We've already seen Samsung's and HTC's high-end handsets for 2015, and now Sony has joined the party. The Xperia Z4 offers a small specs bump and a similar design to last year's Xperia Z3
, as well as a front-facing camera designed to make your 'selfie' shots the best they can be.
Sony’s latest flagship tablet packs familiar Xperia stylings, a 2K display and a premium thin and light build. The Xperia Z4 marks a significant step up over the Xperia Z2 tablet it replaces, and is specced to compete with the iPad Air 2.
One of the most innovative features of Sony’s PlayStation 4
console is its ability to stream games to other Sony devices over Wi-Fi. This was previously limited to the company’s PlayStation Vita handheld and PlayStation TV micro console. With the release of a corresponding app on the Google Play Store, owners of the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet
can now also get access to the feature.
Another big reveal at IFA 2014 today ... Sony has released details on its new flagship Xperia Z3 mobile electronics range. It includes a standard Z3 smartphone, a smaller Z3 Compact model, and the Z3 Tablet Compact. Among other things, all three devices are waterproof to a rating of IP 65/68 – this means they’re not just splashproof, but can actually be submerged.
While it’s relatively easy to keep track of key high-end smartphone releases, things get a little more complicated when it comes to low-end handsets. Picking up an affordable but still capable handset can be a minefield, but there are a few gems out there. Read on as Gizmag takes a look at five of the best budget handsets you can buy in 2014.
While Sony’s flagship Z-line
handsets are all about high-end specs and waterproofing, it’s taking a slightly different approach with the mid-range sector. With the new T3 smartphone, Sony is providing one of the skinniest devices on the market, while still packing in some solid internals.
Just months after launching the Z1
, Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2. The handset, which largely shares its design with the older device, offers improved screen technology and improved optics, including the ability to capture 4K video.
For some time now, Sony has been offering some of the more underrated Android phones around, led by the water-resistant Sony Xperia Z1
. The latest addition to the line is the Xperia Z1 Compact with its 4.3-inch display, which has begun to show up in Europe and unlocked on eBay after being introduced at CES 2014
in Las Vegas.
When you pick up an Android phone or tablet, do you wish manufacturers would drop their unnecessary custom software skins? Do you fantasize about a world where more mobile hardware runs plain ol' vanilla Android ? If so, then Google Play has a couple of holiday surprises waiting for you, in the form of stock Android-running Google Play Editions of the LG G Pad 8.3
and Sony Xperia Z Ultra