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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 485 reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and camera are on the whole positive. The size and screen are also appreciated, but opinions about the reception and price are different.

performance, screen, size, camera, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and performance are overall positive. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the size and battery get mixed comments.

screen, design, camera, performance, durability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (UK Version)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (UK Version)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The durability also gets good feedback. There are some less positive views about the screen.

design, durability, size

screen

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual E6883 5.5" 23MP 32GB Smartphone - International Version / No Warranty (Gold)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual E6883 5.5" 23MP 32GB Smartphone - International Version / No Warranty (Gold)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the sound and performance.

screen, performance, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6883 Dual 4G 32GB Gold(UNLOCKED)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6883 Dual 4G 32GB Gold(UNLOCKED)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

The world's first ever 4K phone is here

Sony has done it – here's the first phone to ever have a 4K display and it's unsurprisingly stunning. But in the search for a headline feature, Sony has managed to miss the mark on a few of the basics that could have made this a fantastic phone.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: First class all the way? - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has the potential to dazzle with its display, but to get the best you need to supply your own 4K content. Like other Z5 models,

Display will make movies look great, waterproofing, microSD card slot, good battery performance

Camera is slow, lots of bloatware, some software changes are for the worse, design isn't as premium as some rivals

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is an interesting smartphone. It's launched with fanfare, but only really puts a higher resolution display on the front of the experience you'll get from the regular model. If you're after the Xperia experience in a larger...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: a piece of technology history?

 

It's high-res but low on necessity

Great camera ; Waterproof

Battery not long-lasting ; Overheats with gaming

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

A matter of time before the world's first 4K smartphone makes sense

Sharp screen with 4K capability ; Vibrant but balanced colour palette ; Detailed, punchy audio ; Fast performance ; Good fingerprint scanner

4K screen capabilities largely unused ; Camera could be better ; Expensive

A good all-round performer, but the Z5 Premium needs more 4K mobile content for its USP to really make sense

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

If you've been waiting for a 4K smartphone then the wait is suddenly over. Here's our Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review.

A 4K smartphone might seem like something you want but you really don't need it and it's an expensive card to play in order to trump your mates. The device is also big, uncomfortable and brash. Hardware is the same as the regular Z5 so it really comes...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

The big daddy of the Xperia kingdom

Feels expensive ; Handy waterproofing ; High-quality screen

Quite bulky ; Most rivals have better low-light photo quality ; 4K display is largely meaningless

Big, powerful and certainly ‘Premium’, but it’s not a Samsung-killer.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is a an expensive, no-compromise Android phone. It's Sony's equivalent to the iPhone 6S Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

High-quality screen ; Good performance ; Expandable memory

Camera speed and low-light quality doesn't match best ; Expensive ; 4K display not much use ; Screen-on battery life worse than previous years

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

It's very fast, but the Xperia Z5 Premium's 4K display is a huge let-down that's also a massive battery drain

The Z5 Premium's screen also isn't as bright as the Z5's, as I only measured a peak brightness level of 455.25cd/m2 compared to the Z5's massive 684.25cd/m2. As a result, whites also weren't nearly as clean and pure on the Z5 Premium as they were on...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review: In Depth

 

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review: The world's first 4K smartphone is a media monster, but will that visual bombshell also be the Xperia Z5 Premium's undoing? Check out our full review of the Xperia Z5…

Slick design ; Great camera ; Sharp, attractive screen

Expensive ; Battery life suffers ; 4K offers no real advantage

Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium is the biggest of the new Xperia Z5 family and also a moment in history, thanks to that world-first 4K screen. In truth it’s more of a pub brag than a genuinely useful feature, but the Premium is still a solid media machine...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K smartphone

 

IFA 2015 - Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K Android smartphone : Sony's 4K leadership now in a mobile device - Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first 4K smartphone. The new Xperia Z5 Premium is a 4K phone with a sharp, vivid 5.5-inch 4K TRILUMINOS...

As soon as we receive a test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with 4k sample pictures, followed by an extensive Sony Xperia Z5 review. Availability of colors and optional Xperia accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700 / 2900 / 3430
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:77 / 87
Continuous video playback time:8 / 8.20 / 8.42
Standby time (2G):490 / 520
Standby time (3G):490 / 540
Standby time (4G):490 / 500
Talk time (2G):11.5 / 13.1
Talk time (3G):11.5 / 14 / 17

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800, 3200 / 12800, 3200, 4000 / 3200, 12800 / 3200, 4000, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5.1
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p / 2160p, 1080p / 720p, 1080p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.468
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.466

Design

Colour of product:Black / Chrome / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68 / IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Standard colour:Black / Chrome / Gold

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.7 / 13.2 / 14
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 2160 x 3840
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:6 / 806
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, ADTS, AIFF, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OPUS, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, SMF, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AIFF, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, PCM, Vorbis, WMA / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, AAC, OGG, MIDI, FLAC, MP3 / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, AAC, WAV, AAC+, OGG, MIDI, AIFF, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, AAC, WAV, OGG, MIDI, FLAC, MP3 / MP4, AAC, Vorbis, WMA, M4A, MIDI, PCM, FLAC, MP3
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, M4V, MP4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, VP8, VP9, WEBM / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, VP8, VP9, WM-DRM, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.265, MKV, MP4, VP8, VP9, WM-DRM, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, XVID, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, 3GPP, H.264, WM-DRM, H.265, AVI, XVID, MKV, MP4, VP8, VP9 / 3GP, H.263, WEBM, 3GPP, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, AVI, XVID, MKV, MP4, VP8, VP9 / 3GP, VP8, 3GPP, H.263, VP9, H.264, H.265, WM-DRM, AVI, MKV, XVID, MP4 / 3GP, VP8, 3GPP, VP9, WM-DRM, AVI, MKV, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):1800,900,1900,850 / 800,850,900,1800 / 800,900,850,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:1900,850,1700,2100 / 2100,850,1900,900 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSF, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, MAP, SPP, HFP, OPP, AVRCP, HID, PAN, GAP, HSP / A2DP, MAP, SPP, HFP, OPP, AVRCP, HID, PAN, HSF, GAP / A2DP, MAP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP, PAN, GAP, HSP, GAVDP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA2 / MSCHAPv2, EAP-AKA, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA2 / WPA2, MSCHAPv2, EAP-AKA, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ad, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ad, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n, 802.11ad / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 430
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 430
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu / Icons, Shortcuts, Widgets, Menu, Themes / Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 2
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2
Processor Model:810

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5..1 / 5.1 / 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal RAM:2048 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:200
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube / Google Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, YouTube, Google Hangouts / Google Maps, YouTube, Google Voice Search / Google Play, YouTube, Google Hangouts

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.45 / 7.8 / 8.9
Height :12.7 / 14.6 / 15.4
Weight:138 / 154 / 156.5 / 180 / 181
Width:1.6 / 6.5 / 7.2 / 7.21 / 7.6