Sony hasn’t broken its stride so far in 2015, having announced three flagship styled devices at IFA, it has since gone about releasing two of them. The Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are both available to purchase now, offering up powerful specs and top notch features to anyone willing to stump up the cash.
But should you invest now or wait for Sony’s third device – the Xperia Z5 Premium? Here are five reasons you should save up that cash for the impending device instead of cashing out now!
The majority of us will have heard about 4K, but will often relate it to devices like TV screens or PC monitors. However, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium brings the Ultra-High Definition technology into our pockets, and it looks superb.
Sony’s gone all out with the display, utilising the technology it’s created with its TV department to make for the best display yet on any mobile phone. It gives the phone a whopping 806 pixels per inch, which is ten times more than that of a full HD TV.
Also, the screen even upscales video and images to meet the 4K demands, making pictures and clips look better than ever – all with a screen that’s only 5.5” (that’s the same size as an iPhone 6s Plus).
What’s cool? Colours are kind of cool, metal’s a bit better, but if you really want to reach the epitome of coolness, chrome is where you need to be. The Z5 Premium packs exactly that, with a reflective chrome chassis it works just like a mirror, offering one of the best designs we’ve ever seen.
The build itself is as immaculate as ever, sizing up at just 7.8mm thick and tipping the scales at 180g, the Z5 Premium isn’t too bulky despite featuring a larger display. Also, the new Sony construction makes the device easier than ever to handle, which is vital for quick and easy use.
You can forget sticking a plastic case on this handset, even with the inherent risk of leaving it unprotected, it’s just too good to hide behind a corny smartphone case…
You might have thought that by packing a 4K display that you’d be using a smartphone that lasts the best part of 20 minutes before requiring a charge. But that’s not the case with this stamina focused smartphone, which provides a whopping two day battery life.
You didn’t misread that, the Z5 Premium can survive for a full two days without issue as long as you don’t go overboard with your location based apps or games. This is unheard of for most any smartphone on the market – let alone one which rocks a fully functional 4K screen.
Of course, we don’t think it will last the full 48 hours if you sit there watching movies all day, but under regular use it should be able to push that boundary, especially if you decide to make use of low power mode.
You know when you buy a new iPhone 6s or Samsung Galaxy S6, you’re joining a club which isn’t all that exclusive – with millions of devices shipped in the UK alone, let alone worldwide. However, whilst the Z5 Premium will no doubt be sought after, it’s likely to cost a fair bit – which means less of your pals will have it.
So, whilst they’re boasting about their latest feature which countless others will possess, you can rest assured knowing that they won’t be boasting a phone nearly as exclusive as yours. On top of this, you’ll likely draw plenty of looks when you pull it out on the bus or train.
If you don’t like being the centre of attention you might want to avoid getting it out all that often though!
Admittedly, 4K video recording isn’t quite as cool as 4K video playback on the Xperia Z5 Premium, plenty of other phones can now bring in 2160p quality video. The likes of the iPhone 6s, Xperia Z5 and even the Z4 can handle this task, but there’s one difference to shout about with the Z5 Premium.
All of the 4K video you capture can be played back in all of its glory right away! No need to copy the footage (which often comes in at a hefty size) and then play it through your TV or monitor, it plays back straight away in the highest possible quality.
Plus, you can pause this video and take snapshots which are a super sharp 8 megapixels in quality. This means that those screenshots don’t have to be second rate anymore, they can be right up there alongside pictures you take with the phone’s top notch camera!
Written by Luke Hatfield