Sony Xperia Z3 returns to T-Mobile priced more affordably
Earlier this month, we told you how a tweet from T-Mobile had informed us that the carrier was dropping the Sony Xperia Z3 from its line up. At the time, the reason for the move was not made public. The first thing that comes to mind is disappointing sales. Whatever the reason for T-Mobile's decision to pull the Sony Xperia Z3, the mobile operator must have given it a second thought because this morning Sony's current flagship handset returned to T-Mobile's online store.
Not only has the Sony Xperia Z3 risen from the EOL graveyard, it also has been graced with a price cut of 21% The off-contract price of the phone has been slashed from $630 USD to $499.92 USD. If you qualify for an EIP, you can arrange to pay $20.83 a month over 24 months. Sony recently introduced the Sony Xperia Z4, although the variant introduced is a model for consumers in Japan only with different versions of the Xperia Z4 expected to be sold in other regions.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is a T-Mobile exclusive in the U.S. and comes with a 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 424ppi. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU drives the handset with the Adreno 330 GPU handling graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Of that amount, 11.8GB is available to the user. A 20.7MP snapper is on back with a 2.2MP camera on the front, ready to handle your selfie and video chat needs. Power needs are met by the 3100mAh battery found inside the unit.
With T-Mobile playing peek-a-boo with the Xperia Z3 and ultimately cutting the price of the phone, it seems like it won't be too long before the device is permanently retired to that old age home for smartphones. If this is the handset that you've been dreaming about, you might not want to wait terribly long to pull the trigger on your purchase just in case it's too late. We get the distinct impression that the next time the Sony Xperia Z3 disappears from T-Mobile's lineup, it won't be coming back.
source: T-Mobile via AndroidAuthority