I feel like this is a phone I've seen a thousand times before, another sculpting of the original Xperia Z from years ago. And yet, despite Sony once again refusing to try something different with its flagship range of smartphones, there's something impressive about this handset.
That's not to say that things are rosy at Sony. The company has been pushing its brand in the smartphone space for years with limited success - it's needed a big hit for a while, and yet it's just spend time refining the same formula every six months or so.
That means that while the Xperia Z5 offers some genuinely innovative features, it's going to be hard to sell those to the disinterested consumer who's more wowed by the glass Galaxy S6 or an iPhone with a bigger screen. Design
The design of the Xperia Z5 is still one that feel solid and powerful in the hand, the boxy design once against slimmed down to encase the 5.2-inch IPS Full HD LCD screen.