Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact now in stock in the US, Z3 Compact backordered

Sony today informed us that its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (the world’s thinnest and lightest 8-inch slate) is available to buy in the US - a bit later than expected. Only the 32 GB Wi-Fi model can be bought right now, costing $499.99. A Z3 Tablet Compact with LTE connectivity will likely be released soon as well, obviously being slightly more expensive (though we don’t know exactly how much it’s going to cost). 

As you may know, the Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone was also supposed to be released in the US at about this time. Unfortunately, the handset is currently backordered, and Sony says that it can’t ship it before November 17. The Z3 Compact costs $529.99 unlocked, and is offered in the following color variants: white, black, green, and orange.

Both the Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact can be ordered from Sony US at the source links below. As of late October, US customers can also buy the Xperia Z3, but this is sold only via T-Mobile. All three new Xperia Z3 devices currently run Android KitKat, and will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting early 2015.

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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)
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not worth $499 at all. This is why Sony is failing.

3. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same with iPad, not worth the rip off pricing.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Same with nexus 9

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

In a way all goods are "rip off" since OEMs/businesses selling them with a 100-300% mark up Except maybe the OnePlus One and some of the other Chinese OEMs

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Worth & value are completely subjective things, Smurf, but I will agree with you on this one. You can't price an 8" tablet at the same price as competing full-size tabs & expect to move big numbers. Most competing 8" tabs are $399 or less. That's where this should be priced.

9. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I don't like Sony for making it's devices cheaper in Asia than any other country.

2. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Im getting one looks pretty sweet!

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Had to read the title multiple time to understand what was being said...

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I was all ready to buy a Z3 Compact, but Sony decided to kill the camera quality if you unlock the bootloader. So I will be choosing something else.

10. bmgubela

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Sony is the best,I want it.

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