Sony Xperia Z5 series of smartphones that include the Z5 Compact and the Z5 have made their way into the United States of America.
The phones, which were unveiled in January this year, bring in some of the best features, specs and capabilities of a current-generation smartphone. The Xperia Z5 model will exchange hands at about $599.99 whereas the Xperia Z5 Compact will trade at $499.99, which is a difference of $100.
The phones on sale are unlocked versions and they can be accessed via usual culprits that include Amazon, B&H as well as Best Buy. It seems Sony is revising its arrangements with carriers where the smartphones are usually sold via local telephone carriers and instead availing them directly via the top retailing giants in the nation.
As mentioned earlier, Sony Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact were announced in January. The official release date of the phones in the U.S. was this past Sunday and as of now, you can get the device from quite a number of retailers. For the Z5 Compact, expect to come across a device with a smaller screen size of 4.6 inches as opposed to the 5.2 inches you get on the larger Xperia Z5. The two also offer different screen resolutions, with the budget Z5 Compact coming in with a 720p resolution as compared to the 1080p you get on the flagship model.
Smartphone battery life has been a big issue in the recent past and it still is. In order to help curb this growing issue, Sony decided to stick a 2,900mAh non removable battery unit in the flagship Xperia Z5 while the Compact Z5 received a slightly smaller 2,700mAh battery unit that is also not removable. As far as the processing power is concerned, both devices come with the latest Snapdragon 820 CPU and a RAM of 2GB for the Z5 Compact and 3GB for the Z5.
With photography becoming a major USP among smartphones, Sony has done marvelously well with the new models, installing 23MP snapper on the rear to ensure the best snaps possible. Well, expect the best out of these cameras especially considering the reputation Sony has in the photography field.
Other goodies to expect when you get any of the two models of Sony Xperia Z5 smartphones is a PlayStation 4 Remote Play that is to be used over a wireless network and has a battery life of up to 2 days. You will also get an offer to download three free movies, among them Hotel Transylvania 2.
As far as the available color choices are concerned, Sony Xperia Z5 comes in gold, white and green whereas the smaller Sony Xperia Z5 Compact has four color variants of white, black, yellow, and coral.