Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Overview

Announced Sep 2, 2015 •
5.5 screen | 23 megapixels (rear) | 5 megapixels (front)
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Announced Sep 2, 2015
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Sony's brand new top-end smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, shares the majority of its specification with the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact but the Z5 Premium comes with one standout-feature: it's the first production smartphone to offer a 4K screen resolution. In combination with a 5.5-inch diagonal it offers an exorbitant pixel density of 806 ppi which, according to Sony, is great for watching 4K video content and viewing images.

In most other areas, including the camera, the Z5 Premium is more or less identical to the other new models. A 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor is combined with a F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash. A new hybrid AF system uses both contrast and phase detect methods and, according to Sony, can focus an image in only 0.03 seconds, which would make it the fastest AF system on any current smartphone camera. Improved sensor technology also leads to better low light performance and new camera app features include Touch Focus that lets you focus and capture an image at the same time by tapping the screen.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage are wrapped in a premium quality metal and glass body that, as in previous Xperia Z models, is water and dust proof. Storage is expandable by up to 200GB via microSD card and the fingerprint reader on the edge increases security and allows for mobile payments. Mobile photographers will especially appreciate the dedicated two-stage shutter button.

Quick specs
OS Google Android
OS Version 5.1.1
Front camera effective pixels 5 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 23 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 5520 x 4140
Rear camera focal length 24 mm
Rear camera aperture 2
Camera physical shutter release Yes (two-stage)
Camera image stabilization No
Video camera recording format 2160p, 30fps
LCD size 5.5
Built in memory 3GB RAM, 32GB storage
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
Dimensions 154 x 76 x 8 mm (6.08 x 2.98 x 0.31)

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