Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact finally goes on sale in the U.S.
Sony’s new Xperia Z3 Compact, the pocket-sized flagship that was announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin last month, is finally on sale in the U.S. Customers can buy the device directly from Sony’s online store — so long as they’re willing to buy the device outright for $529.99.
The Xperia Z3 Compact has been available in Europe and other markets for several weeks now, but as if often the case with Sony handsets, those in the U.S. were forced to wait for it. T-Mobile has confirmed it will not offer the device on contract — though it will offer the larger Xperia Z3 — but those who wish to can buy it outright.
The device is priced at $529.99, and it’s available in black, white, orange, and green. If you don’t want or can’t pay the full price upfront, you can take advantage of Sony’s financing service, which allows you to spread out the cost of the handset over 12 months.
It’s not all good news, though. While you can now order the Z3 Compact from Sony, the Japanese company is yet to confirm when it will actually be available. Right now, it’s listed as “backordered,” and there’s no indication when it will be shipping. However, we expect Sony to update this over the coming days.
If you would prefer the larger Xperia Z3, you’ll be able to get it on T-Mobile in the U.S. beginning October 29, with pre-sales starting this Wednesday. Verizon will also be offering its own customized version called the Xperia Z3v, which will also be available this month.