Sony has been relatively quiet in the local smartphone scene. But that’s about to change. They’re making a comeback now with its new Xperia Z5 line. These are the five things you need to know about the new handsets.
- There are three of them that made its debut at Green Sun Hotel yesterday. The Xperia Z5 Compact, the Xperia Z5, and the Xperia Z5 Premium. If you want a more youthful and smaller handset, the Xperia Z5 is your bet. If you want something bigger and has a classier feel, the Xperia Z5 is for you. Now, if you want the best Sony can offer, you get the Xperia Z5 Premium.
- Sony’s brings its α interchangeable lens technology into its Xperia Z5 line. These phones have the new 1/2.3 Exmor RS for mobile 23-megapixel sensor and F2.0 G Lens. Sony is boasting extremely fast autofocus (speeds of around 0.03 seconds, which is said to be faster than the blink of a human eye) and jolt-free shots and videos with SteadyShot technology.
- The Xperia Z5 Premium is the first to pack in 4K resolution display. Why? Because Sony can. Imagine being able to shoot and watch 4K content right on your mobile phone. It can upscale your content to as close to 4K but we’d have to test this further to see any difference. This might be a case of “just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should.” It might also be a bit of an issue with the lack of 4K content in the country. But if you are a stickler for video and display quality or you want the bragging rights of being ahead of the pack, we’re sure you’ll be pretty excited for this.
- All three models are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. The Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 both have 3GB memory and 32GB internal storage, while the Xperia Z5 Compact has 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. All of these three devices can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD. Screen sizes vary from 4.6 inches for the Z5 Compact; 5.2 inches for the Xperia Z5; to 5.5 inches for the Xperia Z5 Premium. Battery capacity for the three phones are at 3,430mAh for the Xperia Z5 Premium; 2,900mAh for the Xperia Z5; 2,700mAh for the Xperia Z5 Compact. Sony promises these smartphones can last up to two days. All three models come equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 feature, which promises to give you 5.5 hours of usage with just 10 minutes of charging. And lest we forget, these devices now come with fingerprint sensor located in the power button and these are water- and dust-resistant,
- The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will be available at Sony Centres and Sony Mobile Stores starting tomorrow with P35,990 and P29,990 price tags, respectively. Sony hasn’t dropped the price of the Xperia Z5 Premium yet and the phone will be available for pre-order starting November 6 until November 22. Those who pre-order the Xperia Z5 Premium will also get a power bank, a Style Cover Window case, and QC 2.0 Quick Charger for free.