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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact lands in Europe
During IFA 2015 earlier this month, Sony unveiled its Xperia Z5 Range and slated the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact for release next month (with the 4k-enabled Xperia Z5 Premium landing in November). Fans of mini smartphones can now rejoice as the Xperia Z5 Compact has launched early and is now available to buy in several countries in Europe.
In the UK, retailer Carphone Warehouse has listed the smartphone for £450 SIM free and unlocked and is the only retailer offering the White and Coral colours, while MVNO GiffGaff will sell you one for £429 or £18.50 per month over two years. Amazon UK is also set to offer the Xperia Z5 Compact from October 5th while Sony has currently listed the handset as pre-order for £429.
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For those wanting the Xperia Z5 Compact on a postpaid plan, carrier O2 has a range of plans available and is currently the only place listing the Yellow Z5 Compact as a colour option. Plans start at £37.50 per month for the 32GB storage variant, which gives you unlimited minutes and texts with 1GB 4G LTE data each month.
Elsewhere in Europe, Sony’s official store seems to be the best place to buy the new Xperia Z5 Compact. In Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden, the local Sony store is listing the handset as in stock. In Germany, Sony has it listed as pre-order but you can pick one up from Amazon, if you can find stock that is.
Sony’s Xperia Z5 Compact is the latest in the company’s quite popular Compact range, which aims to bring the specs of the flagship in a smaller and more-manageable body. As you might expect, the Z5 Compact features many of the specs found in the Xperia Z5 including a fingerprint sensor, IP68 dust and water resistance, LTE Cat 6, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and a 23MP rear G-Lens camera.
The key differences are a smaller 4.6-inch 720p display (versus 5.2-inch 1080p) and a smaller battery but based on the specs list and our first hands on back at IFA, the Z5 Compact definitely has what it takes to be a success. What do you think of Sony’s latest Compact and do you intend to buy one? Let us know your views down below guys!