Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is iconic, a leap forward.
We shared last week that Sony may be actually launching a 4K mobile with the worlds highest resolution on a smartphone screen and the higher ever PPI – 806.
I was not certain that will Sony will break the norm and will take this extraordinary step.
Last iterations from the brand, the Xperia Z3+ or the Z4 were not impressive. There was nothing exciting in these in comparison to the Xperia Z3.
Besides, there was a news about Sony Selling the mobile division as it is not doing well, reported by the leading websites like Forbes, business insider, Bloomberg, the Verge.
But now with this new mind-blowing 4K Display mobile Sony has declared that they are in the business and are fighting to keep it alive. Also, they will beat the shit out of the competition.
Samsung is first to launch the 2K displays or the Fingerprint scanners or the curved led displays and is ahead of most rivals currently.
However, this time it is Sony which has beaten Samsung or other companies to launch the most revolutionary display.
The Sony Z5 Premium may not be the best phone but it has done well for the brand which was not seen any longer as innovative or cutting-edge technology provider.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium was unveiled with the other two flagship smartphones at the Berlin IFA conference. The other two smartphones are Sony Xperia Z5 and the Sony Xperia Compact.
Key Specs and Features
For starters, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has 4K (3840*2160) 5.5-inch display with 806 PPI. The display is clear and sharp in comparison to most low resolutions screens. In fact, it offers 4 times the resolution for a Full HD TV.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Octa -Core processor Snapdragon 810, that even powers the OnePlus 2 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Plus.
Additionally, it has the Adreno 430 GPU to offer you 4K gaming experience.
Moreover, the mobile will come in chrome, gold and black colors with the shiny back and metallic edged frame.
The OS is Android Lollipop 5.1 which runs along with the Sony UI. We have 3 GB of DDR3 RAM which is adequate to run latest Android games and for multi-tasking.
Further, it comes with 32 GB internal storage that is expandable upto 200 GB using a micro-sd card.
Tragically, it lacks the Dual sim support and comes with one nano sim slot. It supports 4G LTE and native 3G and 2G networks.
For photography, we have an incredible 23 Megapixel lens camera with Exmor Rs sensor with F 1/2.3 aperture size. The camera has G lens technology that helps you take clear images in the low and artificial light.
Additionally, it comes with Bionz image processing engine which helps in processing images faster. The video camera has 4K video recording capabilities and if you have a 4K TV you can stream the videos on the TV as well.
Moreover, the camera comes with ultra-fast focus capability and can focus images as fast as 0.03 seconds. There is a dedicated camera button on one side of the mobile that you can use to capture images.
For selfies, the front camera is 5 MP and comes with steady shot technology and a 25 mm wide angle lens. Also, The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a fingerprint scanner on one of the sides for easy locking and unlocking.
Battery Life, Connectivity and Price
Furthermore, it comes with a massive 3430 mAH battery capacity that offers Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging support. We will have to wait some more days to get the information, how long the battery lasts with the Ultra High definition display. However, Sony claims that battery can go beyond 1 day.
The other technologies that enhance the experience are the clear audio+ and the PS4 remote play.
The phone weighs 180 grams and has a thickness of 7.8 mm which is not too much considering it has a 5.5-inch screen.
Lastly, the phone is Water and dustproof (IP65 and IP68) which is again another cool feature you get when you buy a Sony flagship.
Barring the Dual Sim support, Sony has left no stone unturned with the latest flagship. However, we will have more details when it actually launches in India.
The smartphone is expected to cost 55K and will compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 6 edge Plus and iPhone 6s.