When the Sony Xperia XZ Premium hit the shelves earlier in the year, it massively impressed us with its scintillating 4K display and beguiling slow motion camera. What didn't impress us was the price, which came in only a shade under the steep Samsung Galaxy S8 prices.
Xperia XZ Premium deals got gradually cheaper in the months that followed -
probably thanks to the arrivals of the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 - and it's now looking like much better value. Take a look at our price comparison tool below and you'll see that you can now grab an XZ Premium for around £700 over the course of your two year contract.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a bonafide hit and a genuine step up from the XZ. Not only is this handset a must for dyed-in-the-wool Sony mobile fans, it's also a fantastic option for anybody looking for a flagship Android phone, so use our chart to pick out your perfect deal. It refreshes regularly to ensure that we source only the best deals.
Below that, we've handpicked some of the deals that have really caught our eye, from the likes of EE, O2, Vodafone and Three. And see how going on Carphone Warehouse's iD network means you can claim a pair of wireless Sony headphones worth around £200.
Top 5 best Sony Xperia XZ Premium deals this month
As you can probably guess from the name, the XZ Premium isn't exactly a budget phone. But the recent price drop does make it a lot more tempting now. Especially if you were to compare it side-by-side with the ridiculous prices of the iPhone X!
Sony Xperia XZ Premium | O2 | £75 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 4GB data | £26pm
BOOM! O2 has raced to the front of the pack as the new cheapest network for the Xperia XZ Premium. This one's from retailer Mobiles.co.uk, so you also get the benefit of our 10OFF code to knock a tenner off the upfront cost. That brings the overall cost under the £700-mark for the first time. Great news. Total cost over 24 months: £699
Sony Xperia XZ Premium | EE | £68.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 8GB data | £32.99pm
If you need more data than 4GB on other networks, then prices begin to rise quite rapidly. But this EE deal is well worth a look. If you're concerned that the amount of streaming and downloading that you do away from Wi-Fi will push you over your limit on the cheapest deals - or just want a piece of the UK's fastest 4G network - then go for this instead. Total cost over 24 months: £860.75
Sony Xperia XZ Premium | O2 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 12GB data | £29pm
If you're looking to combine the brilliance of the XZ Premium with the benevolence of O2's Priority reward scheme, then this is the the best tariff to go for in our view. 12GB is a wonderful amount of data to play with, and you get a tenner off with our code when you sign up. This has to be the best value XZ Premium deal out there right now. Total cost over 24 months: £736
Sony Xperia XZ Premium | Three | £84.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 30GB data | £36pm
This is tremendous value on an absolute stack of data on Three. It's cheaper than the O2 deal above, even though you get 10GB extra data every month. So if you want to stream Netflix to that big beautiful XZ Premium screen, then you can do it for hours away from the Wi-Fi with this plan. Total cost over 24 months: £948.99
Sony Xperia XZ Premium | Vodafone | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 60GB data | £48pm
Goodness gracious, this is an ENORMOUS amount of data. If you're somebody who usually insists on getting an unlimited plan, then 60GB should easily still be more than enough for the vast majority of smartphone users. And, as an added bonus, the £100+ upfront cost has just been slashed to a big fat ZERO. Total cost over 24 months: £1152
Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
An Xcellent smartphone from Sony
Screen size: 5.46-inches | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Rear camera: 19MP | Weight: 195g | OS: Android 7 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | External storage: microSD up to 256GB | Battery: 3230mAh
Premium isn't merely a name when it comes to Sony's expensive new flagship phone. The awesome 4K display and jaunty slow motion camera are just two great examples why the tech giant is charging top dollar for this mobile. If it's a big, fancy phone you're after, you won't be disappointed by the Xperia XZ Premium.
Read TechRadar's full Sony Xperia XZ Premium review