Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Overview Updated January 17, 2017

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August 2015 - January 2017


Xperia Z5 Premium:

  • 64-bit Octa Core processor Snapdragon 810
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 5.5” 4K UHD display (3840×2160), 806 PPI
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB storage
  • 23-megapixel main cam
  • 5-megapixel front cam
  • 3430 mAh battery
  • Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
  • microSD expandable up to 200 GB
  • Nano SIM
  • Google Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Available in: Chrome, Black, Gold

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Stories January 17, 2017

Sony begins Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium [Update: Xperia Z3+]

Update 1/18: As expected, 2015’s Sony Xperia Z3+ is beginning to receive Android 7.0 Nougat with the same 32.3.A.0.372 build.


While Nougat nearly doubled in usage over the last month, the latest version of Android is still only on .7% of devices. However, the continued flood of updates from OEMs should help, with Sony being the latest to release Android 7.0 for the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Stories June 8, 2016

There certainly is a lot happening in Samsung‘s hardware department. Following a general slowdown of the immense growth smartphones have enjoyed over the past lustrum in particular, OEMs are preparing for a new wave of next-generation devices.

Amid the numerous experimental projects the company is working on, however, we can expect that a more ‘safe’ Galaxy S8 will hit the market some time in the first half of 2017, and rumor has it that its display will move to a jaw-dropping 4K resolution (via KoreaHerald) …

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Stories April 12, 2016

Sony’s over-specced Xperia Z5 Premium now comes in pink

While the biggest smartphone news of the day belongs to the HTC 10, Sony has announced that the over-specced Xperia Z5 Premium will now come in pink. Nothing has changed internally and the device will be available in select countries starting in May.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Stories September 11, 2015

When the Xperia Z family first launched a few years ago, Sony proudly advertised their waterproof capabilities. For almost every generation of phone, up until this year, the hardware manufacturer used imaged of phones being used to take photos in swimming pools, or in the sea, as a way to sell its products. They’ve even come with some impressive-sound IP-rated certificates to prove their durability under water. And, while the the Xperia Z5 range comes with IP68 rated waterproofing, you might want to refrain from taking them to the beach to take your own underwater pics…

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Stories September 9, 2015

Leading up to Apple’s “Hey Siri”-themed press event today, Siri has been giving out a lot of unhelpful announcement hints to users who say “Hey Siri, give me a hint”. One of these was a binary code, which when decoded only revealed the word “Gotcha”. It goes without saying that if you want some real hints about what Apple’s going to announce, all you need to do is to read Mark’s roundup.

But Sony, the company that just last week unveiled the world’s first 4K smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, has taken to Twitter to taunt the Cupertino-based company. Also using the familiar binary, Sony wrote “01000111 01100001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101111 01101110 00101110”. Converted to text? That’s “Game on.” expand full story

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Stories September 7, 2015

Sony Xperia Z5 Snapdragon 810 chip avoids overheating using “dual-pipe” method

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor came under much scrutiny in its early days on the market. Early uses complained about the processor overheating too easily, specifically in the Sony Xperia Z3+/Z4. A teardown posted to Weibo clearly indicates that Sony has opted to use a dual-pipe system in the Z5 and Z5 Premium to better dissipate hit from the processor to help it last longer before overheating…

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