Sony Xperia XZ3 is "not certified" with Verizon (but will work on T-Mobile and AT&T)

Sony Xperia XZ3 is
Sony's newest high-end smartphone, the Xperia XZ3, is among the best handsets announced at IFA 2018 this week. The new device will be available for pre-order in the US starting September 24, and should ship to buyers in October.

Like all Sony phones released in recent years, the Xperia XZ3 will be sold only unlocked stateside. But what carriers will it be compatible with? Most of Sony's latest smartphones work only on GSM/LTE operators like AT&T and T-Mobile, with the exceptions this year being the Xperia XZ2 Compact and Xperia XA2 - both officially certified for use on Verizon Wireless. With that in mind, we asked Sony if the Xperia XZ3 would also be compatible with Verizon. The answer: "The XZ3 is not certified with Verizon at this time."

Sony's answer obviously doesn't exclude a future Verizon certification. However, it's probably safe to assume that, at launch, the Xperia XZ3 will not work on the largest US carrier, instead being compatible only with AT&T and T-Mobile (and perhaps their prepaid brands, too). 

Priced at $899.99, the Xperia XZ3 offers a somewhat fresh design, a 6-inch OLED display with 1440 x 2880 pixels, a Snapdragon 845 processor, an advanced dual camera, and plenty of other high-end features. You can take a closer look at the phone in our Sony Xperia XZ3 hands-on.

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Xperia XZ3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)



1. jonathan3579

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Does it have VoLTE or WiFi Calling for TMobile though? That has been Sony's biggest issue here for me.

2. Rager722 unregistered

Will phones still have to get certified when Verizon drops CDMA and Sprint gets purchased by T-Mobile?

3. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

This looks extremely premium device to me. But as per current launches it misses dual camera and chinless design.

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