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Sony showcases the Z5 family – the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 compact and Xperia Z5 Premium
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Sony showcases the Z5 family – the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 compact and Xperia Z5 Premium

At IFA, Sony Mobile Communications took the wraps off their next-generation flagship family, the Xperia Z5, that boasts of the world’s first 4K Smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium as the star of the new clan.

Design-wise they are reminiscent of the Z series lineage and religiously follows the ‘omni-balance’ design.  So how do they vary in the size? Well, the device the Xperia Z5 is 5.2-inch Xperia Z5 and for those who prefer compact phones, the Xperia Z5 Compact has a 4.6-inch display and then you have the eye-popping Z5 Premium, the 4K guy with a 5.5″ display. In terms of screen resolution, the Xperia Z5 Compact comes with a 720p display, the Z5 is full HD, and the Z5 Premium has that massive 4K screen.

All the three phones share almost similar base specs barring the size, RAM and screen resolutions with the same Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor powering each of them and 32GB of internal storage expandable up to whooping 200GB with microSD Cards.. All the three devices are also dust and waterproof with capless micro USB ports. While the Z5 and the Z5 premium features 3GB of RAM, the compact gets 2GB.

The highlight of the Xperia Z5 family is the new camera module that has been housed. A new large 1/2.3 Exmor RS for mobile, 23MP sensor and F2.0 G Lens designed with Sony’s interchangeable lens camera technology. Sony says the camera boasts a hybrid autofocus that is the fastest in any smartphone at just 0.03 seconds.

Uniquely, the fingerprint sensor is side mounted on the power button, Sony also claims a 2 day’s battery life for all the devices.

While the Z5 Compact settles for a polycarbonate body that includes peppier colors including Yellow and Coral, in addition to White and Graphite Black, the Z5 and Z5 Premium is housed in a glass body with a frosted glass on the back.

While Sony claims a remarkable two-days battery life, the battery numbers reads like this: Premium having a 3,430mAh battery, the Z5 a 2,900mAh and the Z5 Compact a 2,700mAh. The devices supports quick charging.






0 03 September, 2015 Mobiles September 3, 2015

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