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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, one of which is the Xperia XZ Premium, which is the company latest and greatest device with an all new camera and 4K HDR display.It succeeds the Xperia Z5 Premium, which launched... Read more

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... Read more

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The next Sony Xperia flagship has made its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, going by the name XZ.As you might expect, it brings with it Sony's signature OmniBalance design, along with your standard flagship specs. How does it compare... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its next Xperia flagship - the Xperia XZ at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.The device has leaked several times over the last few months and aside from the name, many of the rumours were accurate, resulting in only a couple... Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio.The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone.How does the new... Read more

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has another four within the new X range, three of which will launch in the summer.... Read more

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced the X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comprising three new smartphones. The company also confirmed the Z series will end with the Xperia Z5, leaving the new X range to take over. The Xperia X Performance sits at the top of... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three flagship smartphones at IFA 2015 in Berlin last week, making up the Xperia Z5 family of devices. Top of the pack is the Xperia Z5 Premium with its 4K display and mirrored finish, followed by the Xperia Z5 and the smaller, but just... Read more

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced not one but three new flagship smartphones at IFA 2015 in Berlin, with the leader of the pack going by the name of the Xperia Z5 Premium.The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium sports some impressive specs, with its highlight being the 5.5-inch 4K display... Read more

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?

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

Sony Xperia M5 vs Motorola Moto G (third-gen): What's the difference?

Sony Xperia M5 vs Motorola Moto G (third-gen): What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The lower-end of the smartphone market is almost as exciting, if not more exciting, than the top-end at the moment. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen not only the OnePlus 2 arrive, but also the third generation of Moto G, two new models of the... Read more

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z3+: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z3+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony is no stranger to the launch of new devices. No sooner does one smartphone hit the shelves, than another swiftly appears to expand the portfolio yet again.Two new mid-range devices were announced this week, comprising the Xperia M5 and a 6-inch smartphone... Read more

Sony Xperia M5 vs Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia M5 vs Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony is well known for launching several smartphones a year. It doesn't stick to the annual refresh cycle that many of its competitors do, instead it opts for more of a bi-annual cycle with both its flagship and mid-range series of devices.The latest... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has quietly announced a new flagship, the Xperia Z3+ smartphone, which is identical to the Xperia Z4 handset that launched in Japan in April. The device was rumoured for several months, first as the Z4 and then more recently as the Z3+ so the launch... Read more

Sony Xperia Z4 vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has quietly announced its next flagship, the Xperia Z4 smartphone in Japan. The device has been rumoured for several months and after it didn't appear at Mobile World Congress like some expected, many were speculating a release later this year.Although... Read more

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference from mid-range to flagship?

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference from mid-range to flagship?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced a new mid-range smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona rather than a new flagship, but just because the Xperia M4 Aqua doesn't have a 'Z' in its name, it doesn't mean it should be ignored.The Japanse company has gone to town with... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has been busy at this year's consumer electronics show IFA, announcing a number of new additions to its Xperia mobile line up including the Xperia Z3 Compact.Just like its predecessor, the Xperia Z3 Compact brings flagship specs into a smaller device... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Six months on from the Sony Xperia Z2 comes the Xperia Z3 featuring a more refined design, better battery life and an improved camera, but how will it stack up against the other flagship smartphones available?Here we are looking at how the Xperia Z3 compares... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The next Sony Xperia flagship has been announced six months after its predecessor and ready to take on its flagship smartphone rivals, but does it have what it takes?We have put the Sony Xperia Z3 up against the Samsung Galaxy S5 to see how it compares,... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, during its press conference at consumer electronics show IFA 2014.The new device will bring a host of new features including the ability to play PlayStation 4 console games, but does it... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone during its press conference at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.The Xperia Z3 arrives just six months after the Xperia Z2 but Sony claims the refresh is justified as it believes it is still bringing... Read more

Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has just announced its mid-range Xperia M2 during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The handset is being described by Sony as "the best smartphone technology in its class", so we've put it up against the Moto G, a handset... Read more

Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z2, the successor to the Xperia Z1 that launched at IFA in Berlin in September 2013.The Xperia Z2 made its debut at Mobile World Congress 2014 with the tag line "details make the difference". But what has changed in six... Read more

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a "Compact" version of its Xperia Z1, bringing with it many of the flagship features from its bigger brother and setting a new standard in the "mini" smartphone market.But with the Moto G being the star of the smaller, more affordable,... Read more

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

There have been a few smartphone manufacturers creating "mini" versions of their flagship handsets, and Sony is the latest to join the party, but it isn't a case of déjà vu here.Rather than take the Xperia Z1 and reduce the size and the specs, as many... Read more

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

A new handset has been announced by Sony at IFA 2013, updating and refreshing its flagship Android offering and looking to continue the good work started by January's Xperia Z.But is this just more of the same? Is it too soon for Sony to be updating its... Read more

Sony Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Sony has just announced the Sony Xperia ZR, another high-end Android smartphone joining an already packed 2013 schedule. There's the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia SP and Xperia L already announced, so what does the Xperia ZR bring to the (pool) party?The big... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo vs LG Optimus One

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo vs LG Optimus One

By Dan Sung

With top of the range hot rod smartphones popping up all over the place, the prices of these mobiles are absolutely rocketing and the fact of the matter is that not everyone has £500 to burn - even slowly over the course of 24 months. Thankfully, help... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs iPhone 4

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs iPhone 4

By Libby Plummer

The "PlayStation" phone has been all over the blogosphere for months now, but Sony Ericsson has finally confirmed the handset as the Xperia Play at MWC 2011 in Barcelona. The Play will be the world's first PlayStation-certified smartphone, but will it... Read more