Sony Xperia Z2 won’t be offered by US carriers, Xperia Z1 Compact not coming to the US at all
The Sony Xperia Z2 is about to become available in some parts of the world (if it hasn’t done so already), but it’s a different story for the US. If you live in the US and were craving Sony’s latest flagship offering, you’ll have to either resort to unofficial imports or simply be extremely patient. Oh, and don’t even think about getting it with a contract from any of the US carriers.
Sony has officially said that we should expect the Xperia Z2 to become available in its US online store this summer (and nothing less vague than that). However, over there you can only buy unlocked units, meaning you’ll have to pay full price for the device. No subsidies for you.
So unless you’re willing to wait and then go that route, you won’t be getting an Xperia Z2 in the US, as for now Sony doesn’t have deals in place with any carrier. That may of course change in the future, but don’t get your hopes up.
Dire as this situation may be, it’s at least marginally better than what’s happening with the Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony’s answer to all the Minis out there. This smartphone won’t be officially sold in the US at all, not even in the company’s own online store. So the only way you’re going to get one in the US is via gray market or ‘unofficial’ imports.