Announced at IFA 2015, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the first 4K display phone out there, that we unbox below. This model is part of a trio that debuted in September last year, including the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. It’s priced at $618 on Amazon and comes in a pretty big box, even for a phablet.
This device includes in the box a charger, USB cable, headphones with extra plugs and manual. The typical Omnibalance design is here, with minor tweaks, but we still get a glass back. By the way, we’re testing the dual SIM gold version of the phone, in case you were wondering. This model weighs 180 grams and measures 7.8 mm in thickness.
It’s dust and water proof and has a 5.5 inch IPS display with a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, although that’s only triggered in the album and video apps, when 4K content is available. Inside there’s a Snapdragon 810 CPU and at the back we find a capable 23 megapixel camera, with phase detection autofocus. For selfies we get a 5.1 MP cam and the battery is a 3430 mAh unit.
Available in Chrome, Black and Gold, this device packs 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It integrates a fingerprint scanner within the side Power button, an interesting choice of design and functionality. We’ll be back soon with a full review and in the meantime you can find the updated price of the device here.