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Sony Xperia Z5

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive, multitouch, 16 million colors, IPS, 424 PPI; Triluminos display for mobile, X-Reality for Mobile, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20.31 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSDXC (up to 200 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou; Accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, fingerprintscanner, Miracast, DLNA,WiFi MIMO, MHL 3.0, NFC, ANT+, LDAC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), LTE (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20/B28/B38/B40), Standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE-A; Bandwidth (Download/Upload): 300MB/s/50MB/s (LTE), 42MB/s/5.76MB/s (UMTS)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 146 x 72 ( = 0.29 x 5.75 x 2.83 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 2900 mAh, integrated, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 48 h, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 13.2 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 17 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 520 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 540 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 5.1MP, Videos @1080p/30fps; Main camera: 23MP, phase comparison autofocus, LED flash, videos @2160p/30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers at the front, Keyboard: virtual QWERTY keyboard, Android and Xperia keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, Stereo headset, MovieCreator, Skizze, TrackID, Xperia Lounge, Spotify, Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon Shopping, AVG Protection, Playstation bundle, Google Market, Vine, Kobo-Books, Sky Go, OfficeSuite, File Commander, Privilege Plus, Connect, Download Manager, 24 Months Warranty, SAR head: 0.751 W/kg, SAR body: 0.781 W/kg, SIM card: Nano-SIM, special functions: FM radio, IP65/IP68 certification, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Weight
154 g ( = 5.43 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 51 g ( = 1.8 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.92% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 49 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 85%, display: 81% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Z5

88% Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
My name is Z5. Sony Xperia Z5. The new top model from the Xperia series is the official Bond smartphone and is supposed to have the best smartphone camera in the world. Our review will check whether owners of the predecessor should upgrade as well and if there are once again temperature issues.
Sony Xperia X vs Sony Xperia Z5
Source: Phone Arena English
Available for order at $549.99, the Xperia X is a smartphone that doesn't disappoint, but feels a bit too expensive for what it offers. And thanks to its seniority, the Xperia Z5 is dangerously close in terms of pricing—nowadays you can score one for as little as $600. Taking these prices in mind, we're unable to recommend the Xperia X over the Z5. We like the way it feels in our hand better, sure, and its display is truly summer-proof, but in terms of camera and game performance, it's just not quite up there. The Z5 also comes with a great perk: water protection. A saving grace is the X's better battery life, but we didn't find that to be large enough of a lead to warrant a reconsideration on our part.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2016
90% Sony Vodafone Xperia Z5
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Xperia Z5 is the latest addition to Sony’s range of smartphones to be available from Vodafone. This particular model has dimensions of 146 x 72 x 7.3mm (H x W x D) and weighs in at 154g. Having recently divested itself of some of its product line up, Sony can now put more effort into offerings such as its Smartphone catalogue.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100%
Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera
Source: Slashgear English
It's important to remember that our evaluation and criticisms of the Xperia Z5 are in relation to one of the better smartphone cameras presently available and one rated very similarly to the Z5, that of the Galaxy S6. While there are instances where the Z5 doesn't hold up as well (and where it performs noticeably better), that's not to say the quality is bad -- if you have a more mid-tier smartphone or one where the camera wasn't given much consideration, you'll likely find the Xperia Z5's camera to be a superior option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2016
80% The smartphone with everything in its favour
Source: PC Pro English
It’s good to see Sony finally upping its game and lavishing some upgrades worthy of the name on its flagship phone. With an impressive new camera module, a fingerprint reader and refined design, it’s a highly competent handset that, for fans of Sony phones, raises the bar significantly over the Xperia Z3 and Z3+.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Sony Xperia Z5 Dual And Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Review
Source: T Break English
While large sized smartphones are gaining immense popularity among users, I on the other hand prefer smaller sized phones. Sony is the only company that makes flagship smartphones in small sizes. I like it so much that I bought one. Both the Z5 and the Z5 Compact are great phones and fun. The only feature that didn’t live up to my expectations is the camera.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 85% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
75% Sony Xperia Z5 review
Source: Techspot English
This year Sony has released the Xperia Z5, which brings a collection of updated hardware to the company’s flagship Android device. While technically a successor to the limited-release Xperia Z4, Sony is positioning the Xperia Z5 as a worthy upgrade over the year-old Xperia Z3, or the Xperia Z1 from 2013 for those on two-year release cycles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Heating problems addressed, not many changes from Xperia Z3+ otherwise
Source: Tech2.in.com English
We are not saying that the Sony Xperia Z5 is a bad phone, far from it. But in a market where competition is experimenting with different designs, bringing significant upgrades over previous generation flagships, the Xperia Z5 does fall short but demands the same kind of premium. Go for this phone only if you are sold on Sony’s brand image. For everyone else, there are lot of compelling options in the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
70% Sony Xperia Z5 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Sony hasn't been particularly ambitious in mobile lately, that's not a secret. And with the Xperia Z5, the company is showing us this isn't changing anytime soon. The Z5 gives off the impression that it's been built to merely keep Sony in line with the times, in case it eventually decides to invest itself more significantly in smartphones. Until that day comes, though, Sony's flagship will remain outplayed by most of its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xperia Z5 & Xperia Z5 Compact Comparison – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Although the design is very similar to what has gone before, the way the phone feels and works has been improved in every iteration, so they are doing enough to make it worthwhile to upgrade. If you own a Z3, you may not notice a huge leap here but anything before that and it is definitely worth the upgrade. The same is true of the Compact and it is a big jump from the Z1 Compact, but not so much over the Z3 Compact.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2015
80% A decent phone overshadowed by the competition
Source: Engadget English
In all of the areas where Sony has a long and storied history of producing products, the Xperia Z5 is able to show its strengths. The camera has a fair claim to being one of the finest mobile lenses on the market today, and there's already a rumor that Samsung wants it for the next Galaxy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Sony Xperia Z5 Dual would have made a great flagship a year ago, but with the competition being fiercer than ever, it simply feels dated. Even if you go purely by specifications, the phone is underwhelming compared to others in its price range and even lower. Plus, the overall experience doesn't really bring anything new to the table and we still have to live with the shortcomings of previous Xperia flagships. What we need from Sony is something fresh; something to get excited about again. Until that happens, it's back to the drawing board.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sibling rivalry: Sony’s Xperia Z5 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Because of the bugs and battery life, it’s hard to fall in love with the Z5 the same way we did with last year’s Z3. Perhaps when they’re ironed out, we’ll find a phone that has the goods to really take on the competition, but until then, it feels a little rushed. Sony has told GadgetGuy that what we experienced with the problems in the phone may be attributed to pre-production issues, so we’ll revisit this review when a fixed version returns to our desk (there are quite a few phones for us to get through at the moment, however, so we’re reviewing what we have).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S6 vs. Xperia Z5
Source: GSM Arena English
Each phone managed to draw blood relatively early on, but the final score can't simply be based on which phone took home the most victories. Price is an important consideration as well, on that front the Samsung Galaxy S6 seems to be leading, even if you have big storage requirements and go for the 128GB model. For that price you get the best screen, software focused on multitasking and security and a camera that works great in the dark.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2015
80% Flagship foibles
Source: Pocket Lint English
For all the posturing of the Sony Xperia Z5, there is something that's incremental about it. The design has progressed a tiny amount and for the most part we like it, but it's not a dramatic move like we've seen from Samsung, so will likely be perceived as much of the same. The Z5's hardware doesn't change hugely from the previous Z3+ either, so some of the experience is similar (and not always to its benefit).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Sony Xperia Z5
Source: Think Digit English
The Sony Xperia Z5 is a beautiful smartphone. It looks good, feels good, sounds good, and almost performs good, unless you really want to game hard on your smartphone. Sony has bet big on its present generation flagship smartphone, but the Xperia Z5 does disappoint in a certain few factors. For one, the camera’s focusing speed is nowhere near the 0.03 seconds that was advertised, and in reality, is quite slow. Secondly, the heating issue still persists, and for a smartphone that bears a price tag of Rs. 52,990, such flaws are not really acceptable. It is a phone that is easy to love, and I have always loved Sony’s devices, but in terms of absolute performance, Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy devices do perform better. The Sony Xperia Z5 is a saga of restricted beauty, and polarising opinions. You will love it for what it is, but you will simultaneously realise that there are other smartphones in the market, that are simply better in terms of core performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
86% A great smartphone, but it's still just an incremental update
Source: Android Authority English
So, is the Sony Xperia Z5 worth picking up over it’s predecessor, the Z3+? Well, there’s really not much new here. There is a fingerprint scanner that works very well. There’s a new and bigger camera sensor, but it doesn’t really make much of a difference. The internals are practically identical. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth upgrading if you already own the Z3+.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 89% display: 72% mobility: 87% workmanship: 91%
iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S6 vs. Xperia Z5
Source: GSM Arena English
You've had your say, ours is coming in shortly. We're finishing up a full three-way fight between the iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6 and Xperia Z5 that will go beyond the camera - hardware, screen, software, audio and so on. There will be more details on the camera too, so check back soon!
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2015
Sony Xperia Z5 review
Source: GSM Arena English
It is no secret that Sony's mobile division is struggling and has been doing so for quite some time. Moreover, the situation might be even more serious than we think, especially judging by CEO Kazuo Hirai's decision to actually give Sony mobile a year or so to start bringing in a profit, before resorting to other measures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2015
80% Sony Xperia Z5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the Xperia Z5, Sony has righted many of the wrongs that crippled the Xperia Z3+. And the result is a really good Android phone, with a great camera and one of the best 1080p displays I have ever used on a smartphones. Yet, it falls into the same trap of so many phones in that it’s too safe.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Xperia Z5 – Unboxing
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I also really like that the speakers have been moved back to the edge. This is just like they were on the Z2 and I preferred them here. I have been lucky enough to use an Xperia Z4 Tablet for the past few months and I really like the fact that the USB is uncovered – glad to see that this has been included on here too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2015
90% Sony Xperia Z5 review
Source: Techradar English
If you're going to buy a Sony phone, make it this one. The Xperia Z5 is the best phone Sony has ever produced and it's up there as one of the best Android phones on the market right now. After the abomination that was the Xperia Z3+, it would have been easy for the company to slip out of the market it was already struggling in. It might have just given up and walked out to sea if it had a similar experience here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% The phone which the Z3+ should have been but can it beat rivals?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're buying these phones SIM-free then the Samsung Galaxy S6 wins, more than £200 cheaper, faster, with a higher-resolution screen and an excellent camera. If you're buying on a contract, though, the Galaxy just got some real competition - the Xperia Z5 has the microSD support and waterproofing protection Samsung fans are crying out for, and with better battery life and more impressive audio quality to boot. Of course, it also has an outstanding camera and offers plenty of raw processing power, especially in graphics. Our SIM-free money is on the Galaxy S6, but if you're buying on a contract then you will find it difficult to fault the Xperia Z5.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Z5 review: would Bond really use this phone?
Source: T3 English
Sony’s Xperia Z5 is a remarkable improvement upon the Xperia Z3+ and is going to make any fan of the range a happy bunny. It looks stylish with a new thought-out design that really differs from the pack without being an ugly mess. Whether it’d be a real James Bond’s phone of choice I’m not entirely sure, but it certainly looks and feels great to the touch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony Xperia Z5
Source: It Pro English
The Z3 Compact was one of the unquestionable standouts of 2014, so the Z5 compact had some pretty big shoes to fill from the outset. To its credit, it’s gone a good way to filling those shoes; the camera is leagues better than its predecessor and the Z5 compact runs rings around the Z3 from a design perspective.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
What's the best Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're buying these phones SIM-free then the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the clear winner, more than £200 cheaper and with a higher-resolution screen and what's more than likely to be the faster processor. If you're buying on a contract, though, the Galaxy just got some real competition - the Xperia Z5 has the microSD support and waterproofing protection Samsung fans are crying out for, and with better battery life and more impressive audio quality to boot. We can't accurately judge which phone has the better camera on specs alone, but we don't think you'll be disappointed by the photography prowess of either.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2015
100% Sony Xperia Z5 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
For some, the Xperia Z5 will have come far too soon after the launch of the Z3+, but for me, it can't have come soon enough. While it's slightly disappointing that Sony continues to persist with the same screen size and resolution, the display itself is the best LCD panel in the business and it's great to see the company finally moving the Z series forwards with its new fingerprint sensor and camera module.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Sony Xperia Z5 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Sony’s Xperia Z5 is one of the most desirable and feature-packed phones of 2015, boasting a strong everyday camera, sharp visuals that can be customised how you like and an improved (but still gorgeous) design that incorporates one of the best fingerprint sensors yet. The few drawbacks, such as a lack of wireless charging, seem quite petty - especially considering the Xperia Z5 includes features such as a microSD memory card slot, something missing on massive mobiles like the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Sony Xperia Z5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Do a higher-megapixel camera and fingerprint scanner revitalise the Sony Xperia Z series, and see it rise up to the top of the Android broth? Not quite. This is a very good phone, but it’s launching at a significantly higher price than any of its direct rivals are now available for. This makes it hard to recommend the Xperia Z5 too strongly when it has no killer feature to offer over any of the other recent Android kings. It’s also just not as comfortable to hold as some of them. That sounds like a slight issue, but it matters much more than a few hundred points on a benchmark test.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
What's new in the Sony Xperia Z5?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia Z5 introduces some nice upgrades over the Z3+, with an improved camera and a new fingerprint scanner. There's also support for more removable storage via microSD, although we suspect few users will take advantage of the full 200GB. However, with more than a £100 price difference between the Z3+ and Z5 when it launches, and no upgrades in the screen or core hardware, we would consider waiting for the price to drop a little before rushing out to upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2015
What's the difference between Sony's new Xperia Z5 phones?
Source: PC Advisor English
The desire for a smaller phone shouldn't mean you have to compromise on its hardware or specification, and that's something Sony has absolutely nailed with its Xperia Z line-up. Whether you want a small-, medium- or large phone you'll get almost the same deal. With what we expect will be very little difference in performance, your buying choice very much comes down to what size phone you need and how much you have to spend - with the Z3 and Z3 Compact we found with its similar specification but significantly lower price the Compact actually offered the best value.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2015
A flagship made ordinary (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony Xperia Z flagships have had their ups and downs. Often pushing the specs, we loved the Z1, were less impressed with the Z2, thought the Z3 was great, before the mediocre Z3+ arrived. For some, the Z5 might be a little too close to the Z3+ for comfort, but our first experience with this new model has been good. It remains to be seen if the Z5 repeats the Z3+'s hot (literally) performance, so of course, we're looking forward to fully reviewing this new model in the real world and hoping that Sony has done enough for this to emerge as a true flagship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2015
Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Well, if you ever needed confirmation on that statement, it couldn't come in a more unequivocal manner than the launch of the Xperia Z5 family. Introducing a new, custom camera sensor, ticking the fingerprint checkbox, updating the looks and moving into a new large-screen flagship product category - all these moves are signs that Sony is keeping up with the times.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2015
Sony Xperia Z5 Review
Source: Recombu English
However, there’s no denying that the Xperia Z5 is an attractive beast, with a new frosted rear panel that’s more resistant to finger smudges. Building the fingerprint sensor into the edge of the phone was a genius move, as your thumb naturally rests there when you grip the handset, and the fact that you don’t have to swipe your digit over the sensor means that unlocking your phone is quick and effortless as well as secure. Plus, it makes the Xperia Z5 that little bit easier to use one-handed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2015
Sony Xperia Z5 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
We really like what we’ve seen from the Xperia Z5 so far. The design is refined and more premium, and its frosted glass back is as easy on the eyes as it is a pleasure to hold. Its newer, flatter power button/fingerprint sensor adds a genuinely useful, comfortable trick to the Z5’s arsenal, while that 23Mp camera promises to give LG and Samsung’s top guns a run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2015
Would Bond really use this phone?
Source: T3 English
The Sony Xperia Z5 is going to be the phone that James Bond uses, and with a fingerprint sensor, high res camera and strong battery performance, you can actually imagine he might actually agree to put this one in his pocket. There are still some design question marks - although these are largely subjective - and the lack of spec upgrades is questionable... but all in all, there's enough here from Sony to get excited about, and that's what the brand needed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2015

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia Z5
Source: Areamobile - Heft 6/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Sony Xperia Z5
Source: Connect - Heft 6/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
80% Sony Xperia Z5 Gaming Set
Source: nDevil German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70%
80% Das Smartphone Mit Den Scharfen Kanten
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Zum Stellvertreter degradiert
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2015
Sonys Topmodell in bewährtem Stil
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2015
86% Warum Sie lieber beim Vorgänger bleiben sollten
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 100% ergonomy: 84%
Sony Xperia Z5
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2015
Brave Fortsetzung mit Fingerprint
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2015
Was gibt's Neues, Sony?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2015
Der 200 Euro teure Fingerabdruckscanner
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2015
93% Große Eleganz
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 67% performance: 97% features: 100% display: 99% mobility: 80%
Das Kamera-Monster im Kurz-Test
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2015
80% Test Sony Xperia Z5 : Le Photophone Ultime Sous Android
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: Sony's Xperia Z5 is available in three major versions, known as standard, premium and compact version. It features a very nice glass front and a metal construction on the rear side wrapping all around the phone. Sony has always been known for having one of if not the best cameras on their phones. The Z5 comes with the newest 23 MP sensor with 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection, autofocus and LED flash, which is capable of video recording of [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] with HDR function. All 3 models have the new fingerprint sensor at the side of the phone where the power button is. Another great design of the phone is front facing stereo speakers. The Xperia Z5 phones are IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.

The Standard model has 5.2 inch Triluminos display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The hardware of the Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) system includes a Qualcom MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 consisting of 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz Cortex-A43 quad core CPUs, an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) system features a non-removable Lithium-Ion battery rated at 2900 mAh, which lasts up to 2 days according to Sony claims to last up to 2 days. In addition, the device comes with 32 GB flash memory and the storage capacity can be increased by up to 200 GB with a microSD.

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.154 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


81.92%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 6", 0.193 kg
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Adreno 508, Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.204 kg
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 5.8", 0.236 kg
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 5", 0.168 kg
Sony Xperia XZ2
Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 5.7", 0.198 kg
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Adreno 508, Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.221 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-09- 4 (Update: 2015-09- 4)