Sony Xperia Z5 is Gunning for the Mobile Camera Crown

Sony Xperia Z5 is Gunning for the Mobile Camera Crown

With a whopping 23-megapixel sensor, the Z5 series aims to impress casual photographers everywhere. (Reviewed.com)
With a whopping 23-megapixel sensor, the Z5 series aims to impress casual photographers everywhere. (Reviewed.com)

(USA TODAY) – As far as Android phones go, Sony pumped out some of our all-time favorites last year with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. With great cameras and battery life, it’s a real shame that they haven’t found much traction with consumers.

But with any luck, that’s all about to change. At IFA 2015, Sony has just announced the 5.2-inch Xperia Z5, the 4.6-inch Z5 Compact, and the 5.5-inch 4K Z5 Premium.

Aside from size, materials, and screen resolution, there isn’t much to distinguish the Z5 series from the earlier Z3s. You’re still getting a slickly modern, slightly anonymous, glass-backed design with a decidedly minimalist bent.

Pick the standard Z5 and you can choose between white, black, gold, or green finishes with a frosted glass back. Opt for the larger, higher-res Z5 Premium and your only options are black, gold, and chrome with a mirrored back. And if you’re tired of phablets, the smaller Z5 Compact provides a brighter palette with white, black, yellow, and coral pink options.

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