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HTC One prices in the UK start off at £459 ($703) SIM-free, less than the Xperia Z

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:08

Several of the leading mobile phone retailers in the UK have already posted their preorder prices for the HTC One. The one and only handset ranges from £459 (~$703), through £510 at Clove, to £519 at Expansys...

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:57 9

18. pyradark (Posts: 884; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Xperia Z all they way!! thanks to its water & dust resistant points

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:08 5

21. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

and better design.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:15 3

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Htc is afraid of sony craftmanship not too mention its waterproof/dust resistance phone and flat surface design. Which phones u guys prefer in the u.k. xperia z or htc one

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:22 2

25. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Z for me all the way :D

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:00

53. pyradark (Posts: 884; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

people will choose water/dust resistant
than they so called ultra pixel that nowadays people dont care

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:21 1

24. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

the difference is not that much and here in middle east Z costs only 680$ which is way cheaper than Butterfly. i don't understand why One must cost lesser than Butterfly?!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:29 4

26. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

lol. Even if it cost much more, I will still get the Z. Build Quality guaranteed.
Beautiful Camera and lovely screen. I dont give a s**t about viewing angles btw.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:01

30. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

This article is wrong. There is only a 32 and 64 gig model so the 64 will cost 100 more on contract not the 32.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:02

31. supa_dupa (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Sony is in trouble. Their flagship is outdated...before the release...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:32

38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Nothing unusual here. They are just going thorough this every year. Outdated before being released.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:00

54. pyradark (Posts: 884; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

yup always outdated but 3rd place on smartphone sales

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:27

33. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

64 GB Htc one x plus goes for 599 payg on a lot of carriers and 250 to free on bill pay depending on tariff and contract length. I'd expect the 32gb Htc one to be similar

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:53

36. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

Great thing in lower price

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:16

43. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

look at this:

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:47

44. Aaron_R96 (unregistered)

The HTC One comes to significantly more if you happen to drop your first one in water and need a replacement! Then the XZ is half the price! ;)

In all honesty though, I think with the eco-system of Sony (incl. Walkman, playstation and cross-device NFC), better design language (IMO) as well as at least comparable specs with the HTC One definitely show us Sony are not out of it by a long way!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:49

45. Aaron_R96 (unregistered)

Oh and also, I imagine most consumers will buy either of these handsets on carriers, especially in the US and here in the UK, therefore prices will probably be exactly the same - sim-free pricing is neglible.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:15

47. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

yess htc one no debut..its far better of screen, ui, camera, sounds, harware and software..specially with less cost..battary is better cus its 4,7 inch .
im sorry sony fans i dont take xperia z only for water resistance..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:41

50. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

The Z was only $650 unlocked. Sony price cut it down to $500 a few months after launch because the first devices with Snapdragon 800s came out.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:53

51. TMach (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

A few mis-informed people so it seems, first off Clove is selling the Xperia Z for £522 unlocked and is pricing the HTC One at £510 so £12 is hardly an issue. As for the rubbish about the screen, if you've seen the Xperia Z live, you will appreciate a thing of beauty. In truth, I will probably end up getting both as these are my two favourite manufacturers for reason of their build quality and design. I doubt you could really say one is better than the other as whilst the One seems to blow every other phone out of the water on benchmarks, the margins are not great (the next best scores are from the Xperia Z by a mile from the next best) and the key is how does this translate into real time use? The two are obviously the best phones around, to be joined at some stage by the, up till now, non existent S4 (not a choice for me as don't do plasticky phones). In the words of iPhonearena, it is down to personal choice but loving the clean lines of the XZ and the robustness of the One!

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