Carphone Warehouse UK to offer the Sony Xperia S for 430

31 January, 2012
UPDATED - The Carphone Warehouse is going to offer the Xperia S on 430, 40 cheaper than current pre-orders.

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  • Anonymous

Nima, 18 Feb 2012what will the price it in middle east? and when that exposition ... more2300 SAR

  • rameez

Stringz87, 01 Feb 2012If you buy it from CPW, good chance it will. 95% of the phones t... morethough the phone is sold unlocked but the services may work or they may not work .... they also may be not compatible with the network providers in UK.....!!!

  • rameez

Nima, 18 Feb 2012what will the price it in middle east? and when that exposition ... moreits around 32 k in india

  • shani

Hey can any one tell me, what will be the price and when is the release date of this mobile in saudi arabia? just impatient to buy this mobile, cant wait any more;)

  • Nima

what will the price it in middle east? and when that exposition is middle east exactly?

  • Anonymous

jimbo84, 01 Feb 2012p4u have it i white and on the day of release. also "walk o... moreP4U always do the white variations of handsets, that's nothing new. Not everyone wants a white phone though, in my opinion they get mucky, that's just me.

Equally, Walk Out Working (or WOW) is just a brand name for setting up your device, something many shops have been doing or a long time, not just CPW or P4U or Dixons Group (although referring to it as Walk Out Working has been branded to CPW, note why Dixons group called it KnowHow). CPW have now decided to brand it and make it mandatory that its offered (either in store or over the phone via their technical support partners, Geek Squad) whereas before it wasn't. That means they can now advertise it as a USP and use it as another measure of staff performance. Dixons group have also started to follow this with their Knowhow service. To my knowledge (although correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think P4U have branded it, meaning its difficult to advertise, and not all of their stores have to do it. For instance my local P4U certainly does not (but then they also have a bad reputation so I don't know if they're a shining example of their company).

In regards to the Xperia S itself, I cannot wait until the phone is available and have plans to get one myself. I currently have a SE Android device and am very impressed with it and cannot wait to upgrade to this model. I also like the NFC tags and SmartWatch on the SE website that I think will be awesome with the device.

So whilst I agree that many stores do this, referring to it as WOW and using it as a USP they can use on marketing materials is still something unique to CPW (in the mobile industry anyhow).

  • like4like

Anonymous, 01 Feb 2012£430 is too much. It seems we have become accepting of th... morephones have always been this dear, that price looks like it is for "off phone plan" and for this level of phone £450 is about normal and has been for years

  • jimbo84

p4u have it i white and on the day of release. also "walk out working" is something we have been doing for ages!!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 01 Feb 2012£430 is too much. It seems we have become accepting of th... moreIt is a flagship is it not? This is to compete with Iphone 4s in the current market, it is much cheaper than Iphone, for what you are getting this is well priced... But I agree that phones are very expensive now.

  • Anonymous

£430 is too much. It seems we have become accepting of the idea that a new phone should cost nearly half a grand. You could buy a respectable laptop, or high-end tablet for that kind of money. This phone should be priced at £250 - £300 at the most. Anyone paying more than that has more money than sense.

  • geeksquad agent

some ones getting FIRED for this... hope it was worth it.

  • Hectize

Stringz87, 01 Feb 2012If you buy it from CPW, good chance it will. 95% of the phones t... moreIt is tru as I work for carphone warehouse myself

  • haggiss

p4u will be selling the s in white!

  • Stringz87

thegame, 01 Feb 2012Don't suppose any knows if the UK version would be compatible wi... moreIf you buy it from CPW, good chance it will. 95% of the phones they sell are unlocked, as they are indipendent from the networks.

  • Anonymous

Mike, 31 Jan 2012hey gsmarena, I'm having a problem on my phone where I can't acc... moreI have had the same problem just google gsm arena and then click the full site

  • Alex

Anonymous, 31 Jan 2012Nice move Sony. This will help you in regaining position against... moreI agree. Sony has been always a huge rival for Samsung and now it's totally HUUUGE. Now they have mobiles too, so now thy are even better.

  • thegame

Don't suppose any knows if the UK version would be compatible with t-mobile usa?

  • Anonymous

Nice move Sony. This will help you in regaining position against Samsung.

  • Anon

Couldn't find a preorder, but found a register of interest

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/news/coming-soo­n/se-xperia-s

  • Aj

Carphone Warehouse may not give 50-70% branded stuff but i am sure that they are the backbone of the top network brands in the UK.Well done guys !!Cheers :D