Sony Xperia Z5, Compact and Premium price and release date (update: UK and EU pricing)
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 02, 2015, 2:48 PM
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.
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Hurry Sony! I want the Z5 premium!
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:12 PM 12
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I want the Z5 premium dual!
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:16 PM 11
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Even with S810 ?
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 4:38 PM 1
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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).
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 6:06 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 03, 2015, 12:51 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 03, 2015, 12:54 AM 1
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I wonder, will James Bond use the Premium over the regular Z5?
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:14 PM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:22 PM 23
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Moto x style or xperia z5 premium or blackberry android..... Keeping my note 4 any which way.. Tough choices.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:16 PM 0
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Sony is always expensive. Their TVs are always a couple hundred more than LG with nothing to back it up with.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:22 PM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:30 PM 8
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:41 PM 2
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What ? no " its DOA because its has a S810 8 months after its launch" ..
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:30 PM 1
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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
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:42 PM 0
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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: allegro.pl/listing/user/listing.php?us_id=37386387&order=d&string=przedsprzedaż&search_scope=userItems-37386387&bmatch=engagement-v6-promo-sm-sqm-dyn-v2-cul-1-2-0807
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:54 PM 0
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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
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 1:03 PM 0
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Leaving Samsung after 4 years and my Note 4 Dual Sim for Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual Sim... Simply disappointed this year by Samsung!!
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 1:35 PM 1
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