Sony Xperia z5 premium review – 101Blogger


Sony Announces Xperia z5 Premium on September during the IFA in Berlin. The device was presented by Xperia and Xperia Z5.

The suggested retail price of Xperia Premium Z5 is 886$, or 105$ more than its predecessor, Xpera Z5.


  • 5.5 Inches UtlraHD IPS LCD display with 806 ppi.
  •  Android Operating system v5.1.1 Lollipop with Xperia launcher.
  • Processor quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 and quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 with Adreno 430 GPU.
  • 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB internal Memory and MicroSD card.
  • 23 Mega pixel back camera with 2160p video recording and 5.1 Mega pixel selfie camera 1080p video recording.
  • 4G/LTE, Dual Sim, Cat.6 up to 300 Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, F< radio, A-GPS/GLONASS receiver.
  • 3,430 mAh battery(Non removable).
  • Finger Print sensor and Active noise cancellation

The Xperia Premium Z5 has not changed much its visual design classic Omni balance. Which is bit frustrating for fans of the series. When the first rumors that Sony would manufacture a smartphone with a screen resolution 4k was also expected to innovate around with design, but that has not happened.

The only difference between Xperia Premium z5 compared to other members of Xperia family is the inclusion of the name of the line in the frame and the fingerprint reader is located on the button to run on the device. At the front you can see the proximity sensor, the LED notification, the front camera and stereo speaker.

Looking closely at the Premium Z5 is clear that the use of the Front with respect to the screen could be higher if the smartphone Sony Premium would resemble not so much the old Xperia Z ultra. At the top of the screen it is very hard to see the manufacturer’s name printed.

The use of the front and display could be higher.

Premium Z5 screen is 5.5 Inches. On the right side has the power button and direct access to the camera. Volume control is a little below because it has added the fingerprint reader.

On the left side we find the New screen printed logo and microSD slot and nano SIM slot. All very similar to what we have seen on the Xperia Z5. At the bottom we have the same microUSB port like previous models of the series and the hole for the safety cable. The enhance of the headset is on the top.

At the rear, Sony has decided to include a glass mirror with metal frame. you can see your face easily like a mirror on the back of device. The trouble is that just get dirty, like a mirror.

The test model has sent Chrome color that can be seen very clearly in the above picture.

The 23 mega pixel camera is positioned on the left side at the top, uses the exmor RS sensor. The LED flash light is located under the camera lens.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium – Screen:

According to the 1990 publication of journal of comparative Neurology, the human eye has ability to distinguish a resolution of 287 ppi. Therefore, the fact that do not perceive a difference between the quality of screen Xperia Premium Z5 and its main competitor is linked to our limitations as human beings.

THe TV division of Sony is the largest investor in research displays and manage to get all that knowledge of smartphones of the company . However, i must say that 4k screen of Xperia Premium Z5 acts like Full HD screen. The test confirm that the smartphone has 5.5 Inches screen. 4k resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels. It could be shown that the device uses the full HD resolution. Google play store does not have many applications  that support 4k. Moreover, It directly affect the battery life.

The Xperia premium Z5 has feature has a feature called ”upscale”. that convert photos and videos to a quality close to 4k. The benifit of it can be seen in daily life when we compare images in low resolution (720p) displayed in smartphones with full HD and 4K screen. Devices using upscale feature has better image result.

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Sony Xpera Z5 Premium bring the ability to unlock screen using fingerprint reader as well as payments through android pay.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium – Software:

The device is shipped with the latest version of Android lollipop with the Xperia user interface and Pre-installed Sony exclusive services: Music, Whats new, Facebook and 11 more google applications. Like other models of the Xperia series, some of these application can be uninstall and other can disable only. The performance of operating system is very good. Z5 premium Xperia software has been forcibly closed during the performance of some applications, which is not expected of Xperia.

Sony is known for integrating their products well. If you have Android TV and play station 4, you can use the Z5 premium as the controls and as a display. More surprising is the quality of images and graphics, even in games that need a lot of resources like Warframe.

In addition, Sony engineer’s has done good job for optimizing the operating system to prevent overheating of the hardware. The Xperia Z5 Premium is equipped with snapdragon 810 processor. Watching a movie of over 2 hours in 4k resolution with brightness of 100%, the device demonstrated excellent control of heating.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium – Performance:

The device has Qualcomm Adreno GPU 430 with 1.5 GHz clock speed and 2 GHz (operating frequency). 64-bit CPU snapdragon 810, The RAM is 3 GB and internal memory is 32 GB with microSD card slot which support up to 200 GB.

Sony Xperia Premium – Audio:

Sony’s engineers have optimized the optimized the sound quality of the Xperia Z line. Now the audio from the front speaker is powerful, clear and there is higher quality mp3 files and using DSEE HX technology that offers higher quality fidelity. The volume of the talk is very clear, good and microphone works very well.

The Xperia Z5 Premium comes with a battery capacity of 3,430 mAh and fast charging Qualcomm. With heavy use, device performance has has been lower than expected.

Xperia Z5 Premium is a smartphone with unique features but often work with limitations. The device has an outdated design and some bad decisions like using the back of the glass mirror. Although it is clear that Z5 Premium is the only smartphone which has screen resolution of 4k.