Sony Xperia Z5 color range

If you feel like the Xperia Z5 Premium with its 5.5-inch 4K display is too large or you don't need quite that many pixels on your screen, one of the other two new models announced by Sony today could be a good alternative. The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact share many of the Premium model's specifications, including the camera, and essentially only differ in screen size and resolution. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z3+, the Xperia Z5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. The Compact model is for those users who prefer a smaller device and features a 4.6-inch 720p display. 

In the camera department, these new Sony models come with the same specification. For the first time since the Xperia Z1 there has been significant change in the camera module and a 23MP 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor is paired with an F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash. Sony claims the hybrid AF system, which combines contrast and phase detect technologies, makes the Z5 series the fastest focusing camera phones in the business at 0.03 seconds. It also says that low light performance has been improved over the Xperia Z3+.

Changes have also been made to the camera app. The 23MP full resolution mode is now also available in Superior Auto which previously had been limited to 8MP and 16:9 aspect ratio. Now you can choose between 8MP (16:9), 20MP (16:9) and 23MP (4:3). The Touch Focus feature allows you to touch anywhere on the live view image to focus and capture the image in one go. 

The Android operating system is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system chip and 3GB of RAM (2GB on the Compact model). 32GB of on-board storage can be expanded by up to 200GB via microSD card. The fingerprint reader for increased security is a new addition but the new models feature a similarly boxy design as previous Xperia Z devices, including the dedicated camera button. They are also waterproof with a coverless microUSB port. The build quality is once again more than adequate for a premium device, with a metal frame and frosted glass on the back. The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will launch globally in October, though no details on pricing have been released yet.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact color range

Key Specifications:

  • 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS image sensor
  • F2.0
  • 24mm equivalent focal length
  • Hybrid AF
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4K video
  • 5MP front camera, 25mm equivalent focal length 
  • 5.2-inch 1080p display (Z5) / 4.6-inch 720p display (Z5 Compact)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC
  • 3GB RAM (Z5) / 2GB (Z5 Compact)
  • 32GB storage
  • MicroSD slot
  • 2900 mAh (Z5) / 2700 mAh (Z5 Compact) battery
  • Dedicated shutter button