

Yes, this phone is IP65 & IP68 rated. It can be submerged in fresh water to a depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Read more HERE.

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  • Mark 28/4/2016 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Excellent phone - I had an Xperia Z1 compact before and this phone is very similar. The general functionality has been improved and the camera has definitely improved. Good value phone for the current price! If you don't want the full sized version.

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