As promised, Sony has finally introduced the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact in the US. Both handsets are available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H and other retailers across the country.
The Sony Xperia Z5 carries a $599 price tag while the Xperia Z5 Compact costs $499 for the unlocked variants of the handsets.
Kunihiko Shiomi, president of Sony Mobile Communications North America, sums it up perfectly when he said: “Building a stable business in the U.S. market continues to be an important area of focus in helping Sony Mobile pursue profit by optimizing business scale. We are excited about the introduction of Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact unlocked in the U.S., particularly as we see a growing trend in the unlocked market.”
The Xperia Z5 comes with top-of-the-line specifications on board, including a 5.2-inch 1080p display as well as 3GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Xperia Z5 Compact boasts a 4.6-inch display with 2GB of RAM on board. The Xperia Z5 comes with a 2,900 mAh battery while its smaller sibling ships with 2,700 mAh battery.
Rest of the specifications are almost the same, there’s 32GB of internal storage, 23MP camera for photos and videos, a Snapdragon 810 processor, a 5.1MP front-facing camera and ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed out of the box. Unfortunately, the US variant don’t offer users with the fingerprint sensor under the home button.
Anyone interested in picking up the Sony Xperia Z5 or the Xperia Z5 Compact?