Earlier this week, US Carrier Verizon announced that Sony’s newest upper mid-range smartphone model can be used on its wireless network. We’re talking about the Xperia XZ2 Compact that released a few weeks ago. It won’t be sold by Verizon, which doesn’t surprise us, but you can buy the phone unlocked and bring it over to Verizon as it has gained certification for Big Red’s network.
At MWC 2018, Sony introduced two high-end phones, a larger Xperia XZ2 and smaller Xperia XZ2 Compact. This has traditionally been the case for Sony, but the company’s new Ambient Flow design language has been an early hit among many of us, despite the missing headphone jack. It’s modern and has a premium look with its 3D glass surface. The devices have been for sale unlocked for a few weeks now in the crowded market that includes the US, though Sony hasn’t given us any updates on sales. Considering Sony’s mobile division struggles and past history, this does not surprise us.
Having the phones listed as eligible with Verizon’s network is a big plus for Sony. The company has been looking for answers, like many smaller Android OEMs right now, and the gained support by Verizon might help get the word on the street. As for the big brother and newer brother part of the premium Xperia XZ2 lineup for 2018, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Premium, it doesn’t appear likely that either will gain certification for Verizon any time soon.
If you reside in the US and are interested in using the Xperia XZ2 Compact, now’s your time to get a deal done. Head to the Verizon link below if you have already purchased the device unlocked or make a visit to your local store. If you’re interested in buying the phone, Best Buy is one of few retailers offering it and pricing starts at $649 with free shipping and a warranty. We’ve included that product link for you down below as well.
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