Amazon Chops Sony Xperia XZ1 Pricetag in the US

Amazon US has cut the asking price of the Sony Xperia XZ1 from US$699 to US$649. The discount concerns the Black and Moonlit Blue Xperia XZ1’s while the Venus Pink and Warm Silver editions are still at their original $699 level.

That starting price was considered steep given the Xperia XZ1’s unimpressive on-paper specs – the 5.2-inch 1080p screen that’s neither AMOLED nor bezelless, the smallish battery and the lack of a fingerprint scanner for the US market.

If those “faults” don’t bother you the Xperia XZ1 is still a solid smartphone that’s highlighted by a capable high-res camera with 960fps slow-mo video.

Source: CNBC