Unlocked Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra now available in the United States; SmartWatch 2 too

by XB on 15th October 2013

in Accessories, Featured Content, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1


Sony Xperia Z1 USThe HSPA+ version of the Sony Xperia Z1 (C6902) is now in stock in the United States from both the Sony Store for $649.99 and Newegg for $709.99. The Sony Store says that they are accepting pre-orders, but sticking the phone into your basket shows delivery will be made within 1-2 days. Newegg has stock of all three colours right now (black, purple and white).

The Xperia Z Ultra is also in stock, with the HSPA+ version (C6802) available for $649.99 from the Sony Store and the LTE version (C6806) setting you back $679.99. Once again, all three colours (black, purple and white) are in stock for each variant. Finally, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is also available today for $199.99.

Sony Xperia Z1 Newegg

Sony Xperia Z1 US

  • Guest

    Why would Sony release a none LTE flagship phone in the US? Are they really trying to sell this phone or just trying to remain relevant in the US?

  • thelastredshirt

    Probably the LTE version will get picked up be a carrier like how T-Mobile has the LTE Z. It was the same story with the Z (unlocked HSPA+ version available for a long time, unlocked LTE nowhere in sight).

  • I’m really intrigued by the SmartWatch 2. I know I probably don’t need it and not sure how it will help my day to day activities, but I want to see how it could change things.

  • Bob

    Just buy the T-Mobile version and unlock it.

  • nfs2010

    What’s with the Newegg price? They usually price lower than Sony.

  • Mac

    I kinda feel you man, same here.

  • nfs2010

    And Newegg also didn’t mention US warranty in the product description for Z1. Z ultra has it though- interesting.

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  • Nimche

    I was skeptical when I received mine and tried to sell it on eBay. It looked good and couldn’t resist to open the box and put it on. Once you set your emails notification to be received on the watch, you are done and no way to go back without it. I have 5 business emails that I need to check and every time an email received, the watch turns on and show the subject, sender and part of the message and it works wonderfully in the meeting, it vibrate too. Then it goes to watch mode. There are a lot more use for it but haven’t been able to explore more.

  • Maguro

    Just called a local Sony store in Canada. The unlocked LTE version will be available next week.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Love mine

  • Given the totally lack of stock decent notifications this device helps a lot! You should see it like a power notification center and you’ll enjoy it!

  • Guest1999991

    Sony went complicated on U.S this time (as the CEO said they will avoid U.S and China market because the markets are a bit complicated for Sony -.-?). I was force to ordered the Iphone 5s gold as Sony is not release the Z1 in U.S…..

  • Babylonbwoy

    “There are a lot more use for it but haven’t been able to explore more”

    You have to install the app from play store to enable sms, calls etc. https://play.google.com/store/search?q=smartwatch%202&hl=fr

  • Nimche

    I have done all that stuff but I use Google voice for sms. Good notes here.

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  • Phillip Bell

    Nope. On the C6806. It’s not available from Newegg.com until Oct 28. I should know, I’ve had a pre-order in since the beginning of October. Originally, it was slated for Oct 14th – that date came and went. Now, it’s the 28th. The price on the C6806 has always been $729, not $680, and it is not listed on Sony.com. Here is the listing on the C6806: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875212288

  • Phillip Bell

    I don’t think Sony CEO said the US market is complicated. He just said certain phones won’t be slated for US release. It was clear only that Sony doesn’t want the US to be a primary target for Sony phones. It is not clear why, although pundits think that Apple and Samsung are too dominant in this market. It’s REALLY hard to be a US citizen that’s a Sonyphile. I like Samsung and Apple as well, but trying to go 100% Sony in my home and business.

  • Folk Hellfang

    I’m in baby! This has been an exciting ten months of anticipation and gut wrenching waiting. My purple Z1 is on the way and I am over the moon! LTE service in my area is pretty weak, so I am glad to pick up the unlocked version this week.

    Thanks for getting us through the wait, Xperia fans! The hardest part was picking the 1 over the Ultra, lol! Cheers!

  • Xyor

    But how should we who live in US to get that ?

  • haoasakura0

    If you really wanted LTE why not get the c6903?

  • Shawn Smith

    I really liked the design but I had to return the Z1. After using the HTC one and the IPS LCD display, I got spoiled. I didn’t realize viewing angles were so important.

    When you lay the Z1 down and look at the phone, you can’t even tell if certain notifications are on or off for example because the color is so washed out. I also took some screen shots during a viewing of an animated movie on both phones and I couldn’t take it.

    I just returned it. I can’t believe sony would create such a wonderful device and experience to just turn around and put a half ass display on it.

    I did keep the smartwatch 2 though. I love it!!!

  • abmonstein

    Still waiting for the Z1 LTE version in US. I saw a lot of rumors that the LTE version will be available through T-mobile. Any updates?

  • logan3d

    I bought the C6903 which has LTE from Amazon.com, unlocked.

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