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Sony Digital Paper E Ink tablet now comes in A5 size too, US price revealed

Sony Digital Paper E Ink tablet now comes in A5 size too, US price revealed

By Rik Henderson

Sony has been continuing to dabble with E Ink digital devices for the last few years, long after many rivals have fled the market.That's because it found itself a niche with its Digital Paper tablet-like pad, which is superlight and highly responsive... Read more

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games

By Rik Henderson

It seems that Sony's critically acclaimed but ultimately struggling handheld, the PS Vita, is soon to be an ex-console.While the company will continue to support it, of sorts, it is withdrawing from production of physical copies of Vita games.It plans... Read more

Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness
4.5 stars

Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness

By John Archer

Sony struck TV gold in 2017 with its XE90. Fitting this affordable mid-range TV range with a contrast-enhancing direct LED lighting system (where the lights are placed right behind the screen) rather than the much more common edge-lighting approach made... Read more

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium isn't coming to the UK - but it might later in 2018

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium isn't coming to the UK - but it might later in 2018

By Dan Grabham

We thought Sony Mobile had been rather quiet over this morning's emergence of the new Xperia XZ2 Premium and now we've official confirmation that the handset won't be launching in the UK...for now. Sony Mobile will review its decision later in the year... Read more

Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with dual-lens camera and 4K HDR display

Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with dual-lens camera and 4K HDR display

By Max Langridge

Hot on the heels of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, Sony has now announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, with the camera being very much the new smartphone's selling point. Sony has cranked up the ISO sensitivity for starters, to 51200 for still images for... Read more

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: A1 OLED, AF8 OLED, XF90, XF85, XF80 compared

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: A1 OLED, AF8 OLED, XF90, XF85, XF80 compared

By Chris Hall

Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2018, looking to offer a range that builds on 2017's OLED success and pushes forward with direct-lit LED models in the 4K HDR Premium line, as well as solid 4K HDR LED models.We're not covering all Sony's TVs... Read more

Check out this exclusive Sony XZ2 deal: £45 per month for 32GB of data!

Check out this exclusive Sony XZ2 deal: £45 per month for 32GB of data!

By Dan Grabham

Check out this stunning Sony Xperia XZ2 market-leading deal.Sony Mobile's new handset is the best Sony phone for ages and we've sourced this exclusive deal for Pocket-lint readers - it's the best offer in the market right now.The refresh to Sony's flagship... Read more

Sony reveals three new 4K HDR TV series to flesh out its 2018 Bravia line-up

Sony reveals three new 4K HDR TV series to flesh out its 2018 Bravia line-up

By Dan Grabham

Fresh from announcing its high-end 2018 TVs at CES 2018, Sony has now fleshed out some more of the 2018 Bravia range with the XF83, XF70 and XF75 sets.Slotting in alongside the XF90, XF85 and XF80, the new XF83 features the 4K HDR Processor X1, the same... Read more

Sony's new A7 III is a "basic" mirrorless camera that's anything but

Sony's new A7 III is a "basic" mirrorless camera that's anything but

By Max Langridge

Sony has announced the A7 III mirrorless cameras as successor to the three-year-old A7 II. It combines some of the best features of the A9 and A7R III into an affordable $2,000 package (body only). Sony A7 II review: Mostly alpha, some beta One of the... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation

Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation

By Chris Hall

Taking music on the move presents a particular problem when you're in busy places. On one hand there's the school of thought that noise cancelling is the way forward - removing the external noise, so it's just you and your music. On the other hand you... Read more

Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with Sony TVs

Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Sony promised way back in January 2017 that it would eventually roll out an update to its high-end 4K and OLED TVs that would enable them to be compatible with Dolby Vision content. What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained That update... Read more

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

By Dan Grabham

Last year’s Sony A1 Series OLED TV was widely acknowledged as one of the best – if not the best – TVs launched in 2017. And that's quite impressive since the A1 was Sony's first proper consumer OLED TV. Now its epic hardware has found its way... Read more

Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds

Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds

By Elyse Betters

Sony's latest news might please those of you who own older Sony headphones and earbuds.Sony announced a bunch of new headphones at CES 2018, including a pair of truly wireless in-ears that will eventually get support for Google Assistant. But, it also... Read more

Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision

Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision

By Max Langridge

All eyes may have been on the new A8F OLED TV at Sony's 2018 CES booth, but the Japanese tech company has yet again shown some love to the LCD screen too. Launching alongside the A8F is a new XF range of TVs, comprising three models: XF80, XF85 and the... Read more

Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support

Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support

By Max Langridge

At CES 2017, Sony introduced the UBP-X800, its first ever 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It certainly grabbed the headlines, but a noticeable technology was left unsupported, Dolby Vision. Fast-forward a year to CES 2018 and Sony has remedied that with the... Read more

Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design

Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design

By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced new wireless headphones at CES 2018.Headphone makers are quickly going wire-free, probably because smartphone makers have been increasingly ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony offers wireless over-the-ear headphones, but now, it's... Read more

Sony's new soundbars virtualise Dolby Atmos surround sound

Sony's new soundbars virtualise Dolby Atmos surround sound

By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced new audio products at CES 2018.We were really struck by the HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F, two soundbars that offer Dolby Atmos surround sound, though you'll still need overhead speakers to achieve true Atmos. The HT-X9000F is a 2.1 soundbar,... Read more

Sony’s new A8F OLED follows up on the awesome A1

Sony’s new A8F OLED follows up on the awesome A1

By Dan Grabham

The Sony A8F is a superb new OLED TV from Sony, given its debut at CES 2018.The new AF8 series has Sony’s 4K HDR-supporting X1 Extreme processor from the A1 as well as the same acoustic surface technology, where the sound comes directly from the screen... Read more

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

By Elyse Betters

Sony will hold a press conference at CES 2018 and help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is developing.But it has yet to give the media a sneak peek. Sony... Read more

Sony A9 initial review: Phenomenal speed from the full-frame mirrorless master

Sony A9 initial review: Phenomenal speed from the full-frame mirrorless master

By Timothy Coleman

Many DSLR users are either debating whether they should switch to a mirrorless system (it's less so the other way around). That's not been the case so much with professional sports and wildlife photographers because there was no real alternative to a... Read more

Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money

Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money

By Timothy Coleman

In the A7R III, Sony has built on the already impressive full-frame Mark II model, by creating a high-resolution and high-speed camera. Think of this Sony as part A7R II and part A9, all rolled into one.It does for mirrorless what the Nikon D850 does... Read more

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
5.0 stars

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions

By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards, they created a buzz that saw talk of noise-cancelling headphones shift from Bose to Sony.When Sony announced... Read more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more

By Rik Henderson

Headphones are always popular each Black Friday, with some incredible deals on the best cans around. And this Black Friday plays host to some amazing discounts on Sony 'phones, including the Pocket-lint Award-winning Sony MDR1000X active noise cancelling... Read more

Grab a Sony RX100 IV high-end compact for just £575, save £425 today only

Grab a Sony RX100 IV high-end compact for just £575, save £425 today only

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday bargains have arrived. For today only, Amazon has a great deal on the Sony RX100 Mark IV high-end compact, at just £575 (save £425) - see the deal here. Well known as one of the best pro-spec compact cameras going, the RX100 series crams... Read more

Get a Sony A7 mirrorless camera kit for just £719 - less than half price for Black Friday

Get a Sony A7 mirrorless camera kit for just £719 - less than half price for Black Friday

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday is rife with bargains, and Amazon has a banger on the first-generation Sony A7 mirrorless camera for £719 (save £831) - see the deal here.Although listed with the over-complex "ILCE7KB" name tag - that's interchangeable lens camera, kit... Read more

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones

By Chris Hall

Black Friday is getting serious about its discounts and slashing the price of the Sony MDR-1000X saves you serious money.These headphones normally retail at about £320 (the official RRP is £360), which is a little rich, even if they are the best noise-cancelling... Read more

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

By Max Langridge

Nearly 20 years after the original was first introduced, Sony has resurrected the Aibo brand and developed a brand new robotic dog.This latest version of Aibo certainly looks more like a dog than its predecessors, with a more rounded appearance compared... Read more

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that hits the spot for high resolution stills and video.The Sony A7R III has a 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and 4K video capture with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) support. That enables... Read more

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

By Elyse Betters

Sony Xperia Hello is a little robot that doubles as an assistant, and people in Japan can buy it starting next month.Sony first showed off this smart speaker device last year. It has animated eyes and a 4.55-inch LCD on its tummy, and it can respond to... Read more

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

By Rik Henderson

A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... Read more

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights
4.0 stars

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights

By Chris Hall

What do you look for in a Bluetooth speaker? Is it sophistication in design? Is it smart voice control? Or it brutal bass and a lighting rig that puts that tricked-out Ford Escort XR3i to shame?If it's the last, then the Sony XB40 won't have escaped your... Read more

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat

By Cam Bunton

The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's not just about a great sounding pair of earphones, it's about killing the noise with excellent in-ear... Read more

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

By Elyse Betters

Sony is in New York City, where it just announced another Cyber-shot RX10-branded camera.Called the RX10 IV, it packs the "world’s fastest" AF lock speed of just 0.03sec, according to Sony, as well as offers 24fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE... Read more

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones
4.5 stars

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones

By Cam Bunton

Love them or hate them, it looks like neckband earphones are here to stay. Sony has launched a couple of pairs already, but it hadn't released a truly high-end pair.Then came the WI-1000MX. On paper, these neckband-design earphones promise a lot, but... Read more

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

By Britta O'Boyle

They are all at it. Sony is one of the latest companies to announce a smart home speaker with Google Assistant built-in, joining the likes of Panasonic and Onyko.Sony's LF-S50G doesn't have the catchiest name, but it's a pretty good looking speaker and... Read more

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new action camera.But it's described as a new type of camera that "enables entirely new imaging possibilities". Dubbed the Sony RX0, it's supposed to come with Sony RX series-level image and video quality, as well as capabilities, but it's... Read more

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

By Max Langridge

Sony has used its press conference at IFA 2017 to unveil the LF-S50G voice-controlled smart speaker, with Google Assistant built in. Think of it as Sony's answer to Google Home. IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter Because it has Google Assistant,... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

By Rik Henderson

After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... Read more

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

By Chris Hall

The Sony press conference is one of the highlights of IFA 2017, a big brand event, covering lots of different devices.We expect some TV announcements, hopefully something on 4K Ultra HD and, if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a couple... Read more

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
4.0 stars

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

By John Archer

With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... Read more

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced cheaper PlayStation VR bundles.The company said it will start selling a $399 “core” PSVR set, which includes the VR headset and a PlayStation Camera, but it'll only be sold in the US and Canada ($499 CAD). There's also a more expensive... Read more

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza

By John Archer

Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... Read more

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
4.0 stars

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones

By Cam Bunton

Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, and in-ear headphones to suit any budget. For the sporty types, there's the XB80BS Extra Bass, which... Read more

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills

By John Archer

The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... Read more

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph
4.0 stars

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph

By Timothy Coleman

Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per second shooting with continuous tracking autofocus, 4K movie capture, and 5-axis... Read more

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

By Max Langridge

Sony has announced a new range of XE70 4K HDR TVs that will enter at the affordable end of the budget spectrum when they're released in July 2017. There will be four screen sizes available to choose from: 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, so more... Read more

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... Read more

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang

By John Archer

While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The company also announced the Xperia Ear Open-style concept.So the name isn't overly catchy... Read more