Sony Xperia Z price revealed

The Sony Xperia Z, formerly known only by its "Yuga" codename, might very well be the embodiment of a badly kept secret. Candid photos of it have leaked more than once already, not to mention that a Russian blog even got the chance to give it a thorough preview. And now, yet another piece of the Sony Xperia Z puzzle has been thrown on the table, namely the retail price of the device.

According to this leaked, seemingly legitimate image, the Sony Xperia Z will cost 19,990 Thai Baht. That equals to about $655 off-contract, which seems like a price you'd expect attached to a smartphone of this rank. The handset's pricing might differ in other markets, but perhaps the gap will not be that wide. For those who need a refresher, the Xperia Z packs a 5-inch, 1080p screen, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-a-chip, 2GB of RAM, and a 12MP Exmor RS camera. Add to all that the water-tight body and the presence of Android 4.1 out of the box and you get a high-end smartphone that will surely make a geek's heart skip a beat.

The Sony Xperia Z is expected to be announced during CES 2013 in Las Vegas. For those who'd like to keep an eye on the show, check out the CES schedule of events and the list of devices that might make an appearance.

source: SonyXP (translated) via Techkiddy

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wow the design of this bad boy is nice! :) O and "Sony XP" is also a really nice way to advertise the name........Liking it alot

5. wendygarett unregistered

$655 is super attractive to me :) Hate me or not I will ready my savings for this babe no matter what... I guess Japan is rising after that election lol

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i am done judging you wendy LOL.............I really dont know which phone you "want"......."may have"...........or are looking to get in the Either way, Youve become a friend and ill just keep it at that......and just "smh" at you in the mean time haha :)

7. wendygarett unregistered

We love and hate each other... That's what friends for dude... And I don't care those sony fans push me away for getting this... NOT THIS TIME!!! +1

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dude...(s)he's an Apple supporter with an Android phone looking forward to own a Lumia :D

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

o really? cuz i could of sworn she said she had an iphone as well loool........and is looking forward to "owning" a blackberry!

25. bluexperia

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

(s)he's= shemale?? LOL

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Um...i guess you're new here. Wendy here is very famous :D and you not knowing her gender is a disrespect to him-er. Now i'm confused, lol.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sony Xperia Z and ZL are attracting my attention but there is few thing that I still don't like first one I don't like that ZL has camera at the bottom and that they both are comming with Android 4.1. But let's hope that it is only rumors and camera will be at the top and OS will be Android 4.2. At the moment everything elese looks fine for me. :)

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

it worths paying even 700 for this beast and what about the battery? if that be known, i'll make my final decision

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yea battery is a must now a days, but lets not panic if its not an extremely high capacity like 3000 mAh! Because maybe this time around Sony has done a bit of "optimizing" ;) We'll see soon enough :)

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

3000 mAh would be perfect, but if Sony uses a bad battery like those of HTC, i will not buy it in that case i have other choices i my mind, like SGNote2 with its powerful battery

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

htc's batteries are not "bad" man...........just not as "excellent" as some like the motorola razr maxx

18. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

by bad i don't mean bad quality, i mean the batteries HTC uses for its phones can not support their high specs well look at butterfly, 2020 mAh for a 1080p screen phone is ridiculous

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

ummmmmmm i know what the numbers show.......but have you actually read any reports as to how those numbers hold up in real life usage?? They tend to be pretty decent given the low capacity count bro........numbers arent always everything, know what i mean?

30. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

They where talking about 2800-3200mah if remeber correctly bu atleast 2800-3k something

28. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

I had a feeling its around 2200mah, but with sony proper optimize, this could be great. Remember their 6000mah batt for xperia tab which provide 9-10hrs of web browsing. Compare that to other tab equip with 7-10kmah


Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I remember reading the benchmark results somewhere, that said the yuga and the odin drained out of battery while they were being tested, I hope it has been fixed since. Really looking forward to this 5" beast

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

welp.........thats not a good report lol but lets wait and see the "final" report shall we? :)


Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

*fingers crossed* :)

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

They drained battery not while they were being tested with various benchmarks, they drained battery when they were wirelessly streaming 1080p video to the TV!

4. MeoCao unregistered

Price is nothing w/o built in storage But what a sexy phone, hopefully the software is smooth and battery life is great to match the design.

8. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Xperia arc's beautiful design still cannot be matched.

12. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looks more like LG Optimus G to me.

16. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Except this is how you make a rectangular black slab with class. :)

17. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Which itself looks like the Xperia GX seen from front.

14. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

holy s**t.... i'm going to compare this and the oppo find5 camera quality

15. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

19. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That price tag is worth it considering the specs!

20. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Looks great. Sleek and understated. Wow, there's finally going to be some real competition for the next Galaxy phone with this, the Butterfly and Find5. How is Samsung going to compete with the quad core S4 pro, 5" 1080P 440ppi RGB LCDs and solid build quality of the Xperia Z and the other already mentioned 5" phones...

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