Sony presents new top models of Z-series: In addition to the Sony Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact is the new mega sharp Star Sony Xperia Z5 premium.
premium claim raises Sony has long, especially with the Z-series. Since the beginning, there were current cutting-edge technology in a straight waterproof housing. Since a few years however with smaller compact version, which technically made little concessions. In this respect, the IFA innovations are Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact no surprise. Sony has refreshed the design. A few tweaks and some new features, coupled with the known virtues distinguish the Z5-Generation. But Sony still draws a Joker, art fans can listen up: Nothing less than the sharpest phone screen in the world graces the Sony Xperia Z5 premium, the large model variant to the type of iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy S6 + Edge.
Sony Xperia Z5
After the facelift of the Sony Xperia Z3 on the Xperia Z3 + allowed the Xperia Z5 finally wear a unique name that disguises the fact that it itself is the sixth generation of the Z-series. Small damper for Super lativsucher: The technical specifications of Xperia Z5 coincide in many points with the Xperia Z3 + (see table). Sony revised the design, without the DNA of the Z series to lose. Another new feature is the handily placed power button, which now takes over the function of a fingerprint sensor. The back’s under glass, but it is – drum roll! – Matt. »Details: Sony Xperia Z5 Above: Side view of the Sony Xperia Z5, including the Xperia Z3 +.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
From the start, Sony offers an alternative for fans of compact devices. With 4.6 inch screen size which falls Z5 Compact appreciably smaller. Compared to the Z5, it seems a little chubby. This is due to the changed proportions and the greater overall height (8.9 mm). Nevertheless, the Z5 Compact emerged as the hand. The frame is in comparison to the larger metatarsal only plastic, but that’s the feel benefited more. The Matt glass back blends harmoniously into the overall picture. Compromises you have to make the memory and display, but 1280×720 pixels are sufficiently sharp. At CPU, GPU and the camera, the Z5 Compact with the same equipment as the big brothers replaces.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The Z5 Premium with its 5.5-inch display more than just an enlarged Z5 (5.2 inches). With 3480×2160 pixels Sony shifts the standards for image clarity and even demoted a Galaxy S6 577 ppi: Incredible 800 pip does the datasheet for Sony’s top model. Had Apple not once referenced the introduction of the retina displays, that the human eye is unable to dissolve more than approximately 326 ppi? Fact: This is still sharp. One may therefore doubt whether the huge pixel density makes the Z5 premium really noticeable. Editors who are already a Z5 Premium pressed to his nose and found no dead pixels were charmed by the display. However, this was more the strong contrast and saturated colors. For an extra charge of 100 euro against the Z5 you get not only a larger ultra sharp display, but also a much stronger battery. Whopping 3,700 mAh should the normal Z5 (2,900 mAh) depend easy
Xperia-Z5 Series: Specifications compared
Xperia Z3 +
|Xperia Z5||Z5 Compact||Z5 Premium|
|Display diagonal||5.2 inches||5.2 inches||4.6 inches||5.5 inches|
|425 ppi||425 ppi||320 ppi||800 ppi|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB||2 GB||3 GB|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with eight cores (4×2 + 4×1.5 GHz GHz)|
|GPU||Adreno 430||Adreno 430||Adreno 430||Adreno 430|
|Memory||32 GB||32 GB||32 GB||32 GB|
|microSD||up to 128 GB||up to 128 GB||up to 128 GB||up to 128 GB|
|Camera||20.7 MP||23 MP||23 MP||23 MP|
|Front Camera||5.0 MP||5.0 MP||5.0 MP||5.0 MP|
|Accumulator||2,930 mAh||2,900 mAh||2,700 mAh||3,700 mAh|
|Dimensions||146×72 mm||146×72 mm||127×65||155×76|
|Weight||144 g||157 g||139 g||180 g|
|Housing||IP 65/68||IP 65/68||IP 65/68||IP 65/68|
|Price (MSRP)||699 Euro||699 Euro||549 Euro||799 Euro|
Are the Sony still quite tight?
It remains the case, the Z series is water and dust protected (by IP 65/68). Dives up to 1.5 meters deep in fresh water, the devices should up to 30 minutes without damage survive. The occasional use in swimming pools with chlorinated water is possible, provided that the user, the device then rinses – So starting with the pitch. Since the Z3 + You do not even need the charging port, because the micro-USB port is exposed.
When the 20.7 megapixels of the predecessors were a little bit, the Z5 series with Sony Exmor RS sensor with 23 megapixels awaits. Special mention deserves the lightning-fast auto focus, which performs according to Sony its work in 0.03 seconds. In addition, 25 millimeters wide and 4K video recording in Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) the same for all models of the Xperia-Z5 series. The front camera makes Selfies of up to 5.1 megapixels. Whether improved by his own admission camera truly offers benefits, can only clarify the laboratory test of the final retail version. These devices were prototypes.
Assessment: Sony Xperia Z5 series
The comparison of the data sheets suggests that it is again a face lift. Not only is the ludicrously-resolution display of the Xperia Z5 Premium is a surprise, but also the model per se. Unlike Samsung and Apple Sony remains committed to the memory card slot and allows the customer easy if required in the rain. The chic integrated fingerprint sensor also deserves praise as the Matt glass back.