Cheer up all the Sony fans, we have some good news for you if you live in the US. This news might particularly interest those who want to get their hands on the Xperia Z2. Yes, you guessed it right, Sony has slashed the prices for their previous flagship. The unlocked variant of the Xpera Z2 has been bought down to $579.99. The price may still seem much but considering the features that the Xperia Z2 offers and its previous price of $749.99, it sure does not seem like a bad deal.
Like we wrote yesterday, Sony has already put the new flagship Xperia Z3, its compact version the Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact up for pre-registration. This is a move we get to see in all the major smartphone manufacturing companies out there. Shortly before the new flagship is put up for sale to the public, the prices of the previous flagship are slashed to a great extent to attract th customers. This provides customers who had been willing to buy the previous flagships with a golden chance to buy the smartphone at much less prices. With this move, smartphone manufacturers get rid of the old stock to make space for the new smartphones.
This time, Sony has made an offer that is too hard to resist. If the $579.99 price tag seems too much for you, let us list what the previous Sony flagship has to offer. To start with, the Xperia Z boasts of a 5.2″ IPS display with a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. To go with that, you have Sony’s 20.7 MP camera on the Z2’s back which seems to be its highlighting feature along with a 2.2 MP shutter on its front. Going under the hood, you’ll find the Xperia Z2 to be running on a Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz. To go with that you have 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. 16 GB is what you get in the name of the internal storage memory. If this seems less, there’s no need to worry as the Xperia Z2 has support for an external microSD card which will let you expand memory upto 128 GB and we doubt if thats less for anybody. The Xperia Z2 runs on Android 4.4.2 kitkat and is powered by a 3,200 mAh powerhouse.
The price slash in the US for sure will attract customers but at the same time the non-availability of smartphones through the preferred carriers will not let customers have the $100 or the ‘free’ on-contract deals, cutting on some sales.
Well, all we can say in the conclusion is that for the price it is being offered for the Xperia Z2 is not a bad deal if you dont mind owning a flagship from the earlier times. However if you’re the type who wants to get their hands on the latest gadgets and dont mind spending some extra bucks for it, you might want to wait for the Xperia Z3 which is already up for pre-registration.
So what is it going to be? The Xperia Z2 for the slashed price or some waiting and shelling out some extra bucks for the Xperia Z3?