It seems the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition has gotten a pretty significant price drop today. The handset first arrived back in December and while generally liked in day-to-day use, many complained about the price. It initially arrived with a $650 price point. As of today however, you can pick it up for $200 less.

This means the handset is down to $449. And to further entice buyers, Google is including free ground shipping. But while the price has dropped — you’ll still be purchasing an oversized smartphone. As a reminder, the Sony Z Ultra GPe is sporting a 6.4-inch display. Thankfully that is Full HD at 1920 x 1080 with a 342 ppi.

Other spec related highlights for the handset include a 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 3000 mAh battery, 2MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear-facing camera with an Exmor RS sensor. As with other Google Play edition handsets — the Sony Z Ultra is running a clean version of Android.

The handset originally launched with Android 4.4, however we quickly saw that updated to 4.4.2, which is where it remains today. Bottom line here, if you had your eye on the GPe Sony Z Ultra but held off due to price — now may be a good time to reconsider. But then again, we’ve also seen several other GPe handsets including the HTC One (M8) arrive in the Play Store since, and some of those may be more attractive at this point in time.

Those looking for a bit more on the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition may want to check out our hands-on post from shortly after the release.

SOURCE: Google Play Store