Flagship handsets may have remained at the 5-inch+ display mark this past year but it doesn’t mean those out there who still prefer a smaller form factor have to make the switch just yet. Sony believes this too, which is the reason why their third generation pocket-friendly Xperia Z5 Compact has retained a 4.6-inch display from the Z3 Compact before it, but has seen a range of improvements under the hood to put it in the company of much larger flagship competitors.
The deciding factor is whether you’d be keen on forking out the coin for a fairly unassuming device, or opt for something more premium in appearance that mightn’t necessarily be as easy to wield.
If there’s one thing that’s caught on over the past few years amongst the younger generation, it’s selfies, and that’s exactly the segment Sony have their sights set on with their latest mid-ranger, the Xperia C5 Ultra.
Packing a rather discreet 13MP camera on its rear and a gargantuan 22mm wide-angle 13MP sensor up front — with an almost equally large flash LED — it’s clear this handset wants to leave an strong impression. So then, does it?
When it first launched as a successor to the Nexus 4, the 2013 Nexus 5 from LG took everything that made the Nexus 4’s affordable price tag and amped it up, considerably. The original Nexus 5 brought truly flagship specs at a price-point unmatched by its competitors. For that it has gone down as a favourite amongst many for what the collaboration between LG and Google managed to accomplish in a product that’s still more than able to hold its own with the latest Android Marshmallow update.
Given the success Google achieved with the Nexus 5’s enticing price wasn’t repeated the following year with the pricier Nexus 6, it’s no wonder Google sought a return to form for the Nexus ...