Japanese electronics major Sony launched its new Xperia smartphones this week – Z5 and Z5 Premium – priced at Rs.52,990 and Rs.62,990.
The phone comes with the same design and look as the Xperia’s Z series. Other than the dedicated camera button for the quick launch camera app, the addition seems to be the fingerprint scanner on the side. What is interesting is the positioning of the scanner: the power button doubles up as the scanner. No other phone has a scanner on the side.
The Z5 is also IP65 and IP68 certified which means it is dust proof and water proof. We held the phone over a stream of running water and it functioned properly even after the cold bath.
The phone’s 5.2-inch screen has a good 427 pixel density and there were no problems with viewing angles. Watching videos and gaming is also a good experience, combined with the with a good sound system.
The Z5’s 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, along with a 3GB RAM unit, can take most of the things thrown at it, including heavy games.
The smartphone’s camera is the best of the features on the phone. The camera, in combination with several modes that are usually seen in all Z series phones, can take wide angle pictures. The rear camera is 23-megapixel camera and the front camera is five-megapixel.
The phone carries 2,930 mAH battery.
In terms of connectivity, the phone supports dual 4G nano-SIM cards and also VolTE, which Reliance’s Jio Infocomm will launch by the year—end. Also, the Z5 comes loaded in terms of storage. It has 32 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 200 GB.
Other features like NFC, Bluetooth module 4 and WiFi and WiFi direct are also available on the phone. The company also seems to be banking on integration of other Sony services like its television channels and Playstation to attract more users.
Full specifications: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor @1.96 Ghz with Adreno 430 graphics processing unit | 3 GB RAM | 5.2—inch FHD display | Android Lollipop | 32 GB internal expandable to 200 GB | 23—megapixel rear and five—megapixel camera units | 2,930 mAH battery | water and dust proof | 4G LTE and VolTE support | Bluetooth 4.1 | NFC