The Sony Demand Great event of last week announced the Verizon exclusive Sony Xperia Z3, but failed to announce the official launch of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact or a T-Mobile version of the Sony Xperia Z3. While the Demand Great event detailed the new features of the Verizon Xperia Z3, such as Remote Play, Hi-Res audio, 20.7 MP rear shooter and embedded wireless charging, it also reiterated the fact that the Xperia Z3 is a waterproof device and will be available for $200 at Verizon with a two year contract. Many were disappointed that Sony didn’t launch the Xperia Z3 Compact and that T-Mobile wasn’t included in the presentation, but it seems those concerns have been dismissed by the newest Sony announcement.
The Sony Xperia Z3 will be available at T-Mobile starting October 29, with pre-orders made available at midnight on October 15. According to T-Mobile, customers who decide to pre-order the Xperia Z3 will be receiving their devices prior to the national launch on October 29. The Xperia Z3 will be offered for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $26.25 and customers will certainly be delighted that T-Mobile is offering a handset that can handle two days of mixed use on a single charge. The Xperia Z3 is currently the handset with the best battery life on the market, according to various tests and reviews.
As for the Xperia Z3 Compact, you can already buy the handset unlocked from the Sony US online store for $530. You won’t be able to find it at carriers, so you will have to buy the unlocked version for now if you are eager to get your hands on this popular waterproof device. You will be able to choose from orange, green, black and white colors for the Xperia Z3 Compact, but you won’t be able to use it on Verizon and Sprint because it is a GSM/LTE device. The smaller brother of the Xperia Z3 seems to be more popular among US smartphone enthusiasts who have been eager to see the compact handset arriving on US shores.