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Sony WH-1000XM3 initial review: Round three for the noise-cancelling champs
Sony WH-1000XM3 initial review: Round three for the noise-cancelling champs By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's MDR-1000X headphones are an exceptional set of noise-cancelling cans. We adored them when they launched in 2016 and we love their successors - the Sony WH-1000XM2 - even more.It was to our great delight therefore, that Sony announced a third generation... Read more

Sony MDR-Z7M2 may be some of the finest closed-back headphones you can buy
Sony MDR-Z7M2 may be some of the finest closed-back headphones you can buy By Andrew Williams

Sony has updated its high-end MDR-Z7 headphones in a second-gen version, the Sony MDR-Z7M2.This new pair looks like its predecessor, with a moody black headband arm instead of a silver one. However, there are more changes inside.The Hi-Res Sony MDR-Z7M2... Read more

Sony WF-SP900 wireless in-ears can even be worn when swimming in the sea
Sony WF-SP900 wireless in-ears can even be worn when swimming in the sea By Rik Henderson

Sony has expanded its line of truly wireless in-ear headphones to include a pair that are designed specifically for the rigours of all types of workouts and sports.The Sony WF-SP900 'phones comprise of two earbuds and no wires at all. They are IPX5/8... Read more

Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party
Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party By Andrew Williams

The Sony SRS-XB501G is a portable speaker for those who need much more oomph than a UE Boom 2 can provide.It looks like a miniature PA speaker. And it’s a shame it arrives in October, long after the last BBQs of the year have been rained off in the... Read more

Sony adds Alexa control to soundbar and headphones
Sony adds Alexa control to soundbar and headphones By Rik Henderson

Sony is pushing a firmware update to several of its audio products that give them Alexa compatibility.You will be able to ask Alexa-enabled devices to play music and control playlists through the Sony HT-FZ9 soundbar, and ask them to change the volume,... Read more

Sony’s e-paper FES Watch U finally gets a release outside Japan
Sony’s e-paper FES Watch U finally gets a release outside Japan By Andrew Williams

The Sony FES Watch U is a watch with a strap and face design you can change with the press of a button.Its face and strap have a layer of e-paper, which looks similar to the screen of an Amazon Kindle ereader. The FES Watch U went on sale in Japan in... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones take ANC to yet another level
Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones take ANC to yet another level By Rik Henderson

Sony has refreshed its award-winning noise cancellation headphones again, with an all-new ANC but retaining the comfort and style we already know and love.The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones adopt the newly-developed, proprietary HD noise cancelling processor... Read more

Control your TV with Sony's new PS4 Cloud Remote
Control your TV with Sony's new PS4 Cloud Remote By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new device. It's meant for controlling media playback.Called the PS4 Cloud Remote, it was developed with Performance Designed Products (PDP). It's essentially a programmable remote that can find and control your television, so you can easily... Read more

Want a robot dog? Sony will sell Aibo starting in September
Want a robot dog? Sony will sell Aibo starting in September By Maggie Tillman

Have you ever wanted a dog, or rather, a robot dog? No? Just us? Either way, it's now possible, thanks to Sony.Sony has announced it'll release its robot dog, called Aibo, in the US. You can buy it in September for $2,899, though it won't ship until the... Read more

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK after all
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is coming to the UK after all By Dan Grabham

The Xperia XZ2 Premium debuted in April, but the handset didn't make it to the UK at that point. However, Sony Mobile has confirmed to us that things have changed and it'll be available on these shores from 31 August.The XZ2 Premium will be available... Read more

Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones
Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones By Dan Grabham

Not only did Sony Mobile confirm that various phones will get Android Pie from November (more details below), but it offered an interesting insight into the development process behind rolling out a non-vanilla Android update. Before we get onto that... Read more

Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well
Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well By Rik Henderson

With the explosion of 4K video streaming and the very capable 4K disc spinning talents of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, you can be forgiven for wondering why standalone players exist. Especially at the £200-300 mark.Sony hopes to prove otherwise though,... Read more

Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix
Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new 4K TV flagship range, humbly called the Master Series, which consists of two models at launch.The two models are the AF9 and ZF9 (or A9F and Z9F in the US). The first, which replaces the A1, is an OLED model, while the second sits above... Read more

Sony's 48-megapixel sensor could super-charge smartphone cameras of the future
Sony's 48-megapixel sensor could super-charge smartphone cameras of the future By Chris Hall

Sony has announced a 48-megapixel sensor for smartphone cameras, the highest resolution sensor in such a small package to date.For those who don't know, Sony produces a lot of the sensors that go into smartphone cameras, with many of the leading phones... Read more

Sony's next major ANC headphones appear in FCC listing, IFA launch likely
Sony's next major ANC headphones appear in FCC listing, IFA launch likely By Rik Henderson

IFA 2018 will play host to some of the biggest consumer electronic launches at the end of next month and a new pair of active noise cancelling headphones from Sony are expected to be among them.The firm replaced its award-winning MDR-!000X headphones... Read more

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a larger screen version of its Xperia XA2 smartphone with a couple of its own tricks up its sleeve.The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is a 6-inch "super mid-range" handset, with metallic design and Sony's High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX audio... Read more

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 A8F TV review: Perfect processing lacks the brightness of its OLED competitors
4.0 stars Sony A8F TV review: Perfect processing lacks the brightness of its OLED competitors By John Archer

The idea behind Sony's second series of OLED TVs, the AF8, is brutally but effectively simple: they're intended to offer a cheaper and more accessible design alternative to Sony's debut A1 OLEDs (which continue to be available alongside their new siblings).... Read more

Headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more
Headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more By Cam Bunton

If there's one thing you can be sure of at CES in Las Vegas each year, it's brand new headphones from all your favourite audio companies. 2018 is no different, and a plethora of new in-ear and on-ear headphones have landed.  CES 2018: TVs, smart displays,... 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 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

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

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