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Sony Xperia Z5 Vs Z5 Premium: What’s The Difference?

Sony followed the ongoing trend of launching a flagship smartphone along with a larger phablet version by announcing the Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Premium in India

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Sony followed the ongoing trend of launching a flagship smartphone along with a larger phablet version by announcing the Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Premium in India. Although there is another 'Compact' version, Sony chose not to bring the mini model to the country. The cost for both the smartphones is quite high which could be a crucial factor for the success of these handsets as pricing has always been Sony's weak point.

Nonetheless, the smartphones definitely look elegant and continue Sony's trend of rectangular glass slab design. The Xperia Z5 continues to use a 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080) display but the Xperia Z5 Premium uses a larger 5.5-inch display, a new size for a Sony flagship. It is also the world's first smartphone with a 4K resolution display (3840x2160). The Z5 Premium has a super shiny and glossy finish at the back, almost like a mirror, and is available in gold and chrome colour options.

On the other hand the Z5 features a frosted glass finish giving it a smooth matte feel available in gold, green, and black colour variants. The Z5 Premium is priced Rs. 10,000 more than the Z5, all for that glorious high-resolution display, which practically is too sharp for the human eye to differentiate. Sony also said that this display renders everything, including apps and the user interface, in 1080p resolution. But when you open content like high-resolution images and videos, it bumps up the number of pixels. In simpler terms, the true potential of the display can only be seen just when you are using the gallery.

Apart from the superior display, the Xperia Z5 Premium is almost identical to the Xperia Z5. Both are powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, which can be further expanded with a microSD card (up to 2TB). Like always, both are fully waterproof and also come with Sony's new and fast focusing 23MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera. The Xperia Z5 uses a 2900mAh battery but the Xperia Z5 Premium has been fitted with a large 3430mAh battery to power that high resolution display.

The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium both have dual-SIM options and are 4G enabled with former priced at Rs. 52,990 and the latter at Rs. 62,990.


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