Sony Xperia Z3+ officially launches in the US priced at $499.99


In many ways, the Sony Xperia Z3+ is one of the oddest smartphone launches of the year. Available as the Sony Xperia Z4 in Japan and as the Sony Xperia Z3+ in other parts of the world, the smartphone is only a minor iteration over the Sony Xperia Z3 from last year. Up until recently, the Xperia Z3+ was only available for purchase in the US through third-party resellers that do not offer US warranty, and if need be mentioned, buying a high-end smartphone without a warranty is a risky decision at best.

Interestingly, with the Sony Xperia Z5 currently available in various parts of the world, Sony decided that it's time to properly release the Xperia Z3+ in the US. Sony's Xperia Z3+ webpage was recently updated to link to B&H Photo Video, a retailer that currently offers the Xperia Z3+ at $499.99 with one year of US warranty. At the moment, the retailer only sells the handset in its two most basic color options, black and white. As an unlocked phone, the handset will work with GSM carriers such as T-Mobile or AT&T, but not CDMA ones such as Verizon or Sprint.

If you need a refresher, the Sony Xperia Z3+ comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display running a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of microSD-expandable storage, a 20.7MP primary camera, and a 5.1MP secondary shooter on the front. For much more details about the handset, make sure to read our full Sony Xperia Z3+ review.


What do you guys make of this? Is $499.99 a good price for the Snapdragon 810-powered Sony Xperia Z3+?

source: B&H via XperiaBlog

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29 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Sony's kinda late. :/

6. Rafishant

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

It is probably the only company in mobile history that released its previous generation after the flagship. LOL! Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact were available on Amazon and eBay a month ago.

16. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Samsung also kind of did it with S3 Neo, S4 Value Edition, S5 Neo etc

19. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This is not a good move for Sony. I wonder who is in charge for Sony north America.

26. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I tried the S5 neo crappy performance ...

25. w793470601

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

I dont think Z5 and Z5C on Amazon and eBay are officially sold from Sony.

27. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Where can I buy the Z5 premium for the US t-mobile or sprint?

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Getting the z3+ is like itself a noob move anyway. Overheats easily with the unfixed v2 ver. Of the 810, thus limits performance and 4K video (up to 5 mins) significantly.

14. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

If you knew what you were talking about you'd know they gave an update months ago that killed the overheating issues. Actually experience a product before talking in the future buddy.

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

People here like judging phones even without experiencing using it even for a second.

23. rkoforever90

Posts: 447; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

z3 + is seling for even cheaper price than z3 in my country , the deal seems enticing

2. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Yeah... A little late now.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Downright late and still expensive!

3. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I don't see how it's "too late" when the Nexus 6P is less than a month old.

5. maherk

Posts: 6884; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

We are talking about the Z3+, not the Z5.

15. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Z5 is already in the market and they just released the Z3+. If your a techie guy, do you want to buy the old phone Z3+ compared to Z5 which is better. Unless if your saving money.

28. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

If you really are a 'techie', you don't buy something based solely on its age. Latest doesn't always mean it's better. Sony is giving you options, they're not forcing you to get the old one anyway.

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

this is one of the reasons why they're failing hard it should've been the Z5 by now, not the z3+

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Downright late and still expensive!

10. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Too late, too expensive, can get it cheaper on eBay.

11. legiloca.v2 unregistered

A 500$ Oven? no thank you

12. DialtoneHumm

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Whoever is running the Sony US market needs to slap themselves in the face with their feet. Give us the new s**t!

13. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Wow... I admired Sony but they are a$$hole with hair.

20. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Really? All you admire is your steroids.

18. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

well Sony Xperia Z5 is basically Xperia Z3+ with additions of heat removing pipes, finger print sensor and improved camera...

21. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Anyone know if they managed to fix the overheating issue with updates? That is the only reason I passed on this phone

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Probably not. They had to add heat pipes and make the Z5 thicker. The Z5 seems to be chopper too so I think they really tamedthe 810 down for the Z5. So considering all the sacrifices they had to make to keep the Z5 from overheating, I doubt they can come out with a software fix for the Z3 +.

24. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Good thing it's waterproof so you can cool it off.

29. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

with the last updates works well, is a great phone... but you could already buy on Amazon

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