Sony Xperia Z5 Premium unveiled: 4K display and 2-day battery life

by XB on 2nd September 2015

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia Z5 series


Xperia Z5 Premium MirrorWe thought that 4K UHD (2160 x 3840) resolution in a 5.5-inch IPS display was fantasy-talk, when the rumours first started to appear. Looks like Sony has created the magic with the Xperia Z5 Premium (E6853) and Xperia Z5 Premium Dual (E6833 and E6883) that has just been announced at IFA. The handset becomes the first smartphone in the world to feature a 4K resolution display.

This resolution means the 5.5-inch screen packs an insane 806 PPI pixel density. It also has a screen-to-phone ratio of 71.25%. The phone will come with 4K Ultra HD upscaling technology to take advantage of the display. Like previous handsets, 4K video recording will be supported, but the Xperia Z5 Premium will also allow you to create 8MP still images from any footage. Any 4K content can also be exported to a 4K television over DLNA or MHL 3.0.

If you thought trying to drive this many pixels would kill the battery, you’d be wrong. Sony claims that the Xperia Z5 Premium will still have the same ‘two-day’ battery found in the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. The handset has a battery capacity of 3430mAh and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. We don’t know whether this battery life is achieved through a new “extended standby” mode which turns off apps and functions when the display is not used. A quick press of the power button reinstates all functions.

The Xperia Z5 Premium design differs from the Z5 and Z5 Compact with the inclusion of a mirror effect on the back, but does also include the precision-etched XPERIA logo on the side like the other handsets in the Z5 family. The other key feature is the fingerprint sensor power button found in all of the Xperia Z5 series.

The handset sports the same camera found in the Z5, a 1/2.3-inch 23MP Exmor RS sensor with F2.0 G-Lens on the rear with a 5.1MP Exmor R sensor on the front. This means the rear camera is capable of 0.03 second hybrid autofocus using Phase detection AF (PDAF) for faster shutter speed response and Contrast detection AF for added precision.

The Xperia Z5 Premium is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset (2.0GHz/1.5GHz processor and Adreno 430 graphics) and 3GB RAM. Other features include 32GB internal storage (21.7GB usable), microSD memory card support, IP65/IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, capless USB charging, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has dimensions of 154 x 76 x 7.8mm and weighs 180 grams. The handset will launch in November 2015 in three colours: Black, Gold and Chrome.

Xperia Z5 Premium (E6853) white paper
Xperia Z5 Premium Dual (E6833 and E6883) white paper

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Xperia Z5 Premium Mirror

Xperia Z5 Premium Colours

Via Sony Mobile Blog, Sony Press and Sony Developer World.

  • Samantha

    Hey, they published the prices of the phones:

    Z5 from 700 euros/£599.00

    Z5 Compact from 549 euros/ (?)

    Z5 Premium from 800 euros/£699.00

    http://www.sonymobile.com/de/products/phones/
    http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/

  • H-R-K

    This is the most beautiful Xperia ever.

  • Yasir Fawad

    That chrome is a killer, definitely gona ditch my Z3Compact for that. Instant love.

  • H-R-K

    Only flaw is 5.5″ display, its too big for me.

  • Lukáš Pávl

    Price is high but i think that It’s totally worth to buy one. I’m getting one as soon as they hit pre-order. I’m very excited to see how SD 810 will perform together with 4K display. Hope that i will not fry eggs for breakfest on it.

  • Yasir Fawad

    Not flaw, but a beauty.

  • The phone in the vídeo is really the Z5P?

  • mukul verma

    price confirm
    z5 – 599 pound
    z5 premium- 699 pound
    z5c – 549 pound

    http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/

  • Brick

    That black-chrome one looks stunning.

  • Luxsaan06

    Take my Money Sony. But November? Can’t wait that long :(

  • Brick

    I have Z3 and sometimes I wish it was a little bigger. I think would be the sweet spot for me. If they can really deliver on the 2 day battery with the 4k screen, and gaming performance won’t be affected too much, I may consider getting it even if I’m very satisfied with the Z3 so far.

  • Atlas

    Why was she holding the Z5C in the video?

  • Amir

    A Z5 premium video while actually presenting the z5 compact. Funny stuff! someone got confuse there. “oops” they need to reupload it with the right device…

  • SONY only

    best phone ever …

    https://youtu.be/mTwsHd_AsLA

  • DBS

    “Sony claims that the Xperia Z5 Premium will still have the same ‘two-day’ battery found in the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. ”

    WHERE? Because if you look at their press releases, they do NOT mention the Z5P when talking about battery life. They say Z5 and Z5 Compact.

    Don’t hold your breath on 2 days of battery life on the Z5P.

  • Scott

    http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z5-premium/

    They stated it on their website,both Z5P and Z5 have “up to 2 days battery life”

  • Moonlight

    Exactly. I wish I could see how Z5P looks in her hands. I mean dimensions

  • Timel

    Goshhh!

    That Chrome color

    My heart is melting now

  • Moonlight

    Gonna stay with my white Z3 Dual for an upcoming year. In fact, we can’t predict how 810 will behave in extreme conditions like playing “extra heavy” games… I’m a bit confused as I don’t believe they fully solved the problem with overheating…I would like to see 820 right now to overcome “Samesong” with their Exynos. And yeah, Z5P/Dual design is awesome!

  • Srijan Chawla

    The sexiest one in the lot !!!!
    Cheers Sony :)

  • DBS

    Thanks for the link. Well, we shall see. In this very particular case, I will only believe it when I see it.

  • Lajos Márk Kovács

    Wow!

  • The question is which phone, the Z5 or Z5P, will get more Xda support and 3rd party accessory support?

  • Denis Barbini

    Who cares about 810, stop cry please.

    Premium my next phone after unlucky Z2.

  • mike

    spec is thinner than Z2, but it looks thicker than Z2 in video. why

  • Rene Pedroso

    Premium for me, cannot wait until November

  • Timel

    Becuase Sony is too poor, Sony has no money for hiring the good editors

  • Srijan Chawla

    Probably the Z5 Premium, it was always the case when a group of devices were launched, like when S, P & U were introduced in the market, the development for the S was the maximum, similar with the Z series iterations.
    But at the end of the day it also depends on what the developers can afford, if the Premium version is insanely expensive than the Z5, then the chances are quite minimum.

  • Night Guy

    And there it is…
    Another award title for beautiful design from sony

  • SkyMeow

    I’m sold. Ready to upgrade my Z1 to Z5 Premium. Just when can we buy it?

  • nfs2010

    So you’re happy now :P It has OIS too :)

  • Anukul

    because she is holding a z5 compact.

  • ramuk

    Nice. Could you share the link where they say it has OIS?

  • nfs2010

    Sure thing, mate.

    “Enhanced optical image stabilisation” :D

    “There’s a new closed-loop actuator in the camera that controls the lens position. Essentially, this is adding a feedback loop to the previous open-loop actuator, aiming to make it more accurate. Sony claims that the new unit deals much better with controlling motion”

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/135084-sony-xperia-z5-camera-sample-images-and-new-tech-explained

  • daniel kudo

    Btw the camera UI looks different compared to the current UI

  • adneon0

    Imagine a mirror selfie with that chrome model… Killer. !

  • Khush

    If you watch the adverts for the Z5 series at the bottom towards the end of their promotion videos, it says that the camera layout will be introduced with an update in November. However, it might just be for the 5th gen.

  • DanielGearSolid

    It’s f****** beautiful….

    Now i’m torn, i’ve wanted a matte back for so long because i drop my phone so much.
    But this looks like a phone made for your majesty

    idk what to get, z5 or z5p

  • TechGuyChris

    I want that wallpaper for a nice digital feel. I have an LG G4. Too hard to get Z3+ in the US and the Z4v for Verizon hasnt even been released yet lol. the LG G4 is nice. But this Sony wallpaper will make it look better.

  • wared

    When I found out that the z5 features 3 GB of ram, I thought that the z5 premium will have 4 GB of ram for sure, but I was very disappointed that they both have 3 GB of ram.

  • wared

    Does the z5 family features wireless charger?

  • daniel kudo

    I’m glad they’re change the camera Software, the current UI looks modern and simple, i hope the Manual Mode get some treatments as LG G4’s Manual Mode :)

  • daniel kudo

    Sadly no :(

  • Raymond

    It’s been a while since a Sony phone has impressed me, I have the Z3 but I gotta say I absolutely love the Z5 Premium shame I can’t get it the now.. Beautiful.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Same here bro, having Z3 but got to say… Z5 is really tempting

  • daniel kudo

    The Xperia Z5 premium literally kills the competition at the moment but the regular Z5 is kinda disappointment to me, especially the battery size

  • daniel kudo

    I’m really impressed with Sony Xperia Z5 Premium right now especially the design, fingerprint, display and the camera. But sony forget some features to add some spiciness, like wireless charging, USB type C 3.1, Dual Colour LED Flash, and the new UI looks horrible to me especially with that white app drawer

  • Jaouad

    Z5 Premium here as upgrade of my Z2 if issues are limited. Still concerned somehow with the 810

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Looks stunning, Really justifies the word “Premium”. Chrome colors looks gorgeous. If this gets priced properly, this is going to be a big hit. Hoping Sony did their homework in optimizing battery and performance for that 4K display. Gotta say, 808ppi is really insane. BTEKT said that camera shots look sharp and perfect. Did sony did correct its post processing this time? Maybe Yes!

  • Emil Oskarsson

    That was the sexiest gold phone i have ever seen! Usually i think gold colour is just a gimmick on phones, but this one was AWESOME :D

  • Alessandro Berti

    The Premium price is ok, it’s only 200 euros more than Z5c

  • Akand

    Impressive still I am out. only because of 3gb of RAM. 8 cores, 4K display too much for 3gb RAM. I think. Gonna be a very laggy device.

  • Raj Singh

    Some of these specs are just crazy. Wow.
    0.03 of a second?! WTF!
    800+ ppi?! WTF!
    More like how the fuck, not what the fuck.

  • Bashir Salleh

    Im annoyed by the uneven top and bottom bezel of Z5 compact :/

  • iia3ezu

    For the dual SIM phones, does the second SIM card slot support 3G?

    Over here, the telcos are phasing out the 2G cellular network very soon. If the second SIM slot only supports 2G it’ll be practically worthless.

  • Jon

    Impressive device, it isn’t something anyone needs but it’s definitely cool to have one. I didn’t see it and may have overlooked it but does this support wireless charging? I wonder what US pricing will be?

  • iia3ezu

    The eye can’t see the difference beyond a certain number of ppi density.

    Fast autofocus speed must be tested in real life before making any judgement.

    Also, I like how the default wallpaper doesn’t have white parts, it makes the time display hard to see (white on white). Refer to the M4 Aqua and the M5.

  • wared

    That’s disappointing because wireless charger will be very useful, especially in the restaurants because wireless charger will be mixed with the tables and when you put your phone on the table it will start charging, I think laptops should have this feature too but unfortunately there no any laptop with this feature yet I don’t know why.

  • iia3ezu

    From the white paper specification document:

    (fine print at the end)

    Memory comprises approximately 10.3 GB of firmware, plus 21.7 GB of “Internal storage” for music, pictures and movies, and downloaded applications and their data. For more details about memory, see “Memory in Android™ devices” on page 19.

    10.3 GB! Are the other phone brands this bloated?

  • azzido

    No white Premium? Sony WHY? WE WANT WHITE ONE TOO!!!
    Please create a white premium too! :( :( :(

    can you please up my comment?

  • iia3ezu

    Why doesn’t Sony support Korean language input on its software keyboard? Does Sony really hate Koreans or Korean speakers?

  • Timel

    It sounds awesome

  • m sacha

    you have used the phone have you? tested it and everything?

  • Timel

    these things stop me from buying Z5 premium
    – SD810
    The shitty CPU
    – 3GB
    Why not 4GB? your rivals such as Note 5 and other flagships in Q4 2015 will come with 4GB and to be honest I think adding more RAM is very useful more than increasing the useless Display resolutions
    – 4K resolution
    4K resolution with 3GB of RAM seriously? Even Full HD resolution on Z3+ that i played Modern combat 5 it’s still laggy so dont waste the time to talk about gaming experience with 4K display on Xperia Z5 Premium it gonna be disaster definitely
    – Bulky bezels,
    I Love the overall design actually but the bezels are still pretty too huge especially the top and bottom bezels, they should be smaller than this
    – Camera
    there’s no Full manual controls, no RAW support,Whatever im stil waiting to see thesuperior auto mode on Z5 again.
    – Music Experience
    No buit-in great quality DAC and Amp

  • azzido

    F 2.0 lenses was even on… Z2 :/
    I though that they will use brighter F 1.8 lens. Even Shamesung S6 has F1.9 which is better than this Z5 :(

  • Alex Norris

    Aha aha, and like always with the best (WoRST) camera in the world…. http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/95f39209d743d35ad00cb22d9a9644cb/202559746/Beach+Bar.JPG

  • Zidhin Mohd
  • Abdul Ghani

    u think sonys real g lens made my camera department is better than samsungs one

  • Abdul Ghani

    thats because the real 64 bit lollipop update is like that its not sonys fault its googles

  • allan putkkuri

    Where’s the usb type c, and sd 820?

  • CELTICJRB

    Sounds tasty, the premium version ; maybe mine in a short while?

  • Timel

    SD820? You have to wait until early 2016…

  • nick sweden

    really nice , but 8000 and one more glass phone, no to expensive but the most handsome phone on the market ;)

  • Akand

    no. but waiting for IFA starting on 4 September. I’ll be there to play for while if they have any booth for hands on.
    But don’t you think 4K display and 8 cores are too much to handle for 3gb of RAM??
    only 4K display doesn’t make it premium over standard Z5 to me.
    But of course, in term of design it’s 2 years ahead of any other devices on the market. It looks fucking awesome, honestly.

  • Akand

    If M5 gets released internationally and Z5 bears a 700+€ price tag, then it must be pass through a tough gate. M5 will carry almost half price and specifications aren’t half at all. So, I doubt Z5 could manage to pass through the tough gate of M5.
    For me personally, if they offer me M5 and Z5 both, I’ll pick up M5 without thinking for a nano second.
    Sony could take its OmniBalance to another high level with Z5 but failed to combine the specifications to consider SD810.
    I was thinking about considering SD810 if they offer 4 GB of RAM, but finally they failed again.
    I have 2 options now:
    1. Grab M5 if possible (available)
    2. wait for Z6 with SD820.

  • Akand

    But I gonna stick to my Z1 until Z6. Only because of 3GB of RAM, I am not going to grab Z5P. Otherwise it was freaking awesome.

  • Hitesh Pande

    Sony got the math wrong.Z5 should be qhd,4gb ram,6000mah battery.They only wanted to be in the history books.

  • oclk

    Reeeeeaaaaally like the new phones but the new Software UI is so damn ugly!! :( why Sony?

  • Timel

    I’m still happy with my current phones actually and even the Z5 chrome color is very beautiful but I think I’ll rather wait for Z6.

  • Brick

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=276&v=BIJu_77GNUw

    In this video the guy said he recorded 10 minutes of 4k video and it didn’t overheat, and that’s better than any phone on the market right now.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Z5 premium gold…. Nice…

  • Alvin

    You do hands on there, mate?

  • Raj Singh

    1. Personally, I don’t care if I can discern the difference between 300 ppi or 800+ ppi. They do this in part to set a benchmark. 4K may be overkill but it’s the life work of the engineers and they continue to push the boundaries and surpass them. It’s like an achievement (akin to passing a level in a video game with a certain number of points, trophies or time). You’re always going to want to top it.

    2. Fast auto-focus will indeed be what they claim (0.03). If it’s not, they can be sued for misrepresentation, especially since they’ve focused on it as a major selling point. You can’t misrepresent time. It’s an accountable value.

    3. The time display is available in in black when you want a lighter wallpaper and in white when you want a darker wallpaper. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcab0ae87b08b4f6e07354529f620623ae1ef2973036f2f86e29cd2ce876bef2.png

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  • Akand

    IFA is starting on 4 September actually. So if they have any booth to display Z5 family, of course I’ll be there to play for sometime.

  • Akand

    Me too. Z1 runs still superb. But Z5 premium is too awesome, accidentally I might change my mind if it would be available very soon.

  • Hai Long Hoang

    You’ll take my money again, fu**ing Sony :(

  • iosvsios

    Their phones aren’t sold in Korea AFAIK, so they didn’t include that software.

    Why are their phones not sold there? I don’t know, must be an extremely hard market to try to penetrate where most phones are iPhones or Korean brands (Vega, Samsung, LG)…

  • Snorky112

    I actually liked it

  • Billy de Fretes

    the real question is, can you afford it? even without those specs, these z5 families price higher than previous z3series

  • Billy de Fretes

    i don’t get it, people complain why not 4 GB when my old xperia Z work flawlessly in 2GB RAM, and i play Injustice, fifa on my phone. so 3 GB Ram will be more than enough…

  • jag

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhHhHhH!!! So tempted to have it! It is so beautiful!!!!!

  • iia3ezu

    A phone doesn’t need to be sold in Korea to support Korean language input. In fact, an international keyboard should cover all languages of the world.

  • kamikaz3shot

    waaaa, chrome so sexyyy… i wan i waan i waaaaaaannn… when come to singapoohh?? sony take ma money now, caann??

  • daniel kudo

    Chrome is the new white

  • daniel kudo

    Dat white app drawer looks horrible

  • cokis

    I think it’s ok. Even a budget AMLogic S812 CPU (shitty Mali 450MP6 GPU) with 2GB of RAM can handle 4K2K displays, play movies and games in acceptable framerate.

  • El_Carnicero

    SD820 is not ready for mass production yet.

  • El_Carnicero

    Because the power requirements of a laptop are significantly higher.

  • El_Carnicero

    Nothing wrong with that pic, it’s correctly exposed.

  • mixedfish

    If that’s a Z5 pic, impressive because other phones will try to blow out the background by pumping up ISO in auto mode.

  • mukul verma

    even windows 32 bit comes in smaller size compared to 64 bit, same applies here, 32 bit rom will take smaller size compared to 64 bit rom.

  • Robert Szombati

    Still no dedicated music chip (see: S-Master) on these new flagships and me as a Sony fan (veteran) I was really hoping for a REAL change from Sony this year.. oh well. It seems like Sony is focusing more on teenager needs rather than changing something and making a real upgrade for a change. Kids these days just want faster CPU’s in their phones and they pay extra cash (or they make their parents pay most likely) so they can have 2-3 fps more than they had with their previous phone. Sad.

  • a.mubher

    Sony phone is still the only one to support High Resolution Audio and Active Noise Cancelling if I’m not mistaken. So they deliverer on your “grown up” needs. xD

  • azzido

    waiting for Z6 Premium too.

  • azzido

    no it doesn’t have OIS, even Sony confirmed they use a hybrid solution, which means it is still software, no signs of OIS at all, you cannot find it in specs… maybe next time buddy

  • azzido

    Also I was expecting F 1.8 lens and not 2.0. Even Shamesung use better 1.9…

  • azzido

    chrome is chrome, not white :/

  • azzido

    with the focus on “up to” especially for Premium, will wait for reviews, and not the paid ones.

  • Robert Szombati

    Noise Cancelling is good but it’s NOT enough and Hi-Res? C’mon… They’ve added this features since the Z2 so, nothing new there. This year they had the chance to do something new by including a dedicated Music chip for these 2015 “flagships” to satisfy us audiophiles (and yes, I do consider myself an audiophile) So, and before you ask – I do own a dedicated music player (3 of them) as well but I was hoping to see something new, to have a phone with the same quality in the audio department.

    Oh and no offense but 90% of these pople commenting on these blogs (and I’m not talking only about xperiablog) are teenagers/kids who can’t afford new technology so they run to their parents when there’s something new around the corner which has a BIGGER screen, a FASTER CPU so they can play games.

  • Popescu Catalin

    Are you retarded?

  • Hitesh Pande

    It’s a business decision.no business unit will price a newer product with almost identical spec with some incremental feature lower than previous version. There is something wrong with Sony management and they are hellbent to bring the Mobil division down.

  • ramuk

    Your comment proves that you know nothing about camera.

  • Shiny plastic, shiny plastic everywhere!!!!1
    Basically, besides 4K, that people have difficulty seeing (buahaha), there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, worthy of mentioning (yes camera still sucks, shame on you if you expected something else). Also I can bet there will be a whole laundry list of fuck ups by Pony after the first reviews are out. No USB-C – no sale, No wireless charging – no sale. 810 – no sale!

    Oh yes and Z5/c are ugly bricks. Worse than the original Z in my view (fucking silver power button on the gold frame… gee Pony, get a designer already, who is not colorblind.

  • Alex Norris

    That’s, not impressive and LG with S6 showed much better result without noises.

    And this night shot taken by my 808 Pureview.

    Goodbye Sony ))

  • mosfett

    Out of curiosity, why do you need more than 3GB of ram?

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Good bye Alex norris. No one here want to see you :)

  • a.mubher

    Not only they resolved the heat issue ( already tested with 4K recording ), they also manage to get a great performance out of the dragon. they are topping the charts and exceeding even S6. It is time to stop the 810 drama.
    http://s1.postimg.org/us1jjh4pr/810.jpg

  • Alex Norris

    Of course, only blind fans like you afraid see the truth, When people nothing can answer, they start to behave like children – go away ect….))
    But thanks god, xperiablog has not only blind fans )

  • Alex Norris

    Says me guy who never seen good camera )

  • Timel

    You’re are such a disgusting person LOL

    Shame on your parents that they treat you like a loser that’s why you become a man like this

    Sorry but 4K is the big fail for Xperia Premium, every famous reviewers say no to it.

  • Timel

    Yes!

    Me too, these things stop me from buying Z5 Premium , it’s so disappointed especially when Sony’s called this model “Premium”

    – SD810
    As we all know, it’s the shitty CPU.

    – 3GB of RAM
    Why not 4GB? your rivals such as Note 5, S6 edge+ and other flagships in Q4 2015 will come with 4GB of RAM and to be honest I think 4GB is very useful than the useless 4K.

    – 4K resolution
    Im glad to see Sony gets ahead the competitors and I love Sony 4K but… C’mon Is Sony kidding us? 4K resolution on smartphone with 3GB of RAM, Seriously? I played Modern combat 5 on Z3+ which has Full HD display but it’s still laggy So dont waste the time to talk about gaming experience with 4K display resolution on Xperia Z5 Premium, It gonna be a disaster definitely.

    – Big screen without Split screen feature
    Too bad, Z5 Premium come with big screen (5.5″) which deserves split screen multitasking feature but no Sony doesn’t care about that useful feature at all, Sony focuses on increasing the useless resolutions instead, Great Sony!

    – Bulky bezels
    I Love the overall design actually but the bezels are still pretty too huge especially the top and bottom bezels, they should be a little bit smaller

    – Camera
    There’s no full manual controls, no RAW support, Whatever Im stil waiting to see the superior auto mode on Z5 again… Hopefuckingfully that Sony will improve the crappy post-processing algorithms problem.

    – Music Experience
    No buit-in great quality DAC and Amp , Such a shame.

    – No new innovation about battery charging.
    Where is the useful fastest charging feature?, Where is the useful wireless charging feature?

    The question is… Does the Z5 Premium really deserves the word like “Premium” ?
    Because the Z5 is already premium and I don’t see much difference between the Z5 and Z5 Premium , the Z5 is just a little bit smaller and has no 4K display (gimmick) So I think the Z5 Premium should change the name as “Z5 Mirror” or “Z5 Reflective” sound more reasonable than “Z5 Premium” Hehehe

    P.s. I don’t mean that Z5 Premium sucks, in the other hand I think this mega gorgeous smartphone is going to be one of the greatest smartphone on the market this year but honestly overall the Z5 is quite disappointed especially in term of innovations and features.

  • Timel

    So disappointed

    and these things stop me from buying Z5 Premium , it’s so disappointed especially when Sony’s called this model “Premium”

    – SD810
    As we all know, it’s the shitty CPU.

    – 3GB of RAM
    Why not 4GB? your rivals such as Note 5, S6 edge+ and other flagships in Q4 2015 will come with 4GB of RAM and to be honest I think 4GB is very useful than the useless 4K.

    – 4K resolution
    Im glad to see Sony gets ahead the competitors and I love Sony 4K but… C’mon Is Sony kidding us? 4K resolution on smartphone with 3GB of RAM, Seriously? I played Modern combat 5 on Z3+ which has Full HD display but it’s still laggy So dont waste the time to talk about gaming experience with 4K display resolution on Xperia Z5 Premium, It gonna be a disaster definitely.

    – Big screen without Split screen feature
    Too bad, Z5 Premium come with big screen (5.5″) which deserves split screen multitasking feature but no Sony doesn’t care about that useful feature at all, Sony focuses on increasing the useless resolutions instead, Great Sony!

    – Bulky bezels
    I Love the overall design actually but the bezels are still pretty too huge especially the top and bottom bezels, they should be a little bit smaller

    – Camera
    There’s no full manual controls, no RAW support, Whatever Im stil waiting to see the superior auto mode on Z5 again… Hopefuckingfully that Sony will improve the crappy post-processing algorithms problem.

    – Music Experience
    No buit-in great quality DAC and Amp , Such a shame.

    – No new innovation about battery charging.
    Where is the useful fastest charging feature?, Where is the useful wireless charging feature?

    The question is… Does the Z5 Premium really deserves the word like “Premium” ?
    Because the Z5 is already premium and I don’t see much difference between the Z5 and Z5 Premium , the Z5 is just a little bit smaller and has no 4K display (gimmick) So I think the Z5 Premium should change the name as “Z5 Mirror” or “Z5 Reflective” sound more reasonable than “Z5 Premium” Hehehe

    P.s. I don’t mean that Z5 Premium sucks, in the other hand I think this mega gorgeous smartphone is going to be one of the greatest smartphone on the market this year but honestly overall the Z5 is quite disappointed especially in term of innovations and features.

  • mukul verma

    then go & fuck yourself.. fuck off.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    No the one who is really the disgusting and annoying person was you.

    Shame on my parent ? Hahaha the one who start talking about the other person’s parent have no manner at all.

    So you too. GET OUT OF HERE :)

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Afraid to see the truth ? What I see is you just show off what you have and underestimate SONY product here.

  • Alex Norris

    You told the truth, but now you stupid fans again will start hurl stones and say that you’re Samsung fan, and so on.

  • Andrea

    wow! fantastic !

  • Alex Norris

    underestimate SONY product here….) What i must say, Thank you sony for another modded Z1+++++++ and take my money?

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    You don’t have to do so just stop making funny of it. If you don’t like SONY product that much so what’re you doing here ?

  • Alex Norris

    What’re i’m doing here ? Emm I look forward to when Sony will wake up, and start doing the real flagships, which want to buy, but in fact I see another modification of Z1 +++++++

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    and do you think making funny of it make what you want happen ?

  • Timel

    So pity LOL
    You can’t even accept the truth!
    I know I shouldn’t expect anything too much from a blind and biased disgusting fanboy like you but you must face the truth that Xperia Premium will give customers the very bad user experiences so it’s the biggest fail from Sony this year

    Put 4K in smartphone, only 3GB of RAM, these show that Sony only make hardware but don’t care about software and user experience at all

    That’s why Sony sucks, that’s why Sony smartphone cameras suck and that’s why Z5 Premium sucks!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Is that all you got ?

  • laci_csk

    Sony, you did a good job with this best phone, grats.

  • Alex Norris

    no, I think it tragic, when great company can not show innovations..

  • Shubham Mutreja

    Not to mention highly detailed pre production camera samples they just look awesome
    Color saturation is bit high but dynamic range is high too!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I think send the feedback to them was the proper way to let them know their faulty. Just making fun of the product here doesn’t help and It will only cause the haggle which is really waste the time.

  • Timel

    “Underestimate Sony product here”

    So pity you
    You said like this because you’re a blind fanboy

    FYI
    Alex Norris he’s a Sony fan.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    A SONY fan who keep making fun of SONY product ?

  • Timel

    “If you don’t like SONY product that much so what’re you doing here ?”

    So you see now?
    This is brainless sony fanboy’s logic, very Nazi.

    Come to Xperiablog you must lick Sony balls only! Or get out of here!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    The way you’re discussing show how disgusting you’re, Timel.

    If you don’t know how to have a manner you will never grow up as a successful person.

    Keep thinking I’m brainless and one day you will know that the brainless person was yourself.

  • a.mubher

    Z5’s

  • Alex Norris

    Yes, who keep making fun of SONY product, because it really looks fun, when you again & again saw “Running on the spot “

  • Alex Norris
  • Itsarapong Intoum

    It was not “Running on the spot” It improve every year. Also nothing in this world is perfect. The Z5 Premium have the good point on itself even the camera was not perfect it is still decent for it price plus with other features.

  • ZeRo+

    WOW! Fantastic quality!

  • ZeRo+

    That’s not full size..

  • Darni187

    lol Why you need more than 3GB ram? this isnt running with touch viz you know lol.. Sony do a great job with 3GB Ram, their light skin is close to stock.

  • Darni187

    I just sold my Note 4 this morning for the Z5 Premium :), using my Z Ultra till Nov when it comes out..

  • Timel

    Me too bro

  • a.mubher
  • Timel

    Shame on Sony!
    Until sixth generation of Z series, Sony still stuck with the shitty camera for 4 years, I’m so speechless with company like Sony.

  • Timel

    No wireless charging is one of many bad things that stop me and most people from buying Z5 Premium

    – SD810
    As we all know, it’s the shitty CPU.

    – 3GB of RAM
    Why not 4GB? your rivals such as Note 5, S6 edge+ and other flagships in Q4 2015 will come with 4GB of RAM and to be honest I think 4GB is very useful than the useless 4K.

    – 4K resolution
    Im glad to see Sony gets ahead the competitors and I love Sony 4K but… C’mon Is Sony kidding us? 4K resolution on smartphone with 3GB of RAM, Seriously? I played Modern combat 5 on Z3+ which has Full HD display but it’s still laggy So dont waste the time to talk about gaming experience with 4K display resolution on Xperia Z5 Premium, It gonna be a disaster definitely.

    – Big screen without Split screen feature
    Too bad, Z5 Premium come with big screen (5.5″) which deserves split screen multitasking feature but no Sony doesn’t care about that useful feature at all, Sony focuses on increasing the useless resolutions instead, Great Sony!

    – Bulky bezels
    I Love the overall design actually but the bezels are still pretty too huge especially the top and bottom bezels, they should be a little bit smaller

    – Camera
    There’s no full manual controls, no RAW support, Whatever Im stil waiting to see the superior auto mode on Z5 again… Hopefuckingfully that Sony will improve the crappy post-processing algorithms problem.

    – Music Experience
    No buit-in great quality DAC and Amp , Such a shame.

    – No new innovation about battery charging.
    Where is the useful fastest charging feature?, Where is the useful wireless charging feature?

    The question is… Does the Z5 Premium really deserves the word like “Premium” ?
    Because the Z5 is already premium and I don’t see much difference between the Z5 and Z5 Premium , the Z5 is just a little bit smaller and has no 4K display (gimmick) So I think the Z5 Premium should change the name as “Z5 Mirror” or “Z5 Reflective” sound more reasonable than “Z5 Premium”

    I think overall the Z5 is quite disappointed especially in term of innovations and features.

  • Timel

    So excited about this!

  • ZeRo+

    Not bad, but not so good, little blurred and noisy. Alex Norris night sample from nokia 808 looks clean

  • ZeRo+
  • a.mubher

    Nothing beats the Pureview though. That’s why it is ugly :p
    http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/nokia/nokia-808-pureview-pure-white-all-collors.jpg

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Some people care about performance more than appearance. Me too if the SONY make a bulky camera phone I will buy it.

    Unfortunately due to the demand of sleek phone SONY don’t do so.

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  • ZeRo+

    Anyway, this smartphone forever made history, it always be called The Great 808 pureview, but Xperia Z5 like its predecessors, never be called the great.

  • a.mubher
  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Z5 is much better =…=

  • Alex Norris

    Yes, exactly, and Sony stuck so deep that now only God can help Sony. Sony itself has driven in a trap in 2013, when it introduced this rubbish 20mp. camera. It was their marketing, and today we see another marketing, unfortunately it is the bitter truth.

    I really tired of all this.

  • Alex Norris

    S6 night sample
    Seems to good quality, no…?
    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8749/16830958888_1dc85d8b6d_o.jpg

  • a.mubher

    Z3 night sample xD
    http://i.imgur.com/ENRToKp.jpg

  • Alex Norris

    S6 sample xD

  • a.mubher

    S6 better than Pureview 808 confirmed xD
    I hope my point got through.

  • Alex Norris

    For noobs like you http://smartcam.club/node/3303

  • iCeQubeTomato

    If only its 6.4″

  • a.mubher

    It didn’t get through…. as expected xD

  • Akand

    I know Sony can deliver smoother experience. But still 4K display with 8 cores may not be able to deliver as smooth experience as it would deliver if equipped with 4GB of RAM.
    Moreover, Android apps are getting heavier day by day.

  • Shubham Mutreja

    xperia z3 users say hi!

  • Shubham Mutreja
  • Timel

    It is hard for you to accept the truth?

    Except the design, Z5 Premium has nothing special but the useless features

    These are why many people will not buy Z5 Premium

    called this model “Premium”

    – SD810
    As we all know, it’s the shitty CPU.

    – 3GB of RAM
    Why not 4GB? your rivals such as Note 5, S6 edge+ and other flagships in Q4 2015 will come with 4GB of RAM and to be honest I think 4GB is very useful than the useless 4K.

    – 4K resolution
    Im glad to see Sony gets ahead the competitors and I love Sony 4K but… C’mon Is Sony kidding us? 4K resolution on smartphone with 3GB of RAM, Seriously? I played Modern combat 5 on Z3+ which has Full HD display but it’s still laggy So dont waste the time to talk about gaming experience with 4K display resolution on Xperia Z5 Premium, It gonna be a disaster definitely.

    – Big screen without Split screen feature
    Too bad, Z5 Premium come with big screen (5.5″) which deserves split screen multitasking feature but no Sony doesn’t care about that useful feature at all, Sony focuses on increasing the useless resolutions instead, Great Sony!

    – Bulky bezels
    I Love the overall design actually but the bezels are still pretty too huge especially the top and bottom bezels, they should be a little bit smaller

    – Camera
    There’s no full manual controls, no RAW support, Whatever Im stil waiting to see the superior auto mode on Z5 again… Hopefuckingfully that Sony will improve the crappy post-processing algorithms problem.

    – Music Experience
    No buit-in great quality DAC and Amp , Such a shame.

    – No new innovation about battery charging.
    Where is the useful fastest charging feature?, Where is the useful wireless charging feature?

  • Alex Norris

    I seen that photo many times. Don`t send 3 times one sample. This Image blurred and has noises, not ideal for example.

  • Alex Norris

    This called quality 808 pureview, or you still want argue with me?

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8258075796_6e720e9a93_o.jpg

  • Afnan Acchan

    Good but can be better. Sony should make Z5 Premium best in everything, Dual led, 4gb ram, 128gb internal storage, 8mp front facing camera.

  • Alex Norris
  • Shubham Mutreja

    you do realise that your pureview has a very large sensor so it is natural that it will give better pics in low light and thats why 808 has bump.
    Z series has not so bigger sensor but it doesnt have bump.
    you cant get everything on one phone like 808 has better camera right!
    can it survive water? it has 184 ppi display on 4 inch! even my mini pro has 200 ppi on 3 inch
    Pureview was designed to be camera phone and rx100 has even larger sensor and hence 808 cant even touch it.
    Z series phones are designed to be entertainment + durable + premium.
    Does ur 808 has two audio chips like we had in z3?
    z3 still blows note 5 and s6 in audio quality (i read a review in head fi but vivo are better than z3)
    can ur 808 last 101h in endurance tests? z3 compact did!
    Does ur 808 has stereo speakers? Does it has Digital noise cancelling as in Z2/3/4/5?
    And this pic is resultant of slow shutter speed with lowest iso on 808 something which we dont have in ours xperias yet!
    The pic i showed u probably chose 500 or over iso with 1/20 shutter speed maybe?
    808 chose 2.7 sec shutter speed with 50 iso so why we are comparing these two pics!
    keep in mind z5 family is in pre production

  • tristi lumina

    CAN YOU REPLY / ARGUE WHAT Shubham Mutreja SAID??? DUDE??? YOU JUST ROAR ABOUT CAMERA QUALITY!! So fucking true that 808 PureView absolute win cause the HARDWARE!! WHAT A NOOB!! Go here (FUCKING) TIMEL and say that SONY sud develop better CAMERA ALGORITHM. Even with the best developer, if the hardware isnt comparable, till doomsday that fight never end.
    If I buy RX100 lens and pair with my Z3, WILL YOU COMPARE IT WITH YOUR FUCKING 808 PUREVIEW ALEX NORRIS? OR WITH ANY SMARTPHONE

    Damn, you haters. You guys just CANT ACCEPT GREAT THINGS LOL. Your hair burnt see GREAT THINGS AND IN YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS NOT HAVE IT. Go ahead you retarded with your argument about GREAT CAMERA OF 808 OR ANYTHING YOU COMPLAINT.

  • tristi lumina

    I just tired read Timel and Alex Norris comments. LOL
    They’re so fun.

  • Shubham Mutreja

    calm down man!
    How about ignoring and just buy things we like not what other likes!

  • Alex Norris

    Thank you for lecture, very informative.

    Then you should not have to show me images from your Z3 and Z5..

    You say that 808 Pureview has large sensor, ok but then I have to demonstrate for you samples taken by Lg G4, which sensor even smaller than of the Z series line.

    Show you a comparison between Lg G4 and Z3 +, there is just a night shooting mode, how do you think I again should show you evidence that the cameras on all Xperia have problems with post processing.? I think it is not necessary, right..

    As for the low-resolution display at 808 Pureview, then it 4 inches is enough for that. And you are not aware that 808 Pureview screen
    , still has a very high contrast, even among the 2015 year flagships.

    About waterproof.. Sony has many problems with this, a lot of xperia smartphones, pass water, it’s like lottery 50/50, or lucky or not.

  • Alex Norris

    Panda, you probably when fell from tree, banged your head…

    Seems to me, you have brain concussion, immediately to the doctor, immediately!

  • Sdamaceno

    what do you expect about performance/quality?

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  • Popescu Catalin

    You should stick with you plastic bottle Samsung :)

  • What year are you living in, 2004? :D Samsung makes one of the most premium phones on the market (starting with g6), aside from soon to be dead HTC and apple.

    btw I have pony Z for now. :)

  • Timel

    Galaxy Note 5 Vs Xperia Z5 Premium

    http://youtu.be/daoJ2BktV5E

  • Shubham Mutreja

    I never expected someone to compare a 1600 iso image with 100 iso image and then complain about noise in 1600 iso image

  • hocestquisumus

    It’s hot. But all the shiny will make it look like a old beater within seconds thanks to fingerprints.

  • En.Pasta.Tack

    What a fugly phone…No wonder Nokia almost went bankrupt..

  • Akand

    Finally, I was there today.
    With Z5 Sony took OmniBalance to another elegant level. It looks more elegant, refreshing, gorgeous than its predecessors.
    Only Z5 premium chrome version has mirror effect.
    Camera quality improved quite well, but still not the perfect. Don’t be disappointed so early. They told me it’s on beta phase. Final release will bring more better performance.
    Fingerprint works super fast without lag so far.
    Glass back finishing is awesome, least slippery, anti glare.
    If anyone considers SD810, it’s really upgrade worthy from any predecessor.
    Performance is very smooth so far. Photo capture speed and post processing speed is super fast.
    I noticed several camera app versions there. All handsets don’t have same camera app. It was bit confusing.
    Finally color selection is fucking awesome as always. I brought some pictures that I captured. I’ll share them later.

  • Alvin

    Thanks for your hands on mate! Appreciate it. And yeah some of those phones are still on the current camera ui, the overall update for the new camera interface and performances will be available after an update they’ll bring in november afaik. Yeah that chrome version is so amazing to me, so for the others, z5 series is the beast.

    And yes, that colour selections are always conusing me because they all look so amazing.. and now i don’t have to beg for sony to use emerald green and blue topaz colours on their phones lol

  • Akand

    I didn’t want to reply to your comments like I stopped doing to timel.
    But one thing today I should say to you and timel.
    today I was there at IFA and spent about 1 hour with Z5 series. I don’t want to share my experiences with as they are valueless to you.
    I just want to share some part of conversation I had with Sony concerns,
    Our conversation was started with one sentence from me, “I don’t see any difference FHD on 5 inches and 4K on 5.5 inches.”
    hearing it, Sony guy got a bit anger on me and replied without showing politeness, “you don’t want it but someone wants and that’s why we made it”.
    I understood the reason of his anger. so our conversations turned to….
    Me: I know someone wants it. I am not blaming or criticizing it. I just compared. and I am also happy that Sony understood the facts of the current world.
    SonyGuy: what did you mean ‘facts of current world’? you meant gimmick?
    Me: yes
    SonyGuy: yeah. Sony understood it bit later but they were not focusing on it. when fingerprint was implemented on mobile device, we thought it is not actually worthy to put biometric security on simple mobile device. but people accepted it as very useful forgetting negatives. 2K display was implemented on mobile, still Sony thought it’s unworthy for less than 6 inches devices. but people appreciated and blamed Sony not to accept the trends. finally Sony got the psychology of the people. they just want more whether it is necessary or not. Sony realized the facts long ago. but they were ignoring it. you know why?
    Me: why??
    SonyGuy: Sony is a giant company I think you know.
    Me: Of course they are.
    SonyGuy: They were restructuring the whole company as well as business strategy. last more than 3 years restructuring was on form and now we are almost at the end of restructure. You may agree seeing Z5 or our entire IFA program that we are almost back on the track.
    Me: initially yes. i can also feel that sony has dealt with Z5 more seriously than its predecessors. but we need to observe bit longer to justify Sony’s comeback.
    SonyGuy: Surely you will see. We are working on camera department more seriously joining with Sony alpha team. we introduced world’s first 4K mobile display already. we improved our sound quality a lot. and so on..just have a look on our project Morpheus and enjoy your times with Sony products. and please don’t forget to have a look on our latest unreleased smartwatches especially Wena.
    Me: sure. thanks your cordial descriptive sentences. I hope for Sony the best. and enjoy your times.
    SonyGuy: wish you the same.

  • Damien

    If I took a pic at night with my M2, it would just look like something blurred. If that’s not good enough for pictures like that at night, them you’ll have to wait a long time untill they do process.

  • Matt

    yes goodbye , use that phone with dead OS

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