Sony Xperia XZ Review-10

Starting today, Three UK is now offering the Forest Blue variant of the Sony Xperia XZ in physical stores and online. The announcement, conveniently timed with Samsung’s decision to halt the global sales of the Galaxy Note7, comes six days after the flagship first arrived in the UK.

The phone’s UK rollout was ill-timed, however, as it occurred before the dust could even settle following the launch of the Google Pixel phones. Still, the Xperia XZ carries every hallmark of a modern flagship, including impressive laser-autofocus sensors, so we can give its poor timing some slack.

Sony Xperia XZ goes on sale in the US for $700, sans fingerprint scanner

One interesting perk for the Three UK Xperia XZ is the inclusion of its Feel at Home service, an add-on to the handset that allows subscribers to use their Sony Xperia XZ in 42 countries worldwide without incurring extra charges.

As a quick refresher on the specs, the Sony Xperia XZ is powered by a Snapdragon 820 with 3GB RAM, offers 32 or 64GB storage, a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, a 23 MP rear cam, a 13MP front cam, a fingerprint scanner, and 2900 mAh battery. These specs are nothing to sneeze at, but how much will they cost you?

The Sony Xperia XZ will set you back £32 (~$39) per month on a 24-month plan, with £149 (~$182) upfront cost. You can also buy the phone for £42 (~$51) per month with a £49 (~$59) upfront payment, if you don’t mind the lean 4GB of data that comes with that pricing.

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Three UK is also offering up a sweet deal to drum up interest in the handset: for the price of an 8GB data plan, customers will receive a whopping 30GB of data on the advanced plan as part of its I Heart Data deal. It’s a limited offer, though Three UK didn’t say when the promotional data bucket would run out.

European Xperia XZ pre-orders come with free Sony wireless headphones

Anyone picking up the phone from Three UK? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.