Sony Xperia Z contract prices, launch date for SA

Vodacom has revealed that it will soon be offering the Sony Xperia Z

By - March 28, 2013
Sony Xperia Z

A Vodacom spokesperson has told MyBroadband that the network will sell the Sony Xperia Z smartphone from Saturday (30 March 2013) at a recommended retail price of R8,849.

Other participating stores will have the device before the end of next week (6 April 2013).

Those interested in the device can also pre-order it on the Vodacom website.

Vodacom provided the following contract pricing on the Sony Xperia Z:

Sony Xperia Z deals Minutes SMSes Data Price
Smart S 75 150 75MB R429
Smart M 120 240 120MB R499
Smart L 250 500 250MB R649
Smart XL 400 800 400MB R799
Red Advantage 700 Unlimited 700MB R999
Red Premium 1,200 Unlimited 1,200MB R1,599
Red VIP Unlimited Unlimited 1,500MB R1,999

Sony’s new flagship Android smartphone boasts a 5-inch 1080p display, 13 megapixel rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and runs on the older, Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”, version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Other than being a high-end phone, the Xperia Z also offers a water splash and dust resistance specification.

The table below summarises the key specifications of the Sony Xperia Z:

Specifications Sony Xperia Z
Dimensions 139 x 71 x 7.9mm
Weight 146g
Operating system Android 4.1
Display 5″ full HD (1080×1920) Bravia Engine 2
Rear camera 13MP
Front camera 2.2MP
Storage, internal 16GB
Storage, expandable microSD
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (APQ8064+MDM9215M)
Graphics Adreno 320
Battery 2,330mAh minimum
Cellular data HSPA / LTE
SIM type Micro SIM

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