Sony’s IFA 2018 press conference is on 30 August

July 17, 2018

Mark your diaries Xperia fans, Sony Mobile will be holding a press conference at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Thursday 30 August at 1pm CEST. Sony has used the IFA tradeshow to unveil new hardware every year over the last few years. We are expecting Sony to unveil at least one new phone, the […]

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Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact get July 2018 security patches (51.1.A.4.265)

July 13, 2018

Sony Mobile is currently rolling out a new firmware update for its flagship Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact devices. The new firmware moves the build from 51.1.A.4.225 to version number 51.1.A.4.265, which includes the July 2018 Android security patches. If you have updated to the latest version, let us know if you’ve noticed any […]

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Xperia XA2 Plus announced with 6-inch 2:1 display and hi-res audio

July 11, 2018

Sony Mobile has quietly announced a new smartphone for its ‘super-midrange – the Xperia XA2 Plus. The new phone sports a 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2160) display with 2:1 ratio, and is the first Xperia in this class to support high-resolution audio (yes, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack thankfully!) The design looks like similar […]

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Xperia XZ2 Premium hits pre-order in United States for $999.99

July 9, 2018

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is now available to pre-order in the US through Amazon.com. The device is available to pre-order for $999.99, and is only available in Chrome Black – we’re not sure if the Chrome Silver option will be added later. Pre-orders will be bundled with the Xperia Ear Duo True Wireless Headset, which […]

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Xperia XZ2 Premium to launch in Taiwan on 18 July 2018

July 9, 2018

Sony Mobile has formally announced that the Xperia XZ2 Premium will launch in Taiwan on 18 July 2018 for NT$ 28,990 Yuan (£719, €812, $955). The handset will be available in Chrome Black and Chrome Silver colours, and if you pre-order, Sony will include a free Sony SBH90C 2-way Style USB Audio & Bluetooth Headset. […]

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Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium updated with July 2018 patches (47.1.A.12.235)

July 6, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact to new firmware build number 47.1.A.12.235 (from 47.1.A.12.205), which adds July 2018 Android security patches. The update is currently rolling to all handsets, including the dual SIM variants. If you’ve noticed other changes, please let us know in the comments below.

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Xperia XA2 Ultra’s camera gets reviewed by DxoMark

July 4, 2018

Image specialists DxoMark has put the Xperia XA2 Ultra’s camera through its paces. The last Xperia smartphone to be rated by DxoMark was the Xperia XZ Premium, which scored 83. It’s no surprise to Sony’s latest mid-ranger not score as highly – DxoMark gave it an overall score of 75 – with DxoMark stating that […]

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Sony Mobile highlights its innovation in mobile through infographic

July 4, 2018

Sony Mobile has published a new infographic highlighting the pedigree the Xperia brand has had in innovating in mobile. Sony highlights the number of world-firsts that were seen on an Xperia smartphone before anywhere else. For example, the Xperia Z saw the highest level of water resistance seen on a mobile at the time in […]

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Football 2018 Xperia Theme available to download from Sony

June 28, 2018

If you’re not in the spirit for the World Cup so far, then maybe you should check out Sony Mobile’s Football 2018 Xperia Theme. As well as featuring custom football icons, the lock screen features a centre circle that animates revealing 32 flags. You can check it out by heading to the Google Play Store.

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Xperia XZ2 Premium will cost $1000 when it hits the United States

June 27, 2018

Sony Mobile has announced that the Xperia XZ2 Premium will be heading to the USA, with a launch date of 30 July. We also have the first confirmation of pricing and it won’t be cheap – Xperia XZ2 Premium pre-orders will cost $999.99 when they open on 9 July. Pre-orders will open at Best Buy […]

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Is Sony Mobile about to close ops in Middle East, Turkey and Africa? [Update]

June 27, 2018

Is this the beginning of the end? Sony Mobile could be about to close their operations in a number of regions, according to a tweet from Evan Blass (@evleaks). Evan says that Sony Mobile will shut down its “operations and offices” in Middle East, Africa and Turkey by October. If true, this will be a […]

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Unexpected update arrives on the Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra

June 26, 2018

A new firmware update has unexpectedly arrived on the Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra, updating each phone with 5 March 2018 Android security patches. The last update these handsets received was back in January this year. The Xperia C4 update moves it to build number 27.3.A.0.173 (the dual SIM version gets 27.3.B.0.173). The Xperia C5 […]

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Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra receive June 2018 security patches (50.1.A.10.40)

June 25, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra mid-range smartphones with a new firmware update that moves the build number from 50.1.A.5.59 to version 50.1.A.10.40. These models were previously on March 2018 security patches, which have now been updated to June 2018 security patches. No other changes have been noticed. But if you’ve […]

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Flashtool updated to support Xperia XZ2 and XA2 devices (0.9.25.0)

June 22, 2018

Flashtool is one of the most useful pieces of third-party software to help upgrade/downgrade or change regional firmware for Sony Xperia devices. Developer Androxyde has updated the utility to version 0.9.25.0 which adds support for 2018 Sony Xperia handsets, including the Xperia XZ2 and XA2 range. A word of warning if you already have existing […]

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Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test

June 20, 2018

The Xperia XZ2 is IP65 and IP68 dust and water resistant, as many flagships from Sony have been in the past. Sony has some pedigree in this area, being one of the first manufacturers to launch water resistant smartphones in the past. Youtuber Matthew Moniz put a number of current flagships to test to see […]

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