People in the US – well, those who can afford a Sony Xperia flagship, that is – have been waiting for a while now for the Sony Xperia Z5 to make it across the Pacific and arrive in North American markets. Sony Xperia flagships have a reputation of being more expensive than most Android smartphones, but Sony accepts that because of the quality and elegant builds their devices tend to have. And for those who can afford it, owning an Xperia device is a joy in itself. That will probably be the case with the Xperia Z5, coming to the US soon.
Sony announced today that the Sony Xperia Z5 will be available in the US starting February 7. The Xperia Z5 will be sold at the premium price of USD$599, while the Z5 Compact will be sold for USD$499. Both variants will be sold unlocked, and will support GSM carriers, such as AT&T and T-Mobile. These phones will be on sale via Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers when they arrive next month.
To refresh your memory, the Xperia Z5 carries with it some rockin’ specs. You get that gorgeous TRILUMINOS display, 5.2 inches at FullHD (1080p) resolution. This is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, supported by 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. A microSD slot will be able to give you up to 200GB worth of expansion if you can find the card for it. Sony has also kept its best camera for itself – the 23MP custom 1/2.3 Exmor RS camera sensor – which is the reason why the Xperia Z5 sits on top of the DxOMark mobile imaging rankings to this day.
Read more about the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact with our hands-on article, and start thinking if it is worth the USD$600 you’ve been saving. The Xperia Z5 is gorgeous, there is no denying that. Let’s see if a lot of people will be convinced to chuck their old phones for this beautiful but expensive new entry to the US smartphone market.