Sony has a habit of creating great mobile – are often so successful that the smallest, underdeveloped in detail can irritate them to the limit. As is the case for Xperia Z5?
Housing and workmanship
After the design philosophy OmniBalance was only legacy. Indeed, when viewed from the front, you can not go wrong with Z5 Xperia phones of previous generations – but the experience that we will be accompanied only.While the Xperia Z 3 + was virtually a mirror image of its predecessor, so the Z5 includes several useful, visible changes. Housing still consists of glass panels mounted on both sides. On the front we see 5.1-megapixel camera, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, deployed on the sides of the logo. On the front speakers manufacturer also placed, with a volume of 80 dB, which broadly write later in the text. The whole is dominated by the 5.2-inch screen covered with tempered glass unidentified. on the rear panel of the greatest attention of the new camera lens, accompanied by the symbol "G" and the LED. Below we see the NFC icon, the manufacturer's logo and the series. On the right side of the phone comes with an integrated fingerprint reader switch – the first time so since the introduction of the Sony resigned from the line of distinctive, round lock button. The right wall gives us yet available to the media and the dual-purpose two-stage shutter button. People who previously had contact with flagowcami Sony will notice slightly lower placement volume buttons. Personally, I had no problems making the switch, but fix attention on this aspect before any purchase. Down the smartphone is equipped with a main microphone and MHL microUSB socket, while the mountain boasts a headphone jack and an additional, active microphone. On the left side, behind a flap, a single tray was placed nanosim card slots, and the microSD. While the Xperia external equipment can be regarded as the standard for its segment, so please say a few words about the project – because finally manufacturer attempted to significant visual change. Yes, here left aside, covered with a thin layer of silicone corners, under the premise to protect the smartphone in case of a fall, so the real revolution has passed the rear panel of the unit. We will not find here longer shiny glass and specially wymatowione that does not remain fingerprints. Gently protruding rear frame back Z5 additional protection against mechanical damage. The result is an extremely aesthetic – it's not only a pleasure to the eye but also to the touch. Unfortunately, these frames are also problematic in part – to a similar degree also occurs on the front. During long telephone conversations, my ears felt it too clear and crisp finish does not raise the comfort conversation. For more issue I will describe in a separate section, but emphasize here is that the Xperia Z5 Compact such a problem does not occur. Current are certainly inalienable advantages Xperia Z5, so its waterproof (IP68 compliant), and resistance to dust (IP65). Faultless is also the quality of the materials and the workmanship, combined with a pleasant clicking each of solidly embedded buttons. From the convenience, the Xperia Z5 for the umpteenth time losing the Xperia Z5 Compact. No one should be surprised (in addition to those with really big hands), because it depends mainly on the physical dimensions of the equipment. While slightly thicker version of the 4.6-inch screen, even in small hands will lie perfectly, its larger sister is rather difficult in the handling with one hand. Finally, a curiosity – Z5 measure exactly as much as the Xperia Z 3, while the version of the Z3 + was about 0.4 mm thinner. Most speculation points to the need for further expansion of the structure due to the presence of a fingerprint reader.
Sony Xperia Z5 is based on the battery capacity of 2900 mAh, which is slightly more modest than that of its predecessor. Available to obtain the two energy-saving modes – Stamina and Ultra Stamina whose job it is effective extension of time away from an outlet. I decided – except for laboratory tests – to check how Z5 can cope with scenarios of "real life", being intensively exploited. Two days away from the socket does not even count – if we constantly activated LTE actively use instant messaging, services location or streaming services for more than 8-12 hours, we can not count on. The result is so good, but not revolutionary. Meanwhile – Take a look at the standard tests carried out with the screen brightness set to 120 cd / m2. The date indicated prospects will also help the performance of Xperia Z5 Compact, Z3 Compact, iPhone 6 and Xperia Z3 +. [test slug = "accumulator" virtual = "conversation, video-wifi-off 3g internet, internet-wifi" product_id = "21144,20068,21148,20124,20978"] In other distributed energy when limited use of the device. Maximum I was able to achieve the result 36 hours when I used with your smartphone sparingly. I noticed while a problem that is associated with the use of the most efficient power saving mode – Ultra Stamina. It allows you to extend the life of power only if the smartphone is not too drained when the battery is fully charged in approx. 15 percent. It will not be good news for people who are in crisis situations.
Xperia Z5 is based on 5.2-inch LCD screen with IPS matrix, characterized by mapping 16 million colors and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which results in a density of 428 PPI. Digitizer, which further grid is visible under sunlight (flagowców only Xperia has this problem, in addition to several generations), operates 10 points of pressure. The quality of color reproduction hard to fault. The colors are donated faithfully, and the possibility of adjusting the white balance or to launch additional display modes are further advantages. In the latter we have the option of X-Reality For Mobile, meaning the program sharpening is shown on screen, and color superżywych mode, leading to maximize the intensity of the color while viewing photos and videos. The maximum brightness is for Xperia Z5 578 cd / m2, which is sufficient to maintain the legibility even in strong sunlight. It is a pity, however, that we will not find here the polarization layer, which can be seen, among others, the top Samsungach. Sony, unfortunately, consistently "manifests" his grid digitizer, which may disturb some users. Luminance minimum amounts to barely 5 cd / m2 – a great result!Sony also took care of ability to interact with the phone when you have gloves on his hands – a dedicated mode can activate a single slider available in the "Display". It is interesting also feature intelligent control of backlight. Its task is to automatically detect whether the user is holding the device in your hand – if not, the screen turns off according to predefined rules in sleep mode. The last of the interesting features of each menu option is tapping twice on the glass, leading to wake up the phone. However I advise its deactivation – phone likes to wake up automatically in your pocket, which we feel vibrating incessantly succeed. Feeling belongs to quite specific (and, through it all, quickly consume the battery).
The camera in Xperia Z5 rebuilt. We have a new 23-megapixel sensor with a diagonal 1 / 2.3 inch (signature IMX300), paired with a 24-millimeter (equivalent to small picture) lens aperture of f / 2.0. Interestingly, the same sensor is able to generate 25-megapixel images, but the possibility was limited software. The result is so photos with dimensions of 5520 x 4140 pixels (in 4: 3) and 5984 x 3366 (16: 9). were equipped smartphone in a two-stage shutter button, so that we will be much easier to shoot in all conditions. Seriously. Personally, as a person earning a living, among others, photography, I very much appreciate such a solution – making because the phone is no longer just a phone, and turns into an unusual form of the camera. I elaborated on this in an article that we prepared together with Sony Mobile Poland. Let's go further – framing is done with a large, 5.2-inch screen, the interface has not changed with respect to the Xperia based on ponytail. Here and there, cosmetic modifications were carried out, while the overall system remains very close. There is still so wait for the promised update interface, which the manufacturer announced even before the release of new flagowców. Perhaps we get it together with (the announced) update to Android 6.0.
Every bit of software
By default, photographing in the machine, which finally ceased to restrict native resolution of 8 megapixels – just as it was before. Currently, we receive both in automatic and manual, the full resolution of 5520 x 4140 pixels. Of course option manual allows for greater flexibility in terms of exposure settings, ranging from her compensation, by:
- change the white balance,
- launch of the HDR mode,
- changing the resolution,
- activate the self-timer,
- change the AF mode (single point, multipoint, face detection, tracking)
- changing the ISO (up to 3200 with 8 MP, at a higher resolution sensitivity is adjusted automatically)
- changing metering (face-pattern, center-weighted or spot)
- the introduction of digital image stabilization (only meaningful in movie mode).
Sony also took care of the presence of so-called. augmented reality, which, however – strangely enough – it works worse than in previous phones. Too often experience crashes animation, which is not what it was in previous generations Xperia. In any case I want to point out that as before, so now this function was tested at least two preschoolers. It's nice, however, that Sony has decided to expand their tool of optional animations, which you can buy directly from Google Play. Uncool, each costing approx. 13 dollars. Various artistic filters are still available in the Xperia Z5, like mode 360-degree panorama.
I'm not surprised. Xperia Z5 has good image quality, though certainly it is not the best on the market. The best thing is for the same experience of shooting, because – as the only smartphone – Sony can make us feel as if we actually used the camera, not the phone. Mainly thanks to its unique shutter button. Nevertheless, we will continue to have to endure a soft distortion (which, moreover, no one should be surprised when a lens with a focal length of 24 mm) and a variable focus frame, which at the corners begins to change in milk. For this second aspect may be already attached; I do not expect that the phone will maintain a similar level throughout the area, but the degree of distortion in most of the photographs are too high. I will note – the average user will not bother. Why, in fact, even experienced photographers should not. However, I feel obliged to inform you of the situation.
While most of the reviews I read about that AF is sometimes not able to hit the designated place, as he experienced a similar situation. When you point a finger, smartphone without much trouble he was able to sharpen where sharpen must. It happened while repeatedly incorrect exposure, resulting from incorrect metering.
Clips in the Xperia Z5 are recorded either in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), or 4K. What is important, regardless of the option selected, we get the opportunity to shoot virtually without a time limit. In previous generations of phones too long to record material in a higher resolution result in overheating of the system, resulting in the completion of filming. The quality of the recordings is at least good. Sony also benefits Steady Shot function, or DIS, which supports the process of making movies "hand". For the uninitiated, the end result might resemble more material recorded with the gimbal, than hand – the producer himself well in this regard he advised.
The quality of voice calls
At the beginning a small note – private use HTC One E8 and I can not get over how much this smartphone is not able to deal with switching between relays in the network play. Practically each change supplier is not only the exclusion of any network, but subsequent problems of re-connecting to the mobile internet. The Xperia Z5 such a problem not noticed. Smartphone smoothly "changes masts", whether it's T-Mobile or Orange; stoppage in the supply of services experienced only once and do not last longer than a few seconds. It is difficult to say now, where a situation arises depends, but the difference in the comfort of use of both is simply colossal. Z5 while another problem – physical. While a few minutes talking with us are not causing discomfort, so now 10-, 15-minute conversation will cause pain pinna. Sharp, protruding above the screen frame can not are carved into the skin, but definitely imprint their mark on it, thus we are forced either to offset your smartphone from your ear, or to end the call. In my opinion this is culpable negligence on the phone each segment, let alone a representative of the highest possible shelf. Especially since the Z5 Compact frames also protrude, but we will not feel pain. I emphasize – do not complain about the functionality and site programming, because here everything is working as it should. Dialer is readable (and finally redesigned what we have already experienced in the Z3 +), just with a phone book or application messages. Physically supports us also additional active microphone, whose task is to separate the unwanted background noise. I admit even that the Z5 experienced two shortcomings of the program, but they certainly can be improved with the update software. The first is random off the screen when you receive a call and inability to re-start to the point where you do not block and unlock the display. The second error is associated with an increase phone means by which one of our fingers land on the biometric reader – if this is your finger a blank memory hardware, appears on the screen at the same time notification of an incoming call and request unlocked through a PIN code. The result? As long as we unlock the smartphone, until we can not answer a call. In the long run, it is tiring.
Xperia Z5 speakers generate sound level to 80 dB, which remains clean throughout the range of volume. The front their location works while listening to music or watching movies. The dead while a bit too noticeable amount of treble – especially if we put the smartphone in the immediate vicinity of the HTC One M8 One E8. Both of these phones are still able declass proposal to Sony, though the reasons do not have to look far – Taiwanese of the appliances missing seals against water, which will undoubtedly affect the final quality of the produced sound. If so odhaczymy BoomSoundy, the position of Sony easily fit on the podium.
Communication Modules & GPS
Wi-Fi in Z5 works in the ranges of 2.4 and 5 GHz, providing us cover all the possible frequencies and standards 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac. During the test period, which currently lasts longer than a week, the Xperia did not reveal any problems with the maintenance of the signal. The connection is stable and quickly established both in the lab and practical. Similarly, as in the case Z5 Compact, I have not found any dead spots here, causing a decline coverage. [test slug = "wifi-phone" axis = "negative" product_id = "21144"] Integrated GPS module (after deactivation A-GPS) quickly will support at least a dozen satellites. Importantly, even without the support of the location of mobile operators, it is able to determine our location quite precisely. Deviations from the traveled route is, at most, a few meters – the result can therefore be considered very good. There are also deviations regular, but sporadic.
OTG built-in memory, miracast
Xperia Z5 is based on a 32-gigabyte internal memory which can be expanded using the microSD card with a capacity of up to 200 GB. Compatibility tested for example Ultra Class10 Kingston microSDXC UHS-1 (128 GB) and having trouble reading was not. We can also move applications onto external storage. The phone provides support for USB OTG after the activation of the settings menu. We read here both flash drives and all kinds of accessories in the type of mice or keyboards strapped cable. The smartphone also supports rains DUALSHOCK 4 and option streaming live video through Miracastu.
Our Xperia Z5 works based on the 810 chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8994), featuring a 64-bit architecture and design big.LITTLE. For the entire unit is comprised of two 4-core processors, ie. The Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5 GHz Cortex-A57 Featuring a frequency of 2 GHz. Also we receive Adreno 430 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It sounds impressive, right? The system performs well in benchmarks, reaching their capital performance. The same situation is with the games – no matter what we want to run. Will it be Asphalt 8 that the new Need for Speed or Mortal Kombat X Z5 without the slightest hesitation approves all those titles. Let's look at a comparison of performance in popular benchmarks. [wptab style = "4" title = "3DMark"] [test slug = "3dmark" virtual="3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-physics" product_id = "21144,20068,21148,20124,20978"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "GFXBench"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen t-rex-3-onscreen, manhattan-3-offscreen, manhattan-3-onscreen "product_id =" 21144,20068,21148,20124,20978 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" AnTuTu "] [test slug =" android-antutu "product_id =" 21144,20068,21148,20124,20978 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] All good, until you'll play longer than a few minutes. Xperia Z5 and practically throttling marriage – and it is one that no divorce is not afraid. All this translates into a significant drop in liquidity operations in the games. Android itself may not lags, as in the case of Compact Xperia Z5, and the start of any application which requires the machine rapidly heated to 43-44 degrees Celsius. If we consider all the positive aspects of the phone, with design at the helm, we have every right to feel dissatisfied. The upside is certainly an excellent multimedia support, even those in 4K high bitrate'em.
The temperature of the enclosure
[temperatura_obudowa product_id = "21144"] With thermal throttlingiem is directly related to what temperature the equipment, amounting to approx. 43 degrees when heated. The heat is most noticeable in the vicinity of the stamp NFC, just like the Z5 Compact. The processor during long play reaches temperatures of up to 70 degrees Celsius. Oddly enough, the smartphone becomes warmer, even during daily activities – the use of Facebook, YouTube or playing the more demanding movie clips.
System and functionality
Xperia Z5 is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (no compilation is 32.0.A.4.11) doposażonego overlay Sony. Manufacturer finally changed so both version and the appearance of the system, making people weary of the existing design (read – design prior to the Xperia Z 3 +) will love. The software is lightweight and works much more smoothly, with high number of frames per second in the section of the entire system. regardless of executed commands. Note – I'm not talking about the games, where there is said in the throttling performance.
Sony symbiosis with material design
Launcher, which can be found in Z5 is still characterized by a typical Sony design. The icons slightly flattened to better correspond with the philosophy of design and visual material news Lollipop Android, but most of the experience of the user interface works in a similar way. Modifications can be seen already on the lock screen – no longer can find the widgets, and the producer left at our disposal a plethora of different watches that can be set according to your preferences.
Moving to the main panel can be done in several ways, such as face detection, PIN, pattern, password or, which is one of the most important points of sales of the new Xperia, Fingerprint biometrics. By introducing this feature, the Sony joined Apple, Huawei and Samsung, although it got a bit different. Instead locate the sensor from the front or rear panel, it was decided to install it where so far bore circular power button. The effect is satisfactory and works in practice. The reader works much better, however, with the thumb than the index finger – especially when we are in motion.
Xperia UI a little bit, a little stockowy Android
While various modifications of the program can be attributed to Sony, so the Notifications panel alive has been implemented with stockowego Android. So here we have available to you exactly what – even – in Nexusach based on Lollipopie. Still we are also able to download the screen with two fingers, which will open a more advanced menu. Characteristic for the Sony app drawer is divided into several pages. We can still segregate programs according to their own whim – whether it alphabetically or by frequency of use. Uninstalling the programs carried out by pressing and holding your finger on an empty spot. The new launcher removed ejected from the left side of the menu. Stockowy is responsible for this task manager, which allows closure of the open applications with a single icon. In the same section you will find the infamous mini-applications that Sony is marketing the first days of the Z series so we can use a web browser, a timer, a music player or Gmail.
Several preinstalled applications
Together with the phone, the Sony provides us with an office suite Office Suite 8, calculator, drawing program and task manager. There is also a Socialife – something like we Magazine, Samsung and Taiwanese Blinkfeedu. Also redesigned What's News, which, however – despite the appreciation of design – probably few people will benefit. In addition, the Xperia Z5 find another, already known positions, as Lifelog, applications or PlayStation Xperia Lounge, which offers suggestions only for owners of smartphones Sony.
Traditionally, the Japanese tried by the presence of visual motifs. By default, we get nine color options, with the ability to download countless more from the store.
Sony lets you add even a few smartphone users. In addition to the owner, to use the Z5 are others, defined Userzy, as well as guests, receiving a phone with limited functionality. An example is even lock access to messages, or log off from applications such as Facebook and Gmail.
Summary, evaluation and review
Fantastically made, great finish and really pretty – with that probably no one will argue. Sony Xperia Z5 is another smartphone from the manufacturer, which can be considered a successful model; especially since it corrected its deficiencies predecessors. Here I am talking mainly about the rear panel, which is no longer so easily drawable (frosted glass passed the exam) and revised the issue of overheating smartphone. Yes, the device is still likely to be hot than not, but it does not already exiting the application.But since we're on the quality of housing, I must point out two flaws – the first is the screen coating, which was slightly scratched during our tests (during normal use) and wpijająca his ear borders around the display. The smartphone with the best possible shelf shortcomings of this type should not take place. But back to describe the advantages of equipment, of which the key is the presence of a comfortable, well functioning fingerprint reader or a good optimization of Android 5.1.1, well cooperating with the overlay Sony. Battery life also satisfy every user, but a better option for those more demanding can be Xperia Z5 Compact as with the smaller screen and a proportionally lower energy demand. At the end it was still camera that undoubtedly qualify to some of the best in its class. Taking into account all the aspects linked to shooting – and thus the quality of the image after pressing a two-stage shutter button – we have a comfortable and ergonomic equipment. [temperatura2 product_id = "21144"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "21144"]