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The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for May 2018

The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for May 2018

By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals. And it's not just for the main 5.7-inch XZ2 handset either, as we've got all the latest 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact pre-order info as well.The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue... Read more

We saw the Sony Xperia XZ Premium camera in action - here's what we thought

We saw the Sony Xperia XZ Premium camera in action - here's what we thought

By Chris Hall

Back at Mobile World Congress in late February, Sony ppreviewed a dual camera system that was in developmentThat camera has now been placed into a device - the brand new Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium set to hit stores in the summer - though maybe not in... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

We got the two new Sony phones in February - the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. But we've also been expecting a third device - now revealed as the Sony XZ2 Premium. It's essentially a beefed-up XZ2 with what should be a superb dual-camera... Read more

Pre-order Sony's Xperia XZ2 phones to get free PS4 or PSVR bundles

Pre-order Sony's Xperia XZ2 phones to get free PS4 or PSVR bundles

By Elyse Betters

Sony's mobile phone business and Sony's PlayStation business have come up with a massive deal that's hard to ignore.If you preorder the new Sony Xperia XZ2 or Sony XZ2 Compact, Sony will give you a PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Sport bundle or PlayStation... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 camera explored: What's new?

Sony Xperia XZ2 camera explored: What's new?

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, bringing with it a range of boosts to the camera - something that Sony is known for.The Xperia XZ2 is a new flagship-level device, sitting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform and shifting Xperia over... Read more

Xperia XZ2 rethinks Sony Mobile design, brings 4K HDR video capture to the smartphone party

Xperia XZ2 rethinks Sony Mobile design, brings 4K HDR video capture to the smartphone party

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the anticipated Xperia XZ2, coming in two sizes, the full fat XZ2 at 5.7-inches and the XZ2 Compact at 5-inches. The refresh to Sony's flagship phones comes some 6 months after the announcement of the Xperia XZ1 models, but makes huge... Read more

Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

By Elyse Betters

Sony is holding a press conference at MWC 2018 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.The company's keynote will likely cover new products and technologies it is developing. Keep in mind Sony used MWC 2017 to announce the Sony Xperia XA1... Read more

This is the Sony Xperia XZ2, render and final details leak ahead of MWC

This is the Sony Xperia XZ2, render and final details leak ahead of MWC

By Max Langridge

Following the leak of some details for the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, reliable leaker Evan Blass has posted via Venture Beat, an official-looking image of the XZ2, along with some extra details, just days before it's due to launch at Mobile World... Read more

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch

By Max Langridge

Sony is expected to unveil a couple of new smartphones during its press conference at Mobile World Congress next month, most likely the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact - as well as an Xperia XZ Pro.We've recently seen a leaked image of the Compact model, showing... Read more

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

By Max Langridge

Sony's Mobile World Congress press conference has been confirmed for 26 February where it will likely unveil the Xperia XZ Pro, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The latter has now been subject to a leak and it confirms a feature that was recently teased... Read more

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

By Elyse Betters

Sony is teasing its MWC 2018 event, and the tease itself is weird.Let's back up for a moment: Sony has an event scheduled 26 February at the Mobile World Congress show. It's expected to announce three flagship smartphones there: the Xperia XZ2, Xperia... Read more

Sony Xperia H8266 spotted in benchmark test with Snapdragon 845 on board

Sony Xperia H8266 spotted in benchmark test with Snapdragon 845 on board

By Rik Henderson

We've had a few rumours about new Sony Mobile handsets on the build up to Mobile World Congress this month, with a Sony Xperia XZ Pro and Xperia XZ2 both on the cards.Now a handset has popped up on benchmark testing site AnTuTu and it could provide a... Read more

Another new Sony Xperia phone unearthed, hits FCC before likely MWC unveiling

Another new Sony Xperia phone unearthed, hits FCC before likely MWC unveiling

By Rik Henderson

It is nigh-on definite that Sony will unveil the Sony Xperia XZ Pro during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February, but that's unlikely to be the only handset launched at the event.A filing with the Federal Communications Commission... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to ditch the headphone jack

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to ditch the headphone jack

By Rik Henderson

Sony is expected to unveil a new flagship phone during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month; the much-rumoured Sony Xperia XZ Pro.We've heard a few speculative, promising details about it over the last week or two, including its alleged 4K HDR... Read more

New evidence points to Sony Xperia XZ Pro having a 4K HDR OLED display

New evidence points to Sony Xperia XZ Pro having a 4K HDR OLED display

By Rik Henderson

Earlier this week, reports from China suggested that Sony will release a new flagship phone at Mobile World Congress 2018: the Sony Xperia XZ Pro.The same reports said that the phone will come with a 5.7-inch 4K OLED display and now we have further evidence... Read more

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, two Xperia phones inbound?

By Elyse Betters

Sony has confirmed it'll attend Mobile World Congress 2018.It has sent official invites to its press conference. The date and time for your diary is Monday 26 February, with the actual keynote commencing at 8:30am CET (7:30am GMT/2:30am EST). Sony, of... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to amaze MWC 2018 crowds?

Sony Xperia XZ Pro to amaze MWC 2018 crowds?

By Rik Henderson

Speculation on a new Sony flagship smartphone has been around for a while - since the end of 2017 - but it's ramping up now Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is on the horizon. The enormous mobile phone trade show starts at the end of February and reports... Read more

Sony Xperia XA2 vs Xperia XA1: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XA2 vs Xperia XA1: What's the difference?

By Cam Bunton

Less than a year has passed since Sony launched its most recent XA series device, but now it already has a successor. The Sony XA2 was announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas and comes with a slightly refreshed design, bigger display and bigger battery as... Read more

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 officially unveiled at CES 2018

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 officially unveiled at CES 2018

By Max Langridge

Following a few leaked renders, Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 smartphones at CES 2018. Billed as the latest additions to its range of super mid-range smartphone, the XA2 and XA2 Ultra arrive with a heavy focus on cameras.... Read more

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra could arrive with dual-selfie camera

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra could arrive with dual-selfie camera

By Max Langridge

Sony could be gearing up to release the Xperia XA2 Ultra with a dual front-facing camera very soon. Some images of the alleged device have appeared online, although if you were keeping a close eye on Sony Xperia news in August 2017, you may recognise... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leak reveals SD845 processor and dual-lens rear camera

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leak reveals SD845 processor and dual-lens rear camera

By Max Langridge

Sony Mobile is expected to release a successor the Xperia XZ1 in the not-too-distant-future, following a recent render leak that shows an Xperia handset with incredibly slim bezels. Now, some official-looking images have appeared on Reddit that reveal... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 render shows incredibly thin top and bottom bezels

Sony Xperia XZ2 render shows incredibly thin top and bottom bezels

By Max Langridge

Sony may finally be catching up to its smartphone competitors when it comes to bezels. While others are increasing screen sizes and slimming down the bezels around the screen, Sony has long stuck to rather large areas on its devices. That could all be... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

By Max Langridge

Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners rejoice, as of today, an update for Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out, ready to bring the latest set of features to the flagship device. Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know Sony Xperia... Read more

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

By Max Langridge

After sticking with a similar design for its flagship phones for a good few years now, Sony may finally be ready to come up with something new. Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal That's according to Sony India's managing... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium is all about specs and power. Not a huge amount changed in terms of design when the device launched at the end of February this year, aside from a few adjustments here and there, but it ticked almost all the boxes on the spec sheet.That... Read more

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, comprising the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XA1 Plus. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will sit within the company's flagship smartphones, but under the Xperia... Read more

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

By Max Langridge

Just a day after official pictures of the Xperia XZ1 appeared in a leaked listing on Amazon, pictures of its Compact sibling have leaked via German website Winfuture.de. Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?  In true Sony style,... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

By Max Langridge

Even though we could be pretty certain that Sony would unveil the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact at IFA next week, Amazon has accidentally confirmed the news for us. The retail giant accidentally posted a listing for the XZ1, along with pictures of it in... Read more

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

By Max Langridge

Some images purporting to be the rear panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 have appeared on Chinese site Weibo. The rear panels are distinctly different from the Xperia shells we saw leaked last week, which now transpire to be from the XZ1 Compact.... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

By Max Langridge

Some images purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact have appeared online on Chinese site Digi-wo, and picked up by Slashgear. We haven't heard too much about the phones so far, other than the alleged XZ1 appearing on Geekbench. Sony could... Read more

Sony could be working on an Xperia XZ1 flagship following Geekbench listing

Sony could be working on an Xperia XZ1 flagship following Geekbench listing

By Max Langridge

A new Sony Xperia smartphone has appeared on Geekbench, touting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017 The listing doesn't give... Read more

Sony might use 6-inch LCD screen with 2:1 ratio on next Xperia phone

Sony might use 6-inch LCD screen with 2:1 ratio on next Xperia phone

By Elyse Betters

Sony's future Xperia smartphone could feature a 6-inch display panel with a 2:1 aspect ratio.The company's joint venture, Japan Display Inc, has begun mass production of a 1080p Full Active LTPS LCD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio. It is a 6-inch display... Read more

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

By Rik Henderson

Sony has revealed its smartphone plans for the rest of 2017 and it is ditching an entire category it has supported for years.It will no longer release what it terms "Premium Standard" handsets - phones like the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, as released... Read more

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

By Rik Henderson

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone is capable of recording slow motion video at an incredible 960 frames per second, as we detailed back in February, but what does that look like in the real world?You can get a glimpse at what's possible with such... Read more

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced an entry to mid-range, large-screen smartphone that offers many of the design motifs Xperia handsets are known for but won't break the bank.The Sony Xperia L1 is a 5.5-inch handset with a HD (720p) display.It comes in black, white or... Read more

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

By Rik Henderson

Sony has submitted a patent application for a technology that could revolutionise the mobile industry.It proposes adding a second wireless antenna for Near Field Communications (NFC) that will transfer power rather than data. You could therefore recharge... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down with four more announced at MWC 2017.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship, or flagships, have... Read more

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced four new Xperia smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with the Xperia Touch projectors price and availability.The Xperia Touch first debuted as a projector concept without a proper name at MWC 2016, alongside... Read more

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

By Britta O'Boyle

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.... Read more

Sony's 1,000fps camera touted for new Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones

Sony's 1,000fps camera touted for new Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones

By Max Langridge

Earlier this month, Sony revealed details about a new camera sensor that it had been developing. It's a new CMOS sensor, but has an extra third layer of DRAM built into it, as opposed to the two-layer construction of conventional smartphone CMOS cameras.... Read more

These leaked images claim to be of the Sony Xperia X2

These leaked images claim to be of the Sony Xperia X2

By Max Langridge

Chinese social site Weibo is at it again leaking photos of upcoming smartphones, which were picked up by TechTastic. Samsung and Apple are safe this time, as it's Sony that's in the firing line for a leak ahead of launch. The site has obtained images... Read more

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

By Rik Henderson

Sony has developed a new CMOS camera sensor for phones that could revolutionise smartphone photography.It works like sensors in its dedicated cameras, with DRAM built in as a third layer on top of the conventional two-layer stacked image sensor. This... Read more

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

By Elyse Betters

Sony isn't going to unveil its next flagship at Mobile World Congress, it is claimed.A few reports have suggested in recent weeks that Sony will debut a premium device with a 4K display at a press conference in Barcelona on 27 February, but according... Read more

This is our first proper look at one of Sony's 2017 mid-range smartphones

This is our first proper look at one of Sony's 2017 mid-range smartphones

By Max Langridge

Sony is expected to unveil five new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February, two premium, two mid-range and a low-end one bringing up the rear. We've already seen a report from Japan that lays out the proposed specs of each, but now we have the... Read more

Sony could go all out at MWC with five new smartphones

Sony could go all out at MWC with five new smartphones

By Max Langridge

A report straight from Japan is claiming Sony will reveal five new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017. The five new models will encompass all price brackets, but it would be a surprising move, considering Sony's smartphones can't compete with the... Read more

Could this be the 2017 Sony Xperia XZ?

Could this be the 2017 Sony Xperia XZ?

By Max Langridge

A blurred image purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ (2017) has appeared on Slashleaks. There's no information to go with the image, so we have to make some assumptions based purely on what we can see, which isn't a great deal, especially since the image... Read more

Sony could launch 4K Xperia smartphone at CES 2017

Sony could launch 4K Xperia smartphone at CES 2017

By Max Langridge

Two Sony Xperia smartphones recently passed through the European Economics Commission with the model numbers G3112 and G3121. The phones are expected to be the first of a new flagship series and have been tipped to launch at MWC 2017, but now a user on... Read more

Sony will unveil a new series of flagship Xperia phones at MWC 2017

Sony will unveil a new series of flagship Xperia phones at MWC 2017

By Max Langridge

Sony already has a great magnitude of smartphones in its repertoire but that seemingly hasn't stopped the company from wanting to release even more. TechRadar has picked up evidence from the European Economics Commission of two new smartphones, with codenames... Read more

Got a US Sony Xperia XZ or X Compact? You won’t be able to use the fingerprint scanner

Got a US Sony Xperia XZ or X Compact? You won’t be able to use the fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

It seems Sony just can’t avoid disappointing its US customers. Sony Mobile US has confirmed the Stateside versions of the latest XZ and X Compact flagship smartphones won’t come with a fingerprint scanner, but they will in Europe.It’s not the first... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

Sony Xperia XZ camera: New tech explained

By Chris Hall

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... Read more