Its the Xperia series once again and its not 1 but 2 of their models which have been launched.
There’s nothing wrong with the boxy rectangular design, but Sony could have been more innovative with design instead of just adding on an engraved Xperia logo on the left hand side. The Xperia Z5 has ditched the glossy glass back and instead you get one with frosted glass which has an elegant matte appearance. It is certainly not a smudge magnet as the Xperia Z5 Premium’s reflective cover is. Both phones come with a rectangular power button which is a departure from the circular buttons we have been used to seeing on Sony flagships. The rectangular button also houses the finger print scanner. These are the first phones where the fingerprint scanner is located in the side edges. There are no sharp corners and the edges are neatly rounded. The Premium will certainly require two handed operation for most users.
Sony Xperia Z5 comes with the same 5.2inch full HD IPS display and the screen has scratch resistant oleophobic coating. It is powered by Sony’s X-Reality engine. Just like its predecessors, the display looks great and has good viewing angles.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium on the other hand rocks a 5.5 inch 4K display. Sony claims that the phone is capable of upscaling any content including videos and photos to 4K resolution.
Both phones sport Android 5.1 OS with Sony’s custom Xperia skin atop it. The user interface is pretty similar to what you have been seeing on this year’s Xperia phones. The Xperia Z5 as well as Xperia Z5 Premium house Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa core processor, one quad-core cluster clocked at 2GHz and the other quad-core cluster clocked at 1.5GHz. This is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage out of which you get access to around 22GB of storage. Sony also gives you the option to increase your storage by adding in microSD card. If there’s one area where Sony is renowned, then it’s the camera segment. After all, most of the top end phones use Sony’s sensors in their phones.
With the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony has added in a brand new 23MP sensor. The video camera is capable of shooting 4K videos as well. On the front you have a 5MP sensor. Sony has put on a 2930 mAh battery on the Xperia Z5 and 3430 mAh battery on the Xperia Z5 Premium and it claims to give two days worth of battery life on both phones. Sony has restarted its two flagships a year cadence and this time there is a 4K display sporting device as well to add to the mix. Sony is betting big on the camera performance on both phones and the 4K display on the Xperia Z5 Premium. The Xperia Z5 Dual has been priced at Rs. 52,990, and will go on sale from Friday, while the Xperia Z5 Premium Dual has been priced at Rs. 62,990, and will go on sale from November 7.