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Topic # 129467 17-Sep-2013 09:30
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I'm wanting to purchase a Sony Xperia Z, the Purple looks amazing but isn't on sale in New Zealand
I've never Parallel Imported anything before, so I would appreciate any and all advice.

From what I've picked up avoid Fairbuy as they aren't an importer, Mobile Station and Expert Infotech seem to have good mentions
Mobile Station is $635, which is great (Telecom with discounts would be around $800)

Questions which I have are
1 - Will I lose my manufactures warranty?
2 - Mobile Stations gives a 12 mth, Are they reliable or do they claim everything is water damage?
3 - OS updates, Do I get NZ ones or ?
4 - Will I need a power Plug converter?
5 - Will it work on the Telecom Network? Urban, Rual & 3G?
6 - Do I want the Sony Xperia Z 3G C6602 Purple or the Sony Xperia Z 4G LTE C6603 Violet


Again any tips, advice etc is welcome

3G is

4G LTE is

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  Reply # 896918 17-Sep-2013 13:32
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In regards to question 5 the two models of the Sony Xperia Z support the following:

C6602 (3G)
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

C6603 (LTE)
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

Telecom = HSDPA 850 / 2100

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  Reply # 896926 17-Sep-2013 13:41
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Thanks for the info


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  Reply # 896947 17-Sep-2013 14:02
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I also asked this on PressF1

Chilling Silence gave me
1. Nope, you'll still have the Sony manufacturers warranty
2. No idea, haven't used them, but the phone is waterproof so they shouldn't do-so
3) You'll get the ones from the source country. You can always flash NZ-specific firmwares and subsequently get the NZ updates. I know there's a Telecom NZ one up on XDA-Developers that you can get and flash easily enough coz I did that for my workmates boyfriend last week -- He imported the purple one from Hong Kong.
4) Yes, but it just charges via USB so it's likely cheaper to just scratch that and plug it in to your PC to charge, or get a USB charger (Which the $2 shop sometimes has)
5) Yes, it'll work with all NZ networks
6) Go for the 3G model. 3G ones usually get any OS updates faster and have better battery life.

I would still greatly appreciate people thoughts on Mobile Station, if anyone disagrees with Chilling or if anyone has more info

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  Reply # 896995 17-Sep-2013 15:00
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Have bought from expert infotech previously. Current phone is German spec, updates come out prior to nz as far as I can make out. CGA applies to phones bought from stores in NZ, einfo have a real store on the north shore.

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