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.