Avan Dr, 22 Nov 2015The bad. Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to ... moreTech reviewers right now are mostly business, they only make good reviews to their partner's product. No surprises here, everyone in this world these days seem only to care about profits while honesty and objectivity comes second. Well, at least I'm glad gsmarena did their reviews fair by far as we've seen from their recent Z5C and Z5 reviews.
Avan Dr, 22 Nov 2015The bad. Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to ... moreWell, the reviewer made a video comparing Z5P and 6 plus. In that video we can't see a difference between image clarity between the two, but there still is a difference. http://www.cnet.com/videos/watch-the-sony-xperia-z5-premiums-4k-screen-shrug-off-a-splashing/ skip to 0:41 and see that the Z5P is producing more vibrant colors while the 6s+ produces washed out colours. Did the reviewer mention this fact anywhere in his video? No,because he is Apple biased.
BTW, if he can't find a difference between 801PPI (4K) and 401 PPI (FHD), surely he won't be able to find a difference between a FHD phone and QHD phone? Which proves that qhd is also a gimmick. Why is the normal Z5 facing criticism just because it has a FHD display?
The bad. Its 4K display results in a sky-high price, but the extra resolution adds nothing to the overall experience. Sony's familiar design is beginning to look rather tired.
I believe cnet doesnt lie, when they said there is no difference in clarity between Z5p and Iphone 6 plus. It will be embarassing theirself if they wrong.
It guess media player also renders content in FHD. And what they call upscaling doesnt works.
There's a lot of trolls on here. For anyone interested in this phone or other Sony phones, checkout what people say about it on Xperia's subbreddit. Majority of Z5/Z5P owners are satisfied with their purchase.
Iwan Limanto, 21 Nov 2015Very overpriced, not worthed at all More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later... moreBecause z5 has dual heatpipes and more thermal paste, so z5 series is cooler than others, so the battery life become very well too, because the heat will drain the battery much faster. My Z2 has a very very good endurance, so believe with the dual heatpipes and more thermal paste the z5 series endurance/ battery life definitely is better and longer in real experience.
NOTE: The screen ONLY renders in 1080p. Only if you're watching videos or pictures that the screen turns 4K.
Iwan Limanto, 21 Nov 2015Very overpriced, not worthed at all
More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later... moreZ3+ has better performance? Lol was that a joke? Z3+ overheats too much and the processor throttles to prevent the phone from melting. Z5 has dual heat pipes and because of this it won't overheat like Z3+ and hence performs faster than Z3+. And the battery life of Z3+ was a huge step down from Z3. Z5 and Z5 Premium have better battery lives than Z3+.
Also you forgot about the other new features if Z5: much better camera and fingerprint scanner and newer stronger design
Iwan Limanto, 21 Nov 2015Very overpriced, not worthed at all More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later... moreSome people already said that the Z5P battery lasts longer than the vanilla Z5 which I consider that the extra battery capacity is worth at all and actually the screen remains at full hd all the time (1080p) and will only switch to 4k when there's a 4k content played. Yes it's more expensive than an iPhone 6S but you compared it in the wrong league, the 6S goes head 2 head with the Z5C while the Z5P goes head 2 head with the 6S Plus and we can see that the latter is more expensive than the former.
8knots, 21 Nov 2015It has been confirmed that only the dual sim version that will have the official warranty by I... moreI don't need phone tomorrow or next week. I will buy phone whenever price and specifications meet my requirements . If price stay high in this level i will buy Iphone 6S. 8nfact i already called Sony. Single sim will be available for both Z5p and Z5.
as you know screenn of Z5P not always on 4K. 4K scrren activate ehen there is file of 4k playing. So Z5 is not much different .
Don't bother to answer this message again. Iwill not continue this discussion again. Thxs
Very overpriced, not worthed at all
More expensive than iPhone 6s but let see few month later
4K will drain your battery faster, 5.2" and 5.5" not to much different
Better buy Z3+ with same processor, better performance and battery life
Need to know whether its available in Saudi(riyadh)..thanks in advance :)
Tann Hauser, 21 Nov 2015Ahahah.... I cant believe what I am reading in some reviews over the net. "Everything is top... more2k screens are useless, they drain battery and ruin performance and no difference is seen. That is the reason Sony stuck to 1080p in z5 and 4k in z5p( it will be in fhd when true 4k content is not viewed and upscales fhd content to near 4k which is highly advantageous.