Xperia XZ now available in the US for a whopping $699

The Sony Xperia XZ is now available for purchase unlocked and contract-free in the United States, but it comes with quite a hefty price tag. The Xperia XZ costs a whopping $699.99, a price point that puts it at the steep end of the smartphone market.

The device, which went up for pre-order last month, gets an aluminum build and a strong set of internal features. If you’re looking to join the ranks of the early adopters, you can snag the XZ on Amazon in either Black or Silver. Oddly, the Forest Blue color that showed up during the pre-order phase is no longer available on Amazon.

As a refresher, or if you didn’t already know, the Xperia XZ includes a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC and 3 GB RAM. There’s a 23-megapixel main camera flanked by a 13-megapixel shooter for selfies, 32 gigs of expandable storage and a 2900 mAh battery to keep the lights on. The smartphone wraps it all up in a sleek metal body that makes it look and feel premium.


There’s no doubt that the Sony Xperia XZ has some high-end features, but some areas such as the display or RAM may seem lackluster for such a high price, compared to other top flagships on the market. Rival handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 have already been available for a while now and are significantly cheaper at this point, so the Xperia XZ is making an expensive proposition for what it has to offer.

As of the writing of this article, Amazon has 20 black and 6 silver XZs in stock. Is this because people are grabbing them up, or because Sony, knowing the phone wouldn’t sell well, only allotted a few units? The Xperia XZ did sell out within 45 minutes in Taiwan.

Aside from Amazon, Best Buy reportedly has the device in stock as well, but is only selling it in-store at the moment. The Minneapolis-based retailer, however, also has the blue color option available in case you are interested.

Meanwhile, checkout the awesome Xperia XZ and X Compact stock wallpapers. Here are a few camera samples from the Xperia X Compact that literally freeze time, and since both the phones essentially have the same camera, you can expect the same quality out of your images if you do indeed buy the Xperia XZ.

Source : Amazon


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