Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium hands-on: Sony at IFA 2015

02 September, 2015
Sony’s back, and it returns with aplomb. The company has brought us an entire Xperia Z5 family of smartphones ranging from the Xperia Z5 Compact for small pockets to the 5.5-inch Xperia Z5 Premium with the industry’s first 4K display in a production smartphone.

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  • Anonymous

OMG, 07 Sep 2015OMG they look like Bricks :)) to build a house in construction. ... moreThicker is better, I personally can't hold too thin phones comfortably in my hand. Also makes the body stronger which is a very good thing.

  • Bro

OMG, 07 Sep 2015OMG they look like Bricks :)) to build a house in construction. ... moreSorry, but some people prefere battery life over phone thickness, myself included

  • Bro

One hand shooter, 07 Sep 2015Dear author, the volume rocker sits quite low on the right side ... moreDamn, it really makes sense now.

  • OMG

OMG they look like Bricks :)) to build a house in construction. Shame on you Sony, everybody is making slimmer phones and you started thicker ones like Bricks.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-166556, 06 Sep 2015Dit you see battery oneplus 2 battery test, it's likely a bad ne... moreit cant, but they will test it on its half 350 nits, whilst others are tested on their half 200- 250 nits
And Xperia for sure will have worse battery life test results...
They ve done it before, they will do that deliberate mistake in testing under different conditions again...

  • AnonD-438017

Still no Dual Sim for the compact variant though? This would make an ideal smart phone for corporate trouser pockets. I'd buy a compact if it was dual sim, mixing business and pleasure is quite easy using multiple Android accounts.

  • mas39

However none of these are good enough to make me leave my Z Ultra, it's still the best device Sony have ever made, so I am hoping that next year they will release a Z6 Ultra. The Z5 Premium still doesn't come anywhere near my Z Ultra, the size, the unique experience of using such a sized phablet, performance is great too, so i'm waiting Sony for your Z6 Ultra.

  • mas39

All the nay sayers said that Sony were dead and finished, well how about that, Sony are alive and kicking and certainly kicking Samsung's ass with these devices.

  • wisewizard_87

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2015If you don't like it, then don't buy it. Nobody, Not even Sony i... moreI honestly believe Omni Balance design by Sony is literally the MOST Sexxy available out yet to date! and the fact they stick to it - its EVEN better.

Its fascinating to see how much Sony Mobile has grown and how simplistic, minimalist and matured Sony design has to offer. U can tell of how much of time Sony has invested in their design to achieve such engineering details if u own one - i Personally own a Z Ultra and no phone tat huge can get to be well distribute in term of weight, so well balanced!

Cant wait to get my hand on one, leaving my Z Ultra for Z5 Premium soon!

  • One hand shooter

Dear author, the volume rocker sits quite low on the right side is better for one hand shooting, you can use your forefinger to zoom by the volume rocker. The design is smart, you still can manage the volume rocker by your thumb.

  • AnonD-3678

AnonD-355165, 05 Sep 2015but it would be better with 4GB ram :'(((Even with 2 GB you will get 800 MB free memory which is enough. More RAM will requires more power too.

  • AnonD-265341

AnonD-166556, 06 Sep 2015Dit you see battery oneplus 2 battery test, it's likely a bad ne... moreI'm thinking exactly the same

  • AnonD-166556

Dit you see battery oneplus 2 battery test, it's likely a bad news. Xperia Z5 family has SD 810 and battery less than 3300 mah. I worryed about Z5 family's battery life. What dou you think? It's can't beat xperia Z3 battery life.

  • AnonD-302867

AnonD-51068, 04 Sep 2015DON'T BUY........DON'T BUY Don't know about others but my experi... moreNo one gives a shit about you and your warnings not to buy a sony product.

  • Cod3rror

I don't like how Compact has asymmetrical bezels. Thin on the bottom, thick on the top. Also, only 2GB RAM? Come on Sony.

  • Mobile Boy

Not optical stbalizer ?? Do not buy it.

  • AnonD-319141

Z5 Premium has 4 colors? I didn't know that. I thought Z5P has 3 color, black, chrome and gold.

  • No Fan Boy...!

Please bring the Z5 premium dual SIM version in India...and price it right...and you have one more customer...!

  • Davood

the truth, 05 Sep 2015hey is sony producing Bricks now? :)) They are all thick and ug... moreYes you are right sir,either you have to choose bricks from Sony or recycled plastics from Samsung I guess you would definitely go for recycled plastics on Samsung

  • Anonymous

AnonD-355165, 05 Sep 2015but it would be better with 4GB ram :'(((no, it should be 10gb ram ha ha ha !