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This incredible Sony Xperia XZ3 deal is £147 cheaper than its SIM-free price

Alan Martin
23 Jan 2019
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A bargain on Sony’s flagship OLED handset

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is an excellent smartphone with one fatal drawback: it costs too much. With a RRP of £699, it’s a big ask to get shoppers to buy it ahead of excellent – and in many cases, considerably cheaper – alternatives from Samsung, LG or OnePlus.
 
But if you really want Sony’s latest, you needn’t let this head vs heart calculation come into things, because right now you can get a 24-month contract with no upfront cost on O2 which comes out cheaper than the SIM-free price. Astonishing value.
 
The deal comes courtesy of Mobile Phones Direct, and will cost you just £23 per month with no upfront cost. For that, you’ll get the Sony Xperia XZ3, with a monthly allowance of 3GB data, 1,000 minutes of voice calls and unlimited text messages.  
 
To save you doing the maths, that’s £552 over the duration of the two-year contract, or £147 cheaper than its SIM-free price.
 
The XZ3, in case you needed reminding, is Sony’s first with an OLED screen, and it’s a real treat. As Nathan wrote in his review: “this is one heck of a smartphone screen”, managing to reproduce 99% of the sRGB colour gamut, and with perfect contrast.
 

On top of that, of course, it comes fitted out with the Snapdragon 845 process – still the fastest available in the Android world until the 855 drops – backed with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The 19-megapixel f/2.0 camera with Electronic Image Stabilisation is capable of taking phenomenal shots packed with colour and detail.
 
All in all, as Nathan wrote, this is a “welcome return to form” with the, uh, optimistic pricing being the only sticking point. Now that’s no longer an issue, you can go ahead and order in confidence.
  Buy now from Mobile Phones Direct

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