Sony Xperia Z3 Compact officially available in the US (unlocked)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact officially available in the US (unlocked)
Not long ago, we told you that Sony would launch all its new Xperia Z3 devices in the US - not just the 5.2-inch Z3 (which, by the way, will land at T-Mobile on October 29). Well, we're happy to inform you that the Xperia Z3 Compact is now officially available to order via Sony’s US Store.

Since no carrier is offering it at the moment, the Z3 Compact is sold unlocked, for $529.99. Unfortunately, the handset is backordered, but it will most likely start shipping soon. You can get the Z3 Compact in black, white, green, or orange. Mind you, this is a GSM / LTE device, so you’ll be able to use it on AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s networks, but not on Verizon and Sprint.

The Xperia Z3 Compact packs the same processor and cameras as the Z3, but it’s smaller, sporting a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. The smaller display helps it provide great battery life. Just like its bigger brother, the Z3 Compact is dust- and water-resistant, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. You can find out much more about the handset by reading our Xperia Z3 Compact review.

Do you plan to get an Xperia Z3 Compact? Or maybe the larger Xperia Z3? Let us know in the comments!

source: Sony via Xperia Blog

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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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28 Comments

1. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Question: Will it support ALL at&t and t-mobile LTE bands?

2. Azuna

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

"Mind you, this is a GSM / LTE device, so you’ll be able to use it on AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s networks, but not on Verizon and Sprint. " Do u even read the article

3. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Sometimes just because it supports AT&T and T-Mobile networks doesn't mean it supports all the bands used on the networks. Which makes his question valid, well at least for AT&T. Because it will eventually be released via T-Mobile in the short future it should support all of their frequencies. As for AT&T I would assume it supports all of their bands given that they are approving it for sale in the United States.

24. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It appears that the Xperia Z3 Compact model D5803 has all the necessary bands for both AT&T and T-Mobile. The price for the phone is in line with others in its class and if there's no chance of it being made available on Verizon I'll probably pick this one up and get a pre-paid T-Mobile SIM as a backup.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did you read his question? He asked if it supports ALL LTE bands not if it does. Smh.

5. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I apologize I did not

7. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

The Z1 compact ( i read) supports only 1 LTE band for t-mobile and not the other. I just want to be sure before buying this. why take so much effort to write when you could have just shut up?

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

+1 lte supports bands.

23. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Do you even know what gsm means? Just because it will "support" a network, doesn't mean that it will be able to hit 4G or even 3G. Gsm is for phone calls, not data. Who's the smart guy now?

19. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

This particular variant supports LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17 and 20, which should ensure support for AT&T and T-Mobile. xperiablog.net

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Except there is no band 12 for T-Mobile's newest 700Mhz LTE block.

26. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Are there any phones for tmobile that support band 12?

6. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

KUDOS to sony they changed the concept of mini phones

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

$477 with a student discount, for any who qualify. I would grab one, but I just picked up another N5 (Red!) to play with Android L.

9. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

You should fix that: Z3 compact doesn't come with same amount of RAM, it has 1 gb ram less. Z3 with 3gb and Compact with 2gb..

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

zzz Im glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.

18. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

And I must add that the Z3 compact only has 4.6-inch screen and not 4.7-inch screen as stated in the article.

10. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Why is it that this phone can't be used with Verizon??

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Because Verizon sucks...

21. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Because Verizon employs a CDMA network not GSM. When VoLTE is fully up, running, available and when OEMS start producing pure VoLTE handsets then VZW customers will be able to purchase GREAT handsets like this one. I would REALLY like to have this phone, but I will NOT sacrifice my coverage just for a phone. Yours truly, Another disenfranchised VZW customer

28. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Ooooh, did not know that, thanks! I'm soon to move to the US so I didn't really know they still used CDMA D: (getting phone advice from a gundam.)

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I would buy the Google Play Edition in a heartbeat...

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Z3 Compact does NOT have the same amout of RAM as the Z3. Z3 has 3GB, Z3 Compact has 2 GB only

15. RudioX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

still 2x more ram than the iphone 6 and $200 less

16. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Black, white, green, and orange? Looks like black, white, light blue and red to me. The red one looks sweet.

17. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

hey PA, you made a small typo, it has a 4.6" screen not a 4.7" screen, cheers

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I couldn't wait and preordered it. Clove sent me the wrong colour but I a, glad they did. It looks sweet in that colour.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The rumoured Canadian release date was October 31 but that could very well turn into November.

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