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Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

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There are few companies, if any, that launch as many smartphones in one year as Sony Mobile. We saw the death of the Z range and the rise of the X series at Mobile World Congress 2016, while at MWC 2017, we have the continuation of the X range with four... >>

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

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Sony Mobile has announced another four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017, adding to its already-plentiful Xperia portfolio. The Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra join the existing line up of Xperia X, Z, M and E smartphones.... >>

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

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Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer. There were several X devices announced, including the lovely Xperia XA with its edge-to-edge display.One... >>

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

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The Xperia XZs is one of four smartphones debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017 from Sony Mobile, succeeding the Xperia XZ that was announced six months ago at IFA in September.The new smartphone offers an upgrade in terms of camera functionality and... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium preview: The complete Xperia package

Sony Xperia XZ Premium preview: The complete Xperia package

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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony phones, not just of the four debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017, but the rest of the Xperia gang too.It has it all in Sony's world of smartphones, pulling in technology from... >>

Sony Xperia XZ review: Falling short of flagship
3.5 stars

Sony Xperia XZ review: Falling short of flagship

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With the flagship Xperia Z family abandoned, the device that everyone expected to be the Xperia Z6 launched as the Xperia XZ. The new device is the fifth Sony smartphone to launch in 2016 - following the Xperia XA, Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and... >>

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

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Sony-owned Fashion Entertainment presented its new e-paper watch at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the FES Watch U.A prototype of the new device was on the Sony stand at the show, sitting alongside its significantly less attractive predecessor... >>

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

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There's a new Sony camera in town and that means one thing: there's a load of new camera tech on-board too. Having looked to change things up a gear with the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony has announced its 2016 flagship, the Xperia XZ. This phone might look familiar... >>

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

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At Mobile World Congress early in 2016, Sony showed off a concept "smart product", a Bluetooth headset that wants to be your personal assistant. Sony has pushed forward with this concept, confirming that the Xperia Ear will be available to buy from November... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it

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Sony's journey away from the Xperia Z and into the Xperia X series is probably now complete with the launch of the flagship Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact.For those who missed the memo, Sony's story is that the X series runs from A to Z, with the... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact breaks cover, and you didn't expect that

Sony Xperia X Compact breaks cover, and you didn't expect that

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There's been a lot of talk about Sony Mobile recently. After the ditching of the Z series at MWC and the launch of a new X series, the question of where the next flagship will come from has been the subject of lots of speculation.We've spent plenty of... >>

Sony Xperia Nougat updates detailed: Xperia Z5 and a whole lot more

Sony Xperia Nougat updates detailed: Xperia Z5 and a whole lot more

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Google made the surprise move of releasing Android 7.0 Nougat to the Nexus masses on Monday, making this one of the earliest public updates in the Android programme. For those with Sony phones the question will always be when your update will arrive.... >>

Sony Xperia X review: Sony in a spin?
3.5 stars

Sony Xperia X review: Sony in a spin?

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Sony Mobile seems to be in something of a spin. Having launched the Xperia Z5 family - in regular, Compact and Premium guises - the next throw of the dice was the Xperia X family, amidst rumours that the top-end Z was no more.  However, the Xperia X... >>

Sony Xperia XA Ultra wants to be the ultimate selfie phone

Sony Xperia XA Ultra wants to be the ultimate selfie phone

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Sony has announced another addition to its Xperia X family, in the form of the 6-inch XA Ultra. The Xperia X family was announced at MWC 2016, bringing a range of refreshed designs into the mid-range of Sony's phones. The Xperia XA Ultra moves big, however,... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about

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You may have heard by now that Sony announced a new line of Xperia devices at Mobile World Congress, called the X series.The range has three smartphones within it comprising the Xperia X, Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. This latter model is the... >>

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

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Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line.The Xperia X series features three handsets - the Xperia X, the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. The... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung S6 edge Plus: Which is better?

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung S6 edge Plus: Which is better?

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At the top of Sony's Xperia Z5 family is the Z5 Premium. It steals headlines with its 4K display, putting itself forward as part of the new breed, the next generation of super smartphones. It runs headlong into the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung's big-screened... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: First class all the way?
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: First class all the way?

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The surprise of Sony's latest smartphone refresh is the Xperia Z5 Premium. It's a bold title for a device named to make a statement; it's a device that captured the imagination with its chrome mirrored finish and 4K display when we first saw it.But is... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Flagship foibles
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Flagship foibles

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Sony fell over its feet with the Xperia Z3+, a device that seemed to undo some of the great work laid down by the Xperia Z3 it replaced. With Sony seemingly sticking to unrelenting smartphone churn, however, the Z3+ is wiped away a mere four months after... >>

Sony SmartBand 2 review: Life tracking that misses a beat
3.5 stars

Sony SmartBand 2 review: Life tracking that misses a beat

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The latest addition to Sony's SmartWear range is the SmartBand 2, a fitness tracking band with an updated Sony Core unit - the main heart of the device which slips into the accompanying wristband - that now adds heart-rate monitoring to the party.In a... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Xperia Z5 vs Xperia Z5 Compact: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Xperia Z5 vs Xperia Z5 Compact: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced three new flagship handsets in the Z5 family. There's the regular Z5, but it has been joined by the predicable Z5 Compact, and the less-than-expected Xperia Z5 Premium, which brings a shine to things, literally.  It's a threesome of... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 vs Sony Xperia Z3+: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z5 vs Sony Xperia Z3+: What's the difference?

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Sony announced three new smartphones at IFA in Berlin, including the Xperia Z5 that succeeds the Xperia Z3+ in Europe and the Xperia Z4 in Japan. The Xperia Z3+ only graced us with its presence 3 months ago so the newly-launched Xperia Z5 is hot on its... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 camera: Sample images and new tech explained

Sony Xperia Z5 camera: Sample images and new tech explained

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The new Sony Z5 family might be a new generation of devices, but it's really about the camera. The switch to this new 23-megapixel camera is the first change since the introduction of Sony's 20.7-megapixel model on the Z1. The camera is probably the biggest... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: What's the difference?

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Samsung turned heads when it announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 earlier in 2015 and it was quickly heralded as one of the top Android phones of the year. Sony stumbled with the Xperia Z3+, an intermediary measure, but has now revealed its true flagship for... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: The plucky powerhouse is back (hands-on)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: The plucky powerhouse is back (hands-on)

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For a number of years smartphone manufacturers have been slapping the word "mini" at the end of a handset name to denote the fact that something is smaller. Typically it mirrors the design of a flagship, carries practically the same name, but has the... >>