If your one of the many people that prefer to buy your new devices outright instead of being tied to a carrier, Allphones just might have an attractive deal for you. They’ve put up the HTC One X and Sony Xperia S on their online store for the, somewhat unexpected, low prices of $658 and $488 respectively. That’s under $500 for a brand new Xperia S. Clearly Sony is pricing this to compete with high-end models currently available such as the Galaxy Nexus, which is sitting pretty at about $500 at most retailers.
Both devices are network unlocked as far as we can tell, although the it states the One X is running Optus firmware, so updates may be limited by Optus’ timeframes in the future.
We’ll be hands on with the Xperia S on Friday to review, and will get the One X as soon as possible to pass on our thoughts to you guys.