News by Luke Jones on Monday September 14, 2015.
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Sony often tries to sweeten the deal of its flagships in Europe. Indeed, if you shop around you could find the Xperia Z3 when it launched vastly below its flagship list price, and we expect the situation to be the same again with the Xperia Z5 (not the Premium though). The Xperia Z5 Compact will also be sold with an incentive in the Old Continent, namely a free pair of MDR-10RC headphones.This offer is limited to Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden as far as we can tell, with those who pre-order the Xperia Z5 Compact getting the free cups. This is not some throwaway pair of headphones either, they retail for $120 so offer a solid listening experience.
The Xperia Z5 Compact was launched today at IFA and comes with a 4.6-inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution, and while it would be great to see Sony bump this panel to 1080p by now, it is understandable that the company is keeping the Compact on that lower resolution to differentiate from the Xperia Z5 flagship. Away from the screen the specs are impressive and include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage that is expandable via micro SD card, a full flagship Exmor 23 megapixel camera that is stocked to the brim with leading technology and features, and a 5 megapixel front facing lens. A 2700mAh battery keeps the lights on and we are willing to bet that it will be one of the best performing juicers on the market. Like the rest of the Xperia Z5 range, the Compact comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the side lock button. All in all then another stunning small device from Sony, and in fact probably the best spec'd smartphone with a small screen.
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