Aqua24, 22 Nov 2015When Sony came out with waterproof and dust proof phone, their sales did not increase! Now the... moreActually no, there is no phone with more usefull features than z5 series
Z5P 4k screen, albeit looking unnessesary now, might prove quite useful in near future (VR).
Srb Srb, 22 Nov 2015yes i forgot about Microsoft that from my opinion will come very close to apple in ecosystem a... moreSo have some people been telling for years now...
But all I see is windows phone userbase percentage declining year by year...
Microsoft is no competitor I am affraid, its good but lame looking mobile OS, android is just a more capable and more polished OS.
Anyways wish them best, but that tile and menu design is just...not attractive enough for customers
Tony wong, 22 Nov 2015Some people are weird, when Sony use full HD display, people complaint why not using quad HD/2... moreAbsolutely agree...
Most of the people blind by korean brand
So they want sony to be good but not so good as samsung
Tony wong, 22 Nov 2015Some people are weird, when Sony use full HD display, people complaint why not using quad HD/2... moreSimply because Sony make it everything render 1080P most the time. It became real useless already in this way.
Ken chang, 22 Nov 2015Qhd and full hd sure got different.Samsung s5 compared to s6 can saw the different...please co... moreGsmarena says - "So what Sony did is put a 4K panel inside the Z5 Premium but they render mostly everything in 1080p resolution. Yes, a bit hard to wrap your head around this concept. So the 4K panel inside the phone only reveals its benefits when you check out high-res images and video on it."
When Sony came out with waterproof and dust proof phone, their sales did not increase! Now they come out with 4K screen and based on this article, it's not looking good for Sony. Especially with that price. You can get a lot cheaper phone with more useful features than this phone.
Ken chang, 22 Nov 2015Qhd and full hd sure got different.Samsung s5 compared to s6 can saw the different...please co... moreSeems u havnt gone thru the entire post abt the screen... go and read it first...
Ken chang, 22 Nov 2015Not forget next year nokia rebound
yes i forgot about Microsoft that from my opinion will come very close to apple in ecosystem and premium product, surface are really ok products
I see only Micrososft to be direct comp to Apple
Would have preferred 128gb internal with 8gb ram and top end processor and components - 1080p screen and massive battery that will last 3 days. That Sony would be a more of a game changer than sticking a 4k screen on a phone.
Some people are weird, when Sony use full HD display, people complaint why not using quad HD/2k display, why not be like samsung, why now when sony prove to them they can give consumers 4k display and be better than their competitors, people say it useless etc, what do people want actually? from what i see most people are biased with certain brands
I could smell Virtual Reality games for this Xperia z5 premium. Considering they made higher ppi on the display... ;-)
Damage11, 22 Nov 2015I bet even angry bird will run at 10 FPS in that phone.Good luck running any game at decent fp... moreiPhone user detected! Why do you think it will have problems with performance? This phone got the latest, most powerful processor in market. It's meant to stream 4k movies, you can play PlayStation games on it. Although i think 4k screen is overkill, i am waiting for new phone from xperia ultra series. I will certainly buy it.
Ken chang, 22 Nov 2015Qhd and full hd sure got different.Samsung s5 compared to s6 can saw the different...please co... moreI have held both S5 and S6 side by side.S5 and S6 have a difference but it is not due to pixel density but due to improvement in SuperAMOLED technology over the period of nearly 1 year. Also the display glass used on S6 is of a better variety and I suspect that is also a reason for better looking image/video.
But S6 has way worse battery life than S5. A 1080p display with S6-like properties would have been much better IMO.
If Samesung had launched a phone with a 4K screen, would it have fared better? Would it have been described as "underwhelming"? Probably not.
Congratulations to Sony for a really good looking phone.
Sushant Sic, 22 Nov 2015Well trust me guys... I was the first owner of Z5 Premium in Mumbai... Had brot it for 60000/-... moreQhd and full hd sure got different.Samsung s5 compared to s6 can saw the different...please compare to previous model before comments
Sony is on a desperate move here. The CEO let the smartphone department one more year to make real profit .
So after closing Pc department i guess this will be the future for smartphone too.
Samsung will live because they make everything, cheap or not from vacuum to tv etc
Apple will live because they have true mainstream innovation and true loyal people
Lg is in the same boat with Samsung
Htc will go away in 2-3 years
So what will be the competition ..
Remembering now the battles about the higher resolution killing the battery and all.
Well here you can blame 2 things: SoC strain (and this was proven when a XDA team forced 1080p only on the G3), and the screen itself wasting more light.
Check a 720P screen on GSMArena's microscope shot, check a 1080p one, QHD 1440p, and this 4K one, but all LCD panels only, OLEDs don't count for what I'm trying to say.
You'll see the black gap between lit pixels increases proportionally (even tho it can be the same size or smaller), the ratio between lit area and black area got worse, and this is where the battery hogging goes, backlight wasting. Switching itself of the LCD takes barely any power, you can see the thin ribbon cables on an LCD television panel of ~60"+, it really takes low power to switch LCD. But the backlight.... this one hogs energy. The less lit up area, the more it wastes and this is the case here. Hope they managed to improve backlight efficiency because these black gaps are wasting a LOT of it.