At the ongoing IFA 2015, Sony finally unveiled three refreshed models in its Xperia Z series smartphones. As expected, these three smartphones include a beefed up Xperia Z5 Premium, the Xperia Z5 and a compact Xperia Z5 Compact, placed as most expensive to comparatively lower priced, in the respective sequence.
Out of the three new Xperia Z series smartphones, the Xperia Z5 Premium, as its name suggests, is Sony's top of the line smartphone that is loaded with high-end specifications.
The Xperia Z5 Premium is a phablet that clearly is Sony's answer to the rival phablets like Samsung Galaxy Note 5, LG's upcoming G4 Pro, and Apple's iPhone 6S Plus which is launching on September 9.
Here we check the keys specifications of the phone, which make it a tough competition for other premium phablets in this space.
The Xperia Z5 Premium is bigger and looks better than its previous generation models, despite being based on the company's iconic omnibalance design that combines glass and metal.
For the new generation Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone, Sony has added more functionality to the power button. Placed on the side of the phone, the power button now doubles up as a fingerprint scanner, as it integrates the fingerprint sensor.
Ultra high resolution:
With the Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony brings the 4K display resolution from its TVs to smaller screen devices. This is the company's first smartphone that boasts 4K resolution on a 5.5-inch Triluminos display, which translates to 3840x2160 pixels screen resolution making way to a pixel density of 806ppi. The display works better with the auto upscaling technology that enhances colour, and manages brightness and contrasts for better visual experience.
Same old chipset:
Just like the Xperia Z3+, the Xperia Z5 Premium too gets the Snapdragon 810 octa-core with 64-bit computing inside, which has been in news for heating issues, though the company claims that it has used the most up to date version of the chipset. The processor is paired with Adreno 430 GPU, which should take good care of heavy graphics.
Plenty of Storage Space
The chipset in the phone is coupled with 3GB of RAM coupled with internal storage that can be expanded up to a whopping 200GB using a mciroSD card. That's quite a lot of storage space!
Shoots it right!
The Xperia Z5 Premium phablet proudly adorns a 23-megapixel primary camera with Hybrid autofocus that can focus in just 0.03 seconds. It has 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor for details in images, G-Lens to capture more light, a 24mm wide-angle lens, and Bionz intelligent imaging processing.
Up front, there is a 5.1-megapixel Exmor RS sensor.
On the inside, the phone runs on Google Android 5.1 Lollipop iteration, topped with Sony's native skin.
Furthermore, Sony has upped the battery capacity to 3430mAh Battery that, as per company claims, could sast for up to two-day, or up to 160 hours of HD content playback, or up to 10 hours of music. There are battery enhancement features, and ultra Stamina mode for extended battery usage.
Water and dust friendly:
Like the previous generation Sony Xperia Z smartphones, the Xperia Z5 Premium, also gets dust and water-resistant capabilities, as it comes with IP65/68 certification. It can be submerged in up to 1.5m depth of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
The Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone comes with enhanced audio system with noise reduction feature, which can reduce up to 98 percent of exterior noise.