Sony reveals launch dates and pricing in the U.S. for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Sony reveals launch dates and pricing in the U.S. for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact
Sony announced today that the unlocked Sony Xperia X Compact will be available in the U.S. starting on September 25th, priced at $499.99; the unlocked Sony Xperia XZ will launch in the states on October 2nd, carrying a price tag of $699.99. The phones, which will work with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, will be offered by Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers.

Sony has enhanced the multimedia capabilities of the Xperia XZ. The rear-facing 23MP camera features triple image sensing technology, which combines Laser Autofocus, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and RGBC Infrared sensors. In addition, with the world's first 5-axis video stabilization technology to be found inside a smartphone, you can be a heavy coffee drinker and still take steady 4K videos.

The Xperia XZ also has a stereo dual microphone system with noise cancellation. This results in high quality sound to match the high quality images produced by the handset. The unit carries a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC powers the device, equipped with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (20GB available to the user). A 13MP wide angle selfie snapper is on board, and the whole shebang is powered by a 2900mAh battery. Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

The Xperia X Compact has all the same camera, video and audio features as the Xperia XZ, but in a smaller body. The Gorilla Glass 4 protected 4.6-inch display has a 720 x 1280 resolution. A Snapdragon 650 chipset is under the hood, carrying a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. A 2700mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Both models have an IP68 certification rating for dust and water resistance.


source: Sony

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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)
Xperia X Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.1h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Both models have an IP68 certification rating for dust and water resistance - I believe it's only XZ that have an IP rating

2. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

What's the explanation for no fingerprint scanner?

3. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm glad that it came out fast here for once, but not a fan of the X Compact's price tag.

13. dimas

Posts: 3364; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same here. It's not a flagship compact like the past z series. $450-480 and I will buy this. Even battery test on gsmarena is disappointing compared to z5 and z3 compact. Camera is an improvement though.

5. SyCo87

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

They don't get. They have a hill to climb if they want to catch up to Samsung and iPhone, no presence in the US, and they have to compete against lower-priced phones with the same specs. They should have put it at a lower price-point, even $600 would have been good.

6. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

3gb of ram, 1080p screen, and no fingerprint scanner? For $700? That's insane

9. truthwins unregistered

I only loves companies which are of south korea origin .samsung and lg are best brand out there.

11. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Thanks Sony no love for CDMA ever

16. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Lol X Compact more expensive than 64GB iPhone SE. What a joke. Queue blind rabid fans trying to justify this crap.

19. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, and don't forget the SE's fingerprint scanner comes working right out of the box too.

20. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Wth is Sony doing

21. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

PA didn't mention that XZ has Sd card support but they highlighted the 20GB internal memory. Wtf

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

their pricing is worse than apple... great

23. Kumar123 unregistered

Sony's phone is better than samesung's low quality exploding phones. So I think people should buy Sony's phone over Samesung phones.

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