without 4G LTE connectivity. Yeah, we're sorry too. The phone will hook up to the HSPA+ pipeline belonging to AT&T and T-Mobile. Eventually, T-Mobile is expected to get an exclusive on the LTE enabled version of the phone.
If LTE is a deal breaker for you, you can take advantage of the price cut that Sony has just instituted on the Sony Xperia ZL. Although it does not feature the water and dust proofing, it is the most compact of the 5 inch FHD handsets meaning that the screen covers 75% of the phone's front surface. With a price cut from $759.99 to $629.99, the Sony Xperia ZL is compatible with some North American LTE bands. Right now, the model is available directly from Sony in red only, with both the black and white versions expected later. But online retailer Newegg not only is selling the Sony Xperia ZL for $20 cheaper, it also has all three colors available now.
source: SonyStoreU.S. via XperiaBlog, Engadget