Tag Archive: Ultra


The invisible home screen: an ultra minimal theme, or excellent April Fool’s Day prank

This theme pulls double duty as an April Fool’s prank and testament to Android’s customizable beauty.

There are few themes that are quite as flexible and adaptable as what I like to call the “invisible” home screen. It’s a theme that could only exist on Android, and it is both high art and farce. It is both a prank and a functional beauty. Setting up this theme is quite easy, it can work with just about any  [Read More…]

Ultra Mobile updates entry-level plan, offers 500MB of 4G LTE data for $19

Mobile virtual network operators or MVNOs for short are smaller carriers that rent space on larger networks. They come in all shape and sizes, and often offer unique value propositions. One such example is Ultra Mobile, which has been around since 2012. The carrier uses T-Mobile’s networks and focuses on offering low-cost plans for those […]

What’s new: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra vs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony’s recently announced Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra just became available for pre-order over the weekend. In case you missed the headlines, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the successor of last year’s Xperia XA1 Ultra and the first Sony phone to take advantage of a dual selfie camera setup. What else is […]

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 now available for pre-order

Prices start at $ 249 for the L2 and go up to $ 449 for the XA2 Ultra.

One of the biggest smartphone announcements of CES 2018 came from Sony in the form of the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2. All three of these are mid-range handsets with pretty typical specifications, but this is the first time in years that Sony has announced phones in the United States with working fingerprint sensors.

Xperia XA2 and  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra hands-on: No more quirks, these are just good phones

Caveats are gone, so let’s start looking at Sony’s phones again.

Putting aside Sony’s struggles with flagship phones in the U.S., the company has quietly picked up solid sales of its mid-range devices, with notable standouts like the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra in 2017. It stands to reason that a refresh would be in the works, and so we have the appropriately named Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra at CES 2018.

Alongside having the distinguished position  [Read More…]

Sony ups its selfie game with the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony today at CES 2018 unveiled two new middle-range phones from the XA line – the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – which bring some interesting capabilities to the table, especially in the selfie department. But unlike other smartphone makes, Sony doesn’t seem to be rushing to jump on board the bezel-less 18:9 aspect […]

Sony is finally selling phones in the U.S. with fingerprint sensors, starting with the XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2

Hey look, Sony’s taking things seriously in the U.S.

Sony’s taking to CES 2018 to launch three new mid-range phones: the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2. They look like fine phones. They have solid specs for mid-range devices and a few neat features.

But let me tell you the important part up front: all three have fingerprint sensors in the U.S. They’re interestingly rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, rather than the side-mounted power button variety Sony has used for years.  [Read More…]

Sony discovered to be working on Xperia XA2 Ultra

Spoiler alert – it has a big screen.

A lot of midrange handsets were released in 2017, but for those that love big displays above all else, one of your best options was the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XA1 Ultra launched this past spring with reasonable specifications, but its biggest draw was definitely its 6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Now, according to Malaysia’s SIRIM product certification system, it would  [Read More…]

Stream all your favorite shows in 4K with the $86 Roku Ultra media player

The Roku Ultra HD and 4K streaming media player is down to $ 86 on Amazon. This device has sold for $ 105 since July. That street price was a previous low, and it has never gone below $ 100 like this before.

This model is from last year, but with this deal it’s actually a few bucks cheaper than the 2017 version. Of course, it’s going to have a slightly slower processor and other internals, but you’re  [Read More…]

Deal: HTC promo takes $100 off U11, $300 off U Ultra

Between October 2 and 8, HTC is slashing prices across the board on all of its top smartphones, including the U11, U Ultra, and Bolt.

We’ve got a couple months to go before the holiday season truly goes into full force, but that doesn’t mean you can’t score some sweet deals leading up to the biggest shopping season of the year. HTC just announced its Green Is Good promotion that starts next week, and there are some fairly solid  [Read More…]