Phones4U sells the Sony Xperia Z smartphone, which was announced at CES earlier this year, for a mere £36 oer month on an 18-month contract. That’s a total cost of ownership of £624, which is quite decent bearing in mind that the phone costs £499 SIM Free (and £450 on Three).
The smartphone is available on the Orange Panther 41 plan which offers 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data allowance, three months free Wi-Fi and one swapables plus loyalty schemes such as Orange Wednesdays.
The Xperia Z, which is Sony’s new top of the range smartphone, runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064, and is clocked at 1.5GHz. That’s the same chipset found in the Google Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G.
Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 5in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display with a shatterproof and scratch-resistant glass and Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, a 13.1-megapixel camera with a 2.2-megapixel front facing one.
The handset is both waterproof (up to 30 minutes at 1m) and dustproof and has NFC capabilities, 4G connectivity as well as Bluetooth 4.0. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a customized user interface.
We already reviewed the Sony Xperia Z here.