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Sony Xperia Z demo units at Phones 4U in UK from today

Under: Mobile Phones, Sony
Date: February 15th, 2013

We’ve been writing plenty of posts about a very impressive upcoming smartphone recently, the Sony Xperia Z. This notable Android handset with quad-core processor and packing a 13-megapixel camera has top-notch features and looks extremely stylish. The good news is that Phones 4U in the UK will have demo units of the Xperia Z ahead of the phone’s release at the end of this month and we think this will prompt plenty of people to head to the shops to have a good look at the phone before it officially hits the shelves.

The Sony Xperia Z demo units will be in more than 300 Phones 4U stores from today Friday February 15 and they are live devices so it’s not a question of just taking a look at a blank screen. The phone will actually be available for consumers to buy on a range of networks from February 28 and will be free on a two-year contract costing £36 per month at Phones 4U. As an extra pleasant surprise the first 1000 pre-order customers will receive Sony MDR-1R headphones and by themselves these usually cost £299! You can pre-order the Xperia Z through Phones 4U right now.

A Phones 4U press release says that it is the only independent retailer that will be offering the live devices of the Xperia Z to preview and that Phones 4U staff will be able to give you an in-depth walkthrough of the phone. There will no doubt be plenty of people who have the Xperia Z pegged as their next smartphone so it’s a great opportunity to be able to make an informed decision before you purchase.

We’ll give you a brief rundown on specs to remind you that this would be a very decent smartphone to consider. The Xperia Z has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 5-inch full HD display with stunning 441 ppi, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB. There’s also a 13-megapixel rear camera with EXMOR RS sensor and 1080p video capture as well as a 2.2-megapixel front facing camera, a 2330 mAh battery and it runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.2. The Xperia Z is dust-resistant and water-resistant too with IP55 and IP57 ratings.

You may also be interested in our comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. the Sony Xperia Z for more detail. We’d really like to hear what readers think of the Xperia Z. Is this a phone you’re considering buying? Will you be hotfooting it down to your nearest Phones 4U to take a proper look? Let us know with your comments.

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  • http://twitter.com/Cyapow Mat Chapman

    I rang phones4u today and they said they had no demo handsets in. said they wouldn’t have any till the release date :/

  • Barnabus Quake

    I went into phones4u today and they had no demo handset and were unsure when and if they were going to.

  • Android_rulez

    well actually some of the three stores have actual devices on display

  • crazyeighty8

    phones4u croydon did not have it and did not know when. The 3 store had it i had a quick go. check the camera and display- pictures where off colour but about the same as the other phones next to it (note2). Viewing angles were fine you could still see what was on screen. Display is kinda dark and dull, some people prefer this to this bright and colourful samsungs but im not so sure, he said maybe because the home screens have this grey background. he showed me his xperia S and it had the sort of display with regards to being vivid that the XL should have. by all means check it out for yourself, i have to go back before i commit £500.

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