Tokyo-based handset maker, Sony took the lid of their latest flagship device dubbed as Xperia Z5 at an event in Berlin at IFA 2015. The new Xperia Z5 premium smartphone is the first ever device to feature a 4K resolution display.
Further, the successor of Xperia Z3 Plus comes with jaw-dropping specs which include 23MP camera, Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM. In this high-end category, the Xperia Z5 comes in direct competition against the latest Samsung flagship offering Galaxy Note 5.
Taking a look at the Galaxy Note 5, this high-end phablet comes with new premium design language with glassy-body on both sides, dual curvy edges first seen in the Galaxy S6 series.
The so-called Galaxy Note 5 comes packed with powerful specs including 5.7-inch QHD SUPER AMOLED display, Octacore Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal memory, 16MP/5MP camera, S-Pen, 3000mAh unit on board.
To give a better perception about both the smartphone, we have compared it on the basis of specs, design and other features.
Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Design Language
Both the flagship's comes with impeccable design focusing on the terms premium. The Japanese handset maker Sony is following the same 'Omni-balance' design for its Xperia mobiles starting from Z1 to Z5.
On contrary, the Samsung has changed its entire design philosophy, with glass construction on both sides along with metal construction for Note 5. Anyhow, the company took queue from the Galaxy S6 like curvy edges, thinner body construction.
Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Display
Yet again on the display front, the Xperia Z5 wins hands down, thanks to its amazing 4K display which translates into crazy 806ppi pixel density. Even though, the Note 5 comes with QHD display, it doesn't hold against the Z5.
Moving on to the specifications, the Xperia Z5 comes with 5.2-inch display with Triluminos display and X-Reality engine. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 holds a bigger display of 5.7-inch with the resolution of 1440x2560 pixels that translates to 528ppi.
Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Processor and Storage
The Xperia Z5 and Galaxy Note 5 is packed with the powerful processor to make the device operation smoother. The Xperia Z5 is powered by a Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC with 3GB RAM under the hood.
Anyhow, this device comes with the storage option of 32GB inbuilt memory, with an expansion option of up to 200GB.
True to their style, the Galaxy Note 5 is powered by home baked Exynos 7420 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Note 5 comes in two variants - 32GB and 64GB.
Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Camera and Software
Sony, which is famous for camera lens comes equips a jaw-dropping 23MP camera on the back and 5.1MP front camera on the Xperia Z5.
Now users can record 4K video with Xperia Z5. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 16MP rear shooter with OIS, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Talking about the software, both the Xperia Z5 and Note 5 is shipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Battery and Verdict
Samsung has lowered its battery power to 3000 mAh on Note 5 when compared to its predecessor Note 4. The Sony Xperia Z5, on the other hand, comes with 2900mAh battery under the panel.
Verdict: When it comes to verdict, its really hard to pick one among the two best smartphones. Being in the safe side, both Note 5 and Xperia Z5 are best at their own level.