Sony launched the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium in October 2015. The variants of the phone come with slightly different specifications in each of them, though the he same processor is included across all devices.
We have listed the most important differentiators between the Z5 variants so you can choose what suits you most and make your pick easily.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact ($415 on Amazon)
The smallest variant of the phone, this one that comes with a 4.6” triluminos display screen (720 x 1280-pixel resolution), runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with two quad-core processors; 1.5GHz Cortex A-53 and 2GHz Cortex A-57.
Graphics are supported by an Adreno 430 GPU kit while the device is powered by a 2,700mAh battery, which is the least of all Z5 variants. The Xperia Z5 Compact also comes along with the least amount of RAM at 2GB.
Sony Xperia Z5 ($495 on Amazon)
The variant is mid-sized, with a triluminos display screen of 5.2″ with a full-HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels). The phone runs on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset as the Z5 Compact, packing the same Cortex A-53 and A-57 processors and Adreno 430 GPU kit too.
The Sony Xperia Z5 comes with 3GB of RAM for faster processing and a smoother user-experience. Along with a slightly larger screen, it also houses a better battery at 2,900mAh, for an extended usage cycle over the Z5 Compact variant.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium ($575 on Amazon)
This device comes with the best screen of the lot: 5.5” IPS LCD at a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels. The phone, like the other two variants, comes with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and the same processors and GPU kit. With 3GB of RAM, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium comes with a whopping 3,430mAh battery to power it.
All variants of the phone come along with 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 200GB with a micro-SD card. The rear of the devices come along with a 23MP camera lens with auto-focus and LED-flash. The front face of the devices houses a 5MP lens for video-calls and selfies.
All three phones provide great utility based on their specifications. If you’re looking for something small and nifty, the Xperia Z5 Compact should be your pick, but it may fall back on battery life and 2GB of RAM may not be enough to run intense games.
The Xperia Z5 makes a great buy over the other two unless you prefer a larger-sized screen, in which case you could always settle for the Z5 Premium.