Sony confirms delay in U.K. of SIM-free Sony Xperia Z2; phone won't be available until May
posted by Alan F. / Mar 28, 2014, 10:55 AM
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.
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)
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~_~ why sony why
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 11:22 AM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 11:38 AM 4
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Sad for sony fans
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 12:51 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2014, 5:16 AM 1
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That's really bad. Especially considering the fact that Sony releases a flagship every 6 months.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 11:41 AM 4
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Sony u are slow in software updates, now also slow in providing handset.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 11:49 AM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2014, 10:52 PM 0
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Lets go for HTC one M8 or S5. Sorry Sony.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 12:10 PM 4
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So you rather get an inferior handset than wait a little? But yeah this delay is horrible for Sony.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 12:27 PM 5
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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
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 1:41 PM 5
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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....
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 4:45 PM 0
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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!
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 6:51 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 7:26 PM 0
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Adonis? God of beauty and desire? I want one of those in my phone.
posted on Mar 28, 2014, 8:57 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2014, 12:04 AM 0
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