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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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  • 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.
    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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  • findjeffdavis
    Oops
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  • findjeffdavis
    Strange tactic (introducing antiquated technology under the guise of "new"). Implies current (Z6) model will arrive next year or never. Embarrassed to own a Z3.
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  • ak47jar3d
    Those anybody really care Sony phone here in us. I have never encountered someone using one. 2012 called they want their design back.
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  • Ioan-Paul Pirau
    I own a Z5 compact since November and unfortunately I can't recommend this phone. Camera is OK, feel is sturdy.. a bit on the thick side but I don't mind that. However, even though it has one of the latest SoCs and 2Gb RAM, it is quite slow.. when you boot it up it is very responsive until you use it a bit.. then it gets unbelievably slow for an 8core.. even if you close all programs it stays slow. Camera is slow to start (2-3 seconds?!!?). Fingerprint sensor is very nice but has a high number of misses (sometimes it misses 5 out of 5 tries and you have to use the pin). Also stamina mode is very nice but does not work properly.. I sometimes get notifications while the phone is inactive and after I wake the phone up the phone shows that it has wifi or data connection but it has no internet connection ... and then it has to reconnect in order for your internet to work.. this is very frustrating and makes using the phone not at all what I'd call snappy (or even proper). I'd buy a different phone now if I were to chose again.
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  • FITCamaro
    I have a Z3v. It has a great screen and camera. But I'm never going to buy another Sony phone because over a year later, we still have yet to get an update to 5.0 or later or get an update to enable both data and calls at the same time. I was told these features were coming which is why I didn't just return the phone to begin with. My Note 2 had no issues with data and calls at the same time.
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