Sony has launched a smaller brother to accompany its flagship Xperia 1. The Xperia 5 drops the screen down from 6.5-inches to 6.1-inches, but continues to offer premium features. The handset will be available to buy from next month, with pre-ordering opening in a couple of weeks. Like […]
Sony has today launched 3 new Xperia phones; the Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, and a flagship Xperia 1. The latter comes with the world’s first 4K OLED display, with HDR and a 21:9 ratio display. Well, in fact all three phones have gone with the same 21:9 […]
Honor has today showed select media the forthcoming Honor View 20, which will be unveiled officially in China on December 26th, and then in Paris on January 22nd 2019. The full specs of the phone won’t be known until the first of the two launches, but Honor was […]
Can Sony get its mojo back? With so many phones grabbing the headlines in the run up to Christmas, Sony’s XZ3 has seemingly been all but forgotten about. But I’ve had a chance to test the phone for the last month and feel it only right to remind […]
O2 is offering a pretty enticing deal right now, with the offer of a Kodak Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer worth £89.99 when signing up on an O2 Refresh 4G tariff of 4GB a month and above. These days far too many people never keep precious (or fun) […]
2018 is the year that Sony Mobile hopes to get back into a game it once used to dominate. The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact introduces an all-new design language, banished bezels (well, partly) and some world-firsts thrown in for good measure. There’s no arguing that for many years, […]
The biggest event in the mobile industry calendar kicks off next month. What can we expect to see launched?
Opinion: Whether you buy one or not, the Xperia XZ Premium shows Sony is worth close attention from now on
I’ve had a Sony Xperia XZ Premium for some time now, and given the time on sale doing a review now is probably a little pointless. We’re potentially only a week away from new devices being announced at IFA, so I figured I’d focus on where this phone […]
There’s a real sense of competitiveness in the mobile industry right now, with key players EE and Vodafone working hard to upgrade their networks to add speed and capacity. 4G might still feel relatively new, but there are already many signs of problems affecting every network in many […]
For a good few years now, I’ve spent much of my time writing about more affordable phones that offer exceptional value for money and without many compromises. But there’s always a recognition that if you’re happy to shell out top dollar, you’ll likely get the absolute best of the best. At least you’d […]
So as MWC 2017 ended, I got to summarise my three-day trip and detail some of the highlights, some of the gimmicks and some opinion. A lot of opinion as it happens. The key theme of the event was 5G, but from a consumer perspective, 5G is still a fair […]
Sony today signalled a return of the Z branding for Xperia, sort of, following the launch of the new Xperia XZ, plus a compact version of the Xperia X. Each camera comes with the very latest camera technology, with a range of autofocus options and motion tracking to […]
It’s odd that Sony doesn’t seem interested in using optical image stabilisation (OIS) on its smartphones. Perhaps it’s to avoid losing sales of other cameras from Sony, but whatever the reality, it just seems rather stupid to me. But, Sony has for some time offered software stabilisation and on […]
What to say? Why? Yes, that’s probably all that needs to be said. Why Sony? Not only will a Snapdragon 810 powered phone trying to drive that many pixels probably run hotter than the sun, but now you’ve effectively forced every other manufacturer to go down the 4K […]
Last September, I wrote that Sony Mobile was seeking to stop releasing a new handset every six months in favour of an annual release schedule, but with the mention that it still needed something as a go-between to bridge the gap from the current Z3.
One thing I never liked about the Xperia Z2 was the, frankly, awful sound if you were recording a video in a noisy environment – such as a gig. But the Z3 and Z3 Compact came along with a new option to set the microphone gain, and now with the […]
I promised more photos from the Xperia Z3, and here are over 100 pictures, which include indoor, outdoor, daylight, night and near total darkness situations.
Having just received a Sony Xperia Z3 to review, the first thing to do was get out and take some photos.
A new flagship every six months? Par for the course for Sony Mobile, but it seems that might be about to change in 2015.
This year I didn’t go to IFA. No press trip, no pre-briefings under embargo with the opportunity to write everything up days before. So, like most people, I’ve been looking on as an ordinary consumer. But of course, I still have my contacts within the industry, and taking more […]