Complete Price Guide For Nokia Lumia 925, Sony Xperia Z As Inventory Starts To Arrive

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T-Mobile may have already released the Lumia 925 and Xperia Z Simple Choice pricing to the world but I thought it worthy of a completely broken down pricing list. Just to recap, the Lumia 925 will cost $49.99 down with 24 months of $20 monthly installments for well-qualified buyers. Full retail pricing on the T-Mobile Windows Phone 8 flagship will set you back $579.

As for the first Sony device to hit T-Mobile’s shelves in what seems like an eternity, the down payment will cost you $99.99 with 24 monthly payments of $20 each. Full retail on the Xperia Z will ask your wallet for a cool $609.99. Chump change, right?

Both devices will hit T-Mobile store shelves and ww.t-mobile.com on July 17th. A quick reminder that the “OTHER” down payment options are for varying credit deposits.

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  • Alex Zapata

    Can’t wait to get a 925!!!

    • Justin Black

      It’s a shame it’s only available in white, but, yeah, put me down for one.

      • Alex Zapata

        Amen to that. I love the look of the black version but I guess I’ll have to settle.

        • Justin Black

          Who wants to bet that T-Mobile has zero charging shells to sell on day one?

        • colonelcasey

          I’m with you on that…they’re probably not going to have accessories till the end of the month and they’ll probably have to dig through a bin in the back of the store to find a charging case.

        • techymexican

          order them on amazon now. they are $38 , they do come from England, so they’ll take a week or two to arrive. I ordered mine last week from amazon. since t-mobile didn’t have the wireless charger of the 810 available for a while after launch, so I have no confidence in them

        • jason

          My store received cases last week for the 925. You should have options at point of sale.

        • Justin Black

          Cases? As in the CC-3065 wireless charging shell?

        • LinkArt

          or on day 30

      • Paddy_Tanninger_Caddy_Manager

        But your last name is black..just expecting you’ll want a black colored phone, that’s all.

  • sushimane

    I want that xperia z water proof phone

    • Dewman4life

      Its water resistant, not water proof.

      • Lobo Lansky

        No it’s actually waterproof you can swim in the water with it

        • IamDefiler

          Not that you would want to.

        • Lobo Lansky

          Why not have you seen the video for it. That’s the whole purpose just like then galaxy s 4 active.

        • TYLERDERK

          The Sony has a better camera then the ATT (Active) better software better display ETC,,

        • IamDefiler

          Honestly? You would GO SWIMMING with your phone. It’s only raited for up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Not really a serious swim. Besides, just because it’s waterproof doesn’t mean you should be doing it at any given chance. It still breaks down faster with more abuse.

        • Zac

          Hey whoa relax. Why do you hate waterproof phones so much?

        • IamDefiler

          LOL! I don’t. :) I just don’t understand why someone would honestly want to go swimming WITH their phone. That’s all. It’s a common misconception that just because something says it’s waterproof that it SHOULD be used that way. That’s not really how people should look forward to using their waterproof devices. They should view it as more of an added safty feature for their devices.

          Wasn’t getting mad although it does seem that way. It’s all good.

        • Paddy_Tanninger_Caddy_Manager

          Probably a bad prior experience.

        • thepanttherlady

          The OP is correct the phone is water resistant, not waterproof.

        • http://de-kart.com Wagonist

          Its IP57 rated for the enclosure, meaning its dust proof with immersion in water of up to 1 meter.

          you can go swimming with it, just don’t let it drop to the bottom of the pool as the elevated water pressure “might” be able to break the water tight seal on the doors. I say “might” because it probably won’t but they rate it to 1 meter to avoid excessive warranty claims and people going scuba-diving with the thing..

          They really should have made the thing with NO charging port, completely sealed and charging done ONLY through contact pins and a cradle.

        • thepanttherlady

          And it’s not just a charging port. There’s a port for the headphones, for the microsd slot and for the SIM card. Don’t secure all of them prior to taking your phone for a “swim” and you can bet it’s bye bye phone.

        • Chris

          If you’ve seen the reviews, there’s a notification that tells you if you’re phone is not properly secured. But in all honesty, why would IamDefiler wants to butt in other people’s business? if Lobo wants to swim with it then let him swim with it. I have a watch that’s water resistant that I take swimming with me. Let other people enjoy their devices it’s theirs. I’ve seen people go snorkling with their hero 3 (go pros). And they’ve taken some pretty great 5-10 minute videos of turtles, pretty fishes, etc.

        • Chris

          ugh, your phone* I hate auto correct + no edit button.

    • jonathan3579

      Well… The Xperia Z Ultra is water-proof. This, my friend, is limited in it’s water resistance.

  • thepanttherlady

    You can buy the C6602 (non LTE) version of the Sony Xperia for less than $600 elsewhere. I’ll stick with mine, thanks.

    • jonathan3579

      I’m a little confused on the device only and device with eligible plan pricing. Is one price for sim-free and the other for financed?

      • thepanttherlady

        Device only will be for anyone that wants to pay full price for the phone and does not have a qualifying plan. e.g. old Value plan or Simple Choice plan. Pricing with eligible plan will be for those with the two I mentioned.

        • JoeyKhache

          People can actually still purchase the device for 580 if they have a tmobile account…Just have to speak to the right rep ;-)..

        • thepanttherlady

          Yes, $580 is for T-Mobile customers.

        • Deibid

          prepaid customers can also take advantage of the device with eligible plan…the phone just has to be rung out with an EPIN refill of $50 or higher

        • EvanMax

          Actually, any existing post paid plan (including the old value, classic, nights and weekends, etc.) is eligible for the lightly subsidized price. The only limitation is that you can only buy one phone per line at that price within 24 hours. It would only be an existing prepaid customer (or a guy off the street insisting on buying a phone for a carrier he doesn’t have) who would have to pay the unsubsidized price.

  • colonelcasey

    I’m gearing up to get the 925 but WPCentral is painting a bleak picture on the readiness of T-Mo stores for the 925: http://www.wpcentral.com/lukewarm-attention-t-mobile-lumia-925-customers-complain

  • Impatient Waiter

    yeah, we got the xperia z like a week ago, sucks that we can’t sell it until wednesday though…

  • http://de-kart.com Wagonist

    The HTC ONE sames like an insane bargain right now since second tier phones cost more then it

  • Evan

    I’d love to try a high end wp8 but not with those prices. Microsoft and company need to start looking at what Google is doing with their hardware ($300 for a brand new nexus 4) and maybe they’ll start moving stock.

    • Justin Black

      It may not be a bad idea, but right now MS is fully focused on supporting their partners, HTC and Nokia, which are on a difficult road to recovery. I believe it will happen once they find solid ground.

    • Ordeith

      Then pick up a Lumia 521 for $100. It may be low end, but in many ways it will even outperform that Nexus 4.

  • JBrowne1012

    Any idea as to what the T-MOBIILE 768 IS??

    • colonelcasey

      A basic flip phone

  • Gsm Helper

    Will these devices be available via Wal-Mart or Best Buy?

  • Adrian Torres-Vega

    @thepanttherlady:disqus
    I am a current owner of an HTC One and have been looking at the Z for quite some time. My only concern is the screen and its viewing angles which has been getting negative reviews. I think I can live with the limited viewing angles (reminds me of my past experience with the Sensation/Amaze’s screen), however, how is the camera experience? I don’t mind “taking a step back” as some suggest but I’m really interested in hearing your thoughts on this phone as a current user.
    Thanks!

    • thepanttherlady

      I wouldn’t be able to do a camera review justice on any phone. I take pictures of my kids and my nails. :/ LOL Ok, seriously though I do like this camera because to me the colors are a bit closer to real than on some other phones I’ve had. The down side is that even with the 4.2.2 update, the camera still lags at launch. Not good if you’re going for a quick shot. I just started using the feature where the picture will be taken once the subject smiles. Not sure how I got it to work with my nails, but maybe they were happy? :) I had a horrible time with the camera on the Blackberry Z10 and didn’t like the one on the Nexus 4. I do like this one much better.

      I had previously read a review comparing the Sony XZ and the HTC One that I thought was very thoroughly done. Have a read as it goes more in depth and details regarding the camera (page 9) than I could ever do. It may well answer questions you have.

      All in all, I really enjoy this phone. I haven’t batted an eyelash at any other upcoming phone other than the Sony Honami (who can blame me?). If that phone doesn’t pan out for me, I’ll be sticking with this one because I like it that much.

      http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_vs_xperia_z-review-917.php

      • Justin Black

        What!? Android doesn’t lag…ever ;)

      • Adrian Torres-Vega

        Thank you for the quick response. I’m still on the fence due to the screen and response of the camera (what matters most to me). I have not seen this review yet, thanks again :)

      • JBrowne1012

        The one on the nexus 4 is actually really good. The editing features available in the phone itself such as hue saturation curves various filters etc makes it a creative beast stock really but they could up the sensor though maybe bigger pixels and more pixels would make it better but

  • od312

    What’s the price for a 2 year renewal?

    • TMOTECH

      No such thing. Tmo does not do contracts.

      • colonelcasey

        They still let you renew with third-party resellers. I wonder if Best Buy will be carrying the 925.

  • LinkArt

    what color options will Lumia come in?

    • Justin Black

      This is Windows Phone on T-Mobile…there are no options. They will only carry white.

      • LinkArt

        thx, is it confirmed? I actually prefer white or gray since black is good for fingerprints

        • Justin Black

          That’s what Tmo told me on twitter. WPCentral has also said they will only carry white. Forum members suggest that they will be carrying one color to start. If the device sells well enough (it likely won’t based on their half a$$ marketing efforts), they will stock additional colors.

        • LinkArt

          thanks again. I bet it will look stunning (black front and white in back). I’m just contemplating on buying unlocked one (paying full price anyway) due to tmobile’s lack of support

        • Justin Black

          Just be aware that you will not get WiFi calling with an international unlocked version. Also, the international version will likely not support Tmo LTE or 1700 MHz 3G. You will need to live in a refarmed area for 3G/4G. This is definitely the case with the unlocked 720 I am currently using.

  • Rand0m3

    White, They don’t even have the charging cases. I can only hope this means Nokia plans to give some freebie love there.
    My experience in the stores was HORRIBLE. I went into a store last Friday to ask about the phone and reserve one, and the guy spent the whole time trying to argue with me about why WP sucked and I should get a Samsung something or another. He used the “apps” argument, so I asked him to name the apps he needed that weren’t on Windows phone, and everything he said (Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, etc) I just kept responding “got it”. The only one he had me on was Instagram, where I said “we have several instagram apps but you’re correct, there’s no ‘official’ one. But yeah, I’m going to change my mind because of Instagram. I’ve been buying windows phones since the HD7 was released, you can see that on my account, but because you pointed out that one app that we don’t have an ‘official’ app.” There were a few more back and forth exchanges then I just left because I didn’t want to argue with this guy about what I want. It was annoying because I never see them have any problems with selling someone an iPhone or BB or Android, its not that they aren’t informed, they are truly biased to the point of not wanting to sell you something even when you ask for it.
    2nd store: Yesterday went to go pick one up in the morning at a store by my office. After repeating myself 4-5 times about what I wanted (to the point I started to wonder if the girl was slow) it finally clicked in her head that I wasn’t asking for an android phone (my guess) and she looked it up In the computer, then went into the back of the store, while she was there the other sales person in the store asked what I was there for, and I said “the new 925″ the guy started like the girl, so I spelled it out “the nokia 925, the new windows phone…You know?” he had a blank look on his face so I continued… “You know the phone they announced along with the Sony Xperia?” To which he answered “Oooooh, you want an Xperia? I think we have those in stock” and I corrected, “No, I want the OTHER phone they announced. I do not want an android phone” and that seemed to puzzle him. Just then the girl came back and told me they didn’t have that phone, but she could sell me an Xperia instead. I walked out (again).
    Does tmobile actually train reps to be this unhelpful or to push android/iphone at all costs or do they just not train them in customer service (if a customer asks for A, and you sell A don’t try to sell them B unless B is a better version of A).

    In all fairness, the third store, I called first (learned my lesson), the rep never mentioned Android to me, let me know everything I needed to know before I came in, talked about the product while he was ringing me up and I left. Exactly the experience I was looking for.