Jun 18 AT 10:25 AM Nick Sarafolean 9 Comments

Sony Xperia Z comes to T-Mobile

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The Sony Zperia Z is Sony’s flagship for 2013, but unfortunately, it hasn’t yet sailed its water-resistant body across the pond to visit a US carrier. That’s changing today. T-Mobile will be the first US carrier to offer the Xperia Z. With the exception of a small T-Mobile logo on the back of the phone, the device is pretty much the same as the international model. That means consumers can still expect to see a 5-inch 1080p display with Mobile Bravia Engine 2, 13MP rear camera with Exmor RS, HDR video and an IP57 rating against water and dust.

The Xperia Z for T-Mobile throws another color option into the mix; there’s a purple Xperia Z in the works. And because it’s nice and new, it does feature support for T-Mobile’s blossoming 4G LTE network as well as the HSPA+ and 3G bands.

The Xperia Z is among the recent high-end phones that feature water-proofing. It’s a nice trend to see, because we’ve all heard horror stories about people dropping their phones in the toilet. As for pricing or a release date, we don’t know anything except that it will be available “in the coming weeks.”

Now that it’s officially available from a US carrier, who’s going to take a look at the Sony Xperia Z?

Via: PhoneDog
Source: T-Mobile

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  • Bradleybones

    Will definitely check it out, but will be looking to you guys to compare it to the HTC One & the Galaxy S4.

  • R.S

    I was interested in the Xperia Z but that was months ago. I think by now, most of the people who thought about buying it have purchased other phones.

    Personally, I’m hoping that the GS4 active comes to T-Mobile.

  • jamal adam

    I think that this is too little to late for Sony, though I like the fact it’s waterproof. It should have been released months ago to all major carriers because exclusivity doesn’t do anyone any good. I mean they should be learning this from HTC, Samsung, and Apple. Right now the HTC One and Galaxy S4 are just better devices in every way.

  • vforvortex

    hope google continues the trend and brings this phone to google play with a google experience. Or better , make it the nexus 5. :D That way it wont be priced at $500+ but rather at nexus prices.

    • Bpear96

      They have to have a close relationship and partnership with the OEM to do both of the things you stated. It is rumored that sony will have a google edition device though, most likely this phone.

  • Christopher Chin

    Can the GS4 Active run on Tmo’s bands?

    • Bpear96

      4G LTE Bands 2, 4, 5 and 17

      4G HSPA+ HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul

      3G – UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz

      So it should work on T-Mobile LTE and Edge network. Should also work on the refarmed 1900 MHz H+ network. But it wont work on the majority of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, so if your area doesnt have LTE, or refarmed H+, you will be stuck on edge.

  • Darren Healy

    Sony are developing a really bad reputation because much of their phones develop serious operational bugs caused by official updates. Their testing prior to release of handsets and firmware upgrades is clearly not up to scratch. I have an XperiaGo and I have had to return it for repair three times due to faults caused by official updates to the firmware. I have heard similar stories about almost all of the xperia range.

    Sonys revenue boost will definitely only be a temporary one. They lack the customer and device service to keep their current customers loyal

  • donger

    Nice, definitely worth checking out.