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Sony launches crazy Underwater Apps for select Xperia phones

Sony launches crazy Underwater Apps for select Xperia phones

posted: 11 Aug 2014, 20:07

Sony just released a collection of Android apps that show off the water-resistance capabilities of its Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z...

Android 4.4.4 pushed out to Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile customers

Android 4.4.4 pushed out to Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile customers

posted: 06 Aug 2014, 12:57

T-Mobile customers with the Sony Xperia Z1s (C6916) are receiving today, the update to Android 4.4.4. With the update, the Xperia Z1s receives the usual host of Xperia KitKat goodies like the transparent navigation bar,...

Ingenious Sony Xperia Z1 mod allows you to turn the earpiece into a secondary speaker for a stereo effect

Ingenious Sony Xperia Z1 mod allows you to turn the earpiece into a secondary speaker for a stereo effect

posted: 01 Aug 2014, 01:56

In terms of performance gains, the Xperia Z2 was an unimpressive update. Sure, it's got a newer Snapdragon chip and a tad more RAM, but it's not like those left the Xperia...

Movie Creator for Xperia Z1, Z2 makes mini-movies from your pictures and videos

Movie Creator for Xperia Z1, Z2 makes mini-movies from your pictures and videos

posted: 31 Jul 2014, 03:46

Sony has released a new Movie Creator app for the Xperia Z2. It's a sort of an automatic movie editor, which will pick a number of photos and videos from your library and stitch them together in a 30 second...

Samsung Galaxy S5 wins our blind camera comparison, followed by the Xperia Z1 and... Oppo Find 7a

Samsung Galaxy S5 wins our blind camera comparison, followed by the Xperia Z1 and... Oppo Find 7a

posted: 12 May 2014, 09:22

Ha, we bet you didn't see this coming. Last week we did another blind camera comparison, asking our readers to vote for the photos they liked best, and to spice things up a bit, we...

Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 users receive free content and apps from Sony

Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 users receive free content and apps from Sony

posted: 02 May 2014, 07:47

Sony is a big multi-billion dollar corporation that has its fingers in a lot of different pies. From motion pictures to music, to televisions and yes, smartphones, Sony has a rather diverse business...

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 released in the states with support for some U.S. LTE bands

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 released in the states with support for some U.S. LTE bands

posted: 04 Apr 2014, 22:55

Sony has started selling on its U.S. website, an unlocked version of the Sony Xperia Z1 that offers support for some U.S. LTE bands. A variant of the phone, the Sony Xperia Z1s, is available from T-Mobile...

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

posted: 31 Mar 2014, 05:03

Blind camera comparisons are a great indicator of which phone takes best photos. Bias is brought down to a minimum since voters pick the images they like best, without knowing...

Front-facing camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013),  Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

Front-facing camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013), Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

posted: 26 Mar 2014, 10:35

Today, we're pitting the front-facing cameras of eight major flagships currently on the market against each other and taking scores. We will be...

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...

The OnePlus One confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is still smaller than the Xperia Z1?

The OnePlus One confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is still smaller than the Xperia Z1?

posted: 11 Mar 2014, 10:45

OnePlus, something of a spin-off from Oppo, has been trying to create as much buzz as they can in anticipation of the unveiling of its first smartphone -- the OnePlus One. So far, the...

How much better are the stereo speakers on the Xperia Z2 over the Xperia Z1? This video provides a clue

How much better are the stereo speakers on the Xperia Z2 over the Xperia Z1? This video provides a clue

posted: 10 Mar 2014, 02:58

Whilst we're still on the Xperia Z2 hype wave (read: before an actual review unit comes in for an actual review), we thought we'd share an early teaser created by our more fortunate...

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...

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...

LG G Pro 2 camera comparison with HTC One, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1

LG G Pro 2 camera comparison with HTC One, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1

posted: 27 Feb 2014, 02:08

There's no need telling you that the MWC 2014 has pretty much hijacked our page entirely -- you likely know all too well. We're willing hostages, however, for it's not often that such a massive feast...

Sony Xperia Z2: early camera comparison against iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, and more

Sony Xperia Z2: early camera comparison against iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, and more

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 17:32

No smartphone can be regarded as a true high-end device if it doesn't have a good camera outfitted on its back side. That is why we're not surprised to see that smartphone makers are putting...

Compare the Galaxy S5's photos to those of the iPhone 5s, Xperia Z1 and other rivals

Compare the Galaxy S5's photos to those of the iPhone 5s, Xperia Z1 and other rivals

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 14:04

The Samsung Galaxy S5 definitely has a lot going for it, and one of its major new features is the new 16-megapixel camera with a nice range of handy features, such as real-time HDR, selective focus...

Sony Xperia Z2 versus Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S display comparison

Sony Xperia Z2 versus Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S display comparison

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 08:56

Taking the detail part out of the equation, we can visually see the superiority of the Z2’s display. In general, the screen has a more vibrant look, which helps to cast some deep and robust color tones – whereas with the Z1/Z1S...

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S: first look

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S: first look

posted: 24 Feb 2014, 20:56

Okay, we know what you’re thinking just by reading the title of this article. True, the Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S is regarded as Sony’s flagship phone from last year, which is being replaced by the just announced Xperia Z2. Of course, some folks...

Sony Xperia Z2 vs Z1: first look

Sony Xperia Z2 vs Z1: first look

posted: 24 Feb 2014, 05:32

The Sony Xperia Z2 is thinner than the Z1, with a larger, better display, faster processor, more RAM, larger battery, stereo speakers, and runs on the newest Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Let's dive in for the nitty-gritty differences between the six-months old Z1,...

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