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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium




Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (SIM Free / UK)

Discover the world's best smartphone camera!

The Xperia Z5 Premium is Sony's exciting, boundary pushing Android phone for 2015. Not content with just offering the upgraded camera experience of the other Z5 phones, the Premium also delivers a world-first 'total mobile 4K experience'.

With a 4K screen, 4K camera recording and 4K HDMI output via MHL, this is the most detailed smartphone the world has ever seen.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

At Clove Technology we ensure our customers get their hands on stock from officially certified sources.

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

This E6853 model is also certified for use on global GSM and data networks, please check the specifications for LTE support outside of Europe.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

  • World's first 5.5” UHD 4K resolution screen in a smartphone
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • All new 23 MP Sony camera sensor
  • Lossless 5x Clear Zoom and <0.1 second autofocus
  • 64 bit octa-core processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 & 3GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage & micro SD support up to 200 GB

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Colour Options

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will be available with 32GB of main storage in black.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Screen Protector
  • 3 pin UK Sony mains charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • Documentation


In the modern world of mobile technology, where it is becoming ever harder for manufacturers to make their devices stand out, Sony have laid down the guantlet to their competitors with the Z5 Premium.

The standard Z5 and slimmed out Z5 Compact are great showcases for the Z5 range's new 23 MP camera, however the Z5 Premium goes one step further.

In a world's first for smartphones, the 5.5" panel on the Xperia Z5 Premium boasts a truly impressive 4K resolution. In pixel terms that's 3840 x 2160 or an unapproachable 807 ppi (pixels per inch).

Overall this makes the Premium the first truly 4K mobile device ever created. Not only does it have a 4K screen, the camera can record in 4K, upload this to compatible social media such as YouTube over high-speed LTE and even output to other 4K screens and monitors via HDMI with the most recent MHL 3.0 specification.

If you want to be ahead of the curve when it comes to mobile, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the only choice for the best camera and visual experience.

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23 Megapixel 1/2.3” Exmor RS™

Developing the best cameras in the mobile industry isn't easy, but it's what Sony do. After all, it's their cameras you'll find in many other brands' devices.

This leaves them able to put the best new advances in their own phones, so for 2015 we have the 23 Megapixel 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ For Mobile sensor.

This can pick out more detail than any other leading smartphone cameras and can only be found in the newest Z5 range.

You will also benefit from the award-winning G Lens; a wide-angle 24mm eye that sees more light than the competition and lets you easily frame wide compositions.

Sony have continued their work on the Bionz Digital Image Processing software too, to account for realistic colours and further noise reduction in all types of scenes.

Hybrid Autofocus and SteadyShot

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Video FreezeAny modern camera fan will tell you it's not just about hardware, you need decent software to make a good camera too.

Sony have put work in here too, developing the new ultra-fast Hybrid Autofocus. This is capable of focussing in just 0.03 seconds (in accordance with CIPA guidelines) and made possible with two complementary technologies: contrast-detection for accuracy and phase-detection for speed.

Hybrid Autofocus offers you the chance to point and shoot complex landscapes or motion shots faster than ever before. The system also adjusts automatically to keep important subjects clear as you move.

This even happens during 4K video capture, plus SteadyShot technology compensates for movement.

The enhanced Touch Capture function lets you tap anywhere on screen, to immediately focus there and take the shot, all in one single gesture.

Try the new Clear Image Zoom - a 5x lossless digital zoom function. This enlarges your view without the ususal noise and blurring found with digital zooms.

Express yourself

Sony have included a number of excellent features within the camera application to help take the best images.

AR Effect and AR Mask allow you to edit images and portraits with doodles, messages, stickers and face-swapping silliness. You can also utilise Style Portait mode to make beautification adjustments to portraits or selfies. Movie Creator is also available to turn a set of shots, tagged by date or location, into a custom slideshow.

Finally make use of the dedicated camera button to launch the camera swiftly from anywhere within the phone. It's also there to provide tactile control when taking a picture, removing your hand or finger from the screen.

Show yourself

A phone like this hasn't been built to be hidden anyway. The Z5 Premium has an exquisite mirror finish on the reverse, alongside precision-etched Xperia logos to the base and side of the handset.

Technology can make anything better, even something that's already been produced. If you're viewing pictures or video that aren't natively ready for a 4K screen, Sony's upscaling software will fill the screen correctly and make everything buttery smooth at a higher than intended resolution.

Android 5.1

As expected from a product developed by one of the world's leading technology firms, the Z5 Premium is running Google's most recent 2015 version of Android at launch.

Known as 5.1 Lollipop, you receive the most stable and efficient version of Android to date. This also delivers compatibility with the main extensions to Android: Android Auto and Android Wear for vehicles and smart wearables.

Compatible products include Sony's own SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand 2 fitness tracker. You can even connect seamlessly to the Google Chromecast streaming stick.


Sony Xperia Z5 Fingerprint Manager

Connect the Z5 Premium to a main computer and you will be prompted to install the Xperia companion software.

Once connected, you can configure this to locate your phone, make it ring, display a message or even factory wipe it as long as it remains turned on.

Best of all you can completely lock down the phone, so if it is stolen it is impossible to unlock, wipe or retrieve information from it without access to your personal credentials.

For some final security, make use of the new fingerprint sensor, built into the redesigned power button on the phone's right side. With this, no-one other than you or trusted others can unlock your phone.

The Z range from Sony always delivers the most powerful specification available with current technology.

The Z5 Premium continues in this, albeit with a larger form factor and supreme screen resolution.

Those after something a little smaller, yet still high definition may be interested in the standard Z5. If you're after savings both in size and cost, take a look at the slim and svelte Z5 Compact.

Raw processing power is handled by Qualcomm's current Snapdragon 810 and a very generous helping of 3GB RAM.

The duo makes an excellent experience for power users, allowing for heavy multitasking as well as powerful 3D graphics for games and editing.

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 Premium 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
  • Size5.5
  • Type4K IPS LCD
  • Resolution 3840 x 2160 (807 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 50 Mbps (upload), 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 dual 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
  • Capacity3,430 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions154 x 76 x 7.8 mm
Weight 180 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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Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

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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  • Jeff 27/11/2015 Recommend to a friend? Yes

    I've owned the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, as well as the ZL, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 , Z5, Z5 Compact, and now the Z5 Premium. The Premium is the best so far; using it here in Las Vegas (in the U.S.) on T-Mobile's network, it has performed incredibly well. Battery life is great, the display is perfect, and the audio is great too. This is my 5th unlocked Sony phone bought from Clove in the past few years, they have always taken care of me when it comes to customer service and quick shipping. (I have consistently received my packages from them 2-3 days from their shipment date; the Premium shipped on Monday from the U.K. and DHL delivered it on Wednesday at my home here in Las Vegas.) Sony and Clove are the best!!

  • Bader 23/11/2015 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Very nice offer !!The z5 premium is best phone, the headphones and speaker are pretty with premium quality . It was shipped quickly with no issues .

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