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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…]

Sony says it’s stopping development of its Xperia Home launcher

Only bug fixes will be added from here on out.

Most Android OEMs outfit their phones with their own skin on top of Android, and with that, a custom launcher. Sony’s phones have long come with the Xperia Home launcher, and following the latest update that landed on June 11, development for it will be ending.

As noted by moderator Erika Prymus for the Xperia Home Open Beta on Google+:

A business decision has been taken that  [Read More…]

Best Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Cases

Smaller phones need cases, too.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a small phone living in a big phone’s world. Despite its pint-sized form factor, it’s a great phone with impressive specs.

We’ve rounded up the best cases available for the Xperia XZ2 Compact so you can keep your new phone safe from harm.

Ringke Onyx case w/ wrist strap Spigen Rugged Armor Case 32nd Classic Series Folio Case Anccer Ultra-Thin Case Ringke Onyx case w/ wrist  [Read More…]

Best Sony Xperia XZ2 Cases

Keep that shiny glass back looking fresh and new for months to come.

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 is a pretty-looking phone, but it’s also big and has a curved piece of glass on the back that you’d hate to scratch or break. If you’re tough on your phones, you’ll want to consider a case for your Xperia XZ2 — if not for every day, then at least for those times when you expect the phone will get roughed  [Read More…]

There’s way more to see and do with the Sony Xperia XZ2

What you see isn’t what you get.

When every phone is good, to stand out a phone needs to be great. Thankfully, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact are exactly that — great.

But their greatness comes from a balance between fundamental features everyone expects from a smartphone, and something more — something powerful and exciting and unique.

Along with its sleek new Ambient Flow design, which extends the screen to the top and bottom  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds launching May 25 for $280

Pre-orders are open now on Amazon.

Despite being released well over a year ago, the Android space has yet to get a true alternative to Apple AirPods. Sony’s the latest company throwing its hat in this ring with the Xperia Ear Duo, and we now know they’ll officially launch on May 25.

Although the truly wire-free design isn’t necessarily new anymore, Sony’s approaching this form factor a bit differently than we’ve seen from other brands. The Ear  [Read More…]

Here’s what’s new in the big 3D Creator 2.0 update for Xperia phones

The update includes selfie scans, 4K textures, and more.

During MWC 2018, Sony announced a laundry list of new features coming to its 3D Creator app that was first introduced on the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact last August. Those features are now arriving on Xperia devices thanks to the big 2.0 update rolling out to the Play Store now, and there’s a lot to check out.

The most notable addition to 3D Creator 2.0 is the  [Read More…]

Sony unveils its first dual-camera phone: the Xperia XZ2 Premium

Sony just introduced a beefed up version of the Xperia XZ2. The main differences are that the Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with a 4K display and a dual-camera setup.

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Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with 5.8-inch 4K HDR display, dual cameras, spec bumps

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

The new high-end model forms a triumvirate trying to save Sony’s smartphone business in 2018.

We’re over a month removed from the announcement of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, which have just gone on sale in the U.S., but Sony has a third member of the lineup to launch now: the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The XZ2 Premium is mostly the same as the standard XZ2, aside from a handful  [Read More…]