Sony Xperia Z5 Review

February 8, 2016 | Jack Baker | |

Specifications

Memory and storage

3 GB RAM
Up to 32 GB flash memory*
Up to 200 GB microSD™ card

SIM capability

Single SIM
Nano SIM

Operating System

Google Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)

Processor (CPU)

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810
Adreno™ 430 GPU
64-bit Octa-core processor, Quad-core 2.0 GHz+ Quad-core 1.5 GHz

Battery

Up to 2 days' battery life*******
2900 mAh
Talk time: up to 17 hours***
Standby time: up to 540 hours***
Music listening time: up to 87 hours***
Video playback time: up to 8 hours***

Durability

Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)****

Weight

154 grams

Dimensions

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Colour

Graphite Black
White
Gold
Green

Display

5.2” FHD 1080p (1920x1080)
Triluminos display for Mobile
X-Reality for Mobile
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer

Main camera

1/2.3'' 23 MP Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor
Hybrid Autofocus 0.03 sec *
5 x Clear Image Zoom
Up to 8x Digital Zoom
Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm)
Up to ISO 12800 Photo/3200 Video
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
4K video recording
Pulse LED Flash

Front camera

5 MP front camera Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor
Full HD video
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
Wide-angle lens (25 mm)

Networks

GSM GPRS
UMTS HSPA (3G)
LTE (4G) *****/ LTE (*4G) Cat 6 *****

Connectivity

aGPS*****
Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
WiFi MIMO
MHL 3.0******
NFC
Fingerprint sensor
ANT+™ sport, fitness, health support

Sound

High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)
DSEE HX
LDAC
Digital Noise Cancelling
Clear Audio+
S-Force Front Surround
Auto-headset compensation
Stereo Recording
FM Radio

Entertainment

PlayMemories*****
PS4™ Remote Play

Key accessories

SmartWatch 3
High-Resolution Audio Headset (MDR-NC750)
Style Cover Window SCR42 for Xperia Z5

Disclaimers

* Measured using CIPA internal measurement method
** Memory comprises approximately 5 GB of firmware, plus 27 GB of “Internal storage” for music, pictures and films, and downloaded applications and their data.
*** Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.
****The Xperia Z5 is waterproof and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap, but remember: all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info see http://support.sonymobile.com/gb/dm/waterproof/. Note the Xperia Z5 has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.
***** This service is not available in all in all variants or markets.
****** 3 shielded cable recommended
*******Battery life has been measured against Sony Mobile Communications AB’s smartphone usage profile, defined in September 2014 to represent the typical smartphone user’s active condition, including but not limited to a range of usage scenarios (calling, texting, web browsing, social networking, game playing, music listening, picture taking, picture browsing, online video watching, video recording and playback).