Sony Xperia Z smartphone now available on £22 tariffs

Less than six months after it was officially unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, the Sony Xperia Z smartphone can now be purchased on contracts starting from £22 per month without any upfront fee and, dare we say, with a rather decent allowance to play with.

The offer is available from online retailer Mobileshop on O2. You get 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data for a total cost of ownership of £528 which is about £70 more than the cost of the phone by itself, SIM Free (although you can get it from e_cell for as little as £415).

What's more, Sony is giving away a £20 voucher to be redeemed against content (movies, apps, games, music) on its Sony Entertainment Network services.

As for the smartphone itself, it runs on a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064, with a 5in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, a 13-megapixel rear camera, IP57-certification, Sony Mobile BRAVIA 2 engine, Exmor RS technology, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 2,330mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. You can check out our review of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone here.