Posts tagged with: Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z, along with the ZL, form Sony's Android flagships for early 2013. The phone has a five-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, and a thirteen-megapixel main camera. One of its most stand-out features is its waterproofing, allowing the phone to function while fully-submerged, even recording underwater video. The Xperial ZL, though similar to the Z in many respects, lacks this key ability.

  • by | June 27, 2013 3:43 AM

    We've reviewed both the Nokia Lumia 925 and the Sony Xperia Z. They're both great devices and they're both coming to T-Mobile. Today's bit brings us a Nokia Lumia 925 and Sony Xperia Z T-Mobile release date, in the form of a leaked internal document. July 14 appears to be the date in the calendar where both of these phones are mentioned for launch day on Magenta, alongside a T-Mobile 768, most probably a low-end prepaid phone. While there's no information on pricing of the Sony Xperia Z, the report claims that the Nokia Lumia 925 will set you back $99.99, if you're a "well qualified ...

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  • by | June 25, 2013 8:29 PM

    Phones are expensive. It's ironic but true. I find it odd that the average computer can be much more affordable than the average smartphone. Shouldn't this be the other way around? If we were to judge the cost of building a computer in comparison to a smartphone, computers are bigger; they require more powerful technology to work, so in basic but un-researched logic, smartphones shouldn't be as expensive as they are. The reason why we pay so much money for them is because there are too many third parties involved in the smartphone industry, and because they're the new thing that everybody ...

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  • by | June 24, 2013 11:43 AM

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 is finally about to arrive on the smartphone scene. We've heard about plans to feature the chip in upcoming phones, but there are also some manufacturers interested in bringing the SoC to existing models as a quick-and-dirty update: Samsung appears to be doing just such a thing for the LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4. Now we're wondering if Sony might be thinking along that same line, and could be planning to release a Snapdragon 800 version of the Xperia Z. Noted tipster Eldar Murtazin got this rumor rolling, after tweeting yesterday about claims of a ...

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  • by | June 19, 2013 6:10 PM

    Social media, in its many forms, has seriously broken down some of the walls between companies and their user bases. In the past, if you had problems with your Samsung phone, you'd be taking things up one-on-one with some random customer service rep, and if things didn't work out they way you liked, there was not much to be done about it. Today, users post their complaints on Facebook or Twitter for all to see, and to an extent, taking these private issues public has created a greater incentive for companies to resolve them. On the flip side, this direct line to customers gives companies ...

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  • by | June 18, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 for the next coming days. Then we go through the other official announcement of the Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile in the US. The HTC One is next as analysts already see the phone as the third best selling smartphone in the United States. We later talk about a new company called Kazam, which was launched by some ex-employees from HTC. We end today's show talking about Huawei and their confirmation that they plan to acquire Nokia. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy ...

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  • by | June 18, 2013 10:14 AM

    Remember last week how T-Mobile was teasing a waterproof smartphone? It posted a video last Wednesday showing such a handset in action (though without revealing the actual phone itself) and promised to have more news about this hardware to follow on Thursday. Except, that didn't happen on Thursday, nor Friday, and we even managed to go all weekend without news about this mystery waterproof phone arriving. OK, sure we were expecting it to be the Sony Xperia Z (especially after AT&T confirmed the Galaxy S 4 Active as an exclusive), but why wasn't T-Mobile following up on its tease? Well, ...

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  • by | June 12, 2013 5:11 PM

    June is well upon us, and as those of us in the northern hemisphere get ready to start easing our way into summer, that's going to mean beating the heat anyway we can. If your plans include trips to the ocean, lake, or pool, you might want to think about keeping your smartphone safe from all that water. To that end, waterproof phones are more popular than ever this year, and carriers are starting to get excited about selling them. We just saw a video from AT&T that sure seemed to suggest it could reveal its plans for the Galaxy S 4 Active tomorrow, and now T-Mobile has a similar clip ...

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  • by | June 6, 2013 2:27 PM

    Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors and leaks about a top-of-the-line camera phone with what looks like a moon crater on it. Sometimes you gotta put all that into a podcast with the original cadre of Pocketnow 'casters, and see what comes out. All that, plus the longest outtake reel in the history of Pocketnow, more Nokia EOS rumors than you can shake a stick at, the first-ever ...

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  • by | June 5, 2013 4:33 PM

    With Google's program of selling stock Android versions of certain smartphones still very much in its infancy, we still have plenty of questions about just how all this will look. We voiced some of these a little earlier on today, including wondering just how many companies and phones might ultimately be involved. Now one rumor seeks to identify which Android might be next to join the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, suggesting that Sony will come out with a Google Edition Xperia Z, announcing the phone next month. As rumors go, this one's not so far-fetched. Remember, Sony already has ...

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  • by | May 30, 2013 7:26 PM

    The Xperia Z was one of the first of this year's Android flagships to reveal itself, and while it's clearly not competing on quite the same level as a Galaxy S 4 or even an HTC One, it's still a really nice smartphone: it's got a great 1080p display and unlike so many of the other hero devices from major OEMs (at least until the GS4 Active arrives, we suppose), the Xperia Z isn't afraid of a little water. The problem – at least here in the US – has been getting your hands on the phone. Sure, you could order it from a third-party retailer, but let's not kid ourselves; smartphone users ...

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  • by | May 3, 2013 7:00 AM

    It was difficult not to be impressed with Sony at CES. In fact, it's hard not to be impressed with the company now. It didn't necessarily steal the show in Las Vegas this year, but it was definitely among the several companies that made some rather large waves at the trade show that is less and less about mobile technology each year. At CES 2013, Sony unveiled a host of new consumer electronics. Among those new products were two new phones, the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, both of which quickly turned some heads. The two flagships from Sony offered all of the best specifications every ...

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  • by | April 23, 2013 4:07 PM

    Last summer, we learned that Google was taking the unusual step of adding a non-Nexus smartphone to the source repositories as part of the Android Open Source Project, with the introduction of a project for the Sony Xperia S. While that experiment wrapped-up several months later and saw the codebase move to a separate Sony-controlled repository, it was largely heralded as a success. With the Xperia S now showing its age, Sony is getting a more modern handset involved with the same sort of project, starting a new one to share AOSP code for the Xperia Z. This is still very much a ...

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  • by | April 7, 2013 5:25 PM

    It's been already a couple of weeks since the launch of both the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL at CES in Las Vegas, and still no US carriers have confirmed their adoption of either. Kind of ironic if you consider the fact that Sony chose the US to launch their new handsets and not MWC in Barcelona as everybody else does. Other than on AT&T, it's always hard to see a Sony handset reach US shores, but leaked photos could prove a complete change in the way Sony does business in the US. These photos are of a Sony Xperia Z with T-Mobile branding at the bottom, which could mean that you might ...

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  • by | March 29, 2013 7:00 AM

    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy S 4 or an HTC One, we know the ropes are complicated this spring if you're close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there's a lot to chose from. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Spring 2013. It's been a very innovative year for some companies, but a very slow one for others. This list was crafted as a consensus between all of our Pocketnow Staff, so hopefully you'll get a perspective as to what ...

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  • by | March 25, 2013 4:04 PM

    With devices like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 – successors to last year's most notable devices, the One X and Galaxy S III, respectively – just over the horizon, it's easy to dismiss other flagship models either currently available or approaching release. Sony's pair of flagships, for example, turned a lot of heads at CES this year. And the timely launch kept helped keep most potential users interested. But now that HTC's and Samsung's flagship devices are officially official and nearing retail shelves, it's becoming easier and easier for those very consumer to dismiss Sony and ...

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