Sony Xperia Z2 European prices revealed, European wallets scream
Sony Mobile unveiled the European prices of the latest Sony flagship phone, the Xperia Z2. The water-resistant beautiful beast which renovates the Z1 with the latest Qualcomm silicon, 3GB RAM, and 4K video recording, will be priced between $822 and $960 (599 and 699 EUR) in different regions of the EU, and a salty $995 (599 GBP) in Britain.
The segmentation is as follows: the Xperia Z2's lowest price is in Germany, where it will retail for $822 (599 EUR). In France, Italy, and Spain, however, customers will exhaust a whopping $960 (699 EUR) for Sony's latest. So, if you live there and want an unlocked phone, the best course of action might be to make a 100 EUR trip to Germany for the weekend and buy the Xperia Z2 there. The Netherlands will have the phone for $891 (649 EUR), and Sweden will get it for $917 (5995 SEK, 667 EUR).
Prices elsewhere are yet to be announced. The Xperia Z2 will be available globally in March.
source: Xperia Blog
1. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Ouch, here i was hoping for atleast 600. I can't even afford 600 but 800 damn. Guess i won't have a sony phone till the end of 2015 when my contract ends, christ. I hope US prices go down from that lol
12. AstronautJones (Posts: 262; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Usually the price in the US is the same as the price in Euros, meaning a 650 euro price ends upat around $650.
Would be totally reasonable.
16. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
that is not true
consumer electronics are generally a bit less expensive in the States, given that EU has VAT. the nexus 5 for instance sells for mere $350 in the states while it will set you back at $400 for the same thing in the UK,
20. izim1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
You either missed his point or completely ignored it just for the sake of arguing. What he said was usually the number is about the same only currency symbol changes. No conversion necessary. As in something that costs 650euros will cost 650 dollars in the US. Get it?
22. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
lol i didn't read it, but still more pricey am i right?
28. ivanprskalo (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
I was hoping for cheaper Z1, but it seem like Sony is adopting term semi-flagship, so that half year old flagship phone becomes vice flagship model, and just go on with the same price, just new model comes with more expensive price tag...
It will all come down, to normal prices like 400-450€ for Z2 in just couple months.
Still, I am waiting (with LG G2 in my pocket) for Z2 compact model, because this particular one seem just too big, it is in phablet category for God's sake... nevertheless nice phone, just too big...
2. android_hitman (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
Sony, please keep it for yourself.
Nowadays it seems that the top mobile manufacturers are adopting apple's strategy... less innovation but pricier products.
8. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
It's really expensive, I agree
but at least Sony and Apple use premium materials and while you hold their phones you can feel the premium feel of it but others use cheap materials and price it like a premium device.
18. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
hey this is still cheaper than the 5s
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
$1,000 in Britain @_@ Crazy price. Not going to sell well.
17. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
And now you're going to buy "all the new One".
You forgot this part of your comment!
5. stijnvbrummelen (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)
I live in the Netherlands. Price is reasonable. Xperia z1 compact costs here 760 dollar, note 3 800 dollar and iPhone 5S 16 GB 970 dollar. We call the nexus 5 16 GB a bargain at 550 dollar. So the price is normal.
7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 401; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
same in my country, people think USA prices are possible in Europe when thats impossible for many reasons
10. stijnvbrummelen (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)
Yes, in European countrys you pay more VAT, andere dont forget that most of the carriers give free phones at a 2 year contract. In the US you pay for the most high end phones $200,- after signing a 2 year contract.
9. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
One of the highest end devices made to date, it's going to be expensive.
11. red_fox (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2013)
Holy Smokes!!! it's way to expensive, I wouldn't mind buying it if it priced around 700$ anything beyond that is no.
13. TisaTsir (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
just give it time, at least 5 months and the prices will drop to at least €480.
14. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)
that's my problem on sony smartphones. to be honest sony is much more better than any samsung phones.. i can say this even though i am a samsung fan. but my only problem about sony is the price.. its too expensive!
23. Saravana (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
You are making people to search your comment #8
24. anleoflippy (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
I'm baffled that why Asian countries gets it at a cheaper price compare to non-Asian countries.
25. Zhephyr (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I do like sony product but its like buying an Apple product with that price.
26. LuckyS (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
This price is completely earned. Expensive, but worth every euro.