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Sony Xperia XZ1 with Android 8.0 Oreo is already on sale, get it with $50 off

Even if the Sony Xperia XZ1 went on sale in the US last month, the phone has already been discounted. Interested parties can now purchase the flagship with $ 50 off from Amazon. Yet, note that only the Black and Moonlit Blue are available to buy for $ 649, while the Venus Pink and Warm Silver will […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 coming to Canada through Bell and Freedom Mobile

Fingerprint sensor in tow, the Xperia XZ1 is coming to Canada.

It’s Sony’s best phone ever, and even without a fingerprint sensor earned a recommendation from our own Andrew Martonik — despite its $ 699 price.

Now we’re hearing that Sony’s 5.2-inch flagship is coming to Canada on October 26 through carriers Bell and Freedom Mobile. Pricing and availability will be shared at a later date, but given its near-$ 700 U.S. price tag it’s safe to  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: Solid, opinionated and lovably flawed

We’ve seen it all before, yet our interest is still piqued.

The quick take

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 once again offers lustworthy design and hardware quality that focuses on style rather than ergonomics and screen-to-body ratios, and it absolutely works. With top-tier specs, the Android 8.0 software absolutely screams — and despite having a small battery, longevity is excellent. But for a $ 699 phone, the XZ1’s 1080p screen is just average, and its camera still doesn’t match  [Read More…]

The Sony Xperia XZ1’s camera has pleasantly surprised me

Finally, something to get excited about with Sony’s smartphone cameras.

After using and reviewing the Sony Xperia XZ Premium earlier this year, and being squarely disappointed by the camera considering its flagship positioning and price, I was expecting much more of the same out of the (relatively) lower-end Xperia XZ1. It after all has the same camera specs as the XZ Premium, so how much could it have improved? Well, as it turns out, a lot has  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (Smartphone Showdown)

On the market for an affordable flagship device? Well, the OnePlus 5 or “flagship killer” would be the obvious choice here, but Sony recently unveiled a pretty interesting handset too. The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact bring some pretty worthy specs to the table, but cuts some corners in order to remain affordable. Below we compare […]

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact for $599.99

Introduced back at IFA 2017, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available for pre-order in the US for $ 599.99. The phone will start shipping on October 4, the same day that Google is expected to unveil its next-gen flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 now available in the US with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box

Introduced not so long ago at IFA 2017, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is now available for purchase in the US via Amazon for $ 669.99 a pop. We’re talking about the unlocked version of the device which is compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Interested parties can grab this high-end phone in Black, Moonlit […]

Rumor: Sony finally moving on from OmniBalance to bezel-less in early 2018

While manufacturers like Samsung, LG or Xiaomi are racing to release the most appealing bezel-less smartphone out there, other Android OEMs like Sony or Nokia seem to prefer the classical approach. Case in point, Sony at IFA 2017 unveiled its latest Xperia XZ1 flagship, which despite bringing some impressive features to the table, comes with […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 will be able to “duplicate reality”, thanks to Sculpteo partnership

You might remember that when it introduced its latest Xperia XZ1 flagship at IFA 2017, Sony said the phone will come with a unique feature – the pre-installed 3D Creator app which can be used to generate realistic 3D scans of objects and people. Now Sony announced a partnership with online 3D printing and digital […]

Check out Oukitel’s answer to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Chinese smartphone brands have had a history of copying the design of iconic smartphone models. For example, you can easily find a Samsung Galaxy S8 clone with measly price attached to it, if you perform a quick search on the Internet. Sony’s OmniBalance design hasn’t inspired a lot of copy/paste tendencies in Chinese OEMs in […]