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Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact listed as "coming soon" in the US

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Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact listed as "coming soon" in the US

Sony Mobile’s official US website now allows customers to pre-register for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact - Sony’s newest flagship smartphones. In addition, customers can also pre-register for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. All three new devices are listed as “coming soon.”

While we already knew that the Xperia Z3 would be released by T-Mobile USA sometimes “this fall”, it looks like the handset will also be available unlocked, in all four color versions (white, black, green, and copper gold). The Z3 is thinner than the Xperia Z2, and comes with several improvements, including: a brighter 5.2-inch 1080p display, a faster Snapdragon 801 MSM-8974-AC processor, and a 20.7 MP rear camera with a new 25mm wide-angle Sony G Lens.

As for the Xperia Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact, we don’t know if any US mobile carrier will offer them. In any case, you’ll be able to buy them unlocked.

At the moment, Sony doesn’t provide details on the prices of its new Z3 devices for the US market. But we’ll likely hear more on this soon, so make sure to check back. Meanwhile, check out our Xperia Z3 hands-on, Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on.





source: Sony US (Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact)

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posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:51 9

1. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Wow! Finally Americans will have the taste of that xperia flavor quite early than the previous generations..

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:41 4

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4860; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow I hear Verizon is getting the Xperia Z3. Well that looks like the phone I am going to get!!! Super SWEET!!!

+1

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:35 2

20. Finalflash (Posts: 3229; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lucky bastards, I really wanted that compact....but here in Canada, we have to wait a month or so more, by which time I will have to return to the UK.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 19:06 1

31. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Now the competition begins. Looking forward for this where there's a lot of option . Kudos Sony for making it available .

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 16:02 2

21. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


eat THAT apple!!! hell, apple is probably doin everything they can to pressure carriers to NOT have it on their networks!! secret clandestine corprate dirty tatics are at work if u ask me. the phone is too good for ppl not to know about it

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 19:25

32. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Looking forward to the Z3 Compact and hoping it'll make its way to Verizon as well. I got to see the Z1 Compact in a cell shop with grey market imports and was thoroughly impressed and the Z3 looks like it'll take care of the niggling issues I found with the Z1c.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 01:16

41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I wish Verizon would get the Compact too, I've been looking for a phone to upgrade to and 2014's round of flagships are just too big for my hands. The Moto X 2014 was my last hope for a mid-sized flagship, but that fell through, and there haven't been any leaks for a successor to the Droid Mini.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:53 6

2. Wiencon (Posts: 1924; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Gimme that orange Z3C. Now!

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:13 4

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Sony: pay us first......lol

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:18

18. bachtiar (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Are you aware about the self cracking screen issue on the previous gens? that's the only thing that holds me back rom getting the Z3. I think this issue should be clearly point out.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 18:57

26. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


No, I had a z2 and it was fabulous with zero issues. Ultimately I traded it because I have issues with keeping any phone for very long but was one of my favorites

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 19:52

34. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I'm using the Xperia ZL and also the Tablet Z and they work just fine with no problems.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 23:38

39. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


I had ZL, Tablet Z, Z1s. No screen cracking.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:14 2

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2125; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


want to see a GOLD Z3 on T-mobile.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:14 5

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


u mean copper

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:14 7

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Z3 is great phone.......i can't move my eyes from z3.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:42 1

7. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Neat, I might pick one up to use as a portable display for my PS4.

(Nah, who am I kidding, the only use I'd get out of it would be if I wanted to play Destiny in bed or something...)

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:51

8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I would love some copper. But it sucks that it's only available on tmobile

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:21 4

12. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Buy unlocked and check bands for LTE

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 18:58

27. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


That's what I did and I'm in the US.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 20:43 1

35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


yeah i know. I did that with my Z1. Just wish SONY have a HUGE IMPACT here in the States instead of the UK

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 17:06

44. rnagic (Posts: 162; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


I think it can also hit 4G on att, but I'd rather have it on T-Mobile. Unlimited data.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:54

9. BMmer328i (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Not coming out for att????

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:05 2

10. adream077 (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


F*ck 2 weeks already i dont know what should i get...
Stuck between Note 4 and xperia Z3, f*ckkkk what should i get?????

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:36 2

13. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


If you want a phablet go for note 4 but if you want speedy/snappy performance, awesome quality music, epic battery life, a great display and camera in a beautiful designed android smartphone Z3/Z3C is the best phone right now.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:56 1

16. Wiencon (Posts: 1924; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Actually audio quality from Sony is poor compared to other flaghships, their superior sound technology is just marketing bulls€it. HTC and Apple are best in this category and Samsung with its Exynos has third place.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 17:21 2

23. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Maybe your opinion will change after you listen to music on the Xperia Z2 using Digital Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-NC31EM.

In this video you will know what MF from Pocketnow opinion about xperia Z2 and MDR-NC31EM.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dKCgqeVdZ3w

And now the Z3 series also comes with
DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) is a technology that lets you upscale low-res songs to near High-Resolution sound quality. It refines and restores heavily compressed MP3 and AAC files, delivering powerful, full-range audio.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 19:00

28. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I can attest to the sound with ear buds being really good but the loud speaker was not up to snuff. The z1 was even worse. Let's hope sony gets the z3 right in this area

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 23:04 1

38. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Yeah there is nothing special about the speakers, but it's still good enough for almost everything and better than one speaker on the back or the bottom side of the phone.
And the DNC headset can give you much better sounds experience than the stereo speakers on M8 or any other phones.
I think the Z3 speakers will not be on the same level with the M8, because the waterproof membrane will muffle the speakers.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 21:12

36. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Has Sony demoed DSEE HX yet?
Because what its claiming is physically impossible
Sony probably are just applying a equalizer to improve the sound

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