Sony Xperia XZ3 price and release date: hate the game, not the player

With a few minor hardware upgrades over from the current Z2, but sitting below the XZ2 Premium, it's bit hard to justify Sony's asking XZ3 price. When we look at its display area, though, things are starting to click in this day and age where a sub-$800 flagship is considered a bargain. 

Sony pegs the new 6" panel on the Xperia XZ3 as the first "QHD+ HDR OLED display powered by Bravia image processing technology," and we can't agree more with the company. Sony usually equips its flagships with LCD panels, but this time around it went all-out on a beautiful HDR-certified OLED, with the largest diagonal it's ever attempted on a top-shelf Xperia.

This, however, means that the phone itself is pretty large, as there are no notch shenanigans, and the top and bottom bezels are relatively thick for today's standards, as they house greatly improved S Front Surround sound speakers. 

The rest of the package is pretty high-end, too, so don't hate the player, hate the game that has forced Sony to price the Xperia XZ3 at $899.99 when it gets released on this side of the pond. That day will be October 17 over at Amazon and Best Buy, with pre-orders starting September 24, 2018.  The XZ3 will be available for said hefty price tag with an Xperia Ear Duo freebie thrown in to soothe your purchasing pains.

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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. anandhts4u

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

When the device hits the shelf, people will forget about it altogether..

2. Elvis358

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Well this looks like the best sony phone! That price could be lower tho!

3. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I'll say it again as I said it before no US carrier will get it so I dont care for it . Sure I could buy unlocked but I have Verizon which makes it hard to work with unlocked phones most of them aren't supported .. and if something goes wrong with the phone or a feature wont work they won't help cuz it's an unlocked phone . So I'm forced to buy a phone from them . But then again not only me my friend on at&t also wishes he could get unlocked phones but at&t also makes it hard since they dont allow many important features like VOLTE and wifi calling to work on unlocked phones. From what i seen only tmobile makes it easy to work with unlocked phones.

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Everything what you said is completely bulls**t... It sounds like you don't know the difference between GSM unlocked and universal unlocked. The only one who makes using an unlocked phone difficult is Sprint because one you swap you sim into the phone without calling them, then they instantly lock the sim forcing the user to go get a new one. Why would Verizon or any carrier work on a phone that wasn't bought from them? That's like shopping at Macy's then trying to return it to Best Buy.... It ain't going to happen. It also sound like you and your friend buy cheap budget phones and expect to have the same feature as flagship...

6. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

First of all stfup .I bought the xperia xz2 compact a 600 dollar phone since it was supposedly Verizon certified. At best buy which if you must know it's by no way a cheap budget phone . Once I put in my Verizon sim card I had problems with msgs not sending or receiving. I took it to both best buy and verizon . They said new sim card . They did that and again same problem also data would work half the time then it would suddenly stop working . It had the correct apn settings and still had problems . So my friend tried his At&t sim card everything worked with him except VOLTE everytime he made a call it dropped down to hspa . Kept trying many many different simcards till I gave up . Also look it up online I wasnt the only one having problems with that phone on verizon . I ended up returning it. And btw for your fkin information Iknow perfectly well the difference between cdma/GSM and unlocked phones , I worked at Cingular until it turned to at&t , then i worked at metro pcs . and u say why would Verizon work on a phone that wasnt bought from them? It dont matter if its supposedly Verizon certified like the xperia xz2 compact it should work fine dont matter where u buy only thing is it has lots of problems and Verizon makes it hard to work with it .

4. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wait a few months and price will definitely go down.

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