IFA – Xperia Z5 Range hands on.

IFA   Xperia Z5 Range hands on.

I have been on the Sony booth here at IFA and have had a chance to have a play with their latest devices. 


We have seen three new handsets – the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. The major focus of the visit was to get hands on with the Xperia Z5 Premium which is a fantastic looking device.

Xperia Z5 Premium
The build of the phone is brilliant and that mirror finish on the back is superb, although it will attract a rediculous amount of fingerprints. What we have here is a complete package which oozes premium build quality and flagship specs. Let’s have a look at those specs now…

64-bit Octa Core processor Snapdragon 810
Adreno 430 GPU
5.5” 4K UHD display (3840×2160), 806 PPI
3 GB of RAM
32 GB storage
23-megapixel main cam
5-megapixel front cam
3430 mAh battery
Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
microSD expandable up to 200 GB
Nano SIM
Google Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
Available in: Chrome, Black, Gold

So some pretty awesome stuff here and a World 1st being the glorious 4K screen. The phone has all the usual trinkets that we have come to expect from the Xperia Z series and it does indeed carry on with that design language. It is also using the new power / fingerprint reader. Here is a small gallery of the phone.

I also managed to get a very nice chap to produce a video of the Z5 Premium for you…

Xperia Z5
Sony also announced its mainstream device – the Xperia Z5. This is the direct upgrade from the Z3+/Z4 and brings its own pretty comprehensive specs to field. Like the Premium device this too has the new fingerprint reader / power key. It works very well and is in the perfect position. Let’s dive into the specs of this below…

64-bit Octa Core processor Snapdragon 810
Adreno 430 GPU
5.2” FHD 1080p display (1920×1080)
3 GB of RAM32 GB storage
23-megapixel main cam
5-megapixel front cam
2900 mAh battery
Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
microSD expandable up to 200 GB
Nano SIM
Google Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
Available in: Graphite Black, White, Gold, Green

This is going to most likely be the more mainstream option for the market and it has already been announced that it will be available from most UK carriers (Three and Vodafone to name just a couple). I am still using the Z3 and the Z5 seem very much to be the natural progression of that design.

Here are some pics of the Z5..

Xperia Z5 Compact
Finally the baby of the group – the Z5 Compact. Again they have another cracker on their hands and this one will fly off the shelves. It also has all the new toys but the screen is scaled down to 720p, still maintaining the same dimensions as the predecessor. The design has been bulked up a tad this time arond and I can only presume this is down to the Snapdragon 810.

Again here are the specs..

64-bit Octa Core processor Snapdragon 810
Adreno 430 GPU
4.6″ HD 720p display (1280×720)
2 GB of RAM
32 GB storage
23-megapixel main cam
5-megapixel front cam
2700 mAh battery
Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)microSD expandable up to 200 GB
Nano SIM
Google Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
Available in: Graphite Black, White, Yellow, Coral

And here are some pics of the device..

So there you have it, the Sony Z5 range from IFA. I hope that we will be getting some the devices in to review in the next few weeks.

So keep checking back with us for more.

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