In Canada, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will cost you $599.99 USD

In Canada, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will cost you $599.99 USD
A Canadian consumer was able to pre-order the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact at Toronto’s Yorkdale mall for a price of $599.99 USD. The fact that the pre-order was accepted means that the Compact version of Sony's latest flagship, will probably launch in Canada not terribly long after the full-sized version of the phone is released in the country on October 31st.

October 31st was believed to also be the launch date for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, but that is no longer the case. The reason for the change isn't known, but it could have been done at the request of the carriers that are offering the phone, or an attempt by Sony to build up enough inventory of the phone before launch.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is unlike most "mini" versions of flagship phones because most of the specs on the device match what is available on the Sony Xperia Z3. The only major differences between the two models are the size of the screen (5.2 inches with resolution of 1080 x 1920 on the Xperia Z3, vs. 4.6 inches with resolution of 720 x 1280 for the Xperia Z3 Compact), battery size (3100mAh powering the Xperia Z3 vs. 2600mAh on the Compact) and RAM (3GB on the Xperia Z3 vs. 2GB on the Xperia Z3 Compact). Of course, the dimensions of both models differ.

But most of the other specs remain the same. Both phones feature a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU under the hood. The two models offer 16GB of native storage, and a 128GB capacity microSD slot. Each have a 20.7MP rear snapper with an aperture of f/2.0, allowing for good pictures to be taken in low-light conditions. And the pair will each come to market with IP 68 certification for protection from dust and water; both have Android 4.4.4 pre-installed.

With the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact priced at $599.99 USD, we should see the Sony Xperia Z3 priced at $699.99 USD. That would match the original launch price for both the Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z2.


source: MobileSyrup

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Going to this up once its available in sonyrewards

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

In our region it only cost $500 including tax. Already pre ordered mine compare to Ip 6 here is %75 higher than z3c.

11. 21babydoll12 unregistered

I'll get my z3c free with sonyrewards program. That's how I got my ps4

14. kiikooo

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Which one? is it the sonyrewards.ca website?

22. 21babydoll12 unregistered

USA website, it will probably show a another month after its initial offering. Then sony USA puts it up. I'm hoping it hits reverse auction

15. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same here, $500, outright with tax in our country. Just waiting for my order to be delivered. Good job on Sony for lowering the price.

21. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Can you two tell me which country are you from ? Because at $500 it is very great.

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Ouch, you may as well buy a quality top-grade flagship device.

3. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Nah, this will be a perfect size for small pocket pants

6. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I think you're wrong this phone is perfect for anyone who does not like to spend his life staring at the phone all day. And when you need it, this phone will be always ready to serve you with the performance that maybe even the top-grade flagship devices can't match. And you can carry this phone almost anywhere without having to use protective cases, whether it going to a formal event or even go on vacation to the rainforest. You will always be good to go, because this phone does not look like a tank and water is an Xperia’s best friend.

12. 21babydoll12 unregistered

720p or 1080p doesn't matter to me as long as I can make phone calls, take some decent street photos and surf the Web I'm all good.

4. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

jesus christ that price.....

23. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

compared to what exactly? Alpha? iPhone 6?

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2586; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's Canadian prices for you. An off contract G3, S5 or M8 runs you $699. Heck, the Galaxy Alpha will run you $699 as well. An iPhone 6 is $749 and a 6 Plus is $859. The Z3 Compact is actually pretty cheap at $599. The only flagship phone at the level is the new Moto X.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The G3 started at 599.99 at Rogers since release.

19. jellmoo

Posts: 2586; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Grabbed the prices from Bell. Rogers pricing is... odd. They still have the S4 and Z1 at $699 for example.

7. Pirry

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

That's 150$ less for the local IP6 pricetag. Way to go sony! I just hope this beast to reach South America

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

price is good, waiting on US release..

16. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If only Xiaomi could release their $400 Mi4 worldwide, there would be more competition against Sammy and other phone giants.

10. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

This and the original moto x with wood back are the two best looking phones ever. IMO, size matters and smaller is better.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Hopefully Sony will be announcing US availability of the Z3C on October 9th. It's a good mix of functionality and form, maybe the best available right now. I was leaning towards the Note 4, but the US models with the Crawlcomm 805 and its mediocre audio quality aren't something I was interested in. The Z3C will be a good phone until Exynos makes it to the US or Crawlcomm gets back to work and puts better audio in their chips.

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh? The Z3 compact uses the crawlcomm 801 which is worst.

17. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

in my country, a brand new shiny Galaxy Note 3 without any nonsense compact crap cost 550 USD. crazy Sony.

20. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why compare Note 3 with Compact? Being compact is not crap. Not all people want a phone with 5" display that's why Sony created the compact series for people who prefer 4" phones with high end specs.

24. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Did you know the small and medium size phones has better sales than any oversized phones? That means most people prefer 4 - 5" than 5.5"+ phones.

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