Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review: Release Date, Price & Specs

If you ever asked for a 4K screen smartphone, Sony obviously heard you, and the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium presents to the world of flagship smartphones her first ever 4K smartphone.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The technology world was stunned to see the first 4K smartphone – The Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium. The Xperia Z5 Premium is one of the trio that was announced by Sony in the IFA 2015. Others in the Xperia Z5 range include the Sony Xperia Z5 and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. Here’s all we know about the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM REVIEW: RELEASE DATE AND PRICE

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium would be available starting from November even though the regular Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact model have been available since October.

We do not have the official price of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium yet but Clove  has put the Xperia Z5 Premium up for pre-order at £629.

SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM REVIEW: DESIGN

The Sony XPeria Z5 Premium has a shiny mirrored finish and is the largest of the three phones in the Xperia Z5 range. The Z5 Premium will be available in Chrome, Gold and Black options.

Apart from the shiny finish, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has the same design features as its brothers in the Z5 range. This means its waterproof with only a flap to cover the slot which houses the SIM-card and Micro-SD.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The flat fingerprint sensor inbuilt power button is also characterized by the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The placement on the phone makes it really outstanding since it lies exactly where the thumb normally sits on the phone.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a thickness of 7.8mm and is a slightly thicker than the regular Xperia Z5 and weighs 180g.

SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM REVIEW: HARDWARE AND SPECS

The 4K screen seems most likely to be the most exciting part of the Sony Xperia Z5 specs. Sony made a quantum jump and skipped the Quad HD display entirely and instead offered us a resolution which many people have not yet seen on their television or computer monitor yet – the 4K screen.

Offering a 2160×3840 resolution, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a 5.5in display and a pixel density of 806ppi. Apart from the 4K screen, is there any reason to pick the Xperia Z5 Premium over other models in the Z5 range?

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and a Micro-SD card slot that supports up to 200GB.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium also has the 23MP sensor camera which auto-focuses at 0.03 seconds and zooms digitally up to x5 without a loss of quality and also has the best low light performance.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a larger battery – 3430mAh capacity compared to 2900mAh on the regular Z5 model. The extra battery capacity might not necessarily mean an extra battery life as the 4K display screen might just be a battery sucker. Sony claims the Xperia Z5 Premium has up to two days battery life like the other phones in the Xperia Z5 range.

SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM REVIEW: SOFTWARE

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium would ship with Android version 5.1 Lollipop O.S. We are quite sure to see an upgrade from Sony when the flagship hits the market.

Users are allowed the freedom to customise the quick settings so you can make sure the ones you use the most are there.

Xperia add-ons such as wallpapers, widgets and apps such as Walkman and PlayStation are on the Xperia Z5 Premium.

Other third-party apps such as such as Dropbox, Facebook, Office Suite, Vine, Spotify and AVG are pre-loaded on the Xperia Z5 but can also be uninstalled at users’ will.

SONY XPERIA Z5 PREMIUM REVIEW: SPECS

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 5in 4K IPS (2160×3840, 806ppi)
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD slot (up to 200GB)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 23Mp rear camera AF with LED Flash
  • 5Mp front camera
  • Video recording at up to 2160p
  • Wi-Fi up tp 11.ac
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE Cat 6
  • Nano-SIM
  • 3430mAh battery
  • Dust and waterproof (IP68)
  • Size – 76x154x7.8mm
  • Weight – 180g

 

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

We are really excited by the radical jump Sony took to the 4K screen, this together with features like the 23MP rear camera, 3GB RAM and Micro-SD card support makes the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium a phone to be desired by many.

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