The problem was the shipping date which originally showed the device as back-ordered with no date, then a November 3rd shipping date for a few weeks, only to slip all the way back to the November 17th. More recently, the date had since been moved up to the 10th, where today — November 7th — it’s now finally shipping to customers (see our email confirmation below).
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions, but we’re just glad to finally have the US model — which is fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks — in our hand. Notice we didn’t say hands (plural) because you don’t actually need 2 to operate the device unlike some other smartphones these days. Despite the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact’s small demeanor, the phone actually features many top-of-the-line hardware specs as this year’s flagships.
Everything from a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 20.7MP camera — the only “downside” we found is the display which only hits 720p, but should provide a more than adequate ppi given it’s smaller 4.7-inches. Hey, if Apple can get away with it, why not Android OEMs?