Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact now available in the U.S. with one major change

Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact now available in the U.S. with one major change
The Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact are both now available in the U.S. The pair come to the states unlocked, but also without the fingerprint sensor that is embedded inside the home button of these units elsewhere. The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are both compatible in the U.S. with T-Mobile and AT&T.

The Sony Xperia Z5 features a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 810 SoC containing an octa-core 2.0GHz CPU, and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. That actually provides 23GB of internal memory to the user. Those requiring additional storage can access the 200GB capacity microSD slot. A 23MP camera adorns the back of the handset, while a 5MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats. The 2900mAh battery provides up to two-days of power, and the phone is IP 65/68 rated for dust and waterproofing. Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact has many of the same specs as its full-sized sibling. Changes include a smaller 4.6-inch screen, with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution, and the inclusion of 2GB of RAM. A 2700mAh battery is inside. The Xperia Z5 Compact measures 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm, and weighs in at 138 grams. That compares to the 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm size of the Xperia Z5. The latter tips the scales at 154 grams.

Another difference between the two is the price. Amazon will sell you the Xperia Z5 for $599.99. The Xperia Z5 Compact will cost you $499.99, and Amazon will ship both for free.

Check out our review of the Sony Xperia Z5 by clicking on this link.
Check out our review of the Sony Xperia Z5 by clicking on this link.


source: Amazon (1), (2) via AndroidCentral

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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)
Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where is that Xperia14 kid who talked about Apple and Samsung are cheap for disabiling the fm transmitter, unlike his generous Sony. I am curious to see how he will defend such a decision.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Sony fanboys are the worst

17. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Most fanboys on this site are as worse as each other, but a few have different traits (eg Apple fansboys' hypocrisy, Nokia fans who point fingers at ms for Nokia's failure, etc). I see a lot of "____ fanboys are the worst" comments when someone criticises a fanboy. Unrelated fact: Linux fanboys are the worst.

26. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

what makes most fanboys soo bad is their inability to accept that all tech companies don't have perfect devices..Xperia fanboys just go livid everytime Sony doesn't win a camera comparison or when people say their battery life isnt the best...perhaps they were the best some time ago but things change...the same for other companies..LG only recently stepped up its camera game and really impressed last year..but God forbid an Xperia fanboy hear that the G4 takes better pictures than the Z5

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nope, all fanboys are equal.

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Removing the fingerprint scanner is a really stupid decision by Sony, as well as releasing it four months late. And I'm not defending Sony regardless of what they do if you had paid more attention. Of course there are things I don't like about Xperia's, but overall they attract me the most. Nothing wrong with that right? Oh, and I'm not a kid btw.

2. BobLawblaw unregistered

This is madness out of Sony. It's like selling a modern car without ABS.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Except it isn't modern anymore. Within a month, Z6 will be released. This is the worst time to buy a Z5, especially at 600$.

13. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I agree. This is the issue with Sony. If the Z6 hits and is in US carrier stores within 2 weeks of the announcement. It would actually do pretty well. I wasn't interested in any SD810 phones last year. But this year is going to be different with the hopefully ice cold 820.

14. minhajmsd

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I thought Sony was switching over to yearly cycle? Nonetheless the timing of its release and the price is ridiculous, I can get a brand new international verison of the Z5 for $520 on eBay or the Z5P for $600.

15. ecologer

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

Z6 will not be released within a month.

30. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Nope. There arenr any rumors pointing to that. Id expect the Z6 in mid 2016, not MWC.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sony does everyrthing to finally drown

6. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Yep there you have it folks $599.99 premium phone launched with outdated OS. ENJOY!

7. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Wish someone would post an article on WHY Sony removed the fingerprint sensor for the American market.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Possible copyright

25. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Because their fingerprint scanner sucks. It doesn't work properly half the time. As far as I know, most people just disable it after a few days.

33. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

All reviews I've seen say otherwise. Troll elsewhere!

35. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have a Z5 Premium and the fingerprint scanner works well unless your fingers or the button get something on them like lotion. Even though it was apparently designed for a 2 step process, wake then scan I can usually do both in one step.

8. TheRealist

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Sony doesnt give the chance for people to save up and buy their phones. Every 6 months a new flagship is released ? Generally ordinary people buy their phones but they expect their slaves to upgrade every time :)

10. asim1999

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Yeah, this is stupid. You can get a Z5 Compact in the UK for the equivalent of $400 which is cheaper than the UK and has a fingerprint scanner. This is saying something considering tech in the UK is usually 20% more expensive than the US

11. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Buy the international unlocked version. Done. Sony will not sell any of these. I may have to consider HTC, LG and Samsung this year due to Sony's madness. - From my Xperia Z3 Compact

12. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

It's almost as if Sony doesn't want to succeed.

16. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I like the quality of their phones but i cant understand such decisions! It took so long to release the phone in the U.S. market and they also removed the finger print scanner?

19. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony like to shoot at their own feet!

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Maybe I'm being unrealistic and unfair, but this thing should had been priced at $299.

21. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

How about a note 5 for $2.99?

22. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Sony's new business model is to try to rip off the ignorant. Its twice the price of the nexus 5x with nothing more to show for it.

23. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Cross over into Canada and go to a Bell store. The Z5 is available at $650 Canadian (roughly $470 US). One unlock code later and you've saved about $100 and have a Z5 with a fingerprint scanner.

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

This the perfect recipe for disaster Sony.. Clap Clap

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