Sony Xperia XZ1 gets its first discount in months, now selling for $400 on Amazon
While the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 Premium are still arguably overpriced, the Sony Xperia XZ1 has just received its first discount in months, bringing it down to $399.99. This device sounds a lot older than it actually is, having seen daylight a little over a year ago with a still-respectable Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood.
After making its US commercial debut at a somewhat excessive recommended price of $699.99, the Android Oreo-based 5.2-incher rapidly dropped to $650, $550, and ultimately $500.
The latest $100 reduction probably couldn’t have come at a better time, as the Xperia XZ1 returned to the limelight recently by scoring official Android Pie goodies alongside the XZ Premium and XZ Compact.
Certainly not a looker by today’s high-end standards, with its absurdly thick screen bezels and outdated 16:9 aspect ratio, the Sony Xperia XZ1 delivers surprisingly robust battery life considering the size of its “juicer”, while packing a generous 4 gigs of RAM.
Amazon has no less than three color options listed at 400 bucks a pop (blue, pink, and silver), each of which is naturally backed by a standard 1-year US warranty, supporting GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile with full 4G LTE compatibility.
A 19MP rear-facing camera remains a key selling point here, primarily thanks to a state-of-the-art 960 fps Super slow motion video recording mode.