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Free PlayStation 4 with Sony Xperia XZ2 or XZ2 Compact: what you need to know

How does it work? How many are up for grabs? How do you claim? We run the rule over Sony's Xperia and PS 4 promotion.

Sony is offering the mother of all sweeteners to upgrading smartphone owners who opt to buy their new Xperia XZ2 or Xperia XZ2 Compact: a free PlayStation 4.

Even in an age when freebies are handed out left, right and centre in the battle for consumers’ affections, this really stands out.

So, how can you secure one? And what if you want a new Xperia handset, but already have a PS4?

Read on and we’ll tell you five things you need to know about Sony’s killer offer.

Not up to speed yet with Sony's new phones? Here's what you need to know.

How do I claim my free Playstation 4?

Sony PlayStation 4

It’s simple, really. Pre–order Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact now and you can snag a free PlayStation 4, with 500GB storage and Gran Turismo Sport thrown in, all worth £250.

Pre–orders are open until 5th April, with both handsets available when buy them through uSwitch from Mobile Phones Direct, Three, Carphone Warehouse and

You’ll be able to claim your free PlayStation between 5th April and 3rd May by heading to and entering your new phone’s IMEI number and proof of purchase.

What if already have a PS4?

PlayStation VR headset

Well, Sony’s got your back too. It’s also giving away a PlayStation VR headset, worth £299, so you can try out the future of gaming without having to pay an extra penny on top of your phone contract.

This can be claimed in the same way as the console.

Is there limited supply?

Unsurprisingly, yes. Three says it’s limiting numbers of the PS4 and PlayStation VR headset to 500 customers each, with Carphone Warehouse adding that only the first 1,000 customers who pre–order will be eligible.

What if I miss out?

If you don’t get your hands on a free PS4 or PlayStation VR, there are still freebies to be had.

Sony is giving away free, 12 month subscriptions to its PlayStation Plus service to anyone who buys a new Xperia XZ2 or Xperia XZ2 Compact, as well as its older Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium.

This will get you access to new PlayStation games every month, online multiplayer, plus exclusive offers in the PlayStation Store

Are the phones worth it without the freebies?

Sony Xperia XZ2 camera recording hero size

Undoubtedly. The Xperia XZ2 was one of the best phones at Mobile World Congress this year, its stunning 5.7–inch screen, Motion EYE 4K HDR video recording smarts and excellent 19 megapixel camera marking it out against the competition.

The smaller, 5–inch XZ2 Compact is a worthy alternative, especially in an age of super sized smartphones.

Both are available on strong, affordable deals on Three, starting at £37 per month.

Tempted to get a new Sony phone? Take a look at our Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact review.

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