Sony Xperia Z2 price and availability: here's where you can buy one from
As of this writing, the Sony Xperia Z2 is not available through any US wireless carrier (although rumors suggest that it might land with Verizon soon). You can, however, grab the international version, model D6503, from several online retailers. Expansys has the phone on sale for $749.99 - $759.99, in either black or white. The phone comes unlocked and with no contract obligations, of course. At Mobile City Online, the black and white Sony Xperia Z2 models are priced at $699.99 unlocked, while at Negri Electronics, all color variants of the Sony Xperia Z2 cost $706.50 unlocked.
Sellers on Amazon are also willing to provide you with a Sony Xperia Z2, but the only listings we came across did not provide warranty. The international model is on sale there for around $665. As for the official Sony online store, the Xperia Z2 is not being offered there yet.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is also on sale from Phones4u, with monthly contract costs varying between £37.99 and £57, depending on what you want it to include. Many tariffs that provide you the phone for free are also available. Carphone Warehouse has the Xperia Z2 in stock as well, and to make its offers even more tempting, the retailer is giving a £100 credit when you trade in any smartphone. Costs of monthly plans with EE, O2, and Vodafone range from £39.99 to £53, with no up-front payment for the phone required.
Sony Xperia Z2
1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I guess Sony just doesn't do that well in the U.S. that's why they are taking their good old time to release the Z2 there...
6. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Yeah - they just started selling unlocked Z1 LTE on their US website - hehe. eBay is the best option for US buyers - I think. I got mine from a Taiwanese seller over a month ago and it was delivered in two days! It came with NC headset and dock as well.
2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Sony really has to put effort on marketing. From potential buyers, I guess that 7 out of 10 don't even know that Sony makes smartphones.
8. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
True - but they need to make their phones available through the US carriers first. No amount of marketing would help otherwise. Majority of the US population don't buy unlocked phones - they just don't.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The majority of US population doesn't have easy access to a wide range of affordable unlocked smartphones.
If someone could easily buy a 64GB OnePlus One for $300 instead of a 16GB Samsung S5 for $200 (w/subsidy) or ~$650 without, I think a lot of people would go with the $300 64GB OnePlus One.
Sony either has to make deals with the carriers or do something bold and offer the Z2 unlocked on their US website for around $450. They would sell plenty of phones at this price, basically a small premium over the Nexus 5.
10. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Well, most people here in the US would still buy a $200 subsidized phone over $300 OnePlus One as they have to pay for the plan and data anyway. I see your point but $200 is the ultimate price ATT, Verizon, Sprint folks are willing to pay for a flagship. OnePlus one has to be priced lower than $200 to beat that, which is virtually impossible.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It is hard to say exactly what will happen and what you describe is the key market test in the US for the $300 no-contract flagship. I am guessing a fairly large number of people will realize they will make that $100 up pretty fast with the $15/month discount most major carriers give their BYOD customers.
The customer ends up ahead after 7 months. That's within the realm of cash flow management for a lot of people.
There's also the "deal" aspect of it which drives a lot of US shoppers. They are getting a $650+ flagship phone for $300.
I guess if OnePlus ever sells the One for real, we'll learn more.
3. drazwy (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
Hard to get a US presence if you don't even try.
4. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
Are you sure YOU MEANT TO SAY S5 is available and not Z2. I think everyone should check the post ANSWER Z2 questions the author talks about galaxy s5. CHEck it out everybody. I think he lost Focus luaghed my butt off.
7. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
LOL - as someone else said it's hard to get PA out of 'Samsung' mode :P
12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
G3 is announcement is near tiered if the z2 already,and im waiting on this one lg has to offer.its gonna be an awesome divice..
13. techloverNYC (Posts: 400; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
The fact that I have to search where to buy this phone, means this phone is not selling that well or is well known outside of phone arena.