Tag Archive: Sony


Sony Xperia XA1 on sale for $50 off at Amazon

If you’re looking for a deal on an unlocked Android smartphone, there’s one available on Amazon right now.

The Sony Xperia XA1 is being offered for $ 50 off by a third-party Amazon seller. That means that its price is $ 249 just a couple of months after it went up for pre-order.

As of this post, there are seven units of the discounted Xperia XA1 available. If they run out, Amazon is offering the same unit for $ 259.42,  [Read More…]

Sony kicks off 9 Days of Play with deals on the Gold PS4, DualShock 4 controllers, and more

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with great deals from Sony on the PlayStation 4 and accessories!

June 9 marks the beginning of the PlayStation 4 “9 Days of Play,” a celebration of all things PlayStation that coincides with the start of E3 and, of course, summer. Sony plans to release a whole bunch of deals on hardware and games as the campaign stretches forward, but the blog does list a few specific deals.  [Read More…]

9 things to know about the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

A big, beautiful new phone, but it may not be worth the price.

Sony’s latest flagship is the Xperia XZ Premium, and it’s really nice. It’s one of those phones you don’t want to touch because it’s so nice to look at. You may also not want to touch it because the damn thing is incredibly shiny, exposing fingerprints as well as any mirror. And it may not be worth buying because, well, there are just better  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium goes on sale in the US on June 12

Sony has announced that its Xperia XZ Premium will go on sale in the U.S unlocked on June 12 and will cost a whopping $ 799. You’ll be able to pre-order the device from Amazon and Best Buy from June 12 before it launches fully on June 19. The Xperia XZ Premium offers some impressive specs, […]

Red Sony Xperia XZ Premium smiles for the camera

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was the first Snapdragon 835 smartphone to be announced, although the Samsung Galaxy S8 was actually the first to go on sale. When introduced back at MWC 2017, Sony said the phone will available in Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black and later added a Bronze Pink option. Well now it seems […]

YouTube Kids app now available on LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs

This is an important expansion that probably took a bit too long to make.

Google is expanding its YouTube Kids app to altogether new platforms, bringing in smart TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony. The expansion moves the YouTube Kids app beyond just phones and tablets, in a move that you have to say is surprising wasn’t implemented earlier — the service has been around for two years now.

YouTube Kids has served up 30 billion  [Read More…]

Sony is hedging its bets on VR to keep it chugging after smartphone slowdown

President Kazuo Hirai spoke to the Financial Review about the company’s plans for the post-smartphone era.

The Xperia XZ is an impressive phone, but it’s hardly enough to move the needle Sony’s stagnant smartphone business.

That doesn’t seem to concern Sony, however. In Australia this week, the company’s president, Kazuo Hirai, spoke to the Financial Review about the future of its mobile business and why it’s focusing its efforts on experimenting in other areas — particularly virtual reality.

“Unless  [Read More…]

Amazon running sale on unlocked Android phones from Sony, LeEco, and more

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you may want to point your browser to Amazon, which is holding a sale on unlocked Android handsets right this very second.

There are several different Android phones on sale from different manufacturers. Included are devices from ASUS, Coolpad, LeEco, Lenovo, and Sony. Here are the devices that are being discounted:

ASUS ZenFone Zoom for $ 169.00 (normally $ 229.00) Coolpad Conjr for $ 143.99 (normally $ 179.99) LeEco Le  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium tipped for June release at £649

We’ll have to wait a while and pay a lot for Sony’s latest.

According to a listing at Amazon UK that has since been removed, Sony’s new top-end phone, the Xperia XZ Premium, will release on June 1 at a price of £649. Though the Xperia XZ Premium was launched back at MWC 2017 at the end of February, Sony wasn’t willing to give any sort of tips about pricing or availability — save for one mention of the  [Read More…]

Sony MDR-1000X review: No noise is good noise

Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and comfortably. Enter the Sony MDR-1000X Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones, which have a feature I truly appreciate: the ability to hear outside your headphones with a quick tap.

I’m Michael Fisher, but you probably know me best as MrMobile. I’ve reviewed more than a few ANC headphones in the past year, and this  [Read More…]