The Sony Xperia Z pre-orders are starting to go out and we thought it might be handy to give you a round-up of everywhere you can buy one, should you be considering it.

The Xperia Z is promising to be quite a phone, being the latest and greatest piece of kit from Sony, with a Full HD 1080p screen and a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip. Want one? Read on to find out how.

Three has the handset confirmed as going on sale on 28 February priced at £449 on pay as you go. But if you don't fancy stumping up the cash all at once, there are several pay-monthly options.

Pay £69 for the phone and £34 a month for 24 months and you get 500 minutes, 500 texts and all you can eat data; £36 per month gets you on the One Plan, which comes with 2000 minutes and the same text and data deal. 

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Three also says that the first 1000 customers to pre-order a phone in a retail store will also get a set of Sony MDR-1R headphones for free.

EE is opting for a similar approach to every other phone network, the difference is that you get 4G connectivity on the Xperia Z with them. 24 month contracts costing £41 and up all come with the phone for free and unlimited texts and calls, it just depends how much data you want. £41 worth will get you 1GB.

Orange is operating the same deal system as EE, as you would expect. So £41 and up gets you the phone for free. The difference here is that £41 also gets you 3GB of data to us.

We also noticed on the Phones 4U website, that there is the Xperia Z for free on a £36 contract. It gets you 900 mins, unlimited texts, 1GB of data and an Xperia Z.

T-Mobile's best Xperia Z deal is at £41 per month for 24 months. The handset might cost you £49 but for that, you also net unlimited data. 

The Xperia Z is free on Vodafone on price plans at £42 and above. With this you get unlimited calls and texts as well as 2GB of internet to play with. 

READ: Sony Xperia Z review

Alternatively, if you go for £37 per month, the phone is £49 with 1GB of data and unlimited calls and unlimited texts.

If you prefer to bypass the networks, then Sony has the phone for pre-order on its own website. Again the MDR-1R deals apply, so get in there early. 

O2 has quite a sweet deal going on with the Xperia Z right now. Pay up £37 per month, for 24 months and you can have the phone for £49 with 1GB of data to play with and unlimited calls and texts. You also net a one month early upgrade.

Alternatively, if you shell out £47 per month you can have the phone for free, with 4GB of data and unlimited calls and texts.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.