In our most recent camera shootout, we tested the best Sony had to offer, which at the time was the Xperia M5, that placed 7th out of 10, overall. Worrying for Sony, who had relative success in supplying cameras to other flagships (iPhones, Samsungs and etc); success that has not streamed down to their own phone cameras, at least when field tested. A new change comes in the form of the latest Sony Xperia Z5 line, that’s been tested by the guys at DxOMark, showing a vast improvement.
The newer 23-megapixel 1 / 2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor with an f/2.0 lens, is the biggest determining factor here – when compared to the M5 that has a 21.5-megapixel IMX230 sensor. The newest flagship is expected to hit the streets in some markets by this week, since being released in September this year.
Feature-rich in other elements too, with its 1080p 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB, and 32GB of on-board storage. The Xperia Z5 runs Android 5.1 out of the box, which will be upgraded to Android M in the near future.
If you’re taking 4K videos using the device, here’s where the microSD comes in (expandable up to 200GB), packing a solution to those huge files. That plus the 23-megapixel sensor that captures 5520 x 4120 resolution images, while its video capabilities range from 2160p/30fps down to 720p/120fps. Sony’s thrown in the regular bells and whistles too, with its phase-detection autofocus technology, LED flash, and HDR.
Looks like more camera shootout comparisons will be coming your way, if this is anything to lead on. Impressively the Nexus 6P could appear out of nowhere as well, since DxOMark lists them at the current number two spot. LG and Samsung better watch out, cause these devices are potentially going to knock them off the podium.
Here’s a breakdown at how the Xperia Z5 performed during the testing.
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