Deal: Amazon is now selling the Sony Xperia Z5 at a $100 discount

Deal: Amazon is now selling the Sony Xperia Z5 at a $100 discount
Now that Sony's new Xperia X line-up is getting ready to hit the consumer market, it's time for the company's current-generation flagship, the Sony Xperia Z5, to be offered at discounted prices. That's exactly why we hardly find it surprising that Amazon is now selling the Sony Xperia Z5 at $499, down from the handset's standard price of $599.

Although the Sony Xperia Z5 was launched back in late 2015 in most countries around the world, the last iteration in the Sony Xperia Z series took its sweet time to land in the US. By February 2016 when Sony launched the Xperia Z5 in the US, the handset had already lost some of its appeal. As such, it was surprising to see Sony pricing the device at $599.99, and perhaps even more surprising to see the handset maintaining its original price so far into 2016. 

At $499.99, the Sony Xperia Z5 is a decent smartphone, although many will still find the price to be a bit on the steep side. The hardware specifications include a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of microSD-expandable internal storage, a 23MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary shooter, and a 2900mAh battery. On the software side, the Sony Xperia Z5 launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board, but the handset has since been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

If this seems like a tempting deal to you, make sure to head on over to our detailed Sony Xperia Z5 review to learn more about the handset's strengths and weaknesses.

What do you guys think, is the Sony Xperia Z5 worth a cent under $500 now that devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the HTC 10 offer much more smartphone at an only slightly higher price?

source: Amazon

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Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

It is $439 on eBay and without extra tax.

2. Flame_Hunter

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Alway Trolling about Sony handsets, just like apple you are also paying for it's name.

3. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

why buy it? international version of galaxy S7 unlocked is under $600.

4. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Sony makes beautiful phones but they are not competitive. Probably will not be around in next year.

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It was the only phone that year with IP68, a very good camera, FM, good battery life, digital noise cancellation etc. True, it didn't have some 'special features', but Sony phones are very good all around phones, and that makes them competitive imo.

11. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

And it had Ps3 and 4 capability. It was an amazing phone! I had the z, z3, z3 compact. At that time, Sony and apple were making phone that didn't have SD slots.. Or IP68. I got the s7 edge only bc it finally got the water resistance and SD slot. But for a brief moment, Sony was doing great!

6. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Deal? LOOOOL This need to come down to around 300$ to be considered, and even then for 100$ + you got S6 which is 2x better.

7. frayo41

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

The fact that you said s6 is 2x better made me LOOOL!

8. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I love my Z5 compact, I can go an entire week between charging! I wish other companies would make smaller flagships, would jump on a Galaxy S7 mini if it existed and kept the flagship specs.

9. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

The S7 with 4.2 inch screen or 4 inch.

10. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

reminder: this Z5 US version doesn't have finger-print scanner

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