New firmware (23.5.A.1.291) certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

August 3, 2016

A new update has been certified by the PTCRB for the Xperia Z3 Compact with build number 23.5.A.1.291. This update compares to current build 23.5.A.0.575 – the move from 23.5.A.0.XXX to 23.5.A.1.XXX is likely to mean a reasonably tangible update, which is likely to re-introduce STAMINA mode for the Xperia Z3 series. We will let […]

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Sony to focus on premium smartphone segment in India

August 2, 2016

We recently reported that Sony Mobile was looking to ‘defocus’ on several markets, one of which included India. A report from Times of India has confirmed that Sony India is planning a shift in its Xperia strategy and will now only focus on the flagship Xperia smartphones. Sony India’s Vijay Singh Jaswal, who heads up […]

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New SmartWatch 3 update (M1D63G) arrives

August 1, 2016

A new firmware update is currently rolling for the SmartWatch 3 with build number M1D63G. The latest update is based on Android Wear 1.5.0.3044569. The update comes with Android security patch level 5 July 2016. The update does not appear to bring any big changes, but users are reporting better battery life. Check your watch […]

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Sony Mobile profits hit breakeven in first quarter; 3.1 million units shipped

July 29, 2016

Sony Corporation reported its first quarter results earlier today for the three months to 30 June 2016. Unfortunately, the mobile division is still struggling. Sales during the first quarter fell by 34% year-on-year to 186 billion yen, however Sony was able to report a broadly breakeven operating profit position of 0.4 billion yen ($4m). The […]

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Dxomark scores the Xperia X Performance camera with top marks

July 28, 2016

Dxomark has put the Xperia X Performance through its labs and has awarded the handset with a Dxomark score of 88. This places the Xperia X Performance camera and video at the top of its rankings, alongside the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge. Dxomark says that the Xperia X’s new predictive hybrid autofocus […]

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Xperia XA Ultra released into the USA, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan

July 27, 2016

The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is now in stock across a number of markets including the United States, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In the USA, the Xperia XA Ultra is available from Amazon.com for $369.99 as well as a few other retailers. In India, the Xperia XA Ultra is priced at Rs 29,990 through […]

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Sony’s IFA 2016 press conference is on 1 September

July 26, 2016

Sony has had a presence at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin for a number of years now and 2016 will be no exception. Sony has confirmed that this year’s press conference will take place on Thursday 1 September at 13:00 CEST. We are expecting at least one new Sony Xperia device to be announced in […]

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Someone is trying to sell the upcoming Sony Xperia F833X flagship – plus new pics

July 25, 2016

Recently, we caught the first pictures of the upcoming Sony Xperia flagship with model number F833X (F8331 and F8332). We have now landed on a couple of additional pictures of the same device from a listing on Njuškalo. For those that don’t know, Njuškalo is the largest classified ads website in Croatia. The seller is […]

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Xperia X Performance promo video highlights 0.6 second camera capture

July 22, 2016

One of Sony’s big marketing points around its latest Xperia X series of smartphones is the ability to grab a perfect camera shot in just 0.6 seconds. This is the time that Sony says the camera can go straight from standby to capture, with its quick start up and speedy hybrid autofocus. This feature is […]

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Xperia X Performance now in stock in UK

July 21, 2016

The Sony Xperia X Performance is now officially available in the United Kingdom. The handset is in stock through retailer Clove for £549.99 plus postage. This is a limited launch so don’t expect it to appear across a wide range of retailers. Clove says that they “don’t know when this UK run will sell out, […]

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Xperia X Performance and XA released in the United States

July 20, 2016

Sony Mobile has launched the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA into the USA. The handsets are available through various retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and Reagan Wireless. The Xperia X Performance costs $699.99 including a free 128GB microSD memory card, whilst the Xperia XA costs $279.99 with a free microSD memory card. […]

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Marshmallow for Xperia M5 starts rolling (30.2.A.0.100)

July 19, 2016

Sony Mobile is currently seeding Android Marshmallow firmware for the Xperia M5, in the form of build number 30.2.A.0.100. This follows on from the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release for the Xperia M4 Aqua earlier today. So far the latest build has only arrived on the E5603 Xperia M5 variant, but we expect it to hit […]

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Xperia M4 Aqua gets Android Marshmallow; Build 26.3.A.0.131 now rolling

July 19, 2016

Sony Mobile has begun to roll the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update for the Xperia M4 Aqua and M4 Aqua Dual. New build number 26.3.A.0.131 has currently been released across select regions for most of the Xperia M4 Aqua variants. We are hoping that Sony has included adoptable storage as part of the build, so […]

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New Xperia Concept firmware (MOB30M.Z1.3633) adds Low Battery Mode

July 18, 2016

Sony Mobile has updated the Concept for Android Marshmallow for Xperia Z3 devices to build number MOB30M.Z1.3633. This latest release includes a new Sony Low Battery Mode, which replaces Google’s Battery saver. The mode allows you to turn off certain features of the handset once the battery charge goes below a certain level (20%). Other […]

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Sony F833X images leak – new design, dual-LED flash, USB Type-C

July 18, 2016

New images have leaked of what is purported to be the Sony F833X handset. Model numbers F8331 and F8332 were revealed recently, that were shown to have specifications very similar to the Xperia X Performance. The leaked pictures from GSM Arena reveal a few more details including the fact that this will be the first […]

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