Sony Xperia XZ officially goes on sale for $699.99


Sony's new Xperia XZ flagship is now officially available to purchase. The device, which went up for pre-order last month, gets an aluminum build and a strong set of internal features. If you're looking to join the ranks of the early adopters, you can snag the XZ on Amazon in either Black or Silver for $699.99.

As a refresher, the Xperia XZ includes a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC and 3 GB RAM. There's a 23-megapixel main camera flanked by a 13-megapixel shooter for selfies, 32 gigs of expandable storage and a 2900 mAh battery to keep the lights on. 

While the Xperia XZ does have its advantages as we outlined in our review, the price tag will be a deal-breaker for many. A number of Sony's competing Snapdragon 820-powered handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 have been around for a while now, and as such, are much cheaper.

Still, devotees and fans of Sony's archetypal design might think differently, and if you'd like to grab the Xperia XZ, please hit the source link below. At the time of writing, stocks seem to be depleting rapidly, with only 6 and 19 units remaining of the Silver and Black variants respectively. As such, move quickly if you don't want to miss out. 

Source: Amazon

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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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32 Comments

1. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Only 700 dollars for the same thing that every other company is churning out. Lol

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/BLU-Pure-XR,Sony-Xperia-XZ,OnePlus-3/phones/10216,10218,10017 BLU Pure XR $299 VS Xperia XZ $699 VS OnePlus 3 $399.... Sony must be content selling very few phones... Also I think it's funny that when I swyped in "Sony" into the Google keyboard "Don't" came up as an autocorrect.

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, Doakie... Sony also seems to be walking down the plank, the other being Microsoft who is selling a Snapdragon 210 for a hefty $200... Lets take a quick glance at its assets, shall we? FHD Display ("Just" 423 PPI, still better than iPhone 7's sub 400 though), average looks, just 3Gigs of sweet stuff and a ridiculous price tag... The optics seems quite promising at 23MP and 13MP and knowing Sony, will likely yield an impressive result but still... It seems like a pretty decent Phone... But 700 Yankee Bucks? I don't know, lads! Sony's name might be well recognized in home appliances industry, but in the highly competitive 'Droid World, one have to make some serious waves and splashes to get noticed... Otherwise you'll slip right under the radar... Take Note 7s for example, exploding everywhere to get to the headlines! ;-) Oh well... G'Day!

40. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 615; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Having had the Z3 and used the Z3+ (or whatever the name was) the camera is always hyped up and then they produce mediocre results. Especially when the flash or SA mode is involved. So they can be very iffy

51. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Your blu is using Gorilla Glass 3, doesn't record in 4k, has a s**tty GPU, microSD up to 64 GB, Bluetooth 4.0 and how's the battery life ?

56. asdfONE

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Sony is cheaper than samsung and the google pixel out of the US tho. Sony probably isn't targetting the american market

48. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

3gb ram only.

4. torr310

Posts: 1691; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

While HTC 10 is $550... one must have loved $ony that much to buy it.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Dude, the HTC 10 is still overpriced at $550. The Axon 7($399), OnePlus 3($399), and Honor 8($499) whoop the 10's butt in bang for the buck.

17. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Of course those phones are a better bargain but htc 10 is still a better phone.

22. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Not true, each of those phones takes the advantages that the 10 is known for (sound, build quality, screen, performance, software experience, etc.) and trumps it. The Axon whips it in screen, sound, and at least matches it's build. The OnePlus subjectively matches the build, but kills it in performance and has clean software (I personally like it's photos samples across the Web better than the 10's). Not sure about the Honor 8, but it's still performance rivals the 10. All of these, mind you, at a much lower price.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Congratulations, you just combined three phones to match one. Oh......you forgot one thing though. Updates!!!!!!!! Which the HTC blows those three out of the water. 1+ has such a bad track record at updating their devices it's stupifying. They have 4 f'ing phones........how hard is it to get updates out to 4 phones!?

26. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

True. Since HTC started guaranteeing 2 years of updates for Flagship phones, they seem to have followed through well enough. http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-pledges-provide-2-years-worth-updates-new-flagship-devices-346186/

57. asdfONE

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

My old Sony Xperia z from 2013 still got updates tho. Last update was at the end of last year bout november-december.

47. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Htc m10 is ugly.

27. maherk

Posts: 7002; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As much as I love the Axon 7, but I ll pay the extra 150 and get myself the excellent 10. It's one of the most underrated smartphones for 2016.

36. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

OnePlus 3's camera is not impressive and storage is not expendable Honor 8 has a crappy GPU for a supposed bang for the buck flagship , overhyped but no go dual camera system , no 4K Video , Crap 1080p video , EMUI is worse than $HIT , No proper Dev Support bec of Kirin SOCs , crap battery despite the 1080p display and 14 nm Soc .

23. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And OnePlus 3 is like... $350 with a bigger display and twice the RAM? One must have loved HT€ that much to buy it... Oh well... G'Day!

7. earn1sec

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

lol 700$? sony mobile will die very soon

16. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Expensive much?!

18. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Pretty high price Sony when you're giving the US disabled hardware right out of the box.

19. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

rip sony.soon it will rip

21. sharafat

Posts: 3; Member since: May 21, 2012

Sony is s amazing engineering and please first understand it then purchase ..american have no knowledge about display,sound,betry care and design so that,s why they purchase samsung and iphone,

31. maherk

Posts: 7002; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Clearly you are one of those "Americans" you're talking about, you know, those who knows nothing about screens, cameras, etc...

32. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If he's American then the language arts dept. of the education system failed him big time!

37. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

DOA, and a shame because I like Sony. The more successful companies, the better for the consumer.

49. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Like your avatar.

41. johnh3

Posts: 147; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

In Europe you get some nice headphones included if you pre-order the XZ:https://estore.sonymobile.com/gb/ifa2016/ And here the fingerprint sensor working to if course .

44. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Always funny to see the hate Sony gets on American websites and youtube channels. Most of them have probably never seen an Xperia device in real live and they have only watched negative reviews like PA's review, so I can understand it. It's funny though, as lots of European reviewers (like Btekt and Recombu) and Asian reviewers really liked the XZ (and Z5 before it) and rated it very high. They are also very well received by the general public overhere. It even sold out in 45 mins in Taiwan:http://www.xperiablog.net/2016/09/21/xperia-xz-pre-orders-sell-out-in-45-minutes-in-taiwan/ It's also priced lower than the competition (S7 edge) + it comes with a €200 Sony extra bass heapdhone on pre-order. That's not a bad deal if you ask me. But it's Sony's own fault that they don't sell in the US: they're not paying for reviews (not as much as other brands) and they are are not even trying without a fingerprint scanner (c'mon Sony..) and a high price tag.

46. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Phone reviewers are the one buying up the phone.

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