Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review

Today we are reviewing a smartphone named Sony Xperia Z5 Premium manufactured by Sony Corporations, a global firm that produces numbers of smartphones and markets it in different parts of the world.  In the process of manufacturing smartphones, Sony tried to give a new taste to the smartphone users and dated back to 2015, October, Sony released world’s first 4K smartphone named as Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium was the big version of the Sony Xperia Z5 Dual.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium looks as the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. The device is made up of glass in the forepart. The rear also features frosted glass, whereas, the sides are made up of metal. The device possesses an earpiece at the topmost part. The device also features front facing camera, a LED flashlight, a notification LED light and other sensors just below the earpiece. The device, further, possesses the capacitive home button, recent app button and back button on the screen. Besides, the device also possesses speaker grille at the bottom-front.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, just like all smartphones of Sony (for example, Xperia XZ Dual, Xperia X, etc), acquires a power button on the right side which also works as a fingerprint sensor and respond fast. The device, further, features the volume adjusting keys and dedicated camera button below the power button. The device, besides, carries the SIM card slots and microSD card slot at the left side. The device features a 3.5 mm headphone socket at the top and a micro USB port and a keychain hook at the bottom. The device further, acquires the main facing camera and a LED flashlight on the top-left at the rear and also Sony logo, Xperia logo and NFC icon at the rear.

Besides, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium carries attractive 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive screen with 4K resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels (806 ppi pixels density). The device also features Sony’s own Triluminos display. However, Sony runs the device in 1080 pixels and the 4K resolution can be seen while watching 4K videos. The device provides accurate colors, except the white. The screen, besides, possesses X-Reality which makes the pictures sharper and clear. The device also receives good viewing angles. The screen is bright and is usable under bright lights. The device also has got protection of scratch resistant glass from its front and rear which doesn’t let it get scratched.

Sony operates the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. Moreover, the device has been powered by Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset. Furthermore, the device is also powered up with Octa-Core (4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and Adreno 430 GPU. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium comes with 32 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 200 GB using a microSD card. Also, the device possesses 3 GB of RAM.

We all know that Sony smartphones are famous because of its camera and the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium also sports 23 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, 24 mm, phase detection autofocus rear camera. The rear facing camera comes with various features like 1/2.3″ sensor size, panorama, face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, etc. The rear camera is able to capture photos with every detail and with low noise. The camera also captures nice photos in the lowlight. Besides, the camera helps to shoot UHD videos at 2160p@30fps.

Moreover, the device is equipped with 5.1 MP, f/2.4 aperture lens, 22 mm front facing camera. The front facing camera captures good self-portraits. However, the front facing camera lacks LED flashlight. The device captures good photos under bright light. The front camera also shoots videos HD at 1080p.

The device, furthermore, powers up 3430 Li-Ion mAh non-removable battery. The device, like other flagship smartphones manufactured by Sony, obtains the fast charging functionality which charges the battery to 60% from 0% in 30 minutes. The battery is good and can last up to 1 day on normal usage. The device is available in chrome, black, and gold colors.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Price in Nepal : Rs. 87,500 (Around)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Specification


 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution  2160 x 3840 pixels (4K)
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed 1.5 GHz and 2.0 GHz
 CPU Type Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (UHD) 3840 x 2160p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  23.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.1 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  32 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 200 GB


 Multi-Sim  Single-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), NA
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  Yes
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  Yes


 Operating Software  Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat)

Physical Information

 Color+  Chrome, Black and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm
 Weight  180 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP68 Dust Proof and Water Resistant


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3430 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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