Users wouldn't be exactly thrilled to pay $800 for the Xperia XZ3

Users wouldn't be exactly thrilled to pay $800 for the Xperia XZ3
Yesterday, we got a juicy leak outlining the specs and price of the upcoming, yet unnanounced, Sony Xperia XZ3. A UK mobile store has it listed for pre-order at the equivalent of $830, which is not a big surprise — the Xperia XZ2 did cost $800 at launch and we do expect the XZ3 to cost the same or slightly higher... despite the fact that Sony has a hard time selling them.

The company's smartphones are not the worst thing out there, they have steadily been falling off from the general audience's radar over the past few years. To top it off, it's a bit late to the party with its new dual cameras, and was late to the party with the 18:9 display aspect ratio trend of the Xperia XZ2.

With a price of $800 and beyond... Sony might find it hard to entice users to come back and give their flagship phone another run. We actually thought we'd ask you — do you think that's a bit of a steep price to pay for an Xperia flagship? Well, here are the results:

Is $800 too much for a flagship Sony phone?

Not at all!
28.66%
With those specs and features? Yeah, it's a bit much...
29.89%
Yes, and it's borderline absurd
41.45%

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12 Comments

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

XZ2 Premium > iphone Xs

24. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 709; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Only on you, you sony fan!

3. umaru-chan

Posts: 325; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

This ugly looking fat phone shouldn't cost more than 600. Crap plus crap I mean one plus one is much better than is ancient looking thing.

7. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I still think Xperia flagship is better than an iPhone X, but my next device won't be a Sony... I will probably go for Asus ROG Phone or something that provides better value for the money, maybe a OnePlus

20. emjoigently

Posts: 139; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

The ROG phone gives you a reason to spend the cash. Something interesting and unique to play with

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Like another OEM, the suits that control it have no idea what to do as they've little connection to the common man anymore. That's a lot of bucks for a bang that can be had just as good for two thirds of the price elsewhere. Motorola, Nokia went down living on their storied past triumphs and not staying competitive to others.

10. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1190; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

SONY grabbed the "WORST FingerPrint Scanner placement" award from SAMSUNG. Their flagship phones are Fatty, yet with tiny battery.. And finally the price, omg...

16. yalokiy

Posts: 865; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I would consider if fingerprint scanner position was better and bezels were smaller. But as it is, no, thanks.

19. emjoigently

Posts: 139; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

To be honest, I need a strong reason to spend that kind of money. I don't see the incentive in this phone.

25. middleup

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Had to change to Note 8 because of new design(Used Z5 premiun/XZ/E1). I really liked old bold design(wanted better screen/bezel ratio tho), flat back. Then it changed too much :/ Won't get Sony again before they get old design with better screen resolution.

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