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Sony Xperia Z appears for preorder on Expansys UK, this time at $644

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Sony Xperia Z appears for preorder on Expansys UK, this time at $644
UPDATE: A much more reputable tech retailer like Expansys has put the Z up for preorder for the comparatively low price of 399 pounds sterling with VAT, which equates to $644 SIM-free - a pretty good price for a flagship phone, though this is for the black version only for now.

It's a small but significant update to the pricing strategy for the Sony Xperia Z we have today, coming from a Slovakian online tech retailer. The phone is up for preorder there at EUR 606 (~$809) SIM-free, which is roughly in line with every flagship smartphone launch in Europe.

Yesterday we saw prices nearing a grand in Europe, and the phone was tipped by Sony Mobile Australia to cost the equivalent of $790 down under. 

The more we are nearing the launch, which retailers are pegging for the end of next month in Europe, the more it seems that Sony won't be commanding a hefty premium for the handset, but rather ship it in the 600-700 range, what most high-ends typically go for without contract shackles upon release anyway.

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posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:46 2

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


In the end, it cost $199 on US carrier 2yr contract lol :)

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:48

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


There is probably a VAT that is pushing up the sell price. No VAT in the U.S.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:49

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Of course is vat lol... Cost 809 in Europe but 790 in Australia...

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:53

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Different VAT %? I don't know if Australia has a VAT, though. If no VAT in Australia, then other factors would drive the sell price.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 08:19

21. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Carrier locked it'll be 599 euro on pay as you go,contract I reckon 250-150 depending on 18 or 24 myth contract. Its the same every year for the top handsets

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:50 2

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


So Wendy, are you going to get the Z as your next phone?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:52 5

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


Definitely, ten months later of course lol... I ran out of money Lolol :p

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:55 1

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


But in 10 months, Apple will be releasing the iP6. Sure you could pass up a bright, shiny, new iP6 for a 6 month old Z?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 05:57 3

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


Never pay to Apple a single cent :p
I received it from someone who wish to abandon it... I'm just a collector lol...

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 06:05 4

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Nexus 4 with fullHD screen for $500 extra.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 06:13 2

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Haha, the iSony crowd doesn't like the truth.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:40 3

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Says iOppo crowd member.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:49 1

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


I love to see android fans fighting each other :p

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 09:20 5

22. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I love to see you staying loyal and a cult hippy to Apple.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 06:19 2

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


The problem is that it's hard to get the Device...

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 06:50

12. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Apart from the waterproof feature and a tougher glass

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:01 2

13. sarb009 (Posts: 282; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Crazy price no surprise why sony is not so successful in mobile phones. Who the hell care so much abt water resistance ? But ppl do care abt high price

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:49 2

17. pyradark (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


people are buying expensive Iphone with nothing but its Brand.
Millions of people love to travel, bring their phone on beach without worrying it will get wet.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:59 2

19. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


So much ignorance in one comment. Post updated, its $644. I happen to live in a very rainy country (its raining right now as im typing), so water resistance is a good feature

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:18

14. Ameliahunter (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


It's also available at Amazon for 649 Euros... I think it's a nice phone, and maybe I'll even buy it, but I want a Galaxy Note, too... Mmm, can't decide!!!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 07:42 1

16. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


you have the same dilemma as me, but plz don't compare this beauty with Gnote2.
every aspect is almost the same with Sony edging in some aspects like camera and water and dust proof certification.
so you see i made my decision. this is much much better and much more classy than note2.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 08:06 2

20. aayupanday (Posts: 450; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That is a much better price point as compared to the others before.....

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 09:55 2

23. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


This is 5" full HD display, so i think the price is quite reasonable, considering the spec and also everything inside and outside..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 04:03

24. Bedz81 (Posts: 46; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


Really? i just checked out their site and it shows £529?? I was prepared to sell my Xperia T to fund it for that price.

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