The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is the high-performance handset hidden inside a small frame. We know it has excellent hardware, but what you may not know about it is that Sony's Xperia UI interface also provides some great features. To help you get the most from it, here are our best Xperia Z5 Compact tips and tricks.
1. Double tap to wake: a better way to wake your phone
You’d have to be mad not to use double tap to wake as it is one of the best smartphone features around. Instead of pressing the power button to wake your device, simply double tap on the screen. Once you start using double tap to wake, you’ll never go back.
Head to settings > display > double tap to wake to enable it.
2. Glove Mode: for when you're hands are covered in wool
With the winter weather setting in you might want to start using Glove Mode for the times you're outside in your woollies. Glove Mode means that the screen recognizes taps and presses even when you're wearing gloves, perfect for when you're outdoors in the cold.
Head to settings > display > glove mode and enable it
3. Smart backlight control: for when you're reading
Smart backlight control ensures that your device display remains on when you are holding your device, but switches off when you put it down (after how long depends on your screen timeout settings). It's a great way to stop your screen switching off when you're reading text or looking at a picture.
Go to settings > display > smart backlight control and switch it on.
4. Themes: to make your phone look awesome
The Sony Xperia devices can take advantage of some excellent themes which change the look of your device. Though some of them cost money, and many of them focus on current Sony promotions, like its movies, they are worth checking out because they offer a cool way to make your device really stand out.
Go to settings > themes and pick your favorite.
5. Power management: to save battery life
Sony's smartphones are known for having good battery life and power options and the Xperia Z5 Compact is no exception. Go to settings > power management you will see a number of potential ways to extend battery life.
Queue background data
Queue background data saves power by sending background data at set intervals. This does not include data like new messages, for example, so you can keep it enabled without worrying.
Low battery mode
This is a feature that restricts your device when it reaches a certain level of battery life. While this can temporarily remove important features like Wi-Fi and Mobile data, it may be worth it to preserve your battery. I would recommend switching off are "vibrate on Touch", "image enhancement", and "auto sync" at least when using this mode, as these aren't essential.
Do you have any other great Xperia Z5 tips we should know about? Tell us in the comments.