Xperia Z3 launched in Japan

by XB on 23rd October 2014

in Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia Z3 series


Z3 auSony Mobile has today launched the Xperia Z3 in Japan on two of its largest carriers. The Xperia Z3 (SO-01G) is out on NTT DoCoMo, whilst the Xperia Z3 (SOL26) has landed on au by KDDI. Softbank is also expected to carry the Xperia Z3, but not until late November. All three models will carry 32GB of internal storage, versus 16GB for the international models.

Xperia Z3 (SOL26) on au by KDDI

Z3 au

Xperia Z3 (SO-01G) on NTT DoCoMo

Z3 DoCoMo

Via au and NTT DoCoMo.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Going to say it again, like everyone else, 32GB should be standard already

  • Brandon Raguz

    And still nothing for At&t…..

  • MDizz

    I’m glad TMO USA actually realizes this because that’s my carrier! I don’t know why everyone else doesn’t get it.

  • DBS

    So, the US gets 32GB. Japan gets 32GB…Europe, the only continent that still actually gives a sh*t about Sony, is rewarded with only 16GB.

    Sony is really asking for the possible collapse of its Mobile division…and they seem committed to deserve it…

  • Guest

    Agree, always shooting themselves in the foot.

  • zip

    My european Z3c has a total of 80GB storage. SD cards do magic, you know.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I’d say the same about Verizon, but they didn’t really get the Z3. However they got a unique fusion of the Z and Z2 for design, Z3 specs, plus the always wonderful Qi charging.

  • webusermy

    Good to hear. Would like to see you install AAA titles on that SD card and get decent performance out of it.

    It’s the storage for apps that’s the issue here, not storage for medias. While most people don’t really use that much on apps, there are others who would like to have a few good titles on it.

  • DBS

    SD cards WOULD do magic IF Sony had put the same features on the Z3 line than they did on their mid-range and low-end phones.
    As they didn’t, unless you root your phone, you can’t install apps and games on the SD card. Or use anything other than the Sony Album to manage photos in it. Which makes the SD pretty much useless.

    So my Z3C, even though it has an SD card, it’s as if it didn’t. Because I don’t need an SD card just to put photos in. For that I can just upload them to the cloud.

  • Billy de Fretes

    Z3 family also launch in Indonesia with US $ 707 including tax, Z3C around US$ 554 tax included, Z3 Tblet compact US$620

  • Sarc-erm-siem

    REEELAAXXXXxxx. We are getting 32GB standard across all variants in NEXT YEAR’s Z4. Of course, that’s probably when other OEMs start providing 64GB as a standard…. But HEY! Who needs that much space anyways?? Ammairite? =D

  • LogicPanda

    Agreed. Especially with ART, apps installed on devices are gonna be approximately 20% larger.

  • Nguyen Eazy

    you give candy to your lover, not your wife. But still, that hurts

  • Rob

    I call BS.

    Code will be taking up more space, but with larger apps the vast vast vast majority is resources like images, textures and rendering instructions. There is simply no way that your 1GB game will be taking up 1.20GB on ART.

    20% is a number that has been thrown around a while now, and I would assume that would be some sort of average, and would only really be relevant if you could see it in relation to average app-size in that sample.

  • You forgot about Africa caring. Well, South Africa at any rate.

  • Are there any non-cosmetic differences between the Z3 (SO-01G) and the Z3 (SOL26)?

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  • Yasir Fawad

    its not about you can insert a memory card, its about customers, if they want it, and its easily possible that you can do it, then provide it.
    some users do prefer 32 gb internal storages, so sony should listen to them otherwise they will be loosing customers.
    we are sony fans but i think we should criticize sony constructively, only it may help them. we should not blindly defend every move of sony.

  • pars71

    I’m waiting for Xperia E3 (4G) in Iran

  • DanielGearSolid

    Very nitpicky BUT

    it looks way better when it says SONY on the back

  • Willian Quah

    malaysia only get 16gb loll

  • Joachim Nilsson

    Lots of European countries have special taxes for storage, not government taxes, but copyright organizations that demand their piece of the pie … its nasty and from the old days of cassette tapes and diskettes :-(

  • DBS

    I’m aware of that, Government here wants to introduce those ridiculous taxes, however that’s not an excuse since those taxes are always reflected on what the final consumer pays and aren’t absorbed by Sony or any other OEM.

  • matticitt

    I’ve just seen XZ3 in Sony Center here in Poland. And I’ve also already seen it elsewhere for just $600.

  • Joachim Nilsson

    Well, it’s an excuse, or rather explains a lot, if you look at the turn-over/margin generated from devices sold.

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