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Sony KD-55XF8505 review: HDR woes hold back this 4K TV
3.0 stars Sony KD-55XF8505 review: HDR woes hold back this 4K TV By John Archer

Sony got its 2018 TV account off to a great start with the XF9005, which uses an appealing combination of genuine innovation and a high-end panel design to deliver excellent picture quality for its price. Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: A1 OLED, AF8,... Read more

Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs
Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs By Max Langridge

Sony has announced that Google Assistant is finally making its way to 4K HDR TVs with the Android TV OS. Google's voice-controlled smart assistant first launched on the Nvidia Shield in November last year, and at the time, Google said it would launch... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium camera sample images show impressive results
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium camera sample images show impressive results By Max Langridge

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium shouldn't be too far away from an official launch, given that Sony said it would be available from "summer 2018". However that hasn't stopped Mobile01 from getting their hands on a pre-production model and taking some pictures... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 images surface showing dual-lens camera
Sony Xperia XZ3 images surface showing dual-lens camera By Max Langridge

No sooner had the Xperia XZ2 launched, rumours surrounding an Xperia XZ3 sequel soon started making the rounds. A leaked spec sheet from Japan allegedly revealed the XZ3 would take some of the features of the XZ2 Premium i.e. a dual-lens camera and put... Read more

Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch
Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch By Max Langridge

Nintendo used E3 to announce that the hugely popular game Fortnite is now available as a free download on the Switch console. One of the biggest selling points of Fortnite is that it supports cross-play between various platforms, that is except for the... Read more

Sony RX100 VI with 24-200mm lens will launch in July for £1,150
Sony RX100 VI with 24-200mm lens will launch in July for £1,150 By Maggie Tillman

Sony has updated its six-year-old series of RX100 cameras.The latest addition to the compact camera series is the RX100 VI, naturally, and it most notably comes with a new 24-200mm lens, which means the camera has the highest focal length lens within... Read more

Sony developing AI camera tech for future Xperia phones
Sony developing AI camera tech for future Xperia phones By Max Langridge

Sony has confirmed in a recent blog post on its official Sony Mobile website that it is jumping on the AI bandwagon and developing selfie AI camera tech for future Xperia models.  Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Xperia XZ2 Compact: What's the difference? Best smartphones... Read more

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