SONY’S latest smartphone is now available to buy in the UK – and it’s seriously tempting.
The Sony Xperia XZ3’s big advantage is its £699 price tag, which means it’s far less costly than Apple’s new £999 to £1,449 iPhone XS.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 has a stunning 6-inch OLED displaySony
Sony announced the new Xperia XZ3 towards the end of August, at Berlin’s annual IFA tech show.
The Sun was impressed with the phone – in our first impressions review, we wrote: “Sony continues to impress with its hardware.
“This phone has bleeding edge specs that are hard to beat. It’s got an incredible screen, a top-end processor, and oodles of storage.”
The handset finally went on sale in the UK on Friday, October 5, and is available to buy from Carphone Warehouse, EE, Sky Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and more.
Sony’s new phone has a stereo speaker system that creates a “surround sound” effectSony
Its most impressive feature is a large 6-inch screen with an impressive QHD+ display resolution.
The stunning OLED panel can playing HDR, or High Dynamic Range, content.
You can find HDR movies and TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Video, serving up improved contrast (brighter whites and darker blacks) and a wider range of colours.
The phone also has an impressive “surround sound” effect speaker system, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and a 19-megapixel camera on the back.
That’s not bad given that the phone only costs £699 – cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S9 (£749), Galaxy Note 9 (£849), and iPhone XR (£749) and iPhone XS (£999).
You can actually get it even cheaper than the R.R.P if you choose the right deal.
For instance, there’s a Mobiles.co.uk offer with Vodafone that gets you the handset for a total bill of £687.
Sony Xperia XZ3 on Vodafone for £23 per month (£135 upfront) – buy now
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That’s based on paying a £135 upfront fee, followed by £23 per month payments for two years.
But you get 4GB of monthly data allowance plus unlimited calls and texts, which makes it a very tempting deal.
After all, if you bought the handset outright at£699, you’d still need to fork out for a SIM.
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