Posts tagged with: Xperia X
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    Before you even think it, don’t go there. Just… don’t. We know it may feel like Apple is boldly swimming against the tide in trying to bring compact phones back in the spotlight, but Android manufacturers such as Sony never gave up on diminutive flagships. Granted, the Japanese OEM that continues to offset big mobile losses with a well-oiled gaming machine did recently decide to retire the high-end Xperia Z family, introducing instead three 5-inch X-series handhelds. If you feared that meant the end of unusually powerful sub-5-inchers, we now have proof a Z5 Compact sequel of sorts ...

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    Sony's revised smartphone strategy has brought us an upper mid-ranger and a lower mid-ranger this year. We've been teased for a while about what the end of the Xperia Z line will mean for the prospective buyer. The teasing continues, but if you live in the United Kingdom, you can act upon it. Amazon.co.uk has both the Xperia X and the Xperia XA up for pre-order with delivery beginning May 20. The Xperia X, as a reminder, runs on a Snapdragon 650 and has both a five-inch full HD display and a 23-megapixel main camera. As such, it gets a pretty devastating price tag of £499.99 ($720). The ...

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    If you had any interest in Sony's latest phones, you had a delightful surprise sent to your inbox this morning as the company said that some "exclusive" pre-order offers are coming soon to Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia Ear — a Bluetooth earbud — buyers. Will it be a big enough splash to really put a dividing line in lineage between the Z and the X series? And whatever happened to the Xperia X Performance? We'll have to see what they are. Sony is also taking the opportunity to promote the Xperia X's SmartCapture technology — it can apparently lock onto a moving item and predict how ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z series is dead, long live the Xperia X series as the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance get every single model, including their dual-SIM models, detailed. Funny how the devil's in those details. It's not just twice the nano-SIM slots that you'd be getting on those models: the specs sheet within the white papers Sony published listed flash storage "up to 64GB." For reference, the single SIM versions of each device only have up to 32GB of internal storage. Oddly enough, 12GB of the 32GB disks are taken up by firmware. It occupies 19GB of the 64GB versions. All Sony Xperia ...

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    While Samsung and Qualcomm are yet to publicly tackle the reasons for the absence of advanced Quick Charge 3.0 technology from Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge configurations, a seemingly innocuous new post on the chip designer’s blog may have just dropped another bombshell. Check that, it absolutely dropped one, since there’s no way QCM made an innocent typo when announcing the Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance incorporate Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities. Not 3.0, good old fashioned 2.0. Why can’t it be a typo? For one thing, because the LG G5 has been previously ...

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    The 2016 Mobile World Congress may have technically wrapped up last Thursday, already awarding its best exhibitors in addition to the industry’s overall 2015 standouts, but our exclusive coverage of the Barcelona trade fair isn’t done yet. Blogger, reviewer and YouTube personality Erica Griffin collaborated with our website on a hands-on video and a quick demonstration of the Sony Xperia Projector Concept and Xperia Ear. These obviously played second fiddle to the Z family-replacing Xperia X, XA and X Performance phones, though at least the former has the potential to rock the entire ...

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    What will sell the smartphones of the future? Editor Adam recently penned an editorial detailing Sony’s recent announcement to retire the “Z” line of flagship smartphones. The move to the XPERIA X family of devices seems focused on blurring the line between mid-range and high-end phones. Sony is yet another company publicly resigning from the specs war, walking away from the premier tier of mobile device. Will Sony's move be unique this year, or will other manufacturers follow in Sony's footsteps? Do specs matter? The flagship phone market is a maturing market segment. Across the ...

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    Has the smartphone landscape gotten too predictable? After years of following the same patterns, it's become second nature for us to look forward to smartphone maker X introducing its next new Y-series flagship during the Z season – and look no further than to events like Samsung's most recent Unpacked announcement for evidence of this trend. But for as much as we think we may have wrapped our head around this pattern for now, change is an unstoppable force, and even expectations that have held true year-in and year-out can have a way of suddenly up and falling apart. That's just what's ...

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    We’re reading between the lines a little here, and jumping to conclusions after one isolated social media post, but it sure seems like the steadfast Sony Xperia Z lineup is done. Dead and gone. Discontinued and replaced by the Xperia X roster, which basically dropped out of nowhere at MWC, and initially sent this distinct mid-range vibe. Upper mid-range, definitely, but non-flagship all the same, with the Performance model powered by a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 820 processor, yet smaller and considerably lower-res than the Z5 Premium. Then again, perhaps the financially struggling ...

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    Knowing Sony’s spotty track record in terms of timely US expansions of its chiefly Asian and European-focused Xperia handhelds, it was only natural to fear the surprising new X, X Performance and XA might never pursue their American dream. But while we still have no idea exactly when are the “mid-rangers” supposed to start selling stateside and for how much, pre-registration pages on the Japanese OEM’s US website suggest a happy ending is in store. At least as far as the Sony Xperia X and X Performance are concerned, with no hints of XA availability outside select European and ...

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    No Xperia Z6? No problem. Although we weren't holding out hope that Sony would bring the next entry in its flagship lineup to MWC this year, we also didn't have a great sense for what we would be getting going in to the expo. Then right at the last minute, some leaks had it looking increasingly likely that there'd be new phones on the agenda, and earlier today Sony proved those suspicions correct, launching the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA. Now we're bringing you our first hands-on look with this new hardware, as we check out both the Xperia X and the ...

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    Well, this pretty much came out of nowhere. Not truly, as Sony timidly teased its MWC 2016 presence a while back, then a few leaks tackled a couple of prospective non-flagship phones. Still, we weren’t expecting very flashy new products from the financially struggling Japanese OEM, since the Xperia Z6 definitely needs more time and behind-the-scenes work. But at least the Xperia X Performance sounds quite remarkable for a “super premium mid-ranger”, as it was billed on the Barcelona stage, pairing a 5-inch Full HD display with, get this, a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor. Sure ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of Apple and Intel working together to build a new watch. Then Toshiba makes the scene after years of smartphone irrelevance to show us their new project, which consists of bringing Lytro technology to smartphones. Later we talk about the Sony Xperia X and Xperia Z which are rumored to be launched at CES 2013. Believe it or not, the HTC HD2 is next after almost half a decade of existence, and this time because it can now run Windows RT. We end today's show talking about Google's app choices for 2012's best. Yes, blooper ...

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