Sony Xperia Z5
Sony needed to fix up the design of its Xperia Z series and there have been some big changes this time. It’s still angular and glass-backed, but this time it’s a frosted material instead of the clear glass we’ve seen on every iteration since the Xperia Z1.
The edges have been rounded off a little more and the placement of the buttons on one edge has been switched. Previously the backs of Sony phones have been fingerprint magnets, but this new frosted glass shrugs off marks and looks a lot classier from behind than the Xperia Z3+.
The branding is a little more tasteful this time. The Xperia name is etched into the side of the phone and I love the fact Sony has included the NFC logo here too. It makes it easy to know where to tap, and is a trick some other Android manufacturers could learn from.
Down at the bottom of the right hand edge is the camera button. It’s in the perfect position for taking snaps in landscape, but not so good in portrait. Between those two is the volume rocker, and this really does feel badly positioned.
If you’re going to buy a Sony phone, make it this one. The Xperia Z5 is the best phone Sony has ever produced and it’s up there as one of the better Android phones on the market right now.
After the abomination that was the Xperia Z3+, it would have been easy for the company to slip out of the market it was already struggling in. It might have just given up and walked out to sea if it had a similar experience here.
In the end, the Z5 isn’t as perfect as it should be, but it does have all the right parts.
Back camera: 23MP AF with LED Flash
Front camera: 5MP
HD camera: Yes
Video Capture: Yes
Music Player: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
Data Connectivity: Yes
Stereo Bluetooth: Yes
Type of audio connector: 3.5mm
Dimensions: 127.3 x 64.7 x 8.99mm
Screen Size: 4.6 inch
Internal Phone Memory: 32 GB
External Phone Memory: uSD card; up to 128 GB
Email Capability: Yes
Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Splash proof: Yes