Are you finally content with the quality/price ratio of the 4K HDR-capable Xperia XZ Premium that was launched stateside back in June at a prohibitive $800? Maybe take a breath, and consider Sony’s two newer high-end Android smartphones as well before pulling the trigger.
Remarkably enough, the 1080p 5.2-incher is already at its second discount on Amazon.com, while B&H Photo Video still lists the “full-sized” XZ1 as “coming soon” at a $699 MSRP.
Amazon currently charges between $613 and $616 for blue, black, silver and pink variants, although if you’re lucky, you may even be able to score the Full HD HDR Sony Xperia XZ1 for $605 or so.
As for the pint-sized but equally powerful Xperia XZ1 Compact, we’re only looking at a first (hopefully, of many) instant rebate, bringing the $600 list price down to $542 in “Twilight Pink” and $552 in White Silver.
This diminutive bad boy packs a Snapdragon 835 processor, just like its big brother, along with 4GB RAM, but a 4.6-inch 720p screen is clearly not enough for HDR content viewing.
Another key selling point is Android 8.0 Oreo software pre-installed on both these devices… and very few of their rivals.