It doesn’t make sense to pick up a Xperia X over the Xperia Z5 right now

June 9, 2016

Sony Mobile’s Xperia X series of phones look great. They have further developed the OmniBalance design with the use of curved glass, which looks incredibly striking. They are also probably one of the most ergonomic phones that Sony has produce. Whilst there isn’t one overall standout feature that the phones offer – as a package, […]

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Xperia Beta update released allowing all apps to SD card (23.5.A.1.203)

June 8, 2016

Sony Mobile released an Xperia Beta update last week, as expected. The update with build number 23.5.A.1.203 is available for beta users of users of the Xperia Z2 (D6503), Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803). As mentioned previously, this update includes around 400 fixes and improvements. One of these includes the option to transfer apps […]

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New Xperia Home Beta launcher adds landscape mode (10.0.A.0.53)

June 8, 2016

Sony Mobile has released a new beta version of the Xperia Home launcher with build number 10.0.A.0.53. The big feature of the update is the addition of landscape mode for all Sony Xperia devices. Sony has also included location-based recommended applications within the app tray. Other changes include performance improvements and better UI scaling. Sony […]

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Small Apps removed from Xperia X series – will you miss them?

June 8, 2016

Sony Mobile has included ‘Small Apps’ in its Xperia software for years now. As the name suggests, these apps ‘float’ on top of the home screen allowing you to use functions such as a calculator, currency converter, mirror, translation and others. Despite being a core part of the firmware for a while, it appears Sony […]

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Xperia X family heading to Canada from 23 June

June 7, 2016

Sony Mobile has confirmed that it will be making the entire Xperia X range available in Canada starting from 23 June 2016. The Xperia X, XA, X Performance and XA Ultra will be available across a variety of Canadian carriers including Bell, Rogers, Virgin Mobile Canada, WIND Mobile, and Videotron. You can find the full […]

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Uncharted 4 Xperia Theme released by Sony

June 3, 2016

Sony Mobile has released an Xperia Theme for its latest hit PlayStation 4 game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It’s nice to see Sony release an Xperia Theme for some of its biggest gaming IP, let’s hope we see more in the future. The theme can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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Xperia Z3 Plus and Z4 Tablet get STAMINA update (32.2.A.0.224)

June 3, 2016

The Sony Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet devices are now receiving firmware build number 32.2.A.0.224, following on from the Xperia Z5 family yesterday. This update reintroduces STAMINA battery mode for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, albeit with limitations as previously reported. The update also includes the 1 April 2016 Google security patches. We will include FTF […]

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Does the Xperia X camera suffer from overheating issues? [Update]

June 3, 2016

Sony Xperia phones have often been criticised for heat issues, especially around the camera. The Sony Xperia Z3+ was notorious for suffering from heating problems, but a number of Xperia models have also suffered from force shutdowns on the camera when video recording. It was disappointing to hear that the Xperia X models would not […]

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New Xperia Z5 series update (32.2.A.0.224) rolling

June 2, 2016

Sony Mobile has begun to roll a new firmware update for the Xperia Z5 family with build number 32.2.A.0.224 (from version 32.1.A.1.185). At the time of writing, the update is available to the Xperia Z5 (E6603), Xperia Z5 Dual (E6683) and Xperia Z5 Compact (E5803, E5823), but we expect the Xperia Z5 Premium to go […]

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Sony Xperia X released – in stock across Europe

June 1, 2016

Today marks Sony Xperia X launch day. The handset is now available to buy across the Sony Mobile Store in Europe. In the UK, the Xperia X has three colours available (Black, White and Rose Gold) for £459.00 – no Lime Gold option is present right now. In Germany, the handset will cost €599 with […]

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Sony USA confirms Xperia X series launch this summer; pricing revealed

May 31, 2016

Sony Mobile plans to launch the entire Xperia X range of smartphones into the United States this summer. So let’s break that down – Sony will release the Xperia X, XA, X Performance and XA Ultra into the US in unlocked form, only a matter of weeks later than other markets. This is unprecedented for […]

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Sony Xperia E5 officially announced (for real this time)

May 31, 2016

A week ago today, Sony Mobile unveiled the Xperia E5 across all of its social media channels, only to retract all mention of the handset hours later. Well, it looks like everyone is on the same page today, as Sony has officially announced the Xperia E5 (F3311, F3313). The Xperia E5 has a 5-inch 720p […]

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Xperia X Dual and XA Dual priced in India; pre-order offers detailed

May 30, 2016

Sony Mobile India has announced pricing of the Xperia X Dual and Xperia XA Dual, but like everywhere else, they don’t come cheap. The Xperia X Dual has a recommended price of Rs. 48,990 (£498, €655, $730), whilst the Xperia XA Dual has a recommended price of Rs. 20,990 (£214, €281, $313). The Xperia X […]

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New Concept Xperia release adds “Xperia Tips” app (MOB30G.Z1.3598)

May 30, 2016

Sony Mobile has released a new Concept for Android Marshmallow firmware with build number MOB30G.Z1.3598. This latest software includes a new app called “Xperia Tips”, which will soon appear in Xperia X models. Sony describes this app as giving you “tips about hidden gems and potential optimizations based on your usage patterns and device surroundings.” […]

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Xperia Beta update lands next week with all apps to SD card (23.5.A.1.203)

May 26, 2016

Sony Mobile will release a new Beta Marshmallow firmware update next week for those in the beta program. Build number 23.5.A.1.203 will have 400 fixes and improvements according to Sony. Among the changes, includes a new option of being able to transfer all apps to the SD card. Fixes include the ‘Unknown call/private number’ bug […]

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