Items tagged with Xperia

Smartphone makers have waged war against the traditional bezel that once occupied the top section of nearly every handset. From punch-hole cutouts (Galaxy S10 series) to notches big (iPhone X/XS) and small (OnePlus 6T), traditional bezels have become passé. Don't tell that to Sony, though—leaked renders of its upcoming Xperia family embrace the bezel with the same fervor as a mother clutching her newborn baby. If the leaked information proves accurate, Sony is getting ready to announce four new Xperia handsets, including the Xperia 1 (previously known as the Xperia XZ4), Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, and Xperia L3. Out of those models, the Xperia 1 stands as the flagship model with... Read more...
Sony unveiled the first two smartphones in the Xperia XZ2 line back in April with the announcement of the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. A third model has now been revealed and this one aims directly at smartphone photographers out there that value camera performance. The Xperia XZ2 Premium promises ultra-high sensitivity with a dual camera system and 4K HDR movie recording capability. The camera claims the world's highest ISO 12800 sensitivity for video recording available in a smartphone, for photos the sensitivity is 51200. Those settings enable ultra-low light image and video capture that Sony says was previously only available with interchangeable lens cameras. Sony also gives the XZ2 Premium a bright... Read more...
With each new major update for Android from Google, smartphone fans everywhere wonder if their beloved devices will get the update. Android fans know that just because Google releases the next flavor of Android, that doesn't mean their device will get the update right away or get the update at all. Manufacturers don't always update all their phones to the latest version of Android. If you own an Xperia smartphone you don't have to wonder any longer if Sony will be updating your device to Oreo. A full list of all smartphones that will be getting the Oreo update from Sony has been published. Sony wrote, "We will make Android 8.0, Oreo available for: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia... Read more...
Well, I can definitely say that I didn’t see that one coming. Sony has long touted the waterproof features of its Xperia devices (both smartphones and tablets) as a differentiator when placed side-by-side with the better-selling competition from Apple and Samsung. For example, the Xperia M5 was announced in early August with both IP65 and IP68 certifications. However, with the release of the Xperia Z3+ and Z4 earlier this year, and once again with the recent announcement of the flagship Xperia Z5, Sony has revised its wording with regards to waterproofing on its smartphones according Xperia Blog. Sony has updated its support page discussing waterproofing to state: Sony devices that are tested... Read more...
In the past couple of years, the high-end Android smartphone market in the US has largely been dominated by Samsung, LG, and HTC. Although Sony continues to compete in the mobile market, Verizon Wireless customers haven’t seen a Sony-branded phone since the Xperia Play in 2011. As you may recall, the Xperia Play didn’t sell as well as Sony hoped which led to a significant price drop just eight weeks after its launch. Although Sony fans that are committed to Verizon Wireless have had to wait a few years, Sony is now offering the Sony Xperia Z3v. On paper, this phone looks very promising and offers some features you won’t find with other high-end phones, such as PS4 RemotePlay capabilities that... Read more...
Ever since Sony cut a major deal for the Gaikai cloud gaming service, pundits have watched to see how the company would integrate the technology into the PlayStation product line. At CES this week, Sony finally took the wraps off that announcement and the initial program looks amazing. The upcoming PlayStation Now service will stream games from central servers to the PS4, PS Vita, PS3, TVs, tablets, and smartphones. Sony says PSNow will be supported on "most" of its upcoming 2014 Bravia televisions, but hasn't announced any additional partnerships with specific hardware vendors. The company claims that users will be able to "stream popular hits and classic games from the PS3 library, first on... Read more...
Sony’s latest Xperia smartphones, the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, look rather fetching but have been frustratingly unavailable in the U.S. until now. Sony now has them on its U.S. website for preorder, where you can snag the Smartwatch 2 ($199.99), Xperia Z1 ($649.99), and Xperia Z Ultra ($649.99). The Xperia Z1 offers a 20.7MP camera and rocks a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8274 (2.2 GHz) processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, USB 2.0, microUSB, and a 5-inch (1920x1080) display. It’s also designed to be waterproof and dust-resistant, which is a big bonus for many users. Sony Xperia Z1 The Xperia Z Ultra features a larger 6.4-inch (1920x1080) shatterproof display... Read more...
Not content with just a smartwatch? How about a phone to pair with it? Sony's going all out today, also launching the new Xperia Z Ultra, which is said to boast the world's slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display. Blurring the line between phone and tablet, and pushing the size envelope altogether, this 6.4" handset is truly massive in its class. It's also waterproof and dust-resistant, boasting a durable design that sets it apart from more fragile rivals. It's powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 (quad-core) CPU, as well as a 4G LTE radio for ultra-fast wireless connections. Other specs include a 1080p display, 8MP camera, Stamina Mode (to increase battery life), 16GB of built-in storage... Read more...
In some aspects, Sony's Xperia line is beginning to feel like BlackBerry's line of products a few years ago: we're seeing a new model number, but honestly, everything looks largely the same. Sony's design chops are certainly laudable, but the Xperia UL sure looks just like every other Xperia smartphone to ship in the past year or so. That aside, it seems that the UL is a thicker version of the Xperia Z, with a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, a 5" 1080p touch panel, and a killer 13MP rear camera. Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi are all onboard, and the phone is fairly rugged despite its style. It's built to resist a moderate amount of dust and shock without looking like a tank, which may save you... Read more...
If you’re sipping a beverage right now, go ahead and swallow before we give you the price tag for the new Sony Xperia ZL smartphone. Ready? It’s $759.99. If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the Xperia ZL, you can preorder the device on the Sony Store and receive your phone “on or about” April 8th. All that scratch will get you a beautiful and powerful 4G LTE smartphone with Android 4.1 on board that features a near bezel-less 5-inch display (1920x1080), 1.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of internal storage (up to 32GB with a microSD card). The front-facing camera is 2MP and shoots in 1080p, and the rear camera is... Read more...
Sony may not be at the forefront of mobile market share, but it's certainly hoping to change that over time with the advent of the Xperia line. Today, two new mobiles are being unveiled, the Xperia SP and Xperia L. The SP has a 4.6" HD Reality Display (720p), BRAVIA Engine 2, a co-moulded aluminum frame, an 8MP camera, NFC, LTE and a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon CPU. The phone weighs 5.5oz., and there's a pretty stellar notification light along the bottom to spruce things up. The Xperia L is the lower-end of the two, offering a 4.3" FWVGA display, 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, NFC, and an 8MP rear camera. Also featured on both models are Sony’s One-touch... Read more...
One of the grooviest gadgets to break cover at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week was Sony's Xperia Z smartphone. Armed with a tantalizing collection of components and features, and waterproof up to three feet, the Xperia Z is definitely on our radar. Might Sony also be readying an Xperia Z tablet? Twitter account @Xperia_info certainly thinks so. As far as we can tell, there's no affiliation between Sony and @Xperia_info, though whoever is charge of the account seems to think they know an awful lot about the rumored tablet. If the information posted is accurate, the Xperia tablet will come rocking the following specs: 10.1-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1200) display 1.5GHz... Read more...
Seems like a couple of companies are in the giving mood this holiday season. Sony and Box have just renewed a nice promotion through 2013, enabling those who buy an Xperia smartphone with Android 2.1+ to grab 50GB of Box cloud storage for free. Box works much like Dropbox or Google Drive, but getting a full 50GB for nothing isn't a bad deal. Whether it be images, videos, apps, documents (you name it), you can store, share and access files from any of your connected devices – computer, smartphone, tablet and internet enabled TV. The only major catch is this: it's not compatible with the Xperia X10 mini, X10 mini pro and devices with Android versions prior to 2.1. Wondering if some of those... Read more...
Is there really any place to go after you've put your phone into a new James Bond film? If you're Sony, the answer is obviously "yes." The company has just revealed the latest Xperia P, and it's not for the everyman. It's the Project: 24K Gold Xperia P, and according to Sony, it's simply a fun project to "experiment with different materials." Evidently, that includes gold! All told, the company is only making 15 of these, and it's instructing deep-pocketed fans to keep an eye on its Facebook page for information on how to buy one. Talk about making someone's holiday dreams come true...... Read more...
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