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New update (23.0.1.A.5.73) lands on the Xperia Z3

November 20, 2014

A new software update has unexpectedly landed on the Xperia Z3 (D6603) which moves the build number from version 23.0.A.2.93 to 23.0.1.A.5.73. This is for those on “Generic Global” firmware and has been arriving OTA (not via PC Companion). Users that have downloaded the update have not noticed any big changes, however if you have […]

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Sony infographic highlights Xperia Z3 low-light imaging prowess

November 20, 2014

The Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact launched with what looks a near-identical camera spec to its predecessors. However, a couple of differences included a wider-angle camera lens (25mm G Lens) and a maximum ISO of 12,800 for low-light photography. The latter is what Sony is highlighting in this latest infographic. The infographic shares […]

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Xperia Z3 Case-Mate Tough Review

November 20, 2014

Case-Mate has a strong pedigree when it comes to their “Tough” case series. Typically, Case-Mate Tough cases offer dual-layer protection, good grip in a slim and lightweight body. The case is perfect for those that want better-than-average case protection, in a form-factor that leaves the front glass exposed. The Xperia Z3 Case-Mate Tough case offers […]

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Xperia Z3 owners – Claim your three free movies

November 19, 2014

If you recently bought a Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact or Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact then you might want to check out the Xperia Lounge app. Sony is offering three movies for Xperia Z3 series owners, including ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Ghostbusters’. The offer won’t be available in every region, but […]

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SMS Small App launched for Sony Xperia devices

November 19, 2014

There are a number of different “Small Apps” available for Sony Xperia devices. However, a new one that has been launched by third-party developer “LuuTinh” relates to your SMS texts. The SMS Small App allows you to read and reply to text messages in a small window overlay. SMS Small App can read/reply to five […]

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New firmware certified for Xperia M2 (18.3.1.C.0.21 and 18.3.1.A.0.21) and Xperia M2 Dual (18.3.1.B.0.18)

November 18, 2014

New software builds have been certified by the PTCRB for the Xperia M2, Xperia M2 Aqua and Xperia M2 Dual. The LTE versions of the Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua have seen build number 18.3.1.C.0.21 certified (versus 18.3.C.0.40 currently), whilst the HSPA+ Xperia M2 (D2305) has seen build number 18.3.1.A.0.21 certified (versus 18.3.A.0.31 currently). […]

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New software (23.0.1.A.4.30) certified for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

November 18, 2014

A new software version with build number 23.0.1.A.4.30 has been certified for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. This compares against the current version on the tablet with build number 23.0.1.A.0.167. There is a possibility that this might be a carrier-specific version, so don’t automatically assume it will be heading to your tablet soon. We’ll confirm […]

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What’s New update (1.4.A.0.0) removes shortcut when swiping up

November 18, 2014

Android users will be familiar with being able to access Google Now by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Well Xperia users also have the option of accessing Sony’s “What’s New” app using the same gesture, whether they find What’s New useful or not. That is now changing as Sony has launched a […]

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Mugen Power outs 3700mAh Battery Case for Xperia Z3

November 18, 2014

Mugen Power, the third-party smartphone battery specialist, is now offering an extended battery for the Sony Xperia Z3. The Mugen Power 3700mAh Battery Case [CC-XPERIAZ3] allows you to boost your charge, via the flick of a switch, when the Xperia Z3 is running low. Many may find the Xperia Z3’s 3100mAh battery sufficient, especially with […]

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New update (10.5.1.A.0.292) rolling to older Xperia Z series

November 17, 2014

New software with firmware build 10.5.1.A.0.292 has been released for the older Xperia Z series. The update moves the build number from the current version (10.5.1.A.0.283) and as the small change in build number suggests, there are no tangible changes. It is likely therefore to be a bug fix update only. The update is currently […]

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Sony Exmor RS IMX230 camera sensor will be heading to future Xperia smartphones

November 17, 2014

Sony has announced a new 1/2.4-inch 21 megapixel camera sensor in the form of the Exmor RS IMX230 that will be found in future smartphones. Sony says this is the first stacked CMOS imaging sensor with an on-board image plane phase detection AF signal processing function. What this means in plain English, is that it […]

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Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

November 17, 2014

Today, we are reviewing the Muvit Wallet Folio case for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Overall, we found that the case offers a good level of overall protection, whilst also doubling as a stand and is reasonably attractive too. This particular case is available for £22.99 from Mobile Fun, who also stock a wide range […]

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Is this the Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitizer?

November 16, 2014

The time has come for the first solid Xperia Z4 rumours we have come across. The pictures you see below supposedly show the official LCD Touch Digitizer from the Sony Xperia Z4. The pictures handily compare the part against the Xperia Z3 and appear to reveal a very similarly sized display for both handsets. The […]

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Xperia Z2 owners – Was the Android 4.4.4 update worth the wait?

November 14, 2014

The Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z2 released over a week ago. It brought the same features seen in the Xperia Z3 series to the Xperia Z2. This includes Hi-res audio, PS4 Remote Play, Ultra STAMINA Mode, Bluetooth unlock, a new home launcher and more. For those that have updated, we wanted to […]

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Sony CES 2015 press conference takes place on 5 January 2015

November 13, 2014

It is perhaps a bit too early to be talking about Sony’s CES 2015 press conference, but the date has been published so mark your diaries. The press conference will take place on Monday 5 January 2015 at 17.00 (PST) or 01.00 GMT/02.00 CET on 6 January for Europeans. There’s no guarantee that Sony will […]

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