T E S T E D & R AT E D
Z5 Compact may come in a pocket-friendlier form factor, it has its minor share of flaws. First off, the sides are made of matte plastic instead of the usual aluminum found on the other Z5 devices. This makes it a little less sturdy, but it looks arguably better, being a singular, seamless piece. On the back is frosted glass that is still more scratch-resistant than plastic, but it does give the feeling that it's more prone to getting marks compared to a crisp piece of glass. That said, all of these do make it more grip-friendly when you hold it in your hands, even if you've recently dipped your hands into a pool of melted butter.
On performance, the Xperia Z5 Compact may have 1GB of RAM less than its siblings, but it does have less pixels to churn out, which should make performance comparable. In fact, here are the results of our usual list of benchmarks. The Xperia Z5 Compact managed a score of 26,289 on 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, 4,966 on PCMark, 28,466 on Quadrant, and an average of 59.3 fps on Epic Citadel running on Ultra High Quality. It would also last eight hours and 21 minutes of continuous use, but under more realistic use scenarios, still easily last you two days.