Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The highest resolution on one of the best smartphones around
OS: Android 5.1 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 2160 x 3840 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3,430mAh | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera: 5.1MP
One of the things you need to be OK with if you’re thinking about buying the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: a 4K screen that doesn’t do a huge amount – but does look amazing. The pixels aren’t turned on all the time, so the battery drain isn’t as high as we worried it might be, but there’s not a lot of content to use all that delicious sharpness.
The main reason you’d go for this phone is that it’s a bigger device, with a 5.5-inch screen combined with the strong camera, waterproofed chassis and allows you to hear all your audio in beautiful upscaled sound quality.
Battery life could be better, but it’s no worse than a lot on this list – and Sony certainly has a unique design that plenty like to fondle.
Full review: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Also consider: If you’re not a fan of the size of this phone, the Sony Xperia Z5 ‘normal’ packs the same great camera, waterproofing and Hi-Res Audio as the larger version, but in a more easy-to-handle frame.