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  • Phones

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia M2 review

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has announced the Xperia M2 smartphone, which it is claiming has the "world's best smartphone technology in its class". It steals the design from the Xperia Z family, but ditches the waterproofing feature, so be careful not to confuse this device...

  • Tablets

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

    By 24 February 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet replaces the Xperia Tablet Z, running with the tagline that it's the world's slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet. Regardless of the waterproofing, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is light for its screen size, tipping the scales at 426g,...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 review

    By 24 February 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z2 is Sony's new flagship smartphone. It takes the Sony Xperia Z1 launched in August 2013 and refines it, with Sony running with the message that "details make the difference". Sony continues to leverage its wide experience in consumer...

  • Phones 5 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

    By 18 February 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the first smaller-displayed devices to launch in recent years that can claim flagship status. It's something that fans have been calling for for some time: a device that's small, but packs as powerful a punch as the...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, a shrunken down version of its flagship Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone, at CES 2014. Pocket-lint was invited to spend time with the new handset ahead of the global reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show to see...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

    By 17 October 2013

    When is a phone a tablet or a tablet a phone? It is a question that is continuing to perplex as we see more and more companies releasing giant devices that look too big to be a phone, but too small to be a tablet. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a prime example,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z1 review

    By 17 September 2013

    Sony's twice-yearly flagship cycle has given birth to the Sony Xperia Z1, a super-charged refresh of the Sony Xperia Z offering a super-sized 5-inch HD screen.  The Xperia Z isn't exactly that old, yet Sony has already seen fit to tweak the design and...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review

    By 4 September 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z1, the latest flagship Android smartphone from Sony Mobile, has just been announced at IFA 2013. As you might expect, Pocket-lint spent an afternoon with the new handset ahead of the official launch, to see just how much has changed...

  • Phones

    Sony SmartWatch 2 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 September 2013

    Sony has announced the Sony SmartWatch 2, taking the time to point out how the company has been in the smartwatch business for some time. Unfortunately the sample on display at the London launch event for the new Sony Mobile devices was a prototype, so...

  • Online

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra pictures and hands-on

    By 25 June 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has been unveiled, bringing with it a huge 6.4-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, as well all the connectivity features and functions you’d expect from a premium smartphone. At only about half an inch smaller than many of the...

  • Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Tablet Z review

    By 29 May 2013

    There has always been something of an awkwardness around Android tablets, a bitter taste left by earlier dalliances with an interface that didn't really work, and a huge gulf between the premium and the low-quality devices. Jump to the present day and...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia SP review

    By 8 May 2013

    With Sony getting out of the blocks early, it's one of the first companies in 2013 to reveal its wider portfolio of devices. The Sony Xperia SP technically slips into what we'd traditionally call the mid-range, but with specs matching 2012's flagship...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z review

    By 26 February 2013

    If the smartphone world is bored of HTC, or tiring of Samsung, then Sony Mobile might have found form at the best possible time in the Sony Xperia Z. Everything seems to pull together in the Xperia Z in a way it hasn’t before. Sony’s forays into Android...

  • Phones

    Sony Xperia ZL official, ditches Xperia Z waterproofing and design, we go hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Besides launching the new Sony Xperia Z, Sony Mobile has announced the Sony Xperia ZL - a phone that comes with the same underlying technology but in a slightly different casing. If you're wondering why, it's because the Xperia ZL isn't for all countries,...

  • Phones

    Sony Xperia Z 5-inch Android superphone official, we go hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Sony Mobile has announced the launch of its new flagship smartphone for 2013, the Sony Xperia Z. The new phone, a mammoth 7.9mm thick, 5-inch beast, has previously gone under the guise of the Sony Yuga and enjoyed the usual array of leaks ahead of its...