1. lindseybp's Avatar
    Yes I am probably living in a dream world but if this phone ever makes it to Verizon I am all over it. Finally a "mini" version with the innards of it's flagship brother (outside of the screen). Anyone know when we might hear anything about a us carrier?
    09-03-2014 06:09 PM
  2. spectre51's Avatar
    Z3C will only be sold unlocked in the US.

    Posted via Sony Xperia Z2
  3. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Heh. I'd like it on Sprint. Wish me luck.

    In all seriousness, if it shows up in the US in an unlocked version that can use AT&T (and ideally, T-mobile) bands, I will consider it.
    09-06-2014 10:24 AM
  4. DrGonzo48's Avatar
    Yes, yes it does. I am equivocal about the new Moto x but the compact z3 is a phone I could really live with. I don't like Tmobile but I would even consider leaving for this phone or buying unlocked.
    09-11-2014 07:09 AM
  5. spectre51's Avatar
    Z3C will only be sold unlocked in the US.

    Posted via Sony Xperia Z2
    09-14-2014 07:17 PM
  6. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Do you know what U.S. carrier(s) the unlocked one will be compatible with?
    09-15-2014 09:42 AM
  7. spectre51's Avatar
    I will double check that. More than likely just at&t and T-Mobile.

    Sent from my Sony Xperia™ Z2
    09-15-2014 09:43 AM
  8. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    If it works with both, including lte, that would be very nice.
    09-15-2014 06:40 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Sony does need to make more of a presence in the US market. Tmo alone is not enough.
    09-21-2014 11:58 AM
  10. DJCBS's Avatar
    According to Clove the Z3C has bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20 for LTE.

    No idea which ones Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile etc use, but there you have it. Hope it helps.
    09-21-2014 04:50 PM
  11. ktcred's Avatar
    According to Clove the Z3C has bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20 for LTE.

    No idea which ones Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile etc use, but there you have it. Hope it helps.
    I believe AT&T's LTE bands are 2 (1900), 4 (1700/2100), 5 (850), and 17 (700).

    And, per GSM Arena, it looks like there may be three phone variants. We would need D5803 for AT&T:

    LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 - D5803

    LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - D5833

    LTE 2300 TD-LTE - D5833

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-21-2014 05:09 PM
  12. DJCBS's Avatar
    From Sony's Whitepapers

    D5803
    UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
    GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)

    D5833
    UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
    GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
    TD LTE Band 40

    So yes, D5803 for AT&T. Clove sells the D5803 so for those who want it in the States and are with AT&T, I'd suggest you take advantage of the low price promotion + free accessories. I would not expect this phone to arrive on any US carrier and from Sony's website it will be considerably more expensive.
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    09-22-2014 01:45 PM
  13. makryger1's Avatar
    Ok.... so based on this information- will the unlocked version work on Verizon? I know they are CDMA, but they also operate on the 4 and 13 LTE bands. Is that enough to be able to function properly?
    09-24-2014 06:41 AM
  14. ktcred's Avatar
    From Sony's Whitepapers

    D5803
    UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
    GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)

    D5833
    UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
    GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
    TD LTE Band 40

    So yes, D5803 for AT&T. Clove sells the D5803 so for those who want it in the States and are with AT&T, I'd suggest you take advantage of the low price promotion + free accessories. I would not expect this phone to arrive on any US carrier and from Sony's website it will be considerably more expensive.
    I just ordered D5803 from Handtec

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-24-2014 11:10 AM
  15. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Ok.... so based on this information- will the unlocked version work on Verizon? I know they are CDMA, but they also operate on the 4 and 13 LTE bands. Is that enough to be able to function properly?
    I doubt it. CDMA. Also, Verizon needs to approve phones on its system.
    09-24-2014 04:47 PM
  16. lindseybp's Avatar
    Verizon needs to approve phones on it's system.....is that why they never get a lot of the sweet phones but AT&T gets almost everything? AT&T doesn't have to "approve" every singe one?
    09-25-2014 08:51 AM
  17. sillieidiot's Avatar
    nah, they don't get a lot of good phones because they use CDMA (it's the same with Sprint). ATT/Tmo use the GSM standard that most everyone else use.
    09-25-2014 10:44 PM
  18. Sango02's Avatar
    Agreed. It's one reason why I got out of Sprint years ago because of CDMA. The main other reason was, my CDMA phone would literally run out of battery in Canada within hours when it was roaming before I knew it as the phone would already be off. When I switched to GSM carriers, I didn't have this issue.

    GSM is worldwide standard, so you do have the freedom. Keep in mind, you rather have an unlocked phone rather than the carrier branded locked ones.
    10-02-2014 12:00 AM

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