Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will use a Nano SIM

by XB on 3rd September 2014

in Xperia Z3 series


Xperia Nano SIMThe Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will be the first Sony mobile devices to use a Nano SIM card. Up until now, most Sony Xperia devices launched in the last couple of years used a micro SIM card slot. However, now that Sony has moved to the nano-sized SIM slot, expect it to feature in all future Xperia Z flagship series. This is a pain for people like us, who are constantly swapping phones, but that’s no reason to stop progress.

  • Nathan Spears

    Just find a nano-micro SIM adapter and PRESTO!!

  • Billy de Fretes

    just $2 in indonesia (with sim cutter)

  • weyermaa
  • what about NO sim and keep it in a google account how hard is it

  • killuha

    have that also seen on the .ch sony site…but I’m not able to do a print screen.
    Buy link for tablet compact in switzerland not working :/

  • Simi401

    Oh Hell YEAH, it’s gonna be a DUAL SIM *______________*

  • Abdul Ghani

    its exclusive to china ?

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    That sounds like a great idea. Only concern is the whole privacy thing. Nothing is really private anymore and I don’t want anyone hacking and using my account. Plus none of the major dealers in the US would like this because they’ll think it’s trying to phase them out.

  • killluha

    .ch =Switzerland, Car Signs= CH
    nothing for china i would say or its on the completely wrong domaine.

  • Let them be phased out let them BURN, let Google be a provider let all be in the google account let the phone switch signal depending on which country, or just simply when you enter a new country show a request and a list of prices for the various networks in that country, pay with your google wallet voila you have internet coverage and a provider for the time you will be visiting said country, no need for wifi or a new simcard.

    simcards are from the stoneage let them stay in the stoneage

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I wish it could work like that but with Verizon and AT&T battling for cellular space but into the Internet theres no way they’re ever going to let there space be invaded by Google. We’re talking about the two biggest cellular provider giants in the US who either bitch or buy their way into whatever they want. While it would be nice to flip them off and have access to all of their network spectrum avaliable instead of a select few based on your provider, they’ll never release a multi billion dollar and growing market

  • weyermaa

    Here’s the link for tablet compact: http://www.sonymobile.com/ch-de/products/tablets/xperia-z3-tablet-compact/

    I can’t find the normal Z3 on the swiss page.

    Z3 dual is also on the turkish page:http://www.sonymobile.com/tr/products/phones/

    I think it’s in all countrys who haven’t an own sonymobile domain

  • weyermaa

    It’s also on the german page: http://www.sonymobile.com/de/products/phones/

  • osin17

    It’s seem there’s one of Z3 with 32Gb of internal memory. Listed on xperia.fr > “La version D6616 présente, au total, jusqu’à 32 Go de mémoire flash.” I hope it’ll be the same for z3 compact

  • osin17

    It’s dual sim version

  • Guest00023

    This is what the Spain’s site says, so there’s a Z3 with 32GB

    ***** La memoria consta de aproximadamente 4 GB de firmware y 12 GB de “almacenamiento interno” para aplicaciones descargadas, música, fotos, películas y algunos datos de aplicación. La versión D6616 dispone de hasta 32 GB de memoria flash en total.

  • Guest00023

    But it’s not the same for the Z3 Compact.

  • paul4id

    I hate how fiddly these small SIMs are, but if they are going to have them could they at least use a spring-loaded slot like on Motorola phones, rather than the horrible crApple-inspired trays?

  • Mohammed Khired

    im not ready to fully embrace google in my life…

    i think i won’t be ever…

  • DrazenDodig

    Sony said in PR already that there will be Z3 dual.

  • Danny

    I don’t get why nano and not micro, what is the advantages except that makers can make it smaller and add more hardware on the mobo.

  • SunnyEric

    My guess is if someone is switching from iPhone they can pop in the nano-sim straight away and take away a barrier to switch.

  • This really, really sucks. With micro sims, we can easily cut off the sides. But it won’t be the same with the nano sims.

    I think I’m going with the Z2 since I already have a micro sim.

  • toxmd

    is this for real? any site where to preorder?

  • Moto X uses a kind of tray too. I think that’s standard for Nano SIM?

  • paul4id

    Maybe so (I don’t know as I’ve never seen a nanoSIM), but for MicroSIM Motorola’s slot in the MotoG and RAZRi is far better than the crappy Apple-style slot in Xperias.

    I remember when they were trying to define the nanoSIM standard that Nokia wanted to put notches in the card (like in MicroSD cards) so it could be spring removable. Unfortunately, they went with the crApple design but, even so, nanoSIM doesn’t seem that different to MicroSIM, and I would expect the more convenient spring-loaded slots by now.

  • deepak

    tell me if anyone knows about z3 dual’s availability in india??

  • Xian Ren

    Hi, what do you mean by NO SIM and keeping it in a Google account? I’d like to know.

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