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

Sony smartphone fans can now pick up the Japanese company’s latest Xperia flagships in the United States. Both the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact are available today for the first time, but they’re missing one important feature.

The Xperia Z5 series made its official debut four months ago in Taiwan, then┬árolled out in Europe just two weeks later. The most exciting device in the series — the Xperia Z5 Premium with its 4K display — isn’t coming to the U.S. (yet), but its siblings have arrived.

The Xperia Z5 comes packing a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal┬ástorage, a microSD card slot, and a 2,900mAh battery. It also boasts a highly-rated 23-megapixel rear-facing camera — Sony’s best yet.

The Xperia Z5 Compact is similar in design and specifications, but there are a number of important differences. The biggest is its size — the device has a smaller 4.7-inch 720p display — just 2GB of RAM, and a 2,700mAh battery.

The larger of the two devices is priced at $599.99 in the U.S., and comes in black, white, gold, or green. The Xperia Z5 Compact is priced at $499.99, and comes in black, white, yellow, or coral. But there’s something you should know before you go order yours.

Unlike the original Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact — which have been on sale in other markets for four months — the U.S. models do not include fingerprint scanners. It’s unclear why Sony made this change, but it’s one that’s sure to put a lot of people off.

If you’re still interesting, you can purchase both devices today from


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...