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New Sony Xperia Z5 mobile phones

Three new Sony Z5 phones were launched on 2 September 2015 at the Berlin IFA Show. The 3 types of Sony Z5 phones are known as Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and Sony Xperia Z5 compact. The top of the range Sony Xperia Z5 model is the Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first 4K smartphone. All new Xperia Z5 phone models will be available in Graphite Black, White, Gold and Green color starting from October 2015. Some models of Z5 phones may have dual SIM.

All of these new Z5 phones from Sony are based on Sony's OmniBalance design with glass at the front and back joined together with a metal frame edge all around. All three new models of Z5 phones are water proof with IP68 rating. IP68 protection means that the Z5 phone is water proof upto a depth of about 5 feet or 1.5 meters of water submerged for upto 30 minutes.

Differences in Sony Xperia Z5 phone models

The main differences between the three models of Sony Z5 phones are the screen size and the resolution of the screen. The Sony Xperia Z5 premier has a 5.5 inch Ultra HD 4K screen with 2160x3840 pixels, which has four times the resolution of Full HD and making a PPi of 806. This PPi is almost double that of phones like Apple 6S and makes the Xperia Z5 Premium the phone with the highest PPi rating of any phone in the world so far. The Z5 Premier phone has software to up-scale normal photos and movies to 4K quality to give super quality images.

The middle Sony Xperia Z5 has a 5.2 inch Full HD screen with 1080x1920 pixels resolution making a PPi of 428 and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact has a screen size of 4.76 inches with 720x1280 pixel resolution making a PPi of 323.

The physical size and weight of the Sony Z5 model phones are: 6.08 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches (154.4x75.8x7.8mm) and 6.35oz. or 180 grams for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146x72x7.3mm) and 5.43oz. or 154 grams for the Xperia Z5 and 5.0 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (127x65x8.9mm) and 4.87oz. or 138 grams for the Xperia Z5 Compact.

All three types of Z5 phones have in common Sony features like 'Plus X-Reality' 'Dynamic contrast enhancement' and all have the Sony Triluminos IPS displays with super colors and very wide viewing angles and better screen visibility outdoors.

Is Sony Xperia Z5 best phone in the world

The Sony Z5 series of phones can stake claim to some world records in mobile cell phone technology. These are some of the world's first achieved by Sony Xperia Z5 Phones:

  • The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with a PPi of 806 Pixels per inch is the highest PPi phone in the world.
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will be the world's first 4K smartphone.
  • The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with 32 GB internal memory plus 200 GB memory through SD cards makes a total memory of 232 GB. This makes the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium the phone with the largest memory in the world.
  • Sony Xperia Z5 phones with 0.03 second Hybrid Autofocus makes the Sony Xperia Z5 phone camera the world's fastest Auto Focus phone camera

Sony Z5 phone Camera details

Rear and front Cameras on all three Sony Xperia Z5 series are the same 23 MP rear camera with 1/2.3 inch Sony Exmor Sensor; and a 5Mp front camera with 25mm wide-angle lens. All the rear cameras on the Z5 phones can record 4K movies. The Sony camera has a Hybrid autofocus, which means that two types of technologies are at work to make the Sony Z5 Camera AF at 0.03 second, the fastest autofocus phone camera in the world as claimed by Sony.

The high Mega Pixel Camera in Z5 Sony phone enables zooming to crop portions of a picture. The Sony Xperia Z5 can also capture 8MP stills from videos taken with the Z5 camera. Also included in the Sony Z5 camera is a 5x optical Zoom and the 'Steady-Shot' optical image stabilization feature. The camera in the Sony Experia is exceptional and is very good for taking superb pictures and video shots, as good as from high end digital cameras. Also included in the Sony Z5 phone is the option to record video at a higher frame-rate which enables playback in slow-motion.

Sound on Sony Z5 phones

The sound on the Sony Xperia could also be a unique experience with Sony's Hi-Res Audio, DNC support and built in Digital Noise Cancelling technology in all the three Sony Xperia Z5 phones. Also included is the 'Active Noise Control' which removes very low and high frequency sounds that is unpleasant and can cause harm to our ear drums.

Memory on Sony Xperia Z5 phones

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium comes with 32 GB internal storage as standard and can have upto 200 GB through memory cards. This creates phone able to store a maximum of 232 GB. Thus the Sony Xperia becomes the phone with the largest memory in the world. All Sony Z5 phones have 32 GB internal memory as standard.

The Z5 and Z5 Premium will have 3 GB of RAM and the Z5 compact will only have 2 GB RAM. All 3 Z5 phones have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 graphics card.

Battery in Sony Xperia Z5 phone

The Sony Xperia Z5 has a higher battery capacity at 3430 mAh. The battery on the middle Z5 is 2900 mAh and the Z5 compact 2700 mAh. According to Sony all their Z5 phones will last 2 days of normal usage on a full charge. The 'Battery Stamina' mode on the Z5 range of phones is a power management function which allows you to know exactly how long the battery is going to last and what function of the phone is consuming the most power and draining the battery.

Battery charger with Sony Xperia Z5 phone

The Sony Xperia phones comes with a powerful quick charger. Sony claims the included quick charger of the Xperia Z5 can charge a drained Z5 phone battery to 5.5 hours of use by charging for 10 minutes only.

Fingerprint sensor in Sony Xperia Z5 phone

The home button on the side of the device now functions as a fingerprint sensor. It will work through a hard press, similar to Apple’s Touch ID, rather than a swipe like Samsung’s Galaxy S5.

Sony Xperia Z5 Phone Specs Compared
FeatureSony Xperia Z5 PremiumSony Xperia Z5Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Dimension inch6.08 x 2.98 x 0.315.75 x 2.83 x 0.29  5.0 x 2.56 x 0.35
Dimension mm154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8146 x 72 x 7.3127 x 65 x 8.9
Weight Oz.6.35 oz 5.43 oz4.87 oz
Weight Grams180 gm154 gm138 gm
Water ProofWater Proof IP68 Water Proof IP68 Water Proof IP68 
Screen Size5.5 inches5.2 inches4.6 inches
Resolution2160 x 3840 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Ppi806428323
OSAndroid Lollipop 5.1.1Android Lollipop 5.1.1Android Lollipop 5.1.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 810Qualcomm Snapdragon 810Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Memory CardmicroSD, upto 200 GBmicroSD, upto 200 GBmicroSD, upto 200 GB
RAM3 GB RAM3 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Internal Memory32 GB32 GB32 GB
Camera: Rear23 MP, 0.03 second fast autofocus, 4K video record23 MP, 0.03 second fast autofocus, 4K video record23 MP, 0.03 second fast autofocus, 4K video record
Front Camera5.1 MP5.1 MP5.1 MP
FM RadioFM radio with RDSFM radio with RDSFM radio with RDS
BatteryNon-removable 3430 mAhNon-removable 2900 mAhNon-removable 2700 mAh
Battery ChargerQuick charging 60% in 30 miniutesQuick charging 60% in 30 miniutesQuick charging 60% in 30 miniutes

Compare Mobile Cell phone prices online before buying

The best way to buy a mobile cell phone is to first see all the phones that are available online. These online companies offer some great discounts on the latest models, especially for phones where new models are going to be announced soon. Once you study all the available models and prices of mobile cells online, you can safely do your shopping in the local stores. In case you cannot find better prices, you can confidently buy online from Amazon.in or Flipkart, because they are the leading online retailers in India. Both these online stores in India have reputation to keep, and they will make sure that you get the original latest versions and also have very customer friendly after sales service.

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