Sony BRAVIA XE94 (KD-75XE9405)

Sony BRAVIA XE94 (KD-75XE9405)

We always look forward to Sony’s annual refresh of its X940 TV range. Well, we say range, but actually there’s only ever a single X940 model. What a model it is, though, invariably delivering a huge 75-inch screen powered by some of Sony’s most high-level picture technologies. The latest X940, the KD-75XE9405, is potentially Sony’s most exciting yet. It still uses the same direct LED lighting with local dimming technology

Sony Xperia XZ1 lands in Canada on October 26

Sony Xperia XZ1 lands in Canada on October 26

While it’s already received its first price cut in the US, the Sony Xperia XZ1 hasn’t gone on sale in Canada yet. That’s about to change by the end of this month, however. The XZ1 will officially become available up north on October 26. You’ll be able to purchase one from Bell or Freedom Mobile if you’re into grabbing your handsets straight from carriers. If you’d rather go the contract-free, unlocked unit route, we assume Amazon

PS5: what will the Sony PlayStation 5 be like and when will we see it?

PS5: what will the Sony PlayStation 5 be like and when will we see it?

New game consoles are always exciting, especially when the console in question is the PS5, Sony’s fifth installment of the PlayStation consoles. And while we’d like to stoke the rumor flames and tell you there’s a console coming in the near future – it’s hard to say when we’ll see the PS5 (or PlayStation 5 if you prefer). Here’s some good news: while we’re not sure when the PS5 is coming, Sony

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact now available for pre-order in Europe

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact now available for pre-order in Europe

Announced yesterday, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are now available for pre-order in Europe. UK-based retailer Carphone Warehouse has the devices listed on its website for 599 (around $775) and 499 (around $645), respectively. The listings reveal the XZ1 will start shipping from September 22 onwards while shipments for the compact variant will start on September 29. Available color options include

Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

IFA 2017 is wrapping up with the events and we saw plenty of new phones being announced. LG finally unveiled the V30, Sony introduced the XZ1, the XZ1 Compact, and the XA1 Plus, while Lenovo showed the Moto X4 with dual cameras. Other companies like Archos, Alcatel and Blackberry also joined the fun, making the week a pure blessing for all smartphone geeks. Xiaomi and Apple are releasing their next flagships in a matter of two days – first is the Chinese manufacturer with the Mi Mix 2 on September 11. On September 12 the Cupertino company is announcing three iPhones, one…

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Yesterday we told you about some issues with the latest update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Their devices were sluggish, and problems like high temperatures crashes and reboots appeared. Sony acknowledged the problem and has already issued a fix. The official statement from Sony reads: Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service

Sony’s music recognition app TrackID shutting down in mid-September

Sony’s music recognition app TrackID shutting down in mid-September

TrackID has been a staple of Sony phones well, Sony Ericsson at the time since 2005 but it will not carry on into 2018. In a surprise move, the company has decided to shut down the music recognition service on September 15. With the app, your TrackID history will be lost too. And it sounds like the Backup option will not save it Sony offers no solution to transfer the list of recognized tracks youve accumulated to another app.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review: Geared up

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review: Geared up

   Introduction. Unboxing, 360-degree spin, hardware overview3. Display, connectivity, battery life4. User interface5. Performance6. Telephony, loudspeaker, text input, other apps7. Multimedia apps8. Camera9. SonyAndroid IntroductionSony’s love for big screens goes all the way back to 2013 and the 6.4″ Xperia Z Ultra, which was followed by a phablet in every generation since. Some four years later we have the Xperia XA1 Ultra at our doorstep, all 6 inches of it. And since we headed down memory lane, the Xperia T2 Ultra certainly deserves a mention too. While the Z Ultra packed some flagship-grade internals, the T2 Ultra was less obsessed with specs…

Sony Xperia XZ Premium UK availability to come May 22

Sony Xperia XZ Premium UK availability to come May 22

We have more details on the UK launch of the the Xperia XZ Premium. According to the device’s listing on Unlocked Mobiles, the phone will go on sale in the country on May 22. Here’s what the listing exactly says: “Stock Update: Sony Xperia XZ Premium Launch confirmed by Sony for week commencing Monday 22nd May. All pre orders will ship as soon as stock arrives.” As for pricing, the retailer will

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs iPhone 7 Plus quick camera comparison

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs iPhone 7 Plus quick camera comparison

Earlier this week Sony had us over at an event promoting the pending launch of the Xperia XZ Premium – their flagship phone. We had already had a few hands-on sessions with the XZ Premium around the MWC 2017 back in March but now that Sony is getting ready to release the phone, we finally got a unit that we could play with as much as we wanted. The event’s venue on the sunny Troia peninsula in Portugal offered us a great

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305)

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305)

One of the most ingenious new TV technologies of 2016 was Sony’s Slim Backlight Drive. It put two sets of edge-mounted LEDs and two separate LED light plates in sequence to double the number of individually controllable light zones possible with an edge LED lighting system. The system is back in improved form on the 2017 XE93 series, increasing the number of individually controlled light zones and introducing a massive boost in

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

The Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ have started getting a new update. Arriving as build number 32.3.A.2.33, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of March – the security patch level says March 1, 2017. Although there isn’t yet an official confirmation on it, the update is also said to fix the audio issues that were introduced with the Nougat update. The Nougat update

Sony Xperia X includes new audio engine

Sony Xperia X includes new audio engine

Sony has started rolling out a new update to the Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company’s Concept for Android program. The update arrives as version 38.3.1.A.0.91 and brings along several changes, including a new audio engine. “It’s a nice new mix of SONY’s Audio Effects Engine and Googles integrated MusicFX app,” the official change-log for the update says.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

The GSMA is a pan-European organization that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and as part of the MWC they also hold annual Global Mobile Awards or GloMo awarding the best tech companies in various categories. In 2017 they awarded statuettes to over 40 winners. We already told you that Samsung nabbed the Best Smartphone of 2016 prize, but now we learn that Sony has won the Best new smartphone award for their latest Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Hands-on review: IFA 2015:

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Hands-on review: IFA 2015:

Come on, you’re only here for one reason: to see whether a phone really needs a 4K screen, or whether it’s just one of the world’s top producers of Ultra HD TVs is using the technology to create a splash on its smartphones. Of course it’s the latter. There’s very little reason to stick a display on a phone that packs that many pixels in (3840 x 2160, if you must know) as there’s no content out there which can truly

Sony Xperia XZ starts receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Sony Xperia XZ starts receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Were receiving reports that the Sony Xperia XZ is receiving its serving of Android 7.0 Nougat update. A reader from India tipped us off (thanks, Vedant!) but checking with XDA it seems that the first wave includes Australia, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey. The update is a hefty 1GB so connect to a nice Wi-Fi network and check for updates. Dont worry if you dont see anything yet, staggered roll-outs take a while to reach everyone.

Sony revises Xperia shipment forecasts for 2016 down to 17 million

Sony revises Xperia shipment forecasts for 2016 down to 17 million

Sonys mobile division started off well – it was making more per phone than any other Android maker. But the company will not reach its 20 million phones shipped forecast – it already cut it once by a million and now by two more. In total, Sonys forecast is that it will ship 17 million Xperia phones. The blame has been put on Europe. On the positive side, the forecast for operating income for the year remains unchanged as

Sony Xperia XZ hits US, Netherlands and Germany

Sony Xperia XZ hits US, Netherlands and Germany

The Sony Xperia XZ is now available to purchase at major retailers in the Netherlands, priced predictably at 699. Sony Mobile’s online store in the country, on the other hand, refers you to carrier websites, where you can opt for a contract deal. At the time of writing, the company’s other stores across Europe still have the smartphone in pre-order state. It may be worth investigating your local retailers, as there as at least one

Sony Xperia X Preview

Sony Xperia X Preview

For some time now, Sony has been mostly absent from the US market. While we’ve seen devices here and there, there have been issues with keeping launches aligned, and for the most part by the time an Xperia phone launches in the US it’s already on the verge of being irrelevant as the 6 month launch cycle of Xperia phones in the past meant that slipping by even a few months resulted

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Introduction and design Sony Xperia Z5 Compact released in the US in February, albeit with minor changes. All of these are reflected in our new review. The Xperia Z5 Compact stands alone: Sony is the only Android manufacturer making a small high-end phone right now. That means that it could be the last stand for compacts. If the Z5 doesn’t deliver, it’s likely to be the last time we see top specs in a scaled-down