Last week, Sony’s Xperia Z5 and the mini sibling Xperia Z5 Compact were launched in the U.S. But then, the international variants of these handsets have always been available for purchase via e-retailers, without a warranty. Now, all of a sudden, the U.S. variant’s price has been slashed.
Flagship Xperia Z5 has gone through a $60 price cut, whereas the Xperia Z5 Compact’s price has been reduced by $50. The original prices are $599.99 and $499.99, respectively. Interested buyers can now purchase the Z5 for $539, while the Compact model comes for $449.
While Amazon is now offering both the devices with the reduced price tag, Best Buy has discounted the Compact version. Readers can order the devices from the following links: Amazon’s Xperia Z5, Amazon’s Xperia Z5 Compact and Best Buy’s Xperia Z5.
However, it’s worth noting that the U.S. variants of the Sony Xperia Z5 series do not come with fingerprint sensors. Even though, Sony has not commented on this yet, logistics has been rumored as the reason for removing this feature from the Z5, GSM Arena reported.
As for specifications, the Xperia Z5 sports a 5.2-inch display and 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, a Snapdragon 810 chipset powers the device and it comes backed by 3 GB of RAM.
Other configurations include 32 GB of built-in storage space, microSD slot, 23-megapixel main camera, 5.1-megapixel front-facing shooter, 2,900 mAh battery cell and IP 68 rating.
The Xperia Z5 Compact, meanwhile, shares most of the characteristics with the flagship. But then, it features a pocket-friendly 4.6-inch display, bundled with 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution. Other aspects include 2 GB of RAM and 2,700 mAh battery.
Both these devices run Android 5.1 Lollipop, however, they are upgradable to Marshmallow.