Sony has just opened up pre-orders for their new flagship phone the Xperia Z. Pre-orders for the phone are being taken via the Sony website and the phone has been listed with a retail price of $749 – excluding delivery costs although Sony advises delivery on a package up to 2KG is only $9.95. Sony hasn’t given a date for when the phone will ship but they have advised previously that the phone will launch at some stage during March.
Chris attended the Sony Xperia Z launch in Sydney yesterday and has one currently for review. You can also check out the post that Adam and James did based on their experience with Xperia Z units that are available at the Sony Centres, which if you’re interested in the handsets you can do at the various Sony Centres around Australia excluding Drummoyne and World Square.
Pricing and availability for the Xperia Z hasn’t been listed by any of the Mobile Operators as yet but it will launch on Optus, Telstra and Vodafone. Telstra is already taking expressions of interest and you can sign up here for more information, Vodafone is showing a lot of videos of the Xperia Z on their Google+ page but Optus hasn’t really done much at all.
The Xperia Z is definitely on the high end specification wise, with a very nice Reality Display screen that boasts a 1080P resolution and as you can see the rest of the specs aren’t anything to sneeze at either.
- 5-inch 1080p Reality Display
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean w/ Skin (4.2 updated at a later date)
- Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core CPU @ 1.5GHz
- 13MP Exmor RS Rear Camera
- 2GB RAM, unknown expandable memory.
- Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57)
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
- 2330mAh Battery
- 7.9mm Thickness
Given the relatively high outright price of the pre-order for the phone, it may be prudent to wait and see what the Mobile Operators in Australia begin asking for the phone on a plan, but if you’re that into the Xperia Z now is your chance.