Sony confirms Android 8.0 Oreo plans – check out which devices will receive the update

August 31, 2017

Sony Mobile has confirmed which of its Xperia range will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Sony has confirmed that all of the 2017 Xperia X series of phones will receive the update (sorry L1 owners), along with the Xperia X, X Performance, X Compact and XZ of last year. The Xperia XZ1 and […]

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Watch the Sony IFA 2017 live stream here

August 31, 2017

Sony will unveil new Xperia devices at the IFA 2017 tradeshow in Berlin at 13.00 CEST. We are expecting three new handsets to be unveiled including the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus. You can watch the live stream below. Let us know your impressions as the Sony event unfolds.

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Xperia XZ1 hands-on pics and all specs confirmed (including that 2700mAh battery)

August 31, 2017

The Sony Xperia XZ1 will shortly be officially unveiled, but if you were eager to check out some hands-on pictures of the device, then feast your eyes below. All of the specs are also confirmed below, including the rumoured 2700mAh battery. Let us know what you think of the Xperia XZ1 in the comments below.

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Sony Xperia XZ1’s 3D Creator app in more detail

August 31, 2017

Sony is set to unveil the Xperia XZ1, along with XZ1 Compact, later today. We are familiar with most of the specs by now, this includes a 5.2-inch Full HD display with HDR and Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal UFS storage. It is also great to see that […]

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Sony “Xperia XA1 Plus” breaks cover with official pics

August 30, 2017

A new phone supposedly called the “Sony Xperia XA1 Plus” has been outed, and is expected to launch alongside the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact flagships tomorrow. The Xperia XA1 Plus will have a 5.5-inch FHD display and sits between the 5-inch Xperia XA1 and 6-inch Xperia XA1 Ultra. The Xperia XA1 Plus will differ […]

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Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact – Check out a few more pics ahead of IFA 2017

August 30, 2017

Sony Mobile is expected to announce two flagship devices – the Xperia XZ1 (G84XX) and Xperia XZ1 Compact (G83XX) – along with a mid-range device (G34XX) with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor at its IFA 2017 press conference tomorrow. While we haven’t seen any press pics of its mid-ranger, we have already seen a lot of the […]

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Cityscape New York Xperia Theme released by Sony

August 29, 2017

Sony Mobile has launched a Cityscape NY Xperia Theme evoking the sights the Big Apple. The theme uses a pastel-coloured silhouette of the Statue of Liberty, which looks nice, but some people have complained that it could affect visibility of your screen, particularly the dialler. The theme is free to download from the Google Play […]

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Firmware updates rolling for Xperia XA1, XA1 Ultra and L1

August 29, 2017

Sony Mobile is now seeding firmware updates for a few of the mid-range Xperia handsets. The Xperia XA1 is receiving an update that moves the build number from 40.0.A.5.66 to 40.0.A.6.121, while the Xperia XA1 Ultra moves from build number 42.0.A.3.30 to version 42.0.A.4.89. The budget Xperia L1 has also seen an firmware update, moving […]

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Jolla Sailfish X for Xperia X to launch on 27 September

August 28, 2017

The team at Jolla has announced that Sailfish OS, or as it’s now known, Sailfish X, will be launching on the Xperia X on 27 September 2017. The Jolla devs say that the software is “great, and it works very well”, including Android app support, mobile data and cameras. You can check out a video […]

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Xperia XZ Premium’s slow-mo video looks to reveal a magician’s tricks

August 25, 2017

You’ll be well aware by now that one of the Xperia XZ Premium’s stand out feature is the ability to capture 960 frames per second slow motion video. To highlight this, Sony hired a magician and used the Xperia XZ Premium’s super slow motion video to try to reveal a magician’s tricks. Will the magician’s […]

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Xperia XZ1 Compact official pics leaked

August 25, 2017

A couple of days ago we saw the first official press pictures of Sony’s upcoming Xperia XZ1 flagship, and today we are following that up with leaked press pics of the Xperia XZ1 Compact. We had only seen CAD-based renders of the Xperia XZ1 Compact previously, apart from a blurry live photo. So this is […]

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Sony Xperia XZ1 – First press pictures

August 23, 2017

Here’s your first official look at the Sony Xperia XZ1. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Rumoured pricing of upcoming Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact leaks

August 23, 2017

Sony is expected to announce new smartphones, including the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact, at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin later this month. These will be Sony’s latest flagship devices and therefore are expected to have a price to match. If you were wondering what kind of price you will have to pay at […]

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Sony settles on claim that Xperia devices “deceptively advertised as waterproof” – US owners invited to claim refund

August 22, 2017

Sony Mobile USA has decided to settle on alleged claims that some of its Xperia smartphones and tablets were “deceptively advertised as waterproof”. The class action lawsuit opens up Xperia owners based in the USA to receive a partial refund on their device, if it suffered water damage whilst in warranty and refused repair. The […]

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Android 8.0 Oreo gets official

August 21, 2017

Google has confirmed that Android 8.0 will officially be known as Android Oreo. This is Android’s second branded release, after Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Android Oreo includes a number of improvements including picture-in-picture, Autofill, and improvements to the notification system including notification dots, categories and snoozing. Google has worked hard on optimising battery life, start-up time, […]

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