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Xperia Z3v now on Verizon, Note 4 Developer Edition coming soon

Good news for clients of America’s largest carrier. Two hot new Android smartphones are coming to Verizon – Xperia Z3v and Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition.
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October 23, 2014
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Good news for clients of America’s largest carrier. Two hot new Android smartphones are coming to Verizon – Xperia Z3v and Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition.

Xperia Z3v

The Xperia Z3v was announced on October 9 as a Verizon-exclusive variant that oddly mixed the specs of the international Xperia Z3 with the slate-like design of the Xperia Z2. That’s not a bad thing in itself, given how good the Z2 looks – it’s just an interesting choice by Sony and Verizon.

The Z3v offers a bigger battery and wireless charging, but under the hood, it’s identical to international version of the Z3: you get a beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage with microSD for expansion, a 20.7MP camera, and Sony’s water proofing tech.

Verizon is now offering the Sony Xperia Z3v in black and white for $199.99 on a two-year contract, $24.99 with 24 monthly installments, or $599 unlocked.

Check out our Xperia Z3v hands-on for more impressions:

Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition

If you’re the tinkering type, and you have the expendable income required to buy a high-end Android unlocked, the Note 4 Developer Edition may be the device for you.

Coming soon to Big Red’s network, the Developer Edition of Samsung’s popular device will be available for just $662.53. We said “just” because $662 is actually less than the $699 price tag of the regular unlocked Note 4 on Verizon, and much less than the $799 AT&T brazenly asks for the same device.

Note 4 Developer Edition ships with an unlocked bootloader and none of the Verizon pre-loaded apps you get on the regular version. Other than that, it’s the same Note you know and love.

Check out or Note 4 review for more impressions:

Are you interested in these devices, Verizon users?