At IFA 2015 in Berlin, Sony introduced three new devices: the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact and Premium Xperia Z5. On site, we had the chance to test the smartphones and it is the Z5 Premium Xperia, Sony’s surprise phone, which surprised us most. So, until its official release in November in France, here’s why you’ll melt before the new PHABLET Sony.
A stunning 4K screen
The Xperia Z5 Premium is the first smartphone in the world to offer a 4K Ultra HD display (2160 x 3840 pixels). It’s also not a surprise that innovation comes from Sony because its TV division is one of the most advanced in the industry.The marriage between the smartphone and 4K is certainly a success. The result is simply stunning on the 5.5 inch screen of the terminal. The quality of photos and video playback are breathtaking.
Critics of 4K advance that such a definition is not necessary on a smartphone. This is partly true but once you have tasted this screen will be difficult to part with. With this Premium Z5, Sony achieved a technological feat without sacrificing the autonomy of the unit.
A memory extension
Most of the latest smartphones announced by manufacturers took the unfortunate tendency to no longer offer microSD card for memory expansion. This is the case for example of the latest Samsung phones (S6, Note 5, Edge S6 + …) but also OnePlus.
Yet the opportunity to expand its memory by using a microSD card is a significant advantage. This is the assurance to always be able to have a device with enough storage space to download new applications or to take pictures. Sony has had the good sense to not give in to this mode and therefore proposes a memory expansion on its Z5 Sony Premium.
A battery that promises
The Xperia Z5 Premium loads a battery with a capacity of 3430 mAh. With this smartphone, Sony could have passed one of the biggest combos of history and ahead of all manufacturers. The Japanese manufacturer asserts that its PHABLET provides up to two full days. By imagining that one is better at managing its options, one could even exceed this duration.
Finally, nothing to spoil, Sony has added fast recharging its battery technology. What recharge in a flash his smartphone.
Android Marshmallow guaranteed
The Xperia Premium Z5 will be available at its output with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Nothing surprising about that. This is in fact the latest version of Android available on the market today. But good news, Sony already thinking about the future and promised to all users of the line Xperia Z5 update to Android Marshmallow.
Premium users of the Z5 will therefore not adversely affected in comparison to smartphones launched by year end. It may be necessary to wait a little longer than with other manufacturers but is the price to pay for more security and less bugs.
A reversing camera
Sony has always been known for the quality of its cameras. It is even the Japanese brand that provides a number of competitors, starting with Samsung. The Z5 Premium only exception to the rule and delight its users with a Sony Exmor RS sensor 23 megapixels. The smartphone offers autofocus and the fastest on the market of smartphones (0.03 seconds).
Another feature of the camera is that promises continuous autofocus that automatically changes the focus of the image depending on the proximity of the object with the lens. The technology is not new but Sony has worked particularly on its Premium Z5. No blur do so just to spoil the image.