Xperia 5 is not exactly impressively affordable, fetching $800 on pre-order, while the Xperia 1 was originally released at a recommended $950 price, recently dropping to as little as $700 with upfront Verizon activations. If that price cut didn't feel deep enough to justify the purchase of an awkwardly tall phone with a blazing fast processor and versatile triple camera setup, Best Buy has a couple of killer new deals for you.Unfortunately, the newly unveiled
This time around, it's much easier to ignore the glaring flaws of the Sony Xperia 1 and focus on its many equally obvious strengths, as the 6.5-incher is available starting at $249.99. Yup, 250 bucks will get you a jumbo-sized Snapdragon 855 powerhouse with 128 gigs of internal storage space and 6 gigs of memory... as long as you don't have a problem activating the purple variant on a new line of Verizon service or a new Big Red account altogether.
The same eye-catching flavor will cost $299.99 if you're an existing Verizon subscriber looking for an upgrade or if you want to activate the handset on AT&T. Meanwhile, the black model is heavily discounted as well, starting at $329.99 instead of $949.99 with an upfront carrier activation. In other words, you're looking at saving anywhere between 620 and 700 bucks, which is pretty rare for an ultra-high-end device that's not even a year old. Heck, if we consider the US release date of the Sony Xperia 1, this bad boy is not even six months old.