Friday , August 18 2017

Optus nabs the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium as an exclusive

Xperia Z5 Premium Black
Optus and Sony Mobile have today announced that their ultra-high resolution Xperia Z5 Premium handset will be heading to Optus on contract as an exclusive.

The handset will be available on the $80 Optus My Plan Plus with $0 handset repayments, but it’s also available on a wide range of other plan options as well. At this stage the other plans are not available on the Optus website, but this should be resolved soon.

Although announced in a variety of colours, it’s available only in Black from Optus, but it still looks pretty good.

The Premium version offers all the features of the Xperia Z5, including the 23MP Exmor Camera capable of capturing 4K video, handy with a 5.5″ screen capable of playing back video content at 4K. The Xperia Z5 Premium also comes with a sizeable 3420mAh Battery which supports Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging.

Like the rest of the Xperia Z5 series, the Premium also offers water and dust ingress protection with an IP65/68 rating.

We’ve taken a look at the Xperia Z5 series, including the Compact, Standard and the Premium, in our review released earlier this year. It’s a decent handset, which had some issues thanks to the Snapdragon 810 processor running the show and only 3GB of RAM – but it’s a decidedly sexy looking handset.

Despite the Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out to unlocked handsets purchased at retail last month, the Xperia Z5 Premium through Optus will have to wait until the end of this month.

 

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3 Comments on "Optus nabs the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium as an exclusive"

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Joshua Hill
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Joshua Hill

The Z5 range is about to have its replacement range released and Opus and Sony decide to do this now???

Seems a little late.

Chris
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Couldn’t agree more. It’s weird timing.

Shakeel Ali
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Shakeel Ali

It is
bit late but better late than never for people who don’t want to buy one outright

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