Sony’s highly anticipated Xperia 5 made history when it became the first Smartphone to feature 4k resolution. Even though this is a monumental achievement not all people are sold on this new release. While you can’t complain about resolution or performance there are obvious discrepancy’s that may keep this supercharged phone from reeling in clients. The stakes are high and Sony is proudly announcing the stunning capabilities of the Xperia 5. The question that we have to ask ourselves is if this amazingly high resolution is worth a larger than life price tag.
Sony’s Xperia Has a lot of Hype to Live Up To
When it comes to smartphone resolution, the Xperia 5 is the undoubted champion. This phone is a reinvention of the Xperia 3 and easily out performs it by leaps and bounds. It has a bigger screen & harnesses an incredible 4k resolution that translates to a whopping 3,840×2,160 pixels. Another feature celebrated by the Xperia 5 is that it’s completely waterproof, so no more losing your phone to a spilled beer or rainy day. Its IP68 level of water resistance allows it to be submerged 1.5 m 5 (ft) deep in water for up to 30 minutes. This allows the user to take breathtaking underwater photos with its 23 megapixel camera. While this all sounds amazing Sony recently back pedaled on this claim & told users not to submerge their phones in water. Whatever the case, this phone is as waterproof as you are going to get. This magnificent phone is brought to life by its Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor & is supported by 3GB of RAM. This gives you a smooth experience while using this incredibly fast smartphone.
Even though the Xperia 5 has the best resolution ever seen on a phone many critics are calling wolf on this new release. While 4k resolution will do wonders on a flat screen TV it isn’t living up to the hype on a 5.5 inch smartphone screen. Many reviews state that while this impressive amount of resolution gives them extremely vibrant colors people couldn’t tell the difference between photo’s viewed on the Xperia 5 or the iPhone 6S Plus. This was a big blow to Sony and is a major reason to question paying this much for a smartphone. In the UK the Z5 Premium is retailing at the extravagant price of £630, SIM-free. In Australia, it’ll cost you AU$1,199. While it isn’t available yet in the United States the UK price converts to roughly $960, so you better get a higher paying job if you want to enjoy this smartphone.
In the end the choice is yours, if you want the bragging rights of owning the smartphone with the highest resolution this phone is for you. If you purchase it you will also be able to enjoy using the Xperia 5 in all the wettest places since it’s practically impervious to water. But if you are a frugal shopper looking for a quality phone at a competitive price, start looking at other phones as soon as possible! Unfortunately for Sony the difference between HD and Ultra-HD goes practically unnoticed on smartphones.