Flashback: the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium was the first ever smartphone with a 4K display

14 November 2021
However, Sony was maximizing the wrong thing - high refresh rate, not high resolution was the way forward for flagships.

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  • 16 Nov 2021

joe nodden, 16 Nov 2021If that's the only thing you look for in a phone you&#... moreOh, I forgot to mention about having Unlocked Bootloader. Most of the china brands have it locked so that you can't modify the system files. Doesn't that ring a bell to you?

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    • 16 Nov 2021

    joe nodden, 16 Nov 2021If that's the only thing you look for in a phone you&#... moreBelieve it or not, some of us actually use that as a filter when buying a new phone. My requirements are:
    - Only High-end Qualcomm CPU
    - SD card slot (No buy if it's not present)
    - high refresh rate (not a must, but always welcomed)
    - waterproofing (definitely a must)
    - NO china brands (no thanks, keep it to yourself)

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      • 16 Nov 2021

      SuuperBaka, 16 Nov 2021"Making a long exaggerated rant doesn't make it a... moreIf you had a useful point i would have responded to it. Next time say something useful or relevant.

        Anonymous, 16 Nov 2021Making a long exaggerated rant doesn't make it anymore... more"Making a long exaggerated rant doesn't make it anymore useful or factual. Nice try though"

        Not responding to my points doesn't mean you have a point, the fact that you didn't address the claims made by him or explain what claim I made means you have no response.

        Nice try though :)

          Alpha, 15 Nov 2021 Atleast its not Chinese..If that's the only thing you look for in a phone you're beyond ordinary levels of halfwitted.

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            • 16 Nov 2021

            Anonymous, 14 Nov 2021Do you really have illusion that all four BBK brands make p... moreBBK will publish all financial data the moment you grow a pair to tell us which country you from....

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              • 16 Nov 2021

              SuuperBaka, 16 Nov 2021"Yet you just made a dumb claim." What claim d... moreMaking a long exaggerated rant doesn't make it anymore useful or factual. Nice try though

                Anonymous, 14 Nov 2021Do you really have illusion that all four BBK brands make p... moreDo you really think anyone takes your repeated fake accusations against Chinese brands seriously? Your hatred for Chinese brands is well known on this site.
                No matter how much marketing you guys do, people have abandoned Sony. It's not going to change anytime soon. Sony's best days are long gone...Chinese brands have left Sony into irrelevancy.

                  Anonymous, 15 Nov 2021Yet you just made a dumb claim. There was literally no poin... more"Yet you just made a dumb claim."

                  What claim did I make?

                  "There was literally no point to your response."

                  Yes, there is, this user is known for making idiotic claims such as purchasing a $3k+ camera for $40.

                  "You didn't even properly address what you replied to."

                  I'm not wasting time with his comment if he's going to start off with claims such as "Nowdays most phones casn last day or two on a 4K resolution" when no phone other than Sony has 4K displays.

                  "You didn't disprove or confirm anything."

                  I confirmed that he doesn't know what he's talking about and only comments on every Sony article to bash and promote Xiaomi. It's fine to have a preference, but you don't need to go on every Sony article to bash them.

                  Honest criticism is fine, but don't make false claims. Even in non-phone related articles.

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                    • 15 Nov 2021

                    ABF Media, 15 Nov 2021Man... No one cares about 4k on smartphones. You get 1000... moreYes of course viewing on a TV will always be better. But just so you understand, watching on a 4K TV from a couch and watching on a 4K phone that is right up against your face will have about same pixel density from your point of view, as the density from viewing is dependent on your distance to the display.

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                      • 15 Nov 2021

                      SuuperBaka, 15 Nov 2021"45 minutes on a 4K display resolution until batery de... moreYet you just made a dumb claim. There was literally no point to your response. You didn't even properly address what you replied to. You didn't disprove or confirm anything.

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                        • 15 Nov 2021

                        ABF Media, 15 Nov 2021Man... No one cares about 4k on smartphones. You get 1000... moreThere is a difference. To some more than others.
                        And just like every single other feature out there. Some care some don't. Learn to use logic next time.

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                          • 15 Nov 2021

                          Alpha, 15 Nov 2021Behind in what way?If you don't know that then why are you commenting here?

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                            • 15 Nov 2021

                            notafanboy, 15 Nov 2021I don't play games on my phone. Ever. So there goes yo... moreYou're the one with no argument there

                              IpsDisplay, 15 Nov 2021Let's not exaggerate 90% of flagship smartphones are s... moreIn a way, they got a point. Manufacturers are running out of ideas to use as "innovation" so the display wars might be the next thing to market after the MP war.

                                "It traces its design language back to Omni-Balance, which the first Z-phones introduced, but modern Xperias don’t look too distant in terms of lineage as the square-ish Xperia charm never went away."
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                                Well, as it should, the Z-series design philosophy still lives in Xperia Pro, 1, 5, and 10 series, and I'm grateful for that. Why changed the design like most OEMs, when Z-series design already looks timeless with modern interpretation? Especially when Xperia Z5 Premium and 1 are distant relatives. Even 2016 & 2017 still has that philosophy, only the 2018 series except XA series one that miss that perspective.

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                                  • 15 Nov 2021

                                  YUKI93, 14 Nov 2021I remembered adoring that awesome 4K screen when I tried it... more90+Hz makes a difference when you use it like a normal person. No doubt that screen looked great, but you won't get much use from a phone with your nose on the glass.

                                    CptPower, 15 Nov 2021At that time costed 1500 euros which is typical Sony price ... more"45 minutes on a 4K display resolution until batery depkleted from 100% which was a huge fail.
                                    Nowdays most phones casn last day or two on a 4K resolution."

                                    Name a non-Sony phone that has a 4K display?

                                    Stop making dumb claims

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                                      • 15 Nov 2021

                                      ABF Media, 15 Nov 2021Man... No one cares about 4k on smartphones. You get 1000... moreYou will see how apple will advertise it when they get 4K on their phones :D, or maybe they already did :.

                                        AlienKiss, 15 Nov 2021Remember a few years ago when everyone was saying 2k on a p... moreLet's not exaggerate 90% of flagship smartphones are still on 1080p....