Sony starts selling the Xperia Z5 (in the UK)

Sony starts selling the Xperia Z5 (in the UK)
Not long after releasing the Xperia Z5 Compact in Europe, Sony today started selling the larger Xperia Z5, too. However, while the Compact can be bought in several markets, the Z5 is available only in the UK (for now).

Carphone Warehouse is the place where you can currently buy an Xperia Z5 in the UK. The handset can be purchased SIM-free for £549.99 (about €742, or $830), or on contract, starting at £41.99 per month. There are four color options to choose from: black, white, gold, and green.

As you probably know, the Xperia Z5 is the successor to the Z3+ / Z4 from earlier this year. It's got a dust- and water-resitant body, sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Z5 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, also featuring 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2900 mAh battery which, according to Sony, can provide up to 2 days of usage time. One of the highlight features of the Xperia Z5 is its 23 MP rear camera with fast auto focus, SteadyShot image stabilization, and 4K video recording.

It's not yet clear when (or if) the Sony Xperia Z5 will be released in North America, but we're going to let you know when we find out.

source: Carphone Warehouse via XperiaBlog

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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)



1. KushielAOC

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Sony, just shut up and take America's money already. Well, figuratively. You haven't said anything about the US from the start...

14. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

At&t is your only savior when you want to get it thru contract. Other US carriers only know apple and apple.

23. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Sony need the US market to pick up sales. They have the best device of 2015, they should market it hard. I currently have a Z3 so although i really want to get the z5, I'm the kind of guy who likes to change things up so for me it's either the Z5 or the Nexus P6.

24. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i dont know it feels like Sony's been hated on by most of the US carrier since 2010-2011 onyly AT&T agreed to release one or 2 Xperia per year and mostly be limited, unlike the global version, and verizon is even worse. They have the better vesion of the OG phone but then poof! It's not even on sale after like 6 months (im talking about the Z4v)

34. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

I'd better pass on this and get the delicious LG V-10. That one is too good for me and closest to perfect.

2. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Still waiting for more real world battery and performance tests and maybe some drop tests before I decide on buying it.

5. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

The Z5 has the best camera in a smartphone.

17. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

It just might, buuut that isn't what mr. parker is concerned about. Still 3 immediate upvotes. fanboys ಠ_ಠ

26. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

tha't only on DxoMark test. I have personally had a chance to check the Z5 out and its camera was not better then the S6 and the Note 5. Maybe even worse that the G4 But anyway, as a Sony fan I still have to agree that it's way better than the z3 and z4 and it's finally a phone that you'll be able to capture great photos in auto mode

30. sherkhan

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

i dont think so ... in this video Z5 has won most of the test

35. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

for me and my personal taste it's not, sony still have a lot of work to do if they want more people to agree that the Z5 has a great camera Samsung knows exactly how to make the photos look appealing to the average human eye even if sometime they have to sacrifice the natural-looking. On the other hand Sony always try to keep the photos look as natural as possible, but it often looks dull and too cold and less detailed, especially when zooming in (the "clear image zoom" tech is still a gimmick for me as it is not even on par with other's "normal zoom" tech)

11. maherk

Posts: 6918; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Same here, though not much about drop tests. Sony phones have been known for their great body built.

3. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I sure hope it becomes available in North America as I'd like to try one. Whether or not bringing these phones over will help their profits is another question.

4. josephnero

Posts: 781; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

come to daddy

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

cloveuk have £457 with free bluetooth speaker.

7. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

There are two kinds of Droids: cheap crap and overpriced crap. This one belongs to the latter.

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

There's only one kind of apple fan.. Ones that sucks on Tim's unmentionables

20. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Lol Your's comment makes me laugh

25. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013


28. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

A droid is a verizon exclusive android device. If your going to insult a OS atleast know the name of the OS you are insulting.

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Love Sony phones but think they are priced too high. They can't demand that kind of price yet

10. maherk

Posts: 6918; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Compared to flagship prices in Europe, this isn't expensive at all. Loving that Green color btw.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yeah the green looks really good

15. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Why don't more phones come in blue, red, green or similar colors instead of pink? And if they come to US at all they are carrier exclusives.

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I agree.. I have a love for red phones. I'd love to have this phone in red

12. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

dammit come to Indonesia ASAP.

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Price is the major hurdle here. The Z3 retailed in Australia for $799, and if this is going to be around the $1000 mark Sony can get farked...

19. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

beautiful design. I just can't see that price $830 holding up in the US market. I certainly wouldn't spend that much on a handset.

21. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome phone

22. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Hey PA where's DXOmark results about Xperia Z5's camera?

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