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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Up For Pre-order In The UK At This Price



To make that high price slightly more palatable, Sony is throwing in a free Xperia Ear Duo true wireless headset. If you want to learn more about the XZ3 before you decide whether to pre-order one or not, make sure you read our full review.




Sony Xperia XZ Premium up for pre-order in the UK at this price



Over in the UK, pre-orders are already live and an asking price of GBP 640 has been set. June 1 is cited as a market release, so if the end-of-May delivery materializes it means we're getting the beast a few days earlier.


Sony also announced that June 12 will be the date for pre-orders to begin in the US for the mid-range Xperia XA1 Ultra, with shipments to begin on June 21. It will also go on sale in retail stores starting on July 2. Sony did not reveal a price for the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It has a 6-inch 1080p display and inside it will have a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, along with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage, with a microSD card that can support up to 256 GB of additional storage. It will also have a 23 MP rear camera, a 16 MP front-facing camera and a 2,700 mAh battery. It will come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.


On the heels of Sony kicking off the pre-order period for the Xperia XZ Premium in the UK, retailer Clove has also put up the pre-sale pages for the Xperia XA1. The smallest and least "equipped" of the four Xperia smartphones announced at MWC 2017, the Xperia XA1 is, by no means, an underdog. The specs definitely match many of the mid-range models this time of year but, this time, it appears that Sony may have gotten its pricing right.


After previewing the phones at Mobile World Congress in February, the latest Xperias are about to hit U.S. retail shelves. Sony says pre-orders on the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact begin this Friday, April 13, at Best Buy. You'll be able to buy both phones online at Best Buy starting April 20, with the phones arriving in brick-and-mortar Best Buy outlets on May 6. Other retailers will start offering the phone on May 20.


One tradition with Sony smartphones is that they are nearly always overpriced at launch. Sony's latest flagship, the 2016 Xperia XZ, was no exception - it started at a whopping $699. Although the official MSRP has been marked down to $649 since then, you can now get it from Amazon for just $449.99.I would say that the Xperia XZ is definitely a good phone at this price - it has a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 5.2" 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, and expandable storage. It also has some features rare in flagships these days, like expandable storage and Dual SIM support. In addition, the XZ packs IP65/68 water resistance, but Sony warns that the phone's USB port should be completely dry before attempting to charge. The phone shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but has since been updated to 7.0 Nougat.As for customization, the XZ isn't a bad option. TWRP is available for it, as well as a few custom ROMs - but unfortunately not official LineageOS builds. If you want a gorgeous-looking phone, this isn't a bad choice at all. You can get it from the source link below, but at least for now, only the Blue color is discounted.Source: Amazon


The Xperia XZ hasn't been out for long in the United States, but its prices just keep dropping. Just a few days ago, this very phone went from its MSRP of $649.99 to as low as $581.98, but now, it's gone down another $80 or so to $499.99. That's a pretty damn good price for such a new device, even if you have to flash different firmware to get the fingerprint sensor to work.That $499.99 will get you a 5.2" 1080p display, a Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (with microSD expansion), a 23MP rear camera, a 13MP selfie cam, a 2900mAh battery, and IP65/68 water and dust resistance. These specs aren't the best of the best, but they're still very good, and far more than adequate.All three colors (black, blue, silver) are available at this new, lower price, and this doesn't immediately appear to be a Cyber Monday-only deal. Since the device is shipped and sold by Amazon, two-day shipping is free. Quite honestly, if I had to choose between the XZ and the also-discounted $499.99 Moto Z, I'd go with the XZ for its nicer design (IMO), headphone jack, and IP rating. (Would a bunch of Sony haters say that?)Source: Amazon


If I was going to spend about $600 on a phone, I wouldn't put it down on a Sony device. Don't get me wrong, I love the company, but I don't think its prices for the past year or so have been realistic and I would fear the huge loss in resale value. But that's just me. If you like Sony, this deal should be right up your alley.The unlocked Sony Xperia XZ with a US warranty is down to $580-$600 on Amazon. When it was first released, the XZ was priced at $699.99, but we saw its price drop to $649.99 in October. Now it's down another $50-$70, depending on color:


As of late, Sony Mobile has been making some pretty decent smartphones, but it destroys any chances of them succeeding by slapping massive price tags on them. The relatively new Xperia XZ is one of these phones; it's nice, but $700 nice? Not to most. However, with this latest markdown by Amazon, you can grab an XZ with a US warranty for $649.99, $50 less than the MSRP.Unfortunately, the fact that this XZ carries a US warranty means that its side-mounted fingerprint sensor has been disabled (it can be re-enabled with a firmware flash). That being said, the rest of the phone's specs are still solid; they include a 5.2" 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 4, a Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 23MP camera, and 2900mAh battery. In addition, despite its unassuming appearance, it's IP68 water and dust-resistant.Amazon has discounted all three colors (black, blue, and silver) to $649.99. Since the phone is being shipped and sold by Amazon, you'll get fast shipping if you're a Prime member. You also won't have to deal with third-party sellers, who can be a pain to deal with sometimes. We're not sure how long this offer will last, so if you've been on the lookout for an Xperia XZ, you may want to jump on this soon.Source: Amazon


Sony has not offered any details so far regarding the Xperia Z2 Tablet's pricing in the U.S., but the slate has already gone up for pre-order in the UK for 499, i.e. roughly $825. It's quite a hefty price, and the official U.S. price tag is expected to come along the same lines.


Our Sony Xperia 1 II review puts the emphasis on the large size of the handset and that dominating display, while also mentioning the strong performance you can get from this phone. It was undoubtedly the best Sony Xperia phone to date when it launched, but it had some quirks of its own, and it came at a high price.


Now actualy all my Z2 need is a original battery which is unavailable and i cant trust batteries available online. there is online products saying its original d6502 battery with pictures showing exactly looking like original but iam not sure. its cheap too which is another reason i doubt its genuine or not. i wish sony just give me a new battery as a gift. ya a 2014 device spending more money is kind of unnecessary as XZ premium is the mainstay phone for me but i still use Z2 as back up, for music purposes and some old apps and games. 350c69d7ab


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