They say that the early bird catches the worm. Looks like retailers in the U.K. have caught on to this adage, as many of them have started sales of the Sony Xperia Z a day before its official launch on March 1, 2013. The cheapest deal for an unlocked version of Sony’s latest flagship phone is being offered by Phone4U – you can buy a handset for £489.95 here, while it will cost you £514.98 at Unlocked Mobiles and £522 at Clove, along with a £65 wireless speaker free.
For those of you who don’t mind going in for a contract with a carrier, you can get the Sony Xperia Z in black or white free with a £36 monthly charge. Orange also has a contract on the Xperia Z with the same rental, but it is also offering 600 minutes, unlimited SMS and even 1 GB of data with this phone. You can also opt for 900 minutes, unlimited SMS and 250 MB of data with this contract. The purple Xperia Z is available on contract with O2 for £39 a month. But those who need more data can choose to take a contract with EE. The company is offering unlimited calls and SMS, as well as 20 GB of data for a monthly rental of £61.
Customers in the U.S. still don’t have a contract option available, but can pick up an unlocked Xperia Z from GSM Nation for $849. However, this phone won’t run on the LTE networks in US, but you can run it on AT&T’s 3G network and T-Mobile’s EDGE networks too.