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Xperia Z3 Compact on sale in the US for $529.99 ($477 with student discount!)

The great Xperia Z3 Compact is on sale on Sony’s US online store for $529. That’s a great price for a device that comfortably leads its size category.
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October 13, 2014
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The great Xperia Z3 Compact is on sale on Sony’s US online store for $529. That’s a great price for a device that comfortably leads its size category.

Launched at IFA in September, the Xperia Z3 Compact features many of specifications of its larger sibling, the Xperia Z3, assembled in a smaller form factor that people who dislike large devices will certainly appreciate.

While there are other Mini devices out there, Sony’s Compact is almost unrivaled, offering a top processor, good screen, and great camera in an elegant 129 grams package. Samsung’s metallic Galaxy Alpha is probably the only real competitor for the Z3 Compact, though Sony’s device leads it in battery capacity and camera.

You can order the Xperia Z3 Compact from Sony here for $529.99. That’s quite a lot cheaper than the $649.99 the Galaxy Alpha commands. Currently listed as backordered, the Z3 Compact is available in all four color options – white, black, green, and orange.

If you’re a student or faculty member, the Z3 Compact can be yours for an even more appealing $477. You will need to sign up for Sony’s Student Store program, but you don’t need a .edu email address in order to do so!

Our Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review is coming soon, but meanwhile you can get a good idea about the Xperia Z3 Compact from our hands-on impressions video from IFA.

While the Xperia Z3 will go on sale through Verizon and T-Mobile in the US, there’s no news yet on the carrier availability of the Xperia Z3 Compact, leaving Sony’ online store as the cheapest option for now.

Are you interested in buying the Xperia Z3 Compact? Why? Why not?