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Sony Xperia D5103 with 720p screen hits GFX Bench database

Sony Xperia D5103 with 720p screen hits GFX Bench database

13 February, 2014 | comments (28)

A mid-range Sony Xperia smartphone snuck in the GFX Bench database. The D5103 features specs similar, but better than the Moto G. The chipset is listed as Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, the same as the Moto G, but there are differences. The chipset has...

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Sony D6503 Sirius shows its UI features in a brief video

Sony D6503 Sirius shows its UI features in a brief video

12 February, 2014 | comments (30)

Sony’s upcoming D6503 Sirius Android flagship appeared yet again before its official announcement. This time around, the handset was shown off in a brief video. The two-minute long video clip showcases Android 4.4 KitKat on the device,...

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Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding

Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding

11 February, 2014 | comments (406)

Today Sony started seeding the Android 4.3 update for the Xperia SP. The update carries a firmware number 12.1.A.0.266 and is currently live in Australia only. Fret not, as over the coming days a wider release will be occurring. The Sony...

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Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

09 February, 2014 | comments (51)

Recently, photographs of Sony's Xperia D6503 made the rounds on the internet. From the picture, the device looks almost bezel-less, suggesting that it has an extremely large screen, while perhaps maintaining manageable ergonomics. Today, we have...

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Sony rolls out firmware update for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR

Sony rolls out firmware update for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR

08 February, 2014 | comments (107)

Sony has started rolling out firmware update for the Xperia Z, ZL and ZR smartphones. This update is based upon Android 4.3 and brings with it several improvements to Bluetooth connectivity, battery, YouTube app and other software. firmware...

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Sony sold 10.7 million smartphones last quarter

Sony sold 10.7 million smartphones last quarter

06 February, 2014 | comments (71)

Sony's new quarterly financial report is out and it shows improving performance. The company's Mobile Products and Communications division responsible for Sony's Xperia and Vaio devices reports improving smartphone sales, but was dragged down by the...

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Sony ends support for 2012 Xperia phones but Xperia T, TX and V

Sony ends support for 2012 Xperia phones but Xperia T, TX and V

04 February, 2014 | comments (113)

Sony has begun updating its support pages for the Xperia smartphones released in the year 2012. All of those pages list Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the smartphones "latest and final version". There are only three...


Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

30 January, 2014 | comments (58)

Sony has announced via its official Twitter account a new software update for the the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra has started rolling. It's not the Andorid 4.4 KitKat release that you may have been hoped for, but any update is good news, right?...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

30 January, 2014 | comments (20)

Sony has started selling the Xperia Z1 Compact in a couple of new major European countries after the debut in Sweden. In Germany, Amazon sells the miniature flagship for €499 for all color variants of the phone (black, yellow, pink and white). The...

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Sony Xperia E1 now available on pre-order in Germany and UK

Sony Xperia E1 now available on pre-order in Germany and UK

28 January, 2014 | comments (13)

Sony Xperia E1 was announced two weeks ago along with the Xperia T2 Ultra phablet. Sony detailed everything we need to know about the Xperia E1, but its pricing and availability. Even though there was no official info, a UK retailer's listing...

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Alleged camera samples from Sony D6503 Sirius emerge

Alleged camera samples from Sony D6503 Sirius emerge

27 January, 2014 | comments (20)

The latest bit which the rumor mill brought on the upcoming Sony D6503 Sirius flagship is a pair of camera samples. Allegedly captured with the upcoming device, the photos are naturally shot with an internal testing firmware. Like the Xperia Z1,...

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 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits Sweden, costs €520

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits Sweden, costs €520

24 January, 2014 | comments (63)

Sony's miniature flagship, the Xperia Z1 Compact has been the talk of the town ever since it debuted at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show. The hotly anticipated mini variant of the Xperia Z1 was already up for pre-order in several...

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Sony Xperia Z1S now available in T-Mobile stores

Sony Xperia Z1S now available in T-Mobile stores

22 January, 2014 | comments (21)

The exclusive US version of the Sony flagship, the Xperia Z1S, hit the US market exclusively through T-Mobile's online platform last week. Now, the Z1S is on sale through select T-Mobile retail outlets, giving Stateside brick and mortar customers a...


More Sony Xperia Sirius live photos and screenshots surface

More Sony Xperia Sirius live photos and screenshots surface

20 January, 2014 | comments (83)

The Sony Xperia D6503, rumored to be either the Xperia Z1L or the Xperia Z2 but for now codenamed Sirius, has been leaking all over the place these past few days. First there were some pictures of it and later we got a whole bunch of screenshots...

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Sony Xperia Z2 UI screenshots leak

Sony Xperia Z2 UI screenshots leak

20 January, 2014 | comments (74)

Sony is hard at work on its Xperia Z1 successor that should debut at the MWC in Barcelona next month. The alleged device is has the the codename Sirius, but should be called Xperia Z2 once it goes official. Just e few days ago we saw high-res...

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Sony Xperia Z1S comes with bootloader unlocking disabled

Sony Xperia Z1S comes with bootloader unlocking disabled

18 January, 2014 | comments (32)

At CES, Sony announced a special version of the international Xperia Z1, called the Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile in US. While on surface, the two phones seem nearly identical, except for minor differences such as 32GB of storage space instead of 16GB,...

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Sony Xperia Z1 successor with slimmer bezels leaks

Sony Xperia Z1 successor with slimmer bezels leaks

17 January, 2014 | comments (97)

Courtesy of XDA member iRimas come some photos and rumored specs of a mystery Sony smartphone. The device in question belongs to the family Xperia and has the model number D6503. According to the leakster it sports a 5.2" display, thinner bezels...

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Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

16 January, 2014 | comments (11)

Even though Sony didn't shed any light on the pricing and availability of the newly announced affordable Xperia E1 and mid-range phablet Xperia T2 Ultra, some information on their UK arrival became available. According to a UK retailer's...

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Sony will release Android 4.3  for the SP, T, TX and V this month

Sony will release Android 4.3 for the SP, T, TX and V this month

16 January, 2014 | comments (74)

Owners of the Sony Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V have grown impatient waiting for their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and have pressured Sony to release more information. As a result, Sony has announced on one of its Twitter accounts,...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

15 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact for China. It will be oddly called Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition instead of Compact, but the rest is pretty much. The specs of the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition are similar to those of its global sibling - a...

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