Sony Xperia Z5 family : Everything You want to Know

As we have discussed the IFA 2015 days before its opening, Sony was listed among the key players in the show. And the expectations were not false and the event came up with a number of announcements. Sony made it real and among the few key vendors it unveiled its much discussed devices. Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear 2, Huawei announced the Mate S and Huawei G8, Asus released the ZenWatch 2 and Acer announced Liquid Z320 and M320

Sony announcements seem reinforcing older reports and leaks that were out to discuss its plans. However you will get with a detailed look you will find certain fields which were kept secret till the eleventh hour. Here we will discuss the key announcing by Sony at IFA 2015 with details of each of its smartphones.

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The list of smartphones Sony has packed for us include a series of Xperia Z5. The package with a most ambitious and stylish devices comprise of Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium. Yes, the names are familiar as we have already discussed them several times. The Xperia Z5 trio at the top represents a variety of display sizes. For instance the display size is kept 5.2inch on the main Xperia Z5 model while the Compact comes with a smaller 4.6inch and the Premium with a larger 5.5inch penal.

While there are differences in display sizes but the Sony doesn’t seem making any compromise on internal powers and camera. With different sized you will probably get a similar performance and camera experience. The trio of Xperia Z5 is powered with the popular Snapdragon 810 which seems competent for the range of devices.

Another field kept same is the camera which is no doubt the field of expertise for Sony and its smartphones. The camera on the Xperia Z5 series is kept high up to 23 megapixels which is simply great. Thus you chose any of devices based on the size of display and some other key expertise but not the camera megapixels.

Lets have a look at each phone in little depth.

Sony Xperia Z5

As we have discussed Sony packed the flavors of its Xperia Z5 smartphones for its users that was made public at IFA 2015. With a larger and smaller version the Xperia Z5 remains the balanced one. The trio features equally high details but with a slight variations. Here we will have a deeper look into these very details of the Xperia Z5.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is available in chrome, black and gold colors

As we have discussed camera is among the key points which are not compromised. With the high megapixels the Xperia Z5 features additional 4K video support. This feature takes the model a little higher than its other two siblings. The affect of camera editions are also evident on stills with its improved image stabilization. Though the details yet remain on papers we can expect much more from Sony in the camera field.

Other than the certain addition we can have a brief view into its impressive camera details.  The 23megapixel on its rear end is backed with a 5megapixel selfie camera on front. This makes it a super camera smartphone which is expected from any Xperia device. Other features on camera that you are set to get include hybrid auto focus and Exmor R for FHD video recording.

Internally the Sony Xperia Z5 is not any short in powers as it is on its camera. As we have discussed the high details of the family in general and the Xperia Z5 it requires some equivalent powers inside. And this is what we see on the spec chart of the Xperia Z5. There is the Snapdragon 810 that runs with 64 bit CPU.


The display of 5.2 inch which remains the key distinguishing feature is made a beauty with the design concept. Finally to mention, the battery to support the certain features is kept 2900MAh which is not high but sufficient for the device.

Xperia Z5 Compact

As we have been discussing the Sony Xperia Z5 through the details of its variants may confuse you. There are a lot of similarities among the trio of Xperia Z5 that includes the compact model. The Xperia Z5 Compact is nothing but a discounted member of its series. Here we will have a look into the details provided by Sony on IFA 2015.

The device with the key distinguishing factor of 4.6inch display may sound a lower powered device. But it is not true as we go deeper into its details that suggest some appreciating performance. First of all we must mention that if the display size is reduced the device remains almost the same in display results as its higher models are. The 4.6inch size is backed with resolution of 1280×720 which may not disappoint you on its arrival.

Sony Xperia Z5 Finger print scanner

The same hold true when we get into the inside details of the Xperia Z5 compact. What you find under the hood of the Compact model will make you forget the differences in display and device size. There is the chipset of Snapdragon 810 which support the Octa-Core 64bit CPU. This can take the performance of the device to considerable high level with the RAM of 2GB. Similar level you will find on its internal storage which is kept 32GB. Having a conclusion on its internal powers we can term it as a high device but with a standard outlook.

At the end let’s have a brief into its some other areas. With same Xperia Z5 camera the compact model features a nice design. You can have the device in black and white colors. With the slight reduction in display size there is also a reduced battery of 2700 MAh.  As we can guess lesser battery requirements on the Xperia Z5 compact its smaller battery may not become an issue at all.

Sony-Xperia-Z5 black back cover

Xperia Z5 Premium

And here we come to the largest and apparently most powerful and premium member of the fresh Sony Xperia Z5 family. Still we will find many points that are kept same on three models including the prime Sony Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact. This is however to keep all three at a considerable level of a good market. But the inclusion of the Xperia Z5 Premium means there is something for the premium users. Thus Sony makes its role in the high end market with a more powerful touch.


First thing to notice is obviously the large display of 5.5inch on the Xperia Z5 Premium. The size is really large which remain just a little shorter than some of the phablets that are equipped with 5.7inch display. After all it is set to give you the experience of a phablet. Over the large size of display the results is kept equally deep. Thus there is a list of impressive powers that are given to Xperia Z5 for its display. For instance you will find UHD resolution which means 3840×2160 pixels. This is amazingly huge and carries the pixel density of 806PPI . In short we can say that Sony has manufactured a beast in terms of display.

With a display of a beast the Xperia Z5 Premium is made just enough powerful inside. We found some common specs of Xperia Z5 device inside the Premium model. For instance the Snapdragon 810 is also there on the prime Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact, with same powers. Its RAM is also kept at 2GB with the same 32GB internal storage option.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premiun 4K Videos

At the end the points to notice is its battery that is made to support the display beast. There is a 3430 mAh battery that is quite decent and gives you perfect battery timing. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.