The smallest of Sony’s three new flagship smartphones follows in the footsteps of the 5.2-inch Full HD Xperia Z5, going on sale in the US through an unofficial channel. This time, it’s not Expansys that wants to hook you up with an imported Snapdragon 810 handheld, but Amazon, aided by a few third-party sellers.

Needless to point out typical US warranty conditions don’t apply to “international” stock, making the purchase a pretty big risk, not to mention 4G LTE connectivity may get inconsistent, even on technically supported GSM carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile.

But if you’re feeling an itch only a diminutive Android powerhouse with water protection, fingerprint recognition, 2GB RAM, 23 and 5.1MP cameras, and 2,700 mAh battery can scratch, waiting for Sony to officially ship the Xperia Z5 Compact stateside might take an eternity.

The odds of the 720p 4.6-incher ever scoring operator subsidies are almost nonexistent, so perilous as it seems, buying from Amazon is probably better than the alternative. Available in four different paint jobs, the unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 Compact costs between $539 and $548.

The cheapest flavor is coated in classic and classy black, and sold by Mobile Front, while Tek Deals sells and Amazon itself fulfils orders for the priciest coral red variant. Meanwhile, Expansys lists the “graphite” and yellow models at $550 a pop, but “stock is not in local warehouse”, so deliveries could take a while.

And in case you’re made of money, perhaps the (partially) 4K-capable Xperia Z5 Premium will pique your interest, going for a ludicrous $899 on Amazon in “chrome”, black and gold, with “expedited” shipments slated for November 9-18.

Sources: Amazon (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7)
Via: Phone Arena

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