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Sony Xperia Z available in the U.K.; phone offered to U.S. buyers for $849

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Sony Xperia Z available in the U.K.; phone offered to U.S. buyers for $849
Expected to be launched in the U.K. on March 1st, a number of U.K. retailers have started offering the Sony Xperia Z a day early. The device is being offered unlocked and SIM free for various prices with Phones4U apparently the cheapest option at £489.95 ($745 USD). Unlocked Mobiles is selling the device for £514.98 ($783 USD) and Clove has a price tag on the unit reading £522 ($793 USD), although that includes a free wireless speaker worth £65 ($99 USD).

U.S. buyers can purchase the phone for $849, unlocked

U.S. buyers can purchase the phone for $849, unlocked

If you are looking to go the subsidized route, Carphone Warehouse will give you the Black or White Sony Xperia Z for free with a £36 ($55 USD) per month contract. For the same price, Orange gives you a choice of the black or white model of the handset with 600 voice minutes, unlimited texts, and 1 GB of data. Want more voice minutes? For the same price you can have 900 minutes, unlimited texts, and 250 MB of data. If more data is what you need, EE will give you unlimited calls, texts and 20 GB of data for £61 ($93 USD). Crave a purple version of the phone? You can get one exclusively from O2 with a plan starting at £39 ($59 USD) a month.

No U.S. carrier has stepped up to the plate yet to announce that they will be offering the phone in the U.S. If you don't mind missing out on LTE service, you can purchase the Sony Xperia Z unlocked for $849 from GSM Nation. The phone is compatible with AT&T on the 850MHz frequency, which will allow for 3G speed while the 1700MHz frequency coverage allows for EDGE connectivity over T-Mobile's pipeline.

source: UnwiredView

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posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:03 12

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow $849.00 for 2012 specs?!? Thanks but no thanks.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:07 14

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You Forgot to add that HTC Droid DNA is better, didn't you?!

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 08:18

50. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The HTC Droid DNA actually came out in 2012. Don't get the Sony Xperia Z people, get either the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S IV. lol

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 09:52

51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You are just an HTC Droid DNA owner which just can't come to terms that there is a new and better "sheriff in town" a.k.a. Sony Xperia Z. And you just can't handle that other feel the hype about Sony Xperia Z. And that's why you are squealing in every article about Sony Xperia Z, you feel butthurt. ;D

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:12 8

5. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Even worse than that.

Poor battery
Poor ergonomics
Washed out screen
Purple tinted photos

It's got the Sony logo, fanboys gonna wet themselves over this

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:19 16

6. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


and have you experienced the phone?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 18:29 4

41. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I have here in Australia

I can tell you its outside is the best till today
But inside(sorry i have to say this) is even worse than GS3
Idk what they did with their UI but it is seriously laggy and looks not cool (laggy especially phone, call, text)
And I still have no idea why they need the big tile as background for the application

To sum up, it is not worth $849 even if you are an early adapter..you gatta wait till the price goes down

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 23:26 1

46. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


hey u should have seen china made xperia z i think.... :p..lol

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 00:15 2

47. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I hope so otherwise you guys will be so disappointed with it on your hand

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:21 15

7. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


have you worked with this phone or you're just a butthurt fanboy?
or maybe you only credit those biased reviews of this phone.
Grow Up.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:42 12

11. Rexperia (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


What's problem with you? Are you mad? Did Sony treat you bad? Calm down and grow up! If you don't like it then go look for your dreams phone... Pathetic..

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:44 13

12. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


my friend from london who owns the Z himself has told me that the phone beats the heck out of BUTTERFLY ! the screen is washed out , camera is the best till date & battery lasts more than a day !

its the fan boys from HTC & SAMSUNG who has done Z damage !

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:04 4

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Poor ergonomics"

Troll, do you even know what is ergonomics...

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:24 5

20. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Read the reviews instead of being a famboi

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:36 6

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


First of all I don't need to reade any reviews to know what is ergonomics.

Second, one review may say that Sony Xperia Z has bad ergonomics while another review may say that Sony Xperia Z has good ergonomics, then what?

And what if review will say you to jump off the roof, do you will jump?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:07 3

26. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Drpain work for Samsung! :-)

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 16:15

34. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


the same specs and lower price

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 18:39 2

42. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


you're a poor reviewer it have STAMINA STAND BY MODE for longer and turn off web traffic 2400 maH battery. FULL HD 1080P screen 6.9 MM THICK Smaller than youre crappy iPhone TEMPER GLASS stronger than fragile glass. need i say more? learn too look at review phones before u say something

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 18:18

52. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Not sure what to make of haters like you other than conclude a) either you can't afford the phone or b) you are simply a butthurt fanboy of another maker. I have just spent a full day with this phone and after having it on and using it all day, phone calls texting, playing Angry Birds out of boredom and watching a movie, I still have 56% battery left! The screen is simply to die for and I have had them all and still own the HTC One X+ and Xperia T as well as the Nexus 4! The colours are so rich and vivid on this phone, it almost hurts as the images are that sharp - you will need to use it in real life to appreciate......oh, I forgot, you are simply trolling and never held this phone or yo are just a fanboy of .........

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 06:43

54. joshOps85 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Wow sounds amazing, water resistance is a big plus for me so I'll eventually get this I think, how much was yours?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:25 3

8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


THIS IS UNLOCKED through the U.K. I'm waiting for U.S. CARRIER vsrsion.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:01 5

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Wow, the amount of Sony and Nokia fans here lately surprises me...

Seriously though, the Xperia Z IS a 2012 phone in a world soon to be full of 2013 beasts. I mean, the Z isn't bad by any means, every phone has it's cons, but it's just late to the party; and to be late while pricing it that high is just absurd. I can pre order a 32 GB HTC One for about $700, which is a true 2013 flagship.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:55

30. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Actually, if it had the Qualcomm 600 like it really should have, don't know how Sony screwed up there, the Z would be much better than the HTC One. It looks better, is thinner, better ergonomics(button placement), better screen size to phone size ratio etc.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 18:24 1

40. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Sony fanboys will have to say make sense of the Xperia Z old chipset, the not so great bravia engine, and the company's bad reputation with updates. Not to mention the borong UI. Now lets count the dislikes.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 12:29

29. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


it has the same specs of the htc one same processor, jelly bean. I think the z offers more with the water resistant dust, really good headphones, and is made of glass

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 23:22 1

44. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


f**k off mate water resistant high end mobile is 2012 spec.......ooff!!
.......where ru leavin mate...??????????

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 23:24 1

45. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


i know it is costlier but by d release of s4 it will be reduced to 700$ i guess.....

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:08 11

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


the purple one is a real eye catcher but its very difficult to find one.
i think i must go for white

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:48 2

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You can pre order the purple one here for $770;

http://negrielectronics.com/sony-xperia-z-unlocked-purple.html#.US-J1jCkofU

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 10:09 12

4. Esf_Kid (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


my beauty is coming.
can't wait anymore and want to buy a PURPLE one.

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