Sony Xperia Z price revealed

Sony Xperia Z price revealed
The Sony Xperia Z is a water and dust resistant cream of the crop smartphone that still manages to deliver outstanding design, and while we knew almost everything about, one thing remained a mystery - its price. Now, UK retailer Clove has finally shed light on the Xperia Z price and it will be £440 with no value-added tax and £528 with VAT included.

That’s roughly in line with the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note II at the carrier, so if we were to judge by this similarity, the Xperia Z should carry a similar price to the new Note in the States and Europe as well.

The release date is once again confirmed to be March 1st, and then you’d be able to purchase a black or white Xperia Z.

If you still haven’t caught up with news, make sure to check out our Xperia Z hands-on and here is a quick rundown of Sony’s new Android flagship:

  • 5” 1080 x 1920 full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13 MP Exmor RS rear camera, 2.2 megapixel front camera
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass display
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable via microSD
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE support

source: Clove

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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 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. aindriu80

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

I have a Sony Xperia TX. Is there much of a difference between the two ? I perfer the TX over the T. Is there much of a difference from Z to ZL ?

5. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

The Z use Glass material For its front n back cover, Water n dust proof, no camera shutter key. Meanwhile the ZL uses premium rugged plastick for its back cover, no water n dust proof, plus camera shutter key. n it's more compact than the Z. Correct me if i'm wrong :)

7. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You miss the "L" in the second paragraph.... There, I corrected you...

41. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Thx dude :)

23. Retro-touch unregistered

Also the ZL has a bigger battery

39. emes360

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Are they both going to be available in Europe? I'm confused cause I've read one is for Asia and one for the rest.

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The only thing this phone has that my already almost 2 month old HTC Droid DNA doesn't have is the microSD card slot. I have a 32GB flash drive I can connect to my HTC Droid DNA to see any movies I want, so problem solved. Everything else is a HTC Droid DNA in a Sony body. Man I am so glad to be an early adopter.

13. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

well congrat to you, but im afraid i will give a credit to this because it is below 8mm slim, water resistant that i can take it a shower to wash away the fingerprint. dont get me wrong, htc make a nice device, but this is nicer :)

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

im willing to bet the camera is slightly nicer and battery is slightly bigger on the Xperia Z/ZL than the DNA........but all are great phones overall tho

18. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Waiting for march Apr dosen't makes sense I bought on 21nov too ... DNA is best in market right now

27. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I prefer the Note. The memory limit is pretty bad and with carriers limiting the data usage, that is a real problem on the go. There's a couple other reasons, BTW. For me and many others, we never considered the DNA the top dog.

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Lots of websites consider the HTC Droid DNA as THE best smartphone on Verizon. They say the Note II is good but it's too big & it's really not a smartphone, it's a phablet. There is no better tech in the WORLD right at this very moment than the HTC Droid DNA/HTC J Butterfly. Every other smartphone that comes out this spring will be just like the HTC Droid DNA, & that includes this Sony Xperia Z.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok I can wipe finger prints off my phone & I don't need to take it in the shower. Why you need to shower with your phone I don't know. lol Also you put your 8mm phone next to my HTC Droid DNA & the difference in thickness will minimal at BEST. Also you have to wait months to get the that phone when I have had basically that phone since Nov. 21st. Also the SLCD 3 on the HTC Droid DNA is a better screen than the Bravia on the Sony Xperia Z.

42. igahlot

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

First the water resistance helps your phone to remain intact when some water drops spill on it.. You dont have to take your fone in the shower for that . water resistance is always an added advantage. Bravia engine is THE BEST video viewing xperience possible. And yes as they say patience always pays off so its always worth waiting before buying something amazing

47. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Better than BRAVIA? you haven't even tested Xperia Z or ZL so how can you say its better? Xperia Z and ZL is designed very well.It looks good and yet,TOUGH. I cant say the design is better than the DNA because design is personal preference. In terms of speed and performance both are very identical cause they use the same CPU and GPU. In camera quality,Xperia Z and ZL is better because it has a 13mp camera and sony is a very great camera sensor manufacturer. In User interface,I prefer time scape UI because it looks very formal and neat and dosent lag unlike the HEAVY SENSE ui.

33. TMach unregistered

Being based in the UK, the HTC Droid/Butterfly is not even released yet so it looks like this or wait for the HTC M7 or whatever it is called! The HTC Butterfly is pretty much dead before even being released as unless someone is a die hard HTC fan, you will probably opt for this or wait for the S4. Guess if you are a die hard HTC fan, you may choose to wait for the upcoming HTC M7

45. kingread

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Hardware might be the same but product quality is not, is like comparing Taiwan and Japan.

2. MeoCao unregistered

That's fair price, provided the camera if top notch.

34. TMach unregistered

Price is a bit on the high side for this might wait for it to drop a bit or opt for something else but defo not the S4. Not touching Samsung products again, don't care if it wakes you up and makes toast and coffee, after poor build quality of the S3 and cracking issue!

3. shareeff

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Take my money SONY

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

No Sony! Price it aggressively like your Xperia P, Xperia U!

6. Basharhd99

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

it's play station certified, right?

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

PA, when you review this can't give it an 8. I'm expecting something more...

9. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

8.1 There

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sorry, I don't trust!!

10. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I want this s**t badly..............

11. nelcquc

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

this is already a copetitive price

15. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

it is equivalent to USD710, i saw some of the site it cost USD670 or even less, well lets wait the exact price at march

14. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I just love this phone's tight chassis. When it gets hot just drop it into a bucket of water! Problem solved.

28. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Usually they are water resistant, as in splashing, rain, etc... Not submersible. Would be cool though.

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