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Some good news for those of you still looking to pick up the Sony Xperia Z2, the device has seen a major price slash in the U.S., bringing the unlocked phone down to just $579.99. Not half bad considering the initial price at U.S. launch was $749.99.

This is an altogether unsurprising move by Sony, being that they just put up product pages for their new line of Xperia Z3 phones and tablet. If you are dedicated to getting your hands on the latest and greatest of Sony flagship technology, I’ll recommend you hang on just a bit longer, the Z3 will be available “this fall.”

For those that are comfortable picking up last season’s fashions, the Xperia Z2 is a solid device that launched earlier this year. Actually, it only justĀ launched a couple months ago in the U.S., but that’s another story.

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Perhaps the best feature of the Xperia Z2 is its 20.7MP camera. I will never get tired of sharing with you the photos a dev unit took in Tokyo back in February. Of course, the Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 IPS display and Adreno 330 GPU don’t hurt at all on the performance front. The 16GB of internal storage is starting to feel a little small these days, but microSD card support up to 128GB should help offset that for now. Finally, the lights stay on thanks to the 3200mAh battery.

In all, the Sony Xperia Z2 has proven a great phone for the few users that have picked it up. The avoidance of carrier specific tie-ins is an approach with a mixed bag of feelings – we appreciate the availability of unlocked phones, however, lack of carrier means a lack of subsidy, so you won’t be able to find the typical ‘$100, or free, on contract’ pricing deals of other phones.

If you are still go for the Xperia Z2 head on over to the Sony website and grab your new unlocked Z2 in black, white or purple for $579.99.

I have asked this before – is it too little, too late for the Sony Xperia Z2, or is this new price worth it for you?

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