At the moment Sony is only selling the Xperia ZL in the U.S. and it is available in its unlocked form, requiring no carrier contracts whatsoever. That, however, comes with a price not everyone is willing to pay.
Things could change quickly with the company’s Kaz Hirai and Phil Molyneux saying that the “announcement about the Xperia Z with a carrier” will be out “very shortly.” Molyneux later added that this announcement will be made “within the coming weeks.”
What makes the Sony Xperia Z different from all other high-end smartphones is its dust-proof and water-resistant body. On the downside though, it doesn’t pack the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip but a slower Snapdragon S4 Pro. Rest of the specs include a 5-inch full HD screen, 3G/4G + Wi-Fi connectivity, 13-megapixel camera, and so on and on.