Sony’s Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact Come To U.S. (Updated)

Sony first revealed its Xperia Z5 flagship smartphone last September, along with the Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. The phones have been on the market for quite some time, with the exception of the United States. Now, Sony wants to rectify that issue next month when the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact arrive on Feb. 7.

For the most part, both devices have the same features such as the 23 MP rear camera (which Sony bragged has the fastest autofocus at 0.03 seconds), 5 MP front camera, 32 GB of flash memory and a microSD expansion slot for up to 200 GB of storage.

However, there are a few major differences between the two phones. The Xperia Z5 sports a 5.2-inch screen with a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3 GB of RAM, while the Xperia Z5 Compact has a slightly smaller screen at 4.6 inches with a 1280 x 720 resolution and 2 GB of RAM.

On launch day, both phones are unlocked, and they will support GSM networks. You can grab the Xperia Z5 in graphite black, white, gold or green. For the Xperia Z5 Compact, it comes in graphite black, white, yellow and coral.

The smaller smartphone will cost $499.99, and its bigger brother will be $100 more at $599.99.

Update, 2/8/2016, 1:34 p.m. PST: Both smartphones are now available for purchase.

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  • gygra
    What about the Xperia Z5 Premium?
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  • Marzipan
    I just got a brand new Z1 Compact ( or a not-used one, anyway), and I won't trust this line again. The camera Sucks! And no, its not lightbleed. Consensus says its the camera software/optimization, but 20+mp or not, the camera blows. My nexus 5 has clearer pics at 8mp. If this camera is similar to the previous models, and the previous models are similar to the Z1, as I read in reviews before I ordered the Z1, then trust me you don't want it.
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  • Anonymous
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    I just got a brand new Z1 Compact ( or a not-used one, anyway), and I won't trust this line again. The camera Sucks! And no, its not lightbleed. Consensus says its the camera software/optimization, but 20+mp or not, the camera blows. My nexus 5 has clearer pics at 8mp. If this camera is similar to the previous models, and the previous models are similar to the Z1, as I read in reviews before I ordered the Z1, then trust me you don't want it.

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    I just got a brand new Z1 Compact ( or a not-used one, anyway), and I won't trust this line again. The camera Sucks! And no, its not lightbleed. Consensus says its the camera software/optimization, but 20+mp or not, the camera blows. My nexus 5 has clearer pics at 8mp. If this camera is similar to the previous models, and the previous models are similar to the Z1, as I read in reviews before I ordered the Z1, then trust me you don't want it.


    Wow, that's like saying the Galaxy S6 is crappy because you tried the Galaxy S4, well done.
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