Sony provides LTE map for Xperia smartphones

by XB on 24th January 2013

in News

The addition of LTE across networks globally has caused a number of headaches for people when deciding their next handset. It’s not simple enough to know that a phone supports LTE, you need to make sure it is compatible with the correct bands that is supported by your mobile network and region.

Sony Mobile currently has eight phones globally that supports LTE frequencies. Whilst LTE has existed for a while in markets such as the US, Japan and South Korea, it is only starting to appear in other regions across Europe, North America and Asia. Sony has provided a very useful table which shows exactly which Xperia phone (and region) is supported by each LTE band. Click here for the full list of LTE compatibility for Xperia smartphones.

List of LTE supported Xperia smartphones

Xperia ion (LT28i)
Xperia TL (LT30at) – AT&T in the US
Xperia T (LT30a)
Xperia V (LT25i)
Xperia SX (SO-05D) – NTT DoCoMo in Japan
Xperia AX (SO-01E) – NTT DoCoMo in Japan
Xperia Z (C6603)
Xperia ZL (C6503, C6506)

Regions where LTE is supported

  • Aj

    First finally….yes

  • lovebmw

    No Z for the U.S. this sucks

  • I just posted over there as well. I cannot fathom why they supported what seems like random LTE bands for the Americas and not include the ones AT&T uses in the US. That’s your market for phones, along with T-Mobile customers.

    I don’t care, I’ll go for the HSPA+ version that’s compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile instead!

  • lovebmw

    they should separate maps for each phone. we all know the Z is LTE, but not for the U.S. LTE

  • paul_cus

    Same here, I don’t mind having the HSPA+ version at all.

  • so ?

  • BR4DOKYBrazil

    Then the Xperia Z work on Brazilian 4G ?

  • The Sony Xperia ZQ is the Brazilian version of the Sony Xperia ZL. Unlike the Xperia ZQ is the frequency of the 4G LTE used in Brazil.

  • Does not work do not. The 4G LTE in Brazil is unique. This could be different.

  • BR4DOKYBrazil

    Vc é brasileiro ?!?! Mas o Xperia Z está listado na frequencia brasileira !!! Estou bem por dentro dessa parada de ZQ, mas não gostei nem um pouco do modelo ZQ/ZL!

  • Felipe Pimenta

    Brazil is listed as LTE compatible with one of the Xperia Smartphones. They just forgot to mention its the ZQ. XperiaBlog, please include Xperia ZQ for Brazil.

  • But Felipe, the Brazilian 4G operates on band 7, the same as specified on the website of the Sony Xperia Z!

  • Fotbollsgräs

    What you call LTE in the US is what we call Turbo-3G here in Europe (Sweden) so to say that LTE has existed on that side of the pond longer is highly debatable…

  • Bro

    I’m with you bro, we don’t really need 40mbps+ internet speed. 5 is plenty

  • Bro

    You can get the Z for the U.S.. You need to get the HSPA+ Version. Somewhat same as 4G I believe. Thats what I’m doing.

  • Felipe Pimenta

    This was why I thought. Some sites say that yes, it would work. Others, no. Sadly, looks like our messy 4G won’t be so easy to deal. I just don’t understand why Sony Brazil decided ZQ over Z. The second one could be modified to work at ours, shouldn’t it? That “research” they did regarding that we prefer small phones is bullshit. How could they have done it before the announcement? In any way, I will contact Sony Brazil to get a review unit for my Blog.

  • Duh??

    Why Sony will show Xperia Z as coming soon in US (on sony mobile US website) when it is not going to work with LTE network in US?

  • lovebmw

    Hspa+ version probably is the one the US might get

  • Devils_95

    The ZL is AT&T LTE compatible though

  • You have Facebook ?!?!

  • Terence

    Don’t miss Hong Kong !!

  • Felipe Pimenta
  • lovebmw

    I would have bought the ZL only if the z did not exist… I think I will take the z without LTE, until the idiot at Sony responsible for this stupid decision dies with a horrible accident

  • Jerry Berglund

    Sometimes its kinda annoying to be in a country that usually is first with new tech, like 4G (LTE), but not a big market. Sweden was first to start up a comersial net and despite that we actually had got further than US, Japan and South Korea we had to wait for the phones. We only got the 4G-modems. They said tha tmany reason why we had to wait was that rest of Europe (like germany and france and GB) wasnt that far. And I do still remember when the old CEO for Google Hans Schmith said at a keynote meeting that the USA was first to start a comersialized 4G-network our Swedish operator Telia went up the roof. lol. Because it was actually TELIA that was first and made some pressreleases about it.

  • Fraulein

    LTE is the same everywhere. HSPA+ (or Turbo-3G+) is sometimes called 4G in the US though. But Turbo-3G is HSPA.

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  • lovebmw

    What do you call a state of the art phone without LTE? OH I know Xperia Z USA

  • Alvin

    shit, LTE still not supported in my country…

  • Kris

    True! Ukraine is big as!?

  • Add!

  • Hamza Salau

    nexus 4

  • Hamza Salau

    yes to a certain extent its true it depends where in the us you live. In certain areas hspa+ matches lte speeds and in other places it is a lot slower. i have experienced anywhere from 5-20mpbs on hspa and 8-50 on lte. for me lte plans are too expensive for too little data so ill stick with my $30 tmobile plan for now

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  • xperiazwantedinboston

    i wrote sony about the LTE support in the US specifically related to the Z (not ZL). Their response:

    “Thank you for contacting Sony Xperia™ Online Support.

    We apologize for the delay in this response. In regards to your inquiry, we understand you have some questions regarding the upcoming Xperia™ Z. We have to inform you that this phone will be LTE capable and will be released on US, meaning it will be compatible with the mobile network frequencies used in this country. In regards pricing and availability, we recommend you contact AT&T in a couple of weeks for this type of information since we may be providing such type of inquiries throught them.”

  • Sim, sou Brasileiro. onde que vc viu que o Z está listado na frequencia brasileira? Pelo que vi, ele vai usar a frequencia de 700MHz pra 4G. Aqui a frequência será de 2,5/2,6GHz. São raros os locais que tem essa msm frequência, mas a China é uma delas, se não me engano.

    Sou de Brasília. Já vi uns comentários seus lá no XDA.


  • anuj

    or s4 octa core

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