Originally Posted by SiempreTuna
Certainly, the Xperia phones look gorgeous. Not sure you could sell 'em for $300, though
Sony's unlocked phones are actually fairly reasonably priced. They're usually $100-200 cheaper than other companies' flagship's full price. I recently bought a brand new Sony Xperia Acro S (basically a water-resistant version of the Xperia S) from Buy.com for $300. The only brand new, factory unlocked phones with better features for the price are the Nexus phones sold directly by Google. Admittedly, Sony does tend to release flagships sporting hardware that's one year behind.
I agree with Sony's phones being gorgeous. That and the availability of water-resistant models are the 2 reasons I buy Xperias otherwise, I'd just stick to Nexus phones. I'd love to have a Nexus version of the Xperia Z (except without all the fingerprint magnet gloss). Sony's hardware might be nice but the speed of their firmware update roll-out leaves much to be desired.