Has Sony discontinued the Xperia Z3 Compact in the United States?

by XB on 1st June 2015

in Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 Compact discontinuedSony Mobile doesn’t break down sales numbers within its Xperia range – we don’t get to see exactly which models shifted the highest volumes. However, if we were to take a guess as to its best sellers this year, we’re sure the Xperia Z3 Compact would be towards the top. It won rave reviews and owners seem to love them.

This is why we find it perplexing that Sony Mobile US appears to have discontinued the Xperia Z3 Compact. As if the Sony Xperia fans in the US haven’t had it hard enough already with little love shown by carriers, now if they wanted to purchase the Xperia Z3 Compact it would proved to be a frustrating experience.

The official Sony Store US website does not list the Xperia Z3 Compact for sale, this is even though the older Xperia Z1 Compact is still being sold. Instead a quick search on the site will now show the Xperia Z3 Compact sitting in the ‘Discontinued Product’ section.

The situation isn’t much better from third-party retailers. Amazon has stock of the white and green models, but delivery isn’t expected for another 2-3 weeks. Best Buy has the Orange Xperia Z3 Compact in stock (the Black is sold out online). Newegg also has the Orange model on offer as well as Black, although the latter is open box only.

This doesn’t tell a story of plentiful supply. We’re not sure whether Sony is pulling back stock due to low demand or whether other issues at play here. However, as pointed out earlier it does seem strange that Sony may have decided to discontinue the Z3 Compact when older Xperia models are still being happily sold. If we hear any further confirmation either way we’ll keep you posted.

Xperia Z3 Compact discontinued

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  • Nathan

    Maybe the Z4 Compact is coming. I hope so.

  • Niels d. G.

    On the Belgian site, they’ve also removed the [Buy] button http://www.sonymobile.com/be/products/phones/xperia-z3-compact/

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  • Darkmac79

    It’s because the z3 plus they are gonna be selling is so similar in price and name

  • MarkLastiwka

    God I hope so…

  • Sola Hoi

    Z3 compact is currently their best phone and the only one that’s best in class. It will be a big mistake if they discontinue it.

  • (C):stem

    I bought mine two months ago, just in time. So far the best phone I’ve ever had.

    Anyway, I don’t know what to think about the webpage, they don’t always show accurate information. Also, official Twitter accounts are dumb, I’ve asking them when the Xperia Z4 tablet will arrive to the US and they never reply.

    I rather go to the store and see what real stuff they have at the moment

  • Apollo89

    There has never been a [Buy] button because there is no online Xperia Store for Belgium. More than two years ago, before the launch of the first Xperia Z, a chat support agent told me that they were going to start an Xperia Store for Belgium, but clearly they never did. Only on the main website of Sony, there is an online store for Belgium, where you can also buy the tablets, but not the phones.

  • Snorky112

    LOL i”ve never seen the BUY button on belgian website

  • nik

    In India, some offline stores do not have the stock because of very little price difference in Z3 and compact model. Yesterday I went to 2-3 shops in Mumbai to take a look at this phone but unfortunately no one had the stock, they said their distributors do not have it. You can get it online though for around 32000 INR.

  • Svnjay

    But the Z1 Compact is still being sold.

  • ryq24

    Sony products are just too expensive.

  • Kiran Pasupuleti

    Only Sony can manage to not selling such a good phone like hot cakes..
    Sad to see that given its size..

  • Snorky112

    why should they have price difference? its the same phone

  • Oh!

    Samsung will be overly expensive if Sony products are expensive.

  • nik

    No, if they want to sell it there should be a price difference, because Compact is smaller, has a smaller display(of less resolution) , less RAM, smaller battery and it does not have the metal rim, it’s plastic ( though plastic quality is very good ).

  • Frode P. Bergsager

    Maybe Sony is afraid of beeing sued in US due to glass backside of Z3C breaking under normal use?
    Z1C is still safe to sell with its plastic backside.

  • André Faria

    Asked Sony Mobile Portugal and they said they won’t stop selling Z3 Compact so soon here.
    And asked me which stores don’t have stock.

  • Carl mit Zeh

    For me the Z3 Compact has the best price/performance ratio you can get right now. I bought it a few weeks ago for 360 euros and couldn’t find any other smartphone in this size and price category (with equal power and capacity). Hence I find it quite strange that this phone seems to be discontinued, while other Compact editions are still for sale.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Its sold out, says clearly OUT OF STOCK. They have same page for out of stock and discontinued phones

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  • Amit

    When I was in the Sony store in NYC a few weeks ago, not only were they not selling the Z3c, but they had ZERO accessories (such as cases) for it. They do not support the product at all, makes me really regret my purchase.

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