Grey1213, 29 Nov 2015Exactly, but it only works with photos and videos. I don't think Sony has a vr app that it wor... moreThey might not put VR on mobile.. Because VR is with playstation 4 and will get released on 2016.. There are lots of games which can be played.. So don't expect it to be with their xperia.. Because playstation is their main source of money..
chrisdbarnett, 30 Nov 2015 Better screen? You've got a better contrast ratio - yes. Oh and people can view a Samsung sc... moreCamera is super important especially for photographers. Haven't you heard of Instagram? I guess you are a non users. There is so many purpose for a good camera rather than just emohasizing on content alone. Making the content itself is what people do these day.
Gauron, 29 Nov 2015Really, did you compare the pics you took with A SONY Z5 premium, iphone 6s, galaxy 6 and LG G... moreI only own Note5 now. G4 and S6 Edge is my previous phone. IPhone 6s Plus is my friend one.
I only compare with Note5, the Z5 is shop one.
Sorry, this article is meh! What is it with the steep price comment? You can already get ths phone for under (just) £500! How is that steep compared to £789 for the iFruit 6s Plus or north of £700 for the S6 Edge (128gb) even at the RRP of £629, this phone is not steeply priced. If you are broke and can't afford it, there is the out door, walk through it! Jeez.....Trolls everywhere hating on Sony!
Marcell, 29 Nov 2015S6 edge+ is the better phone overall........Better screen, camera, battery life and performanc... more
Better screen? You've got a better contrast ratio - yes. Oh and people can view a Samsung screen diagonally....and get the same amount of light.
But I'm serious about being able to watch 4K content on the phone. I want something better than 1080p but QHD isn't the way to go, because the content providers would rather just stream out 4K.
As for the cameras - seriously - while camera photo quality is important, you have to remember that in general people care more about the content on their screen than a camera they generally don't use that much. I must take just a handful of pictures each month. I can't remember the last time I shot a video on a mobile phone and actually kept it.
Of course, I still want to be able to take high quality pictures and videos - I want those features and I've got them.
But I'm not going to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, just because the camera is marginally better.
It all goes back to the screen. QHD is not going to be around for long. I cannot see content providers catering for it in the long run. This time next year the world will be 720, 1080, 4K/UHD.
Then there is Virtual Reality - Google Cardboard and all that....and guess which phone is now the top dog for VR? Yup the Xperia Z5P.
The only thing I really could have done with - I admit - is wireless charging. You see USB charging isn't a problem at first....but when a phone gets to 2 years of age, it takes it toll on the phone. For me, the selling point of wireless charging, isn't convenience. It's the fact that there is no wear and tear.
There is also the question of a Micro-SD port. None on the Galaxy S6.
Believe you me. When you're sat at home, downloading high quality movies on a fibre-optic internet connection - 32GB doesn't last long!
Being able to pay by phone. Yes very nice. Had it on my HTC One M7 via EE. Now I don't. I miss it. But it will be back on the Z5 in time when Android Pay comes out.
So you see, it really does depend on which features are important and it has to be weighed up.
I thought long and hard before I bought my Z5 Premium. I weighed it all up. The Z5 has more to offer me than the Samsung Galaxy S6....which of course is a very nice phone.
Had the S6 a MicroSD port, was less curvy and more square and rugged - I would have sacrificed 4K for the S6.
Bought it. Love it!
Was on a HTC One M7 before.
I wasn't even going to buy a phone...but I had all sorts of issues with my old HTC One M7...so I did my research, compared specs etc.
As far as styling is concerned, it's a personal thing. Fortunately I happen to like the black slab look of the Sony Xperia Z series - especially the Z5..I hate corners that are overtly rounded.
Other phones (I won't name brands to avoid a fanboy bunfight) are too fragile and just doesn't look right for my tastes.
Honestly, if you actually physically hold a real Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, it feels like you could use it as an offensive weapon to knock someone out in a brawl!
The fingerprint scanner is amazing - It really does make me quick on the draw to get into the phone, look something up, then put down again.
The screen is amazing - I've watched loads of stuff in bed every night....Amazon Prime is great on this device, because you can zoom in to get rid of the letterbox effect and still you get your video upscaled to 4K. "Man of Steel" and "300" are amazing movies to watch on it.
And the sounds! If you've got one (Or any other type of Z5), watch the film "Gravity" on it. You'll hear sounds that you simply didn't hear when you watched the film on a normal TV set or even on another high end smartphone.
I have the Xperia z5 premium since 2 weeks now and it livs up to all my exceptions its an excellent device i use it every days i didnt have experience any overheating issues
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2015who says this phone is hot, should leave this planet because what is there to be hot?? it's th... moreSo basically they made what is arguably the best design on a mobile phone and that's why they've been repeating it since first Z series. What's wrong with that? that just shows that they're way ahead of their competition, while others are trying countless designs just to see if they can make something good. Xperia line is 2015 award-winning design.
Grey1213, 30 Nov 2015The phone does get pretty hot when you use it :PRight..
FreezeGame, 30 Nov 2015You've not had a Z5 Premium for 6 months. The device was only officially announced by Sony bac... moreWell, by numbers in this vote...I think it lived up to its hype.
People are buying and loving it.
who says this phone is hot, should leave this planet because what is there to be hot?? it's the same design that was introduces ages before with original Z. Moreover, it's 4k policy doesn't even qualify for 'ridiculous'! The best (meh!) part is its price :D :D
The Premium comes with a premium price to pay. In Pakistan, the Z5 is priced at $690 equal to the iPhone 16GB and the Z5P isn't available yet and as i can foresee, it will be more than $700 for sure.
High price & bad marketing can conclude the striving condition of Sony right now otherwise their phones work amazingly with almost no lags and a battery which can last a day (literally) unlike other brands. Xperias have always been underrated, people should use it first then bad mouth about them.
FreezeGame, 29 Nov 2015Absolutely not. Very subpar device.
Lackluster battery life, non-removable battery, gimmick... moreYou only seen Samsung,Here Sony has no need for wireless charging because it is waterproof capless Usb with faster charging support, I never ever seen how many people use wireless charging in there phone,
Yes Sony phone heat but not an issue I use my fist Sony Z from 2012 to till there is no problem in battery, Samsung give there phone zoom only 8x Sony gives there all phone 16x zoom and 5X clear zoom low light photography I never see without Sony camera, Sony care it's small feature in all phone like FM!!!,3.0 MHL, 4K OVER DLNA,FULL HD TO 4K COVERTER, IMPRESSIVE COLOUR LIKE NATURAL FEEL,8 MP STILL IN SCREEN SHOT,SHOWING PHONE DIFFERENT WITH THEMES,body material,
How do you EXPECT people to rate the Z5P as "Not hot" when you put that ridiculously GORGEOUS picture of it on the poll?
It's easily the best looking phone ever made. even if it perfomed like a hot potato, the looks have to come into account bruh. It's literally the "Hottest" phone around...both because of the looks and for the fact that it gets hot for real lmao.
mir, 30 Nov 2015I've had the phone for 6 months now. I must say that its pretty good in every aspect. You're j... moreYou've not had a Z5 Premium for 6 months. The device was only officially announced by Sony back on September 2, 2015, which is when the first hands-on reviews began to surface. Not to mention that it was just released to the world this month (November 2015).
Six months ago (May 2015), the Z5 Premium was still on the production line. You want people to believe that you have been using it since then? Lmao. Nice story.
And I'm not the least bit bitter about anything. The reviews speak for themselves. The Z5 Premium did not live up to the hype, and there's no getting around that.
GDS Khera, 30 Nov 2015Guys everyone.... Stop complaining, you think its a small feat of engg that they have made a 4... moreSome people are high on androgens and don't want to lose. They will impose their thoughts on people, tell them what to think. They will spread misinformation. They are cancerous.
Just like ISIS, and to an extent, some countries.