28 Sep Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Is Here
After a long while, Sony finally announced the release of their latest flagship smartphone series, the Sony Xperia Z5, which was eagerly expected. Sony had created quite a stir with the first Xperia Z, a flagship that put the Sony smartphone brand back on the map since the separation from the partners at Ericsson. While Sony really tried to establish quite a wide array on phones, which were targeting every niche from entry level to flagship, it never caught on, not until the stellar success of the Xperia Z line and the waterproof gimmick – yes, they were the first to introduce IP68 certified smartphones.
The actual flagship of the series is the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, which is a 5.5 inches smartphone that features the first 4k display screen, with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels it barely manages to fit the bill, but the 806 ppi pixel density is really unheard of. This display is actually so ridiculously packed with density and contrast, it needs a 3430 mAh battery. The whole smartphone is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, with the Adreno 430 GPU. There is 32 GB of internal memory, expandable with microSD cars to up to 200 GB. Random access memory is outfitted with a 3 GB RAM, more than enough to run anything that is currently available, including multi-tasking and video editing apps.
The camera is perhaps the best camera Sony ever installed in one of their smartphones. It is a 23 MP camera, with a 1/2.3” Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor and hybrid autofocus 0.03 sec, 5x clear image zoom, up to 8x digital zoom, wide-angle G Lens (24mm), up ot ISO 12800 photo and 3200 video, SteadyShot intelligent active mode video stabilisation, 4K video recording and pulse LED flash. The secondary camera is clearly meant for selfie-shots and video conferencing at only 5 MP, but it still manages full HD video at 1080p@30fps.
Now besides this being the top flagship model of Sony, the Xperia Z5 Premium will still be offered for a price that is quite ambitious when compared with other flagship models, the Z5 compact, a 4.6 inch smartphone, starts with a list price, no contract, at 429 quid, the top Z5 Premium version is £629. This is pretty in the range of iPhones – although there is no contest there, no matter what the Apple PR imagines – but also within the range of the latest Samsung top models. This is definitely a statement by Sony, which reads that Sony is not going to bow down and simply let others trump with their flagship models and take the cream of customers away. Sony Xperia Z5 premium can stand there with the best anyone else can offer and be awesome at it. Deal with it.