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Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 August 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a surprising change in the Samsung product strategy. It certainly has many of the Galaxy S5 key selling features, while staking on more premium material such as aluminum. But itís not another flagship, no, itís rather an offshoot of the Galaxy family tree Ė something that the Galaxy S5 mini could have been but is not. An unusual bird, indeed.

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks

Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks

GSMArena team, 11 August 2014

Sony's Xperia T lineup has been growing out of 007ís tux and the third generation is putting on a t-shirt. OK, an oversized t-shirt, although the T3 has lost some weight, and screen real-estate, compared to the T2. Gone is the Ultra moniker and the massive 6Ē display Ė the Xperia T3 is closer to smartphones than phablets.

Tags: Sony, Android


Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

GSMArena team, 17 July 2014

If you have been following us throughout the years, you probably know that cameraphone shootouts are somewhat of our specialty from back when there were no iPhones or Androids. Now, itís been almost...


LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact

LG G3 vs. Sony Xperia Z2: Distance to impact

GSMArena team, 07 July 2014

The premium droids are in combat mode and we are making ourselves comfortable to watch another pair fight it out for a place at the top. Weíve seen a few already, the newcomer LG G3 itself involved in a couple...

Tags: LG, Sony, Android


HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: Unsafe mode

HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: Unsafe mode

GSMArena team, 11 June 2014

There havenít really been sparks flying between Sony and HTC. It doesnít look like a rivalry capable of producing the kind of ripples one would expect of a clash involving Samsung and Apple, or LG and Samsung. Yet, HTC and Sony have been...


Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators

GSMArena team, 04 June 2014

The flagship Android segment has always been a battlefield but you wouldnít want to be around when these two are in their most violent mood. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are two of the most advanced smartphones to ever sit on a...


Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange

Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange

GSMArena team, 30 May 2014

We are about to explore the Xperia M2, a smartphone with an agenda of its own. Task number 1 is to upgrade the popular Xperia M. Check. The M2 brings a bigger screen (and ups the resolution), the chipset is better and the camera resolution is higher. The M2 also...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 review: Action pack

Sony Xperia Z2 review: Action pack

GSMArena team, 16 May 2014

Quite a few people were getting impatient at one point but a Sony flagship is well worth waiting for. But then, wasn't it clear well before the impatience started to kick in that owners of the original Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra review: The bigger, the better

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra review: The bigger, the better

GSMArena team, 09 May 2014

From the company thatís trying to have a smartphone for every pocket, taste, need and skill level Ė and is pretty much there in just a couple of generations Ė a midrange phablet should be anything but a surprise. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

GSMArena team, 04 April 2014

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

Tags: Sony, Android


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 wouldnít let size get in the way of performance or screen quality. Itís no accident that itís called the Compact version of Xperia Z1 rather than a mini...

Tags: Sony, Android


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 todayís premium smartphones...

Tags: Sony, Android


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. Itís certainly the right size too. Five-inchers donít...


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

Weíve been enjoying an open season for a while, and yeah, the shootouts will keep on coming but itís 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

Sonyís got a plan and sticking to it Ė 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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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 yearís 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...

Tags: Sony, Android, Preview


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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 Ė 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

Sonyís ticking along nicely and itís almost hard to believe itís 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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android, Review


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 itís 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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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 itís the Cadillac-driving kind. The Japanese mean business Ė and the Xperia Z did its best to get that point...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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 Ė the HTC One vs the Sony Xperia Z battle of the gorgeous-looking flagships. Both devices are the crucial points...