Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet prices revealed: they're not cheap

Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet prices revealed: they're not cheapLike the looks of the Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet? You're not alone – and Sony has now revealed how much they'll set you back when they go on sale next month.

And it's pretty much what we were expecting: seriously expensive. The Xperia Z2 Tablet will start at £399, while the Xperia Z2 smartphone will set you back the small matter of £599.

That's £50 more than the equivalent 16GB iPhone 5s, and while you can certainly make the case for it being worth the extra cash, you know you're right at the top of the price spectrum when the iPhone comes as a cheaper alternative.

As for the Xperia Z2 Tablet, £399 will get you the base 16GB Wi-Fi-only option, while you can get double the on-board storage for £449 and upgrade to 4G LTE – though 16GB is your only option here – for £499.

For once we seem to be getting a slightly better deal than on the continent, too – at least for the Xperia Z2 Tablet anyway. Sony has priced its new tablet starting at €499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi, which works out to around £409. The 4G LTE model, meanwhile, will cost the equivalent of £517 on the Continent.

It's not quite as favourable a deal when it comes to the Xperia Z2 smartphone, though. In Germany, for instance, it'll cost the same in euros as we'll pay in pounds (€599, in other words). Even the highest quoted price in Europe – €699, which you'll pay in France, Italy and Spain – still works out at £7 cheaper than the UK cost.

The other new Sony handset announced ta MWC 2014, meanwhile, the Sony Xperia M, has popped up for pre-order on Amazon Germany for €279 – or £229 if you convert it.

In our book that's a bit pricey for what you're getting, but then Sony has never been known for being the cheapest name on the shelves.

What do you think? Is Sony overpricing its new mobile wares, or are they worth the asking price?

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 26, 2014 at 18:20

However, give it a few months and this'll be £400. The iPhone will most certainly still be £550.

phonegrump  Feb. 26, 2014 at 21:58

Disappointment of the month for the Z2 phone is - usb2 along side 16gb internal mem...... considering they are claiming 4k filming, the file sizes that will produce, your going to want more than 16gb internal memory, then a usb 2 connection to use your sdxc card on, yup, a little flawed but still better than an iphone by miles (and comes with decent Sony noise cancelling cans)


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