Verizon to offer the Sony Xperia Z3v October 23rd for $199.99 on contract

Verizon to offer the Sony Xperia Z3v October 23rd for $199.99 on contract
Okay Verizon subscribers, this is the moment you've waited for ever since it looked like you would have the opportunity to buy the Sony Xperia Z2 on contract. Of course, that never happened, although you did get the opportunity to buy the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. But today, we can tell you that Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon. The device will launch October 23rd and will be priced at $199.99 on contract.

Sony has been relying on T-Mobile to bring its handsets to the states. The Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia Z1s were both offered by the nation's fourth largest carrier. T-Mobile is also expected to offer the Sony Xperia Z3, although no launch date has been announced.

The Sony Xperia Z3v is a model made exclusively for Verizon. It offers a 5.2 inch Triluminos screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 is under the hood with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who need more memory. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 20.7MP (with 4K video recording) and a 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on for as long as three days. With its IP68 certification, the Sony Xperia Z3v offers protection from dust and water. And the phone can connect to a PlayStation 4 Dual-Shock controller to play the console's games.

Even though the Xperia Z3v will have feartures from the Sony Xperia Z3, the phone will have the body from the Sony Xperia Z2. Check out the Sony Xperia Z3v by clicking on the video below.



source: Sony, AndroidPolice via CNET

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46 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

As expected. Glad to see they're finally sing their brands and branching out to Verizon.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Using*

25. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol just wish Verizon would stop slapping on their huge logo's all over the front.

2. Bridgep0rt

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Now only if sprint can get this.... Or better yet, what would it take to unlock for sprint?

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Sprint hasn't offered a Sony handset for about a decade, so don't count on it.

3. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

+1 for including Wireless Charging besides the magnetic connector... also hopefully they keep the 32GB trend I would love to try the Multi Cam feature... it works with my QX-100 :)

4. Feanor

Posts: 1361; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

So the Z3 will have the body of the Z2? What a mess! ( though I do prefer the Z2 design)

6. Feanor

Posts: 1361; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This is why I has the 3200mA battery of the Z2 and not the 3100mA battery of the Z3. I think the Z3v is a Z2 rebranding for the USA. One, two, three... Angry comments...?

17. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

First of all where did you get that the Z3v has the body of the Z2? Also despite the slightly smaller battery the Z3 is currently tops in the battery life department after the z3 compact.

18. Feanor

Posts: 1361; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Check the video and also the Sony Mobile website. The Z3v has the same body with the Z2. It has the flat sides and the same speaker grilles (with the Z2, that is). Actually the flat sides of the frame seem to be inlays, which probably means that it is based on the Z2 but it even doesn't have the aluminium frame.

31. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Actually it's bigger than the z2 so while it shares some of the design elements (of course it does) it's not like the z2 or z3 but somewhere in the middle.

27. Penny

Posts: 1850; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not only is the body closer to the Z2, but the Z3v also actually has the camera of the Z2. When Verizon releases an exclusive version of a global phone, you can usually count on two things being true: their exclusive will get released some time after the global version is released, placing it behind the curve, and their exclusive will get less support in the way of updates than the global version. Verizon seems to value the ability to make your device obsolete as soon as possible.

38. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Preach it! Honestly, this can't be Sony's A-game. They are going to let Verizon ruin what looked to be a great handset, which they might sell in the thousands, and then they will angrily scratch their heads and wonder why the U.S. doesn't like their phones. I'll just wait until Sony has the Z3/Z3c on their website, and grab one then, although I am still a bit miffed they tossed the purple for that brownish copper.

5. torr310

Posts: 1654; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Thank you both for making it happen.... Verizon and SONY.

7. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Agh... Sony just continues to let me down. Carrier exclusivity is exactly what they were doing before, switching carriers doesn't change anything. Such a shame they do this for such a fantastic device...

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Verizon phones are global and are unlocked.

16. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

HA HA HA HA...

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If you sell phones on the side like I do, you'd know my statement is true. Google it. ;)

39. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That is one of the best things about VZW phones. Of course, you are arguing with a lunkhead who probably has owned two phones in 4 years. Still, that plus doesn't outweigh all of the negatives of the Z3v,, at least in my opinion.

42. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Doesn't mean crap when the standard is GSM and Sony is ignoring me (AT&T), and pretty much half of the US with Verizon exclusivity.

43. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

This phone will work fine on AT&T or T-Mobile, and it comes unlocked out of the box.

45. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Yes, the Z3 will, but I'd really rather avoid paying the off-contract price.

37. Tuxedo_SNjr

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 2014

Um, the Xperia Z3v is just a verizon version of the Z2.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Gimme dat Z3 32GB international version pleeeeeeeeease

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

DerekJeter, you got your wish bro.

21. Derekjeter

Posts: 1479; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'm jumping up and down. VERIZON!!!!!! Yeeeeesssss!!!! Yaaaaayyyy!!!!

22. Derekjeter

Posts: 1479; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I just messed my self.

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a rebranded Z2 with slight improvements. It's not a rebranded Z3. Check the images on Sony's website.

32. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No watch the video on Android authority and it looks like it's somewhere in between. It has the up clocked 801 too

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's thr Z2 that was supposed to be released earlier this year but with a higher IP rating and 801 processor. That's it.

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