Yesterday, we attended the Sony Philippines event where the trio Sony Xperia Z5 line was unveiled along with the info of the local release dates, availability and official prices. The Xperia Z5 Classic and Xperia Z5 Compact will retail at Php35990 and Php29990, respectively. Both will be available starting on October 23rd while the price of Xperia Z5 Premium is yet to be announced.
The main attraction of the event was the Xperia Z5 Premium which is the top of the line flagship smartphone of Sony with ground breaking specs and key features. It features 4K UHD 5.5-inch display which is first to arrive in a retail product in smartphone category.
Below we unboxed the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact and shared our hands-on and quick review of the Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact.
Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact Unboxing
The retail boxes of classic and compact Z5 feature the same box design. The contents differ a little with Xperia Z5 classic having the different model of stereo headset.
What’s in the box?
- 1.5A power adapter/charger
- USB data cable
- Stereo headset
- Manuals, guides and starters
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Hands-on, Quick Review
Before we publish our full and first Z5 Compact review in the Philippines, let’s take a look on the highlights and important features of the phone.
The Xperia Z5 Compact sports 4.6-inch Triluminos IPS LCD display with 720p HD resolution. Screen quality is superb and it pars the sharpness of the iPhone 6s. Brightness can go higher and is comparable to the level of Super AMOLED we’ve seen on Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy A8.
In terms of size, the Z5 Compact is a bit thicker than most of the competition. This is due to the added fingerprint sensor, much much improved and bumped up 23MP camera and rugged water and dust proof design.
The thickness of the Z5 Compact doesn’t bother my handling experience. Its overall short and narrow profile is very compact and nice to hold in hands.
Our unit comes in white which complements the the frosty glass and matte texture. Other color variants of Xperia Z5 Compact are pink, black and yellow.
Xperia Z5 Classic Hands-on, Quick Review
I still remember how premium and solid the Xperia Z3+ feels in my hands from our review. And like its siblings, I felt the same way as to the Xperia Z5, but this time it’s more refined and solid. It’s one of the best build I have tried until today.
The metal finish on the back and sides of Xperia Z5 is very elegant. Sony’s few touches to make some distinguish marks and accents have worked well. The sculpted Xperia logo on the left bottom side always caught my attention. Nonetheless, Xperia Z5 has evolved from Xperia Z series to a new level of premium smartphone.
Xperia Z5 Premium Hands-on, Quick Review
The classic and compact Z5 duo are compelling smartphones of Sony. Xperia Z5 Premium however is a flagship in phablet category with overkill specs, much of it on the 4K UHD display.
Xperia Z5 Premium offers 4K UHD viewing experience in photos and videos. It up scales most of the content you to 4K resolution. Like the other too, it is capable of creating 4K videos too for immersive viewing experience.
Handling experience on Xperia Z5 Premium is close to the Xperia Z5 experience. The main difference is on the display size which in turn made the Z5 Premium a little taller and wider in hands.
The metallic chrome finish is what I like most from the design of the Xperia Z5 Premium. It makes the Premium standout from the crowd easily.
The trio Xperia Z5 sport 23MP main cameras, Sony’s best offering for phones in the market right now. Likewise, we felt how superb and excellent the new cameras on the Z5 series. All shots have spot-on colors, exposure and detail preservation. Focusing is very fast and it just took less than a second to focus on a subject once you touched the screen.
Take a look at the camera samples we’ve taken earlier.
We’ve been using the Xperia Z5 Compact for several days already and the battery life looks promising for its size. We expect it to be better once updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Our full objective type battery review and comparison will be posted on our full review.
So far, our hands-on and quick review of the Xperia Z5 trio look promising. We are really excited to check more features of these devices. We will be covering software, speed test, benchmark, speaker and other missed out features and areas on our full review.
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Video Unboxing of Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Specs, official PH price
Sony Xperia Z5 Specs, official PH price
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Specs, official PH price
|5.5-inch 2160p UHD IPS Triluminos, 806ppi||5.2-inch 1080p FHD IPS Triluminos, 428ppi||4.6-inch 720p HD IPS Triluminos, 323ppi|
|7.8mm, 180g weight||7.3mm, 154g weight||8.9mm, 138g weight|
|Scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating, stainless metal, water and dust proof||Scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating, metal frame, water and dust proof||Scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating, metal frame, water and dust proof|
|Snapdragon 810 octacore chipset||Snapdragon 810 octacore chipset||Snapdragon 810 octacore chipset|
|3GB RAM||3GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|32GB internal, microSD card up to 200GB||32GB internal, microSD card up to 200GB||32GB internal, microSD card up to 200GB|
|23MP f/2.0 camera, single LED flash, 2160p video, HDR, steady shot||23MP f/2.0 camera, single LED flash, 2160p video, HDR, steady shot||23MP f/2.0 camera, single LED flash, 2160p video, HDR, steady shot|
|5MP selfie camera, 1080p video||5MP selfie camera, 1080p video||5MP selfie camera, 1080p video|
|Dual 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, NFC||Dual 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, NFC||Dual 4G LTE cat 6, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS, NFC|
|Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|3430mAh battery, up to 2 days||2900mAh||2700mAh|
|Gold, Chrome, Black||White, Gold, Green, Black||Yellow, Pink, White, Black|
|P38k price estimate||P35,990 official price from Sony Philippines||P29,990 official price from Sony PH|
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