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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K Smartphone Review (Page 6)

Chris Smith | Apr 19, 2016 at 8:10 am CDT - 1 min, 17 secs time to read this page
Rating: 79%Manufacturer: Sony

Final Thoughts

After using this phone for an extended period, I was able to test whether the differently-sized bezel was annoying me due to teething issues or was something that I was unable to overcome in the long run.

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While the great internal hardware specifications match the brilliant display, a stellar camera, and awesome battery capacity, they are struck down by an awkward shape, tacky side buttons, and a smudge-city backing plate.

This smartphone presents itself as a classy, feature-rich, premium package and achieves that in nine out of ten situations, with the tenth thing often bringing the whole package crashing back down to square one.

It blows its competitors out of the water in the many departments, in addition to offering a powerful CPU and GPU combination that help back the high-FPS camera. These notions alone help cement the Z5 Premium as in the 'cream of the crop' range of smartphones.

If you can get past the fact that the size is a little off, the shape is clunky, and the price is just high, this phone might be perfect for you. What I'm saying is, it's amazing at what it does – but that's about it. Sure, you can purchase a Ferrari because it's fast, but drive it 60 minutes to work every day in peak hour traffic and you'll be longing for a Toyota after not too long. Remember, remarkable on paper does not mean remarkable in real life, but if you're a stats fan, this is the phone for you.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT

Quality including Design and Build70%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging80%
Value for Money70%
Overall Rating79%

The Bottom Line: Although the screen and camera are something special and the specifications are amazing on paper, the Sony Z5 Premium 4K falls down in actual real-life testing.

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Chris Smith


I'm a competitive gamer and was an eSports employee. Recent changes have seen me hang up the mouse and move over to the technology world, covering all news for TweakTown, ranging from gaming news to opinion articles and the latest tech releases. Expect to see a few different articles on international eSports news and competitive game releases, as well as audio and mobile device content.

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