x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Sony Xperia Z price revealed

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags :

Sony Xperia Z price revealed
The Sony Xperia Z is a water and dust resistant cream of the crop smartphone that still manages to deliver outstanding design, and while we knew almost everything about, one thing remained a mystery - its price. Now, UK retailer Clove has finally shed light on the Xperia Z price and it will be £440 with no value-added tax and £528 with VAT included.

That’s roughly in line with the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note II at the carrier, so if we were to judge by this similarity, the Xperia Z should carry a similar price to the new Note in the States and Europe as well.

The release date is once again confirmed to be March 1st, and then you’d be able to purchase a black or white Xperia Z.

If you still haven’t caught up with news, make sure to check out our Xperia Z hands-on and here is a quick rundown of Sony’s new Android flagship:

  • 5” 1080 x 1920 full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13 MP Exmor RS rear camera, 2.2 megapixel front camera
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass display
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable via microSD
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE support

source: Clove

51 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:27

1. aindriu80 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


I have a Sony Xperia TX. Is there much of a difference between the two ? I perfer the TX over the T. Is there much of a difference from Z to ZL ?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:34 10

5. Obie-Wan (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 May 2012)


The Z use Glass material For its front n back cover, Water n dust proof, no camera shutter key.

Meanwhile the ZL uses premium rugged plastick for its back cover, no water n dust proof, plus camera shutter key. n it's more compact than the Z.

Correct me if i'm wrong :)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:37 4

7. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


You miss the "L" in the second paragraph.... There, I corrected you...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 06:30

41. Obie-Wan (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Thx dude :)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:22 1

23. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Also the ZL has a bigger battery

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:19

39. emes360 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Are they both going to be available in Europe? I'm confused cause I've read one is for Asia and one for the rest.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:58 9

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The only thing this phone has that my already almost 2 month old HTC Droid DNA doesn't have is the microSD card slot. I have a 32GB flash drive I can connect to my HTC Droid DNA to see any movies I want, so problem solved.

Everything else is a HTC Droid DNA in a Sony body.

Man I am so glad to be an early adopter.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:04 22

13. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


well congrat to you, but im afraid i will give a credit to this because it is below 8mm slim, water resistant that i can take it a shower to wash away the fingerprint. dont get me wrong, htc make a nice device, but this is nicer :)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:17 8

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


im willing to bet the camera is slightly nicer and battery is slightly bigger on the Xperia Z/ZL than the DNA........but all are great phones overall tho

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:53 2

18. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Waiting for march Apr dosen't makes sense I bought on 21nov too
... DNA is best in market right now

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:22 2

27. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I prefer the Note. The memory limit is pretty bad and with carriers limiting the data usage, that is a real problem on the go. There's a couple other reasons, BTW. For me and many others, we never considered the DNA the top dog.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:46 2

30. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Lots of websites consider the HTC Droid DNA as THE best smartphone on Verizon. They say the Note II is good but it's too big & it's really not a smartphone, it's a phablet.

There is no better tech in the WORLD right at this very moment than the HTC Droid DNA/HTC J Butterfly.

Every other smartphone that comes out this spring will be just like the HTC Droid DNA, & that includes this Sony Xperia Z.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:40 2

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok I can wipe finger prints off my phone & I don't need to take it in the shower. Why you need to shower with your phone I don't know. lol

Also you put your 8mm phone next to my HTC Droid DNA & the difference in thickness will minimal at BEST.

Also you have to wait months to get the that phone when I have had basically that phone since Nov. 21st.

Also the SLCD 3 on the HTC Droid DNA is a better screen than the Bravia on the Sony Xperia Z.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 15:19 1

42. igahlot (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


First the water resistance helps your phone to remain intact when some water drops spill on it.. You dont have to take your fone in the shower for that . water resistance is always an added advantage.

Bravia engine is THE BEST video viewing xperience possible.

And yes as they say patience always pays off so its always worth waiting before buying something amazing

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 02:42 1

47. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Better than BRAVIA?
you haven't even tested Xperia Z or ZL so how can you say its better?
Xperia Z and ZL is designed very well.It looks good and yet,TOUGH.
I cant say the design is better than the DNA because design is personal preference.

In terms of speed and performance both are very identical cause they use the same CPU and GPU.

In camera quality,Xperia Z and ZL is better because it has a 13mp camera and sony is a very great camera sensor manufacturer.

In User interface,I prefer time scape UI because it looks very formal and neat and dosent lag unlike the HEAVY SENSE ui.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:34 2

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


Being based in the UK, the HTC Droid/Butterfly is not even released yet so it looks like this or wait for the HTC M7 or whatever it is called! The HTC Butterfly is pretty much dead before even being released as unless someone is a die hard HTC fan, you will probably opt for this or wait for the S4. Guess if you are a die hard HTC fan, you may choose to wait for the upcoming HTC M7

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:49

45. kingread (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Hardware might be the same but product quality is not, is like comparing Taiwan and Japan.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:28 8

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


That's fair price, provided the camera if top notch.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:36 1

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


Price is a bit on the high side for this might wait for it to drop a bit or opt for something else but defo not the S4. Not touching Samsung products again, don't care if it wakes you up and makes toast and coffee, after poor build quality of the S3 and cracking issue!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:28 10

3. shareeff (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Take my money SONY

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:32 3

4. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


No Sony! Price it aggressively like your Xperia P, Xperia U!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:37 5

6. Basharhd99 (Posts: 80; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


it's play station certified, right?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:47 5

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


PA, when you review this phone...you can't give it an 8. I'm expecting something more...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:50 12

9. adjou (Posts: 104; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


8.1

There

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 08:12 3

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sorry, I don't trust adjou.com!!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:55 4

10. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I want this s**t badly..............

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:55 4

11. nelcquc (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


this is already a copetitive price

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:09

15. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


it is equivalent to USD710, i saw some of the site it cost USD670 or even less, well lets wait the exact price at march

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:09 1

14. jopancy (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


I just love this phone's tight chassis. When it gets hot just drop it into a bucket of water! Problem solved.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:25 2

28. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Usually they are water resistant, as in splashing, rain, etc... Not submersible. Would be cool though.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories