Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the largest smartphone in the line Z5, and certainly the most advanced – is set 4K-display “frame” made of stainless steel, very unusual appearance (especially silver version), plus all the advantages of a simple Z5.

Design, construction Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The most important thing you need to know aboutSony Xperia Z5 Premium – it is a big and fairly heavy PHABLET. Weight – approximately 180 grams, are used not aluminum, and a smooth stainless steel color of the material is different depending on the version of the device. Note that the Z5 and Z5 Compact and close to the ideal in terms of daily use, the material on the matte invisible fingerprints. Well Premium resembles iPod Touch, where the back surface of the mirror momentarily lost luster after the first clashes with his hands. And here is the same story akkuratistam have to carry a napkin or handkerchief to wipe the device. In the sale in November, received three versions of the device, silver, black and gold, of course, without the gold in any way. Girls like gold and mirror. Why the designers would came up with such an idea, why not use good decisions in Z5, I’ll never know. Apparently, they wanted to somehow isolate the device from the general line. It did not particularly practical.

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Right here is the same button with the fingerprint sensor, the remaining controls are typical: a thin volume rocker, camera button, all the buttons are made of metal. Under the cap – slot for microSD and nanoSIM, version with two SIM-cards will also be. The unit is protected from water by the same standards as other Z5 – stand shower, but that’s not worth throwing. There are the same corners, as well as throughout the lineup, the fall they take the hit and does not give the power to spread over the entire area of ​​the housing. Dimensions PHABLET up 154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm and weight, as I said, 180 grams. Build an excellent, no complaints here.

Any special emotion at the sight of the device does not appear. I mean emotions, as is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus – when a person says “wow” and always wants to twist the gadget.In this sense, Premium perceived much calmer for him no one pulls his hands, and when you say that there are 4K-display, this situation does not change. Good or bad – everyone decides for themselves.

MicroUSB connector on the bottom here without a stub.

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Screen Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The most important part of smartphone Sony Xperia Z5 Premium – Display. The Sony believe in the future of content in 4K and want to be first in everything that is associated with this format. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K IPS-mounted display, the diagonal – 5.5 inches resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, 807ppi, supported by a number of proprietary technologies, it TRILUMINOS and X-Reality Engine. Here is what they write on the official website:

  • Technology X-Reality for Mobile analyzes each image on the screen and optimizes color, sharpness and contrast. As a result, you get pictures and video with extreme detail and low noise.
  • TRILUMINOS Display LCD and LED technology Live Colour provide the widest color palette with bright red, natural green and blue colors.

Company representatives say that all of the content, software, photos and videos to be scaled to the display resolution, see how it will look in real life. Now prototypes have only basic program is not the best story for the test – sites look fine, but how will things were loaded with video memory, look in the review. The device will be available in November. I am glad to say about the screen is bigger, but it’s pretty hard – it seems to me, as in the case of 3D, at Sony do not think about that. Remember how the company is inserted around 3D, from simple and shoot cameras to laptops with 3D-display. Yes, there were some VAIO. And where is all this? Sure, high-resolution display in a smartphone – it’s very good, but how many consumers are willing to pay for such exotic is the solution? Let’s see.

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Fingerprint scanner Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

I tried the scanner prototype-will tell you how everything happens. In the “Security” appears appropriate section, where you can link to the sensor up to five prints. The process itself is simple, puts his finger a few times until it fills the scale, like all other similar systems. Then specify what exactly would make the sensor well and begin to enjoy. I like that unlocking takes a fraction of a second, puts his finger and immediately find yourself on the desktop, without graphic keys and stuff. Note that it is not necessary to press the button, simply swipe your finger. False positives was practically no – if there were, the more my fault.

Scanner button is at all flagship smartphone Sony, so this cupola is identical to Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

Note that the placement of the sensor in the button seems to me the most logical. A finger goes here by itself (if you are left-handed, the button will be the index finger of the left hand), the setting is elementary, the work does not cause problems. I do not like a fingerprint scanner? Use an ordinary password – but only have to spend time on it every time you want to do something with your smartphone.

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Cameras Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

While I can only say that the main camera 23 MP, the module uses Exmor RS, 5 megapixel front camera with wide-angle to create a great self. As for the camera, too, there’s news:

  • The Sony Xperia M5, you can see the company’s approach to photography in modern vehicles. People want to get great shots even in low light, digital zoom, people want fast autofocus. And all of that is here!
  • I’ll start with the autofocus, it is stated that this process takes less than 0.1 seconds. We must look, how it works in reality, the review will talk about that in the system used here. The Sony say that the camera in mobile devices today are engaged in the same guys that have developed different systems for cameras, “Alpha”
  • Declare also that the five-fold digital zoom does not affect the quality of images
  • Declared support for video recording at 4K (and allegedly even supports video output in 4K on external sources)

There are all the usual modes for Sony is augmented reality and not just a lot of them can be downloaded from the Play Market. In life, the autofocus is fast and true. Another interesting innovation is now possible to shoot in intelligent auto mode with a resolution of 20 MP and 16: 9, when using the maximum resolution (23 MP), it will be 4: 3 previously (for example, Z3) could use either 8 MP and 16: 9 or 4: 3 full resolution. I hope I have explained clearly – to me personally want to shoot with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and a resolution of 20 MP.

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Performance Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Used Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 810, as you know, it’s quite “warm” solution, so this review will have to be given special attention. Other functions are: 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a slot for microSD, there is support for LTE. Android version will have to be checked at the time of the appearance of the device on the market.Responsible for the graphics Adreno 430, wireless interfaces – Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11n / ac. Once again, it will be a version with two SIM-cards and support for LTE. They say that the heating processor managed to win.

Features Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

A little bit about the other features of the smartphone:

  • It works in tandem with PS4, simply put, Xperia turns into the screen, pick up a stick and play. Given the diagonal of the screen, on the “compact” it is better not to do it
  • Supports old accessories – mean other smartphones Z series with pyatipinovym connector. Headset with noise reduction and microphone will work fine.
  • It announced a new headset Sony MDR-NC750, there are noise reduction, and even built-in microphones can be activated when shooting video, which (as they say), you can record sound with unprecedented quality. It is not checked. This function works only with the family Z5.
  • Much less the pre-collection, it is also noticeable.

Opening times Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

3430 mAh battery is installed, maintained Fast Charge Technology QuickCharge 2.0. In theory, the apparatus can operate for about two days, but it depends on the load. Power supply included is another, QuickCharge it does not support – this PSU you will have to buy separately.

Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look

Conclusions Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

As I said above, the device will be available in November, I’m curious, what do you say about this device. I will try to name the key features:

  • Not flashy design, good build and materials used are stainless steel, and glass. Colors can see in the photo, silver, gold and black, all the mirror. No matter how strange, the most non-marking – it’s golden. And with the silver you can watch yourself on the shoulder.
  • 4K display, this is a good idea for those who consume a lot of content, watching videos, playing games. But the device can not be called PHABLET
  • How does the camera see in the review, but hopefully, we will be surprised at Sony
  • The processor – the same features and advantages.
  • There is a version with two SIM-cards, and support for LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner
Review Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. First look updated: September 3, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis