Sony Xperia Z3 Compact now being sold in the United States via Sony


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

While carrier availability of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact might not stack up to the flagship bigger brother, you still won’t have much issue getting one if you’re prepared to pay full price. Sony is now selling it in the United States via their own website for $530. That’ll get you the device unlocked for full use on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks.

The Compact line of Sony’s flagship smartphones have turned heads due to breaking away from the “smaller means less powerful” mold other manufacturers have stuck to. Sony’s belief is you shouldn’t have to compromise performance for size, so they threw in a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a nice 4.6-inch 720p display. It also features a 20.7 megapixel rear camera, a 2.2 megapixel front camera and will be coming with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

It’s worth noting that Amazon is actually selling the thing for $10 cheaper, and their listing (being fulfilled by Worldwide Distributors) promises free shipping. Not a bad route to go if you’re not keen on shopping directly with Sony. Let us know if you’ll be picking one up.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. except that the shipping date says unknown on sony’s website


    My only concern is there’s no Band 12 support on this unlocked version, but after T-Mobile just announced pre-orders for the full-sized Z3 (with no word on the Z3 Compact), something tells me they don’t have plans to carry the Compact anyway.

    1. Hey Chris is that the case for the moto x 2014? not having band 12 for tmobile?

        1. uh not good!

    2. Did you get a ship date?

      1. Nope. Says it’s back ordered with no ship date -_-

  3. I found out you get 10% off with .edu email address.

    1. Also, if you don’t have a .edu email address, you can still sign up on Sony’s Student and Faculty Store here: https://store.sony.com/gsi/webstore/WFS/SNYNA-SNYUS-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewPurchasePrograms-ShowRegisterEDU?

      Don’t even have to be a student, just someone purchasing “for a student” (like a girlfriend, kids, or family member) to get the discount. It’s so easy. Instant $50 off.

      1. Even better. Thanks

  4. Also at Amazon, if you use their “Smile” program (free to signup for) they donate a % of the value from your purchases to a charity of choice like the ASPCA. Sony doesn’t do that.

    If I could buy this for VZW… I would. Now. Today.

  5. assuming the warranties are identical, the deal at amazon should be better as some people may not need to pay tax.

    EDIT: just tested with amazon and there’s no tax for CA peeps. if you have Prime, there’s also free one-day shipping option in addition to the usual 2-day speed. Also, if you have a Chase credit card, it’s 5% cashback at amazon.com from October – December 2014.

  6. Verizon will be getting this too, but unfortunately they had to put it in the older Z2 case.

    1. Verizon is getting the full size Z3 with the older case, not the Z3 Compact.

      1. You missed the funny…

  7. I think this would be the phone for me without question if there is ever an option for root without bootloader unlock

  8. That’s a lot of phone for $480 (after discount). Looking forward to the review.

    1. Really good for an unlocked device. Should be an instant buy for those looking for a smaller phone.

  9. Wow Z3 compact backordered… ships 11/3 now

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