Sony Xperia Z5 review
Sony Xperia Z5 review
The Sony Xperia Z5 has launched, along with its smaller cousin the Xperia Z5 Compact and ahead of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, due to launch in October. The specifications of the Sony Xperia Z5 are out of this world and includes Sony’s best smartphone camera ever.
This review is currently based on the projected specs which are rumoured to feature on the upcoming phone. Please note that we can't confirm that the details below are 100% true until the handset is launched. The Xperia Z5 is being linked to a September 2nd launch.
The Sony Xperia Z5 utilises premium materials in its design including the popular glass panel front. IP68 certified, the Xperia Z5 is dust and water resistance, making this a smartphone that yearns for adventure and can withstand the rigours of everyday life.
The 5.2” QHD display boasts a highly defined resolution of 2560 x 1400 pixels. The experience is powered by an octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, which gives it equally the most processing power on the market.
The internal memory of 64GB is extremely generous and will hold bountiful amounts of videos, pictures, apps and files.
Phone Set Up
The phone set up is simplified by the familiarity that most will have with the Android OS. The Sony Xperia Z5 has the latest Android Lollipop v5.1 OS.
The Sony Xperia Z5 features a powerful 20.7MP camera. Along with features such as Auto Scene Recognition, HDR and video recording, the Xperia Z5 features a Hybrid Autofocus system.
The Hybrid Autofocus combines phase detection AF, for a focusing speed of 0.25-seconds and detection AF for precision contrast. Perfect focus can now be achieved, even when objects are moving or are located in the corners of the frame.
Camera & Video
The Sony Xperia Z5 has Sony’s best ever smartphone camera and one that is quite possibly the best camera in any smartphone today. The 23MP resolution is almost twice that of Apple’s iPhone 6s, and it is paired with a 5MP portrait camera that has a 25mm wide-angle lens.
The Hybrid Autofocus combines phase detection AF, for a focusing speed of 0.03-seconds and detection AF for precision contrast. Perfect focus can now be achieved, even when objects are moving or are located in the corners of the frame.
For the first time since the Xperia Z1, Sony has completely re-imagined the camera module. The Xperia Z5 has a 24mm wide-angle G Lens, Sony image sensor and pulse LED flash, for capturing images at night without noise or blur.
Sony’s Image Zoom technology is five times more powerful and ensures there is no loss of quality when zooming in on an image. 4K video recording is also possible and Steady Shot with an Intelligent Active Mode ensures that jolts while recording are completely counterbalanced. This enables 4K video recording while walking, riding a bike, skiing or skating.
The Sony Xperia Z5 has a 2,900mAh battery and while this isn’t the largest battery ever placed into a smartphone, it is pretty close. Under average usage tests the battery keeps you in the action for two days. The Xperia Z5 also supports Quick Charge 2.0, although Sony have yet to confirm if the charger required will be included in the box.
Quick Charge 2.0 will allow this smartphone to charge to a full days power in 45 minutes or if time is short 5.5 hours of power can be gained in just ten minutes.
Written by: Michael Brown