Updated 04:51 AM EDT, Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Sony Xperia Z5 Review: Specs, Features & Our Verdict

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Sony Xperia phones have lauded the world over for their sleek build, as well as its impressive specs. How does the Sony Xperia Z5 measure up against the rest of the competiton in the smartphone market?

Unlike the rest of the competition, Sony does not go with mainstream form of marketing by overwhelming the smartphone market with products. Sony follows a tried and tested formula, taking time to release its products with a couple of budget phones, as well as mid-range phones. The brand also comes up with a stellar flagship for Android enthusiasts. Case in point, the Sony Xperia Z5?

As per a report with Phone Arena, Sony's latest flagship is the James Bond of the smartphone universe. Polished and elegant, and marketed with class. Does the phone live up to its hype, or is a little too late and behind the times?

With regards to design, the Sony Xperia Z5 cuts an impressive figure with its rectangular shape, it is a true classic, standing the test of time. The back panel is made of "frosted glass", as per Sony. It's has a matte finish to it, as opposed to a glossy one. It picks up almost no fingerprints, making it looking relatively clean. The power key also features a fingerprint scanner, a must-have feature for smartphones and devices nowadays.

Using the Z5 outside accounts for excellent viewing. According to the website, the Sony Xperia Z5 has a maximum brightness of about 670 nits. On its lowest setting of 4 nits, the screen is comfortable enough for bedtime reading.

The Independent  said that the most striking feature of the Xperia Z5 was 5.5 inch display which is also the world's first 4K screen on a smartphone. The Z5 also has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 that measures out to 806 pixels per inch, making for crisp viewing.

The Xperia Z5 also comes with an impressive camera. The Xperia series have been known to always deliver excellent camera features and this one is no exception. Sony has taken great strides in developing its photography and now has come up with a 23 megapixel camera for the Z5. The camera also has the most advanced technology in the market in terms of the lens and camera sensor.

Overall, the Sony Xperia Z5 is a handsome looking smartphone with top tier camera, a versatile fingerprint scanner and an impressive 4K screen. It is a worthy buy for those in the market for a 5.5 inch phone.

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