Fans of Sony smartphones can now pick them up in the U.S. Both the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact are available today for the first time in the states but do note that they are each missing a key feature.

As for the initial release of the smartphone, the device made its official debut in Taiwan, about four months ago, and then had rolled out in Europe, just two weeks later. The most awaited device in the series, the Xperia Z5 Premium, that has got a 4K display, isn’t coming to the U.S., yet, however, its siblings are now there.

Here is a bit of a specifications overview for the device.



The Sony Xperia Z5 measures 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in) and weighs 154 g.

As for the Compact variant, it measures 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm (5.0 x 2.56 x 0.35 in) and weighs 138 g.


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A 5.2 -inch display is flaunting on the front of the Z5, featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 428ppi pixel density, while a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution (323 ppi pixel density) 4.6-inch one can be found on the Compact. .


The Sony Xperia Z5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 with a Quad-core Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5GHz and a Quad-core Cortex-A57 clocked at 2.0GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Internal storage is expandable up to 200 GB via external SD card.

On the other hand, the Z5 Compact is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 with a Quad-core Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5GHz and a Quad-core Cortex-A57 clocked at 2.0GHz along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The internal memory is expandable up to 200 GB via external SD card.


The Z5 features a 23MP rear and a 5.1MP front camera while the Compact comes with a similar rear and front camera as the Z5; the only difference being in the fact that the Z5 Compact has a greater aperture at f/2.4, as opposed to the f/2.3 aperture in the later device.


The Z5 is backed by a 2,900 mAh battery and the Compact by a 2,700 mAh one.

Pricing and Availability


The larger of the two devices is priced at $599.99 in the U.S. and comes in black, white, gold, or green. The Xperia Z5 Compact is priced at $499.99 and comes in black, white, yellow, or coral.

As aforementioned, a feature that has been omitted from the U.S. release of the phone is the fingerprint sensor. It’s unclear why Sony made this change, but it’s one that’s sure to put a lot of people off. Though, if you are still interested, both handsets are available on Amazon on contract as well as unlocked.