As of now, if I were to choose a smartphone, I’d go for Xperia Z5. I’d have gone for Google Nexus 6P by Huawei, but its screen is a little large for me without any feature for one-handed operation.
Specs wise it’s not the best. But here is a checklist.
- Medium screen size – check (5.2”);
- Good display – check;
- Good performance – check (Snapdragon 810 with 3 GB RAM);
- Acceptable camera quality – check (23 MP rear and 5.1 MP front);
- Stereo speakers – check;
- OTG support – check;
- Dual SIM – check;
- Fingerprint scanner – check (with the Power button on the Right side);
- Waterproof – check (IP68 Certified).
So there it is. It qualifies for these requirements and some more. For example, although the design hasn’t changed much, I still like it. Or the fact that I can connect to TV to project media. And the fast focus of the camera – 0.03 s, as Sony says – is a huge bonus. Click Here for Sony Xperia Z5 Official Page
There are a few things to keep in mind though. Chiefly, mediocre camera performance in low light, the absence of Optical Image Stabilisation and heating problem of Snapdragon 810 processor.
So all my requirements are fulfilled with a few hick-ups. The only actual adjustment would be the lack of OIS. But then again, no smartphone fulfils them all. Not yet.