Đánh giá sony z5 dual

Sony"s di động division has been in a rut for a while. If IDC"s latest report is anything lớn go by, dominance by the likes of Huawei & Lenovo is only adding to lớn the company"s woes. Rather than sticking with the standard formula of yearly refreshes, Sony decided a few years ago khổng lồ try bi-annual refreshes in order to keep things exciting & hopefully drive up sales.

Our last outing with Sony"s flagship điện thoại cảm ứng was the Xperia Z3+ (Review | Pictures) , which didn"t exactly blow our socks off. This was just three months ago, và today, we already have its successor in the form of the Xperia Z5 Dual. Our first encounter with the phone was at IFA năm ngoái where the company announced it along with its two siblings - the Xperia Z5 Premium và Xperia Z5 Compact. (Also read: Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium First Impressions)

The Xperia Z5 Dual is on sale right now at Rs. 52,990 và will compete with flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 5 and điện thoại apple iphone 6s, to name a few. Sony is also in competition with itself here as its previous flagship is virtually identical khổng lồ its new offering on paper và retails for a lot less now. Let"s see if the company has managed to fix the nagging issues we had with the old mã sản phẩm which could nudge prospective buyers into taking the leap this time around.

Bạn đang xem: Đánh giá sony z5 dual

*

Look & feelThe Sony Xperia Z5 Dual looks practically identical lớn its predecessor, which is something we like. The phone is a tiny bit thicker at 7.3mm & a tad heavier too at 154g. The rounded edges are less pronounced, so the phone fits in your hand better. The metal frame is still very slippery though & the phone can easily slide from your fingers.

Xem thêm: Top 10 Laptop 11.6 Inch Nào Tốt Nhất Trên Thị Trường Hiện Nay

In the front, we have a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS display with scratch-resistant glass. Thankfully, Sony has done away with the silly screen guard on the display, which spoiled the otherwise premium look of the Xperia Z3+. There"s a front-facing 5-megapixel camera, the usual suite of sensors, và a notification LED in the upper left corner. You also get stereo speakers placed on the top & bottom, facing you.

*

The phone retains its IP68 certification making it dust and water resistant. The slots for the two SIM cards and the microSD card are on the left, covered by a flap.

The nguồn button has been redesigned with an integrated fingerprint sensor so it"s flat and sits flush with the body toàn thân instead of the older circular design. The volume rocker is still inconveniently located on the lower right side, which means you have to lớn shuffle the phone about khổng lồ reach it with one hand. The camera shutter button sits just below it.

Sony has gone with a frosted glass for the back, which looks & feels really good. It also attracts fewer fingerprints & is easier khổng lồ keep clean. Here we have the new 23-megapixel camera & its single LED flash, followed by some branding & the NFC logo. Sony is probably one of the few phone manufactures lớn still include an eyelet for a lanyard.

*

The Xperia Z5 Dual is a very pretty phone. The gold variant that we received looks particularly good and will certainly turn a few heads. We didn"t get a retail unit so the headset was missing, but the charger and cable that come with it are made well và should last.

Specifications và softwareThe spec sheet of the Xperia Z5 Dual is virtually identical khổng lồ that of its predecessor. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, và has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage (expandable up khổng lồ 200GB). You also get Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, bluetooth không dây 4.1, USB OTG, GLONASS, NFC, FM radio, and a 2900mAh battery. The phone also has dual-SIM support with LTE for both SIM slots. It"s nice lớn see Sony adding this functionality to its flagship models. The E6683 variant sold in India supports LTE for Band 40 and 3 but only up to Category 4 (150Mbps). The single SIM variant (E6653) supports LTE Category 6 but that hasn"t been launched here. This is a bit disappointing since most other game android flagships today tư vấn the faster LTE specification.

*

USB OTG support is present but will only work if you tap "Detect USB device" in the USB section of the Settings app, else your flash drive won"t show up in file managers.

The fingerprint sensor is easy lớn set up & works as you"d expect. Since it is on the side, you"ll most likely to lớn use your thumb if you"re right-handed or an index/ middle finger if you"re left-handed. The placement of the button is good, however since it"s flat, it can be a little tricky lớn find at night. The volume rocker & camera shutter buttons on the other hand operate as usual.

The phone supports Qualcomm"s Quick Charge 2.0 & ships with the UCH10 charger which supports output đầu ra at 5v, 9v & 12v. We tested this by charging the phone for 30 minutes when the battery was bone-dry. We repeated it with the phone switched on & off, và the battery was charged up lớn exactly 26 percent each time. This should be enough to get you through at least your morning commute khổng lồ work.

*

Sony ships the Xperia Z5 Dual with app android 5.1.1 và its custom skin layered on top. You"ll find glimpses of the stock interface but it"s mostly customised to lớn pack in all of Sony"s enhancements. Most of them are similar khổng lồ what we"ve already seen in the Xperia Z3+ but we"ll skim over the notable ones here.

Themes lets you change the icons and look of the interface, but there isn"t much choice and the good ones are usually paid or not available for India. The Display sub-menu lets you toggle Sony"s image enhancements, X-Reality, and Super Vivid mode. Enabling this simply boostscolour saturation which gives pictures và videos a very unnatural look.

*

The Audio sub-menu offers a ton of customisations for listening to lớn audio through headphones. There"s something called DSEE HX which helps up-sample low-resolution audio files. It"s useful if you have a lot of these in your music library but is otherwise best turned off as it has a negative effect on high-quality files. You"ll want khổng lồ leave ClearAudio+ enabled as it boosts the low & mid-range frequencies in audio.

Sony also bundles its own suite of apps & adds plenty of functionality khổng lồ existing game android apps. The album ứng dụng for instance neatly organises your pictures & videos so you can sort them based on favourites, geo-tagged location, camera effects, faces, or people in your trang chủ network. There"s also Facebook, Picasa & Flickr integration. Similar functionality is also found in the file manager and music apps. Finally, Smart Connect lets you automate things based on events or which accessories you use with the phone.

*

Along with the useful stuff, the phone is also burdened with unwanted bloatware that, thankfully, can be uninstalled. There are trial versions of games such as Real Football 2015, Thor, and Modern Combat 5; there"s Hungama Play for renting movies & Jive for streaming music; News from Sociallife is a news aggregator; Sony Liv lets you watch local Sony Television shows once registered; và What"s New lets you purchase themes, games, console games and music.You also get Kindle, Clean Master, AVG Protection, file Commander, Sony Lifelog, Sketch, Live Screen Streaming, Movie Creator, OfficeSuite, TrackID and PlayStation store pre-installed.

Sony is running a few offers with the phone which can be claimed through the Xperia Lounge app. You can claim a Smart Cover for the phone, plus download nội dung worth Rs. 4,000 from the preinstalled Hungama Play và Jive apps.

*

PerformanceThe Xperia Z5 Dual is a true workhorse & steamrolls over anything your throw at it. The only time we noticed some lag was when using the augmented reality (AR) camera apps. Call quality is good & so is the audio from the earpiece. The raised edges on the bezel of the phone help protect the display and frosted glass on the back from scratches when placed on a flat surface. However, they also make the phone a little difficult khổng lồ hold và can get uncomfortable if you"re on a long call. The display has good brightness levels, và colours are punchy. It does wash out a bit under direct sunlight, but is otherwise very legible for the most part. For a flagship phone as per today"s standards, the resolution is a little low, but at 5.2-inches, full-HD is still enough lớn make pixels indistinguishable to lớn the naked eye.

Sadly, the phone still heats up very quickly with even trivial tasks. We noticed that it started getting hot around the NFC biểu tượng logo on the rear, even when taking no more than two pictures. This was noticeable even in an air-conditioned room and it only got worse when we used the camera or played games outdoors. With the kind of weather we usually have to khuyễn mãi giảm giá with in India, be prepared lớn carry a hot slab of metal in your pocket.

*

The stereo speakers are a marked improvement from earlier Xperia Z models. Incoming notifications and calls are clearly audible và the volume cấp độ is loud enough for music or videos. The sound unique is not the best but we won"t fault Sony too much here since they had khổng lồ go through some màn chơi of waterproofing. With headphones, the audio chất lượng is simply superb. Since we didn"t get a bundled set, we tested this with a pair of Cowon EM1 earphones và were very pleased with the results. The highs & mids are very detailed & there"s a very satisfying thump in low frequencies too. You can customise this further by tinkering around with the EQ settings to suit your taste.

The phone posted some impressive scores in synthetic benchmarks. We got 50,872 points in AnTuTu & an impressive 52fps in GFXbench. 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited threw up a score of 25,020 which is higher than what the Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 5 managed. The scores varied quite a bit depending on how hot the phone was so we had lớn let it cool down before getting the desired result. This strong performance is reflected in real-world apps too, & taxing games such as Dead Trigger 2 played without a hitch.

*
*

(Click to lớn see full-size image)The Xperia Z5 Dual gets a new 23-megapixel camera sensor which performs well under most lighting conditions. In daylight, landscapes and macro shots have very good detail & colours captured are quite accurate. You also get a very satisfying depth-of-field effect in close-up shots. The dedicated shutter button comes in handy for quickly launching the camera app and snapping pictures. Landscapes and close-up shots pack in good detail with accurate colours. Low-light shots are also decent but there"s a noticeable purple hue in dark areas of the picture. The phone heats up rather quickly and you"ll get warning messages every now và then that the phầm mềm might close in the event the phone gets too hot. In fact, you"ll be inclined to stop shooting pictures way before the tiện ích can close as the phone gets uncomfortable khổng lồ hold beyond a point.

*
*

(Click khổng lồ see full-size image)We noticed that the phone takes about a second or two from the time you press the shutter khổng lồ when the image is actually saved. This is a rather slow when you compare the near-instantaneous post-processing of the Galaxy cảnh báo 5 or the iPhone 6. It also explains why Sony has quietly removed burst mode from the camera app. Even the "Timeshift Burst" add-on is which was present by mặc định in previous offerings, is absent. We found "Superior Auto" to be the best mode khổng lồ shoot in. You can choose "Manual" to select the type of scene but you"ll have lớn drop the resolution to lớn 8 megapixels lớn use it. We would have liked a professional mode which lets you control the aperture and shutter speed. Sony is reportedly planning to overhaul the camera phầm mềm so hopefully, we"ll see these features added lớn the new layout.

*

With 5x digital zoom (Click to lớn see full-size image)Sony is also touting its "Clear Image Zoom" feature, which is supposed to deliver clear pictures even with a 5x zoom. In reality, this works khổng lồ an extent but pictures are noticeably less sharp and colours get muted. The front-facing 5.1-megapixel camera does a good job at selfies under natural light but indoors, under artificial lighting, pictures get a little noisy. Clip recording unique is also good and you can switch between full-HD 30fps và 60fps. The phone does a good job with 4K video clip recording as well, with good detail & a steady frame rate.

Coming to battery life, the Xperia Z5 Dual packs in just a tiny bit less capacity than its predecessor. The phone lasted around 10 hours and 47 minutes in our đoạn clip loop test, which is more than what the Xperia Z3+ achieved. Withregular use, we easily managed lớn go a little more than a day before having to turn on the Stamina or Ultra Stamina modes. Sony"s battery saving modes continue to lớn be some of the best out there, & really help khổng lồ prolong battery life even when the levels are critically low.

*

VerdictSony"s new flagship comes just a few months after its previous flagship so we didn"t expect much to lớn change & truth be told, very little has. Sure, it is slightly better looking và the battery life has improved a bit, but you"d have khổng lồ be a die-hard Sony fan to pay this much for it, especially when there are much better alternatives going for a whole lot less.

The Xperia Z5 Dual feels lượt thích a forced update from Sony given the phone is nearly spec-for-spec identical to the Xperia Z3+, which wasn"t a show-stopper begin with. In order to compensate for this, Sony is throwing in some limited time freebies to lớn tempt buyers but we"re not sure how well that will work out.

For this money, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S6 64GB, which is a much better all-rounder. If you want khổng lồ spend a bit less without compromising anything, then how about the Huawei Google Nexus 6P 64GB for Rs. 42,999? Our initial impressions of the phone are positive, và we"ll have a full reviews of it soon.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Dual would have made a great flagship a year ago, but with the competition being fiercer than ever, it simply feels dated. Even if you go purely by specifications, the phone is underwhelming compared khổng lồ others in its price range và even lower. Plus, the overall experience doesn"t really bring anything new khổng lồ the table & we still have to live with the shortcomings of previous Xperia flagships. What we need from Sony is something fresh; something lớn get excited about again. Until that happens, it"s back khổng lồ the drawing board.