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Sony acknowledges Xperia Z1 Compact LED flash problem, says the issue affected only a small number of phones

Sony acknowledges Xperia Z1 Compact LED flash problem, says the issue affected only a small number of phones

posted: 07 Apr 2014, 11:25

Th issue has been corrected in newer Xperia Z1 Compact handsets, but it looks like the small number of older units affected didn't receive an official fix...

Apple iPhone 5s continues to be the top selling smartphone in Japan

Apple iPhone 5s continues to be the top selling smartphone in Japan

posted: 14 Mar 2014, 17:40

A survey done in Japan by BCN reveals that the Apple iPhone 5s is the top smartphone in the country. BCN, which measures sales of electronic gadgets in Japan, found that the iPhone 5s had 44.5% of the Japanese smartphone...

Sony lets you win an Xperia Z1 Compact and a SmartBand

Sony lets you win an Xperia Z1 Compact and a SmartBand

posted: 12 Mar 2014, 05:32

Sony's latest competition will end with six winners, each receiving a Z1 Compact and a SmartBand wearable. The competition is available globally, but some terms and conditions apply...

How to port the Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature to the Z1 and Z1 Compact

How to port the Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature to the Z1 and Z1 Compact

posted: 04 Mar 2014, 08:23

Sony took its sweet time, but with the Xperia Z2 you are finally able to answer a call by just bringing the phone to your ear. The feature is enabled from the Smart call handling set on the Z2, and has been...

What is lossless zoom and how does it work in the Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1?

What is lossless zoom and how does it work in the Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1?

posted: 28 Feb 2014, 02:51

Smartphone cameras have been improving at a rapid pace, and while the field owes credit to many, it is Nokia, and as of late -- Sony -- that are at the helm. Every year, we're treated to larger sensors, more...

What is lossless zoom and how does it work in the Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1?

What is lossless zoom and how does it work in the Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1?

posted: 28 Feb 2014, 02:51

Smartphone cameras have been improving at a rapid pace, and while the field owes credit to many, it is Nokia, and as of late -- Sony -- that are at the helm. Every year, we're treated to larger sensors, more...

Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra to get Android 4.4 KitKat in April?

Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra to get Android 4.4 KitKat in April?

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 07:46

Android KitKat for the Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra is scheduled to arrive in April. However, Sony didn't confirm this yet. In any case, all three handsets should get KitKat sooner or later...

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a plastic back, the manufacturer states

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a plastic back, the manufacturer states

posted: 18 Feb 2014, 10:15

A few days ago, we told you that the back of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact might actually turn out to be made of plastic. At first, the Japanese manufacturer had stated that the front and the back of the mini beast...

Does the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact have a plastic back instead of a glass one?

Does the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact have a plastic back instead of a glass one?

posted: 08 Feb 2014, 22:20

The extremely popular Sony Xperia Z1 Compact shares many of its specs with the full-sized Sony Xperia Z1. But there are differences with the size and resolution of the screen on the two devices. The full-sized...

Video teaser shows the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact getting all wet

Video teaser shows the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact getting all wet

posted: 08 Feb 2014, 13:56

Could the mini version of a flagship model actually be a better phone than the larger handset? Those sporting the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact think so. So what if the 5 inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution display on the Sony Xperia Z1...

15 cool Sony Xperia Z1 Compact cases and covers

15 cool Sony Xperia Z1 Compact cases and covers

posted: 06 Feb 2014, 08:11

With the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact already in the hands of select few lucky customers, and further expansion already in the works, some of you will soon be looking for ways to protect your new gem. Seeing as nearly 80% of all smartphone buyers...

Select Sony Xperia Z1 Compact units reportedly riddled with flash bleed

Select Sony Xperia Z1 Compact units reportedly riddled with flash bleed

posted: 05 Feb 2014, 01:47

The rather vocal Sony community has taken to forum boards around the globe to voice its displeasure over what appears to be a manufacturing defect with select Xperia Z1 Compact units. Known as 'flash bleed', the...

Firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra now seeding, brings white balance tweaking and more

Firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra now seeding, brings white balance tweaking and more

posted: 31 Jan 2014, 03:38

A new firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, and the Z1 Compact, was spotted a few days ago making a pass through the PTCRB, and now the firmware is officially rolling....

Xperia Z1 Compact is now available for pre-order in select European markets

Xperia Z1 Compact is now available for pre-order in select European markets

posted: 30 Jan 2014, 10:13

It seems that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now available for purchase in some European countries. Select retailers from the UK, Germany, and France have listed the device as "available in stock". The device...

A pink smartphone could make a great Valentine's day gift; here are your best options

A pink smartphone could make a great Valentine's day gift; here are your best options

posted: 30 Jan 2014, 05:06

Guys, brace yourselves for Valentine's day is right around the corner. Like it or not, you have about two weeks time to come up with a romantic way of demonstrating your feelings towards your significant...

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to have its own QX10/QX100 camera attachment case?

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to have its own QX10/QX100 camera attachment case?

posted: 24 Jan 2014, 06:36

The Japanese edition of the Xperia Z1 Compact now has an official camera attachment case for the QX10/QX100, thus Sony could launch the same accessory for the global version of the handset, too...

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact unboxed, 2014 FIFA World Cup logo spotted on its retail packaging

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact unboxed, 2014 FIFA World Cup logo spotted on its retail packaging

posted: 21 Jan 2014, 08:28

The new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will come packaged in a box which shows Sony's love for soccer. The handset isn't available yet, but Sony should launch it in the near future...

Sony unveils Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition in China, an LTE-less Z1 Compact

Sony unveils Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition in China, an LTE-less Z1 Compact

posted: 15 Jan 2014, 09:56

Sony has just unveiled its new Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition along with a few other phones for the world’s biggest market…

Meet Sony DK32, a magnetic charging dock for the Xperia Z1 Compact

Meet Sony DK32, a magnetic charging dock for the Xperia Z1 Compact

posted: 10 Jan 2014, 09:42

Sony unveiled one of the accessories, which will be released alongside the recently announced Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in late February 2014. The DK32 is a magneting accessory, which is designed specifically for the Xperia...

Best phones and tablets of CES 2014

Best phones and tablets of CES 2014

posted: 10 Jan 2014, 08:21

They say that time flies when you're having fun. Probably that's why it's so hard to believe that CES 2014 is almost over. Needless to say, it was an event totally worth attending, even though that meant spending hours running back and forth from one booth...

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