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Sony Xperia Z Available to U.S. Shoppers With Big Wallets

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The Sony Xperia Z is now available to users in the U.K., and it also available for import to the U.S. for users willing to pay a lot for the phone.

The Xperia Z is available unlocked from a variety of U.K. retailers including Phones 4U, Clove and Expansys. For U.K. users the cheapest unlocked model of the Sony Xperia Z comes from Phones 4U which currently sells the phone for £489.95.

The next cheapest option is Clove which sells the phone and a wireless speaker for £522. Expansys charges £529.99 for the unlocked Sony Xperia Z.

U.S. shoppers can import the Sony Xperia Z from any of these retailers.

Sony Xperia Z

For U.S. users the Sony Xperia Z is also available for import from Negri Electronics which charges $771.50 for the flagship Sony phone, but is limited to pre-orders at this time. Negri offers all three colors of the Xperia Z: black, white and purple.

The unlocked phone should work on AT&T’s 3G network, but not on its 4G LTE network. The unlocked Xperia Z should also work on T-Mobile’s 2G network, though it may not work on any of the carrier’s faster networks.

The Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch 1080p display and uses a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The phone is waterproof, and is capable of taking HDR video in real-time.

Users in the U.K. can also buy the Sony Xperia Z on a contract from Carphone Warehouse according to Unwired View. The black and white models of the phone are available for free on contract with monthly plans starting at £36. The purple model of the phone is exclusive to O2, and is available for free on contract with monthly plans starting at £39.

There is currently no announced release date for the Sony Xperia Z in the U.S., so for now Americans will have to import the phone and hope it works well on either AT&T or T-Mobile.

Shawn is a tech junkie who spends most of his time reading and writing about it. You can follow him on Twitter, @shawn_i.

11 Comments

  1. Nate

    02/28/2013 at 10:11 am

    Will the phone eventually be able to access the faster networks and when it says att 3g does that include hspa?

    Thanks

  2. kao

    02/28/2013 at 11:51 am

    wow how lame is that.. it wont run on 4g? why would anyone buy this crap to be slow.

    • Tony Martin

      03/03/2013 at 4:03 am

      It is 4G enabled.

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    • muadh

      03/16/2013 at 11:04 pm

      it wont run on 4g because its international when it hits the U.S it will be 4g

  3. Scott

    02/28/2013 at 6:24 pm

    Wow. That puts it squarely out of the running.. Guess Htc one will be the it phone then!

  4. aktechjunkie

    02/28/2013 at 6:46 pm

    Um ive been doing as much research as possible on this phone as im on att network, but want the phone bad. on negri electronics in the lte line it states among other bands that 850 is supported. am i misunderstanding what they are listing or shouldnt it support att lte?

    http://negrielectronics.com/sony-xperia-z-unlocked-white.html

    4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

  5. Gary James

    02/28/2013 at 10:12 pm

    It should support LTE from my understanding.
    ZL is ready but I rather get the Z

  6. steve

    03/01/2013 at 8:22 am

    Typical US smartphone buyers who can’t do their research and are mentally challenged when it comes to phone technology… There’s multiple versions of this phone. Yes the c6603 comes with LTE, personally I have the c6602 which does not have the LTE radios because I like my phones to last more than 3 hours on battery life, I’m on wifi 90% of the time anyway but hsdpa at 20mbps is plenty fast. http://www.gsmarena.com/sony-phones-7.php

    • lui

      03/18/2013 at 7:50 pm

      I’ve been looking for that c6602 version like crazy. Where did you got it from?

  7. corey phillips

    04/27/2013 at 8:13 pm

    for that price they should do something about this. I did my research before I purchased and I never seen this

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