Optus gets exclusive on Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Alex Kidman 2 May 2016


Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium finally has a carrier home, with Optus picking it up as an exclusive.

We’re only a month or so away from the availability of Sony’s new X-series phones that we previewed at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but in the meantime Sony has been ploughing along with its Xperia Z5 series phones as its premium offering in this space in Australia.

The Z series as a range is effectively over once the X series replaces it, but nonetheless Sony has today announced that the Xperia Z5 Premium is available via Optus on a range of plans, including with no handset repayment for $80/month over 24 months.

The Z5 Premium is available in Optus stores from today, with online ordering to commence from 6 May. It will cost $20 per month on a $40 plan, $12 per month on a $60 plan and is included at the $80, $100 and $120 contract price tiers over 24 months.

Sony initially only offered the Z5 Premium as an outright purchase option, and we reviewed it late last year when it made its Australian debut. You can read that review for more details.

On an $80/month plan, on the face of it, the Z5 Premium could be a very solid buy; while it’s been somewhat surpassed by handsets such as Samsung’s S7 or LG’s G5, those phones attract a relatively stiff price premium on contract deals.

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