Tag Archive: Xperia


First Impressions: What does the Sony Xperia XZ3 offer in 2018

Before getting started, it’s important to note that I have never owned or used a Sony smartphone for more than just a few minutes. Those times have been limited to seeing the display units in my local Best Buy and putting around with those for just a few moments before moving on.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the Sony Xperia XZ3. This is just our first impressions of the device, as we have  [Read More…]

Notch-less smartphone showdown: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

It’s autumn, so we’re expecting a new wave of shiny flagships to be hitting soon. In October, we should see Google unveil the Pixel 3. LG will also launch the V40 ThinQ, while Huawei is expected to introduce the Mate 20 series. And if rumors are correct, the OnePlus 6T will also make a debut during the very same month.

But also in October, Sony’s latest Xperia XZ3 should go on sale in the US. The phone was announced at  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ3 hands-on: Damn fine hardware, with potential pain points

This is some beautiful hardware that steps beyond the XZ2 in the right ways.

Sony’s strategy of releasing a new flagship phone every six months means you don’t have to wait long to see the company’s latest mobile tech. But it also means that the generation-over-generation changes are extremely subtle compared to others that refresh once a year. The Xperia XZ3 hasn’t broken that mold, but what has changed is notable and the overall product is still  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google Pixel 3 leaks, Sony Xperia ZX3, and BlackBerry’s new cost-efficient option (Episode 23)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the new BlackBerry Key2 LE, Sony’s new flagship device, and some brand new Pixel 3 (not XL) leaks.

What we talked about today The KEY 2 LE is the new more affordable phone from BlackBerry Sony launches the Xperia XZ3 with a display powered by Sony Bravia TV technology The Pixel 3 (non-XL) leaks More news Xiaomi Mi  [Read More…]

Sony launches the Xperia XZ3 with a display powered by Sony Bravia TV technology

Today at IFA, Sony unveiled its next-generation flagship device, the Xperia XZ3. The handset sports a larger 6-inch 18:9 display, compared to its predecessor, the Xperia XZ2. This translates into an increase in viewing area with 11%, although it’s only 5% bigger in overall size.

The Xperia XZ3 is the first smartphone to come with an HDR OLED display powered by Sony Bravia TV image processing technology. This allows the device to deliver more accurate details, depths, and texture in  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium?

Best answer: Unless you are a diehard Sony fan, or need the additional low-light performance of its secondary camera, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is an overpriced and poorly-designed premium smartphone that you should pass on. Instead, buy the cheaper Xperia XZ2.

Amazon: Sony Xperia XZ2 ($ 700) Amazon: Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium ($ 1,000) It’s an extremely awkward phone

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is a powerful, capable flagship for 2018 that has much of its  [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 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…]

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Too much phone, too little value

A phone that’s more and less than the sum of its parts.

It started not with a whimper but a bang. My first Xperia XZ2 unit had issues. So did a second. They were pre-production models, as many review units were, but I held off reviewing the phone until I knew I was using the same hardware and software that would ship to consumers.

I may not insist on that same handicap for other models, but the  [Read More…]

Android P Beta 2 now available for Sony Xperia XZ2

Anyone that flashed the first beta will get an OTA update.

A little less than a week ago, Google released Developer Preview 3 / Beta 2 of Android P for its Pixel and Pixel 2 series. Now, Sony’s pushing that same update to the Xperia XZ2.

The Xperia XZ2 is one of the first third-party phones to be included in the Android Beta Program this year, and while it took a few extra days for Sony to  [Read More…]