The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium boasts a crazy 4K display in a smartphone. It’s both amazing and silly. It’s amazing that we have such dense 4K panels these days, but it’s silly to have such a high resolution panel in a phone. However, the Xperia Z5 Premium doesn’t even use a 4K resolution most of the time anyway.
Yes, the 4K display goes mostly unused. The phone only bumps the resolution up to 4K when viewing photos and videos, otherwise it runs 1080p. And considering the strain 4K would put on both the processor and the battery, that’s probably for the best. But 1080p is a little disappointing when many high-end smartphones have a 1440p resolution, though it’s arguable that even 1440p isn’t necessary.
What do you guys think? Did Sony make the right call? Should the Z5 Premium even have a 4K display in the first place?