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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and camera. The size and screen also get good views. There are some less positive comments about the price. The reception and battery get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and performance are on the whole positive. The camera and design also get good reviews, whereas the size and battery get mixed opinions.

screen, design, camera, performance, durability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (UK Version)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (UK Version)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size. The durability also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the screen.

design, durability, size

screen

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual E6883 5.5" 23MP 32GB Smartphone - International Version / No Warranty (Gold)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual E6883 5.5" 23MP 32GB Smartphone - International Version / No Warranty (Gold)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the sound. The performance also gets good feedback.

screen, performance, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6883 Dual 4G 32GB Gold(UNLOCKED)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6883 Dual 4G 32GB Gold(UNLOCKED)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

 

Mirror, mirror in my hand. Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium flagship not only shines with high-performance technology and an exceptionally high-resolution ultra HD panel, its back can double as a mirror. Our report elucidates how well the Premium...

high-quality casing material, reliable fingerprint scanner, AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 & NFC, App2SD, USB-OTG & MHL, Miracast & Google Cast support, water & dust resistant, very good phone features, stereo speakers, dedicated camera button & fast auto...

which shows weaknesses in color reproduction, screen dims when temperatures increase, blurry edges from primary camera, fingerprint susceptible casing material, throttles under permanent load, slow SD card interface, no USB Type C port, below average...

The extravagant mirror design makes Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium flagship a real eye-catcher at first sight - and that is meant literally. A drawback of this unusual, shining presentation will certainly be the omnipresent fingerprints on the casing...

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

The Xperia Z5 Premium's UHD screen broke my heart

 

4K, everywhere, and not a thing to watch.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (black)

 

Cue wild applause.

Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium has a gorgeous, pin-sharp screen, it's powerful, packs a solid camera and won't die when you spill your drink on it.

Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to the overall experience. Sony's familiar design is beginning to look rather tired.

Don't be tempted by the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium's attention-grabbing 4K screen. You can spend less money on a better all-round flagship phone.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Paul K. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review

 

Let it be known that 2015 is the year when we saw the first-ever commercially available smartphone with a 4K display. That's a 2160 x 3840-pixel resolution crammed in a 5.5-inch screen. Of course, as you probably know, the smartphone in question...

Bright display, easy to read under sunlight ; Dust- and water-resistant (IP68) ; Outstanding battery life

Camera could be better ; The user interface needs a refresh ; Weak speakers that lack in depth ; Bulky

Thus far, we strayed away from discussing whether or not 4K on a smartphone's display is a good idea, and for a reason. It all boils down to two arguments – on one side, one can say that it's overkill, the improvement in details is barely noticeable,...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Smith (tweaktown.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K Smartphone Review

 

Sure, 4K sound amazing on a smartphone, but how does Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium perform in real life? Not so great. Read on to find out why.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Camila Rinaldi (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: 4K forte

 

The Xperia Z5 Premium is, according to Sony, the first smartphone with a 4K screen. This means it has an insane pixel density of 807 ppi. Its other remarkable feature is its high price. Is it justified by 4K resolution and the Z5 Premium's other...

Display quality ; Outstanding camera ; Quick-charging functionality ; Water resistant

High price ; Battery capacity

The Sony Xperia Z 5 Premium is a smartphone with some unique selling points, but it seems out of date in some areas. Sony’s OmniBalance design principles are a matter of taste – some love them, others simply find them boring. But the simple truth is...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

Sony's making a lot of noise about the Xperia Z5 Premium, not least because it's the first smartphone in the world to hit the market with an eye-popping 4K display. But does the world first deserve your attention or is it just hype? This is our full...

Pretty good looking ; Decent camera ; Great fingerprint scanner

Complete lack of 4K content made available by Sony ; Glossy fingerprint magnet ; Far too expensive for what you actually get over the other Z5 phones

Anyone hoping for a real wow factor with this phone based on the specs or the marketing hype will be sadly disappointed. While the Z5 Premium isn't a bad phone by any stretch, it simply doesn't live up to that hype or the pretty steep retail price....

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Dragan Petric (brighthand)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review: 4K Overkill?

 

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium sports similar specs as the other phones in the Z5 line, but it has one spec that sets it aside from every other smartphone on the market: a 4K display.

Great design and finish ; Above average battery life ; Outstanding chipset ; Good camera ; 4k display impressive in some instances

4k display limited to multimedia ; It’s a fingerprint magnet ; Some display colors off by default ; Expensive

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium’s biggest draw is the 4K display, which separates it from every other phone on the market. Otherwise, specs are very similar to the Xperia Z5, and they are solid.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Nirave Gondhia (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review

 

Sony has upped the display ante by introducing the world's first 4K smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Join us as we give Sony's latest the full review treatment.

4K display ; Waterproof design ; Expandable storage ; Decent battery life ; Clean user experience

4K display is a compromise ; Glass back scratches easily ; Sony UI can be sluggish ; Camera can be hit and miss

The world’s first 4K smartphone isn’t without its compromises. But like any first-generation product, Sony had to start somewhere and the Xperia Z5 Premium is a smartphone that’s capable of matching most, if not all, of the best handsets on the market.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Anton D. Nagy (pocketnow.com)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: a 4K display to brag about

 

We're looking at the world's first 4K smartphone in our Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review. Check it out to read about all aspects of the phone.

4K screen (even if only for bragging rights, at the moment) ; beautiful screen ; snappy performance ; good battery life ; chrome finish will turn heads ; excellent build quality and materials ; IP 65/68 rating

– ; really expensive ; – ; fingerprint scanner isn’t as reliable as competitors’ ; – ; camera could be better ; – ; low headphone volume ; – ; mediocre speaker performance ; – ; some bundled apps crash ; – ; chrome unit is a fingerprint magnet ; – ; no...

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium isn’t for everyone. We wouldn’t recommend getting it for the 4K screen alone, as chances are you will not see a difference between the Z5P and a similar-sized QuadHD phone. If, however, you wanted a larger Xperia, the Z5...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5.1
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera

Design

Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black

Display

Pixel density:6 / 806
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5 / 2