Posts tagged with: Xperia Z2
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    One of the things we dislike about Sony phones is that their sales are restricted to non-US markets for the most part, but it sounds like this could be changing in the future -- we did of course see what's probably the Xperia Z3 go through the FCC's certification process recently. Today the company's current flagship is available for purchase, as it looks like Xperia Z2 US sales are finally a go. Before we get into availability details, let's talk specifications (because that's what everyone cares about, right?). The Xperia Z2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC clocked at 2.3 GHz, a ...

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    Like many smartphones, Sony's Xperia Z2 does not support wireless charging out of the box. For proponents of the tech, that's a big deal, as lowering the bar of entry for wireless charging is often mentioned as being of paramount importance to helping it really catch on. But at least Sony was ready to give users the next best thing, and announced back in May its intention to release official Z2 accessories: a charging plate and wireless charging cover. Except now all of a sudden, near every trace of those products seems to have been wiped clear of Sony's site, leaving us wondering if the ...

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    By the time you folks are reading this, I'm probably half-way to my destination at the Adriatic Sea. Taking a vacation for the first time in years was one of the most difficult decisions I had to recently take, but I'm leaving -- for a tad more than a week -- knowing that Pocketnow is in good hands with my dear colleagues I couldn't be more proud of. The Nokia Lumia 1020, with its camera grip case, is the main phone I'm packing, and you know why that is: pictures. I don't plan on taking a lot of pictures, but those that I do choose to take, I want them to be good, and the Lumia 1020 is my ...

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    Ever since the Sony Xperia Z2 came out, we've been wondering about details surrounding a move into United States territory. Sony historically hasn't been too prompt, with examples like the T-Mobile Xperia Z1S for show. That said, several images have hit the internet straight from Sony showing a Verizon Z2 -- could this be happening? Today, a leaked Verizon document shows us that it's likely that a Sony Xperia Z2 Verizon release is imminent. It's been many months since its release, but the Xperia Z2 is still no slouch. As evidenced by our review, it stacks up well against the HTC One M8 ...

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    Update: We have ourselves a winner! Manish Gohil, congratulations, as you're headed home with the Xperia Z2 with custom Pocketnow skin from the guys at dbrand. Check your inbox for details on how we're getting this baby to you, and thanks to everyone who participated! Stop back around on Monday for details on entering the next contest in our series of Pocketnow giveaways. ___ Ever notice how it doesn't matter how perfectly capable your current smartphone is, how well-suited its hardware is to your particular needs, when all of a sudden a shiny new model walks in the room and has you ready ...

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    The close of June marks an end to the latest season of smartphone shindigs: WWDC and Google I/O are behind us, and we've still got a couple months to go until IFA. What's a smartphone fan to do in the interim? Pocketnow's got plenty of news, reviews, and features coming out over the next few weeks to keep even the most fickle smartphone user interested, but this year we thought we'd spice things up even more with a special month-long event. A couple weeks back we brought you our latest smartphone giveaway, as Huawei helped us award a lucky Pocketnow reader a new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. That ...

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    If we had to compare today's Sony Xperia offerings with what Sony-Ericsson offered years ago, I'm sure we can all agree that this is a far better company. The Japanese giant has become much more aggressive about its smartphone line-up both in hardware and in software, and even though it continues to be slow in the US market, its Asian offerings are great. Those of you that were wondering what's so hot about the Sony Xperia Z2a that was announced a couple of days ago, the answer is a lot as back then we only had reports, and the official launch didn't make the specs official. Even though ...

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    Sony is quite famous lately for its Xperia line-up, and specially the Sony Xperia Z2 that we just reviewed. The company has done a marvelous job in improving on all the things we missed on the Z1 with this new smartphone, though not all is fun and games. The fact that you can't really buy this phone in the US unless you go for it unlocked is quite unfortunate, though Sony seems to be hard-at-work to change that. We've seen some leaked images lately that point to the Sony Xperia Z2 being launched in Verizon lately, though its hard to even call these leaks, as most of these have come ...

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    Ever since Sony posted a render of an Xperia Z2 with a Verizon Wireless logo, the hype has been intense for the device. While we still don't know if it's coming or not, images of the phone certainly have us thinking it's on the way. Today, we're getting a lot more information about the device, including the model number, codename, and release timeframe. The reason for the delay of the Verizon model compared to the regular GSM one is allegedly due to the fact that an LTE-Advanced model must make its way through testing, and then the Verizon certification process (something that is infamous ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z2a will most probably see the light of day next month in Taiwan, according to reports, but there is still no information on whether we'll see a wider, maybe even global roll-out of the device. When compared spec-to-spec with the flagship Xperia Z2, the Xperia Z2a has a lot in common with its bigger brother, but, at the same time, it's also different in some aspects. What the Xperia Z2a and the Z2 have in common are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, the 20.7MP camera with the Exmor RS sensor, and, of course, the water and ...

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    In terms of smartphone offerings, this year is shaping up to be one of the most impressive ever. Not only are manufacturers managing to pull together some of the most advanced specifications into a single device, they are also (finally) focusing on things like user experience, software optimization, and sheer performance. And to top it all off, some are giving design and hardware more attention than in past years. The end result is stellar smartphones, all of which run well, look gorgeous, and offer a horde of useful features. Don't get me wrong. While these phones are more well-rounded ...

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    The 2014 Sony flagship is the phone that, according to our findings, is worth every penny. However, despite goodies like a water and dust resistant build, one of the negative items on some future possible owners' lists was the lack of wireless charging support. Sony has thought of that, apparently, and equipped the phone with a viable accessory solution. The Xperia Z2 wireless charging cover is QI compatible. It also helps prop the device, acting as a kickstand, while offering an extra layer of protection. The Sony Xperia Z2 wireless charging plate is what fuels the charging cover, with a ...

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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    Last month, I reviewed the Verizon HTC One M8. Like my colleague Michael Fisher, I gave it one of our highest review scores ever … and rightly so. The design is phenomenal, the software is surprisingly great, and the user experience is off the charts. The camera, of course, could stand to be better, but the One M8 is still one of the most impressive handsets I've ever used. A few days after publishing my review, however, I started to miss the One M8 … for several reasons. Most importantly, the M8 ships with dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers. Like last year, these front-firing ...

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    When we reviewed the Nokia Lumia Icon earlier this year, I called it the "best Windows Phone yet." Michael thought I was being dramatic … until he had a go with the phone himself, in which he called it "Verizon's first great Windows Phone." Last week, Michael published our review of the Xperia Z2 from Sony and said it's "worth every penny." That's a tall claim in a world where several of what many consider the best Android phones around can be had for around half the price. No less, we thought it would be fitting to compare what we've found to be two of the most high-end, well-rounded, ...

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