Sony Xperia Z1 carries a premium price tag, now available for pre-order across Europe

Sony Xperia Z1 carries a premium price tag, now available for pre-order across Europe
The Xperia Z1 is on track to keep the promise given by Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai to shorten the window between the announcement of a new device and its actual delivery to end users. Unveiled just yesterday, the device formerly known as the Honami (old habbits die hard) is already available for a pre-order on Sony's web store across 7 European countries. Express delivery is included for anybody who orders the handset by September 19.

As expected, different markets will get a somewhat different price. The cheapest price tag will land in Germany, with the Xperia Z1 costing the slightly discounted €649 ($856), whereas France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands can place a pre-order for €699 ($922). Turning away from the common currency, the price for a Sony Xperia Z1 in the United Kingdom is pegged at £599 ($936), while folks from Sweden will have to doll out 5,995kr ($903).

The color options include the traditional for Sony black, white and purple. Deliveries are expected to start at the end of September.


source: Sony

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. Johnabis

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

so it's not coming to the US anytime soon?

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Waiting to see in at&t soon.

2. Kurai unregistered

wait a month and it's price will go down by $100-200

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think so.

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Over-opti-pessimistic.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What would be the price for India? Because it's coming to India first...

8. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Yep i think it will be available in the price tag between 47k to 52k...

20. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

OMG! WHAT ABOUT NOTE 3?

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

1 Million Rupees and some roty (with a 10-year contract).

23. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

That would be Apple not Sony! :)

30. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Bezels across Europe.

5. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

that great will surely get this and qx100

6. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Close to 54k, I think.

7. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

it will be launched less then ultra at the same price, at which gs4 was launched china event just got over and china is the first to get z1 and according to trusted sources it will be launched at near 42k

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

wow new comments section, nice job PA

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

How about no. I like what Sony did here but for such a price - or a $100 less - the Note III is the best device you can get, otherwise for another $100 less the LG G2 or rather it's "knock-off", the Nexus 5 for another $200 off. Nexus 5, Xiaomi Mi-3, Oppo N1 or Note III for phone Nexus 7, iPad 5 or Note 10.1 2014 for tablet

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

BTW the violet version looks pretty darn good I'll be the first to admit.

17. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

agree on the mi3 and n1 oems are going for some ridiculous profit margins anybody that pays more than 40% more than BOM and cost to manufacture for a device should be branded IDIOT and publicly ridiculed

11. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

it is worth of 469,-EUR...not more

12. papss unregistered

Agreed. There is no way in hell that I would pay that for this phone.. Typical Sony price point..if they price this close to the note 3 pricewise they are going to get killed in sales

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Its like when Xperia Z announced the price, everyone go nuts!!!

15. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

you don't say... really... who thought that this would cost less than $700? if you want a REAL phone check out the xiaomi mi3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5GJQEAz2DNY

16. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

AS usual, price will dwcline sharply after 3 months. By that time, Xperia Z would be marketed as upper mid range with much discounted price.

18. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

In my country Sony said price would be same like Xperia Z launch price.

25. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

And in Asian countries, it will be priced cheaper. Same as any other Sony Smartphone.

27. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

yes in malaysia would roughly be 2300 ringgits

26. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

649 freaking Euro in Germany o.O ? I'm sorry Sony ,but you fail big time with this

28. papss unregistered

You know you have a rare phone when multiple people that work at Disney say " wow your phone takes amazing photos, I've seen the commercial but haven't seen anyone with the 1020"

31. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Sony... you should know better.

32. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

forget it

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