Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (international variant) now available in the US

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (international variant) now available in the US
While Sony didn't say anything regarding the release of its Xperia Z5 Premium in the US, the handset can already be bought via two online retailers: Amazon and Expansys. More exactly, it's the international variant of the Z5 Premium that can currently be purchased, which means there's no US warranty included. If that's not a problem, the new smartphone can be yours for as low as $776 at Amazon, or $779.99 at Expansys.

Both the single SIM and dual SIM versions of the Xperia Z5 Premium can be bought from Amazon and Expansys, and both have LTE support - but they'll only work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM carriers (no love for Verizon and Sprint).

Officially announced in September, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the world's first smartphone to sport a display with 2160 x 3840 pixels (4K). However, only media is rendered in 4K, with the screen - a 5.5-inch panel - acting as a 1080p one during normal usage. Other highlight features of the Z5 Premium include a water-resistant body, fingerprint scanner, a 23 MP rear camera with fast auto focus, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3430 mAh battery.

Are you planning to buy a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium?

sources: Amazon, Expansys (Xperia Z5 Premium single SIM, Xperia Z5 Premium dual SIM)

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Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Display 5.5 inches
    3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat



60. Duskun

Posts: 41; Member since: May 09, 2015

Whatever it is, Sony pioneers 4K display resolution. That deserves more respect. I bought Z5 Compact already though haha. I love it

59. knoxred

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

I will wait until the price drops a bit lol

58. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I got mine from expansys. It came in a box with Chinese labeling and the phone was set to Chinese language by default. Once I remembered how to change the language and put in the APN settings for AT&T everything is working. The phone feels very well built and is noticeably faster than my Nexus 6. The screen is fairly bright but viewing angles are just adequate. The 4K screen really shows itself when you zoom way in on a photo or video. It does not get grainy like lesser screens. In just general viewing of photos and videos you probably will not notice anything special. I really love the fingerprint scanner because it is fast and pretty accurate once you get used to it. I do not like the double tray for the SIM and MicroSD card because it is a hassle to take it in and out. I am surprised at the signal reception of this phone. In my office I am lucky to get 2 bars of signal. The Z5 holds onto the signal better than my Nexus 6 and even better than my BlackBerry Passport.

54. gosselin

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Come to T-mobile

52. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I don't think this is worth the price. I bought the Z5 (not premium) from Expansys (only because my brother in law was crazy about the Z3 so to do him a favor I sold it to him, otherwise I was keeping it for another year) but the battery doesn't last nearly as long as the Z3. When I play a game it feels like the battery goes down twice as fast as on the Z3, and it heats up so much that my hands get all sweaty. This is why I was avoiding any phone with the SD 810 until the 820 came out. Looks like I'll sell it next fall to buy an SD 820 phone around black friday time. However, I still prefer this phone over just about any other flagship out now. The best ones also have an 810 anyway, and the Samsungs with their Exynos don't have a memory card slot which is a must for me.

42. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

LoL this such an overprice toy. Apple is the only worthy phone for everyone.

41. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Now available? Clove had it ready to go on the 13th...

34. Omarc07

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i wanted this phone but im sure i wont take advantage of atts hd voice n upcoming band 30 lte so not gonna buy it.

37. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Or wifi calling

33. rockslip unregistered

Does the phone have the processor that overheats? Anyone have the z3+? I like the phones but have read some horror stories about the heat problem. Has this been fixed?

53. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

There are many videos on youtube and reviews on the internet that say the Z5 Premium doesn't overheat in fact, the heat dispensation is even better than the Z5 and Z5 compacthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQYlAX9_bbE

55. gosselin

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I got the Z5 Compact and it doesn't overheat

57. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have the Z5 Premium and I have had it get fairly warn but not hot and no overheat messages. This was during extended (1 Hr. or more) streaming of online video. I have not tried 4K video recording yet but youtube video with latest update showed it recording for 57 minutes before getting too hot.

26. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Now....I see why they are losing so much money, in the mobility dept.

20. haydenb

Posts: 146; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

If it didnt cost so much id consider buying one

17. Calvin35

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Who is going to buy this at that price?

39. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Well, only Sony diehard fans would waste their money on this overpriced toy.

44. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Talk to your beloved samsung phone

46. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sony diehard haters like you see everyone who buys Sony phones as Sony diehard fans

47. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Ok, fair point! I can live with that! Now let's see how much Sony shills and fanboys can help with their sale number. Hopefully it won't post another red ink this time.

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why the hate? Did Sony kill your family or what? Their phones are great, just underappreciated due to people being blinded by galaxies and iphones. PS. Not a Sony fanboy

63. RajRicardo

Posts: 505; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

exactly. Just wait for Sammy to launch a 4k phone next year and these trolls will be drooling all over it.

56. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I did (Chrome version) and I really like the phone. Battery life is similar to Nexus 6, the fingerprint scanner works well, camera is good once you learn the best ways to use it, but, it is running old Android 5.1.1 .

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Not at all worth the asking price for me I the US. I bought the z1, z2 like this but at 780.00 there are better phones to be had and ones that come with a warranty. Sony really needs to work on their process with working with carriers

14. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How's the Priv?

50. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

It went back brother.. Too many hardware issues for the price

51. maherk

Posts: 7113; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Issues like what? I am guessing you went back to the Edge+?

8. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

FINALLY! Let me know when the Sony store carries it.

6. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

No not buying this, but have the Z5. Z3-z3+, and now Z5 with still 3gb Ram. That irritates me alot. It should've had 4gb Ram. I love the design more than my Note5, because it has sharper angular edges, just like the BB passport. And the Note5 has smooth curved.

11. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I do agree. Come to think of it. Are there any phone running an 810 with 4gb ram?

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