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Some Xperia SP owners report of flickering screens after update to Android 4.3

April 15, 2014

Since the update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some Sony Xperia SP owners have been reporting on a flickering backlight display problem with their handsets. We have attached some videos highlighting the issue, which shows light flickering of the backlight, which we imagine can prove to be quite distracting when trying to read content or […]

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Sony D6603 model number appears again in leaked screenshot

April 15, 2014

A new screenshot which supposedly shows the ‘About’ screen of the Sony D6603 has leaked. The build and kernel information has been masked, but the screenshot does show the D6603 model number and Android version 4.4.2 KitKat. Previous benchmark leaks pointed to the Sony D6603 offering very similar specifications to the Xperia Z2 (D650X). This […]

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OnePlus One teases specs on par with Xperia Z2 for half the price

April 15, 2014

OnePlus is a new start-up company formed late last year by Pete Lau (who used to run Oppo’s Blu-ray division). Lau’s mantra is to shake up the mobile industry: “Looking at the smartphone market right now, I see a lot of wannabes but few truly outstanding products fit for the demanding consumer. That’s what I […]

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Xperia Z2 not using stereo speakers for incoming calls

April 14, 2014

One of the common complaints we are hearing from early adopters of the Xperia Z2 is that the ringtone volume for incoming calls is very low. However, there is perhaps a simple reason for this – Sony has only activated the bottom speaker for incoming ringtones rather than using the top speaker too according to […]

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Sony QX10/QX100 version 3.00 firmware released; brings “Half-Press” to focus and quicker NFC connection times

April 14, 2014

A new firmware update for Sony’s QX10/QX100 Lens-Style cameras has been released moving it from version 2.00 to 3.00. Improvements include the ability to half-press the shutter to focus and a reduction in NFC one-touch connection times. Another change is the ability to use your Sony Xperia’s camera key for the shutter release. Download instructions […]

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Xperia T2 Ultra heading to Australia

April 14, 2014

The 6-inch Sony Xperia T2 Ultra will shortly be coming to Australia according to Cnet. The handset will be available from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and online for AU$499, although we couldn’t see the phone listed on the official website just yet. Cnet says that you’ll be able to buy it from third-party stores (no […]

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Sony reopens Xperia Z2 pre-orders in Europe; delivery expected “beginning of May”

April 13, 2014

Sony Mobile has reopened pre-orders for the Xperia Z2 across a number of its European websites including the UK, France, Spain and Poland. The same pre-order promotions that were live previously remain, so for example in the UK you will get the Sony SRS-BTX300 NFC speaker free of charge when you pre-order the handset for […]

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Xperia Z2 Tablet now available in Malaysia

April 13, 2014

A quick heads-up to let out Malaysian readers know that the Xperia Z2 Tablet is now available to order in your region. The 16GB Wi-Fi version is priced at RM 1,999 and is available in black only, whilst the 16GB LTE version comes in at RM 2,299 and is available in black/white colours. The 32GB […]

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Xperia Z2 display compared against the Xperia Z

April 11, 2014

The Xperia Z is the phone that started Sony’s mission in earnest to grab both mind and market share. The pace at which the market moves means that it is hard to believe that this hugely popular handset is only just over a year old. It has since been superseded by the Xperia Z1 and […]

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Bell Canada discontinues Xperia Z1 to make way for Xperia Z2

April 11, 2014

Bell Canada managed to get exclusivity of the Xperia Z2 in Canada, when it launches next month. Perhaps to take into account of this, Bell has discontinued the Xperia Z1. A leaked screenshot supposedly shows an inventory screen for the Xperia Z1, which shows the handset will no longer be available from 9 April 2014. […]

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Sony STM10 Audio Recorder app available to download for all

April 10, 2014

Sony’s STM10 Stereo Microphone accessory for the Xperia Z2 will come with its own dedicated application, as seen before. If you wanted to test this app yourself, then the apk is now available to download for all handsets (running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above). The app will allow you to record audio at various […]

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Get your picture taken with Spider-Man at Sony shops worldwide

April 10, 2014

Okay it’s not the real Spider-Man and not even a man in a suit, instead this an augmented reality version of Spider-Man. Better than nothing right? We think so. To celebrate the upcoming movie release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony has tied in this Augmented Reality promotion. To participate, first check whether one of […]

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Big Movies (6.2.A.0.8) and Video Unlimited (11.0.B.0.4) update lands for Xperia handsets

April 10, 2014

Sony has launched a big update for the company’s Movies app, which moves from build version 5.3.A.0.20 to 6.2.A.0.8. New highlights include an overhauled user experience, allowing users to swipe right to bring up a drawer menu and the ability to pinch/zoom icons (similar to the Albums app). There is also improved player control, pinch […]

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New firmware (9.2.A.1.210) released for Xperia V

April 9, 2014

A small firmware update has arrived on the Xperia V (LT29i) moving the build number from version 9.2.A.1.199 to 9.2.A.1.210. Sony has not updated its software support pages to reflect the new firmware, however judging by the move in build number we would expect bug fixes and performance enhancements. If you’ve downloaded it, let us […]

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Xperia Z2 UK stock update: CPW, Phones4U and Vodafone expected to ship next week

April 9, 2014

Two of the biggest mobile chains in the UK, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U, confirmed earlier today that they will start to ship the Xperia Z2 during the week commencing 14 April 2014 i.e. next week. Both suggested that initial stock will go out to pre-orders only. Carphone Warehouse pegs the general release in the UK […]

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