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[Deal] Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for $349

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

You can now get Sony’s #XperiaZ5Compact for just $349 courtesy of a new deal over at eBay. The handset comes with hardware identical to that of the full-sized Xperia Z5, but with some crucial omissions. However, for the price tag, the Z5 Compact can take on flagship offerings on its own.

The handset comes with a 4.6-inch 720p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow) and a 2,700 mAh battery. The handset is IP68 certified water and dust resistant as well, so it’s not your average mini-device.

Sony is a company which has redefined the mini phone with its Xperia Z series of handsets. We’ve seen multiple Z series phones over the past couple of years with all of them packing hardware on par with their bigger siblings. In what could possibly be the last Xperia Z series handset, the Z5 Compact has followed in the footsteps of its predecessors.

Get the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for just $349 from eBay!

[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 now selling for $499 ($100 off)

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Sony’s #XperiaZ5 flagship is now selling with a sweet $100 discount in the U.S. The smartphone which usually retails for about $600 is now up for grabs at just $499. It’s not known as to how long the pricing will be valid, so we urge you to proceed with haste before the listing expires. This model comes with American warranty as well, so you’re not settling for an imported item sans warranty support.

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If you need a refresher on the hardware of the Xperia Z5, well, it packs a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable), Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow) and a 2,900 mAh battery under the hood.

One big caveat with the American variant of the Xperia Z5 is that it lacks the fingerprint scanner that Sony originally showed off with the device. We were a bit baffled by the omission really, but that’s the way it goes in this industry.

[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for $386.98

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony’s water-resistant pocket droid, the #XperiaZ5Compact can now be bought for just $386.98 from eBay. The retailer mentions that the smartphone comes with 1-year’s worth of Sony warranty on board, which makes this a pretty attractive proposition for prospective buyers. The Xperia Z5 Compact is only “compact” in name and features almost the same hardware as the Xperia Z5.

The smartphone comes with a 4.6-inch 720p display, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow) and a 2,700 mAh battery.

Since this is a GSM unlocked product and meant for the U.S. markets, it should support 4G LTE on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. However, we suggest you cross check with the seller just to be on the safer side sure.

Interested in snatching up the handset? Head over to the link below for more information.

Get the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for just $386.98 from eBay!

[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 Dual for $489.98

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One of the best devices to come out of Sony’s sheds, the #XperiaZ5 can be yours for just $489.98. This is a sizeable saving on the handset which is otherwise sold for over $550 via most retailers. This is not the imported version, which means you will get Sony’s full 12 months of warranty coverage on the device.

Given that the fingerprint scanner is missing from the American models of the Xperia Z5 series, we’re not sure if this variant will have it on board. But it’s safe to assume that it won’t, so don’t get your hopes up.

The retailer is offering the dual-SIM version of the handset here, which is a real bonus for the customers. The Xperia Z5 Dual comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow) and a 2,900 mAh battery.

Get the Sony Xperia Z5 Dual from eBay for just $489.98!

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus, Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact now getting a minor update

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#Sony is now sending out an update to the Xperia Z3+, the #XperiaZ5 and the Z5 Compact. This is a bit of a surprise given that the Japanese manufacturer has already sent out the Marshmallow update to the smartphones a few months ago.

The update changes the build number to 32.1.A.1.185 and most likely contains a handful of bug fixes for the smartphones. Barring this, there’s not much that we can see here, especially since the Android version is unchanged.

It is likely that this is the April Security Update from Sony, although there’s no confirmation of that as of yet. If you’re noticing any new changes with the aforementioned smartphones post the update, make sure you let us know in the comments section below.

Even though Sony’s smartphones don’t sell as much as Samsung or LG offerings, it’s good to see that they are frequently updated. We hope other manufacturers take some inspiration from Sony.

Are you seeing the update on your Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z5 or the Z5 Compact?

Via: Xperia Blog

[Deal] 32GB Sony Xperia Z5 for $539.00 ($60.99 off)

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Sony’s #XperiaZ5 smartphone is now available for just $539 thanks to a deal over at Amazon. The smartphone comes with a premium hardware specs sheet, which makes this an exciting proposition if you’re looking to invest in a flagship offering.

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The handset also comes with American warranty on board, which quells any fears of after sales support for the customers. Since this is the U.S. version of the smartphone, it doesn’t have Sony’s iconic side facing fingerprint scanner, so customers will have to make do with standard methods of unlocking the device.

The Xperia Z5 here shares the rest of its hardware specs with the global variant of the handset, so there aren’t a lot of changes on board. The Xperia Z5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, a 2,900 mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop with an update to Marshmallow on the horizon.

[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for $399.99 on Amazon

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Xperia Z5 Compact

The #Sony #XperiaZ5Compact is now selling with a $100 discount over at Amazon. This brings the price down to just $399.99 and makes this an incredibly competitive offering. The Xperia Z5 Compact has all the features from the standard Xperia Z5, including the high-end chipset as well as water resistance.

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This deal comes directly from Sony and not a third-party retailer, which makes it likely that other retailers might also offer this discount over the coming days. That being said, it’s just as likely that this is a limited period offering, so make sure you’re quick to act.

The Xperia Z5 Compact comes with a 4.6-inch 720p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable), a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 2,700 mAh battery. The American model of the Xperia Z5 series lack fingerprint scanning, so you will have to make do with the standard unlock methods with the device.

Global models of the Sony Xperia Z5 now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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#Sony has officially started the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update rollout for the #XperiaZ5, #XperiaZ5Compact as well as the #XperiaZ5Premium, a new report mentions. This only pertains to the global models at this point, so the variants that are sold in North America might have to wait a while. But considering that Sony is selling them unlocked and off-contract in the region, we don’t think the wait will be very long.

As for the feature set, Sony will add its personal touch in terms of the user interface and even update some of its features. But the biggest changes come from Marshmallow itself, namely Google Now on Tap and Doze Mode. Although Android 6.0 supports the Adaptive Storage feature, it is said that Sony has left this out from the update.

Adaptive Storage is a Marshmallow specific feature that lets you use the microSD storage and the native device storage as one. This feature also encrypts the microSD card on your device to only work with the source phone. This could be the reasoning behind Sony leaving out this feature. Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are lacking this feature, with both packing Android 6.0 out of the box.

Do you own any of the aforementioned Sony devices? Have you seen the update yet? Make sure you let us know.

Via: Xperia Blog

[Deal] Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 Premium for $609.98

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The #Sony #XperiaZ5Premium smartphone is now up for grabs from eBay for $609.98. The smartphone packs one of the most pixel dense mobile displays that’s out there. Yes, this is that 4K display smartphone that managed to surprise us back in September last year. The smartphone hasn’t been launched in the U.S. officially, so naturally this is an import. But if you’re willing to be one of the first among your peers to catch hold of a 4K display handset, this listing is meant for you.

While the Xperia Z5 Premium boasts of a 5.5 inch 4K or UHD display, it usually runs on 1080p resolution so as to save battery. But when you switch to media content like photos, videos etc, the 4K screen comes to the fore and shows its magic. Of course, there’s no way the human eye can distinguish a 4K display from say a 2K display. So this is more about bragging rights really.

Barring that, the Xperia Z5 Premium comes with an octa core Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 23-megapixel camera on the back, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable), Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 3,430 mAh battery.

Get the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium from eBay for $609.98!

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact now available in the U.S.

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#Sony is officially launching the #XperiaZ5 and the Z5 Compact in the U.S. today, just as we reported a few weeks ago. The smartphone sold in the States lacks the fingerprint scanner though, which is a surprise as this was one of the highlight features of the Z5 lineup when it was revealed in Q3 2015. The two handsets share the rest of the hardware specifications with the international models.

This includes the 23-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera combo as well as the octa core Snapdragon 810 chipset. The smaller Z5 Compact is retailing for $499.99 while the Xperia Z5 is sold for $599.99 from the retailer. The prices are quite reasonable considering the hardware on offer, although the omission of the fingerprint scanner might hold back some fans.

Sony hasn’t tied up with a carrier for the two devices, while the release of the 4K display toting Xperia Z5 Premium hangs in a balance. However, we hope to get more clarity on both aspects over the coming weeks.

Head over to the links below to get the Xperia Z5 as well as the Z5 Compact from Amazon.

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American models of the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact won’t have a fingerprint scanner

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

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#Sony has officially announced the arrival of the #XperiaZ5 and the #XperiaZ5Compact for the U.S. markets. A new revelation, which has been confirmed by multiple sources, tells us that both the handsets will not have a fingerprint scanner on board. This is a big letdown as Sony’s implementation of the fingerprint scanner, especially its positioning, is one of the best we’ve seen on Android smartphones so far.

The company hasn’t mentioned why this omission was made, but we’re very curious to learn about the company’s reasoning. Sony has also removed all mention of the fingerprint scanner from the American Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact product pages, which pretty much confirms this.

The Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact will be launched in the U.S. on the 7th of February for $599.99 and $499.99 respectively. With this new report however, we don’t there will be people lining up to buy the handset, not that there was a high likelihood of that happening anyway.

What do you make of this report? Sound off in the comments below.

Via: The Verge

Sony Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Compact officially launching in the U.S. next month

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#Sony has just announced that the #XperiaZ5 and the Z5 Compact are releasing in the United States starting February 7. The flagship ranged Z5 will be priced at $599.99, while the smaller Z5 Compact will set you back by $499.99 when available. These are unlocked and off contract prices of course, with no talk of carrier involvement at this point.

The two handsets have been available in some parts of the world for quite some time now, so it was about time the device hit the American markets. The Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Compact both come with very impressive hardware on board, which should make them attractive propositions in their respective price segments.

The Sony Xperia Z5 comes with 5.2 inch 1080p display, the octa core Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 2,900 mAh battery.

The Z5 Compact on the other hand packs a smaller 4.6 inch display with a 720p resolution, the same Snapdragon 810 chipset, a 23-megapixel camera on the back, 32GB of expandable storage, 2GB of RAM, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 2,700 mAh battery.

Any takers?

Via: The Verge

Sony releasing a pink version of the Xperia Z5 in January

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Xperia Z5

The #Sony #XperiaZ5 smartphone will be available for purchase in a Pink color variant according to a new revelation made by Taiwanese media. The smartphone will supposedly be an exclusive to a Taiwanese carrier called Chunghwa Telecom, so we might not see it hitting global markets anytime soon.

Sony has issued limited edition models or new color variants of existing flagships before, so this isn’t exactly a surprise to us. The pink model gives the device a different look compared to the standard white, black and gold models that are currently available.

The Sony Xperia Z5 was launched by the company a couple of months ago along with the Xperia Z5 Premium and the Z5 Compact. These devices are already available in most markets but are yet to be sold on a wider scale worldwide. American customers can find the Xperia Z5 range on Amazon, but those are the international models with no warranty on board, so it is a big gamble to buy them.

What do you think about the pink Xperia Z5? Does it strike your fancy?

Source: ePrice – Translated

Via: Xperia Blog

Sony Xperia Z5 could get Android 6.0 in January

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Xperia Z5 Official

The #Sony #XperiaZ5 smartphone was launched very recently by the Japanese manufacturer. A new report now mentions that the device might be already gearing up to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The news come from a renowned source on Twitter, so this could well be legitimate information.

He goes on to mention that the rest of the Xperia lineup will only get the update after the current lot of the Xperia Z5 series devices get them, so the wait might be longer if you own an Xperia Z3+ or the Xperia Z2. However, it’s good to know that Sony might actually have a plan in place to schedule the update accordingly.

For now, we’re treating this as unconfirmed as Sony is yet to make anything official on the matter. But given that the company is actively involved in developing the Android 6.0 ROM, it seems believable that the current lot of Xperia Z5 flagships will get the update sometime in January or February next year.

Source: @Ricciolo1 – Twitter

Via: Phone Arena