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Sony reveals Xperia Jelly Bean update now in very final stage

Sony reveals Xperia Jelly Bean update now in very final stage

20 April, 2013 | comments (170)

Sony had promised earlier that they will be releasing the Jelly Bean update for all the Xperia devices that were released in 2012. Now, in a tweet from the official account, Sony has confirmed that the update is in very final stages and that more...


Help us make a change, sign our smartphone petition now

Help us make a change, sign our smartphone petition now

19 April, 2013 | comments (380)

This week we took on a somewhat unusual endeavor. We asked for your help to make a difference in the high-end smartphone market. The currents trends mean you cannot get a top-of-the-line smartphone with a pocketable size. The trend suits OEMs just...

Tags: Android, Misc


Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L go on pre-order across Europe

Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L go on pre-order across Europe

17 April, 2013 | comments (30)

Sony’s mid-ranger with aluminum charm is up for pre-order in several countries from a variety of stores. The other recently announced model, the Sony Xperia L has made its way to some stores too. Here are the ones we managed to curate: Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android


Jelly Bean updates for Xperia S and Galaxy Note coming in May

Jelly Bean updates for Xperia S and Galaxy Note coming in May

16 April, 2013 | comments (143)

Sony didn't keep its promise to deliver the Xperia S Jelly Bean update by the end of March and understandably angered quite a few users. According to a leaked update roadmap for the French carrier SFR, the Xperia S update will finally launch in...

Tags: Sony, Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia SP will be available on O2 and Three UK

Sony Xperia SP will be available on O2 and Three UK

04 April, 2013 | comments (19)

The latest mid-range addition to the Xperia line-up has been officially confirmed to hit O2 and Three networks in UK. Sony Xperia SP will be up for grabs from O2 by the end of this month, but there is no word on the availability of the smartphone...

Tags: Sony, Android, O2, Three


Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L to go on sale in UK this month

Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L to go on sale in UK this month

02 April, 2013 | comments (39)

Sony extended its collection of mid-range smartphones with the launch of Xperia SP and the Xperia L to its budget line up. Previously we only knew the smartphones will launch in Q2, but the good news is that we will only have to wait until the end...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia SP, Xperia L EU pricing revealed

Sony Xperia SP, Xperia L EU pricing revealed

18 March, 2013 | comments (125)

Sony announced the latest addition to its Xperia lineup earlier today but left out the pricing details. Luckily that didn't last too long as the Xperia SP and Xperia L have already been priced in Europe. Sony Xperia SP, the mid-range...


Sony Xperia SP announced with 720p LCD, dual-core Krait and LTE

Sony Xperia SP announced with 720p LCD, dual-core Krait and LTE

18 March, 2013 | comments (53)

Sony has just introduced the latest addition to its smartphone lineup called Xperia SP. The mid-range smartphone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 4.6" 720p Bravia Engine 2 LCD and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960Pro chipset. The Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android


An alleged official render of Sony Xperia SP leaks

An alleged official render of Sony Xperia SP leaks

14 March, 2013 | comments (43)

Sony Xperia SP has been wandering rumorland for quite some time. Most recently we heard the phone will be announced at a press event in Moscow on March 18. We even saw some live pictures of the gadget. Today an official-looking render image is...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony to hold a press event in Moscow on March 18

Sony to hold a press event in Moscow on March 18

13 March, 2013 | comments (118)

Russian tech site Hi-Tech Mail has learned that Sony will hold a press event on March 18 in Moscow. Boosted by the wild success of its Xperia Z flagship, the company is set to announce its refreshed mid-range lineup in the face of the Xperia SP and...


Online listings hint at upcoming Xperia SP and Xperia L

Online listings hint at upcoming Xperia SP and Xperia L

11 March, 2013 | comments (31)

Pre-order listings for yet to be announced Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L have appeared on a number of sites online. While Amazon and eBuyer have mere placeholders set up for both the devices, LamdaTek and Irish retailer Micro Aid have put up both the...


New details on Sony Xperia SP surface

New details on Sony Xperia SP surface

22 February, 2013 | comments (38)

Sony Xperia SP already made a few appearances online, enough to get out attention. The first time we saw it pose in front of a camera back in the end of January. A few days later we learned that this mysterious phone will be called Xperia SP and it...


Sony Xperia SP C530X live photos leak, more specs confirmed

Sony Xperia SP C530X live photos leak, more specs confirmed

06 February, 2013 | comments (44)

The first photos of Sony's mid-range Xperia SP smartphone, which was previously known by its HuaShan codename, have just surfaced. Those show the handset alongside the Xperia V and reveal that the Xperia SP smartphone has a bigger footprint than...

Tags: Sony


GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (44)

2012 was a busy year for the smartphone industry, which worked pretty hard to produce some pretty good products we’ve ever seen. As expert reviewers we also had our hands full, trying to cover as many of the phones as we could get our hands on to...

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Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (159)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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Sony takes over the Xperia S AOSP project, previews it

Sony takes over the Xperia S AOSP project, previews it

08 November, 2012 | comments (50)

Sony announced that it has taken the lead on the Android Open Source Project for its popular Xperia S smartphone. The exercise began back in August when Jean Baptiste Queru, Google’s Technical Lead of the AOSP announced it. The current progress on...


Purported live photo of Sony Xperia Odin C650X surfaces

Purported live photo of Sony Xperia Odin C650X surfaces

21 October, 2012 | comments (113)

An alleged live photo of Sony Xperia C650X Odin has emerged, thus giving us a glimpse of the tech giant's upcoming Android powerhouse. The device has previously made an appearance in a leaked user agent profile. The purported photo of the...


Sony Xperia SL now available in several markets

Sony Xperia SL now available in several markets

12 September, 2012 | comments (39)

The Xperia SL has been quietly released by Sony, and can be found across various retailers in the US and Europe. Perhaps the reason why there's not much fanfare around the new device is that Sony does not want to interfere with sales of its...


Sony Xperia TX, T and V benchmark scores are here

Sony Xperia TX, T and V benchmark scores are here

30 August, 2012 | comments (438)

As you probably noticed, we are back at the Sony booth at the IFA floor. After we put the cameras of the newly unveiled trio of Android smartphones to the test we are now ready to try and evaluate the performance of their chipsets. The Xperia...


Sony Xperia SL goes official with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU

Sony Xperia SL goes official with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU

18 August, 2012 | comments (131)

We just got the first official sighting of the Sony Xperia SL – the refreshed version of the company’s current smartphone flagship. It appears that someone over at Sony jumped the gun and published the official page of the smartphone two weeks...