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  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014
    Phones

    Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

    By 31 March 2014

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for...

  • Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet now available in UK starting at £399
    Tablets

    Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet now available in UK starting at £399

    By 23 March 2014

    Sony has made the 10.1-inch Xperia Z2 Tablet available on its website in the UK, after announcing it at Mobile World Congress 2014 in February. The next-generation tablet is priced at £399 ($660) for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version, £449 for the 32GB Wi-Fi...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 release date and where can I get it?
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z2 release date and where can I get it?

    By 10 March 2014

    Sony has announced its new flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The new handset lands on 10 April with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset and 3GB of RAM. There's a huge battery...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia M2 review
    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...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review
    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,...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 review
    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...

  • Sony Xperia M2 brings Z design to mid-range, loses waterproofing
    Phones

    Sony Xperia M2 brings Z design to mid-range, loses waterproofing

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has announced the mid-range Xperia M2 during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside its new flagship - the Xperia Z2. The Xperia M2 is being described by Sony as "the best smartphone technology in its class", with...

  • Sony adds digital noise cancellation to new Xperia Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet
    Audio

    Sony adds digital noise cancellation to new Xperia Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has added a noise-cancelling system to the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, both of which have just been announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The noise cancellation is the first of its kind, moving the brains of the operation...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is skinny, waterproof, and powerful
    Tablets

    Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is skinny, waterproof, and powerful

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has announced its latest tablet, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It comes with the claim of being the world's slimmest and lightest "waterproof" tablet, announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. It very much sticks to the previous design seen...

  • Sony Xperia Z2: 5.2-inch flagship brings enhanced audio and 4K video in a lighter package
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z2: 5.2-inch flagship brings enhanced audio and 4K video in a lighter package

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has announced its new flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. Looking to refine the Xperia Z1 launched in September 2013, the Xperia Z2 boosts the screen size to 5.2 inches, while sticking with the same 1920...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
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    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...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) release date, rumours and everything you need to know
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    By 14 February 2014

    Sony only recently announced the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014, but rather than a replacement for the Z1, it is a compact version of the device, with another new handset rumoured to be joining the company's line up as a successor. The new device - expected...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) KitKit user interface leaks, 4K video, USB DAC support and more
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) KitKit user interface leaks, 4K video, USB DAC support and more

    By 21 January 2014

    It looks like the dam has burst on the Sony Sirius. Not only have we seen some hardware shots and specs detailed, but an extensive leak of what is reported to be Android 4.4 KitKat on the Sony Sirius has followed. The screenshots reveal a lot about the...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 specs get further confirmation: 5.2-inch display, 20.7MP camera
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z2 specs get further confirmation: 5.2-inch display, 20.7MP camera

    By 20 January 2014

    What are said to be specifications for Sony's next-generation D6503 "Sirius" flagship handset have leaked, apparently confirming and adding to what we already know. XperiaBlog claims the D6503, thought to be the Xperia Z2, will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p...

  • Is this the Sony Xperia Z2?
    Phones

    Is this the Sony Xperia Z2?

    By 18 January 2014

    A never before seen Sony handset has leaked into the wild, carrying the model number "D6503". Courtesy of iRimas on the XDA Developers forum, it could be the next-generation Xperia Z2 or Sirius handset we've been hearing about in leaks, or a Sony Xperia...

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra Dual bring big screen phablet thrills on a budget
    Phones

    Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra Dual bring big screen phablet thrills on a budget

    By 14 January 2014

    Sony has announced two new Android handsets, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual. The new handsets offer a 6-inch display, but leave the resolution at 720p, looking to take on devices like the Huawei Ascend Mate and the Samsung...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact price £449 SIM free, pre-order open now
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact price £449 SIM free, pre-order open now

    By 9 January 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will cost £449 SIM free, with pre-orders open at Sonymobile.com for those interested in getting their hands on the new smaller format handset. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, offering most...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
    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...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Smaller in size, but not smaller in spec
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Smaller in size, but not smaller in spec

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has followed Samsung and HTC in creating a smaller version of its flagship smartphone for those who want something a little more pocketable. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, announced at the Sony CES press conference in Las Vegas, will differ from the...

  • Get free PlayStation Mobile games for five weeks from today
    Gaming

    Get free PlayStation Mobile games for five weeks from today

    By 27 November 2013

    The one thing better than free things, is free things right before Christmas. In an Advent-like giveaway Sony is dishing out free PlayStation Mobile games to your mobile for five weeks straight. Between now and 18 December then again from 8 January to...

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra review
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    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,...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review
    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...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 brings power and pixels to the flagship fight
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 brings power and pixels to the flagship fight

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has pulled the covers off the Sony Xperia Z1, its updated and refreshed flagship Android handset, at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The Sony Xperia Z1 builds on the popular Xperia Z launched at CES 2013 in January, following the company's recent trend of twice-yearly...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review
    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...

  • Sony SmartWatch 2 pictures and hands-on
    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...