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Sony’s Xperia Z5 series of phones are coming to Australia very soon. We have a launch event next week where we expect to see information on Austrlaian availability for the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, with Sony advising a November rollout for the Xperia Z5 Premium. If you’ve been waiting for this then you may want to let Sony know by registering your interest on their website.

Sony is asking for your name and email address on their website, and they should be in contact with all the information as soon as it’s available.

The Xperia Z5 series are extremely nicely designed and promise 2-day battery life across the range even on their insanely high resolution Xperia Z5 Premium. The camera was recently announced as the best of the bunch by DxOMark with an 87 rating, so it’s definitely a phone to take notice of. If you’re in need a refresher on specs, here’s a comparison table:

Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Premium
Display 4.6″ HD 720p (1280×720)
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality for mobile
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
5.2” FHD 1080p (1920×1080)
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality for mobile
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
5.5” 4K UHD (3840×2160), 806 PPI
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality for mobile
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) 64 bit Octa Core processor
Storage 32GB Onboard storage with up to 200GB microSD Card
Rear Camera 1/2.3” 23 MP Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor
Hybrid Auto Focus 0.03 sec
5 x Clear Image Zoom
Up to 8x Digital Zoom
Wide angle G Lens (24 mm)
Up to ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 VideoSteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
4K video recording
Pulse LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP front camera Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor
Full HD video
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
Wide angle lens (25 mm)
IP Rating IP65/68 IP65/68 with capless microUSB
LTE (4G)/ LTE (s4G) Cat 6
Sensors aGPS
Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
MHL 3.0
Battery 2700mAh Battery with Quick Charge 2.0 2900mAh Battery with Quick Charge 2.0 3430mAh Battery with Quick Charge 2.0
OS Google Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
Dimensions 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm @ 138 grams 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm @ 154 grams 154.4 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm @ 180 grams

If you’re interested, head over to the Sony website to enter your details and we hope to have more information on outright, as well as carrier availability next week.

Source: Sony Australia.
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This chart seems to suggest capless Micro USB only on the premium? Isn’t that across the range?

I’m really on the fence here between Nexus 6P and Z5… if Sony availability is good, I may just go Z5. Yeah the delay in updates sucks a little, but the updates do come. My wife’s 2 year old Z1 has LP 5.1.1.

Damon Lewis

I thought everything but the Compact had the capless.


I’m pretty sure they’re all capless.


How soon did Xperia Z3 get Lollipop
when Google released it on Nexus in Nov 2014?


Cool, just registered. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the green Z5.


No doubt they will all be rip off prices. With the way the aussie dollar is at the moment no new phones coming to Australia will be cheap anymore.

iPhone 6S is crazy expensive
Samsung S6 Range is crazy expensive
Moto X series is crazy expensive for what it is
Google’s new Nexus phones are crazy expensive.


Damon Lewis

A few weeks ago Sony AU had the Compact and regular Z5 on their site for a few days and the prices match what I was told by someone who worked in a Sony store.

Compact – $899
Z5 – $999
Premium = $1199 (Premium wasn’t listed on the site but that’s what I was told in store)


that 4k screen isn’t cheap


I couldn’t believe the price difference compared to online purchase when I bought my Z3c this time last year. Then, when it arrived, I installed the Australian firmware, (very simple to do).

I’d do the same again. It’s been the best droid phone I’ve owned.