This might be your last chance to score a respectable Sony Xperia XA1 for a crazy low $180

Powered by Android 8.0 Oreo, and likely to get a P update… someday, the early 2017-released Sony Xperia XA1 costs just $180 unlocked, likely for a limited time only.

Sony Xperia XA2 scores early discount, Xperia XA1 family gets Oreo update

The recently released Sony Xperia XA2 is already marked down from $350 to as little as $318, while the older XA1, XA1 Ultra and XA1 Plus simultaneously make the jump to Android 8.0.

Sony admits night mode won’t be on its phones with Android Oreo

Giving its users all the blue light they need before bed, Sony has decided to stop including its short-lived blue light reduction feature at night.

Mid-range Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 go official with rear fingerprint sensors

The CES 2018-unveiled Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are billed as “borderless”, even though they’re not, while the L2 runs Android 7.1 out the box.

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 get pictured and rendered with rear fingerprint sensors

The upcoming Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 seem to have one very notable thing in common: a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

Sony Xperia XA2 may have been benchmarked with Android 8.0 and Snapdragon 630 SoC

The H4133 model number and mid-range specifications revealed at GFXBench loosely fit our expectations for an inexpensive Sony Xperia XA2.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra starts at $295 on Amazon, $300 elsewhere, down from $400 MSRP

Released in the US earlier this year at a starting price of $400, the 6-inch Full HD Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is now marked down to $295 and up.

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus makes US commercial debut at $380 with large battery, inactive fingerprint sensor

Another day, another overpriced Xperia phone. This time, it’s the $380 Sony Xperia XA1 Plus that lacks a killer feature or two to make US waves.

Mid-range 5.5-inch Sony Xperia XA1 Plus squeezes large battery into familiar design

The newly unveiled Sony Xperia XA1 Plus looks an awful lot like the XA1 and XA1 Ultra on the outside, sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p screen however.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra makes long overdue US debut at Best Buy for $400

It might be too late for the MWC 2017-unveiled Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra to become a US box-office hit, especially at $400 unlocked.

Only two months in and there’s a Sony Xperia XA1 deal on Amazon

Well, it’s barely been two months for the phone in the US and there’s a $50 subsidy on the mid-range level phone with some sharp cameras.

Sony reveals it still has two more flagship phones planned for 2017, no Xperia X Compact sequel

Sony’s “premium standard” smartphone line is apparently dead and buried, X Compact included, with two more high-enders instead in the works.

A rare breed: Sony Xperia XZ Premium Dual has separate microSD slot

Dual SIM phones usually have a hybrid slot for a possible microSD card. Sony has been more progressive in giving more connectivity and memory options.

US getting Sony Xperia XA1 on May 1

The typical suspects will be stocking and selling this mid-range Sony phone with a 23-megapixel main camera for about $300.

Sony Xperia L1 comes out of nowhere with 5.5-inch 720p screen, Android 7.0

Why does the Sony Xperia L1 exist? Hopefully, to hook up the company’s most cash-strapped fans with Nougaty software goodies.

Sony Xperia XA1 will debut on April 10 in the UK, Xperia X now deeply discounted stateside

With the Xperia XZ Premium still a ways off and wildly expensive, you might be inclined to give the lower-end Sony Xperia XA1 or Xperia X a chance.

MWC 2017 wrap-up: what *did* we just see?

The Nokia 3310 was not MWC. It was nowhere near the story of MWC. Huawei, LG, BlackBerry and Samsung led in Barcelona and we’ve got the in-betweens, too.

The MWC 2017 wrap-up we would’ve done in Barcelona, but… | #PNWeekly 242

…but that didn’t get to happen. So, our show for you this week comes with special guest Enobong Etteh and goes from Moto to Sony to Huawei.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands-on featuring XZs, XA1, XA1 Ultra at MWC 2017 (Video)

So, let’s get this straight: the XZ Premium, the XZs, the XA1 and the XA1 Ultra. Got that? Did we leave anyone behind? No? Then let’s do this video.

That surprising Sony Xperia XZ Premium is apparently the first commercial Snapdragon 835 phone

Is the Galaxy S8 running out of buzz and wow factor now that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is confirmed to roll out first with Snapdragon 835 inside?

Sony’s alphabet starts with Xperia XA1 Ultra and XA1 at MWC 2017

Last year’s Xperia XA was tailored as an entry-level gateway for Sony’s Android experience. Year 2 of the “X” experiment and the gateway’s blown wide open.