Oct 13 AT 10:17 AM Sean Riley 3 Comments

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact now available in the U.S., direct from Sony

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Sony has had almost as storied a history of poor U.S. carrier availability with their smartphones as Nokia, so while the Xperia Z3 is actually seeing reasonable carrier pick-up, it’s not shocking that the Z3 Compact was just posted to Sony’s site without any fanfare.

Regardless for Android fans that want a device smaller than 5 inches, the options are dwindling fast, so the positively lilliputian Xperia Z3 Compact coming in at 4.6 inches is bound to be of interest to some U.S. customers. Here are the rest of the specs in case you missed them or tuned them out assuming the Z3 Compact would never come to the U.S.

  • 4.6-inch (1280×720)
  • Snapdragon 801 (2.5 GHz)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera
  • 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and 68)
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Android 4.4

While our exposure to Sony smartphones has been relatively limited in the U.S., we have been praising them for the last few years as we see the latest and greatest that they have on display at CES. The hardware is second to none and Sony’s¬†attention to the camera experience has been stellar. Just don’t unlock the bootloader if camera performance is of the utmost importance to you.

You can buy the Xperia Z3 Compact today in white, black, orange or green off-contract through Sony Mobile for $529.¬†Unfortunately, the shipping date still shows as “unknown,” but we’re looking into that and will update the post when we have a firm answer.

Anyone considering¬†sticking with a “smaller” device and giving the Z3 Compact a try?

Via: Gizmodo

Source: Sony Mobile

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 6 years and covering mobile for the last 7. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • M3rc Nate

    Two questions:

    1) This is the same exact phone as the Z3 (non-compact) except it has a smaller screen and 1GB less of RAM? (Which makes sense, 720P (Z3 Compact) vs 1080P (Z3) means it doesn’t need as much RAM).

    2) You say now available in the U.S. but what carriers does it work on?

    • Sbam

      It’s an unlocked phone you buy from Sony.

  • Joe

    we need more smaller phones. Disappointed the new Moto G was larger. This Sony compact gives me hope.