Sony Xperia Z5, Compact and Premium price and release date (update: UK and EU pricing)

Sony just unveiled its most ambitious smartphone project to date - a complete Xperia Z5 portfolio, which includes a 4.6" Z5 Compact, a 5.2" Z5, and a whopping 5.5" 4K Z5 Premium. The trio is outfitted with a fast Snapdragon 810 chipset and an exclusive 23 MP Exmor RS camera sensor that lets them focus record fast. 

That's not all there is to those puppies, though, as they have an ergonomic fingerprint scanner fitted in the side power key, and are waterproof, not to mention the usual two-day battery life you can expect from most Sony phones now. How much for all that glory?

Well, the prices are yet to be announced, though it's hard to imagine anything much more than the usual $600-$700 range for the Z5, about a Benjamin less for the Z5 Compact, and $700+ for the Z5 Premium. This scheme is confirmed by the Sony UK listing of the trio, which prices the Z5 at £599, the Compact at £549, and the Premium 4K phone at £699 on preorder. There's also tangential evidence about the prices on the continent itself (well, from Ricciolo, who has a pretty track record when it comes to Sony stuff) - €599 for the Compact, €699 for the Z5, and €799 for the Premium. These are the Italian prices, and Italy is one of the most expensive when it comes to flagships, so in other European countries these preorder tags might be about €50 lower, and maybe fall more shortly after the Z5 set hits the shelves, so the pricing is about typical for prime flagships, yet not for every wallet.

Availability is a different story, though, revealed fully when Sony announced that the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will launch globally from October 2015, while the Xperia Z5 Premium can be bought from November 2015 onwards. 

Both the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium will be available in versions with Dual SIM card slots, denoted simply as Z5 Dual and Z5 Premium Dual.

source: Sony, Ricciolo (Twitter)



1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Hurry Sony! I want the Z5 premium!

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I want the Z5 premium dual!

30. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

GOD DAMNIT. I wanted a Z5 compact dual......There is still hope though, the Z3 compact dual did well so they will probably announce that at some point.

36. RaidenPR

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Even with S810 ?

39. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

the 810 can handle android just nice, only nerds who use their phones to constantly run antutu tests will have problems. The 810 might not be qualcomm's most successful processor... yet, it's the best processor available right now after the exynos, so why not. Even downclocked it's faster than the previous generation. And these phones offer much more than just the processor. You're not buying a processor, but a device that must be used every day to handle a great variety of tasks, so judging a phone only by its processor is silly, provided that the processor can run android smoothly (and the 810 can).

44. RajRicardo

Posts: 494; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

dude they recorded 10min+ video on a Z5 without heat issues making the app to shutdown unlike the Z3+ which cant even record over 4min. They tamed the mighty dragon :D Z5 FTW. The best android phone of the year IMHO.

45. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

November ? Thats way too long son. Release them now as Samsung just started note 5 and edge plus and iphone 6s is not available yet. By November, a lot of people will be having either sammy flagships or iphone 6s. By the time z5 premium hits the stores, it will be too late.

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Prices are here already in the Netherlands, 600 for compact, 700 for z5 and 800 for premium (in euros)

3. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

I wonder, will James Bond use the Premium over the regular Z5?

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Probably the Compact. The only bulge in Bond's pants shouldn't come from a huge phone. I am of course referring to his gun, not his penis. Which is to say that I am definitely referring to his penis.

21. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

HAHAHA, Planterz, your nuts.

24. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What about my nuts?

26. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013


4. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Moto x style or xperia z5 premium or blackberry android..... Keeping my note 4 any which way.. Tough choices.

16. mr2trce

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I'm deciding between the Z5 Premium or the blackberry Venus as I love the slider look. Tough as I am trading my awesome Note Edge for it

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Sony is always expensive. Their TVs are always a couple hundred more than LG with nothing to back it up with.

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Back in the '90's, I always bought Sony. My CD dual tape deck boombox lasted 15 years, and my Discman's (Discmen?) had at least twice the battery life of anybody else's, with vastly longer skip protection. That stuff cost more, but in the end, I knew I saved a bundle. Hell, I have a 20 year old tapedeck digital tuner Walkman that still works. OTOH, my Sony Ericsson X10a (AT&T version) was a wretched piece of junk, as well as its warranty replacement.

17. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

The prices are just the same as Samsung's flagship devices. With what they offer, that price is just.

19. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I think it's just right especially in my country. Thankfully Sony doesn't go berserk like Apple and Samsung prices. Here, the S6 32GB costs the same as iPhone 6 16GB at $770 unlocked. The S6 edge 32GB costs the same as iPhone 6+ at $897 unlocked and the Z3 just costs $650.

10. SonyOwner unregistered

The right prices for great devices.

11. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Z5 compact is overpriced tho, fullhd and metal frame would justify the price. Now u can get a way better phone for 100 bucks more, Sony is exploiting people who want compact and high end phones in 1.

13. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

What ? no " its DOA because its has a S810 8 months after its launch" ..

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

180 grams, 5.5" screen way bigger phone than the edge plus, crap CPU and the big one it's not out to November, hahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahah Samsung can easy get a phone out before them with 4k if they like at that size, but I be thinking this will not happen, but they can easy make one over night for the 3rd if needed as they had a demo note 5 with 4k and 4100 battery with a 7422 CPU in testing

22. Artisto

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Official prices in Poland ( ~ 3,73 PLN = 1 USD ): 2599 PLN for Z5 Compact 2999 PLN for Z5 3999 PLN for Z5 Premium (not confirmed yet) source:​&order=d&string=przedsprzedaż&search_scope=userIt​ems-37386387&bmatch=engagement-v6-promo-sm-sqm-dyn​-v2-cul-1-2-0807

34. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

difference between Z5 and Z5 Premium in UK is 100 pounds, in Poland it's over 150 pounds!!!!

23. jgalaxy815

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

youre definitely going to pay an especially high premium price for a phone that has a 4K display, and it's the FIRST one right? That's why it's gonna cost more than Samsung or around the same

27. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, this phones not out to mov, the Samsung phomes will be way down by then it's going to cost way more

25. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

yeah first phone w/4k will cost more than a 2k from other flagships,.

28. NasirMalik

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Leaving Samsung after 4 years and my Note 4 Dual Sim for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual Sim... Simply disappointed this year by Samsung!!

29. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

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