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The Z5 is one of the best looking and also the fastest of Xperia devices so far.

The cost of the device works out to around $794 in the US, which is quite expensive.


It is made of frosted, matte glass though it appears to be metallic. This makes it somewhat slippery in the hand though the raised edges on the side offer a good grip. It is a great design and brings in subtle enhancements to the previous Xperia devices. The Gorilla Glass, 4, is present on the front and the back, within an aluminum frame. It also comes with IP rating, IP68, offering both dust and water proof features.

It comes with a metal/glass body, glass on both the back and the front and metal and plastic on its sides. The back is no longer glossy but frosted so that scratches are not obvious. The feel of the device is not premium but offers a good look. The memory card is expandable up to 128 GB with 32 GB built in storage.

Dimensions and Display

The dimensions are 146 x 72 x 7.5 mm and can be held comfortably in the hand. The power button also includes the fingerprint scanner. There is one nano-SIM card slot, and memory can be expanded up to a maximum of 200 GB. It is 7.3 inches in thickness. The screen is 5.2 inches, with Full HD, LCD, with excellent display technology, vivid colors, and good image quality. The resolution is 1080 pixels and text is sharp.

The screen comes in 5.2 inches of IPS LCD and has a ppi of 428, and the phone can easily be used even in natural or bright sunlight. Though there is no 4K feature, there is full HD screen resolution and pictures are crisp and clear.

Fingerprint Scanner

This is a new hardware feature on the side of the device. It can be used for unlocking it and does a good job.

Software Specs

The phone runs on the Android user interface, and it launches with the 5.1, Lollipop version and not on the new Marshmallow. There is no bloated interface and plenty of space available for appsand shortcuts. However, the interface is a little stiff and serious. There are many apps installed, but many of them are not of much use though it is possible to get rid of the unwanted ones.

Remote Play

It is a neat additional that you will surely not want to bin, as it allows users to stream console games on the phone, though you need a proper internet connection.

Hardware and Camera

The device is powered by a Snapdragon, 810, CPU and is capable of handling anything thrown at it. The processor is an eight core one and has four power cores, clocking at a speed of 2 GHz, with the four cores clocking at 1.5 GHz. This is combined with a RAM of 3 GB, which makes the phone quite snappy, without any slowdown.

Sony flats the competition with its primary camera sensor. The phone comes with 23 MP sensor


There isn’t any phenomenal innovation in the Z5, as this has been reserved for the Z5 Premium. It is a logical device and users will love the glassy backside and, of course, one of the best cameras on a smartphone.

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