Sony has finally started selling the much awaited Xperia Z5 Premium in the United States through the third party retailers like Amazon and Expansys. It is noted that the handset was first launched in the Asia and Europe. But anyway, here it is—the very first smartphone with 4K display.
All Xperia Z5 Premium models are GSM phones. Thus, carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, Red Pocket, Simple Mobile, StraightTalk, MetroPCS and Cricket. Unfortunately for Verizon and Sprint subscribers though; the international version does not support CDMA versions. This also means that the phone will not be shipped with U.S. warranty.
Amazon is selling Sony Xperia Z5 Premium at the starting price of $778 for the base model and the dual-SIM model at $783. Meanwhile, Expansys sell the base for $780 and the dual SIM model at $790.
Other notable features include the Snapdragon 810 Soc with Octacore processor, Adreno 430 GPU and 23MP primary camera. Android Lollipop comes out of the box this time, but the company promises that it will be upgraded into Marshmallow 6.0 soon. Xperia Z5 Premium is also IP68 certified which simply means that it is dust and water resistant over 1.5 meters within half an hour.
- Body : 154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm, 180g
- Display : 5.5” IPS LCD, 2160 x 3840 pixels, 806ppi
- OS : Android Lollipop 5.1.1 (soon to be upgraded to Marshmallow 6.0)
- Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 810, 1.5GHz Quadcore + 2.0GHz Quadcore
- GPU : Adreno 430
- RAM : 3GB
- Storage : 32GB + expansion of up to 200GB via microSD
- Camera : 23MP primary with LED flash, 5.1MP front
- Battery : 3430 mAh, non-removable