Sony SBH80 Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review

May 8, 2016

The Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 originally arrived a couple of years back. The premium headset has an iconic design and has consistently received great feedback on the quality of its sound reproduction. The Sony SBH80 Headset still sells well across various retailers including Mobile Fun, who were kind enough to send over a review […]

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Xperia X Performance heading to UK in limited numbers?

May 6, 2016

We have known for a while that Sony Mobile had no plans to bring the top-tier model in the Xperia X range – the Xperia X Performance – to the UK. This was confirmed earlier in the week, when pre-orders started through the Sony Mobile Store. The only two regions where the Xperia X Performance […]

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Does Xperia X Ultra = Xperia C6 Ultra? New 3d renders revealed

May 5, 2016

We know that Sony Mobile is planning to launch a new Xperia handset with front-facing flash. The device is said to sport a 6-inch 1080p display and hands-on pics were spotted last month. Then, more recently, benchmarks point to the device being powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage […]

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Is this a first glimpse of the Xperia X packaging?

May 4, 2016

Sony Mobile is set to launch the Xperia X towards the end of this month and we may have just had a first look at the new packaging. The video below shows a demo Xperia X unit being unboxed. On the face of it, the packaging looks just like a normal white box. However, this […]

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New Beta Marshmallow update due next week; STAMINA battery mode included

May 4, 2016

Sony Mobile has confirmed that a new update for those on Beta Marshmallow firmware will start to roll from next week. The Beta Marshmallow program is for select users of the Xperia Z2 (D6503), Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803). Sony says that altogether there are 1,500 fixes in this version including the much-awaited return […]

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DevilCase DevilDock for Sony Xperia Review

May 4, 2016

We have featured DevilCase a number of times on the blog, normally when looking at the company’s aluminium bumpers. DevilCase is a Taiwanese-based company that produces a variety of premium smartphone accessories. Today, we are reviewing the DevilCase ‘DevilDock’, which is a USB charging dock that is compatible with a number of Sony Xperia devices. […]

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Xperia Weather Beta update (1.1.A.0.30) adds widget transparency

May 3, 2016

Sony Mobile has added a new Beta update for the Xperia Weather application, moving the build number to version 1.1.A.0.30. The big new feature in this latest build is the inclusion of a widget transparency option within settings. You will now find a slider that allows you to set the exact level of transparency required. […]

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Xperia X pre-orders now live on Sony Store Europe; X Performance pricing and release date revealed

May 3, 2016

Sony Mobile has officially kicked off pre-orders for the Xperia X family in Europe. The Sony Mobile Store has opened up pre-orders of the Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance (in select countries only) across various regions in Europe. We have covered European pre-order pricing from third-party retailers before, but now you can […]

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Sony releases new promo videos for Xperia X series, including new advert for Xperia XA

May 3, 2016

Sony Mobile has released a number of promotional videos for the Xperia X series today. Some of these we had already seen before, but there are some new ones too, including an advert for the Xperia XA. There are design videos for each of the Xperia X, XA and X Performance . The Xperia X […]

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Music Beta update (9.1.9.A.1.0) allows you to edit genres; manually fetch album art

May 2, 2016

Sony Mobile has updated the Music Beta to build number 9.1.9.A.1.0 to include a couple of neat features. The first change is that Sony now allows you to manually fetch album art for your music tracks. Prior to this, the main option was to “update while you play”. To do this, simply long press on […]

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James Bond 007 L’Exposition Xperia Theme released by Sony

April 30, 2016

Sony Mobile has released its second James Bond Xperia Theme to celebrate the 007 L’Exposition which is currently taking place in Paris. The James Bond exhibition has been touring the world for the last four years and is now being held at La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris until 4 September 2016. The […]

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Sony launches Xperia Home Open Beta; new launcher version (10.0.A.0.40)

April 29, 2016

Sony Mobile has launched a new beta programme for another one of its apps – this time it is for the humble home launcher. By joining the Xperia Home Open Beta you will be able to test the latest launchers from Sony. As part of the launch, Sony is distributing a new Xperia Home with […]

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Xperia X System Dump now available – what ports are you looking forward to?

April 29, 2016

Now that we’re under a month before the release of the Sony Xperia X, it was a matter of time before the system dump was leaked and that time has come. The full Xperia X system dump is available to download from the single SIM model (F5121) with firmware build number 34.0.A.1.264. It shouldn’t be […]

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Sony Netherlands opens Xperia X pre-orders; bundles free Sony MDR-XB650BT wireless headphones

April 29, 2016

Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia X are already live across third-party retailers, as previously reported. However, we have been waiting for Sony Mobile to open up their own pre-orders across Europe, particularly as some offers have been promised. Whilst we still await Sony to open its own pre-orders across most European regions, it looks like […]

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New Sony F3216 and F3311 model numbers revealed by benchmark

April 29, 2016

Sony may have some new handsets on the horizon targeting the lower mid-range. Two new model numbers have been revealed by the GFXBench benchmark, outing the Sony F3216 and F3311. Both devices are armed with MediaTek chipsets and one of them has a 16MP front-facing camera, which probably means this is the Xperia C series […]

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