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  Reply # 1380743 6-Sep-2015 19:44
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Rumour is it that NTT Docomo in Japan might be getting an exclusive premium version of the Z5 Compact with 1080p screen and 4GB RAM 
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-Sony-Xperia-Z5-Compact-Premium-with-1080p-screen-is-coming-to-NTT-DoCoMo_id73443
If true, I hope Sony quickly realises this device should be released internationally.

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  Reply # 1380892 7-Sep-2015 08:10
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Nothing pisses me off more in the cellphone world than exclusive country releases. Mind numbingly stupid business practice. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1380977 7-Sep-2015 10:36
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for those of you upgrading from the z3 or z3c - I might be interested in buying your old z3/z3c - pm me at the time!

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  Reply # 1381260 7-Sep-2015 17:06
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...and now, 3 days after launch, pre order price drops

 

http://phandroid.com/2015/09/06/xperia-z5-price-cut/

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  Reply # 1381261 7-Sep-2015 17:13
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ubernoob: ...and now, 3 days after launch, pre order price drops

http://phandroid.com/2015/09/06/xperia-z5-price-cut/


Good to see! Also, good on Sony for testing the waters and adjusting to consumer feedback.

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  Reply # 1381292 7-Sep-2015 18:29
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ubernoob: ...and now, 3 days after launch, pre order price drops

http://phandroid.com/2015/09/06/xperia-z5-price-cut/


This only brings UK pricing more into line with what the rest of Europe already has

Europe pricing:
Z5 Compact €549 (~$950NZ)
Z5 standard €699 (~$1200NZ)
Z5 Premium €799 (~$1400NZ)

previous UK pricing: 
Z5 Compact £549 (~$1300NZ)  
Z5 standard £599 (~$1400NZ)  
Z5 Premium £699 (~$1700NZ)

new UK pricing:
Z5 Compact £429 (~$1000NZ)  
Z5 standard £549 (~$1300NZ)  
Z5 Premium £629 (~$1500NZ)

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  Reply # 1381297 7-Sep-2015 18:50
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Other news: Z5 Premium might be using dual heatpipes and thermal paste (like what is seen in PCs) to keep heat in check. If true this would be a first for a smartphone.


Arstechnica said about the 810: "In short, chips throttle, but the 810 throttles more than most, and it's severe enough that the 810 is actually slower than the 801 or 805 in some CPU-bound tasks"
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/04/in-depth-with-the-snapdragon-810s-heat-problems/

Androidauthority also confirmed severe throttling, and even tested the newest v2.1 and still found throttling issues due to handsets not being able to dissipate heat adequately
http://www.androidauthority.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-810-v2-617956/

So if Sony are using heatpipes and thermal paste, perhaps this is a viable solution to get the 810 to perform without throttling. I wonder if this same tech is being used in all the Z5 range of devices. Hopefully we will start seeing some full teardowns soon.

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  Reply # 1381417 7-Sep-2015 21:33
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Had anyone seen this Dual Sim. I hadn't spotted that befoe

 

Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will launch globally from October 2015, and Xperia Z5 Premium from November 2015 – Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium will be available in both Single SIM and Dual SIM variants¹¹.

 

For the full specifications please visit:

 

http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/

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  Reply # 1381690 8-Sep-2015 11:43
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Is that heating solution purely for the Premium or all versions?

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  Reply # 1381710 8-Sep-2015 12:29
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Kopkiwi: Is that heating solution purely for the Premium or all versions?


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  Reply # 1381727 8-Sep-2015 13:15
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no wireless charging, they really need to make this standard, i wont buy a phone without this.  so much easier just sliding/dropping a phone into a stand with wireless charging without having to connect/disconnect the usb power all the time.  guess its the next nexus 5 for me then.

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  Reply # 1381843 8-Sep-2015 15:28
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latest rumour says there is also a Z5 Ultra coming in March 2016 with 6.44" 4k display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-Z5-Ultra-rumored-to-come-in-March-2016-with-Snapdragon-820-on-board_id73501



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  Reply # 1382097 8-Sep-2015 22:22
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IronH: latest rumour says there is also a Z5 Ultra coming in March 2016 with 6.44" 4k display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-Z5-Ultra-rumored-to-come-in-March-2016-with-Snapdragon-820-on-board_id73501


That'll be my next device after the Z5 Premium :-D

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  Reply # 1383269 9-Sep-2015 10:40
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Looks like Z5 Premium only displays 4K in native video and photo apps, everything else is rendered in 1080p

"[The] Android system runs with 1080p, only the pre-installed video and photo apps could drive the display with 4K. Apparently proprietary drivers are used [where] the "normal" app developers do not have access. So even with the screen capture or other apps [that] see the resolution, it will only show FullHD."

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/442573-xperia-z5-lineup-launched-update-not-4k-everywhere/
http://www.xda-developers.com/the-z5-premiums-resolution-is-not-always-4k-and-thats-a-good-thing/
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Benchmark-test-confirms-Sony-Xperia-Z5-Premium-offers-4K-resolution-for-certain-applications-only_id73536


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  Reply # 1388869 17-Sep-2015 09:56
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Sony putting some serious ads on this... It's getting on the 007 movie "Spectre" launch with Ms Moneypenny delivering the new phones to James Bond:





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