Sony confirms delay in U.K. of SIM-free Sony Xperia Z2; phone won't be available until May

Sony confirms delay in U.K. of SIM-free Sony Xperia Z2; phone won't be available until May
Earlier this month, a couple of rumors suggested that Sony would be forced to delay the SIM-free version of the Sony Xperia Z2 in the U.K. Days after the rumors started, Sony halted pre-order sales of the device on its own site, which only served to heighten rumors of a delay. Now, Sony U.K. has officially announced that the phone will be released in early to mid May.

Sony did not give a reason for the delay, although earlier rumors suggested that the Japanese manufacturer was having trouble with one of its suppliers. A member of the Esato forum boards had posted earlier in March that the Sony Xperia Z2 would be delayed to late April/early May. 

U.K. phone retailer Clove says that it will continue to take pre-orders for the phone, and that those who previously reserved a unit will not lose their place on line. Additionally, it will continue to offer the free wireless speaker & noise-cancelling headphones bundle. That deal was supposed to end by the end of April. Clove says that as long as Sony continues to offer the bundle, it will pass it along to those who pre-order the Xperia Z2.

source: Clove

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Xperia Z2
  • 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)



1. boseiden

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

~_~ why sony why

4. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Serve the carriers first and consumers next. Late last year they said "we will release early, first quarter". Then, after surveys that said 2014 flagships' prices may fall by 25% within 3 months, with a bunch of excuses they delay them to keep prices high in older and upcoming ones.

6. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Other companies do the same

27. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

What's the problem? The good thing with Sony is that you can always get the previous flagship, which is usually only 6 to 12 nonths old, for a very good price! ;)

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I called it. I knew the phone was going to get delayed. Mass producing the phone isn't easy for a high demand.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sad for sony fans

26. Fynjy777

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Nope. Believe me, Sony fans will wait a little bit and will get their best smartphones from Sony. It's really sad for those, who will not wait and will take inferior smartphones like Galaxy S5 or new HTC One.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

omg that is quite a delay

3. Android89

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

That is peek for Z2 customers in the uk, phone looks really good. I hope they still have a display model for me to see

5. TheGoat

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

That's really bad. Especially considering the fact that Sony releases a flagship every 6 months.

16. Android89

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

This, that means within say 4 months the z3 will be coming oh dear

7. lagdroid

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Sony u are slow in software updates, now also slow in providing handset.

28. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

They may not be the fastest at providing software updates, but other than the Nexus line, Sony devices get the most software updates. Xperia Z launched on 4.1 and has gotten 4.2, 4.3 and is gonna get 4.4. Along with MANY other small updates. No one else even comes close.

8. petza4

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Lets go for HTC one M8 or S5. Sorry Sony.

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So you rather get an inferior handset than wait a little? But yeah this delay is horrible for Sony.

29. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

At this point might as well wait for the Z3.... I did use one of my line's upgrade to get a HTC One. Now I'm hoping my cousin in Taiwan can find me a z2 but it's hard to get since the high demand.

10. Abinav

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

With the launch of HTC one m8,the delay is not good for sony .

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I hope this delay, because the adding a 32GB internal memory


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Its not the end of the world guys...Personally its Better to wait for Z2 than to get a plastic toy again...I have had enough....never again... Why have Cotton when I can have Silk...Z2

17. Android89

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

I held the s5 today it actually feels very good better than s4/note 3 imo

15. lightforce1911

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Thats uk imagine usa. Sony has no shot here anymore.

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012


19. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

It's a really bad move for Sony, considering they are releasing flagship phones every six months (according to their past m.o.). By the time the Z2 is fully released worldwide, the Z3 will be announced....... SMH....

20. TMach unregistered

I had pre-ordered this beast from Clove UK, however, order now cancelled and bagged myself the HTC One (M8) instead from Carphonewarehouse! Sony, just when I thought you'd got your act together, having relased all phones since the Xperia T on time. Seems you've not learned from HTC's mistake with the One last year!

21. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Because Samsung released the Galaxy S5 with their dumb Adonis processor I have decided to stop buying Samsung anymore. I am waiting for this Z2 so I can buy it or decide between this and a Nexus 5. Not going to buy anything Samsung as long as they dont offer Snapdragon and keep everything open on their mobiles.

22. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Adonis? God of beauty and desire? I want one of those in my phone.

24. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Your wish. You will not get the source code or the drivers from Samsung. Nobody will be able to make custom roms for that device. Samsung support will die after maybe 2 updates. And you are stuck with that device being limited even incapacitated. Or you could be one of those who believes in buying new mobiles every quarter or 6 months and contributes to the wonderful pile of e-waste polluting this only planet that we have.

23. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Around the same time LG will announce the G3 with snapdragon 805.

25. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Sony finally when everything seems to fine with you, now this? May? then what about Z3? there is no much time gap, n If UK will getting in May then what about US?

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