Sony’s Xperia 1 launched in the US about one month ago, and its recommended retail price has been a whopping $949.99. If you got a pre-order in, that was significantly sweetened by the company throwing in a free pair of WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones. If not, however, you may have been considering the Xperia 1 but found its price rather off-putting.

In that case, how about you save a cool $100 and purchase the Xperia 1 for only $849.99? Yes you can do that, but there are some things to keep in mind. First off, this is an Amazon exclusive deal. Second, you need to be a member of Amazon Prime in order to see the price cut by $100.
Buy a Sony Xperia 1 with Alexa built-in and save $100Third, and maybe most importantly, this version of the phone will come with a “pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Shopping, Amazon Music, Audible and Alexa”. On the plus side, Alexa is “hands-free” on this model of the Xperia 1, meaning you can just activate it by saying “Alexa”, no need to press any buttons or go into its app. If you want to use a button, then double-pressing the power key will achieve the same outcome.

If you’re interested in finding more about the Xperia 1, check out our in-depth review here, and don’t miss our concise video review, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

The Xperia 1 ships with a 6.5″ 1644×3840 21:9 OLED touchscreen, a 12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (telephoto) + 12 MP (ultrawide) triple rear camera system, an 8 MP selfie snapper, the Snapdragon 855 chipset at the helm, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,330 mAh battery. It runs Android 9 Pie.