Sony's Xperia Z3+ now available to pre-order in Europe; prices revealed

Sony's Xperia Z3+ now available to pre-order in Europe; prices revealed
The situation surrounding Sony's flagship smartphone -- or lack thereof -- was beginning to turn into a saga. After the release of the Xperia Z2 and Z3 last year, Sony fans let out a collective sigh when it emerged that the Xperia Z4 would be a Japan-only release, and with Samsung, HTC and LG having all recently unveiled their flagship devices, it appeared, for a while, as though Sony was simply not interested in competing with the early high-enders of 2015. 

That notion was quelled last week with the announcement of the Xperia Z3+, which, to all intents and purposes, is a renamed Xperia Z4. The big difference between the two is that the former is not limited to one nation, and if you're based in Europe and looking to get your paws on the Z3+, prices and pre-order details have just begun to trickle through. 

The good news for European fans of the Xperia Z3+ is that, in many regions, it's up for pre-order. The less-enthralling news is that it comes with a hefty fee, with much of Europe seeing prices at or around €699 ($764). Those in the U.K., meanwhile, will be parting with around £550 ($836).

Here's a country-by-country round-up, along with prices, of some retailers that have the device up for pre-order. 

Belgium 
  • SmartphoneShop.be -- €699 ($764)

Denmark
  • CDON.com -- DKK 5,490 ($808)
  • ProShop -- DKK 6,039 ($889)
  • Webhallen -- DKK 5,595 ($824) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)

Finland
  • Gigantti -- €749 ($819) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)

Germany 
  • Amazon.de -- €699 ($764) (Exclusive to O2, pre-orders begin mid-June)

Netherlands
  • T-Mobile.nl -- No confirmed price, but may launch on June 8th

Norway
  • Elkjop.no -- NOK 6,490 ($837) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)
  • Komplett.no -- NOK 6,490 ($837) (bundled with Sony's HDR-AZ1 Action Cam)

Sweden 
  • Prisjakt -- SEK 6,990 ($762)

United Kingdom
  • Amazon.co.uk -- £549.99 ($836)
  • Clove -- £549.00 ($835)
  • Handtec -- £545.99 ($830)
  • Mobile Fun -- £549.00 ($835)

Aside from Europe, the Xperia Z3+ and dual-SIM Xperia Z3+ Dual are available in Hong Kong for the price of HKD 5,698 ($735).

Will you be purchasing the Sony Xperia Z3+? Do be sure to leave your comments below!

source: Xperia Blog

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Xperia Z3+
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 mAh(17h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I find those prices insulting to be honest.. I love Sony phones but in the US they are grossly overpriced and resulting them here will get you burned. I sold my z1 and z2 at a loss.

5. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Just curious - where did you buy your z1 & z2 from?

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Amazon and it came from wireless hub.. Both came unlocked and I had to get the specific model that had AT&T LTE bands

14. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

I sold my US model z1 at $150 loss after 4 months. I think it was a pretty good deal. Early adopters in the US have to pay a lot (almost same as these European prices) to buy import models with no warranty due to Sony's slow US release. Once the US version is out, the resale value of those warranty-less import models just tank. So you need to be patient and stick to US models to get the best resale value :) I paid $890 for my imported Z2 on ebay when it was just released in Taiwan - see how much I could have saved if I could wait for its US release =)

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The problem is that it's never released for support on AT&T LTE since Sony loves to make 2-3 models of the same phone with different bands so no matter what if I want the z series on AT&T and have LTE I have to get the international version. Sony should not make customers jump thru hoops to get their phones which is a big reason why they are in the position they are in. It's sad because they make greall phones but all overpriced.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What? At a loss? What did you expect? To sell your used phone at a higher price than you paid for it when it was new? XDD

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Not at all sir.. But the loss I took was way lower than anyone should expect from a phone that was only a 6 months old. You missed the point so I'll try this again.. Higher than it should be priced coupled with low resale value is a lose lose situation for consumers and Sony alike. Their phones have zero business being priced this high for what you are getting. Again I'm a Sony z fan but I won't be if this trend continues

11. waddup121 unregistered

cool cool!

17. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

I couldn't agree with you more, Pattyface. I also find the prices insulting. No, I'm no longer in shock because I was here when Apple first did it, but Sony? No way

2. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

If I do not see anything groundbreaking from Sony this year I will switch to the Nexus or even iPhone.

3. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Why no US release?

4. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

In my humble opinion I would rather get the Z2, Z3 or Z3C instead of this one. I don't think the flapless design wins over having 2 available ports (microUSB + magnetic port) And the SD810 doesn't justify the price, specially with all the issues still around... The new thinness is nothing more of a bragging right against iPhone users to show off the same number without an ugly protruding camera, however there is a cost in terms of battery capacity that I am not willing to pay on my devices... My Z3 Compact still impresses me more than this... please Sony bring a deserving flagship by the end of 2015...

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7213; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Z3+ also has a 5 mp front facing camera, and 32 GB of storage is the minimum, instead of 16 GB. Plus the Z3+ is the first 64 bit Zx product running the 64 bit Android lollipop.

22. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes the 32GB is actually the only thing I love about this... but the 64 bit does not impresses me, specially with the benchmark results from GSMArena. I don't take many selfies, and when I do I use the back camera... I stand behind my point.

6. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Expensive. I was expecting around €100 less...

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

wow i would rather buy the z3($500) before i but this overpriced phone with the under performing and over heating sd810. smh sony this and low us carrier availability is why your phone division is dying.

9. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

Sony thinks is Apple!

16. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

What have we done? Why have we allowed manufacturers to make minor tweaks to their existing products and sell it for the price of a well equipped Windows laptop (for the average user)? Are they kidding? A non-Apple phone that costs over $800? No, thank you, Sony. I'd rather buy a cheap imitation that works for six months. At least I'd be able to buy four for the price of this Z3+.

18. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

funny comments are funny

19. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Burn Sony mobile, Burn!! Ridiculous price!

20. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Why is it that every Sony Product are always expensive outside of Asia? What is the strategy Sony is going here?

21. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

I think they're more focused on their home base. They want to maintain their market share in Asia and Europe (Japan and Europe = 60% of sales), and in order to do that successfully, they have to be on par with the other manufacturers while keeping other less expensive brands in mind. Consumers' ability and willingness to pay more (more disposable income?) is higher as well. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2014/11/25/sony-smartphone-strategy-focusing-on-profit/

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