Ever since the Sony Xperia Z3 was announced for T-Mobile (and more recently, the Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon), we’ve been looking for any kind of information on US availability of the smaller — but still very capable — Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. So far we have hints that T-Mobile could carry it, but if they don’t, we’re still ready to pull the trigger on Sony’s unlocked model for the US with T-Mobile and AT&T compatible bands (D5803). This is the route we took with the previous Sony Xperia Z2 and it worked out great with a T-Mobile SIM.
If you needed any indication we were getting closer to a launch, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is now showing up on Sony Mobile’s US site, complete with a “Buy Now” button. Unfortunately, hitting the button simply forwards you to a generic landing page on for their eshop and doesn’t actually let you purchase the phone. Of course, a sign up page or pre-order would have been nice, but for now, the unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact remains elusive if you’re looking to buy direct through Sony.
It seems everyone is making a big hoopla over the larger Sony Xperia Z3 these days (and for good reason), but we didn’t want Sony’s full-sized flagship to overshadow its smaller sibling. We’ll keep you posted.