Sony Xperia Z was introduced last month at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 event in Las Vegas and the first Sony quad-core smartphone is already available for purchase in countries like France or Japan. Well, the 5-inch full HD smartphone has now hit the stores in Russia and it will soon be launched in Spain, too.
MVideo is the Russian retailer that has the Sony Xperia Z on stock and if you are reading this while sipping from a bottle of vodka in an attempt to worm up, then you might want to pre-order the new flagship smartphone, as you can’t be too far from Russia. Learn that MVideo asks 29,990 rubles (aprox. $990) for the Xperia Z, and if you think that’s a ripoff then you should know that the 16 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the same price tag at the Russian retailer.
For the time being, the Sony Xperia Z is only available in black and white liveries at MVideo, but the Russian retailer lists the purple edition as “coming soon.”
The Spaniards will also be able to get their tanned hands on the Sony Xperia Z this month, but the flagship will not be as pricey as in Russia. The water-proof smartphone will be available in Sony Stores in Barcelona and Madrid as of February 25th at a price of €669 ($880).
Even though the Spanish Sony Xperia Z is not as expensive as its Russian brother, it’s still pricey for the European standards. The flagship smartphone is currently available in France for €20 less, while other European markets will allegedly receive it at a top price of €649.
I remind you that Xperia Z comes with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at 1.5 GHz, has 2 GB of RAM, 5-inch full HD display, 32 GB of internal storage, and a battery of 2,300 mAh all these while being only 7.9 mm thick and weighing 146 grams. The water and dust proof smartphone also comes with an impressive 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama, and full HD video recording support with ontinuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, and HDR.