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Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Now Available Directly From Sony for $679.99

November 5, 2014 - Written By John Anon

There certainly is a lot of flagship devices available at the moment. If you are in the market for a new smartphone then you definitely do have a wealth of choice to choose from. One of those which is gaining a lot of attention recently is Sony’s flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z3. The Z3 was originally announced back in September at IFA in Berlin and originally as coming to T-mobile which many assumed would be the first carrier to pick it up, but Verizon launched their own variant of the device first as the Xperia Z3v, termed as a Verizon Wireless exclusive. Since then and only recently it was announced the Z3 was now available on T-Mobile. Via T-Mobile the Z3 can be purchased either straight up and off-contract for $630 or on a two year contract with $0 down and $26.25 a month for 24 months.

If you are not one for contracts and don’t want to purchase through T-Mobile, then you will be glad to know that Sony have now started listing the LTE version of the Z3 on their website. As such you can now buy the Xperia Z3 carrier-free directly from Sony. As this is a carrier-free version you know what this means right? Yep, unlockable bootloaders. So for those who want to get straight down to rooting that device and installing their favorite ROM now you can. The Xperia Z3 via the Sony store is currently listed at $679.99 for the LTE version. However, if you are planning on this one it is worth noting that the device has a current shipping date listed as November 10th (Monday). As this is the LTE version the compatible bands listed include 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17 and 20. In addition, the Z3 via Sony is available in all four colors including white, black, silver green and copper. In contrast the T-Mobile version is only available as a black option with no other colors listed.

Quick reminder on the Z3. While it comes with a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with a 1920×1080 resolution. Inside it comes with 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor (clocked at 2.5GHz). As well as being waterproof (not water resistant but actually waterproof) the devices comes with either 16 or 32GB internal storage as well as the microSD card slot. In terms of cameras there is a massive 20.7MP rear camera and a more modest 2.2MP front shooter. The device comes with a 3100mAh battery and running on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). So there you go. If the Xperia Z3 has recently been grabbing your attention and you do not want to be tied down to a network like T-Mobile and want that unlocked bootloader then this is the best option for now. Are you interested in the Z3? How does the price sound for the carrier-free LTE variant? Will you be buying? Let us know.