Greatest pre-order gift ever? Austrian telecom bundles free PS4 Slim with Xperia XZ Premium

If you thought Samsung offered some great pre-order gifts for the Galaxy S8, you'll be amazed at what Sony is giving away for early adopters of the Xperia XZ Premium

The company's e-stores in Europe recently started taking orders for the 2017 Sony flagship, bundling a set of premium headphones to people who reserve their unit before May 31st.
Apparently, high-end headphones are not a cool enough gift for Austria's "3" telecom, so the carrier's pre-order bonus for the XZ Premium is a free Playstation 4 Slim. This is the white 500GB version of the console we're talking about, with a controller of the same color also included in the mix. 

This is by far one of the most enticing early adopter deals we've seen to date, and we sure hope that Sony or some US carriers would consider offering similar incentives when the handset eventually becomes available Stateside.

As a reminder, the XZ Premium is one of the hottest Android flagships for 2017, which is further evidenced by the fact that it won the "Best New Smartphone" award at MWC 2017. Although the large bezels on the phone look a bit passé after the announcements of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, the handset certainly makes up for it in the hardware department. It features the powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display, and a new 19 MP main camera that can shoot super slow motion videos at 960 fps.

source: 3 Austria (translated) via The Android Soul



1. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Wow that's f**king sweet

2. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Because they know that 99.9% people wont buy this phone over the S8 otherwise.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

S8 is trash compared to the Premium.

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Shut up guys, both phones are excellent phones, that caters to different people.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet, no one buys Sony phones, even when they're much cheaper.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sony phones​ are not "much cheaper". In fact Sony's margins are higher on their phones BECAUSE they don't produce low-end garbage, something that cannot be said in favor of Sammy. Not saying the Xperia is better than the S8 (that's dumb) but it most certainly isn't "much cheaper" and neither is the rest of their lineup when compared to Samsung.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

If you've never bought Sony phones that doesn't mean that no one else will buy them. Remove your s-blind fold and open your eyes.

55. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Sony - stands for " S hame ON You" ! Sony company employees start laughing and rolling on the floor whenever they hear that a few phones are actually paid for with real money and bought by suckers worldwide. HAHAHAHAHAHA

56. umaru-chan

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

That was really dumb phonehex. You are a lot dumber than average samsung fanboys here. Try harder next time.

26. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

People buy Samsung over Sony for the same reason why iOS fans are so loyal. It's blind loyalty.

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I disagree, people buy Samsung over Sony because Samsung usually offers the better hardware (and software features too) for the same price of a Sony flagship. Nothing blind in choosing a better phone.

17. Valinor

Posts: 185; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Actually I just cancelled my xz premium order because of the crappy camera. Especially in lowlight, the xz premium sucks bigtime.

36. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 655; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Well according to the reviews of both devices the Galaxy S8 is coming out as the more favourable one. So you definetly in denial.

41. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Says the guy who bought the Z5 premium and is crying over his "Trash" investment and cant even get 40% of purchase value in resale later when he wants to upgrade! :)

49. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@phonehex I never bought a Z5 Premium dumbass. And even if I would I'd be happy to get it more than any Samesung's crappy products. Think before you assume anything from your ass.

51. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

@Plasticsh1t Now i get it , you're just a jealous person... must've purchased a Sony phone 3 years ago and you're "protecting" your sh*tty investment by brainfart comments. Go sleep with your Z4 Premium .

52. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@phonehex you're still assuming like a dumbass. Guess there is no use arguing with s-tards.

53. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Hahahaha. You just got burnt so bad !! Hahahahahahahahaha

40. hansip87

Posts: 231; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

but almost 99.9% want to have PS4 that's why..

12. peace247 unregistered

I'm just loving how s8 trashed g6 and xperia in gsmarenas blind test.

18. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

The weird part is.. Xz premium review has same night shot of the church, pic is much better than the one used for this test. Same website has 2 cery different samples ..

48. JimJ777

Posts: 10; Member since: May 04, 2015

3. mimicryXD

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Wow. thats very good bundle. way to go sony! great job

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

even i who hate sony devices may consider the phone just because of this deal unfortunately it is only for Australia

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Austria not Australia.

5. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That's a pretty insane deal.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Sony knows what's up. Pretty sweet. Can't wait to get my hands on this gem.

42. Phonehex

Posts: 770; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Its a gem .... in the rough... When you polish it .. it ends up looking like the S8.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They do these deals in the UK sometimes Is this new to you guys?

15. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

nobody would buy even if they bundle a house. Sony is no longer relevant in smartphone business.

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