Thursday 28 February 2013

Got your heart set on a Sony Xperia Z? Here's where you can get them!

   Sony's brand new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, officially went on sale in the UK today. There's a fair few places that you can pick it up from at the moment and we'll have a look at the best deals a little further on, but just before that here's a brief refresh of what's inside the device!

   The whole show will be kept on the road by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor which is paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, as well as a 13-megapixel rear and a 2.2MP front-camera arrangement. The stars of the show are the 5-inch 1080p TFT display, as well as the IP5 and IP7 dust and water resistant certifications and all of this is crammed into a shell which is 7.9mm thick! On the software front you'll be dealing with Sony's skinned version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which will be updated to 4.2 at some point in the future!

   So how much would a package like that cost you? Well here is a broad round up of where you can get it from in the UK and how much it will cost you!

SIM free/ Unlocked- Handset Only.

Handtec: £497.99. 
Handtec have both the white and black versions available at the moment!

Amazon: £499 (Black) or £524.99 (White).
Amazon are offering the phone too, although the white version is more expensive. This seems to be the case for most phones on the site, we're not sure why, but either way you can get the black one here and the white one here!

Clove: £522.
Clove might be slightly expensive, but they throw in a free NFC speaker for you to pair with your shiny new phone. You can get both colour variants here! Full information on the speaker that's included can be found on Sony's website here.

Expansys: £529.99.
Just like Clove, Expansys will throw in that NFC speaker and they have a choice of black or white phones too!

On Contract.

Like always on contract there is an abundance of options with every network under the sun, we'll link to all of the main places you can pick them up, but there's a few deals which immediately stood out to us!

Phones4U: Black and White.
Contracts with Phones4U seem reasonable, the cheapest monthly cost which gets you the phone for free is £36, which will get you 900 minutes, Unlimited texts and 1GB of data. If you're prepared to pay an upfront contribution of £209.99 for the phone you can secure the phone for £20.50 that will 100 minutes, Unlimited texts and a 500MB Data Allowance.

Carphone Warehouse: 

Three UK: Black and White.
Three offer the cheapest option for those of you who demand unlimited internet! You can snag the phone for £69 on a £34 a month contract in both colours!

O2 UK: Black and Purple.
O2 are interesting in that they're offering the phone at almost any price point on contract. You can pay anything up to £549.99 for the phone on top of a minimum monthly contract price of £11 a month! There's literally something for everyone, but remember to get higher amounts of internet you'll be paying through the roof!

Vodafone UK: Black and White.
Vodafone are currently only offering four price plans with the phone. The cheapest will cost you £29 a month and £149 for the phone and you will have the pleasure of using 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data!

Tesco Phone shop: Black.
Tesco are offering lots of contracts, but they were keen to promote two of them, both of which will be O2 contracts. The first offers 600 minutes, Unlimited texts and 750MB of data for £32 per month and the second bumps that up to Unlimited minutes and texts and 1GB of data for £36 per month, the phone is free on both deals.

The reason these are promoted is that they are interesting for Tesco Clubcard holders as they will earn and extra 2500 Clubcard points when they buy from Tesco on those contracts. Black and White.

EE, Orange and T-Mobile haven't posted up any availability details yet, but if they do we will update the post!

   If you've made it this far then well done! To round the post off we've embedded a YouTube video from the Tesco Phoneshop which shows off the Xperia Z in all its glory!

If there is anyone we have missed off the list please email it to us and we will add it to the post! Use our contact form here!


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