Sony Xperia Z5 Philippines Price is Php 35,990, Complete Specs, Actual Unit Photos, Release Date

Sony Xperia Z5 - the 2015 flagship smartphone of the legendary Japanese electronics company - is now officially up for puchase in the Philippines.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit

Available in four colors with matte back-plate finish - namely, Gold, Green, White, and Graphite Black - the stunning and ultra-elegant Xperia Z5 dons an official local SRP of Php 35,990. making it the direct competitor of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in terms of price (among other things).

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit

Sony Xperia Z5 is the latest iteration to the company's very successful Z-Series top-of-the-line models, flaunting an - arguably - improved OmniBalance design language and IP65/68 water-resistance certification, protecting the device against accidental spills and splashes.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit
Sony launched three flagship handsets this year, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, Z5, and Z5 Premium -- all having the same processing power and imaging capabilities. The Sony Xperia Z5 is right smack in the middle of the pack in terms of size.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit
This year's model looks a lot like its predecessor from last year. It has a mid-frame made of anodized aluminum sandwiched between two sheets of glass - albeit the one at the back has a matte finish instead of glossy on previous models. All four corners of the handset have these tough polycarbonate caps, which could absorb impact if the user accidentally drops the device.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit
Unlike its older siblings which merely had a 'metal stud' for a power button, the one on Sony Xperia Z5 is bigger and now incorporated a fingerprint scanner for quickly unlocking the phone and making purchases on Google Play Store.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit
The smartphone's 2,700 mAh battery pack - delivering around 2-days of uptime with regular use - is non-removable. This metal flap on the left panel of the device covers Xperia Z5's microSD and nano-SIM card slots.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit
Although not covered by a flap of metal or plastic, Xperia Z5's microUSB port has an internal lining protecting it against water damage and ingress.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit
Protected by scratch-resistant glass, the handset's 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos IPS display features the Japanese company's X-Reality for Mobile screen innovation that gives you brilliant and more realistic colors, perfect for when you're viewing photos, browsing web pages, or watching movies on the device.

Sony Xperia Z5 In The Flesh, Sony Xperia Z5 Actual Unit

Like Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium, this standard model sports a 23 MegaPixel main camera with 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor for enhanced low light performance and Hybrid AutoFocus letting the user focus on his subject in just 0.03 seconds. This top-notch imaging module makes all three 2015 Sony Z-Series models line-up as the top cameraphones this year in terms of real world performance, according to DxOMark.

The phones' main camera can also take 4K videos and with the Sony's SteadyShot technology, you can be sure that your videos will look steady even when you record them while you're walking or even when your hands aren't steady. There's also a 5.1 MegaPixel wide-angle front cam with back-illuminated sensor that you can use to snap crisp and clear selfies with your friends in just one frame.

At its heart, Sony Xperia Z5 runs its Xperia-UI-skinned Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system with a beastly 64-Bit Octa Core Quadcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, handles multitasking with 3GB of RAM, and has 32GB of expandable storage. This set puts his release in the same bracket as Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ when it comes to raw power and gaming performance.

As many of you know, I've been a Sony Xperia Z-Series flagship smartphone owner since the best-selling Sony Xperia Z1 and I have had the best experience with all of the legendary Japanese company's top-of-the-line handset models. They've been my daily drivers and I can really say that in terms of design, build, battery life, smoothness of touch response, and - especially - imaging capabilities, Sony Xperia Z-Series models are definitely top-notch. That said, I highly recommend Sony Xperia Z5.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Sony Xperia Z5 Philippines
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
Weight 154 grams
Available Colors White, Graphite Black, Gold, Green
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with planned Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade, Xperia UI
Display 5.2 inches (~69.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~428 ppi pixel density), Triluminos, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, multi-touch up to 10 fingers, X-Reality for mobile – Sony’s intelligent super resolution technology which analyzes each image and optimizes the quality to deliver super sharp videos, Shatter-proof and scratch-resistant glass, Smart White Balance and Contrast
Processor Octa Core = Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 + Quad Core Cortex-A57 CPU, Adreno 430 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset
Internal Storage 32 GB options, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 200 GB
Camera Main: 23 MegaPixels, 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features: 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Hybrid AF 0.03 seconds, 5 x Clear Image Zoom, ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 Video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode
Front: 5.1 MegaPixels, Wide-Angle, Exmor R, BSI Sensor
Video Capture Main: 4K 2160p 30 frames per second, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 120fps frames per second for main camera, video stabilization, HDR
Front: Full HD 1080p, HDR
Audio and Video Playback MP4, H.263, H.264, MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat6, 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps DL
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Card Type Single nanoSIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2,900 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support, Fast battery charging ~ 60% in 30 minutes
Uptime Two Days of Regular Use, 540 Hours of Standby, 17 Hours Talk Time, 87 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Triluminos Display with Live Colour LED and X-Reality, 2-Day Uptime, X-Reality for mobile, PS4 Remote Play, S-Force Front Surround, Top-notch Imaging Capabilities, IP65 and IP68 Certified Dust and Water-Resistant
Announcement Philippines: October 21, 2015
Availability Philippines: October 23, 2015
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 35,990