The handsets will be sold unlocked starting February 7 via Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. As you'd expect, the Xperia Z5 Compact will be the cheapest among the two devices, being priced at $499.99. The larger Xperia Z5 will cost $100 more: $599.99. It looks like no US carrier is planning to release the smartphones. In any case, they will work on AT&T and T-Mobile (LTE networks included), but not on Verizon and Sprint.
Of course, you can already buy both Xperias in the US (see here and here), but the units that are currently available are international variants, and don't come with US warranty. Thus, if you want any of them, it's better to wait until February 7 to get the US versions.
The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact have many common features, including dust- and water-resistant bodies, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processors, and 23 MP rear cameras with fast auto focus and 4K video recording. The Xperia Z5 offers a 5.2-inch 1080p display and 3 GB of RAM, while the Z5 Compact comes with a 4.6-inch 720p screen and 2 GB of RAM. Battery capacities are also different: 2900 mAh (Z5) vs. 2700 mAh (Z5 Compact). Both smartphones run Android Lollipop, and will soon be updated to Android Marshmallow. For more about the two handsets, check out our Sony Xperia Z5 review, and our Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review.
If you're in the US, do you plan to buy the Xperia Z5 or the Xperia Z5 Compact? Or do you think there are better smartphones out there in their price categories?
source: Sony (Facebook) via The Verge