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Sony Xperia Z1 hits China Mobile with some changes

Sony Xperia Z1 hits China Mobile with some changes

posted: 16 Dec 2013, 16:14

With rumors rampant that China Mobile is about to offer the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c on December 18th, the world's largest carrier has already snagged a heavyweight in the Sony Xperia Z1. The flagship Android model for the Japanese...

Sony starts updating Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, rest of the Xperia gang to soon follow

Sony starts updating Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, rest of the Xperia gang to soon follow

posted: 16 Dec 2013, 08:01

Sony is pushing the Android 4.3 update to its Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra as we speak, so if you own one of the two juggernauts in the Xperia line for this year, you can sleep...

Three variants of the Sony Xperia Z1 score high on AnTuTu

Three variants of the Sony Xperia Z1 score high on AnTuTu

posted: 15 Dec 2013, 13:47

The Sony D5503 recently visited the FCC where it was revealed to be the Sony Xperia Z1 mini. First thought to be the Sony Xperia Z1s, the phone has a new codename, the Sony Amami. What has everyone excited about the device is that...

The Xperia Z1s continues its controversial and maddeningly confusing story as it appears on China's FCC

The Xperia Z1s continues its controversial and maddeningly confusing story as it appears on China's FCC

posted: 09 Dec 2013, 09:47

If you've been keeping tabs on Sony, than you likely know a few things about the Xperia Z1s and its mind-numbingly confusing (and controversial) story. Alas, it would appear...

GDR3 update being tested on various Windows Phone 8 models for Telstra

GDR3 update being tested on various Windows Phone 8 models for Telstra

posted: 07 Dec 2013, 23:12

Australian carrier Telstra is testing out the GDR3 update for a quartet of Windows Phone 8 models. The HTC 8X, HTC 8S, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 925 are all in the midst of first round testing,according to...

New image hints that the Sony Xperia Z1s is actually a Sony Xperia Z1 Max

New image hints that the Sony Xperia Z1s is actually a Sony Xperia Z1 Max

posted: 26 Nov 2013, 08:58

The Sony Xperia Z1s has long been rumored to be the mini version of the Sony Xperia Z1. The speculation was that the device would keep the same specs as the flagship Xperia Z1 except for a smaller screen with...

Red Sony Xperia Z1 found; device is running Android 4.4.2

Red Sony Xperia Z1 found; device is running Android 4.4.2

posted: 22 Nov 2013, 21:20

Not only does it appear that the Sony Xperia Z1 has a new color choice, it looks like Sony's flagship phone is about to get a chocolate update. A picture of the Xperia Z1 was discovered which would be a new addition to the previous...

Buy the Sony Xperia Z1 right now from Cincinnati Bell for $299.99 on contract

Buy the Sony Xperia Z1 right now from Cincinnati Bell for $299.99 on contract

posted: 19 Nov 2013, 02:19

Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell has a brief history with Sony. Back in May, it was the first U.S. carrier to offer the Sony Xperia ZL. The Xperia ZL carried a 5 inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution...

Upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s (mini) gets sized with the Z1, starts a new rumor

Upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s (mini) gets sized with the Z1, starts a new rumor

posted: 18 Nov 2013, 02:27

We've been on hot on the heels of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s for what seems like an eternity now, yet the promise of top-of-the-shelf specs in a compact body keep us from faltering. Thankfully, it's...

More pictures of the international version Sony Xperia Z1s leak out ahead of launch

More pictures of the international version Sony Xperia Z1s leak out ahead of launch

posted: 13 Nov 2013, 05:08

The wait for the mini version of the Xperia Z1 is already over in some parts of the globe, but for the majority of would-be buyers, it remains out of reach...

Last chance to win a free Sony Xperia Z1 from Sony

Last chance to win a free Sony Xperia Z1 from Sony

posted: 06 Nov 2013, 13:38

There probably isn't a PhoneArena reader alive who would turn down the chance to win a free Sony Xperia Z1; code named the Honami, leaked specs and pictures of the device graced these pages throughout the summer and early fall. It is hard...

T-Mobile-compatible Sony Xperia Z1 clears Bluetooth SIG certification

T-Mobile-compatible Sony Xperia Z1 clears Bluetooth SIG certification

posted: 04 Nov 2013, 02:59

Sony’s latest and greatest flagship the Xperia Z1 impressed us with its 20-megapixel camera and snappy performance, but those about dreaming…

Best Google Nexus 5 alternatives

Best Google Nexus 5 alternatives

posted: 31 Oct 2013, 13:03

The newly-announced Nexus 5 is surely a big deal. While it's not necessarily an achievement of technology or engineering, its super-affordable price and stock Android OS do make it one very exciting proposition...

Update brings improvement to rear snapper on Sony Xperia Z1

Update brings improvement to rear snapper on Sony Xperia Z1

posted: 24 Oct 2013, 19:28

If you thought that the Sony Xperia Z1's rear-facing camera was amazing, you might need a new adjective to describe it following a firmware update that improves the algorithm to improve the performance of the camera; features...

Sony launching the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2 in the US

Sony launching the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2 in the US

posted: 15 Oct 2013, 09:22

If you are a Sony fan, but live in the States, then you probably know by now that the Japanese manufacturer doesn't have the strongest positions stateside, which means that the newest Sony products usually take...

Leaked document shows Sony Xperia Z1 coming to Telus for $99 with a two-year pact

Leaked document shows Sony Xperia Z1 coming to Telus for $99 with a two-year pact

posted: 14 Oct 2013, 01:01

A leaked screenshot of an internal document for Canadian carrier Telus shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is going to launch up north on October 15th; the beastly flagship Android model from Japanese OEM...

Tweet shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming to T-Mobile

Tweet shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming to T-Mobile

posted: 11 Oct 2013, 14:31

A tweet from evleaks reveals that the Beast from the East, the Sony Xperia Z1, is heading to T-Mobile; in the past, Sony has had a tough time getting its top-shelf models onto the roster of U.S. carriers, the buzz created by the...

PhoneArena Q&A Ep 4: Nexus 5's

PhoneArena Q&A Ep 4: Nexus 5's "fingerprint scanner", Xperia Z2, iOS 7's nasty parallax effect and more

posted: 04 Oct 2013, 08:41

It's once again time for PhoneArena's Ray S. to dive into the most interesting questions you've submitted - in the latest episode of the PhoneArena Q&A! This time, we're discussing...

Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)

Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)

posted: 04 Oct 2013, 05:52

Dropped from about 5 feet (1.5 meters), the premium materials of the handset barely registered a scratch, even when the Xperia Z1 landed flat on its screen, which with most phones results in glass shards under your skin...

Sony Xperia Z1 Clear Zoom vs Lumia 1020 lossless zoom samples

Sony Xperia Z1 Clear Zoom vs Lumia 1020 lossless zoom samples

posted: 01 Oct 2013, 07:22

Sony's oversampling makes an 8 MP image out of the sensor, letting you close on the scene a tad shy of two times, whereas the huge sensor of the Lumia lets you zoom in more, though it results in 5 MP auto-mode photos. The dedicated...

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