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The Sony Xperia Z2 represents a significant internal upgrade over its predecessor

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.  Read More

A 20-megapixel shooter takes 61 frames in two-second bursts

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.  Read More

Google Play is now home to two more Google Play Edition devices, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet a...

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.  Read More

Gizmag compares the specs (and other features) of the Xperia Z Ultra and Galaxy Note 2.

Just a few years ago, 4.3-inch smartphones were considered to be big. My, how things change. Somewhere along the way, having the biggest screen became a selling point, and thus began the great screen size arms race. Now we're to the point where we can have a gigantic phablet like the Galaxy Note 2 completely dwarfed by the upcoming Xperia Z Ultra. Are they bigger and better, or just out of control? Let's take a look, as we compare the two gigantophones from Sony and Samsung.  Read More

Sony's new Xperia Z Ultra is a beast of a device, as long as you can live with a 'phone' t...

If you thought the explosion of Android smartphone screen sizes had finally hit the ceiling, think again. Sony just pulled back the curtain on the Xperia Z Ultra, a phone with a cutting-edge processor, an incredibly-thin design, and waterproof capabilities. The only catch? You'll have to lug around a device that's closer in size to a Kindle Fire than it is to an iPhone.  Read More

The Xperia ZR is waterproof to 1.5 meters

In the unpleasantness stakes, dropping your smartphone in a bucket or water is right up there with bread landing butter-side down – only much more expensive. Sony has unveiled its Xperia ZR that, if it lives up to expectations, will mean you’ll not only be able to drop it in the pond, but take high-definition videos while doing so.  Read More

Gizmag compares the top smartphones on the market in early 2013.

Shopping for a new smartphone can be overwhelming. Even after you’ve chosen a wireless carrier, there are so many phones – many of which look almost the same – that you might not know where to begin. The choice is made even more difficult by the constantly shifting sands of the smartphone marketplace and this year has already seen a number of major new players enter the fray. So how do you sort through it all? Look no further, as Gizmag breaks down the top smartphones of (early) 2013.  Read More

The Xperia L (left) and SP (right)

Sony has announced two new smartphones in London – the Xperia SP and the Xperia L. The SP offers an impressive 1280 x 720 display, while the lower-end L model provides a more camera-centric experience. Both handsets are a little lower down the spectrum than the company's flagship Xperia Z device, but will come with a more wallet-friendly price tag when they hit shelves in Q2 of this year.  Read More

How does Sony's Xperia Z compare to the iPhone 5?

Every smartphone maker dreams of iPhone-like success, but only Samsung's Galaxy S series has approached the iPhone's popularity. One company hoping to move in that direction is Sony, with its high-end Xperia Z. Does it stand a chance next to the iPhone 5?  Read More

How does the Sony Xperia Z compare to the LG Nexus 4?

Samsung phones may rule the Android roost, but the platform's biggest fans hold a special place for Nexus handsets. The latest, the Nexus 4, has been selling out as quickly as LG's (limited) shipments can stock them. But is the Nexus 4 a better buy than 2013's first big release, Sony's Xperia Z? Let's take a look.  Read More

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