I reckon the only improvements this phone (or its successor) needs are optical image stabilization, a dual tone flash, and a bump up to the Snapdragon 820 to boost performance.
The lack of these features aren't a deal breaker though, as it's still a brilliant piece of tech.
Kenboi, 11 Nov 2015Are the 4k photos clear and sharp?You need to know what is 4K first, then you dont need that question...
from xperiablog.net-latest....As most content is displayed in FHD 1080p ,
Sony uses an automatic upscaling feature so that it can be enjoyed using the full 4K display. The question then becomes: If most of the content I view will be FHD, what benefit will I see from the 4K display? Well to help answer that question, ePrice decided to test the Xperia Z5 Premium against the Apple iPhone 6s Plus.
They took some lower resolution content and then compared the upscaled output on the 4K display of the Xperia Z5 Premium against the FHD display of the iPhone 6s Plus. We have included some of the comparison below (click the source link for the full suite of images), but we think the results speak for themselves.
The comparisons shown below show a 720p video, News app video and a 2MP photo compared on both devices. A crop is included to the right of each image to give a sense of difference between both devices. Even without clicking on the images below, you should be able to tell the difference quite clearly. Sony appears to do a great job with its upscaling processing to give a more defined picture on the Xperia Z5 Premium. It shows that even with low-resolution standard definition content, the Xperia Z5 Premium should do a sterling job of making it look good.
jklondon, 11 Nov 2015Also keen to hear real-life reviews esp. on battery. Holding back on a 6P as this might be the... moregot my z5 premium... display is as expected mind blowing...sony was not lying when they told z5 p will upscale full hd to 4k standard...it really upscales it...and it looks freakingly awesome. then battery life will again wow use..4 hours browsing with 26% battery!u may not believe me,but its the truth...i am really really really happy i traded my iphone 5s for this.
Ed, 10 Nov 2015So, anybody got it yet? Really curious about Z5 premium especially the battery Also keen to hear real-life reviews esp. on battery. Holding back on a 6P as this might be the phone to go for.
Just got the Z5 Premium. It lasts easily for 36 hours. If u keep the screen open a lot if will use about 12% per hour with adaptive brightness set to ON and STAMINA mode turned ON. For example, 10 hours operation with 2 hours screen time uses around 35% of the battery (did not use heavy duty graphics or games) which is quite good for normal business and recreational use. I did not test the video streaming power consumption yet though You can get better power longevity if you turn OFF Adaptive brightness.
So, anybody got it yet? Really curious about Z5 premium especially the battery
Just got told by Australian Telstra rep that they will not be having the premium 😢 will have to get an iphone then sell it on ebay and buy the premium directly from sony
my x5 is shipping in. happy times again. well until x6 or somin. wat will tat be like, does anyone know
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2015z5 had worlds best camera-TESTED ANF CERTIFIED BY DXOMARK-THEY ARE WORLDS BEST CAMERA TESTERS.... moreYes Z5 premium live topmost rank to live up to the name "PREMIUM"
Icewitcofee, 09 Nov 2015Which one should I buy?? Gold or chrome? 😀 Chrome if you are a boy
Gold if you are a girl... :)
Can't wait, the specs are over the top, add quality, Android, excellent support and you have winner...
Icewitcofee, 09 Nov 2015Which one should I buy?? Gold or chrome? 😀 Hard to decide, i got the same situation.
Once this Z5P available in my country, i will have one for sure.
Between the Elegant Gold or the Natural Black.
sony is the best camera ever!!!!!!!! i did use all sony experia models,its awesome/