Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (with its near bezel-less display) now available in the US via Amazon

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (with its near bezel-less display) now available in the US via Amazon
Back in August, when Sony announced and launched the Xperia C5 Ultra in Asia, it asked around $420 for it. Now, the smartphone is about $100 cheaper, and, although it hasn't been officially released in the US, you can buy one via Amazon.

Available on Amazon in black or white, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra features US LTE (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile), but does not come with US warranty. If you're buying the handset, which costs $329.99 unlocked, make sure it's the E5506 model, not the E5553, since the latter doesn't have US LTE. The two source links at the end of this article will let you order the E5506.

Sporting a 6-inch, near bezel-less 1080p display, the Xperia C5 Ultra is not water-resistant - which is quite unusual for a Sony smartphone these days. The handset is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, further featuring 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, a 2930 mAh battery, and two 13 MP cameras with flash: one on the rear, and one on the front.

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra runs Android Lollipop, and will be updated to Marshmallow at some point. Are you interested in buying it?


source: Amazon (Xperia C5 Ultra in white, Xperia C5 Ultra in black)

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Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(12.88h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. gaganvic

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

So funny or strange for sony they can make bezeless display for their mid ranger and for their flagship they throw a chunk of bezzel to xperia z5 and its compact version

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Maybe you don't know about between design and hardware. Like battery, it must be smaller while you making a thinner phone.

14. gaganvic

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Lg g4 has same battery and is almost the same size but packing a bigger screen so is moto x play even with its dual front speaker it has better screen to body ratio what sony is doing here is bringing the innovative technology like this awesome feture of bezeless display to midranger but people who paying premium prize for flagship is getting pretty much same design and display as xperia z3

18. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Comma please.

19. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The LG G4 is also fat and curved (applies to Moto X) with a nonsensical rear button because they couldn't fit it anywhere. And with that all said and done, they're lower in specs to what Sony could fit in a similar footprint. Not saying they're both not good phones, but you take some and you lose some. People who are infatuated with bezels, always miss the important details.

24. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I'm sure if Sony make the Z5 series little bit thicker like Moto X Play or even just put 1 speaker on the back like G4 they can reduce the bezels like what they have done with Xperia ZL about 2 years ago. And before you start comparing the Z series with other phones i think you should check the Z series teardown and please tell me if there any wasted spaces.

27. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

you forgot slim on a waterproof body

35. Shamoy

Posts: 112; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

LG G4 is the fattest phone of 2015 9.4mm. This shouldn't even be a comparison.

22. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

I hope the z5+ series have smaller bezels than this

26. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Then it must be waterproof-less, seriously?

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Xperia C5 Ultra is not a water-resistant phone, so it has less bezels. But bezels on the new Z5s are also small.

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's not as if the bezels doesn't have anything beneath them. Haters always see Sony bezels no matter what.

20. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

It was funny during the launch of GS6, those fanatics were embarrassed that the GS6 had larger bezel ratios than the Z3/Z3+ that they quickly moved the goal posts to compare them with the GS6 Edge and other metrics like the curved body and the 'perceived' thickness due to stereo speakers. LOL

16. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Blame the SD810. Sony was doing a great jon recently with slimming down their bezels, and I believe it had a 73%+ of screen to body ratio. Now they need a bigger body to distribute and handle the heat generated by the SD810.

25. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

What Sony have done actually really impresive because they can tame the fiery dragon even with the airthight body of the Z5 series.

3. anita20

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 26, 2015

Great selfie phone

6. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Hey sis. This phone is just bulky and ugly for girls. If you like a selfie phone, I'd recommend you to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or LG G4 which equips with the best selfie camera on the market.

8. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Korea fanboy detected.

21. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Don't blame him, Samsung is worth 40% of his country, without the company he has no job.

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Price difference. 'nuff said

36. Shamoy

Posts: 112; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

How about I be a good big brother by buying her the Xperia Z5 Premium that has a 4K display, better battery life, and camera that are better than the S6 and G4 which deserve to be thrown in the trash because they are no comparison.

30. Duskun

Posts: 41; Member since: May 09, 2015

Agreed

31. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

Yes Sony makes great selfie phones

4. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Well bezels make the device easy to use and protects the display from screen cracks from drops. So i would like to see 65% to 70% for M and Z series. Well it is cheap for the price.even it was expensive i would have spend even 25% for a sony product or iPhone.

5. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

hey PA the battery size is 2930 not 2390....do correct it... and by the i played with this phone in my country and believe me the front camera is simply Awesome..

10. lenis

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 26, 2015

The price doesn't match the CPU. Otherwise, great looking phone.

17. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The Xperia Z3 is pretty much the same price or a little bit cheaper on Amazon. Wouldn't that be a better buy?

23. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Well if you like huge screens and take heaps of selfies, what's wrong with buying something that fits you better?

28. ESilber

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 01, 2015

I LOVE the design. The next flagship should come looking like C5 Ultra

29. Duskun

Posts: 41; Member since: May 09, 2015

Looking as stunning as expected

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