Even the most exacting smartphone buyer out there would have a hard time arguing against the notion that the Sony Xperia Z2 is a great buy, which is precisely why we expect the Japanese manufacturer's latest flagship to sell well. Many of you will be, over the coming months, looking to grab a unit of the Z2, and that's where we'd like to come in and help. Right now, the expected global release date for the Xperia Z2 is March, and we already have an overall idea as to how Sony will approach pricing its new flagship.
Sony Xperia Z2 price and release date in Europe
Now, seeing as the Xperia Z2 has been official for less than 24 hours as of this writing, concrete information is not exactly abundant. But we're not at all clueless, either. So, for example, we already know that the Xperia Z2 will be priced pretty much identically to how Sony went about the Xperia Z1. In Europe, this means a premium price tag of anywhere between €599 and €699, or £599 in the UK. Here are the exact prices, broken by country (as seen on Sony's official site):
|Germany||France||Spain||Italy||The Netherlands||Sweden||United Kingdom||Poland||Sweden|
|Price||€ 599||€ 699||€ 699||€ 699||€ 649||SEK 5,995||£599||2 799 zł||5 995,00 kr|
Obviously, all of these are going through a pre-order stage, and we're not yet aware as to when exactly the Xperia Z2 will start shipping.
Sony Xperia Z2 price and release date in the USA
We have even less intel on Sony's plans for the Xperia Z2 as pertains to the US, but, once again, we don't feel entirely lost. If things are kept equal, the Sony Xperia Z2 should see a release Stateside several months after the handset has become available in, say, Europe. What's more, unless Sony manages a serious feat with carriers, it'll likely arrive as yet another T-Mobile exclusive for $599 on a 24 month commitment ($25/mo), or free with a different, 24 month commitment that will see you pony up anywhere from $75 to $95 a month.
More as we get it.
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Sony is killing themselves by not having this on any of the big carriers in the US if true to past
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 12:30 PM 8
Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012
people, people, people.... no manufacturer want to restrict their phones to just a few carriers, but in the states, the carriers are the gatekeepers because they gotta "test" and make sure it "works", also load their bloat and crap on. IF YOU WANT THE PHONE, DEMAND IT FROM THE CARRIERS, BECAUSE SONY WOULD LOVE TO SELL TO YOU!
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 6:43 AM 1
Plus one...I can't understand why people do not understand this simple fact! Sony would happily sell you the phone but the decision is not up to Sony but US carriers! By the way, the phone is being released in March NOT May as suggested by this article and will be widely available by April, at least in Europe!
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 1:34 AM 0
Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 24, 2014
I am really hoping they go with more carriers stateside than T-mobile. As per previous rumors, I was hoping that it would also come to Verizon. My contract is up in May and I really want this phone. Sony please come to Verizon.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 12:32 PM 3
Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012
Well, you pay for the premium that's for sure, it's €200 more expensive than the comparable Note 3 right now. Success depends on what Sony does with the refreshment however. They seem to be very serious about the camera, but have some mountain to climb after the catastrophic post-processing failure of last year's models, the extreme noise filtering and oversharpening nightmare. If they rework the SW side properly cause HW is pretty darn good, and the screen and speakers live up to the hype, it's gonna be €700 very well spent.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 12:34 PM 2
Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013
So you are comparing a price of a 6 months old phone that had enough time to get its initial price dropped 2-3 times to a BRAND NEW phone? OK. As far as I remember when note 3 came to Europe it was 700-750eur.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 12:48 PM 2
Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013
This article blows, it better not f****** be a crappy tmobile exclusive. The leaks said it would be coming to Verizon and it had better. Why on earth would you restrict such an amazing phone like that. Sony needs to seriously reconsider sticking this into tmobile and I think they won't. I would be gravely disappointed if they did
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 12:50 PM 3
Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013
Sony is so f'ing ridiculous. They need to release their new flagship phone in the US first. If you want to blow away your competition, you stick to the market that's going to do the most damage to your competitors, and that is the US.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 1:07 PM 2
Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012
Coming in May is a joke. When will these OEM's learn that huge gaps between announcement and release KILLS SALES... The total lack of any US involvement is also a joke (several months after the May release!?). Struggling HTC got the One on every carrier, BlackBerry 10 hit every carrier, Nokia is on every carrier... But NOT SONY!
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 2:18 PM 0
Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014
How did HTC did when they did so? How did Blackberry did? Sony is doing well for a reason and thats without US. They still have a big market in Asia, south america and europe. US is a big joke who only bug apple or samsung.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 4:36 PM 0
Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013
Based on the whitepaper, the worldwide version of this phone D6503 will have LTE compatibility with AT&T and T-Mobile, along with pentaband HSPA+. Count me in as a very interested buyer. However, getting carrier buy-in must be tough or not financially feasible yet for Sony, which is too bad. They could use the exposure.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 3:54 PM 0
Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 24, 2014
From what I have read, Verizon has 700MHz (band 13) and 1700MHz (band 4) for their FDD-LTE bands. According to the specs, the Xperia Z2 has both of these bands although it is not stated it supports CDMA. If it was launched on Verizon as an LTE only phone (which Verizon should be launching phones with that this year) this will definitely be my next phone!
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 9:38 AM 2
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