Bell Sony Xperia Z now available for $149.95 on a 2-year term

Ian Hardy

July 30, 2013 11:30am

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This device took its sweet time coming here, but Bell made it happen and the sexiest Sony smartphone is now available in Canada. The Xperia Z, not to be confused with the ZL, is covered with tempered glass and has a 5-inch 1080×1920 pixel full HD display, LTE connectivity, a 13MP camera, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 2,330mAh battery and runs Android OS 4.2 (will be upgrades to OS 4.3 soon). It’s also water- and dustproof.

As for the price of scoring this thin Android – which comes in black, white and purple – is $149.95 on a 2-year plan and $649.95 outright. Interested? Have a look at our hands-on.

Source: Bell

  • Dimitri

    That is a good price for a 2 year term!. I must say. Yes the device has some faults but so does every other device. I would grab it for 2 years.

    • Sky Baun

      Agreed. Good price for two years. let’s get one

    • ConsciousConsumer

      It’s only for their new plans, you can’t use your old plan. It’s a massive rip-off, don’t be a sucker.

    • Dimitri

      I understand that BUT everyone is complaining that we never got 2 year contract here. Now that we do, they complain about plans? Look at the states & see the plans there. The plans are fine if you sign up over the phone with a rep that is willing to add something extra. Stores are known not to do this. WE got what we wanted. That was 2 year contracts, what else do you people want?

    • ConsciousConsumer

      I, for one, didn’t think that having two-year contracts would make any difference at all. These new plans are horrible compared to what I currently have (not even close). These corporations just switched to make up their “losses” with these silly new plans.

      [rant] Personally, as I stated below, I am DONE with cellular companies/plans etc. I lived for many years without it and can do (and will do) it again. This constant connection BS is just marketed to us and we just suck it all in like it’s necessary. [/rant]

  • JT

    Great looking phone. Great price on 2 yr however, I don’t care if they charge me an extra $50 or $100 on a 2 year plan for the phone. It’s really all about the monthly fees because if they charge you an extra $20/month for some plan, you are paying an extra $480+tax over the course of the 2yr term.

  • kroms

    Great Device for $149 on a 2 yr term. Although, I still would NOT get a 2 yr contract so I’d really be interested to see what this Device would cost Outright.

    • ConsciousConsumer

      $650 as per the email from Bell last night…

  • Tony

    Damn just a tad bit better with the 13mp and waterproof feature and it’s double the price of the sp…

  • Eric Tang

    I just tried the demo and it only runs Android 4.1.2.

    • Jurippe

      4.2.2 was released last month, my Z was updated by the Sony Companion app last week. I don’t know if Bell is going to have a carrier only update, if not, you could probably upgrade it right out of the box.

  • Rawrrr

    I wanted this phone.. Until I saw 2,330 mAh……

    • Adam Pollack

      Agreed :)

  • southerndinner

    Decent phone but poor viewing angles and battery are big setbacks

  • Rich

    Sony doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the appearance of their phones. I would like to see them compete with Nokia when it comes to the camera though.

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Just left the store, It’s only $149 on a 2-year if you switch to their new bend-over-and-take-it-hard plans.

    17 years of cellular service with various companies and I am done. Paying out my plan and living without, to hell with these companies.