Sony Xperia Z1S and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 now available at T-Mobile as LG Nexus 5 gets cheaper
Right on schedule, the newly announced Sony Xperia Z1S is now available online only at T-Mobile. The handset is basically the magenta carrier’s version of the Xperia Z1 that was launched internationally in September 2013. Until January 22, you’ll only be able to order it from T-Mobile’s website, after which it will also be sold in the carrier’s stores nationwide.
The Xperia Z1S can be yours for $0 upfront, provided you then shell out $22 for it each month for two years. You’re not hooked to T-Mobile for that period, as you can leave at any time you want. But when you do, the balance for the phone becomes due.
If you’re interested in picking up a Sony Xperia Z from TMo, this is where you need to go. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 20.7 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, 150 Mbps LTE, 42 Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (and should get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat at some point in the future).
Also available for purchase right now from T-Mobile’s online store is the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This tablet got leaked on its way to the magenta carrier just a few days ago, and now it’s already up for grabs. Once again, this looks like it’s an online-only affair for now, though some TMo stores have already started receiving some units for sale. But if you want to get a Galaxy Tab 3 on T-Mobile as soon as possible, you should probably order online by going to this page.
You’ll have to pay nothing upfront, but then it’s $13 per month for two years. The same sales conditions apply as those for the Xperia Z1S, that have been detailed above.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a 7-inch 1,024×600 touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for expansion, a 3 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Finally in TMo-related product news for the day, you may be interested to know that the LG Nexus 5 has gotten a price cut. You can now buy the 16 GB version of Google’s flagship smartphone from the carrier for $0 upfront, followed by 24 monthly payments of $16.5. All of this adds up to a total of $396, which is $53.99 cheaper than it used to be.
Since its launch and up until today, the Nexus 5 was sold by the magenta carrier for $41.99 upfront, and then $17 per month for two years. Now though, you pay less for it overall, and absolutely nothing upfront – which sounds like a much sweeter deal to us. And yes, it’s still more expensive than if you would purchase it unlocked from the Play Store, but the difference is now under $50. So if you must get it from a carrier for whatever reason, this is a good option.
The Nexus 5 sports a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and LED flash, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of non-expandable internal storage, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and a 2,300 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.