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Sony Xperia Z5




Sony Xperia Z5 (SIM Free / UK)

Experience the world's best smartphone camera!

The Sony Xperia Z5 is the 2015 flagship Android phone from Sony. It offers the first true upgrade to the camera experience in 2 years, delivering an incredible 23 MP mobile experience, with lossless 5x Clear Zoom and under 0.1 second autofocus.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

At Clove Technology we go the extra mile to providing you with the latest technology.

Like our other smartphones, this is an official UK version of the Xperia Z5, including 3pin UK mains charger, 24 month Sony warranty and is unlocked for use on all UK & European networks with a nano SIM card.

This E6653 model is also certified for use on global GSM and data networks, please check the specifications for LTE support outside of Europe.

Sony Xperia Z5 SIM Free UKReasons to buy the Sony Xperia Z5

  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • All new 23 MP Sony camera sensor
  • Lossless 5x Clear Zoom and <0.1 second autofocus
  • 5.2” Full HD resolution
  • 64 bit octa-core processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 & 3GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage & micro SD support up to 200 GB

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia Z5 will be available with 32GB of main storage in Graphite Black, Gold and Green. White to be confirmed.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia Z5
  • 3 pin UK Sony mains charger
  • USB Data Cable


The Sony Xperia Z5 undoubtedly has the world's best camera smartphone available in 2015. As smartphones from major manufacturers have become more similar in their offerings recently, Sony have made the decision to drastically overhaul one of the most critical components.

The camera experience is integral for many users, whether you spend the day lifelogging through social media or trekking through the outdoors looking for the perfect landscape panorama.

If the only camera you have is the one on your phone, Sony want to make sure a Z5 is the first and only choice for image enthusiasts.

23 Megapixel 1/2.3” Exmor RS™

This has been made possible with some major steps forward. First of all is Sony's updated 23 Megapixel 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ For Mobile sensor. Able to pick out stunning details, the Z5 range is the only place to find this new sensor.

The award-winning G Lens features a wide-angle 24mm lens to capture as much light as possible and keep everything in frame. In addition the Bionz digital image preocessing has been updated to recreate more realistic colours and reduce noise in a variety of scenarios.

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Hybrid Autofocus and SteadyShot

The next place Sony have developed is with the new ultra-fast Hybrid Autofocus, capable of focussing in just 0.03 seconds (in accordance with CIPA guidelines). This is made possible with two technologies: contrast-detection for accuracy and phase-detection for speed.

With Hybrid Autofocus you can point and shoot stills or action shots faster than ever before. This adjusts on the fly to keep important subjects clear, even during 4K video recording, plus SteadyShot technology compensates for movement.

You can also use the enhanced Touch Capture function to tap anywhere on screen, immediately focus on that point and take the shot, all in one quick movement.

Get closer with Sony's Clear Image Zoom - a 5x lossless digital zoom function that enlarges your view without the usual noise and blurring.

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Have some fun

It's not all about serious technology improvements though, Sony have also developed a whole suite of fun features to use with your camera.

You can add stickers, doodles and messages with the AR Effect mode, as well as using post editing tools to improve the look of your shots (or the subject!). Try the Style Portait mode to edit during or after the picture.

AR Mask uses face detection to let you cover faces with others or masks during selfies and group shots. Finally Movie Creator can turn the pictures you take on a given day or in a particular location into an editable slideshow.

The Intelligent Auto mode can automatically pick from dozens of preset scene settings based on the environment, although you can also pick your own and modify them to inject some personality to the pictures.

Lastly - get to the camera quickly with a dedicated camera button. Not only does this launch the camera application from wherever you may be in the phone, it also gives you tactile control over taking the picture, getting your hand away from the screen.

Android 5.1

Keen to stay at the forefront of mobile technology, the Z5 range all build on Google's most recent 2015 version of Android. Shipping with version 5.1 means you have the most stable and efficient version of Google's operating system to date.

You will also have compatibility with Android's main extensions, the new Android Auto for vehicles and Android Wear for smartwatches and other wearables such as the Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand 2. There's also complete compatibility with the Google Chromecast streaming stick.


Sony Xperia Z5 Fingerprint ManagerSony's additions also allow for enhanced security features. You can use the built-in Android Device Manager to locate and remotely wipe your device if you like.

Sony have though built on this with their own Xperia protection systems.

Connect your Z5 to a PC or Mac and install the Xperia companion software. From here you can locate your phone, make it ring and factory wipe it.

You can also ensure the phone is locked down if stolen, making it unable to be unlocked, wiped or information retrieved without access to your personal credentials.

As an extra you can also use the new fingerprint sensor, included in the redesigned power button on the right hand side of the phone. Use this to ensure no-one other than you can unlock your phone.

Core Specifications

Of course this wouldn't be a flagship smartphone without lip-service to the basics. As always with a new Z range device, Sony have ensured the latest tech is available in the Z5.

The 5.2" Full HD 1920 x 1080 display maintains excellent colour reproduction and viewing angles, thanks to Sony's TRILUMINOS and X-Reality processing. Those after something a little larger might be interested in the Z5 Premium. If smaller is your bag then why not try the Z5 Compact.

Processing is handled by the current top of the range Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and bolstered with 3GB of super fast DDR3 RAM. This encourages high performance use, allowing you to heavily multitask as well as delivering powerful 3D graphics.

As with any top of the range smartphone, you can expect a full range of connectivity options from dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct Miracast streaming and content sharing, assisted GPS with GLONASS and Beidou support, Bluetooth 4.1, MHL for HDMI output and NFC for one-touchpairing and payments.

PS4 Remote Play

Sony PS4 Remote PlayCurrently the industry leaders in the global console market, PS4 Remote Play allows you to stream content from your PS4 directly to your phone screen.

This can be anything from stored videos or music to fully installed PS4 games!

If someone else needs the TV, you can continue the action on your Xperia Z5 smartphone.

The Dualshock 4 controller can be paired directly to any Xperia Z range device, and you can use the GCM10 Game Control Mount to hold the phone in a comfortable playing position.

Note - for best performance, PS4 Remote Play is recommended to be run on the same network, with the PS4 system having a wired LAN connection to the Internet.

Please Note: The Xperia Z5 is waterproof and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap, but remember: all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed.

You should not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has Ingress Protection rating IP65/68.

For more info see Note the Xperia™ has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Custom SkinSony UI
  • Speed2.0 GHz & 1.5 GHz (2x Quad Core)
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Octa Core 64-bit
  • OtherAdreno 430 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)200 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.2
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 (428 ppi)
  • OtherChemical tempered glass Anti-fingerprint coating
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • SpeedLTE Cat 6 up to 300 Mbps (download)
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsaptX®, A2DP, LDAC, LE
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • Datamicro USB 2.0
  • Powermicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video OutHDMI via MHL (3.0)
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Camera
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels23 MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens1/2.3" Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor, Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm)
  • OtherHybrid Autofocus 0.03 sec, 5 x Clear Image Zoom, 8x Digital Zoom, Up to ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 Video, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation, Pulse LED Flash
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5.1 MP Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .mnv, .mp3, .mid, .xmf, .mxmf, .rtttl, .rtx, .ota, .imy, .ogg, .mkv, .mka, .wav, .flac, .wma (ASF), .dsf(DSF), .dff(DSDIFF), .mkv, .ac3, .ra
  • Recording
  • FormatsXvid / MP4 / H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity2,900 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 13 hours 10 min
  • 3GUp to 17 hours
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 520 hours
  • 3GUp to 540 hours
Dimensions146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
Weight 154 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherIP65/68, PlayStation Certified PS4, Remote Play, Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio - Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, DSEE HX, High-res audio
Warranty24 months


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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


Is this phone waterproof?

Yes, this phone is IP65 & IP68 rated. It can be submerged in fresh water to a depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Read more HERE.

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  • Phil G 20/10/2015 Recommend to a friend? Yes

    Great design, camera and performance. After having the Xperia Z5 for about a week, i can say its the best phone i have ever owned. The only thing i don't like is the placement of the volume keys. Overall, Sony has done a great job with the Xperia Z5.

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