Tag Archive: Sony


Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

Oukitel K8, complete with Sony IMX135 camera, debuts for preorder (Promoted)

Yesterday – August 1st – preorders for the Oukitel K8 went live. The latest big-battery-laden smartphone from Oukitel features 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 6″ 1080p screen for just $ 139.99 at AliExpress. The preorder period – and that price – will last until August 19th, at which point the price will increase to $ 159.99.

The Oukitel K8 is a true mid-range phone, but also sports a Sony IMX135 13MP rear camera – making it  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Sony Playlink

Turn your phone into a controller with Sony Playlink.

Sony Playlink games deliver a new kind of experience on PlayStation 4 by linking up your phone with your console. While these new games can easily be played solo, they’re really meant to be played with friends, as each one turns your phone into a controller.

Playlink is fairly new, but here’s a look at all of the things that make it fun!

What is Sony Playlink?

We first  [Read More…]

What’s the difference: Sony Xperia XA2 Plus vs Xperia XA2 Ultra

Back at CES 2018, Sony unveiled the Xperia XA2 Ultra, two smartphones to feed your selfie addiction.

Fast forward to the present and Sony has recently unveiled a new member of the Xperia XA2 family called the Xperia XA2 Plus.

Surprisingly, the two models are quite similar in aspect and specification. What sets them apart? Keep reading below to find out!

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Sony announces industry-first 48MP smartphone camera sensor

The sensor is also the world’s first to support a 0.8 μm pixel size.

Although their smartphones may not be well-known in the U.S., Sony’s the industry-leader when it comes to crafting mobile camera sensors for phones all around the world. On July 23, the company announced its all-new IMX586 sensor that features the highest megapixel count and smallest pixel size we’ve seen on a mobile sensor to-date.

More megapixels don’t always translate to great-looking photos, but  [Read More…]

Sony WH1000XM2 review: The headphones I recommend to everyone

The best alternative to Bose’s popular QC35 IIs.

If there’s any one piece of tech I’ve consistently recommended that all my friends go out and buy, it’s a good set of noise-canceling headphones. Whether you’re sitting on a long flight, writing in your favorite coffee shop, or just trying to drown out noisy neighbors, there’s no better way to block out the rest of the world.

There are plenty of noise-canceling headphones available, but I’ve been using  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium goes up for pre-order in the US

Update: Launched in April, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is finally available for pre-order in the US.

Interested parties can pick up the premium phone from Amazon for a whopping $ 999.99. There are two colors to choose from, Chrome Silver and Chrome Black.

The phone is sold unlocked and is compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile or Cricket Wireless.

We should also note that customers who place a pre-order for the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium now, will  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Sony is launching in 2018

Here’s a look at Sony’s smartphone lineup for 2018.

Sony has an…interesting…position in the Android smartphone space. Sony produced some darn good phones in 2017, such as the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, but when compared to handsets like the Galaxy S8, Pixel 2, and even the OnePlus 5T, Sony’s offerings fell flat in one area or another.

We’ve seen Sony’s hand for 2018, and while this year’s phones still won’t keep everyone from jumping on the  [Read More…]

Sony WF-SP700N review: MrMobile finally tries “truly wireless”

Summertime is no time for over-ear headphones (as the sweat smears on my QC-35 earpads will attest). So when Sony asked me to review its new truly wireless WF-SP700N earbuds, the timing was perfect. Despite their unimaginative branding, these are actually good sport earbuds, with an acoustic noise canceling feature that’s a rarity in wearables this small. The WF-SP700N also gives you the option to disable that ANC to allow external sound though, keeping you from getting  [Read More…]