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Sony Xperia Z5 Specification and Review

Sony Xperia Z5 Specification and Review

by RahulSeptember 22, 2015

Sony has recently launched the Xperia Z5 along with two other variants- the Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 compact. The phones are expected to arrive in shelves by October this year. The device will be available in four colors: Silver-White, Graphite-Black, Matt Green and Fir Green and can be ordered from Sony’s website.

Build and Design

If you know Sony or have been using it for quite some time, you wouldn’t be shocked to know that he Xperia Z5 hasn’t changed much from the Sony Xperia lineup and looks a lot like Xperia Z3+. The power button is now smaller and has an ‘Xperia’ stamp over it. The volume keys have moved closer to the dedicated shutter button because the power button now has a fingerprint scanner.

The Xperia Z5 comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS LCD display much like its other devices. So the resolution and pixel density remain the same. However, the 4K display and its quality are undeniable. Some users might not like the excessive saturation but the nicely balanced and sharp colors and images are definitely a plus and offer good outdoor visibility. It comes with great viewing angles and the touch recognition has further been optimized to recognize wet touch. It still won’t work underwater but you will not have to dry off a partially wet screen.



The Sony Xperia Z5 is the successor to Sony’s Xperia Z3+ and offers a waterproof design, IP65/IP68 dust-tight and a cap-less USB port. However, at the same time Sony has also advised its users to keep the phone away from water. The user interface is quite the same and not much has changed. It is powered by a 64 bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and supported by a 3GB RAM. The 32 GB internal storage can be expanded up to 200 GB via a microSD card.

In terms of snappers, Sony Xperia Z5 seems to have an upgrade. The smartphone now has a 23 MP Exmor sensor with super-fast auto focus of only 0.03 seconds. The enhanced camera module now utilizes a hybrid image stabilizer.

It is quite certain that the Sony Xperia Z5 is just an enhanced version of the Xperia Z3+. Even if the software update for Z3+ is as good as Sony claims it is, the gap will shrink even more. Considering these factors, it might be hard to justify buying the Xperia Z5 just for better camera and a finger print scanner.

PriceRs 23,000
OSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
SCREEN5.2 inches (~69.6% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)
CAMERA23 MP, 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
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