Sony Xperia Z Ultra priced at £600-plus SIM-free

Sony Xperia Z Ultra priced at £600-plus SIM-freeWe warned you Sony's Xperia Z Ultra was gonna cost a packet, and stone the crows but we were right.

Point your browser in the direction of Sony Netherlands' Xperia Z Ultra press release in Dutch and you'll spot a SIM-free price tag of €719 towards the bottom – that's on the wrong side of £600 once you've converted.

Look, there's no doubting you'll be buying a premium device. It's big, fast and clever, and more importantly for those people who are actually prepared to spend that kind of cash on a phone, it looks like it costs about that much.

Does that make it worth the money? If you buy it, I guess the answer must be yes. But for most people a contract deal will be the only option for getting their hands on Sony's 6.4in phablet titan, no matter how impressed they are.

A reminder of the key specs: a full HD screen, Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP Sony Exmor RS camera, 4G LTE, waterproofing, stylus support and a 3,000mAh battery.

Plus, it's absolutely massive – just look at the size of the icons on screen in the image above.

If you are interested, you've got until some time in Q3 to save up, though considering Q3 starts on Monday that's not narrowing things down too much.

Via Slashgear

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 14:00

I'm sure that'll come down in no time. Sony Z was €675 on expansys 4 weeks ago. Now €529

quezi  Jun. 26, 2013 at 17:23

The 64gb iPhone 5 is £699 sim free. Throw a 64gb card into this and you've got more storage at a lower price, not to mention vastly superior specs in all other departments.

The Z Ultra is a bargain in comparison.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 17:40

Are there actually people undecided between a 4-in iPhone and a 6.4-in Android behemoth?

quezi  Jun. 26, 2013 at 17:51

Yeah good point actually - I doubt it. When you can get an extra 2.4-in of phone for less money it's a no brainer!


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