U.S. Sony Store has Sony Xperia Z for sale

U.S. Sony Store has Sony Xperia Z for sale
Good news for statesiders on this Sunday night. The phone that caught the biggest buzz at CES this year was the Sony Xperia Z. Waterproof and dustproof, the Android flavored flagship model can now be bought in the states online from the Sony Store U.S. website. The price of the phone is $629.99 and the device starts shipping on Tuesday. Did we mention that there is free 2 day shipping?

We're sorry to have to tell you, but this is the variant of the Sony Xperia Z (C6602) without 4G LTE connectivity. Yeah, we're sorry too. The phone will hook up to the HSPA+ pipeline belonging to AT&T and T-Mobile. Eventually, T-Mobile is expected to get an exclusive on the LTE enabled version of the phone.

If LTE is a deal breaker for you, you can take advantage of the price cut that Sony has just instituted on the Sony Xperia ZL. Although it does not feature the water and dust proofing, it is the most compact of the 5 inch FHD handsets meaning that the screen covers 75% of the phone's front surface. With a price cut from $759.99 to $629.99, the Sony Xperia ZL is compatible with some North American LTE bands. Right now, the model is available directly from Sony in red only, with both the black and white versions expected later. But online retailer Newegg not only is selling the Sony Xperia ZL for $20 cheaper, it also has all three colors available now.

source: SonyStoreU.S. via XperiaBlog, Engadget

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22 Comments

1. dflash

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

I have the phone and for me is the best phone right now. I always say first get the phone then comment

2. GeekMovement unregistered

Awesome phones never get CDMA connectivity, always a bummer. :/

20. aldridhl

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

that's why you leave CDMA behind

3. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

finaly but might be too late

11. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

late is never an option to sony!!! hahahaha

12. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Oh god I love this phone AND I HATE THE WORDS "HAHAHA" AND "LOL". sorry the latter part was off topic but I had to say.

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

everyone knows sony is always late, and still they dont extinct that easily. what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, one of sony music best selling song last year :)

4. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Damn that's incredibly stupid. Why would they lock LTE to one courier? Well they are releasing their heavy contender later on this year so I guess they don't much care about sales stateside.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

FInally Sony? You're too slow! But never mind, at least the phone has arrived to the U.S. .

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

yeah, this is the worst part of their strategy. they easily loose their share in US.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, that's why they need to be FAST to catch up with their competitors and their share in the U.S. as well.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, it sure looks like another opportunity lost for Sony. Even AT&T is well along with their LTE implementation. Why Sony chose to save maybe $10 in cost on LTE capability, is beyond me. Too many other good phones sucking the oxygen out of the room for Sony right now.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, I agree. Sony has lost all their energy. If Sony keep on doing like that, I hate to say this, but, Sony is gonna lose the competition, and there's no hope for Sony to win this year.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

sony need hurry to launch in At&t, Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint. or at least at&t and verizon.

8. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

hahahaha poor sony :)

13. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

A single reason why POOR Sony?

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

but not on build quality, tell that to your boss sammy!!!

16. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Honestly I don't see what the problem is. The Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE either. Right now they are the same price, & basically identical (Z & ZL). So just decide if you want LTE (ZL) or water/dust proof with a extra hour of battery life (Z).

18. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

629?, this phone should go for ~500 max. The nexus 4 is 300$.

19. dflash

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

No, take it or leave it

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

WTF SONY I just bought the XPERIA GO. i was waiting for the XPERIA Z too drop down in price. damn it

22. gundamexia450

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Just a beautiful phone that will fall in the hand of mine, but the obstacle of pricing kills me...............

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