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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review

Score: 8.98/10

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is a top-level Android cellphone released a few years ago, packing a great Octa-Core processing unit clocking at 2000 MHz, an enormous 5.5-inches multi-touch screen, and two cameras, a 23 mega-pixels back side camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 system chip, including a high speed 2000 MHz Octa-Core CPU with a large 3 GB RAM memory. Graphic rendering often eats a lot of processing power, so it uses an extra Adreno 430 GPU speeding at 450 MHz to help the processor with those tasks. A great point of this phone is its 32 GB large internal storage and an SD card slot, allowing the user to store lots of applications, games, pictures and videos without even thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

Sony offers this cellphone in three different color options, black, gray and gold. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium combines Glass and Metal. Although this cellphone only has 6.08" long, it manages to contain a 5.5 inches display. This phone is just 0.31 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest devices nowadays. Sony has made a great optimization job making the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium weight just 6.35 ounces.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium includes a completely amazing 3840 x 2160 (4K) 5.5-inches screen, which makes all images and videos look absolutely perfect. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This cellphone offers WiFi connection (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A (4G) ultra fast connection type and also HSPA+ internet connection, which is a bit slower 4G type or the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This phone has dual SIM cards so it can to use 2 different phone numbers in the same phone.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 23 mega-pixels back camera and a 5 MP front camera. Its back camera has a F1.8 aperture so it can shoot detailed photographs even in dark situations. This cellphone also shoots videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and HD 1280x720 slow motion videos up to 60 fps. This camera also features a high number of valuable features: flash, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, fast burst mode, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, time lapse video and geo tagging.

This cellphone uses a huge 3430 mAh Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that provides this phone a great battery life. According to Sony, this phone has an aproximate 630 hours stand by time and a 15.2 hs talk time. An issue to consider is that this phone's battery isn't replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts losing capacity, whereas with such a great capacity you will probably buy a new phone before it becomes a real problem.

This cellphone also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (allows communication with other bluetooth phones, computers and accessories), FM Radio, GPS and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone is being sold for only 525 dollars, which is really low for such a great cellphone. If you are looking for a social phone, are looking for a work device, are an amateur photographer or will use it for playing games, you will definitely love this phone.



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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Sony
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Also Known As:Sony  Xperia Z5 Premium Dual||Sony  E6853
Dimensions:6.08 x 2.99 x 0.31 inchesMetric15.44 x 7.59 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:6.35 ouncesMetric180.02 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold and Gray
Materials:Glass and Metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-09-02
Price:$ 525.00 at Amazon

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:2160 x 3840 pixels (4K)
Pixel density:801 pixels per inchMetric315.35 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 430 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:No
Capacity:3430 mAh
Stand-by Time:630 hours
Talk Time:15.2 hours

Camera

Back camera:23 megapixels
    Aperture:f/1.80
    Sensor size:0.43 inches (1/2.3")
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (60 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, Smile Detection Shooting and Time Lapse Video

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor