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Sony Mobile Communications is a well-known electronics manufacturer which has produced some totally revolutionary products. Its venture into the smartphone market made us expect exceptional smartphones from it. But, surprisingly Sony faced a lot of problems in the initial years of its smartphone production. Then later on it came back with a bang launching its flagship Xperia ‘Z’ and ‘X’ series. One such good smartphone released last year is the Sony Xperia Z5. This smartphone, having the code name ‘Sumire’ was first announced on 2nd September 2015. It was announced during a press conference at IFA. Finally, it was released on 1st October 2015. But it became available in markets only from 13th October 2015. The predecessor model to this smartphone is the Sony Xperia Z3 Plus. This smartphone has the upper middle class and middle class as their target audience. And for those people who travel extensively to, Sony’s smartphones are well suites. This is because the main USP’s of this smartphone is its dust and waterproof technology, extraordinary camera features, and amazing processor. Let us look at its technical specifications in more detail and figure out its probable pros and cons.
Sony Xperia Z5 comes with an Aluminium framed body which provides the lightness to the phone. It also has the entire rear casing made of frosted glass. This helps avoid ugly fingerprints from appearing on the phone. The smartphone also has the good protective technology to make the smartphone dust and water resistant. The IP rating is used for this purpose where IP65 & IP68 are used. The length of this phone is 146 mm, and the breadth is 72 mm. It comes with a thickness of just 7.3 mm making this smartphone appear sleek and thin. The entire device has a very premium look. The glass rear makes this phone quite slippery to handle. The display of this smartphone is an IPS LCD capacitive type with 16 M colors. The weight of this smartphone is 154 gms which are a pretty decent weight; not too heavy nor too light. It comes with good multi-touch feature up to 10 fingers. The protection to the display is given by the presence of scratch resistant glass and oleophobic coating. The display used here is a Triluminos display which runs on the X – Reality Engine. The resolution of this screen is around 1080 x 1920 pixels. This smartphone comes in four different colors namely White, Green, Graphite Black and Gold.
This smartphone works on an Android OS. It functions with the v 5.5.1 (Lollipop). The chipset used here is the Qualcomm. MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 hardware chip. The processing in this smartphone is taken care by a pair of processors. One of them is a Quad – core Cortex - A53 processor with a processing speed of 1.5 GHz. The second processor is also Quad – core but is Cortex – A57 with a processing speed of 2 GHz. The graphics are taken care by the Adreno 430 GUI. The internal memory storage of this smartphone is up to 32 GB. It also comes with the expandable memory option using a microSD card. The memory can be expanded up to a maximum of 200 GB. The RAM in this smartphone is 3 GB.
Sony always is known for its top-notch camera technology. In this smartphone too it has not disappointed us even one bit. The primary camera is 23 MP with an aperture focal length of f/2.2. The wide angle focus is around 24 mm. The sensor size is 1 / 2.3 inches. Additional features like face detection, geo tagging, auto focus, LED Flash, HDR, and Panorama is also present. The front camera is just 5.1 MP with an aperture focal length of f/2.4. The resolution of this camera is 1080p. The lens used in these cameras is Sony Exmor RS Image Sensor based. The audio in this smartphone is pretty good. It comes with fully functional FM Radio. The video recording is done with a resolution of 2160p at 30fps.
This smartphone comes with a non–removable, Li–Ion battery which has a max capacity of 2900 mAh. It comes with an average standby time of up to 450 h and a talk time of 15 h on 3G. It comes with dual sim option of type ‘Nano’. GSM is the compatible network which can be used. It is compatible with both 3G and 4G. It also comes with the basic connectivity features like Wi–Fi and Bluetooth.
The advantage of the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone is its classy looks, impressive display, waterproof standards and decent battery life. The disadvantages though are its poor front camera, high cost and the heat generated by prolonged and continuous use.
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