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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

Next Sony Mobile flagship: What's the story on the next Sony Xperia?

Next Sony Mobile flagship: What's the story on the next Sony Xperia?

By Chris Hall

Having ditched the Xperia Z naming, we're expecting some action in the XZ family. Currently we have the XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact which really sit in the flagship space. And at CES 2018 we got the mid-range Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2.There... 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, 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 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 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 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

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

Sony Xperia XZ review: Falling short of flagship
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Sony Xperia XZ review: Falling short of flagship

By Chris Hall

With the flagship Xperia Z family abandoned, the device that everyone expected to be the Xperia Z6 launched as the Xperia XZ. The new device is the fifth Sony smartphone to launch in 2016 - following the Xperia XA, Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and... 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 FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

Sony FES Watch U: The e-paper connected watch improves

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony-owned Fashion Entertainment presented its new e-paper watch at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the FES Watch U.A prototype of the new device was on the Sony stand at the show, sitting alongside its significantly less attractive predecessor... 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

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio.The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone.How does the new... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

Sony Xperia Ear wants to be your discreet personal assistant, from November onwards

By Chris Hall

At Mobile World Congress early in 2016, Sony showed off a concept "smart product", a Bluetooth headset that wants to be your personal assistant.Sony has pushed forward with this concept, confirming that the Xperia Ear will be available to buy from November... Read more

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced another two devices at consumer electronics show IFA, bringing its 2016 smartphone total to six-strong. Yes that's right, there are now that many new Sony smartphones to choose from.The Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the... Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it

By Chris Hall

Sony's journey away from the Xperia Z and into the Xperia X series is probably now complete with the launch of the flagship Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact.For those who missed the memo, Sony's story is that the X series runs from A to Z, with the... Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact breaks cover, and you didn't expect that

Sony Xperia X Compact breaks cover, and you didn't expect that

By Chris Hall

There's been a lot of talk about Sony Mobile recently. After the ditching of the Z series at MWC and the launch of a new X series, the question of where the next flagship will come from has been the subject of lots of speculation.We've spent plenty of... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The next Sony Xperia flagship has made its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, going by the name XZ.As you might expect, it brings with it Sony's signature OmniBalance design, along with your standard flagship specs. How does it compare... Read more

Sony Xperia Nougat updates detailed: Xperia Z5 and a whole lot more

Sony Xperia Nougat updates detailed: Xperia Z5 and a whole lot more

By Chris Hall

Google made the surprise move of releasing Android 7.0 Nougat to the Nexus masses on Monday, making this one of the earliest public updates in the Android programme.For those with Sony phones the question will always be when your update will arrive. While... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its next Xperia flagship - the Xperia XZ at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.The device has leaked several times over the last few months and aside from the name, many of the rumours were accurate, resulting in only a couple... Read more