Sony Xperia Z1 launches on Bell, TELUS and Rogers, and available unlocked from the Sony Store

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  • Stimulator

    $699 unlocked at the Sony Store available this Friday Oct 18th.

    • kareshi

      $749.99 on their web site

      Edit: oops, my bad. That’s the Z Ultra

    • Andrw

      Isn’t that for the Z Ultra?

    • RR

      Only the Z Ultra is listed on the Sony site – not the Z1.

    • WildLeaf

      Any idea if they’ll have all the colours available unlocked?

    • Stimulator

      I forgot to ask when I was talking to them, so I’m not sure.

    • rkz

      When I was pre ordering mine couple weeks ago the Sony store rep did mention which of three colors I wanted. So I think the sony store should have the purple

    • MarkLastiwka

      Sony Store will have all colours. I asked them and he told me that. Also, the rep I talked to also said the 18th.

    • Gitarooman

      purple is exclusive to rogers. White and Black is for all.

    • MarkLastiwka

      Actually, White is only on Bell. Telus only has Black (and they are the most expensive, dumb move)

    • Maguro

      I called the 2 Sony stores in town and they will carry white and black.

    • howitzerr

      Fantastic move from Sony, no need to buy unlocked from questionable stores, plus this is probably the best Smarthphone availible right now (excluding the Nexus)

  • bob

    Rogers: $599
    Bell: $699.95
    Telus: $725

    wtf is wrong with Telus ?!

    • silver_arrow

      They seem to behaving the most expensive off contract prices lately…

    • Stimulator

      Wait a minute, why is Rogers selling it so much cheaper, even than from Sony directly? Sure it’s locked, but even if I have to pay to get it unlocked it’s a savings!

    • Aaron White

      Wait, i just went on Rogers’ site. The Xperia ZL which came out in April or a bit later I believe is for $624.99 while the brand new Xperia Z1 is only $599.99?? What gives? And why is it so much more cheaper than Bell??????

    • Leafs Maple

      Simple – they will match contract price with Bell Rogers but if you ever want to leave them that upfront cost will be more. So basically you get screwed..

    • Stimulator

      I just talked to Telus retentions, and they wouldn’t budge on the no-contract price (because really what do they have to lose, I’m already in a contract currently), but offered to reduce my current device balance, offered a promo plan, and an account credit of like $40. Still not sure if it’s worth signing a new contract for though.

    • Yulet

      That’s how TELUS got rid of activation fees. Everything is more expensive now, but hey there are no hidden fees anymore, you know you’re getting gauged from the beginning.

    • MarkLastiwka

      And telus only has the Black one. Bravo…

    • Stimulator

      Telus has now lowered the price to $700 even.

  • Super_Deluxe

    Man I can’t stand Sony’s skin. The rounded icons make the skin look ugly (just my opinion). Thank God for Cyanogenmod.

  • B-Mac

    will probably be picking this up by the end of the week on a new 2 year contract…after I talk to customer service and get a reasonable plan worked out $85 for 1gb of Data LOL ya right

    • disqusmy

      You should get that 1gb plan for $85/m, it is a good deal. Im serious, not joking.

    • B-Mac

      lol I pay less then that now for the same plan, no way im paying more for something I currently pay less for

    • BMSMA

      Um $85 for 1GB is pretty bad, there are people payng $70 for 5-6GB.

    • milagroful

      Ouch, good thing for work discounts. Im under $55 with 6GB of data, those sound like terrible deals.

    • disqusmy

      Take it easy, guys. I was kidding. 😀

    • MarkLastiwka

      What are you smoking? That’s a horrible plan! I currently have 6GB data + 200 min talk and unlimited text for $62.

  • gdigenis

    I called two Rogers stores in Kitchener and one didn’t know when it was coming out (No surprise) and the other had them but didn’t have pricing so wouldn’t sell it on or off contract

    • Greg

      where in kitchener, try boardwalk rogers store

    • gdigenis

      Where is that? I tried fairview mall and a couple of stores around there. Thanks

  • wes

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like the bezel on Sony’s phones?

    • Yulet

      No, not only you. That’s why I’m not buying this phone.

    • Sam Wiggans

      I have this phone and the bezel doesn’t bother me. Just got it today

    • wes

      I guess we have different tastes. I like the nexus 7 2013 and the xperia z ultra but the bezels bother me on both devices.

    • MarkLastiwka

      Bezels are a tradeoff for the waterproofing. It really is a personal choice. Do you want waterproof phone or bezeless phone. I have a demo Z1 right now (will have a review together soon) and the size is not great, but it is growing on me.

    • wes

      I rather have less bezel. Waterproofing is great, but I don’t envision going anywhere close to water with my phone, unless there’s some freak accident. Not saying the phone is bad, just questioning the aesthetics. 🙂

    • MarkLastiwka

      ya, the engineers worked within physical limitations in reality to maintain waterproofness. If you don’t care about it, this phone is not for you. If you do want the waterproofness, this is a tradeoff you will have to accept in order to accommodate the seals

  • Mad Monkey

    Sunovabiatch I wanted the white one with Rogers! 🙁

    • WildLeaf

      Right?! Especially seeing Rogers selling it $100 cheaper than Bell/Sony, and $125 cheaper than Telus, it sucks real hard to know we can’t have.

      Maybe we’ll get lucky and Sony will have the white one unlocked for $599.99?

  • Connor

    I like the specs, I just don’t like the size. Id be very interested if the Z1f (Mini version) comes to Canada.

  • Xyor

    Gosh,,,,I wish there’s a way to import this to U.S.!

    • WildLeaf

      US Sony Store has the Z1 unlocked and on sale for $649.99 and $679.99. The cheaper one is HSPA+ only, the other is LTE enabled. You should check to see if your carrier supports the LTE bands used on that model.

    • Xyor

      They do not have LTE Z1 there. Z Ultra LTE/HSPA+ are available.

  • sasquacho

    the 4.2 jellybean is the downer..

  • Bergkamp

    $599@Rogers is month-to-month,
    the outright price is $50+ the price of month-to-month.

    So the outright price for Rogers is $649, still cheaper than Bell and Telus

    • sclau2008

      Then, $50 to unlock with Rogers. Hence unlocked price is $699. Makes sense now.

    • bob

      SONY store unlocked is not LTE.

      offcourse 🙁

    • sclau2008

      Not LTE?!?! But the carriers would be?!? That doesn’t make sense 🙁

    • rkz

      Just called the local Sony Store and they confirmed the unlocked one they’re getting has LTE.

  • milagroful

    Do people actually buy any of these phones without a contract for $700?

    Seems like so much.

    • Maguro

      Tell that to the people who were paying well over a $1000 for a gold colored iPhone. 🙂

    • rkz

      I preordered mine on 2 weeks ago … I should get it this friday

      Also, When i got Sony Ericsson K750i … it was well over $400 and thats not even a smartphone lol

  • B-Mac

    telus dropped this down to $700 no term now

  • chunnam

    Will we see this phone on Mobilicity or Wind anytime soon?

  • bob

    Does the unlocked Z1 sold by Sony, is LTE on the Telus network ?

  • rkz

    They keep saying its available unlocked in stores, but its no where to be found.

    Store guys dont have any clue and keep giving out random dates when they’ll receive stock just for the pre order.

    Ridiculous.

    • sclau2008

      I was at Markville Mall Sony store last sunday and they are sold out. But, the sales rep said he could grab stock from another store and can be available today. So, I guess stock is available somewhere.

    • rkz

      I asked the Sony guys here in Edmonton and they are barely getting less than 10 Z1 per shipment.

      So if i wanted a unlocked Z1 and didnt have a pre order … i would not get it for another 3-4 weeks. Thats what i was told.