Sony has made a statement that the best of mobile technology can come in a package of 3; hence, they have brought us the Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, and the Z5 Compact. The Premium is the world’s first 4K screen phone, while the Compact is a compact mobile powerhouse. Selecting which one to get may not be a matter of what features to get (as the three have slight differences among each other) as it may be a matter of how much money are you willing to shell out. Nonetheless, in this review, we are going to take a look at the regular Z5
The Sony Xperia Z5 is a Premium Phone Right Out of the Box
Reading the specs on paper for the Sony Xperia Z5 doesn’t really show the extents of what the mobile phone can handle. If you’re reading the specs and features, it would make you think that only a little has been changed since the Z4. However, that way of thinking can ultimately change once you get the chance to experience the handset for yourself.
As for the Xperiz Z5‘s features, there is a 5.2-inch display that is capable of 16-million colors. The screen has an 1,080 x 1,920 resolution and is brought to us with UPS LCD capacitative touchscreen technology. Bring that with Sony’s own X Reality with Triluminous technology, along with a Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, and you get on-screen picture quality unlike other phones can handle. And the screen is scratch-resistant as well.
The phone comes out with the Android OS v5.1.1 Lollipop software along with the familiar Xperia Launcher. Under the phone, you will get an Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 which features a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 and an Adreno 430 GPU with 3GB of RAM. For those who do not understand all those tech jargon, simply put, the phone is a major powerhouse and can deliver great graphics such as games and other apps with minimal lags.
At the back of the phone is the familiar 23-megapixel camera that is now capable of delivering 2160p videos at 30 frames-per-second. The front camera is a modest 5.1-megapixel snapper.
The battery is a 2,900mAh non-removable cell, but this is perhaps the premium Xperia lineup’s most defining feature – it’s 2-day battery life. Many have sworn as they have tried and tested the power behind the Sony Xperia technology in delivering above average battery life into their smartphone. While many mobile phones in today’s market would require the device to be charged at least once a day, the Z5 (along with most of the other Z-series) are capable of withstanding moderate to heavy use and will still let you get by at least until tomorrow.
Perhaps the only downside that can be found in the regular Sony Xperia Z5 is that it is heavier than the Z4 (or Z3+ depending on where you’re from). But the added weight is justifiable by its more than premium specs and features.