Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review

3 / 5

Sony has gone and done it: this is the first ever 4K screen on a smartphone. That’s the big headline for the largest of the Xperia Z5 family, and it’s a truly remarkable feat from the company.

It’s no secret that Sony has been struggling in the mobile phone game for quite some time, and the Japanese company released the Xperia Z5 Premium as part of the Xperia Z5 series at the end of 2016.


Sony Xperia Z5 Premium price and release date

The Xperia Z5 Premium cost a lot when it initially launched at £579 / AU$1199 (about $953). But over a year later and you can buy the Xperia Z5 Premium for only £400 (about $480, AU$685)

Even though the Xperia Z5 Premium has been out for a long time, it’s still not available in the US and Sony hasn’t revealed why. If you live in the US you’ll be able to buy it from third-party retailers, but Sony isn’t selling the phone directly.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Unboxing


  • Large phone, which may prove too big for your hands
  • Glass back design doesn’t feel as premium as hoped
  • Corners are more prepared to absorb impact when you drop the phone

Sony has its own particular design philosophy, and has generally stuck to it ever since the original Xperia Z, making only minor changes with each new iteration.

Battery: 3,430mAh
CPU: Snapdragon 810
Dimensions: 12
Front camera: 5.1MP
Memory: 256 mb
OS: 4 gb
Price: 12 mp
Rear camera: 23MP
Resolution: 2160 x 3840
Screen size: 4 gb
Storage: 32GB
Weight: 124

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Our Verdict

4K display

Its 4K resolution was also not fully supported in Android nor in apps, but this has been fixed, making it easier to recommend the phone for those lookign to invest in a 4K smartphone

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