Many of you were furious after the Demand Great event Sony hosted last week in New York, because the company failed to announce the T-Mobile Xperia Z3 as well as the Xperia Z3 Compact, which seemed to be the more interesting device for you guys. While the Demand Great event did announce the Verizon exclusive Sony Xperia Z3 featuring wireless charging and Remote Play, there was no mention about the Xperia Z3 Compact or a T-Mobile Xperia Z3. Fear no more, because the devices are coming (or are already here) to the U.S.A.
Sony has already put the Xperia Z3 Compact up for sale and many of you will be glad to order the unlocked version of the compact device for $530. Carriers will not be offering the Xperia Z3 Compact for now, but that might change in the future, rumors saying that T-Mobile might be taking up the compact device later this year. The Xperia Z3 Compact sports the same specs the Xperia Z3 does, but they are crammed up into a smaller footprint, which seems to be the most attractive feature of the device.
The Sony Xperia Z3 will be officially launched at T-Mobile on October 29, but customers will be able to pre-order the handset starting October 15 with the added advantage of getting their hands on the handset before the official October 29 national launch date. The Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 compact sport Snapdragon 801 CPUs clocked at 2.5 GHz with Adreno 330 GPUs adjoined. The Xperia Z3 has a 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen with a 1080*1920 resolution, while the Xperia Z3 Compact has a 4.6 inch IPS LCD screen with a 720*1280 resolution. The Xperia Z3 has 3 GB RAM and either 16 or 32 GB storage, while the Z3 Compact has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage available, both endowed with microSD card slots if you want to expand that space.
The camera setup on the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact is identical, with 20.7 MP rear cameras and 2.2 MP front shooters. The Xperia Z3 Compact is a bit lighter, but thicker than its big brother. It also has a smaller battery, measuring 2600 mAH, compared to the 3100 mAH battery on the Z3. The Xperia Z3 has been called the smartphone with the best battery life you can find on the market, being able to last two full days of mixed use, which is no small feat for a phablet-bordering smartphone. Which newly launched Xperia Z3 will you be getting your hands on?