Deciding to forego the experience that is U.S. carriers, Sony has just silently put the unlocked Xperia Z2 up for sale for American consumers. It’s about time. Say what you will about carriers, but without them subsidizing your purchase, you’ll need $700 to pickup your Z2 in black, white or purple.
Just in case you’ve forgotten what the Xperia Z2 is all about, that’s the one with the 5.2-inch TRILUMINOS display with Live Color LED technology. It hums along with the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for extra space, running Android 4.4 KitKat. As the international LTE version, it has the expected cellular Band support for AT&T and T-Mobile, including LTE, which won’t work with Verizon. All of this will get you upwards of 19 hours of talk time on the 3200mAh battery. Be sure to check out our full review for more details.
Despite the lack of carrier influence, it appears the US Xperia Z2 will still come with a bit of bloatware. Users should expect to see Facebook, Google+, Hangouts, Twitter and XPeria Socialife pre-loaded on their new phone. At least your Z2 is still dust-resistant and waterproof.