Posts tagged with: Xperia X
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    While Android enthusiasts understandably celebrated the highly anticipated public rollout of a final, fully polished 7.0 Nougat build a couple of days ago, it’s important to remember this also marks the beginning of another major struggle. OEMs will now start over-promising and under-delivering, missing their own self-imposed deadlines, snubbing popular, relatively new devices, or worse yet, they’ll stay completely mum on the matter, never really issuing any sort of update roadmap, leaving us wondering, speculating and doubting everything. On that note, at least Sony is being forward ...

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    It’s all about creating a lineup of devices. Sony retired the Xperia Z collection of devices, last year culminating in the ambitious Z Premium with a 4K display. Sony’s mission this year? Streamline. Focus on the features which “really” matter. No more fun experiments. However, this streamlining approach for the hardware hasn’t trimmed the price tags. Sony is still very much positioning the X line as premium offerings. Two letters lower in the alphabet, but that doesn’t mean the customer gets a price cut. We'll be taking an in-depth look at both the X and X Performance in this ...

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    It might be costly for what it brings to the table, at $650 unlocked ($580, if you’re lucky), with just a 5-inch Full HD screen, 3GB RAM, 2,700 mAh battery and no fingerprint scanner stateside, but at least you now know the Sony Xperia X Performance will be among the world’s first smartphones to run Android 7.0. That’s if you hurry, have no problem tackling the typical bugs and general system instability of an OS pre-release beta version, and also happen to live in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Portugal or Netherlands. Xperia X ...

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    If there’s one thing mobile consumers have always commended Sony for, in (financial) sickness and health, that’s surely the company’s stubbornness to offer solid compact Xperia models when practically everyone else in the business was adopting larger and larger footprints. But Ultra-branded phablets have enjoyed their time in the spotlight too, starting with the ridiculously jumbo-sized 6.4-inch Z derivation back in 2013. Since then, these beasts mostly lean mid-range, fittingly priced at $400 tops generally. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is the only supersized member of the new ...

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    Sony’s transition to an almost entirely “premium”-focused Xperia mobile device portfolio keeps on trucking, and despite lukewarm critical response for the Z-replacing X lineup, the first semi-encouraging financial results in years have been posted little over a week ago. Up next, we’ve known for a while a largely familiar but also different new flagship model is in the works, which reliable Twitter tipster @OnLeaks expects to debut in “early September”, likely during the IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany. Pictured in the wild a couple of times already, the F8331 now has a ...

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    Quantity or quality? Any mobile device manufacturer would probably take both if it could have them, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds. And when it comes to picking one or the other, many experienced companies make the wrong decision. Sony is bold enough to go the fairly unpopular route of the two, contracting its smartphone business in several key regions, while looking to maximize high-end sales across Europe and Asia. Granted, the low to mid-end, budget-conscious Xperia E family is not dead yet, and even M5 and C5-series non-flagships may still get follow-up efforts by the end ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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    Confirmed reports of Sony looking to dispense with its long-lived, once leading-edge but no longer successful and profitable battery business sounded like bad news not just for the conglomerate’s components and semiconductors departments. Other flagging divisions, including mobile communications, aka smartphones, could be in danger, as Sony stops relying on perennially prosperous gaming, home entertainment and pictures branches to offset financial losses posted by Xperias quarter after quarter. Only for the first time in years, the restructured, condensed, non-Z-focused mobile device ...

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    Samsung, Huawei, Acer, and now Sony. This fall’s consumer electronics-centric IFA trade show is shaping up to be as jam-packed and memorable for us mobile hardware junkies as CES back in January and February’s MWC. In keeping with tradition, all major product announcements will likely take place ahead of the Berlin-set expo’s actual start on September 2, presumably including the oft-rumored Sony F8331 debut a day earlier. The company that’s looking to further contract its US smartphone business while maximizing European sales has just confirmed the pre-IFA press conference shall ...

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    If you're familiar with this leak, it's because this one's pretty much looking like the last one. New pictures are up on Xperian.ir of what's assumed to be the Sony F8331, a to-be-named device in the Xperia X series. As with a photo leak from a week ago, the front and back of the device are shown, but this time with the device's screen off. Other eye-catching aspects like the sharper corners, the two-part back designed for optimized antenna reception, the vertically-oriented dual LED module and the body's inky black color remain in view. We may see this device debut in September at IFA ...

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    Bargain? Steal? Hot deal? It feels like a stretch to attach any of those descriptions to the first ever big Sony Xperia X Performance US discount. Even calling the savings big is a bit of an overstatement, although $120 can buy you more than a few (thousand) Pokémon GO coins. The thing is the X Performance started off so overpriced that it needs a couple extra markdowns of this degree to finally provide a competitive bang for your buck. Still, if for whatever reason you’re dead set against the frequently reduced Samsung Galaxy S7, or the off-the-bat inexpensive OnePlus 3 or ZTE Axon 7, ...

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    They say old habits die hard, and as much as Sony would like to transition to a whole new flagship Xperia look to help “maximize” European sales, it might take a while until the Z line will be completely forgotten by both its designers and customers. Case in point, the Xperia X and X Performance have replaced the glass backs of the Z5 and Z5 Premium with metal ones, also adding smooth curves into the equation, yet still borrowing plenty of things from their defunct predecessors. Already, a slightly beefed-up F8331 variant is reportedly in the works, and alongside minor improvements ...

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    Sony might only say it is changing strategy, but is it really? The company has focused less on the countries it has traditionally focused less on and has said that the Xperia X line was supposed to represent the best in software features from Sony — not just about the specs. Chalk this one up to either someone faking a Sony device on GFXBench or someone just stuck. A device named the "Sony F8331" got picked up with some decent points — namely a Snapdragon 820, a full HD, 5.1-inch screen and 3GB of RAM with Android 6.0.1 within. There seems to be a 21-megapixel rear camera and a ...

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    Normally, we’d not only be surprised to see a top-tier Android smartphone manufacturer mark down a flagship model mere weeks after its commercial debut. We’d also be psyched to get in on the unusual deal of a lifetime. The thing is, while opinions are split regarding the appeal and quality of the Xperia X and X Performance, everyone seems to agree the two 5-inchers started off at least slightly overpriced. Hence, the best case scenario is the non-Performance X now provides decent bang for your buck following a nationwide $50 reduction. By no means would we call the Snapdragon 650/3GB ...

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    Sony hasn't necessarily re-invented anything with the Xperia X, and that's mainly because instead of following the trend of the Xperia Z lineup, it seems the X was more of a re-boot with a few steps back. It's not a bad phone by any means, on the contrary, and we do know that Sony does have a following in many regions. If you've been waiting for it to reach the US, we've got news. Pre-orders have just begun in the US for the full Sony Xperia X lineup, meaning the Xperia X, X Performance, XA, and XA Ultra. When it comes to the price tags, the Xperia X will retail for $549.99, the Xperia XA ...

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    We've shared our first impressions. We've talked a little about some of the things we like about the this phone, and a few things we didn't, but now it's time to share our full review. The X is a tricky phone to pin down. Sony's mission here is to trim the fat, walking away from some of the more outlandish hardware specs and feature creeping our phones are experiencing. Instead we see Sony engineers trying to scale back and refine specifically those hardware elements which they believe truly affect consumer use. We've scaled back to a mid-range tier processor, using the Qualcomm 650. Most ...

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    We recently published an unboxing and first impressions video on Sony's newest handset. The Xperia X is already proving to be a divisive handset reading through our viewer and subscriber comments. We can all appreciate a "back to basics" approach, and a company streamlining its product offerings is a great way to get back on track, but many have been critical regarding some of the compromises made here. While wrapping up our full review of this phone, we took a minute (ok we took three minutes, including our funny little video end tag) to share some early thoughts on what we liked so far, ...

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    Sony is in a state of transition. Walking away from the ultra-high end market, the Z line of phones is no more. The idea is to streamline, whittle back on "marketing bullet point" specs, but still deliver a device which meets consumer needs. The Xperia X takes a step away from some of the more outlandish features found in previous Sony flagships. You won't find a 4K display here, a 5" 1080p LCD will satisfy most people. A bleeding edge Qualcomm chipset is great for gaming, but Sony took a step back here too, moving to a Qualcomm 650. And yet, alongside these more conservative offerings, ...

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    He did it so we didn't have to (ruin a review unit and get Sony representatives on our tail). One young Zaryab Khan — known as xeetechcare on most internet platforms — decided to take his Xperia X for a little dunk in "real water" and not the "fake water" that, apparently, his YouTube commenters thought he had. Take our advice, kid: you don't need those commenters. Khan decided that the Xperia X, not rated for ingress protection unlike the Xperia X Performance, would get a two minute-swim to see if it would sink — in more ways than one. The phone's screen never turned off during ...

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    While Sony is still unable or unwilling to get the “big four” US operators in its corner for a swift, proper release of the mid to high-end Xperia X lineup, up north Bell, Rogers, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and WIND will all carry at least one of the new Android smartphones by mid-July. The even better news for our Canada-based readers and friends is the Xperia X Performance top dog shall see daylight on Bell and Rogers come June 23, almost a full month before the Snapdragon 820 powerhouse rolls out stateside in unlocked, SIM-free form. At the other end of the spectrum, the Helio ...

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    You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers an official statement regarding the TrustZone exploit, but will consumers be able to protect their information if manufacturers have to send updates? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 203 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June ...

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    Sony’s long-struggling mobile arm and US carriers have never been particularly close, and it’s hard to tell if that’s because Xperia phones aren’t popular enough stateside, or if perhaps they failed to catch on all this time precisely due to Sprint and AT&T’s indifference, as well as T-Mobile and Verizon’s blunders. Either way, following the controversial “culmination” of the Z roster, Sony appears to have decided to take its North American destiny into its own hands, sidestepping the operator approval process and selling the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, XA and XA ...

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    It's a slow and sure launch of Sony's new Xperia X line of smartphones. Of course the major Asian markets have it, but so does most of Europe and it may be the case that the United States will — sooner or way later. India has a sure thing going for it with Amazon.in taking the online pre-orders for the Sony Xperia X. The 64GB model comes in black, white, lime gold and rose gold. Sony's also offering its SBH70 Stereo Bluetooth Headset and some Rs. 2,700 in content from Amazon Kindle, Gameloft, Sony LIV and Hungama Play for free with the Xperia X. Both that phone and the also-announced ...

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    How much does it take for Sony's marketing plan to include the United States? We don't know, but after Eurasia got all the Xperia X love, we're only starting to see the first phones ship this week. So, we can let the Japanese manufacturer off the hook for kicking things off for the 'Murica yesterday. The SonyXperiaUSA YouTube account has a slew of videos promoting the series in general, the Xperia X Performance, the lower-end Xperia XA and the leading player, the Xperia X. No Xperia XA Ultra? Well, that would be quite alright if we got anything of a release date and pricing, but we guess ...

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    While Sony appears to be seriously considering the retirement of its mid-range Xperia C and M smartphone families after the high-end Z lineup “reached its culmination”, the entry-level E roster isn’t going anywhere. We suspected as much roughly a month ago, when a mysterious low to mid-end F3311 model was benchmarked, and Russian customs basically attached a name tag to the cryptic letter-and-digit combination just 24 hours ago. Now Sony is ready to drop the act, and officially preview the Xperia E5, described as “eager, effortless, and easy on the eye” on Facebook, as well as ...

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