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Sony Xperia Z Finally Coming to The States Exclusive to T-Mobile, Sign-Ups Live Now

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We have been waiting to hear news about the U.S. arrival of the Sony Xperia Z since CES, where we spent some hands-on time with and generally came ahead with positive thoughts. Unfortunately, today’s news is that Sony’s newest flagship is going to be a T-Mobile exclusive when it finally launches. We weren’t given an exact time, but sign-ups for the launch in “the coming weeks” are live right now. 

The Xperia Z is no slouch when it comes to specs, including a 5″ 1080p Reality Display and 2GB of RAM. It has the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor powering it and features a huge 13MP camera on the back as well. It’s a phone that could certainly catch people’s eye and change the perception of the Xperia line of phones, but unfortunately exclusives are all the rage these days so only T-Mobile customers will get a chance to purchase this device. If you are one of those customers however, sign-ups are at the link below.

Via: T-Mobile


  • Alexander

    F*** Verizon is all I gotta say

    • aQuickBit

      How original.

  • Wolf0491

    Been using my Z on att for months with no problems you t mobile guys will love it. I may go buy one if it uses att LTE bands since I haven’t been having LTE for months now lol.

  • roberthenderson

    Will never get a phone with such an ignorant illogical ugly set of onscreen buttons. What’s the (much much better) alternative? Look up pie control or try the app wave launcher to see how smart artistic designers with an eye for beauty would have done it.

  • Tim242

    This phone was announced in January. It’s about to be July…

    • Brian P.

      That’s just unacceptable and the lack of sales proves that statement..If Sony is ever going to step up with the Big Boys ( LIKE THEY SHOULD BE) they have to get their devices on board with the Carriers sooner than six months. Just flat out unacceptable!!!

  • ki11ak3nn

    T-Mo does have the lowest priced plans here in Seattle. My wife’s contract with Big Red is up. I might have to bite the bullet of the ETF to check this phone out.

    • Dean Milord

      Same here. But try to go to a T-Mobile store and downplay your eagerness to escape from VZW. They might offer to pay your ETF fees for you – worst case to a certain point. That’s what they offered me. But this phone would be great to have. I have a Galaxy Nexus, wife has a Rezound and son has a dinosaur. But with no good phones on the horizon I feel stuck . The Nexus is good but the batt life kills me. My wife has the same issue with her non-rooted Rezound. I’d like to get my son a smartphone but they’re all a waste to get for him.

      I could get the Xperia, wife a GS3 or 4 and my son a Nexus 4 or whatever other basic smartphone T-Mobile, which are all better than what VZW has to offer.

      All my contracts end within the next year and mine is done.

      Anyone in Central Florida & North FL please chime in and let me know what you signal is like. TIA

      • michael arazan

        I feel you on no good stock android phones, I may get the Mid-Range Motorola phone when it comes out if it is stock to tide me over till a new nexus or nexus edition comes to verizon, still rocckin the Gnex with a broken camera

  • Robert Boluyt

    Dang, and I just bought a One when I switched to TMO. :/ The Xperia doesn’t have the retarded button arrangement of the One. Needs a Google Edition. :/

  • paul_cus

    Nice pickup for T-Mobile. I have the ZL and it’s really nice. The Xperia line has stepped it up this year.

    • Publienew1964

      I’ve had no problem with the network at all. I’m super happy I gave T-Mobile a try. Bill is way cheaper, I got unlimited data, etc. I’m more than happy with them and I’ve used every major cellphone company.­ ­ViewMore——————————————&#46qr&#46net/kkEj

      • Steven Strain

        mods, please delete the above comment by publienew1964, it’s spam. the link is spam. thanks

  • Sjschwar

    i might make the swap to this with the tmobile walmart plan for 30 bucks a month. i’d have to break my unlimited 4g plan, but id be in the positive after a few months

  • Warwick

    Does this phone com in full white? or is that just the ZL?

    • paul_cus

      Just the ZL.

  • DanWazz

    Phone looks good. I need to get down to a T-mobile and play with some of these phones.

    • JoshGroff

      A Sony flagship on T-Mobile + unlimited data, I’m pretty tempted to switch back.

  • LiterofCola

    Welp, if the Google Edition is a T-Mobile exclusive as well then the Galaxy S4 Google Edition it is, I’m not going to T-Mobile.

    • cromo8

      That’s too bad you’re missing out then.

      • Tim242

        On what? Worst coverage?

        • Joseph A. Yager

          Bratwurst coverage

        • cromo8

          I can honestly say I only know one area where my phone gets no service and I travel a lot for work.

          • Tim242

            I live in a 42 Mbps city. It was on Edge and GPRS in too many areas. Then the coverage away from the city was limited, and all Edge/GPRS.

    • JoshGroff

      I was with them for 7 years on a single line plan before I switched to Verizon (friend’s mom had a line open on her account, saved me like $20 a month, so why not.) Their coverage isn’t bad and their prices are reasonable, but if you have unlimited on Verizon, then there’s no reason to switch. (I have tiered, and I’m now making quite a bit more than I was then, so why not go for that extra data.) 🙂

      • LiterofCola

        You said it though “Their coverage isn’t bad..” I can’t make a switch for a network that “isn’t bad” you know? I have unlimited on Verizon and love the coverage, but to be honest I never top 3 gigs of data, and thats with me being on my phone a lot during the day. that’s why I’m considering AT&T since they’re getting the GE phones anyways.

        • Wi-Fi calling is the perfect solution for those with poor service areas. Granted they have to have Wi-Fi but like i said its a solution.

        • Timothy Sternig

          I’ve used 3gigs of data in 2 weeks lulz No lie. Since I use T-Mobile now I haven’t been mindful of my data use like I used to be and it’s surprising how much you use when you don’t care about going over at all. Before I never used over 2gigs but that’s because I used to be very cautious of how I used the data. Constantly trying to connect to WiFi if I can, only downloading things over WiFi, etc.

          I switched to T-Mobile just a little while ago and the coverage in my area rocks. I can tell the speeds are a little slower but they are nothing to complain about. I’ve had no problem with the network at all. I’m super happy I gave T-Mobile a try. Bill is way cheaper, I got unlimited data, etc. I’m more than happy with them and I’ve used every major cellphone company.

      • Robert Boluyt

        To keep your unlimited data on Verizon, you have to buy phones on full MSRP. :/ Gets hard to stomach those costs before too long.

    • Raj Bhatt

      Is VZW getting a Google Edition S4? If so, that gives me some hope.

      • LiterofCola

        Don’t think it is bud.

        • Raj Bhatt

          I didn’t think so.

          • Nicko

            I am pretty sure that most Google Edition phone are created with GSM in mind.

          • Raj Bhatt

            I really don’t want to give up my unlimited data on VZW but without a decent device, it is worthless.

          • Nicko

            Have you used a Nexus 4, HTC One, Galaxy S4? Or even the Oppo Find 5 is super sweet. There are plenty of great reasons and devices to leave that money gobbling company. I know from experience.

          • Raj Bhatt

            I would love to use those devices. I’m under contract until October. If VZW still hasn’t gotten a Nexus type phone then I’ll be jumping over to T-Mo.

            The prices will be exactly the same for me since I get a 22% corporate discount on Verizon.

    • Qbancelli

      How can a Google Edition be a T-Mobile exclusive?
      Does that make any sense?