Sony Xperia Z3 White (Sim Free) - £244.30 direct from Sony
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Sony Xperia Z3 White (Sim Free) - £244.30 direct from Sony

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Found 3rd Mar 2016
Sim free Z3 (not the compact!) delivered for £244.30 from Sony. Only the white handset in stock.

Cheapest I could find online currently.
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Not sure why this is getting voted cold as that's a good price! Shame they only have white left.
Seems about the right price. Great phone, but about two years old now.
A very good price, and a very good phone. Battery life with the power save mode on gives me approximately two days use. That is with general daily use, for phone calls, texts, WhatsApp, web browsing via WiFi, YouTube via WiFi. Great phone.
Agreed, brilliant phone. Mine is 18 months old now, no battery degradation and still runs like a rocket. For the first time I don't think I'll be upgrading after 24 months.
stevemac40

Agreed, brilliant phone. Mine is 18 months old now, no battery … Agreed, brilliant phone. Mine is 18 months old now, no battery degradation and still runs like a rocket. For the first time I don't think I'll be upgrading after 24 months.


Best phone I have owned. A few minor issues with it, but still better than any other Android phone I've owned. Powerful with a great battery.
I love my z3 shame sony won't be releasing anymore z series phones
DonkeyKonk

Seems about the right price. Great phone, but about two years old now.



​Not to be pedantic but I guess I am being...released IN Sept 2014 so 18 months old from first release. Sony were bringing z our every 6 months up to the Z5. Just divorced my Z1 after a love hate relationship. Sony great at supporting android updates but quality of updates often resulted I need for patches which they were slow to respond to. Sony mobile forum is very active and a great place to see if this phones bugs have been sorted. Based on my Z1 experience this z3 will likely be in its prime...sweeeeet! Unfortunately I am already in a relationship with a cheap floosie of an LG G4...I need to get out more! Good deal OP.
Brilliant phone, shame about the flap over the USB port - fixed on the Z3 Plus and Z5 but that's about the only issue of note.
Great phone, get it and sign up for the Sony Concept Software programme and you can update it to virtually a vanilla version of the latest Android os.

Best battery I have ever had on a Smartphone. Tempted to upgrade but nothing out there really jumps out at me with the exception of the Nexus 6P.
Expensive for a 2 year old phone, the chip is outdated now
octopus

Expensive for a 2 year old phone, the chip is outdated now



Sorry, being pedantic also but it's not 2 years old but only just 18 months, and in reality the 801 chipset is one of Qualcomm's greatest and if I were buying a phone for this price with an 801 chipset now I wouldn't be the slightest bit concerned. It's still very fast, doesn't consume too much juice and runs cool compared to the 805 & and 810. My Z3 which I bought on release day absolutely flies with it's Marshmallow update and has been solid as a rock. The Z3 is a truly great phone and never got the love it deserved. Still prefer it too to my G4, S6 and to a certain extent my 6P. Imho the only phone that can rival it at this price is the G4 and the build quality is not quite as good on the G4. This is a hot deal in my eyes.
octopus

Expensive for a 2 year old phone, the chip is outdated now


Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the marketing gumpf that gets thrown at us.

The vast majority of Smartphones are massively over powered for the average users needs. People believe that they need the latest and greatest but in reality they 'want' rather than need. There is nothing wrong with that, but in the words of Public Enemy "don't believe the hype'.
octopus

Expensive for a 2 year old phone, the chip is outdated now



still outperforms alot of current chips. faster than the octocore cpus. the is a reason why Qualcomm is returning to 4 cores instead of 8.
2.5ghz, not much faster clock speeds than that in current flagship phones.

cpu speed in any flagship phone from the last 2, maybe 3 years is enough to do everything easily without lag. battery life is now the weak point of most phones and the Z series is one of the best phones for battery life.


£244 is a good price.

ipswich78

Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the … Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the marketing gumpf that gets thrown at us.The vast majority of Smartphones are massively over powered for the average users needs. People believe that they need the latest and greatest but in reality they 'want' rather than need. There is nothing wrong with that, but in the words of Public Enemy "don't believe the hype'.



Too right, especially if you do not use your phone for gaming...and really with the majority of phone games being gash you hardly need the latest greatest quadcore processor for the average users addiction to Candy Crush Saga...and exactly how much multitasking is done on a phone.

A few extra PPI here, a slight tweak of camera megapixels there, a few mhz clock speed increase here, upping the cores there, stopping future OS releases....all done to get more money from the consumer.

It is no wonder the ereader market has all but stopped, there was nowhere to take it or for that matter to convince the consumer they need to change their device every 2 years.
Love my Z3 Compact, have not felt the need to change since I bought it. Even with the headphone port knackered I still can't part with it. If I remember rightly the Z3+ had issues with overheating (perhaps fixed with a firmware update?) and the Z5 was not much of a step up from this apart from removing the port flaps, which doesn't bother me as I invested in magnetic chargers
konicky

Not sure why this is getting voted cold



It's just Ageism.
Can't see how much storage this has?
ipswich78

Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the … Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the marketing gumpf that gets thrown at us.The vast majority of Smartphones are massively over powered for the average users needs. People believe that they need the latest and greatest but in reality they 'want' rather than need. There is nothing wrong with that, but in the words of Public Enemy "don't believe the hype'.



I agree with you with the "hype" bit BUT there is the practical matter of getting updates - manufacturers are less likely to roll out updates the older the phone. This matters not only from security perspective but a lot of apps don't support Android that is more than one generation behind. So effectively you get two years use less out of a two year old phone.

I have a z2 and Z3 Compact, both great devices, I do recommend the Sony NC headphones for these phones (and the z3) , which can probably be gotten cheaper now. (Mine came free with my z2).
I was pretty impressed with them.
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 4th Mar 2016
Perhaps because you can get the Z5 for £130 more then people think this is a bad deal.
It is a good deal for a Z3, and put a cover on it so the white case doesn't matter.
The Xperia phones are really great. My Z1 is 2 years old and still perfectly good.
Agharta

Can't see how much storage this has?



Mine is 16gb but i have a 64gb micro SD inside
Stevo_86

Mine is 16gb but i have a 64gb micro SD inside


It comes with 16 or 32GB but Sony are being coy about what this contains.
Shame they only have white but good deal. Voted hot
ipswich78

Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the … Ahhhh I'd love to be this naive about things and believe all the marketing gumpf that gets thrown at us.The vast majority of Smartphones are massively over powered for the average users needs. People believe that they need the latest and greatest but in reality they 'want' rather than need. There is nothing wrong with that, but in the words of Public Enemy "don't believe the hype'.


Perhaps you should take your views to Sony executives? If this is as good a phone as you make it out to be, then why did they keep releasing new versions every 6 months? And according to the latest news the Z series is dead.
Agharta

It comes with 16 or 32GB but Sony are being coy about what this contains.



For 16 OR 32 this is still a very good price. The camera is incredible on this series.
Great phone. I've had it since October 2014. Runs smooth. I bought LG G4 last December and returned it because it didn't feel any faster and battery life was terrible compared to this.
octopus

Perhaps you should take your views to Sony executives? If this is as … Perhaps you should take your views to Sony executives? If this is as good a phone as you make it out to be, then why did they keep releasing new versions every 6 months? And according to the latest news the Z series is dead.


Again your naivety is showing - but I don't believe you are being serious...

You and I both know phone companies release umpteen updates to A, keep up with their competitors and B, because people all want the newest and shiniest smartphone (and there is NOTHING wrong with that - it is consumerism).

If you look at any Smartphone nowadays most 'new' versions are incremental updates. How often is the most recent phone a must have from its predecessor?

You are indeed correct Sony has said that they will be no longer making a phone in the 'Z' series. But this will be superseded by a new 'family' so not sure what relevance this has?

Edited by: "ipswich78" 4th Mar 2016
I have this phone and haven't been remotely tempted to upgrade by the current flagship phones, camera is spot on and its snappy to use. Front facing speakers make it a decent sat nav too.
I have had this phone since launch, it's solid as a rock, fast and stable - the battery is ridiculous also! It's got to the point where I can;t consider any other phone out there because no one beats the Z3 on real-world battery performance. The waterproof and magnetic charger features as well as near-vanilla android are also pluses for me.
Only downside for me is the camera is not so great in low light and the speakers are far too quiet, but I can live without it. Have been tempted by the Note 4 for the stylus but i remmeber how much i hated the bloat on my S3 whcih eventually brought the Samsung to a crawl, something I havn;t seen with my Z3 after 18 months.
e_munky

I have had this phone since launch, it's solid as a rock, fast and stable … I have had this phone since launch, it's solid as a rock, fast and stable - the battery is ridiculous also! It's got to the point where I can;t consider any other phone out there because no one beats the Z3 on real-world battery performance. The waterproof and magnetic charger features as well as near-vanilla android are also pluses for me.Only downside for me is the camera is not so great in low light and the speakers are far too quiet, but I can live without it. Have been tempted by the Note 4 for the stylus but i remmeber how much i hated the bloat on my S3 whcih eventually brought the Samsung to a crawl, something I havn;t seen with my Z3 after 18 months.




The Sony Apps that are in the Xperia phones are pretty good too. Touchwiz is so bad.
Really like the video editing app and Album. Comparing the Sony apps with my wife's S6, the Samsung apps are marginally better but consume so much resource it's crazy!
ICTHUS

Perhaps because you can get the Z5 for £130 more then people think this … Perhaps because you can get the Z5 for £130 more then people think this is a bad deal.It is a good deal for a Z3, and put a cover on it so the white case doesn't matter.The Xperia phones are really great. My Z1 is 2 years old and still perfectly good.



​Now don't go ruining things by bringing in the Z1. One word...camera...arrghhh! But the battery life was sublime and the magnetic charger brilliant. I see people complain about the lack of magnetic charger on the Z5, removed as there was no need for a flap over the usb port.
Looking to replace my Galaxy S5 as i hate it but have a year to go on my contract so was thinking about this for £244 or Moto X Play for about £200 after both codes and Quidco cashback, or something else in the same money region any thoughts people?
I would never recommend a Sony product, their products are ok but their customer service is atrocious, much better manufacturers around who provide superior products and superior customer service.
capelli

I would never recommend a Sony product, their products are ok but their … I would never recommend a Sony product, their products are ok but their customer service is atrocious, much better manufacturers around who provide superior products and superior customer service.




Lol, there's always got to be one, supposedly all-knowing but fails to actually detail the superior manufacturers and products. We're all just dying to know, well not me actually, I'm perfectly happy with my Z3 Compact.
Had mine 18 months and I still love it . Dont feel the need to upgrade at all unlike previous phones. Only charge it once a day sometimes less.
The usb port cover has just given up though as the rubber seal around it has broken ( common fault). So its a case of getting a 3rd party replacement cover otherwise you have to send the whole phone back to sony for repair.
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nobbyal

Looking to replace my Galaxy S5 as i hate it but have a year to go on my … Looking to replace my Galaxy S5 as i hate it but have a year to go on my contract so was thinking about this for £244 or Moto X Play for about £200 after both codes and Quidco cashback, or something else in the same money region any thoughts people?



Ordered the Moto X Play yesterday through quidco with the codes so works out at under 200. That is incredible for the price. Great battery, gorgeous screen, pretty much stock android and great storage and performance with the marshmallow update. Can see a better phone out there for the price.
Cracking deal tho sadly not that good enough to swap my Z2 that Sony sold off for £180.
DonkeyKonk

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I think you mean Donald Drumpf
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