Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will be officially released in the US next month

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will be officially released in the US next month
Sony today announced that it's officially launching the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact in the US.

The handsets will be sold unlocked starting February 7 via Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. As you'd expect, the Xperia Z5 Compact will be the cheapest among the two devices, being priced at $499.99. The larger Xperia Z5 will cost $100 more: $599.99. It looks like no US carrier is planning to release the smartphones. In any case, they will work on AT&T and T-Mobile (LTE networks included), but not on Verizon and Sprint.

Of course, you can already buy both Xperias in the US (see here and here), but the units that are currently available are international variants, and don't come with US warranty. Thus, if you want any of them, it's better to wait until February 7 to get the US versions.

The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact have many common features, including dust- and water-resistant bodies, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processors, and 23 MP rear cameras with fast auto focus and 4K video recording. The Xperia Z5 offers a 5.2-inch 1080p display and 3 GB of RAM, while the Z5 Compact comes with a 4.6-inch 720p screen and 2 GB of RAM. Battery capacities are also different: 2900 mAh (Z5) vs. 2700 mAh (Z5 Compact). Both smartphones run Android Lollipop, and will soon be updated to Android Marshmallow. For more about the two handsets, check out our Sony Xperia Z5 review, and our Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review.

If you're in the US, do you plan to buy the Xperia Z5 or the Xperia Z5 Compact? Or do you think there are better smartphones out there in their price categories?




source: Sony (Facebook) via The Verge

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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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