in the center of the new model family is the Xperia Z5, flanked by Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 premium at Sony.The ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test shows what new and (if) what is better on Z5.
At the beginning of 2013, Sony Xperia Z before the. Much of what has distinguished the unit at that time, can be found even in the current models again. After Z, Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z3 + the sixth generation now goes by the name Sony Xperia Z5 at the start.Flanked the first time in history a smaller model and a larger model, the Xperia Z, theXperia Z5 Compact and ultra sharp Xperia Z5 premium.
Sony Xperia Z5 vs. Xperia Z3 +
If you compare the specifications of Xperia Z3 + and the new Xperia Z5, to get amazed, but not because of the changes, but because of similarities: display diagonal, resolution, memory, processor, GPU, and even price, length and width are identical. Who now still sniffs the fact that the battery is slightly smaller, which is Z5 but still thicker and heavier fall had, the Xperia Z5 is not in the hand. New over old: Sony Xperia Z5 on the Sony Xperia Z3 +.
Design: known and new
Sony revised the design, while the Xperia Z stays clear a member of the Z Dynasty.Meanwhile, the Z5 is a bit rounded, but in principle there is here a shallow cuboid in hand. Schlitz – and many will find the chic. From a brand recognition we said goodbye at Sony. The typical power button gave way to a fingerprint sensor, which blends harmoniously into the sidelines. And one more innovation is positive on the glass at the back is now matt. The touches his pleasant, unless you prefer the smooth of piano lacquer.
The LCD screen has a diagonal of 5.2 inches (13.2 centimeters) and triggers with 1920×1080 pixels. This results in a high sharpness of 425 ppi. Pixels are not visible. The lab identified a brightness of 615 cd / m² – a good value, however, lies under the predecessor Z3 + (688 cd / m²). The contrast is 843: 1 bit low. By comparison, the current iPhones do after ULTIMATE TECH NEWS measurement to 1,000: 1 and the AMOLED of Samsung more so in 1500:. 1 Also the Z3 + was with 924: 1 contrast than the Z5. The color accuracy is 93.3 percent. That’s ok, but is surpassed by most smartphones. Overall, no improvement in the display is determined. The fact remains that the Z5 delivers a bright, sharp image.
And one more change compared to Xperia Z3+. Instead of 20.7 megapixels gets the Z5 a new chip with Sony Exmor RS sensor and 23 megapixels. In view test photos were sharp and detailed in daylight and had low image noise. High-contrast transitions it comes to fine color fringing. The score for the picture quality of the 2.61 Z5 makes the iPhone 6S Plus (2.66) and the predecessor Z3 + (2.97) behind and pulls with the identically equipped Sony Xperia Z5 Compact equal. The outstanding figure is currently on the way, the Motorola Moto X Play (2.36) – with Sony chip! According to Sony, the auto focus is record-breaking fast (0.03 s), the laboratory gave the measurement including triggering 0.3 seconds. Although this is quick and fast in the field of Samsung, but not quite as fast as the iPhone (<0.15 s). The 5MP front camera rushes now less, making a total of something better photos than in Z3 +. It is also gratifying that good video quality. 25 mm wide angle and 4K video recording in Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) master all current Xperia-Z5 models.
The dive what
The fact remains: The Xperia Z5 is water- and dust-proof (according to IP 65/68). Dives up to 1.5 meters deep in fresh water there should be up to 30 minutes without damage survive. If you intend for any reason to insert the Z5 overnight in a bowl of water: In the editorial of this completely un standardized field trial had no consequences. The occasional use in swimming pools with chlorinated water is possible, provided the device is subsequently rinsed.
The battery had to slim down a bit compared to the Z3 +. From 2930 mAH 30 fallen by the wayside, and that, although the case has become even minimally thicker. In demanding ULTIMATE TECH NEWS mix of uses that holds through Z5 9:43 hours. In temperate profile there are 29:50 hours. The Xperia Z3 + keeps a few minutes longer. Quite as it had 30 mAh more …
Sony Xperia Z5: Price and Availability
The Xperia Z5 is in graphite black, silver and white, matte gold and Fir Green for 699 euros (RRP) available.
Conclusion: Sony Xperia Z5
And again an update like to think of so many, but in detail, Sony has sought to refine the Z5. They still cling to the memory card slot and the waterproof case. This is not self-evident in view of the last model change of Samsung. From inside her there is the Xperia Z5 already in the form of Xperia Z3 +. The back has a pleasant feel and Sony has the fingerprint sensor virtually integrated.