No, you’re not imagining things, there wasn’t an Xperia Z4.
Mere months after the Sony Xperia Z3+ was launched here on shores – which was the Z4 in Japan – we now get the real Sony flagship for 2015, the Xperia Z5.
Confused? Well, the Z5 is the only one you should be concerned with, unless you bought a Z3+, in which case you have our sympathy.
One phone, three sizes
All three come with Snapdragon 810 processors, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 32GB of memory, microSD card slots with support for sizes up to 200GB, 23MP cameras with f/2.0 aperture, and the world’s fastest smartphone hybrid autofocus at 0.03s. Of course, they’re all equipped with Sony’s trademark IP68 water and dust resistance too
What’s the difference between them then? Well, they all essentially sport the same basic hardware, with the main things setting them apart being size, screen, battery, and colour options. Naturally, this corresponds to their individual prices too.
The phones will be available in October, with the only exception being the Z5 Premium that will follow in November this year. The regular Z5 will cost you S$998, with the Z5 Compact coming in at S$828, and the top-of-the-line Z5 Premium going for S$1098.
The Z5 Compact (S$828) has a 4.6in 720p HD display and 2700mAh battery; the Z5 (S$998) a 5.2in 1080p Full HD display and 2900mAh battery; and the Z5 Premium (S$1098) a whopping 5.5in 2160p 4K display and 3430mAh battery. They all promise 2-day battery life, which is great if you ever forget to charge your device every now and then.