Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact now available in the USA – here’s where you can buy them

by: Edgar CervantesFebruary 7, 2016
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It sure took a while for the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact to get here, but the wait is finally over. Sony has finally released its latest flagships in the USA and shipments have begun just in time, keeping its promise for a February 7th release date.

Thinking of buying yourself a new smartphone? Both Sony handsets are available from Amazon, so let’s refresh your memories and see if one of these is worth your hard-earned cash.

Sony Xperia Z5

Even if Sony is not doing great, their high-end smartphones rank pretty high in my personal list of favorite handsets. The Sony Xperia Z5 has everything you can ask for from a flagship device.

Packed inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, 23MP/5MP cameras and a 2900 mAh battery. It also features a 5.2-inch 1080p display that keeps things simple and the phone manageable.

It’s a great phone, but don’t let me tell you that. Just go ahead and read our full review to learn all the details!

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Buy the Xperia Z5 (black)
Buy the Xperia Z5 (gold)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Not that the Xperia Z5 is very large, but some people do prefer even smaller phones. Those of you who fall under this category can grab the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.

The screen measures in at 4.6 inches. But the best part about this phone is that though it’s small, Sony didn’t have to sacrifice too much. It still rocks a Snapdragon 810 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 23MP/5MP cameras and a 2700 mAh battery.

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Buy the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (black)
Buy the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (coral)

Are you buying?

So, how many of you are actually planning to buy one of these? The Sony Xperia Z5 goes for $599.99, while the compact version costs $100 less. They are both now available in black, but a gold Z5 and coral Z5 Compact will be available in 2-5 weeks (I guess we get no pink version!).

This is an important move for Sony. Some may say it’s too little too late; others will think it’s better late than never. What do you think?

 

  • DiamondRyce

    Way too late. Should differently dropped the price to like 399 and 499 I think if they waited this long to release. Not to mention theres no fingerprint scanner either.

    Then again this is something I am not looking for as it way out of my budget. For others, with the G5,S7,M10 coming at the end of this month, might as well put the budget to those flagships as well.

    • balcobomber25

      Or just save yourself $300 and get a Xiaomi Mi5!

      • moew

        Or just buy the international Z5 and be amazed at the quality and it never misses a beat. Now that ram stuttering sammy, really… people actually accept that?

        • balcobomber25

          Sammy’s have some of the best hardware but Touchwhiz is an absolute train wreck of a UI.

          • moew

            IT’s truly a shame when their software kills the phone and experience. Not that there is much to really brag about in their slab of a phone.

          • DiamondRyce

            Exactly. The TouchWiz UI and ram management is horrible. I am using an Note 4 since my dad switched to the LG V10. He is much happier and the battery actually lasts him the entire day. Really considering selling this on Swappa after I get my Nexus from Amazon.

          • moew

            That is one tank of a phone, the V10 weighs more than the big apple phone. Swappa is good, I’ve sold and bought there with no issues at all.

          • DiamondRyce

            Yup been selling since last December. Swappa is an awesome site.

        • musique

          Very tempted! Do you have the dual sim version? Which model# do you recommend? Thanks

          • moew

            single sim, works great!

  • Because the US needs a phone with the Snapdragon 810 in 2016.

    • Roberto Tomás

      yeah, why did it take a full year to come to the US market anyway?

      • Sony has never really thought logically when it comes to its mobile division.

        • balcobomber25

          It’s ashame too because they have some of the best looking phones on the market, they are always just incredibly overpriced or late to the party.

          • Best what? Looking? No ways!

          • balcobomber25

            The Xperia phones are incredibly good looking IMO.

          • moew

            Yes they are, posting from my awesome Z5.

      • moew

        It took a few months, not a year. Get your facts straight.

      • Kody

        It was announced in September of 2015.

        • Roberto Tomás

          what was it IFA not MWC? meh, I forgot.

          • Kody

            Yeah, remember Sony’s thing was a new flagship every 6 months. Lol.

  • balcobomber25

    $600 for a phone with last years specs? And Sony wonders why it has struggled so much in the smartphone market…..

    • RiTCHiE

      Sony just dont care bout usa due to them samsung and iphone sheeps

      • moew

        sheeps you say? Nom Nom Nom

        • RiTCHiE

          Ya they are commercially controlled personalities

          • moew

            I’m hungry already, all this sheep talk! BBQ it up!!!

  • Willie Peck

    The price is a bit steep for me. If they actually cared about the USA and marketed this when it was released I could see the price better and people would probably buy their phones because they’re better than the iPhone and Galaxy

  • Brandon Cruz

    Don’t forget that the versions sold in the US lose the fingerprint scanner. Maybe some don’t find it useful, it’s still disappointing that the device is losing this when it’s available in international models.

  • FlipJumpman

    Dumbed down Z5 for the US… Why Sony!?