Sony has recently announced its latest flagship smartphone - the Xperia Z5 - in the Indian market. The handset comes with a stunning 23 megapixel sensor equipped with new 1/2.3 Exmor RS sensor along with f/2.0 G lens.
For those who don't know the specification and feature of the Xperia Z5, here is a quick recap. The handset sports a 5.2 inch IPS Triluminos display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels counting it to 428ppi pixel density. The display features a scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating.
It is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor featuring octa-core CPUs, 64 bit capabilities coupled with Adreno 430 GPU and comes with 3GB of RAM. Xperia Z5 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system out-of-the box and it can be upgradable to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Sony has a taken different angle, to integrate the fingerprint scanner with the power button on the side. The integrated fingerprint-sensor power button means the device is personal, protected and easily unlockable with a simple pick up and press in one natural movement.
Further, the Xperia Z5 is packed with a non-removable 2,900mAh battery. The smartphone features a smart power management features. The smartphone is equipped with Sony's incredible battery stamina and innovative power-saving technology, that gives users a long-lasting battery performance.
The device also features Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 features, that charges 5.5 hours usage with just 10 minutes of charging. There is also an Ultra STAMINA modes which eke out even more up time in exchange for fewer features.
Sony Xperia Z5 Camera Specs
The combination of the large 23 megapixel Exmor RS for mobile sensor and advanced processing software lets you get close to subjects; whether it be a landmark, architecture or other objects of interest, with 5x clear image zoom with minimum loss of quality.
The smartphone camera is designed with Sony's interchangeable lens camera with Alpha technology that supports fastest autofocus. At 0.03 seconds the time-to-focus is the fastest of any smartphone currently available and around 10 times faster than the blink of a human eye.
The camera offers a much wider angle of view, which makes it very handy for interiors, landmarks and street scenes. It has modes for everything, from augmented reality to sweep panoramas, all revealed by a tap on the Mode button on the camera screen. At the same time, DxOmark rated Xperia Z5 above any other phone in their testing for camera performance.
Sony Xperia Z5 Camera Features
You can now swipe between the Manual, Superior Auto, Video and Camera App modes for faster access.
The newly added Camera App mode is where you can find the special effects and shooting functions, including 4K video. The Superior Auto mode is much like an automatic scene selection modes similar to the compact digital cameras. It automatically select the right scene and settings itself for what you are photographing.
While, in Manual mode you can choose the white balance settings, apply exposure, switch HDR function and set ISO. We can say that, the Manual mode is somewhat a little less automatic.
We took a wide range of shots with the Xperia Z5 to find out how it would cope with a variety of shooting conditions!
Sony Xperia Z5 Camera Samples
Indoor With Proper Light: Superior Auto Mode
The Superior Auto mode enhances the photo subject automatically, depending on the lighting condition. The above image was taken with a proper lighting at our studio.
Close Up: Manual Mode
The camera take a great close up shots, the color rendition is good, especially with extra controls using manual white balance and HDR in Manual mode.
Outdoor: Day Light
The image shoot by Xperia Z5 in the outdoor location during day light give a nice color combination and captures the colours accurately.
Outdoor: Low Light
The image came out really surprising than expected. The lighting condition was moderately low and we found the image is crispy clear, records accurate colours and captures more light.
Outdoor: Night Shots (Superior Auto, Manual & Night Mode)
Interestingly, the images taken in extremely low were very impressive. The subject was in a very low lighting condition. We used different modes including Superior Auto, Manual, and Night Mode. Well, the results are pretty same. However, due to extreme low-lighting condition, the output was grainy and less sharper.
Kids will have a lot of fun with the Augmented Reality (AR) mode. We took some sample shots at our office entrance with themes like "Fairy tale," "Chhota Bheem" and "Dinosaur." The app analyses the scene before adding the props like cretaceous vegetation, volcano and T-Rex. However, the smartphone warned it might shut down the app if the temperatures is too high.
AR Mask & Self Portrait Mode
Style Portrait mode is interesting; it captures a selfie with a difference. It renders selfie in black and white and adds red lips, movie style adding eye make-up and much more. While, the AR Mask goes further, adding a virtual mask of a Lion, Gorilla and many to your selfie.
The background defocus mode allows you to manually focus the subject and blur the background. This mode is good for capturing portrait in a crowded street. We tested the mode and found pretty good.
The camera is probably the biggest selling point on smartphones these days. The camera technology and its performance have been continuously improved over a period of time.
There are few smartphone out in the market that offers DSLR like quality images. Sony being a camera manufacturer has the advantage of creating an ultimate camera for their smartphones. From the last few years we have seen that high-end Xperia Z series handsets are equipped with great camera components and this as well, with the Xperia Z5, the Japanese tech giant has easily scored appreciation from the tech experts in the department.