Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review

    See other variants reviews Score: 79.8 / 100

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is a breath-taking Android cellphone released back in 2015, which counts with an extremely fast Octa-Core processor ticking at 2 gigahertz, a huge 5.5" screen, and 2 cameras, a 23 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front facing camera. Is that all? Not at all, it's just the introduction.

Sony decided to sell this cellphone with an extremely powerful Octa-Core processor speeding at 2000 megahertz, included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 system chip with a big 3 GB RAM. Graphic intensive applications often uses a lot of CPU processing time, so this device also has a 450 megahertz Adreno 430 graphic processing unit to help the CPU with those tasks. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium counts with a 32 GB amazing internal storage memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, more than enough to store lots of applications, games, songs, photos and videos without having to worry about filling the phone.

Sony is offering the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium in black, gray and gold. This cellphone only has 6.08" long and 2.99" wide, but it manages to hold a 5.5" screen. This cellphone is thin and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.31". Talking about its aspect, this phone is mainly created with Glass and Metal. This phone feels much lighter than what you expect from a phone this size.

This cellphone is equipped with two cameras, a 23 MP back side camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. Its back side camera lens has a 1.8 aperture so it can shoot impressive pictures even in low lighting environments. This phone can also shoot videos up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 60 fps. This phone also has many cool characteristics: flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, time lapse video, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This cellphone is equipped with a gorgeous 5.5 inches screen with a 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution, which makes all images and videos look vivid and colorful. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium counts with Wi-Fi connection (which can be provided to other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A (4G) really quick connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity (which is a bit slower 4G type) and fast 3G connectivity, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone comes with 2 Nano SIM cards to be able to to work with 2 different phone numbers or carriers at the same time.

This phone uses a 3430 mAh big capacity Li-Ion non-removable battery that can keep it running for many hours without having to charge it at all. This device has an estimated 15.2 hs talk time and a 630 hours stand by time. An issue to take into account is that this device's battery isn't replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts losing capacity, while with this big battery you will probably replace this phone before that becomes an issue.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium also features plenty of interesting characteristics as NFC, Bluetooth (enables communication with other cellphones, computers and accessories), GPS Geolocation and Radio, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium might not be such a good choice considering it is priced 545 dollars, and some similar phones are being sold cheaper than that. No matter if you are looking for a social cellphone, will use it to play games, want a work cellphone or are a photography fan, this cellphone is definitely a great choice .

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Variant:See other variants reviews
Also Known As:Sony  Xperia Z5 Premium Dual||Sony  E6853
Dimensions:6.08 x 2.99 x 0.31 inchesMetric15.44 x 7.59 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:6.35 ouncesMetric180.02 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold and Gray
Materials:Glass and Metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-09-02
Price:$ 545.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:2160 x 3840 pixels (4K)
Pixel density:801 pixels per inchMetric315.35 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 430 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:3430 mAh
Stand-by Time:630 hours
Talk Time:15.2 hours


Back camera:23 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.43 inches (1/2.3")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (60 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, Smile Detection Shooting and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor