Deal: Unlocked Sony Xperia XZ drops to just $315 on Amazon and B&H


Last month, one of Sony's older flagship smartphones, namely the Xperia XZ was on sale at Amazon for $400. Considering the phone was launched in the United States last year for $700, we thought that was a pretty good deal for Sony fans.

One month later, Amazon and B&H have decided the Xperia XZ must be put on sale once again, but for an even lower price. Starting this weekend, Sony Xperia XZ can be had for just $315 at either of the two US retailers.

The unlocked model comes with US warranty, but it will only work on GSM carriers in the country (so no Sprint and Verizon). Since the Sony Xperia XZ 32GB usually sells for around $400, you'll be saving $85 if you decide to go for the deal.

And if you're worried about software support, Sony is expected to provide Xperia XZ users with an Android 8.0 Oreo update at some point. For the time being, the more recent Xperia XZ Premium is getting the update, but other Xperia smartphones will follow soon.

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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not bad at all really.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Doesn't get any better when looking for a device on a budget than picking up a previous year flagship for less than half the price.

2. royaldragonss

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

An absolute steal.

4. fyah_king unregistered

Wish the screen was bigger.

5. sunnyfpy

Posts: 281; Member since: May 12, 2013

Forget it, get the latest flagship,!

6. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I knew i should have waited. I got the V20 when it went to 350 like 3 months ago. Been wanting a Sony again since i killed my Z5P.

7. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

How is your experience with the LG? cause I actually got the XZ for $470 early this year and I've been wondering about LG offerings... And for the price, the V20 seems like an awesome deal as well... bigger, higher res screen, 4GB of RAM and similar specs otherwise...

12. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

So far the V20 is solid. Camera could be better, but I use Auto instead of Manual. I got the unlocked one, but it doesn't get security updates like the carrier locked ones.

8. theot14430 unregistered

Poor Sony. Struggling for the mobile niche.

14. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

actually is one of the few making profits out of it.... I like what they offer, and the software is pretty good. Also the prices of previous models drops very fast which is good for a buyer (bad for one selling)... and for me that is great

9. Junito

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

HTC makes device, everyone complains about the bezel. Sony makes a device that looks like a snow scraper, due to is huge bezel. OMG!!! OMG!!! I should had waited for Sony

15. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You've never been on a Sony article before? the bezel complain is always in one of the top comments.... In my opinion, I don't care as loon as the STB ratio is over 70%... the iPhones are worst at 65%... at least sony place front firing stereo speakers...

10. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

That does not come with a finger print scanner right?

13. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Nope, but if you flash the UK ROM and void your warranty it does.

16. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I don't think the warranty is void if you do... you can easily flash it back to the US one and no one could tell... I bought the XZ (EU version) but the X (US version) for my wife and I had to flash a UK ROM... her device behaves actually better than mine sometimes.

11. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Great deal for a secondary phone ..

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