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Sony Xperia Z price puzzle starts to fall into place: it won't be cheap

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Sony Xperia Z price puzzle starts to fall into place: it won't be cheap
After the first pricing indication for the upcoming Sony Xperia Z appeared in the form of a 528 pounds sterling (~$850) offer from Clove UK, now two more price points for a SIM-free device show up.

First off is a Sony Mobile Australia confirmation that the phone will hit for the lofty sum of 790 USD equivalent, which was said to be the price at Sony Centers for all three black, white and purple variations. Carrier-subsidized prices and the respective monthly plans will be announced at a later day.

Meanwhile, a Finnish online retailer has put a price on the Xperia Z of EUR 739 (~$988), and called it a day, but let's not forget this is preliminary pricing that is not even graduated to preorder yet. Shipping day is listed as February 28.

Tough pricing to swallow if you are buying the phone without a contract, but Sony already said they will be orienting the company towards the higher-end of the market. Besides, when these phones come to the US, the price is rarely more than $200 with a carrier contract, and $650 unsubsidized, no matter how hot the phone is.


Sony Xperia Z price puzzle starts to fall into place: it won't be cheap

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:44 28

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


No one thought this device is going to be cheap.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:49 8

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Still not affect my consideration to get it tho :)

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:46 13

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


800 usd? fair price.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 15:38 1

25. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Considering what the iPhone goes for off contract the Xperia is a decent price for a somewhat rugged phone.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:48 11

3. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


i ready my $900(Php40K) for this.. 1 year of being poor just to have this baby wohooo cant wait

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:13 6

7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Pinoy! :)) I'm sure this will come to philippines by the time s4 is announced. would it make you think twice? :)

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 18:24

27. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


N-O!! hahaha, no matter how outdated the specs are,
the Looks will never be outdated with Sony

Xperia P Owner :)

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 04:03

31. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Surely it'll arrive around May or June, Spec's will be outdated then if compared sa SGS4 no doubt. But that phones overall design. is iDrool worthy! Just look at it, Man ang ganda!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:01

26. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Bulok na to pagdating sa pinas, nakakaloka

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 05:57 12

5. Basharhd99 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


although this is expensive, i won't change my mind , IM GONNA BUY IT

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:00 8

6. franzscorp (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Bring it on!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:20 5

8. NeB89 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


In Belgium you can pre-order the Sony Xperia Z for €649.99 and you get a Smartdock DK26 with it. It's due to be delivered 18th of february. This is the same price as the Galaxy S3 and Note II had when they launched here.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:24 2

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


No thanks - I prefer the Oppo Find 5 with same specs, same screen, same camera, better design and better battery for some $300 less. I mean for crying out loud, you can almost buy 3 Nexus 4s for one Xperia Z. That's Sony's idea to get back on the mobile map?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:43 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Unpopular as expected. Wonder why anyone prefer this beast over the better priced yet equally packed and built Oppo or Huawei. All are great, but with big difference in price tag.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:25 6

15. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Oh puhlease! Sony is like.no.other
You can't easily compare their products to some Chinese phones. Sony has the QUALITY that never dies.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:31 1

17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Fanboy much?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:14 6

22. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Nope.
Im just saying the truth

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:51 12

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


Same specifications doesn't mean same hardware!

Also:
Does Oppo Find 5 supports 4G?
Does Oppo Find 5 has microSD Slot?
Does Oppo Find 5 has 2.2MP Front Facing Camera?
Does Oppo Find 5 is dust and water resistant?
Does Oppo Find 5 has FM radio?

Do you will trust Oppo over Sony?

Talking about LG Nexus 4 prices, in different countries different and prices.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:58 3

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


Does Oppo Find 5 has such thing like a Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 ?

Sony Xperia Z is a bit smaller device but display is the same size 5" !

Also have you saw Oppo web pages? I have no words...

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:34 3

18. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


hey man where is sony n where is oppo.................u r lik comparin gold n s**t.....lol..:p

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:54

19. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Oppo is on the rise baby, but I guess one needs to justify burning the extra couple of hundreds, nothing unusual about that, just ask the you know which group. ;)

Oppo BTW is a high-end blu-ray device maker in a position where they cannot make cheap-azz devices with the logo selling the product, the product needs to sell itself, and that's pretty good pressure to release something solid at a fair price point. $800 for a phone is anything but.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:21 3

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


Sorry, but Oppo even don't have a good international web page so about what trust and support we can talk about...

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:58 1

23. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Bad webpage :"( haha!

No phone is worth burning $800 (especially as it costs some $250 for the manufacturer, $300 with marketing, packing and support), but be my guest if you wanna pay more than twice for a shiny logo, not gonna tell you not to.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:34

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


I agree, it is not cheap, but we were talking about the specifications and Sony Xperia Z has better specifications and quality.

"Bad webpage :"( haha!"

There is nothing funny, if they are even unable to creat good global web page, then about what customers service and responsiblity we can talk about???

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 18:26 1

28. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


SUPER AGREE :))

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:42 5

10. VJo003 (Posts: 339; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Quality is never cheap
Unless you are Google

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:08

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


With out contract price well in this to case sony material have the same build feature as Nasa space shuttle. Sorry forgot the name of the material.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:28 3

16. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Oh damn. The price is going to rival iPhone5 32GB in the Philippines.
Still, Xperia Z! I don't want to be a "SHEap" person.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:15

20. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


No matter what the intial mad sim free prizes given online,the general price through carriers will be always the same as current handsets. This phone will be between 500 - 600 euro pay as you go and between 250-150 euro on 18 or 24 month contracts respectively,its always the case.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 19:48

29. papss (unregistered)


That is quit expensive if they want to take some market share.. They can't sell on their quality alone in afraid.. Still one sexy phone though

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 00:23

30. GodKnowsAll (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


If This Is Going To Be Pricy Then I Will Wait For Samsung Galaxy S4(Octa Core).

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