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Best iPhone 6 alternatives: the new iPhone's biggest challengers

Best iPhone 6 alternatives: the new iPhone's biggest challengers

posted: 09 Sep 2014, 16:08

The new Apple iPhone 6 is here, and it's awesome, but we all know that one size doesn't always fit all, so to speak. As cool as the iPhone 6 is, there will always be a little something here and there that does not appeal...

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs its mini rivals: size comparison showdown

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs its mini rivals: size comparison showdown

posted: 03 Sep 2014, 10:24

It's hip to be “mini” these days – devices that were considered “regular” a year or two ago, are now called “compact” or “mini” and are a downsized version of a larger flagship. Usually, these pack hardware specs that...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini: specs and size comparison

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini: specs and size comparison

posted: 13 Aug 2014, 04:28

We first started hearing about a metal-clad Samsung Galaxy phone in the making ages ago, or so it feels. After a hefty rumor phase, however, Samsung finally made the Galaxy Alpha official...

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison stacks up Sony's mini phone against its mini rivals

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison stacks up Sony's mini phone against its mini rivals

posted: 12 Aug 2014, 08:17

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is a phone that will live up to its name. Thanks to all the details that have leaked about it, we have put together this visualization of what the Sony Xperia Z3...

Now in the states, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is available from the manufacturer's website

Now in the states, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is available from the manufacturer's website

posted: 08 Jul 2014, 22:48

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the phone that set a new standard for "mini" versions of flagship devices, is now available in the U.S. Almost identical specs-wise to the full-sized Sony Xperia...

2014 'mini' flagship versions roundup: which one would you get?

2014 'mini' flagship versions roundup: which one would you get?

posted: 01 Jul 2014, 06:47

We are ganging up all the current 2014-crop minis, like the S5 mini, Z1 Compact, or the One mini 2, and by the time you reach the last one, it becomes abundantly clear why manufacturers are doing this drill each and every...

Android 4.4.4 pushed out for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Android 4.4.4 pushed out for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

posted: 27 Jun 2014, 02:56

Sony certainly knew the difference between making a "mini" version of a flagship phone, and making a "compact" version of a flagship model. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact might have a smaller screen than the Sony Xperia Z1 (4.3 inches...

Sony Xperia Z2 not coming to any U.S. carrier, available only on Sony's website

Sony Xperia Z2 not coming to any U.S. carrier, available only on Sony's website

posted: 25 Apr 2014, 23:34

At first, it was expected that the Sony Xperia Z2 would be an exclusive for T-Mobile in the states. After all, the nation's fourth largest carrier had the Sony Xperia Z in its lineup, and now carries the...

Win the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and a Sony SmartBand SWR10 directly from Sony

Win the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and a Sony SmartBand SWR10 directly from Sony

posted: 20 Apr 2014, 20:06

How would you like to win the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact directly from Sony. As you might know, the Xperia Z1 Compact shares most of its specs from the Sony Xperia Z1, including the quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU...

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...

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