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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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36 Comments

37. Rager722 unregistered

TOO FING LATE!

36. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I would not have bought the Z5 Premium without a fingerprint scanner. I would have bought a BlackBerry Priv.

32. sebstin

Posts: 195; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Any idea how many units sold today?. Probably that might give some idea where Sony headed to!!!!!..

31. Furbal unregistered

Sony. You are full of a bunch of idiot managers.

28. sebstin

Posts: 195; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Isnt one plus X better than this at $250?

27. theo14461 unregistered

Why bother with this.

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

This the perfect recipe for disaster Sony.. Clap Clap

23. jellmoo

Posts: 2716; 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.

22. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; 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.

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?

19. ryq24

Posts: 877; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony like to shoot at their own feet!

16. killer7D

Posts: 551; 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?

12. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

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

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

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

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 :)

7. Subie

Posts: 2476; 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: 2476; 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.

6. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Yep there you have it folks $599.99 premium phone launched with outdated OS.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

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Sony does everyrthing to finally drown

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: 987; 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: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

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

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