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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Going for $477 with Student Discount, $529 without

October 13, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Since Sony announced the Xperia Z1 Compact last year, there’s been a lot of people clamoring for the mini phones from Sony. As they are the only ones that keep flagship specs in their mini phone. While everyone else usually puts in lower-end specs. At IFA last month, Sony announced the Xperia Z3 Compact. Which again has high-end specs, but with a smaller display. Which is what a lot of people like. The Xperia Z3 Compact features a 4.6-inch 1280×720 resolution IPS Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot, 20.7MP camera on the back with a 2.2MP front-facing camera and a 2600mAh battery inside. It’s definitely a nice phone. Especially with the battery life Sony is touting.

Last week, the Xperia Z3 Compact popped up on their website here in the US. But there was no way to actually buy the device. Now, you can buy the Xperia Z3 Compact from Sony’s US website, except it’s backordered. So at least you can get your order in now. But here’s where things get interesting, especially for students. If you have a working .edu email address – meaning you can still receive email on that email – you can get a nice discount on the Xperia Z3 Compact. And likely other devices as well. Sony is selling the Xperia Z3 Compact for $477 to students. Which is a pretty decent price. Although the full price for everyone else is around $529. Which is a really nice price.

So the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is almost available here in the US. We should see it available in the next few days, we’ll have to wait and see though. Hopefully the Sony Xperia Z3 will be available soon in both unlocked and T-Mobile variants. How many of you are interested in either of these?