Sony Xperia Z smartphone: available from £39 per month on a 12-month contract

Vodafone sells the Sony Xperia Z on 12-months contracts starting from as little as £39 per month with an upfront fee of £179 (that’s a total ownership of £647). You get unlimited texts, 300 minutes, 250MB of data and 1GB of UK Wi-Fi.

Light users can also consider the £39 per month one which comes with an outlay of £179 (£647); it includes 1GB of Wi-Fi, 300 minutes, 250MB data and unlimited texts.

The sweet spot though is likely to be the £47 one (with an upfront fee of £99), that’s a total cost of ownership of £664.

For that outlay, you get unlimited minutes and texts, 1GB of data allowance and 1GB of UK Wi-Fi. Note that there’s also another plan that comes with 2GB of data allowance with a TCO of £683.

The Sony Xperia Z was unveiled at the beginning of the year at CES. It comes with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a massive 5in 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, a 13-megapixel camera and is both dust-proof and water proof.

The phone is already available on PAYG from Three for as little as £450 with an additional £10 for a top up. Check out our review of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone.