Sony Xperia Z5 premium is the brand’s claim for the first globally known 4K phablet / smartphone. It is also the next step up from the original Z5 model. Premium is the keyword here and may be used more than once, for emphasis. This phablet style phone is in its Dual SIM version here, and has a decidedly smart rectangular look, with premium metal side framing and a mirror shine-finish back piece. It is IP65 and IP68 waterproof up to 1.5m deep for 30 minutes, and dust-closed for superior protection.
The 5.5 inch, IPS LCD screen has a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution, and uses the exclusive Triluminos display, X-Reality, and a Dynamic Contrast Enhancer for utmost enhanced viewing. It is bound in scratch proof glass with an oleophobic coating for maximum clarity. A security activated, fingerprint sensor enhanced power button lays on the side for the owner only.
Matching inside and out, are premium internal electronics to handle all aspects of the phone. That is a combination of the 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa core processor, comprised of a 1.5GHz quad core and 2GHz quad core processor, with an Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage memory. It can expand its storage using its micro SD slot, with provision for up to 200GB of removable storage. Everything is managed and organized with the Google Android™ 5.1 Lollipop OS.
There are two cameras for action: a main rear 23 Megapixel camera with a 1/2.3 MP Sony Exmor RS sensor, with Hybrid Auto focusing, 5x Image zoom, 8x Digital zoom, 24mm Wide Angle G lens, ISO 12800 image / 3200 video setting, exclusive Steady Shot / Intelligent Active Mode video stabilization, 4K for video capture, and with a Pulse type LED flash unit; the selfie-optimized 5MP front camera with an Exmor R sensor, exclusive Steady Shot / Intelligent Active Mode video stabilization, and a 25mm wide angle lens.
Among the connectivity formats available for this phone are 4G LTE cat 6, 3G, 2G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, MIMO, ANT+, PS4 Remote Play / Play Memories, Bluetooth v4.1 / A2DP /apt-X, NFC, FM Radio with RDS, a micro USB v2.0 port (MHL3 TV output), USB host, and a 3.5mm audio jack. A fully charged unit can provide up to 48 hours of usage, with an improved Quick Charge capability for faster recharging periods.
Beyond these, this phone has enhanced audio for music and multimedia, using the following features and modes: compatibility for LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD formats; DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio +, S Force Front Surround Sound, Auto headset compensation, and Stereo Recording mode.