Sony further clarifies why Xperia Z5 Premium mostly runs at 1080p despite 4K display
posted by Ben R. / Oct 01, 2015, 8:26 AM
With a new 23-megapixel camera capable of 4K video, having a 4K display for viewing them can only enhance the user experience. However, Sony knows well that pushing an interface at 2160 x 3840 is going to wreak havoc with battery retention. While some may feel shortchanged that the 4K smartphone isn't always as sharp as it should be, Sony's explanation is a legitimate one:
Since most apps aren't built for 4K displays as yet, rendering applications and games in 4K mode would be a profligate use of resources:
The idea of future-proofing seems a noble enough cause, but one can't help wondering if this is a marketing ploy to set the Z5 Premium apart from the rest. Even to the average consumer, '4K' is an alluring buzzword, despite the fact that for the most part, users cannot make the most of it.
After the stuttered arrival of the Xperia Z3+ and Z4, Sony needed a strong response, and on paper, the Z5 Premium is just that. But with its marquee feature being somewhat peripheral, early adopters may be waiting a long while to really make use of its capabilities.
If you are considering the purchase of an Xperia Z5 Premium, then the full article is well worth checking out at the source.
- Display 5.5" 2160 x 3840 pixels
- Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3430 mAh(19.17h 3G talk time)
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Not even 1440p? Come on sony
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 8:29 AM 4
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There's a good reason. Scaling down 3840x2160 to 1920x1080 is an even 4/1 pixel ratio, which means 0 distortion and scaling artifacts. 3840/2 = 1920, and 2160/2 = 1080. 2560x1440 on the other hand would look warped and not scale right.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 8:51 AM 17
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Lol the S810 isn't capable of rendering 4K content, so it isn't that futureproof.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 8:41 AM 0
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Yes it is. Even the SD805 was.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 8:45 AM 8
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If Sony is very confident with their lines of Z5 phones and they want to enter the US market they should give their phones to Marques Brownlee and have him review their phones. He is one of the best reviewer and influential guy in the US.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 8:58 AM 0
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Don't need 4k on smart phones. I was born with human eyes.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 9:11 AM 3
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you were born with human legs, so no need for cars you were born with human hands, so no need for forks ... 4k display on a phone of course is pretty much a "gimmick", according to many people, but it's also a first step for something better in the future just because you can't see it now doesnt mean it's useless for the rest of time
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 11:27 PM 0
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After Phonearena removed the article about Xperia Z5 DxOMark scores.www.phonearena.com/news/DxOMar
Now they are ignoring the most important thing that Sony
conveyed in the article.
"We also believe Xperia Z5 Premium is capable of offering the clearest, sharpest Virtual Reality platform – we’re working on a few things here internally, so stay tuned for more news soon."
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 9:15 AM 21
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Indeed, Virtual Reality is getting more and more attention, and this will be the best mobile device for VR. I really don't understand why PA is so bias against Sony.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 9:36 AM 10
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That's easy. Snapdragon 810 has too weak GPU for 4K.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 10:10 AM 1
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Nope its has all its need to Run 4K for the UI and normal app at least. for game thats may be another matter but for game no current SOC can run them at 4k anyway.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 10:37 AM 1
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