Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3+ reaches the U.K. at a cost of £499 ($777)

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3+ reaches the U.K. at a cost of £499 ($777)
Despite the issues with the overheating Snapdragon 810 processor, the Sony Xperia Z3+ continues to launch across the world. While those in the U.S. can snag the unlocked version of the device as of right now, consumers in the U.K. can do likewise, with the Sony Mobile Store offering each color variant of the handset for £499. 

With a great build quality and strong feature set, the Xperia Z3+ is worthy company of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple iPhone 6, and all of the other big-hitters occupying the upper echelons of the smartphone arena. It's not a radical leap from the Xperia Z3, which may have dissuaded some would-be purchasers from taking the bait, but the more glaring issue with the Z3+ is that of its processor. 

To its credit, Sony has admitted that the device has an overheating problem, and begun to deliver on its promise of a fix. But with thermal throttling à la HTC's One M9 likely to be at least part of the remedy, Sony is bound to lose sales as the tech savvy look to swerve anything associated with Qualcomm's hot chip.

Still, if you're not put off by the controversy, the Sony Xperia Z3+ can be snagged at the source. 

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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)



1. waddup121 unregistered


2. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014


10. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It's a flagship device, and it's priced as such. All of you complain, but no one says s**t when Samsung, Apple, HTC or LG does the same thing. I get it's an incremental upgrade, but it's still a flagship. The only reason people complain is because they have a Z2 or Z3 and can't fathom why Sony would release the Z3+ in the first place.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Just what I've been expecting. More American ignorance when it comes to pricing in the UK - for any flagship smartphone, that is. £500 is a decent price for a flagship phone. *goes to sleep

4. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

How is it "American Ignorance?" Explain, please.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The z3+ should cost no more than $400, it's basically the same as the z2 and z3 but with much worst battery. Sony spent nothing on putting new features or technology to make this phone stand out to other flagships let alone any differences to the z2 and z3.

9. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Still doesn't explain any American Ignorance, that's more of an issue you have with Sony. Besides, incremental it may be, it's still a premium flagship. Sony doesn't care whether you have the Z2 or Z3, even if the Z3+ is a small upgrade it doesn't mean they're going to offer it at a lower price just because you have the previous flagships. Only flagships that come at that pr=ice point are coming from Chinese OEMs.

13. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

By 'American Ignorance', he proly meant that some US readers get fooled by the very cheap trick (price in USD) PA uses to get few whining posts. These whiners don't get that these are normal UK price & US price is always different. Ford Mustang starts at $23000 in the US & at 30000 Pound ($45000 in USD) in the UK. That's how things work. Some fartheads never get that and keep getting fooled by PA's cheap trick over & over.

14. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well, thank you for finally explaining

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Exactly what he said.

5. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

RIP. A lot of alternatives for $300.

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

There was a time when such OEM name like Sony smartphone headlines would give instant excitement, a taste of satisfaction after looong waiting, superior product line...unfortunately not anymore. All that faded away in myriad product river, rather good and innovation products come to market every month. You can't buy consumer anymore by throwing latest chip on board and especially if a chip is flawed, you can't market 20MP camera that is no better than few other flagship and some midrangers including, or get waterproof certificate. That's not enough. This brand flagships became as uninspiring as everyday commute to work by a tube, like a free newspaper you pick up at the station knowing you'll find nothing but predictable and without much of imagination. Sadly but true.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I so much agree with you. I'm so lost right now :p

11. haydenb

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Having a Z3 i could never justify spending $700 for such an incremental upgrade. Now i would like to see a Sony made Nexus phone. Yes i know thats a pipe dream at best

12. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

The S6 is now £430 on the UK, direct from Amazon. This needs to come down in price.

16. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

This price is indeed too much, nothing revolution about the z3+.... I hope they will price it right for the next compact, it's disappointing finding nothing new or exciting in the android world lately....

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