Sony Xpe­ria Z5 Dual

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT -

For Sony, the an­nounce­ment of the Xpe­ria Z5 se­ries dur­ing IFA 2015 was a much-needed come­back from the con­sumer back­lash that the com­pany suf­fered with the re­lease of the Xpe­ria Z3+ (or Xpe­ria Z4, if you're read­ing this in Ja­pan). Re­mark­ably enough, the launch of the new Z5 se­ries brings not one, but three smart­phone vari­ants to the world: the Xpe­ria Z5 Compact, Xpe­ria Z5 Dual, and the Xpe­ria Z5 Pre­mium Dual. But what's changed for the new Z5 se­ries, and what's stayed the same? To scratch that sur­face, we'll be tak­ing a look at the middle child, the Xpe­ria Z5 Dual.

We'll be­gin with what's stayed the same, the first among which be­ing the pro­ces­sor that was first used with the Xpe­ria Z3+: Qual­comm's Snap­dragon 810. Love it or leave it, all three phones in the Xpe­ria Z5 se­ries are still fit­ted with this con­tro­ver­sial pro­ces­sor. Yes, it still heats up when­ever the phone is put un­der a stress test, but Sony has learnt its les­son with the phone, even hav­ing taken a poin­ter or two from the cus­tom PC builders by plac­ing two cooper pipes and a form of liq­uid coolant in­side the phone to help keep the SoC's heat in check.

What's changed though, you ask? For a start, that rounded power but­ton on the side has now been re­placed with a newly-de­signed power but­ton that also dou­bles as a fin­ger­print sen­sor which,

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