Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the most spectacular of the trio of Xperia smartphones unveiled at IFA 2015 – the other two being the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. It packs in a massive, highly jaw-dropping 4K display along with high-end specs available on its sibling devices, including a spectacular 23-megapixel main camera and an octa-core Qualcomm processor.
Where to Buy Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium marks the continuation of the signature Xperia OmniBalance design, making it similar in look to previous devices in the line to a significant extent. At 7.8mm thick, it is slimmer than the Xperia Z5 Compact, but thicker that the ordinary Xperia Z5.
The device features a durable metal frame with the word ‘Xperia’ etched into it as well as mirror-like rear.
The design is premium as its name suggests. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will be available in chrome, gold and black finish. It is water and dust resistant while its redesigned power button has a fingerprint sensor embedded.
The main talking point on Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is its display. The handset crams in a massive 5.5-inch display a breathtaking 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a jaw-dropping pixel density of 806 ppi!
If you don’t understand what this means, just imagine a display with a resolution four times that of Full HD. Amazing! Sony calls this ‘the world’s first 4K smartphone.’
That display gives you the same quality of viewing experience you get on latest, high-end TV sets. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has ability to upscale lower-resolution content as close as possible to 4K.
Whether the packed pixels will be noticeable to the average user is still open to debate.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium packs a robust main camera of 23 megapixels with Pulse LED flash and super-fast Hybrid Autofocus. The wide-angle shooter has 4K video recording capability and a SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode that lets you capture stable videos.
For selfies and video calls, there is a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper with Full-HD video recording capability.
Processor and Other Features
An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor does the heavy lifting on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and is assisted by ample 3 GB of RAM. Onboard storage is 32 GB, extendable up to 200 GB.
Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), which is upgradeable to the latest Android 6.0 OS (Marshmallow), is the platform of choice. A 3430mAh battery powers the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium phablet which comes with 4G LTE capability.
Pricing and availability
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is available in Nigeria. You can buy the premium phabltt from leading online stores in the country. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Price in Nigeria ranges from 211,000 to 290,000 Naira, depending on your location.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium phablet:
- Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: Octa-core Processor, 1.5GHz quad-core & 2.0GHz quad-core (Snapdragon 810)
- GPU: Adreno 430
- Memory: 3 GB RAM
- Colours: Chrome, Black, Gold
- Dimension: 154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 180 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 2160 x 3840 pixels (806ppi)
- Display Protection: Yes (Shatter proof Glass)
- Rear Camera: 23 MP Camera, LED Flash, 2160p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection, Panorama, Phase Detection, Autofocus
- Front Camera: 5.1 MP, 1080p HD Video, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 32 GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Up to 200GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0 (MHL), USB Host
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: Yes (IP68, can survive for 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of fresh water)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3430 mAh Li-ion Non-removable Battery
- Standby time: –
- Talktime: –
- Music Playback: –
- Fast Battery Charging: QuickCharge 2.0 (Charge from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes)