T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 pre-orders now shipping, some already arriving on doorsteps


T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 shipped 1

By now it’s no secret that one of the benefits of pre-ordering a smartphone online is the possibility of receiving said device a few days early of it’s official launch date. T-Mobile knows this and it’s one of the reasons they even mentioned it when pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z3 first went live last week. Sure enough, the phone is now reportedly landing on doorsteps, that’s a full 5 days early of its official October 29th release date for those keeping count. Not. Bad.

Aside from getting a shiny new smartphone before anyone else, pre-orderers also get a free copy of DRIVECLUB for the PS4 (a $60 value). Don’t worry, if you didn’t pre-order yet and still want a free PS4 game, you have until October 28th to git-er-done. Here’s how you do it:

  • Purchase the new Xperia Z3 during the pre-sale period from October 14 to October 28, 2014.
  • When you receive your Xperia Z3, redeem your offer by entering your information and uploading images of your sales receipt and the IMEI number from your Xperia
  • Z3 box. You must redeem your offer by November 14, 2014.
  • Once your information is verified, you’ll be emailed a promo code to claim your digital copy of DRIVECLUBTM no later than November 21, 2014.

If the whole getting a PS4 game isn’t making much sense to you remember — the Sony Xperia Z3 will soon have the ability to stream PS4 games from the console to the smartphone. When paired with Sony’s controller dock, you never have to worry about bathroom breaks interrupting your game time. It’s a beautiful time to be alive. Unfortunately unlike the international model, the T-Mobile variant doesn’t come with headphones. You can pre-order the Sony Xperia Z3 from T-Mobile right here.

Thanks, Jin!


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. UPS says mine gets here Monday.


    (Yes, I’m upset about it).

    1. isn’t the eta early November or something from sony.com?

      1. November 2nd on the site, by my order page doesn’t have a date (still says backordered) and it’s starting to worry me :/

  3. I’m jealous!!!!! C’mon 12/11/14!!!!

  4. mine is out for delivery, but UPS driver seems to be taking his sweet time today

  5. I got mine yesterday and I love it. I also got my free copy of Driveclub today after submitting it yesterday. Talk about fast.

    1. Do you have to have a PS4 to run Driveclub? Is there no Android version?

      1. You have to have a PS4, but you’ll get a code emailed to you so maybe you can try selling the code if you don’t have or plan on getting a PS4.

    2. @disqus_CX9hmIT6hi:disqus What receipt did you use? I didn’t get one because I upgraded from an S4 on the JUMP plan. Did you just send in the EIP?

      1. You should have received an email receipt for your payment confirmation. That is what I used.

  6. I tried picking mines up yesterday from UPS but they wouldn’t let me, I guess I have to wait for delivery tonight.

  7. why is the bootloader locked.. damn tmoblie why????

    1. All phones including Nexus phones come with a locked bootloader. You can unlock it but I advise waiting until a Dev figures out how to back up DRM keys first. Check out XDA.

      1. you don’t know how that works do you? the fastboot feature is removed for tmoblie device so it can put in the unlock key meaning its locked.

        1. Sorry, didn’t know that. Hopefully someone will find an exploit like with the TMO Z1.


    Loving it so far, my only complaint are it’s lack of included headphones! I have several lying around though, so not a problem.

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