There's a Sony Xperia XZ3 with 6GB RAM, but you can only have it in Taiwan

There's a Sony Xperia XZ3 with 6GB RAM, but you can only have it in Taiwan
Sony’s third high-end smartphone of the year (fourth, if you also count the smaller Xperia XZ2 Compact) has pretty much the same big problem as the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Premium, not to mention last year’s Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, as well as each and every one of the company’s flagship mobile devices in recent history.

At a recommended price of $900, it’s practically impossible for the Sony Xperia XZ3 to compete against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, LG’s various powerhouses, or a budget-friendly champion like the OnePlus 6 stateside.

Granted, the Note 9, V35 ThinQ, and Apple’s iPhone X can also be considered wildly overpriced, but the thing is the Xperia XZ3 doesn’t even offer the best specs and features available right now.

While the Galaxy Note 9 starts at 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage space, going all the way up to 8 and 512 gigs respectively in its top-of-the-line configuration, only one XZ3 variant was unveiled at IFA Berlin last week with 4 gigs of memory and 64 of local digital hoarding room.

As it turns out, there’s also a 6GB RAM version that wasn’t announced at the European trade show, probably because it will never see daylight on the old continent or in North America. In fact, for the time being, the Sony Xperia XZ3 is only listed as coming soon with the two extra gigs of memory in Taiwan. And even around those parts, the phone will cap off at 64GB internal storage space.

Keep in mind that the Xperia XZ2 Premium costs $100 more than the XZ3 in the US with 6GB RAM, as well as dual rear-facing cameras, a larger battery, and a smaller but higher-resolution screen. Then again, the Xperia XZ3 sports an OLED panel.

Still, it would have been nice to include more RAM (and a second camera, and a bigger battery) in that brand-new $900 US package. Instead, we’re guessing a number of Asian markets will get the multitasking-friendly XZ3 configuration... at a sky-high price.

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Xperia XZ3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)



1. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

The model they sell in Hong Kong comes with 6GB RAM as well.

2. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The "wildly overpriced" XZ3 has the same price with the Galaxy S9 when it was new and has same specs. Stop this "Sony is overpriced" bs already!

6. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

You have to get used to this kind of article. It's always been like this since I came here. I don't know what's the reason behind. It seems that they have a huge grudge against Sony. Hello, Sony marketing group. If anyone of you there, maybe you need to be generous sometimes so that the articles relating to your products will have a fair representation.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Check out how the Pixel 3 XL will not be dubbed "wildly overpriced" despite the fact that it is confirmed to also come with 4GB RAM.

4. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Why these much negativity in Sony's articles i don't understand. Does market share counts? It's the only criteria? Be it Sony or HTC or any struggling mobile brand bash it like no tomorrow. When it comes to Apple its a God send device no matter what. Even Huawei is too good these days right? Oh yes because Huawei is in no 2 position. Bash for it's $900 tag, 4GB ram. Don't criticism only for the sake of it. No best specs? No new features? Single camera? Poor XZ3! phonearena team seeing it as a evil entity. OMG iphone 2018 editions are incoming. Phonearena team are you people suffering from sleepless nights??? Yes because Iphone X is a museum peace. This year Koh-i-Noor Diamond?

5. D34ever

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

And they wonder why their mobile division is losing money. Sony must have hired the marketing people from HTC.

7. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

The XZ3 can do more than the iPhone X with same 64gb storage but not expandable unlike XZ3. It is also priced better than this site's favorite phone. It has better audio codex support, better video HD video support and many more. Now which of these two have better to offer?

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