Yesterday pricing details from Sony France and Sony Netherlands surfaced, suggesting that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra would cost roughly €700 in Europe. Now we also have word on the phone’s price in Germany. You can pre-order the device from Amazon Germany right now, with a slightly-lower price of €679, or about $885.69.
No beating around the bush here, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an expensive handset. The question is whether the Z Ultra is worth such a price tag. For some, the answer will certainly be yes.
With a 6.4-inch Full HD display, the Z Ultra isn’t your typical smartphone. Sony’s big-screen beauty is more than capable of replacing a traditional 7-inch tablet, effectively giving you both a tablet and a smartphone in one convenient package.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra also is rather impressive when it comes to its hardware, powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB RAM. Other specs include an 8MP back cam, 16GB storage, microSD and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Sony’s Z Ultra might not be perfect, but it is certainly the most powerful device in its class and sets a new standard for 5.5-inch+ handsets.
If you’re worried about the price, just remember that you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to get the Z Ultra. The phone will likely arrive at much lower upfront pricing for those that are willing to sign a two-year contract.
As for when you will be able to get your hands on the phone? The device is expected to arrive to Europe in Q3 of this year, and hopefully will launch in the North American market sometime shortly thereafter.
What do you think, do you plan on nabbing the Sony Xperia Z Ultra when it arrives to your local market?
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Will I get it once it goes stateside? Absolutely. This will fit my needs perfectly
Just won’t fit your pocket :D
This or the lg g2?
without flash camera rear
at $1,000 USD it isn’t worth that price. It’s almost $400 for an extra 1 inch of screen compared to the Note 2. If the Note 3 does in fact have a 5.7″ – 5.9″ screen I bet it’ll still be around $650 or possibly cheaper as seen with the S3 to S4 comparison. Sitting at $885 USD that’s still expensive for the extra screen size. I honestly won’t be getting it at those prices. $750 was the most I am willing to spend.
I m buying one. I have the zl and I love it.
Before comparing the price between the z ultra and the note 3, wait for the official US price. For instance the note 2 was priced at 700€ when it was released in Europe.
This is going on the basis of how much Sony charged initially for the Z and ZL in the states before the price drop. They are now under $600, but the first few months they were out they costs just as much as it did in Europe with VAT. So my comparison is based on that information. Wouldn’t surprise me if Sony did that again.
The initial price of the ZL at release was of $759 which is a bit expensive but still different from $1000. And the price of the xperia Z at release was of only $629 which is again very different from $1000 or even $885. Except for the xperia ZL which was overpriced at release in comparison with other manufacturers high-end devices, the xperia Z release price is quite comparable with the one of the Galaxy S4 ($639). You cannot simply take the European price and make a direct conversion to get the US price.
I was watching the prices. You forget the price matched European pricing. Sony will do it again. They will include VAT in the US pricing and initially it will cost $800+.
I leave in Europe and I have been following the release prices here. For instance, the xperia z release price in the UK was £528 (http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-Z-price-revealed_id38432) which corresponds to $800. And the release price in the US was $629 (http://www.androidcentral.com/sony-xperia-z-now-sale-us-xperia-zl-receives-large-price-cut). But if it please you to believe otherwise so be it.
I live in the states and the price drop happened. When I saw the website when both the Z and ZL went on sale on their US sales page had both over $700 then a week or so later the price dropped. I still didn’t buy my Z then. I bought mine when it finally dropped below $600 where it should have been. It will be $800+ when it is released in the US. It would surprise me if it isn’t.
I agree with you for the ZL but not the Z. As the link that I sent you shows, the release price of the Z was $629. And this is the price directly from sony mobile online store. As a matter of fact, the price on the store is $569.99 and it shows the previous price as $629.99 (http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666561651). Whereas on the site, the ZL is currently also at $569.99 with an initial price at $759.99 (http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666540742). Just give me one link that shows that the initial price of the xperia Z (not the ZL) was over $700 in the US.
Like I said when I went there it showed they were the same price a week before the price drop which was over $700. I opted not to buy the Xperia Z right then and there. Right when the the price finally dropped I still thought it was overpriced. I could buy higher specs for the same price. This is based on what I have seen when I got to the site not months after. I planned to buy the Z when it was released and I followed it almost like a religious nut. I guess we’ll have to wait to see, but I see an $800 price tag unless it’s the non LTE model, or a US carrier picks it up and removes spectrum and adds bloatware.
I would also like you to check the price of the Z and what model it is. They no longer sell the 6603 on the US site. That’s what I saw initially. Here’s the list the Z that isn’t by T-Mobile is the non-LTE version with the price $629.99. So the LTE version would be a higher price.