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Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman

Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman

GSMArena team, 15 April 2014

Back in 2012, the simple and affordable Xperia E was targeting youths and first-time smartphone users. Two years later and out of elementary school, the Xperia E1 has more screen size and brain power to stay afloat in the rough waters of junior high...

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

GSMArena team, 04 April 2014

Thinnest, lightest, highest water resistance – there are plenty of superlatives you can throw at the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet – prettiest is another, though that one's more subjective. What is certain is that Sony has crafted one of the best tablets of 2014...

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MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2, Tablet Z2, M2 hands-on

MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2, Tablet Z2, M2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Sony just unveiled three new Android-powered devices - two Z2s, the Xperia Z2 smartphone flagship and Xperia Tablet Z2, plus the mid-range Xperia. The Z2's are water-resistant, in the tradition of the Z line...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Mini gone big

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Mini gone big

GSMArena team, 28 January 2014

Sony is the first to deliver a smartphone, which wouldn’t let size get in the way of performance or screen quality. It’s no accident that it’s called the Compact version of Xperia Z1 rather than a mini...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

We recently had the chance to get some hands-on time with Sony's new flagship in miniature, the Xperia Z1 Compact. The little fella packs flagship-grade specs into a much smaller footprint than most of today’s premium smartphones...

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Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry

Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry

GSMArena team, 5 December 2013

The China-bound Sony Xperia C could be the right opportunity to smuggle some big-screened, quad-core goodness into markets where those things usually fetch a high price. It’s certainly the right size too. Five-inchers don’t...


LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1: The triumvirate

LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1: The triumvirate

GSMArena team, 17 October 2013

We’ve been enjoying an open season for a while, and yeah, the shootouts will keep on coming but it’s a different kind of game now. What we have here is exactly the type that can, and will, see...


Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

GSMArena team, 11 October 2013

Camera shootouts are a proud GSMArena tradition and the latest edition features by far the most technologically advanced cameraphones yet. We have large sensors, sky-high resolution, optical image stabilization, clever image processing and...


Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

GSMArena team, 19 September 2013

Sony’s got a plan and sticking to it – while other makers pile software feature upon feature, the Japanese focus on their historical strengths, such as beautiful, durable design, photographic excellence and display tech. That in short is...

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Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 13 September 2013

One of the hot tickets at this year’s IFA, the Sony Xperia Z is about to get the attention it deserves at ours. The smartphone left us feeling extremely positive the last time we met and we are hoping for more of the same...

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IFA 2013: Sony hands-ons

IFA 2013: Sony hands-ons

GSMArena team, 04 September 2013

Sony has deconstructed its best smartphone and put it back together into something amazing. The Xperia Z1 (codename Honami) is a powerful, camera-centric flagship backed up by the QX line of attachable camera modules and the SmartWatch 2...


Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: Thinking big

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: Thinking big

GSMArena team, 03 September 2013

With the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony is finally turning its attention towards a market segment it has avoided so far. The market headstart of their flagship Xperia Z along with the subsequent releases in the upper midrange has set quite a serious foundation...

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Sony Xperia M review: Morning show

Sony Xperia M review: Morning show

GSMArena team, 29 August 2013

Sony has made some great entry-level Android phones, but it's been a while since we saw a new model. The Xperia M injects new blood into the segment with both single and dual-SIM options. Based on the trademark Xperia design...

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Sony Xperia ZR review: Ready to dare

Sony Xperia ZR review: Ready to dare

GSMArena team, 30 July 2013

Squeezing your flagship smartphone in a tinier, sportier shell is the fad in Android these days. Not the one to blindly follow the pack, Sony has chosen to do things differently. The Xperia ZR didn't get as far down as the Galaxy S4 mini and the...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 25 June 2013

Sony just dropped a bomb on the phablet market – a 6.4" monster that threatens to flatten the competition. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra the first officially announced device to be powered by Snapdragon 800 and...


Sony Xperia L review: Xperia Lite

Sony Xperia L review: Xperia Lite

GSMArena team, 03 June 2013

Sony’s ticking along nicely and it’s almost hard to believe it’s only its second season on its own. Having finally made their presence felt in the premium end, the Japanese are showing enviable focus and determination in bringing the middle...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Stepping up

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Stepping up

GSMArena team, 29 May 2013

The Xperia Tablet Z gets a prominent spot in a long list of iconic designs by Sony. Easily one of the best looking tablets around, the Z inherits the slim, water-resistant design of its smartphone counterpart, which earns it extra points with the outdoor-loving...

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Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendid

Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendid

GSMArena team, 30 April 2013

It took some time but Sony had the big comeback many have been waiting for. The Xperia Z is selling well and we suspect it’s been the driver for turning the company's fortunes around in the first quarter of the year. It's now time to carry that momentum...

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Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench

Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench

GSMArena team, 24 April 2013

Having finally scored a homerun, and a desperately needed one at that, Sony is keen to bring another hitter off the bench. And they sure hope it’s the Cadillac-driving kind. The Japanese mean business – and the Xperia Z did its best to get that point...

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Sony Xperia E review: E-lementary

Sony Xperia E review: E-lementary

GSMArena team, 22 April 2013

Well, this sounds like an apt title really. The Sony Xperia E is among the cheapest packages on offer from Sony, second to only the Tipo. From the design theme of the first generation of Sony smartphones, to the familiar internals, the Sony Xperia E has...

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HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: One to Z

HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: One to Z

GSMArena team, 05 April 2013

Well you asked for it. Seriously, we got like a thousand tips. So here it is – the HTC One vs the Sony Xperia Z battle of the gorgeous-looking flagships. Both devices are the crucial points...


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide

GSMArena team, 31 March 2013

If you’ve been paying attention – and we know you have – there’s no way you couldn’t have noticed that for a good ten days or so we’ve all been on and on about two phones. Now, we’re about to make it three...


Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 March 2013

Sony created quite the stir in the Android high end with its Xperia Z flagship - a slick device of elegant design and impressive spec sheet. Today, it's looking to capitalize on that momentum with a new midrange offering in the Xperia SP. Sony's most...

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Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 March 2013

The Sony Xperia L has a precision engineered feature mix, making it a true successor to last year's Xperia U. It covers all bases, compromising only on stuff that isn't essential to the user experience, while at the same time, retaining the attractive price tag...

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Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

GSMArena team, 12 March 2013

Flagships have evolved significantly during the past year, and in screen terms in particular, what once looked like overkill has become the gold standard for both size and resolution. HTC was the first of the major manufacturers to set the bar high...


MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

Even though Sony had no product announcement to make here at the MWC in Barcelona, its booth is drawing crowds. The already announced Xperia Z and ZL flagships are on display there, along with the...


Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour

Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour

GSMArena team, 17 February 2013

With solid backup in the midrange, returning to the fiercest battle in the mobile market is Sony’s top priority. The Xperia Z, which leads the charge, got us properly impressed in a recent hands-on and if it walks unscathed from a complete review, we’ll know the Japanese have hit the form of their life...

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Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 February 2013

Failing to react to market tendencies has been an Achilles' heel of sorts for Sony in the past. Joining the dual-core and to quad-core parties late over the past two years has caused the once mighty smartphone maker to slide down in ranks and came dangerously close to the role of an also-run...


Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra

Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra

GSMArena team, 11 February 2013

In 2012, Sony decided to alter its smartphone strategy and launched numerous affordable entry level smartphones, aiming to bring solid Android at prices close to those of some featurephones. It seems the move paid off handsomely, as the company is continuing the push at the start of this year...


Sony Xperia V review: Bond’s wetsuit

Sony Xperia V review: Bond’s wetsuit

GSMArena team, 29 January 2013

It won’t be long before those full-HD five-inchers start stealing the show and the older Xperia generation should be preparing for life in their shadow. It doesn’t mean though that the Xperia V cannot hope for a good time. We don’t see why...