The Sony Xperia 1 is incredibly affordable all of a sudden after a discount of up to $700

The Sony Xperia 1 is incredibly affordable all of a sudden after a discount of up to $700
Sony has pretty much hit rock bottom in the smartphone market, selling under a million units worldwide between April and June 2019 and forecasting global shipments of around four million handsets for the current fiscal year set to end in March 2020. But if there's one thing the company can count on to help right a ship that's been slowly sinking for a number of years now, that's definitely a more aggressive pricing strategy.

Unfortunately, the newly unveiled 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.


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.

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10 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Great deal but not interested in the narrow screens.

10. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

iPhone 5 SE !? Or maybe if Apple does it right

2. Momo2019

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 13, 2019

Tired of seeing these false headlines. With a NEW line or New activation this "discount" is only directed at a very few. They make it seem like anyone can get this "incredible offer" so sad :-(

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

You can get it. Open a line and once you get the phone. Go and call Verizon to cancel and voila the phone is all yours.

8. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So you can click the article and PhoneArena gets the ad money.

12. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Still an incredible deal. I got my oneplus 7 pro 5g through a best buy deal. I just deactivated my old phone number and added a new one. Simple as that.

3. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Still not worth it unless you have Verizon or AT&T.

4. Pcworld1976

Posts: 172; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

once you try a 21: 9 screen you don't want chubby screens low resolution anymore

5. DBozz

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

Sorry i dont want an expensive sony remote at this moment...

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