Sony Xperia Z5 Premium goes official with Canada’s Bell, undercutting the compeition

Following on the heels of an official Xperia Z5 Premium in the States, Sony is wasted no time ensuring that its super-charged phablet is also available in neighboring Canada.

Sold through Bell, the Z5 Premium is up for grabs at $299.99 with a 2-year commitment, or “just”
$749.99 if bought without a term. We say “just” because Sony has actually managed to undercut the competition significantly, with rival Samsung’s and Apple’s competing Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus fetching as much as $849.99 and $1054.99, respectively. The advantage is a little less clear-cut when it comes to pricing with a contract, as while Bell asks the whopping $528.99 for the 6s Plus, Samsung’s phablet is given out for the equivalent (to Sony’s Z5 Premium) $299.99 with a 2-year term.
For those of you who’ve missed out on the Xperia Z5 Premium, it’s basically an enlarged, even more decked-out version of the Xperia Z5, sporting a 5.5-inch screen with a ridiculous resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels (or 4K UHD). That said, the majority of time the Z5 Premium spends scaling down the image to 1080p, and only goes up within specific apps — like the gallery or video player. Still, even if those are two apps that you spend a ton of time perusing, it’ll be nigh impossible to notice the difference between 4K UHD and Quad HD (1440 x 2560) on such a small scale.


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