Smartphones from the newly unveiled Sony Xperia Z5 range are still to begin shipping but they have already been granted price cuts by the Japanese in the UK. The pre-order costs of all three devices have been lowered, resulting in them having become all the more attractive propositions.
The Sony Xperia Z5 was being offered for pre-order by Sony Mobile UK at £600, while its Compact model and its Ultra HD (4K) display-equipped Premium variant were going for £550 and £700, respectively. Their retail values have now been brought down to £550 (Z5), £430 (Z5 Compact) and £630 (Z5 Premium). These costs are more in line with those being offered by Amazon and Clove in the UK.
Sony announced these offerings last week, much to the surprise of many owing to the Premium model’s 4K display. These phones are being highlighted by side-mounted fingerprint scanners that have been placed on their power buttons. They run the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, and are controlled by Snapdragon 810 chipsets.
All three Xperia Z5 smartphones have been fitted with 23MP rear cameras that offer extremely fast autofocus. There’s powerful image zoom present on them as well, apart from 4K video support. These offerings have been granted 5MP front cameras moreover.
A quick glance at the main specs of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium:
– Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD, 2160 x 3840 pixels (806ppi)
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– Processor: 2GHz octa core Snapdragon 810
– GPU: Adreno 430
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 200GB)
– Cameras: 23MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3430mAh
– Dimensions: 154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8mm
– Weight: 180gms
The new Sony Xperia Z5 range is quite an impressive lineup that looks set to compete against the biggies of the smartphone world. Let’s see how these devices perform against them.