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Sony might have been getting flak for being slow on innovation for the past few years. However, with the launch of the new Sony Xperia Z5 Premium along side the more mainstream Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 compact, the Japanese giant is ready to set the record straight.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the worlds first 4k display equipped smartphone. Sony has also included a new fingerprint scanner at an innovative location, right on the power button. The fingerprint scanner makes it easy to unlock the device efficiently, its quick and very accurate, making it a pleasure to use.

Fingerprint scanner on the power button

Fingerprint scanner on the power button

Sony has not done much about the design apart from adding a matte finish on the Z5 and a ultra glossy finish on the Z5 Premium which will be available in Gold or Chrome. The remaining  design is based on the use of metal as a structure and Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back of all the devices.

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The premium with its 5.5 inch display is just a bit bigger and comfortable for most and also sits in the same size dimensions as the iPhone 6 Plus. Th rounded metal frame feels great and easy to hold.

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The 23MP camera is an immense pleasure to use, with the dedicated shutter button. Images are captured quickly and look sharp, especially thanks to the 4k display. The in body image stabalization that we were able to test also looks fantastic.

While most of the interface is still designed like olden Sony Timescape, the UI is fast and responsive and looks glorious on the UHD display. Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed and will be updated frequently and promptly promises Sony.

The front of the device also houses- boom sound style dual stereo speakers which is nice and loud. The audio is crisp and well balanced.

Sony has been able to truly capture our attention with the launch of these new handsets, but do we really need a 4k display smartphone and how will it affect the battery life? These are almost the same questions we asked at the time of QHD display. Stay tuned for our Review on the Xperia Z5 and Z5 premium soon and check out the spec sheet below:


Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact


5.2 inch display  5.5 inch 4K Ultra HD 4.6 inch display


 1920 x 1080p  4k – 806ppi 1920 x 1080p


   Qualcomm Snapdragon 810   Qualcomm Snapdragon 810  Qualcomm Snapdragon 810


Octa Core – 64 bit  Octa Core – 64 bit Octa Core – 64 bit


 Adreno 430 Adreno 430  Adreno 430


 3GB  3GB 3GB


 32GB internal memory  32GB internal memory   32GB internal memory


 –  200 GB  –

Rear Camera

 23MP sensor, F2.0 G Lens, 1/2.3 Exmor RS  23MP sensor, F2.0 G Lens, 1/2.3 Exmor RS  23MP sensor, F2.0 G Lens, 1/2.3 Exmor RS

Rear Camera Video

4k 4k 4k

Front Camera

 5MP  5MP 5MP

Front Camera Video

 1080p  1080p  1080p


 2 days stamina with Qualcomm Quick Charger  3430 mAh battery lasting for up to two days, with quick charge  2 days stamina with Qualcomm Quick Charger

Operating System

 Android 5.1  Android 5.1  Android 5.1


 4G LTE, Single SIM and Dual SIM  Single SIM and Dual SIM  4G LTE


Fingerprint sensor, Colours: White, Graphite Black, Gold and Green  Fingerprint sensor  Yellow and Coral


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