If there’s one thing that’s caught on over the past few years amongst the younger generation, it’s selfies, and that’s exactly the segment Sony have their sights set on with their latest mid-ranger, the Xperia C5 Ultra.
Packing a rather discreet 13MP camera on its rear and a gargantuan 22mm wide-angle 13MP sensor up front — with an almost equally large flash LED — it’s clear this handset wants to leave an strong impression. So then, does it?
Sony has returned to the entry-level smartphone segment with its Xperia E4 and E4g handsets and on paper they’re a considerable upgrade over the Xperia E1 they replace a year on. The Xperia E4 has seen enhancements in just about every area you’d expect and goes out of its way to offer more bang for your buck. though as you’re probably aware now – this move has now become something of a standard in the affordable smartphone space.
Is the overall experience enough to sway savvy buyers from strong offerings from the likes of other key players in the market?
It’s almost hard to believe this time one year ago at MWC 2014 the Xperia Z2 Tablet was announced. Sony’s twice-yearly smartphone flagship updates makes some of their devices seem like distant memories, but alas it’s actually been a proper year since Sony announced a 10-inch tablet. Oddly, this one jumps straight to the Z4 Tablet moniker — presumably in efforts to keep up with the rest of Sony’s Xperia lineup.
In many ways the Xperia Z4 Tablet is a noticeable upgrade from its predecessor — unlike some Xperia smartphones, which have been criticised of late for being almost too incremental of an update.
It’s been some time since Sony offered an entry-level smartphone for Australians. Their last real contribution was in their Xperia E1 which dropped locally more than 11 months ago and while you could say “it gets the job done”, there was nothing which made its spec sheet stand out. Sony are looking to change all that with their latest budget offering, the Xperia E4.
If you weren’t already convinced that the Sony Xperia Honami smartphone was on its way, new leaked pictures provide some pretty firm evidence that the rumours are a reality.
We’ve previously seen leaked pictures of a black Sony Xperia Honami but new pictures show us a fully-functioning white model out in the wild.
Also included in the leaked photos are a comparison against an iPhone 5 and Xperia Z suggesting that it’ll be an even larger phone with a greater than 5 inch screen, confirmation that the camera is indeed a 20.7MP shooter with a 1/2.3 sensor and G Lens, and 4K video capabilities (no doubt ready for your Sony 4K TV). Otherwise the phone looks very similar to the ...
Sony, the maker of James Bond’s smartphone of choice – the Sony Xperia TX – has allegedly been working on a new flagship device codenamed “Yuga”.
To help with the drool factor, Russian website Mobile-review.com has leaked some new shots of the Yuga showing off some sleek minimalistic design cues. The Yuga follows Sony’s rectangular slab design – a virtually all-glass front, this time with very minimal inserts along the edges for the speaker and microphone, no hardware buttons and the “SONY” branding along the top. On the reverse, glass appears to be used again (much like the Nexus 4) along with a camera and “XPERIA” branding.
On the inside, the Yuga will reportedly have a 1080p 5 inch display, ...
Heeding to popular open Android community request, Sony has released a beta version of their new flash tool for Xperia devices.
We are proud to provide high quality, stable software for our phones, and with this new flash tool, you can now flash standard Sony software on a Sony Xperia™ smartphone which has the boot loader unlocked.
To get things off to a good start, Sony has released a video on YouTube explaining how to make use of the flash tool. Aside from the German accent (I’ve seen a lot of Xperia videos come from Germany of late – it seems they have a lot of designers there), plenty of teeth and jagged camera zooming, the video refers you to ...
I’m currently attending Sony’s Sony Sessions online event and thought I’d share a bit of the local announcements. The Xperia Tablet S, which we wrote on this morning, is being launched in mid-September. The pricing is currently still being ‘confirmed.’
— Sony Sessions (@SonySessionsAU) August 30, 2012
The Xperia T, Sony’s new flagship device, is having a local launch announcement scheduled for ‘next month.’ Stay tuned and we’ll have more as it comes in.
To check out the full run-down of the Xperia Tablet S and the Xperia T check out our piece on them.
‘2011 specs with 2012+ features’
The Sony Xperia Sola is a really interesting device. After launching late May this year, the Sola has not received all-too-much praise. It has a very interesting futuristic technology called Floating Touch and a thin/slick feel. Read further for my full take on the Sony Xperia Sola!
Pros and Cons:
|Floating Touch Technology||Solidity|
|Sony Custom UI||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
What we liked:
The Sony Xperia Sola has a few salient features that set it apart from the rest of the Android crop. It features something I’m sure many of you may have heard of: Floating Touch technology. This is Sony’s patented ...