Xperia Z1 now shipping in the UK

by XB on 17th September 2013

in Xperia Z1

Xperia-Z1_4The Sony Xperia Z1 will start shipping from UK retailers today. A number of retailers including Clove, Handtec and Digital Phone Company have confirmed that stock has arrived, ready for shipment to customers. There is a fly in the ointment though, as only the black model is arriving today, the white Xperia Z1 has been pushed back one week and is now expected on 23 September.

Not all retailers appear to have stock today, Amazon UK still has a release date of 20 September date, whilst the official Sony Mobile and Sony UK websites will start shipping at the end of this month. The UK operators should start shipping the handset over the next week. We would expect other European markets to also take delivery of the Xperia Z1 in the coming week. If you’ve pre-ordered the handset, let us know when you’re expecting to get hands on.

  • Persian USer

    Now thats great! releasing the products as fast as possible is a key to success.
    lets see how it sells…

  • JG

    How ’bout giving release dates to other parts of the globe? Please.

  • knightpt

    I am personaly very happy to see Sony pushing releases faster after anouncing a phone, realy shows Sony effort.

    But… (there’s always a but, right?), i still believe it’s a bad strategy to release 2 flagship phones a year. XZ1 sales will canibalize some of the XZ that might still be in stock in large retailers, and XZ owners won’t be XZ1 new customers because XZ is still a great kit.

    Myself for example would be delighted to buy the XZ1, but my XZ is still too new in my hands and i can’t realy justify un upgrade to a flagship phone that i’ve spent € 500,00 just 5 months ago.

  • Z1

    Should be getting mine today got an email yesterday saying its been shipped out for delivery from o2 UK :-D cant wait for this bad boy

  • Anon

    The Smart Watch 2 won’t be released until mid October, it was announced in June!

  • xperialover

    well keep in mind no xda fun – since the bootlock is locked for good no chance to unlocking

  • Bill Lockhart

    I agree with you mate.
    I have the Z, which is an awesome device.
    The Z1 is definitely a beast of a phone. Arguably, the “beastest”.
    But I’ll wait for Sony’s next Xperia iteration next year…

    Kudos to Sony though. Massive improvement on the Xperia series.
    It’s evident on the phone-build,display, processor, camera software, market availability, etc.

  • Billy de Fretes

    the good thing is sony release faster than before.. but as always, sony never publish global release date

  • MG

    Well Xperia Z costs around 50-60% Z1’s price so it is still a valid option for someone that wants to spend less money. Also nobody forces current owners of any model to upgrade to the newer one. If a consumer really feels the need for extra consuming, it is his/her choice.

  • K!NG M$

    Who cares this nonsense phone.

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  • Billy de Fretes

    you.. that’s why you comment in xperiablog.

  • jag

    Wow that was fast! Cheers for this great development of Sony

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  • panagi?tis

    i hope it arrive to Greece too in this month. im between this and 1020 both have crazy camera

  • xperiafan324

    Watch out for the final firmware samples, I think they’ll smoke 1020 on per-pixel detail and lowlit photos :-)

  • fried_egg

    Orange France was showing the phone as in stock (not pre-order) last night. The question for EE in the Uk is why were they not and now the simple single warehouse online retailers have UK models, how slow will the networks be at getting the handsets through their supply network to the stores and the people who pre-ordered.

  • fried_egg

    I don’t see the problem, Sony has had ever since the first Android phone a twin flagship launch a year policy. A “leader” announced at CES but rarely seen in the stores until Easter, and a warmed up version 6 months later in October. Example. the “S” followed by the bond phone “T” – this year they managed to get the Z out much sooner after CES than the S was, and the reheat Z1 looks more of an upgrade because it appears they learnt from being “a step back on the cpu at launch” complaints. Otherwise, I fully expect the 2014 model range to be previewed as ever at CES, and it IFA there will be the reheat. That is how Sony will stay “on the cutting edge” and not upto a year behind, which the T arguably was when it was replaced by the Z. That way, from now on buying THE Sony flagship phone will mean you have the best phone possible whenever you buy it not an uncompetitive model at the time you buy it.
    By the way, it would be hard to find a single technology product where the “replacement” has not been begun as the product it will replace is being launched. You can be sure that is completely standard practice to have an idea where the replacement will be going at least and the project people being teamed up once the previous project people hand the design stage to the production stage people – what is not normal is for it to be heavily leaked.

  • KMcG

    I have ordered a purple one from the carphonewarehouse and it is not due to come until next Wednesday

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  • Cyrus

    what about iran ????????????

  • Cyrus

    What a bout IRAN ? :O !!!!!!!!!

  • Evita

    So, will you let’s Sony Z standalone flagship per year while other major competitors keep releasing their new monster to market? G2 / Note 3 / and many more

    some of other will come and comment that why oh why Sony still lag behind competition again and again will you happy to read?

  • Ivan

    We need 4.3 for SP)

  • judders

    I had a pre-order with EE and they text me to say they’re delivering today. Would be useful if they updated their website though.

  • Assa7in King

    Guys THIS is the RUMOURED PICTURE of Z2 !!..

    3 GB RAM
    5.5 inch iGZO Triluminos screen with a 540ppi pixel

    20.7 Mpx CAM with XENON Flash
    3500 mAh..

    Allegedly its gonna be unveiled on CES 2014..

  • Techno101

    The icon for the app drawer looks the samen as the one on xperia’s running JB 4.1/4.2 so I don’t think it’s really the Xperia Z2/avatar

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  • Spyderp

    I pre-ordered online with Phones4u in the UK but I haven’t heard a word yet :(

  • Sam

    Yes. No word on US availability or release date. Need to do much better than with the Z being available exclusively on T-mobile months after worldwide release.
    That’s not gonna cut it. Hopefully they’ve managed to get it on the big carriers such as AT&T and Verizon but it remains to be seen.

  • iHUMAN

    Sony luanchs two flagships/year = cutting value to their own products and betray their own customers, it’s soul destroying.

    So I think sony should release just one perfect flagship per year and they gotta release it on september of each year and if sony make their own SoC then they don’t need to wait the lastest SoC from Qualcomm anymore.

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  • penubag

    Can’t tell if sarcastic or…?

  • iHUMAN

    Sony launches two flagships/year = cutting value to their own products and betray their own customers, it’s soul destroying.

    So I think sony should release just one perfect flagship/year and they gotta release it on september of each year and if sony make their own SoC then they don’t need to wait the lastest SoC from Qualcomm anymore.

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  • Raymond

    Its business! they don’t want to miss the opportunity to sell more on Christmas season ,and also for those who still not convince to buy Sony with the launch of Xperia Z…now they have a choice,a more powerful and more improved device…

  • Raymond

    its same thing happen with Samsung and other manufacturer…

  • Raymond

    you are nonsense…not the phone…

  • Micro

    got it!!!! :D:D:D:D

  • schattenkonig58

    Still Trolling ?

  • sulre

    I think that is fake!

  • Micro

    this is fake so please stop this

  • Micro

    you have to eat, he have to troll

  • Purnama
  • schattenkonig58


  • xperiax10.awesome

    Sony should change their strategy: release only one flagship of its kind.
    1. Xperia Z(*) – 5″ – launch in Sep-Oct
    2. Xperia U Ultra (*) – 6″ – launch in July-Aug
    3. Xperia Z Mini(*) – 4″-4.3″ – launch in Jan-Feb (try everything on this model)

  • Micro

    BTW: only a complete moron would believe that XENON can be packed into such thin case… gen an iPhone if you are that dumb, they can make you believe even this is an iPhone 1000

  • Micro

    I hope some day trolls and haters will be treated by the law the very same way as rapists are

  • Purnama

    i don’t know what’s in his head..

  • sandy

    Same here!

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Sony releases new flagships every 6 months. Can’t be helped though because that’s how Japan does it.

  • Jobs

    It’s been 9 months since the last flagship..

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  • Assa7in King

    WHAT ? Its not like i made it MYSELF !!
    I also know that its FAKE but i’m just sharing it with You guys…

    Its all over PHONEARENA

  • schattenkonig58

    Suspected of Trolling ..Lmao

  • Micro

    ok, then sorry about making you feel bad because of what I said, but understand that such “news” pisses ppl off, another time SAY IT, that it is a fake, because otherwise you help spreading this crap all over the net
    peace dude

  • Micro

    Convicted to death by cutting off the Internet connection

  • roeshak

    Very well said. Let’s hope that now that they’ve finally caught up technically, they won’t have need for these H2 flagships. I too will be skipping this because I can’t justify the upgrade from the Z which is better looking in my opinion. It’s the Z2 for me next year. H2 phones from Sony are always uglier and the Z1 despite its more premium design, follows suit.

  • schnozzles

    Ordered purple Z1 from Carphone Warehouse (UK). Still no news on delivery date.

  • Assa7in King

    WTH ? I tried to delete this comment and it change it to guest….

  • Billy de Fretes

    No, it’s different. Did you ever see when samsung release s3, s4, note 2, note 3?
    i know when s4, note 3 will hit my country but not with sony.

  • SPS

    Pre-ordered from Handtec, already on it’s way. Tracking via Fedex, there aren’t enough refresh cycles on my browser damnit.

  • K!NG M$

    Wow! y u hate trolls so bad? Im so sad.

  • lolsomany

    sony should release 5 phone each year,

    1.flagship, z,z1,z2,z3 > 5 inch compact design and bezelless with water n dust resistance = 500 usd

    2.high end, z ultra > 6 inch screen with same hardware with flagship = 550 usd

    3. mid range, zr > 4.6 inch screen with water n dust resistance = 400 usd

    4. low end, z mini > 4.3 inch screen with illumination / water and dust resistance = 300 usd

    5. entry level, m/e > 3.7 inch cheap phone with latest hardware = 200 usd

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  • ben

    Same here

  • Micro

    just you

  • Mike Gonzalez

    whoever did that photoshop didnt take many attention to details… how come the launcher button is pre-Z1/Z ultra with 16 dots instead of 9?! LOL!!

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  • Rene Pedroso

    Just waiting on my shipping confirmation number. My free Smartwatch2 is being delayed. Clove states…

    ”However, production of the SmartWatch 2 has unfortunately been delayed because Sony has made the decision to enhance the firmware to offer a better user experience. We will despatch your SmartWatch 2 free of charge by Royal Mail post (not courier) as soon as stock arrives, which is expected to be late September.”

    I ordered the Black as I have the XZ in white and can switch out whenever I want.

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  • Micro

    watch this guys (my one)

  • Micro

    HTC talking to Samsng (like the classic once said):

    “there is nothing for you here, only death..”

  • InspectorGadget80

    Kinda sucks that SONY won’t release this phone in the U.S. guess I’ll be buying the NEXUS 5 :(

  • Micro

    That explains why the heck they dropped the idea of free SW2 here, and selling the Z1 alone. I don’t know mate, perhaps you’re lucky.. I have mine and now I don’t think it was worth all the cash anymore, I feel like it misses something, like the SW

  • tositem

    Agree. One flagship a year is enough.

  • m sacha

    You might want to go back to school and learn how to write a sentence that makes sense…

  • Peterpots

    O2 had better send my White one on Friday…I’ve taken a day off work for it being delivered.





  • iUi

    Waiting for Z2…………….



  • Micro

    oh dear..

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  • you get a like sir

  • Bob dole

    Where have you heard that?

  • But am I the only one that is super disappointed by Sony? Can be USA market be so “secondary” for Sony? I mean Z1 and Z Ultra launched almost everywhere and for US no ONE know when will arrive… marketing and strategy at Sony should be really revisited, especially with an iPhone coming in 24hrs …

  • Bob dole

    You should try asking the operators.

  • No one even sony_us knows when will arrive. Same for Z ultra.

  • hlawala

    Totally agree with you guys, Sony should change their strategy.

  • Scott Stevenson

    my z1 is on its way out for delivery this morning should be in my hands this afternoon at some point this phone has covered many miles in a short time with dhl to get to me it started in the czech republic to bratislava to leipzig germany to east midlands uk to edinburgh and finally glasgow pretty quick if you ask me

  • fried_egg

    and then it would be out of date, because the chip makers are releasing better chips more than once a year

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  • Rene Pedroso

    I feel your pain, shipped and tracking

  • ben

    I’ll be receiving mine tomorrow. Now that’s Xciting!

  • Melfes Wired

    maybe also in Germany soon. i have seen an ad from O2 when i use Zattoo today.

  • InspectorGadget80

    Wheres the love for the U.S. SONY :( been waiting for ur phone for ever

  • SPS

    Just got mine. Beautiful device but the viewing angles are truly appalling… Color Depth loss is perceptible even at the usual 15 degree skew I tend to use. Bummer!

  • josesl16

    Uh-oh, seems like Nexus 10 is outta my list then.

  • zockirrer

    here in germany they still gave the free sw2 regardless.
    took the names and adresses and it will be sent when theyre available – although the sony style store employees already had some on their wrists :D

  • Micro

    Bastards! :D I’ve been waiting for this watch so long..

    BTW, how much it costs there? I mean the regular price, not with the Z1?
    Sony priced SW2 here in two variants, I’m curious how much is it there

  • zockirrer

    its 179 euros for the cheap wristband and 199 euros for the premium wristband SW2
    i will sell mine tho to cash in some money i investeted in my Z1
    i had the original SW with my Z back then, wasnt as useful as i hoped, not even after i loaded some pretty neat apps

  • Micro

    oh, that’s exactly the price here, both of them actually… thanks mate!

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