Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in India

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in India
Sony's new flagship – the Xperia Z3 – was presented at this year's IFA in Berlin and, even though it doesn't sport an enormous set of upgrades compared to its 6-month old predecessor, its sleek design and impressive battery life still managed to gather enough interest to be considered an anticipated smartphone for 2014. Together with it, Sony announced the Z3 Compact, which is a smaller variant of the flagship that still carries most of its top-notch hardware and, according to our battery test, is currently the king of usage time, when it comes to sub-5” smartphones.

Today, Sony launches the two handsets in India, where the price tag for the flagship Z3 is $849 (₹51,990), and the one for the Compact - $734 (₹44,990). They are listed on Flipkart, though their status is still at "coming soon". Currently, one could find links for the Xperia Z3 in 3 colors – black, white, and copper; and for the Z3 Compact in 4 colors – black, white, orange, and green (links below).

It is yet unknown when the new models will be arriving to the US, though, Sony's US website lists the devices as "coming soon", and the recent price slash of the Xperia Z2 on US soil suggests that its arrival may actually be in the near future, as compared to, you know, Xperia Z1 Compact's "soon".

Flipkart links:

Xperia Z3 – Black | White | Copper
Xperia Z3 Compact – Black | White | Orange | Green


via: The Techolic (1, 2)

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
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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30 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And next week in Finland YAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And Sony is competing with Apple atleast in prices.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

In Finland Z3 Compact is 549 euros, while iPhone 6 16 GB is 698 euros.

28. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

In our country there's an online retailer who sell it for $650 unlocked the z3 it is.

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

And thats "Without" the recognition that apple has.....and thats a bad thing :(

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That's why indians love sony products. They doesn't make you wait longer for their flagships. And also there are no region-wise hardware differences like samsung.

22. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Exactly! agree with you except their price strategy.

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

just too high!!!

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nice !! Now advertise it like the Xperia Z.

4. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

I love Z3 compact.....

5. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Nice one Sony. Hopefully there will be no supply problems.

8. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

good looking for Z3 compact Copper Gold color.

10. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Copper color only for Z3,you mean Red?i like that red on Z3 Compact

21. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

They said before last month that the color is Copper Gold. Whether Copper or Gold is fine for me.

27. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

There's no copper gold for z3c variants. Only in z3.

11. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

how about indonesia?

12. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The price is too high. Samsung s5 and lg's g3 are cheaper and more popular. Sony will continue to lose market share if they price their premium phone so high. Only apple could get away with that.

19. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

they are already

13. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

$734 for a 720p screen?. I don't know if the 20mp camera is worth that high price. But there are a lot better options than this at that price point.

17. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The way I see it, it's not for a 720p screen... It's for a superb performance and record battery life... The camera is very good as well. I think is a high price but when it comes to the US it will certainly be lower.... And what are those other better options by the way?

26. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

It'll probably be lower and still be way too high. The Z3 Compact shouldn't go anywhere near $600. I think $499 would be fair because it's still a powerful phone. Most of the time when Sony releases their new flagship unlocked, it's usually about $800. Which is about $200 too high and more expensive than most other flagships. That is gonna get you NOWHERE really fast.

15. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

price too high

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wow now where are the moto X trolls? If that was expensive, then what is this?

20. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

haha!!!!! yes sony is too expensive they are looking for the profit.. by bieng a apple wanna be

18. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

so not going to sell again

23. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

The launch price is too damn high!!

24. hadi_2012

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Just SOny..

25. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Czech and Slovakia also :D

29. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

And again compact will be flop like its predecessors. Not to mention that ridiculous high price when s5 is available for $565 & M8 dropped to $630.

30. xperiaworld55

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Festival season starts in india,so sony launches these devices too early, s5 lte &g3 has also the same price(approx 50000 rs).so z3 & compact r not too much costly. If any doubts then see flipkart. In my experience sony is much better than Samsung.

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