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Sony Xperia Z5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 885 reviews of Sony Xperia Z5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and camera are generally positive. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z5 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reception and reliability get negative views.

performance, design, usability, portability, battery

reliability, reception

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 SIM-Free Smartphone (German Version) - GoldSony Xperia Z5 SIM-Free Smartphone (German Version) - Gold

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The camera and portability also get good feedback, whereas the size and reception get mixed comments.

performance, portability, camera, usability, battery

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 32GB GSM/LTE - Unlocked phone - (US Warranty)- Retail Packaging (Black)Sony Xperia Z5 32GB GSM/LTE - Unlocked phone - (US Warranty)- Retail Packaging (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance, but reviews are divided on the durability.

performance

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY XPERIA Z5 E6653 SINGLE SIM 32GB BLACK IP68 FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE CELL PHONESONY XPERIA Z5 E6653 SINGLE SIM 32GB BLACK IP68 FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE CELL PHONE

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 review

 

Sony's last Z series phone packs some impressive tech

Major design improvements ; Great fingerprint sensor ; Stronger battery life

Expensive ; No wireless charging ; Still heating up

The Xperia Z5 is a huge improvement on the Xperia Z3+ with a new fingerprint sensor and a sexy design, but there are still a few little issues stopping it from getting that perfect score.

Nov, 2016

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

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Flagship foibles - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia Z5 introduces lots of new camera technology for some great results, but it is hampered by the software, which is often slow. The battery

Great design and finish, good camera performance, fingerprint scanner

Can get hot, software slow, battery life isn't as good as it was in older devices

For all the posturing of the Sony Xperia Z5, there is something that's incremental about it. The design has progressed a tiny amount and for the most part we like it, but it's not a dramatic move like we've seen from Samsung, so will likely be...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 review: would Bond really use this phone?

 

Here we are again - a new phone for Bond to tote in SPECTRE

New revised design ; Improved camera ; New fingerprint sensor

Expensive end of the line ; No wireless charging ; Still getting hot

Oct, 2015

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

Sony Xperia Z5 review

 

A solid performer from Sony, but not the leap we expected from the Z3...

Improved sound quality Good fingerprint scanner Sharp photos Crisp, rich picture Fast operational speed

Runs too warm Only Full HD screen Screen could be brighter Angular design less ergonomic Not innovative enough

In some ways, the Z5 feels like a revised Oxford dictionary. The language and layout is the same, simply more words have been added. Sony has largely stuck to the same Xperia Z script – the Z5 feels like a kind of mash up of the Z3 and Z3+ – and in...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z5

 

Sitting between the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the regular Z5 might seem like the least interesting of the trio. It doesn't have the small, yet powerful nature of the Compact or the 4K display of the Premium.

Fantastic display ; Camera works well in varying conditions ; Excellent fingerprint scanner

Uncomfy design ; Dated UI ; It gets too hot

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: What's the best Android phone?

 

Sony's back with a bang, but can it take on the king of the Android phone market? It's Z5 vs S6 in our comparison review

If you're buying these phones SIM-free then the Samsung Galaxy S6 wins, more than £200 cheaper, faster, with a higher-resolution screen and an excellent camera. If you're buying on a contract, though, the Galaxy just got some real competition - the...

Oct, 2015

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

Sony Xperia Z5 review

 

The new flagship gets fingerprint scanner and upgraded camera

There's no doubt that the Xperia Z5 is a solid flagship smartphone from Sony and an improvement on the Z3+. We certainly like the new frosted glass rear cover and the addition of a fingerprint scanner in that slim power button. Once again, the camera...

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 review

 

The Xperia Z5 is expensive, but it has the best LCD display around, superb performance and a top-class design

For some, the Xperia Z5 will have come far too soon after the launch of the Z3+, but for me, it can't have come soon enough. While it's slightly disappointing that Sony continues to persist with the same screen size and resolution, the display itself...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z5 review

 

Three months since Sony's last flagship phone, the next one has arrived. So what's changed this time?

Neat fingerprint scanner ; Punchy screen ; Attractive colours and glass back

Battery life worse than previous Zs ; Gets warm an awful lot ; Feels late to the party ; A harsher in-hand feel than rivals

It's no pack leader but the Xperia Z5 is a good choice if you love Sony's style.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z5 review - hands on

 

The Xperia Z5 comes with an all new camera and built-in fingerprint sensor - here are our hands on impressions of Sony's new flagship

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:87 / 91
Continuous video playback time:8 / 8.42 / 8.7
Standby time (2G):520
Standby time (3G):540 / 590
Standby time (4G):500
Talk time (2G):13 / 13.1 / 13.10 / 13.16
Talk time (3G):14 / 17 / 19
Talk time (4G):500

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 5.1
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800, 3200 / 3200, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5 / 5.1
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p / 1080p, 720p / 2160p / 2160p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.781
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.751
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.75

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

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

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800 / 800,900,850,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G bands (secondary SIM):2100,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS / GPRS, GSM / GSM, GPRS
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:1900,850,1700,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900 / 900,1900,850,2100 / 900,850,1700,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 900,1900,2600,800,2100,850,1800
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, MAP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP, PAN, GAP, HSP, GAVDP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / 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, PEAP, WPA / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA2 / WPA2, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call:No / Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.45
Height :14.6
Weight:154 / 156.5
Width:7.2 / 7.21