Sony Xperia Z5 pre-orders now open

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Latest Sony flagship can now be pre-ordered from major networks and retailers before its official release date in October
Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 compact are currently being taken by major retailers and networks, including Three, O2 and EE. All prices are based on the cheapest monthly cost for each network.

EE is stocking both ‘Graphite Black’ and ‘Gold’ versions of the phone. A £36.99 contract and £119.99 upfront cost comes with 1GB of data, 1000 minutes and unlimited texts. It is also stocking the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. A £36.99 contract and £49.99 upfront cost comes with 1GB of data, 1000 minutes and unlimited texts.

Carphone Warehouse is stocking the Z5 in black, gold, green and an exclusive ‘Ice White’ colour on a £31.99 contract for an upfront cost of £99.99. This comes with 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is available in black, ‘Ice White’ and exclusive coral colours on a £25 contract for an upfront cost of £119. You get 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.

Vodafone, Three, Virgin and O2 are taking pre-orders for the device, but they are still yet to reveal pricing.

Sony Xperia Z5 specs

The Japanese manufacturer unveiled both handsets alongside the Z5 Premium in Berlin at IFA 2015, Europe’s largest electronics trade show.

The Z5 is powered by a 1.5GHz and quad-core 2GHz processors and comes with a 5.2-inch touch screen. It also has a 23 megapixel camera and can autofocus in 0.037 seconds, which Sony claims is the fastest for a smartphone.

There’s also a front-facing 5.1 megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage expandable to 200GB with a microSD card and a 2,930mAh battery, which Sony claims can reach 60 per cent charge in just 30 minutes.

New sound enhancements also reduce ambient noise by up to 98 per cent whenever the user listens to music from the phone via headphones.

The phone also comes with Remote Play10, which allows users to connect the phone to their PlayStation 4 via WiFi and use it as another screen.

The Xperia Z5 has the same features as the regular Z5, but has a smaller 4.6-inch screen, 2GB of RAM and a smaller 2,930mAh battery.

Sony also announced the Xperia Z5 Premium at IFA, which it said is the world’s first 4K resolution smartphone. It uses the same technology in Sony’s latest HD televisions and the manufacturer claims the quality is four times better than full HD. The device can also capture content in 4K.

It has the most of the same features as the Z5, but with a bigger 3,430mAh battery. The Premium is set for a global November release. UK availability is yet to be announced.

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