Sony Xperia Z5: Top 10 Essential Tips and Tricks

By Vigneshwar

At major tech event IFA 2015, which took place in Berlin last month, Japanese handset maker, Sony officially pulled the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone dubbed as Xperia Z5.

Recently the smartphone was announced for India availability at a price of Rs 52,990. While, Sony's Xperia series stand out for its blazing camera experience and, of course the IP 68 (water proof and dust proof) features, the latest Xperia Z5 comes with all those shiny features, dual SIM support and an upgraded rear camera with 23MP specs, equipped with new 1/2.3 Exmor RS sensor along with F/2.0 G lens.


Moreover, the company also claimed to have used the same technology in the Z5 series that it did for the Alpha range of interchangeable lens cameras. With all these features, this mobile will go well with aspiring photographers or travellers.

Sony Xperia Z5: Top 10 Essential Tips and Tricks

Moving to the specifications of the device, this Xperia Z5 comes packed with 5.2-inch display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, featuring a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory with expandable options. Supporting 4G LTE connectivity, this device is powered by a 2900mAh battery under the panel.

If you have thought about buying this new shiny piece to suit yourself, then this guide will help you to make the best use of Sony Xperia Z5. As today, GizBot, has come up with the most simple, quick tips and tricks for your Xperia Z5.

Tip #1

The Xperia Z5 is known for its Triluminos display and X-Reality engine feature. If your display seems to be dull, then make it colorful! All you have to do is go to Settings → Display → Image enhancement.

Here you can choose between either X-Reality which improves the sharpness, colors and make it more natural or the Super-vivid mode which maximizes the colors while viewing photos and videos.

Tip #2

The Xperia Z5 lets you access the small apps or the most frequently used apps immediately without wasting time. To access, tap the recent apps button (box shaped capacitive button) to open the small apps tray.

You can add or delete the apps by long pressing and dragging to the respective places.

Increase the battery life: STAMINA MODE

Tip #3

Sony Xperia Z5 boasts a decent battery with 2900mAh which can last for day with single charge. But sometimes you need to preserve these last few minutes for emergency calls or messages when you are out. In that case head on to Settings → Power Management and select the mode of your preference.

To give a head's up, it has 3 modes:

STAMINA mode: This mode will save the battery by closing all the background functions.
Ultra STAMINA mode: In this mode, it will keep only basic functionality of the phone to save some juices at the last minute
Low STAMINA mode: It will disable all the functions, which consumes power.

Tip #4

Bored of PIN's, Pattern's and Swipe gestures? It's time to unlock your mobile using your fingerprint. You can proceed by going to Settings → Security → Fingerprint management and follow the instructions.

Tip #5

This is one of the best feature is the Xperia Z5. We all have a habit of setting sleep time for the mobile in which it locks itself after that specific amount of time. In case if you are reading an email, it would be irritating to unlock the mobile quite often.

This is where the 'Smart Hibernation' option comes to the rescue. The 'Smart Hibernation' option will automatically detects if the user is holding the device. To be precise, the display stays lit when you are looking at the emails or photos. To turn on this setting, head on to Setting →Display → Smart backlight control.

Tip #6

We often find difficulties while clicking selfies on a 5-inch display. If you are worried about positioning and hitting the button at same time, it's time to turn on the 'Smile Shutter' option. Head on to camera app, and there you will find three vertical dots on the left corner. Select the "Smile Shutter" and select the smile to trigger the shutter.!

Tip #7

Known for its smooth and fast camera, you can use you Xperia Z5 as a point and shoot camera to capture beautiful photos effortlessly.

To change the settings, open the camera app and select the 'Superior Auto Mode' on settings. This 'Superior Auto' mode optimises camera settings to suit almost any scene.

Tip #8

With NFC feature equipped, you can now push the content, or mirror the video content directly to you TV. In order to do this process, go to Settings → Device connection → Screen mirroring. Then make your Xperia device to search for a suitable NFC-enabled device. And there you are !

Tip #9

The Xperia Z5 take a giant leap in the display technology by adding more pixels to reach the resolution of 4K. Now you can take or scale up your images up to 4K retaining every details of it. All you need to do is head on to the Camera settings → Select 4K video.

Tip #10

The Xperia Z5 lets the user to record video with high frame rate and apply slow motion effects. You can capture by going to the Camera settings → Timeshift video.

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