[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 Compact 20 percent off through Amazon


The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact has not been available for very long in the U.S., hitting retailers in February, but the deals are already starting up. Amazon is currently running a special knocking 20% off the regular price of $500.  The Xperia Z5 Compact is a bit of a rarity in the smartphone market as it comes packed with pretty good hardware, but with a screen that is sub 5-inches in size. If you put any stock in what Apple may be working on, then Sony’s smaller version of a smartphone should definitely meet a need in the market. Read more

Sony begins rolling out Marshmallow update to Xperia Z5 series, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet


While many of us wait for Marshmallow to hit our respective devices, it seems that Sony has opened the floodgates for its customers with a Marshmallow update rolling out to a slew of devices. If you own any of the Xperia Z5 range, the Xperia Z3+ or the Z4 Tablet, you can expect to see your device being bumped up to Android 6.0 in the coming hours and days. Read more

Sony lists 3 reasons why the Xperia X series is better than your average smartphone


With the recent announcement that the Xperia Z series is no more, a new line has to take its place. That is where the Xperia X series come in. They look similar to the now-former Xperia Z series, but with more ‘smart’ features. And the phones will be sold in the United States, a path of distribution Sony hasn’t fully committed to in the past.

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Sony officially states that the Xperia Z series is no more


While we have know for a little while that Sony wouldn’t be releasing an Xperia Z6, there was still the question of whether Sony would completely discontinue the Xperia Z line altogether. Well know we have an answer to that question. To the possible discontent of long term Sony Fans, the Xperia Z series of Sony devices has been officially discontinued in favor of the newly minted Xperia X lineup.

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Sony’s Xperia X series might bump the Xperia Z6


During its MWC 2016 event, Sony announced the Xperia X series with three new phones. The Xperia XA, Xperia X, and Xperia X Performance each have impressive specifications for different consumers, but we were left wondering whether or not the company would continue on with launching the Xperia Z6. Now that the Xperia X series has arrived with moderately high-end specifications, it doesn’t seem like there’s a reason for the Xperia Z6 or any of its potential variants to exist.

Sony responded on Facebook to a concerned consumer who was really hoping to see the Xperia Z6. The response isn’t good for anyone with similar hopes.

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Sony’s Xperia XA and X are now available to pre-order in Europe

Xperia XA Colours

Sony announced its new X series of smartphones at MWC 2016 yesterday that consisted of three 5-inch handsets with a varying level of specification. While the Xperia X Performance has Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 820 processor providing the grunt, the Xperia X carries a Snapdragon 650 chip, with the Xperia XA making do with a MediaTek MT6755 octa-core processor. Sony’s new range may only be officially launching in the summer, but the Xperia X and XA handsets are already available to pre-order from Amazon (Germany). Read more