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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

Sony Xperia XZ Pro specs, release date, news and features

Sony Xperia XZ Pro specs, release date, news and features

By Dan Grabham

Sony has plenty of phones, but we want more! Currently, we have the XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact which. And at CES 2018 we got the mid-range Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2.We're expecting at least two incoming Sony Mobile devices - one with a 4K... 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 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies

Sony Xperia XA2 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies

By Dan Grabham

Sony has debuted new mid-range Xperia phones at CES 2018, the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra plus the L2. The XA2’s key feature is its 23 megapixel camera, while there’s also a super-wide angle 8 megapixel front camera, too, above the 5.2-inch display.... 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

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, including two flagships to complement the 4K Xperia XZ Premium and one "super mid-ranger".The super mid-ranger comes in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus, sitting alongside the... 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

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

By Britta O'Boyle

Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages, offering the same power and hardware as the flagship smartphone it launched alongside.That all... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia XZ Premium that launched at the beginning of the year, rather than replace it. The Xperia XZ1 succeeds... 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 Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal

By Britta O'Boyle

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony smartphones, pulling together advanced camera and display technology from other aspects of Sony's business and pairing it all with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.However,... 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 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 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 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'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 Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer. There were several X devices announced, including the lovely Xperia XA with its edge-to-edge display.One... Read more

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

By Britta O'Boyle

The Xperia XZs is one of four smartphones debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017 from Sony Mobile, succeeding the Xperia XZ that was announced six months ago at IFA in September.The new smartphone offers an upgrade in terms of camera functionality and... 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