Xperia Z5 Premium vs Galaxy Note 5 Note 5 has a spacious display but Xperia offers more resolution


The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and the Galaxy Note 5 are both at the highest end of their respective companies’ product range.

How does the Xperia Z5 Premium fare against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 “phablet”? What advantages does one have over the other?

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium was recently unveiled by the Japanese tech giant in the IFA event, and it surprised people because of its display specs. While other flagship smartphones featured slightly lower display resolutions, Digital Trends said, the Z5 Premium boasts of a display resolution of 3,840 pixels x 2,160 pixels as well as a density of 806 pixels per inch.

This resolution is viewable in the device’s 5.5-inch IPS display screen. Sony had also fitted the Xperia Z5 Premium with a fingerprint sensor and a super-fast 23-megapixel rear camera that also allows users to digitally zoom without losing much detail.

Inside the case, Know Your Mobile said, the Xperia Z5 Premium carries a Snapdragon 810 octa-core, 64-bit processor as well as a RAM of 3GB. It will powered by Android Lollipop, and will offer 32GB native storage space that can be expanded using external memory cards to up to 200 GB.

By contrast, Phandroid said that the Galaxy Note 5 offers only 2560×1440 resolution through its 5.7-inch display. As for its camera, the Note 5 has a 16 megapixel main camera on the back of its device. Its front shooter takes selfies at a resolution of 5 megapixels.

The Note 5 is available in two storage options 32GB and 64GB. These are not expandable via micro SD cards, as NDTV reported that the Note 5 has no slots to accommodate external storage media.

As for its processor, Note 5 carries Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 7420 octa-core, 64-bit processor, NDTV said. It offers slightly higher RAM than the Xperia Z5 Premium as its processor is backed by 4GB of RAM.