Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Hands on Review

So, do you really need a 4K screen on your device? A little shocking surprise but then Sony Xperia Z5 Premium gives you the same! But even after this dazzling offer, the phone has a lot more for you. Here’s how to read on about this and more in our hands-on review.

Design and Display:

The Xperia Z5 Premium comes with mirrored looks, it has the same metal rim as a normal Z5 with a Sony logo and nylon corners to protect the device from falling.

The device might fall in the category of phablet but doesn’t feel like one in hand. Though it’s a little tricky to try using it with one hand, overall the phone is sturdy in hands. The device is big enough to pack a lot of stuff in it but doesn’t look bulky.

Now when we talk about the screen which is 4K, do we really need those extra pixels and 806 dpi? With the current trend of QHD which has been tagged as unnecessary, Sony now has a huge task to prove the cost-benefit ratio of the 4K screen.

The 4k screen is really alluring and a complete treat to your eyes. It’s like watching a chocolate melt in front of you, that’s the kind of feeling you get when you look at Z5 Premium’s screen.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Software:

Xperia Z5 premium runs on Android 5.1 OS with custom Xperia skin on top of it. The UI hasn’t shown much improvement from previous devices, it’s all the same.

The device is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, Octa Core. There is also a 3GB Ram which gives you ample space for multitasking. The only issue we faced, just like Xperia Z5 is the heating issue which is caused by Snapdragon 810.

The phone seems fast enough and also works smoothly when you try multitasking on it.


No one makes a camera like Sony after all many devices use Sony only for their cameras. It comes with a 23 MP back camera and a 5MP camera gives you a pretty good performance.

On papers, Sony claims that it has made sure that autofocus works within 0.03 seconds and the claims are true. The camera works perfectly in daylight as well as low-light too.


With a 3430 battery as compared to the 2930 battery on Z5, which it might be able to pull off 16-18 hours easily with normal usage. Our only concern is the 4K display which can easily soak up all the battery from the device.

Fingerprint scanner:

With Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Sony has made up a new place for a fingerprint scanner on their device, which is on the right-hand side near the power button, Now the placement has worked beneficial for users as one can instantly use it to lock and unlock the phone.

With Android Pay which will be coming up soon,

Fingerprint scanning will be a bit of a necessity on the devices and Sony made the right move by introducing it on its devices.

Video Review

Here’s our full hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z5 premium:

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Hands on Review

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