Sony Xperia Z5 Dual
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,