Sony was one of the leading smartphone brands, but in recent years, they have struggled to catch up with Apple, Samsung, and Chinese smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Huawei. Same goes for recently launched Xperia Z5 since the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 are considered better value for money phone. You can buy the Xperia phones here in Nepal from the authorised distributors Nepa Hima Tradeline as well as other online stores such as M.K.Tradeline and Apple World. The Xperia Z5 is priced at Rs. 70,000 for the Dual SIM variant, while you can get the Z5 Premium for Rs. 78,000.
The Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium features some astounding specs. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 V2.1 octa-core processor with big.LITTLE architecture for better balance in performance and battery life. It uses a stainless steel frame and comes with an IP65/68 rating for dust and water resistance. While the Xperia Z5 has a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, the Z5 Premium features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 2160×3840 pixels. Both the handsets boasts 3GB LPDDR4 RAM with 32GB of internal storage which can be further upgraded via microSD card slot upto 200GB.
Apart from that, the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium sports a new camera sensor — Sony’s IMX230, which is a 23MP 1/2.3″ sensor with 1.12-micron pixels. The lens used has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm and an aperture of F/2.0. The camera can capture 4K videos at 30fps with improved Intelligent Active Mode and SteadyShot technology for smooth, sharp videos at day and at night. There is a 5MP front shooter with an Exmor R sensor that has a 25mm wide-angle lens for group photos.
Is it Worth it?
For a price of Rs.70,000 and Rs.78,000 respectively, Xperia Z5 is slightly overpriced in my opinion. You can get the Galaxy S6 for Rs.56,000 or you can invest in the latest Galaxy Note 5 for around Rs.70,000. Or you can wait for the launch of Galaxy S7 and the LG G5–Both these phones destined to feature the latest SoCs, better screen, and camera.