It's about that Apple effect
Moving through phones, it is becoming apparent that Apple has much of the 'smoothness' of menus down pat. Including swift little animations whenever a user unlocks their phone or completes little tasks, something that the Z5 Premium also mirrors. This phone has a great unlock animation, and that's something that you're likely thinking is stupid, but really helps add to the whole feel of any smartphone product.
The Xperia keyboard comes packed with a few pre-installed skins and a one handed typing feature (seen above), which I would hope that no one uses while driving. There doesn't seem to be Samsung-levels of bloatware installed on the Android 5.1 operating system here. However, you will notice a few company-made additions as with any phone.
There's also a brilliant touch wizard for transferring things from your old phone. It's great if you either can't be bothered backing up or you're not exactly sure what to look for.
120 Frames of Brilliance - This Camera is a Dream
As mentioned multiple times in this review, I'm a massive fan of the camera on board here. Below I will post a bunch of random photos taken with this model at various places and events by myself and another TweakTown writer, Anthony Garreffa, showcasing a breadth of challenges that it had to face.
While the still images focused fast, captured quickly, and were able to be chained together in quick succession when needed, the video was most impressive, allowing for 720p 120FPS recording as mentioned previously, something that completely blows away most of the competition.
As for low-light operations, the contrast alterations of the Z5 try to come in full effect, which sometimes makes for a washed out image that takes quite some time to focus. This was also backed up by my research that showed other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 are better in this environment.
As for washed out colors, sometimes this can happen with normal light situations too, showing another issue with the Sony Xperia X5 being so software driven in many different ways. Overall, this is a small price to pay for the overall premium package that it offers.
You'll come to notice from the images below that leaking light doesn't come up well on this camera at all - preferring level lighting environments, dealing poorly with light coming through a window, doorway or provided through an artificial source, too. Outdoor images are best for this phone - a little disappointing to say the least.
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