Sony Xperia T3 revealed as world’s thinnest 5.3″ smartphone
Jun03

Sony Xperia T3 revealed as world’s thinnest 5.3″ smartphone

Earlier this year Sony announced the Xperia T2 Ultra midrange phablet, and now it’s apparently already time for us to meet the Xperia T3. No more Ultra branding this time around, and the T3 comes with a much more manageable screen size compared to the T2. Hence, we can’t really call the new T3 the successor to the T2, since they seem to be intended for different people. As always, Sony keeps confusing us with its naming...

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Sony D2403 revealed through benchmark
May22

Sony D2403 revealed through benchmark

Sony has a new low(ish)-end smartphone in the works, it appears. Right now we know it only by its model number, which is the uninspiring D2403. This detail has been leaked about it alongside its most important specs because someone put it through the paces of GFXBench. Hence, we now know what to expect. The Sony D2403 has a 4.4-inch 540×960 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities and a LED...

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Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update
May21

Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update

Four additional Sony devices are joining the KitKat camp starting today. We’re talking about the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and the Tablet Z – all of these now have updates to Android 4.4 headed their way. And they are pretty much on time, given that last month Sony said they would arrive in May. So here we are. The usual stuff about updates applies here too – keep in mind that this is a staggered rollout, and...

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Sony Xperia Z3 metal frame leaks alongside rumored specs
May20

Sony Xperia Z3 metal frame leaks alongside rumored specs

For quite a while now Sony’s been doing its own thing in the mobile world, in that it launches not one, but two flagships each and every year. One of them gets official at CES or MWC in January or February, the other is announced at or around IFA in August-September. The company seems to think that not doing this would put it at a disadvantage compared to its competitors, but when no one else is doing the same thing – how...

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Sony Xperia ZL2 gets official as a slightly smaller version of the Z2 sporting new design
May08

Sony Xperia ZL2 gets official as a slightly smaller version of the Z2 sporting new design

Sony has introduced a new smartphone too today. The Xperia ZL2 was unveiled in the company’s home market of Japan, and it appears to have been made for KDDI, a local carrier. On the other hand, based on its name this is also the successor to the Xperia ZL from last year. The original Xperia ZL was announced alongside the Xperia Z, but while the latter has already gotten two successors, the former has so far received no sequel....

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Unlocked Sony Xperia Z2 now available in the US for $799 with support for AT&T and T-Mobile
May06

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z2 now available in the US for $799 with support for AT&T and T-Mobile

If you’re in the US of A and are craving Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, you’re in a bit of a situation. See, officially the handset is only going to be out sometime this summer, and even then it’s very unlikely that it will be offered by any of the carriers. Which means you’ll need to get it from Sony’s own online store, in unlocked form that is. But what if you simply can’t...

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Sony Xperia Z2 finally released in Europe, could be coming to Verizon too after all
May02

Sony Xperia Z2 finally released in Europe, could be coming to Verizon too after all

Sony hasn’t managed to keep up with Samsung and HTC in terms of flagship smartphone launches. While the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, and One M8 were all announced in the same period, Samsung and HTC have already had their contenders in stores for weeks. Yet only now has Sony finally made its newest top of the line offering available throughout Europe. Better late than never, right? That said, it’s pretty clear that the Galaxy S5...

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition now $200 cheaper
Apr30

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition now $200 cheaper

Sony launched the Z Ultra Google Play Edition last December, and ever since then the humongous phablet has been selling for $649 sans contract or commitment. Now though it’s gotten a very hefty price cut. From today, you can purchase a Z Ultra Google Play Edition for just $449. That’s $200 off the price it had until now, and it’s a great offer for those craving such a thing. It’s clear that the Z Ultra is not...

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Sony Xperia Z2 won’t be offered by US carriers, Xperia Z1 Compact not coming to the US at all
Apr26

Sony Xperia Z2 won’t be offered by US carriers, Xperia Z1 Compact not coming to the US at all

The Sony Xperia Z2 is about to become available in some parts of the world (if it hasn’t done so already), but it’s a different story for the US. If you live in the US and were craving Sony’s latest flagship offering, you’ll have to either resort to unofficial imports or simply be extremely patient. Oh, and don’t even think about getting it with a contract from any of the US carriers. Sony has officially...

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Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will get Android 4.4 KitKat updates in May
Apr17

Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will get Android 4.4 KitKat updates in May

About a month ago, Sony released Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact, while at the same time promising more updates to come in the second quarter of this year. That particular quarter started this month and ends in June, and the devices in question were the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z. All of these were slated to get their updates in mid-Q2, which should mean May. And indeed it looks...

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