Sony’s first flagship in the Xperia Z series was actually one of the first smartphones to drop the old plastic body - a bold move that a lot of manufacturers have since followed. For the initial Z, Sony opted for a shiny glass finish to the back that made the phone look just that bit classier. And you could get it in purple, which is always nice.

This handset joined the larger screen club too, with a 5-inch display at Full HD (1080p) quality, and added one of Sony’s famed 13MP cameras on the back. Plus it was dust- and water-resistant - so along with the shatterproof glass front, you could chuck it around pretty much anywhere and it’d still work.

We’ve seen quite a few phones in the Xperia Z range by now though, so the original Z doesn’t feel quite as fresh as it did in 2013 when it came out. Ready to sell your original Xperia Z? Use CompareMyMobile’s comparison service and you could be in the money. Just pick the best offer, then click to enter your details, send off your phone, and get paid. The cash’ll be yours in a matter of days.

Can I sell a broken Sony Xperia Z?

Don’t worry if your Sony Xperia Z is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken Sony Xperia Z will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell a Sony Xperia Z with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Sony Xperia Z above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.