The Sony Xperia Z is getting closer to launch, Vodafone and Phones 4U have all opened pre-orders and as an added incentive early birds will get a pair of Sony's MDR-R1 headphones when they pre-order.
Indeed the first 1000 pre-orders at Vodafone and in-store at Phones 4U will get a free set of these pricey cans (RRP £299) along with their shiny new smartphone. Carphone Warhouse is offering the same incentive.
We can’t help but be excited by Sony’s newly announced Sony Xperia Z. It brings a few firsts to the brand including: first quad-core smartphone, first device to run Android Jelly Bean out-the-box and first handset to sport a 5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) display.
We’ve already been lucky enough to have some hands-on time with the Sony Xperia Z and fit and finish appears to be paramount in it’s design. Sony’s design language as a whole has progressed wonderfully from the Sony Xperia T which held the flagship role for the latter part of 2012.
Check out the tariffs below and we'll keep this page updated with prices from other networks.
The Xperia Z’s ‘coming soon’ page has been replaced by a full product page with links to Pay Monthly, PAYG and SIM free pricing as well as a full 3D model giving you a better chance to really look around Sony’s new flagship.
- Three £33 a month (24 months) - 5000 texts, 500 minutes, unlimited data, handset cost £49
- Vodafone £37 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 1GB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, free handset
- O2 £41 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 2GB data, free handset
- O2 Pay & Go Go Go (30 days) - 75 minutes, 500 texts, 100MB data, required additional £10 top-up, handset cost £499.95
- Vodafone Freedom (30 days) - 100 minutes, 300 texts, 50MB data, required additional £10 top-up, handset cost £499.95
The Sony Xperia Z is now available for pre-order in both black or white and placing an order now will guarantee you a set of Sony MDR-1R on-ear headphones worth £299 as well.
- Vodafone Your Plan £33 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, 600 minutes, 500MB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, handset cost £29
- Vodafone Your Plan £37 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 1GB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, free handset
The first 1,000 customers to visit a Three store and pre-order a Sony Xperia Z on a 24-month contract with will receive a pair of Sony MDR-1R Prestige headphones worth £299.
- Ultimate Internet 500: £34 a month (24 months), unlimited data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, handset cost £69
- The One Plan: £36 a month (24 months) unlimited data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, handset cost £69
- All in One 15 £15 (30-day access) unlimited data, 300 minutes, 3,000 texts
- All in One 25 £25 (30-day access) unlimited data, 500 minutes, 3,000 texts
Like Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U, Vodafone are offering up the Xperia Z with the same Sony MDR-1R headphones for the first 1000 pre-orders before February 28th.
- Vodafone £29 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, 300 minutes, 250MB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, handset cost £149
- Vodafone £33 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, 600 minutes, 500MB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, handset cost £99
- Vodafone Red Data Plan £42 a month (24 months) - unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 2GB data, 2GB BT Openzone WiFi, free handset
The latest name to confirm that they’ll be able to offer the Sony Xperia Z to UK customers and the first to grant us initial SIM-free pricing. According to Clove, the Z will be available unlocked for £528 (including VAT), with both black and white options expected to become available from March 1st.
Expansys will be selling the Sony Xperia Z SIM-free from February 28th, it will priced £529.99 (including VAT) and be available in black and white.