Sony has launched its new Z series and supplemented by a record-breaking super-sized version. Here, the Sony Xperia Z5 premium is not unusually large, but outrageously sharp. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tested what the pixel madness brings.
Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
The Xperia Z5 Premium is the culmination of Z5 series. Sony sets a new benchmark for sharpness. However, you really need excellent eyesight or more aids to realize that. Without Lupe enjoys the larger screen and more powerful battery.
Sony increased its Xperia Z-series. While the handy Xperia Z5 Compact program rounds down and the Xperia Z5 takes on the role of lush Normal’s, the Xperia strives Z5 premium for something higher. With outrageously sharp 5.5-inch display, it occurs against the XXL-smartphones in the mold of Apple iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + on.
The Xperia Z5 Premium belongs unmistakably to the current Xperia-Z5 family. However, it is visually closer to the normal Xperia Z5 than the slightly chubby Compact with its plastic frame. Z5 and Z5 premium-quality come along and stuck in a metal frame. The design is typical Xperia simple. A rounded, just 7.8 millimeters thin square, the screen completely flat. The trend towards slightly curved screen (2.5D) leaves Sony at least in this generation still Apple, Samsung, Huawei & Co. In comparison to the matte glass backs of Z5 and Z5 Compact comes with the Premium Classic shiny glass back. The device makes an elegant, solid impression, not the least of cool metal frame and the stately weight of 181 grams contribute. The typical power button, which marked the belonging to Sony’s Xperia phones in the past, had to give way. Takes its place a large oval, the housing recessed button with fingerprint sensor, which worked in the test quickly and reliably.
8.2944 million pixels!
There are people who can eat very sharp and apparently also believed at Sony, that there are people who can see very sharp. What Seville is the friend of hot sauces, are ppi (p Pixel p it i inch) in displays for mobile phone fans. And it Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a lot, namely 806. With a screen size of 5.5 inches is required 8.2944 million pixels (3840×2160) in order to achieve this pixel density.
By comparison, a HD display with 1280×720 pixels and 5 inches is commonly even as sharp and detailed viewed, thereby squeezing to 1 inch (2.54 centimeter) just 294 pixels.Previous record holder was Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with 577 ppi (5.1 inches; 2560×1440 pixels). Already here it is an ambitious undertaking, identify with the naked eye real advantages over a full HD display (1920×1080). The Z5 Premium not only offers a little more, but downgraded the previous record holder. To savor the strengths, you should look for a microscope or at least by a magnifying glass out so ever.Unquestionably, the Z5 premium is sharp but sharper than Galaxy S6, iPhone 6S Plus & Co.? Definitely yes! But primarily on paper. The record of the premium is rather theoretical. Especially since Sony stated that the display while natively dissolves in 4K and even videos to be included in the resolution, but apps and games easily scalable high. In mind pierced the question: Why Bother? One scenario is to use the Z5 Premium displays as VR goggles. Here you can not have enough pixels.
No motion You need to judge the display away from the focus discussion. The Sony Xperia Z5 premium seems the colors to pump directly into the retina of the viewer. The Xperia Z5 Premium manages an unexpected feat: It is the first time that the great AMOLED display of Galaxy S6 somehow appear pale next to an LCD screen a bit. The color fidelity skin well down with 93.4 percent. The determined from laboratory contrast of 958: 1, although higher than in all other Xperias the Z-series, but does not come to good AMOLED screens zoom with her advantage. The visual comparison should not shy away from the Z5 premium but. The display is a superb and if necessary it will be with 556 cd / m² also nice and bright.
In the computer center, there is no premium charge. The Xperia Z5 premium features such as the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact via a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor with four cores twice (4×1.5 GHz and 4×2 GHz) along with Adreno-430 graphics unit. The same combination also helps the Xperia Z3 + on the jumps. It is no wonder that the determined work rate in all of these candidates together is very tight. In the end, has to complain about the Z3 + slightly ahead, in practice, there is the pace of Z5 premium but nothing.It pays off, that the image contents are just upscaled and not calculated natively. In various benchmarks Sony flagship shows that it pays on par with current top smartphones and always slightly below the benchmark rounder Galaxy S6 remains.
The flash memory can store 32 gigabytes (GB), but makes it innately only 18.22 GB free disposal. Who needs more space, upgraded by microSD XC card after up to 200 GB. The memory is good sized with 3 GB.
Connections and sound
With UMTS, LTE (Cat. 6), Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi b / g / n / ac, NFC, MHL and Mira cast gathered Sony the usual connection options. The new USB Type-C then comes perhaps the Xperia Z6 used. During a telephone conversation, there was slight disturbances in the transmission and reception levels, there were no problems in the laboratory. The headphones are slightly misrepresents music again, but the sound of the headphone output and the MP3 player is good.
To flush not too fine
The Xperia Z5 premium is, like all members of the Xperia Z family, 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. The occasional use in swimming pools with chlorinated water is possible if you then rinses the alphabet.
Light on! 23-MP camera
The Z5 has a new chip with Sony Exmor RS sensor and 23 megapixels. In daylight the Z5 Premium is one of the best phone cameras.In harsh vision test, which is similar to real cameras, there is the note 2.65. Thus Sony cuts also did better than the new iPhones.Although Sony for auto focus indicates 0.03 seconds that iPhones are in determining the tripping time still brisk (0.1 to 0.28 s)moreover makes the Z5 good premium videos (Score: 2.39), which dissolve with up to 3840×2160 pixels, which is the native 4K or Ultra HD. The front camera shoots passable Selfies (Note 3.05) with 5 megapixels. Sony relies on a 25 mm wide angle. A major weakness prevented from performing even better: When the sun goes down, the camera also lose interest and left the service with a disturbing image noise, sharp edges and blurs imperfections, whether hand-held shooting or using a tripod. The testers awarded in poor lighting conditions the note 4.50 – in words, “poor”. The front camera puts in poor lighting condition no sharp party photos.
Thick battery with decent stamina
By nature, the Z5 premium with 3,430 mAH (mAh) is well equipped for the endurancetest. Sony promises two days uptime. In intensive ULTIMATE TECH NEWS usage profile that premium with good 10 hours, and 54 minutes held up better than the Z5 (2,900 mAh; 9:43 hh: mm) and the Z5 Compact (2700 mAh; 9:30: mm). The most persistent Xperia remains after the current test procedure, but the Z3 Compact with more than 13 hours.An iPhone 6S Plus makes the way for half an hour longer. In moderate usage profile, the premium held over 34 hours. The energy storage unit is fast charging and calls for charging may so much power that the standard PC USB port does not provide enough juice. Two properties might miss it: wireless charging by induction and the easy way to change the battery.
Price and Availability
The Xperia Z5 Premium is available at the end of the third quarter 2015 in black, chrome and gold for 799 euros (RRP).
Conclusion: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
There’s already in the name, the Xperia Z5 Premium is the culmination of the Z5 series, the opponent for Apple iPhone 6S Plus and Galaxy S6 + Edge. With 3480×2160 pixels Sony sets a new benchmark for sharpness. However, you really need excellent eyes to appreciate these enormous technical performance. Aside from making the display a spectacular impression and has, thanks to a large battery no negative impact on the pace and stamina.