Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ3, was announced in late August at IFA. It’s been on pre-order in the UK since September 1. And following what was undoubtedly a pretty lengthy pre-order period, it finally became available today.
Only Clove seems to have the units in stock at the moment, but the phone’s wider UK release is expected for tomorrow, October 5 (as announced when the pre-orders started).
The price is £699 for a SIM-free unit. If you grab one from Clove, you will receive a free Sony SRS-XB31 wireless speaker worth £150. It’s nowhere near the value of the 1000XM3 headphones offered as a gift elsewhere, but free is free.
The Xperia XZ3 comes with a 6-inch 1440×2880 OLED touchscreen which is HDR compliant. It runs Android 9 Pie and has the Snapdragon 845 SoC at the helm, aided by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Its main camera is a 19 MP f/2.0 unit with 1.22µm pixels and LED flash, while for selfies you get a 13 MP f/1.9 snapper. A 3,300 mAh battery keeps the lights on.