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Monday, November 30, 2015

Sony Philippines launches the SmartBand 2, Xperia Z5 series and world’s first 4K smartphone

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Sony just unveiled the next generation of smartphones, the tech inside the newly launched Xperia Z5 is the powerful kind ever, its more than just a waterproof smartphone, but when you look at the camera specs, the new Xperia Z5 can shoot 4K quality videos and also their Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s first full 4K smartphone, it means that it can shoot 4K video content from its camera and then you can watch 4K videos from its 4K built in screen display.

The most interesting part here is that all Z5 series phones are waterproof, battery can last for 2 days, camera are 4K ready, camera specs is 23MP, and they placed the finger print scan at the side of the smartphone.

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The launch of the Z5 gave a lot of wows and we are so excited to try and test it. I haven’t tried using a smartphone that can shoot 4K, and Im curious on how will I ever store these media files on my laptop, because 4K video files are so large.

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Here are the three Xperia Z5 smartphones from Sony.
from left: Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5, and Xperia Z5 Compact

Xperia Z5 new features
1. With new large 1 2/3 Exmor RS for mobile 23MP sensor and F 2.0 G lens
2. Fastest auto focus
3. 2 hours battery
4. Can shoot 4K videos
5. Sony SteadyShot feature with Intelligent Active modr for videos
6. Water proof body
7. Finger print sensor on the side
8. Z5 and Z5 Compact are powered by a Octa Core CPU 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
9. LTE ready
10. Quick Charge 2.0 feature – 10 minutes of charging is good for 5.5 hours of usage via Quick Charger UCH10
11. It has 192 points of focus
12. Low Light performance on the camera
13. 5X clear image zoom
14. Cap-less USB
15. Audio powered by Hi-Res Audio DSEE-HX
SRP for Xperia Z5 – PHP 35,990
Xperia Z5 Compact – PHP 29,990

For the Xperia Z5 Premium added features are:
1. World’s first 4K Ultra HD smartphone
2. 5.5 inches 4K TRILUMINOUS Display screen for full HD
3. Powered by an Octa core Snapdragon 810 processor
4. 3430 mmah battery that can last for 2 days
5. With Quick Charge 2.0
6. 32 GB internal memory and can be expanded up to 200 GB
7. Front camera – 5MP / rear camera – 23MP

SRP – TBA this December 3, 2015

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Sony’s Xperia Z5 always got the better camera specs, they are now using the same tech from Sony’s interchangeable cameras. Small but powerful.

Here’s a touch and try experience with the Z5 smartphone series.

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TECH SPECS:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit Octa Core processor
Adreno 430 GPU
Android 5.1 Lollipop
5.5'' 4K UHD Triluminos display for mobile
3 GB RAM Up to 32 GB flash memory and Up to 200 GB microSD™ card
Single sim (nano)
3430 mAh battery
Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
Rear camera - 23 MP Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor
Front camera - 5 MP
LTE, Bluetooth, WIFI
PS4 remote play
Finger print scanner

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At the demo area, they showed us the waterproof feature of the Xperia Z5

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Its so slim, sleek, smooth and shiny. Making it Sony’s flagship smartphone for this year 2015.

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The back case is so shiny and clear, its like a mirror already. Thanks to its metallic finishing.

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A close up look of the 23 MP rear camera.

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Testing the front 5MP camera

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Here I took a 4K video using its rear camera.

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I went to the settings first before taking a video and pic, to select the highest resolution.
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They showed to us that the Z5 Premium can also stream images and videos to your Sony Smart TV


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TECH SPECS:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit Octa-core processor, Quad-core 2.0 GHz+ Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Adreno™ 430 GPU
Android 5.1 Lollipop
5.2” FHD 1080p (1920x1080) Triluminos display for Mobile
Rear camera - 23 MP Sony Exmor RS
Front Camera - 5 MP
LTE, Bluetooth, WIFI
High-Resolution Audio DSEE HX
3 GB RAM, Up to 200 GB microSD™ card
Single Sim (nano)
2900 mAh
Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
Fingerprint sensor
PS4 Remote Play

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It’s the much lightier version of the Z5, I like this more because its so simple and not too flashy shiny like the Z5 Premium.

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Its so easy to carry and handle. Thanks to its slim and smooth glossy body

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Close up look of the 23 MP rear camera.

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The cap-less USB plug of the Z5. Its still waterproof and dust proof.

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Front camera test


XPERIA Z5 COMPACT
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TECH SPECS

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa Core processor
Adreno 430 GPU
Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
Single SIM (nano)
2 GB RAM Up to 32 GB flash memory and Up to 200 GB microSD™ card
4.6" HD 720p Triluminos display for Mobile
Rear camera - 23 MP
Front camera - 5 MP
Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
Fingerprint sensor
PS4 Remote Play
LTE, Bluetooth, WIFI
2700 mAh battery

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It’s a bit similar with the specs of the Xperia Z5, the difference is that this phone has smaller body, screen and its with 2 GB RAM

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Front camera test….


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Sony also launches their new Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12 Activity tracker with intelligent heart rate monitor. It’s a new Xperia wearables that you can pair with your Xperia Z5 smartphones

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The sensor under the SmartBand 2 wrist band.

SmartBand 2 can last for 2 days, it is a waterproof wearable smartband that records your heart rate, your running and sleep.

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You can record it to your smartphone using a special app from Sony SmartBand 2

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I tried the SmartBand 2 and I did some jumping jack..and here’s the report

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A number of calories that I burned that day hahahaha.
But you need to log your full details first to get an accurate report.

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Here’s the brain and sensor of the Sony SmartBand 2.
You can insert this to wrist band with different colors.

For more info
visit
www.sonymobile.com

Follow Sony Philippineswww.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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