Today, Sony has offically unveiled their Xperia Z3 smartphone to the world. The natural iteration in their flagship lineup, the Xperia Z3 has at least one unique thing going for it. Sony will be bringing their handset to T-Mobile, which is something they’ve been doing for some time. We’re used to that, but with the Xperia Z3, Sony has figured out carriers a bit better, and will truck a variant over to Verizon, too. That Verizon model will also have one unique feature the other won’t.

Sony’s Xperia Z3v — the Verizon model — has Qi wireless charging built in. That will make it slightly larger than the T-Mobile version, but not by much. Aside from that, the spec sheet is identical:

Display: 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920, 442ppi
Processor: Snapdragon 801
GPU: Adreno 330
Battery: 3100 mAh
Memory: 16 or 32GB, expandable via micro SD up to 128GB
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: 4.0
NFC: It’s there
Camera: 20.7 MP, 1/2.3” sensor
Video: 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, HDR, 2160p at 30fps

The Xperia Z3 is also IP68 certified, making it water resistant to about one meter for 30 minutes. Great for a quick dip under water, but not one you’ll take on a dive.

The Xperia Z3 will launch on October 23 via both carriers, and will likely sit right around $199 with a two-year subsidy for Verizon. The T-Mobile unlocked pricing hasn’t been announced yet.


  1. It will launch on the same day with T-Mobile too?? Where did you get that info? Every other article I’ve seen says T-Mobile has no date in site. I hope you’re right, but I don’t know for sure.

  2. The Z3v is actually a cheaper version of the Z3. It has IP65 instead od IP68. It also has certain plastic parts that the standard Z3 doesn’t have. It won’t even have the latest version of Android. It seems to me that Sony and Verizon partnered to recycle a bunch of Z2’s. This article is not accurate at all.


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