Would you buy a Sony Xperia with a hole-punch display?

December 24, 2019

Sony Xperia fans have been spared the monstrosity of displays with notches over the last couple of years. Sony thankfully rejected the use of a notch in their displays, favouring taller 21:9 displays with thinner bezels in recent handsets. A number of smartphone manufacturers have used notches over recent years, including the latest iPhone models, […]

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Android 10 hits the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 (55.1.A.0.748)

December 5, 2019

The Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships have a nice surprise, with Android 10 rolling out to both models today. The new update arrives through build number 55.1.A.0.748, but strangely only comes with the November 2019 Android security patches, rather than December 2019. It’s perhaps a minor niggle, and one that owners of both […]

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Sony Mobile confirms Android 10 Xperia roadmap

November 15, 2019

Sony Mobile has today officially confirmed the Xperia smartphones to receive Android 10. First up are the latest flagships, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, which will receive Android 10 from December 2019. Other Sony Xperia models to get Android 10 include the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 series, as well as the Xperia 10 and […]

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Xperia XZ2/XZ3 family gets November 2019 security patches; Xperia 1 with October patches

November 14, 2019

Sony Mobile has updated a few handsets in recent weeks. First off, the current flagship, the Xperia 1, has seen its firmware update move to build number 55.0.A.10.26. This update brings the October 2019 Android security patches, although it’s surprising why we haven’t seen an update with the November patches – maybe Sony is contemplating […]

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Sony drops support for Email app from Xperia 5 onwards

November 6, 2019

We have often written about the number of services that Sony has been dropping over the last 18 months or so. Well we have more news on that front today across multiple fronts: 1) Sony has confirmed that the official Sony Email app will not be supported from the Xperia 5 and future devices. The […]

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Xperia decline accelerates with just 0.6m units shipped in last quarter

November 1, 2019

Sony reported its latest three-month results for the quarter ended 30 September 2019, and it remains a sober read for the performance of its mobile business. The launch of the Xperia 1 appears to have made no difference to shipments, as Sony shipped just 600,000 units – its lowest number of shipments ever, down by […]

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New updates for Xperia 5 and XZ2/XZ3 series with October 2019 security patches

October 25, 2019

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. While we’ve been away, there have been a number of Sony Xperia smartphones have received new firmware updates. This includes the first update for Sony’s latest phone, the Xperia 5, which received October 2019 Android security patches with firmware build 55.0.A.11.25. Sony has also been busy with the […]

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Xperia 8 mid-ranger announced for Japan

October 7, 2019

Sony Japan has unexpectedly announced the Xperia 8, a new mid-ranger with similar design cues to that seen in the Xperia 10. This is one of Sony’s first mid-rangers that has IP65/68 dust and waterproof protection. It also has a rear dual camera with a 12MP F1.8 and a 8MP F 2.4 lens combination. The […]

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New Xperia 1 firmware update improves camera stability (55.0.A.6.56)

September 11, 2019

Sony Mobile is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia 1 that moves the build number from 55.0.A.6.16 to version 55.0.A.6.56. The update adds the 1 September 2019 Android security patches, but it also adds a number of stability fixes too. This includes camera improvements, with a more optimised camera interface and improved picture […]

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Xperia 5 announced: Sony’s compact flagship with 6.1-inch OLED with triple lens camera

September 5, 2019

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Xperia 5 (J8210, J8270, J9210). As the name suggests, this sits in the middle of its 2019 flagship Xperia 1, and the mid-range Xperia 10 devices. The Sony Xperia 5 is smaller than the Xperia 1, with a 6.1-inch 21:9 CinemaWide OLED HDR […]

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Watch the Sony IFA 2019 live stream here

September 5, 2019

Sony is very shortly due to host its IFA 2019 press conference, due at 1pm CEST today. We are expecting Sony to announce the Xperia 5, a smaller version of the Xperia 1 flagship. You can watch the livestream below, and let us know your impressions as the event unfolds.

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Xperia 5: Sony accidentally reveals name of latest flagship

September 4, 2019

Sony had a mishap earlier today when it accidentally live-broadcast the video test it was doing, ahead of its IFA press conference tomorrow. We revealed last week that Sony’s latest flagship would be a smaller version of the Xperia 1, and that it would not carry the ‘Xperia 2’ namesake. Sony has instead opted to […]

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Sony Mobile Communications AB to cease as a company

September 2, 2019

Sony Mobile’s operations is run out of two main offices, one in Japan and the other in Sweden. The Japanese entity is called ‘Sony Mobile Communications Inc’, while the office in Sweden is called ‘Sony Mobile Communications AB’. Local Swedish media is reporting that the Lund office is cutting a further 60 jobs, which is […]

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More leaked pics of Sony’s IFA 2019 flagship

August 31, 2019

We reported yesterday on the first pictures of Sony’s newest handset expected to launch at IFA 2019. The device will not be called the Xperia 2 – instead, you need to think of it as a smaller sibling device to the Xperia 1. This new Xperia is likely to have a 6.1-inch 21:9 display with […]

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Here’s the first pics of Sony’s next Xperia flagship

August 30, 2019

Sony Mobile will be launching new hardware at the IFA 2019 tradeshow on 5 September at 1pm CEST (12pm BST). That shouldn’t be much of a surprise, Sony has launched new Xperia handsets at the Berlin-based tradeshow for as long as we can remember. What we are able to share are the first pics of […]

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