Gadget Review – Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Bend Test, Scratch Test, Burn Test Durability
I have had a lot of comments requesting that
I do a durability tests on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Its actually one of the only phones
on the market with a 4k 5.5 Inch screen. As an added bonus it is also water resistant. This is the top of the line phone from Sony
So lets see how it handles life. Like always, lets start with the scratch test.
I have a set of picks that let me see where the screen falls on Mohs Scale of Hardness.
Now, Sony has not bragged anywhere about having Gorilla Glass on their phone. All of the specs
specifically say tempered glass. So its interesting that it scores the exact same level of harness
that a normal Gorilla Glass screen would score.
A level 6 leaves a mark on the screen, but
a level 7 pick leaves a deeper groove. Hit that thumbs button for the sweet reflective
back on this phone. Now lets test the camera lens. This is always
important to photographers and videographers.
Especially since this phone is rocking a HUGE
23 megapixel camera. Unfortunately it looks like the lens is made out of plastic. And
is easily scratched. Even my level 3 pick can scrape it.
This is exactly like the plastic
camera lens on the Blackberry Priv. As you can see, the lens sits pretty flush
with the back panel of the phone. So if you ever set your phone down, it’ll receive almost
no protection from that little circular lip around the edge. Now that you know…
of you with this phone can avoid damage there in the future. It looks like the back of the phone is scratch
resistant. No marks can be found from my razor blade. It is a huge collector of fingerprints
The Sony logo is actually on the UNDERside of the glass, so it is completely smooth on
top. The sides of the phone are made of metal.
But can still be scuffed up a little with my razor and keys. Onto the burn test! The phone is still fully
operational at this point. I apply a little flame to the 4k IPS LCD display.
react pretty fast, by turning off and going black…. Just like most other phones….
But this one is a bit different. After turning black, the pixels cooked, and turned white
in the center of the burn. And as we’ve learned from the other phones ive tested…
pixels recover, while white pixels do not. And this phone has a combination of both.
The heat leaves the phone very quickly, and you can see that I am able to touch the burned
area directly within seconds. Lets jump into the bend test. The initial
force of my hand snaps the side bar right next to the power button.
Which seems to be
a theme with bendable phones like iPhone 6, HTC M9, and the Nexus 6P. That power button
is just a weak spot for phones. The phone is still functional at this point though.
There is no catastrophic failure like the 6p. When I bend it back from the other side…
The side bars next to the sim card slot break open.
So yes, this phone does bend. Not to destruction
like the M9 or the 6p… But it is indeed broken. If they could make it a tad bit stronger…
And fix that camera lens…
It would probably be one of my favorite phones right now. Thanks for watching! If you’ve enjoyed this
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