Sony took their time to find the perfect shade of pink for the Xperia Z5


Fresh for the new year, Sony has released a new pink colour for its Xperia Z5 flagship smartphone. This joins its current colours of Black, White, Gold and Green, and we are glad Sony Mobile isn’t calling it Rose Gold.


Under the hood, the pink colour Xperia Z5 has the same specs as the existing models. The front gets a 5.2″ Full HD screen that’s flanked by a pair of stereo speakers. Under the hood, it gets an Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM and it comes with 32GB of on-board storage. It still accepts external expansion via microSD up to 200GB. The home button now is flush with its metal frame and it also doubles up as a fingerprint scanner.

For imaging, it packs its newest 23MP f/2.0 camera with PDAF which claims to be the best camera on a smartphone as rated by DXOmark. When we compared its camera to other flagships, it doesn’t seem to be the case but it performs spectacularly well in videos despite not having an Optical Image Stabiliser. The Xperia Z5 shoot videos up to 4K with Steadyshot and it is further enhanced by Intelligent Active mode. For selfies it gets a front-facing 5.1MP shooter that supports HDR and Full HD videos.

Powering the device is a 2,900mAh capacity battery which is rated to last up to 2 days on a single charge. Like its previous Xperia Z series, it is also water and dust resistant with IP68 even with its new cap-less microUSB design. According to the lead designer, picking a new colour for the Xperia Z5 is a detailed process on its on. Apparently it is a challenge to find the right shade of pink that would work well with its frosted glass and aluminium frame. They researched various sources from Sakura cherry blossom to the colours of the sky during a sunset. As a result, they finally settled on a light dusky pink that complements its current Xperia Z5 colour palette.

Is this the pink phone worth waiting for?

SEE ALSO:  PlayStation 5 update enables external USB storage and Share Play with PS4 players





Amin Ashaari