Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact listed as "coming soon" in the US

Sony Mobile’s official US website now allows customers to pre-register for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact - Sony’s newest flagship smartphones. In addition, customers can also pre-register for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. All three new devices are listed as “coming soon.”

While we already knew that the Xperia Z3 would be released by T-Mobile USA sometimes “this fall”, it looks like the handset will also be available unlocked, in all four color versions (white, black, green, and copper gold). The Z3 is thinner than the Xperia Z2, and comes with several improvements, including: a brighter 5.2-inch 1080p display, a faster Snapdragon 801 MSM-8974-AC processor, and a 20.7 MP rear camera with a new 25mm wide-angle Sony G Lens.

As for the Xperia Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact, we don’t know if any US mobile carrier will offer them. In any case, you’ll be able to buy them unlocked.

At the moment, Sony doesn’t provide details on the prices of its new Z3 devices for the US market. But we’ll likely hear more on this soon, so make sure to check back. Meanwhile, check out our Xperia Z3 hands-on, Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on.



1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Wow! Finally Americans will have the taste of that xperia flavor quite early than the previous generations..

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow I hear Verizon is getting the Xperia Z3. Well that looks like the phone I am going to get!!! Super SWEET!!! +1

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lucky bastards, I really wanted that compact....but here in Canada, we have to wait a month or so more, by which time I will have to return to the UK.

31. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Now the competition begins. Looking forward for this where there's a lot of option . Kudos Sony for making it available .

21. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

eat THAT apple!!! hell, apple is probably doin everything they can to pressure carriers to NOT have it on their networks!! secret clandestine corprate dirty tatics are at work if u ask me. the phone is too good for ppl not to know about it

32. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Looking forward to the Z3 Compact and hoping it'll make its way to Verizon as well. I got to see the Z1 Compact in a cell shop with grey market imports and was thoroughly impressed and the Z3 looks like it'll take care of the niggling issues I found with the Z1c.

41. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I wish Verizon would get the Compact too, I've been looking for a phone to upgrade to and 2014's round of flagships are just too big for my hands. The Moto X 2014 was my last hope for a mid-sized flagship, but that fell through, and there haven't been any leaks for a successor to the Droid Mini.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Gimme that orange Z3C. Now!

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sony: pay us

18. bachtiar

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Are you aware about the self cracking screen issue on the previous gens? that's the only thing that holds me back rom getting the Z3. I think this issue should be clearly point out.

26. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No, I had a z2 and it was fabulous with zero issues. Ultimately I traded it because I have issues with keeping any phone for very long but was one of my favorites

34. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I'm using the Xperia ZL and also the Tablet Z and they work just fine with no problems.

39. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I had ZL, Tablet Z, Z1s. No screen cracking.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

want to see a GOLD Z3 on T-mobile.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

u mean copper

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Z3 is great phone.......i can't move my eyes from z3.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Neat, I might pick one up to use as a portable display for my PS4. (Nah, who am I kidding, the only use I'd get out of it would be if I wanted to play Destiny in bed or something...)

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I would love some copper. But it sucks that it's only available on tmobile

12. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Buy unlocked and check bands for LTE

27. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

That's what I did and I'm in the US.

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yeah i know. I did that with my Z1. Just wish SONY have a HUGE IMPACT here in the States instead of the UK

44. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I think it can also hit 4G on att, but I'd rather have it on T-Mobile. Unlimited data.

9. BMmer328i

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Not coming out for att????

10. adream077

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

F*ck 2 weeks already i dont know what should i get... Stuck between Note 4 and xperia Z3, f*ckkkk what should i get?????

13. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

If you want a phablet go for note 4 but if you want speedy/snappy performance, awesome quality music, epic battery life, a great display and camera in a beautiful designed android smartphone Z3/Z3C is the best phone right now.

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Actually audio quality from Sony is poor compared to other flaghships, their superior sound technology is just marketing bulls€it. HTC and Apple are best in this category and Samsung with its Exynos has third place.

23. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Maybe your opinion will change after you listen to music on the Xperia Z2 using Digital Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-NC31EM. In this video you will know what MF from Pocketnow opinion about xperia Z2 and MDR-NC31EM. And now the Z3 series also comes with DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) is a technology that lets you upscale low-res songs to near High-Resolution sound quality. It refines and restores heavily compressed MP3 and AAC files, delivering powerful, full-range audio.

28. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I can attest to the sound with ear buds being really good but the loud speaker was not up to snuff. The z1 was even worse. Let's hope sony gets the z3 right in this area

38. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Yeah there is nothing special about the speakers, but it's still good enough for almost everything and better than one speaker on the back or the bottom side of the phone. And the DNC headset can give you much better sounds experience than the stereo speakers on M8 or any other phones. I think the Z3 speakers will not be on the same level with the M8, because the waterproof membrane will muffle the speakers.

36. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Has Sony demoed DSEE HX yet? Because what its claiming is physically impossible Sony probably are just applying a equalizer to improve the sound

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