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Sony brings Lollipop to more Xperias and teases it for legacy 2013 devices

Learn more about which Sony Xperia devices are getting Android 5.0 Lollipop both today, next week, and in the following weeks as well.

Reviews, cheap phones, and updates – Week 29 recap: week in review

Our week 29 recap includes a review and contest for the OnePlus One, updates for 2 operating systems, and a gaggle of other goodies for the world of mobile.

LG G3 Beat vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: phones in totally different leagues

Our LG G3 Beat vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact specs comparison tells us that these phones are vastly different, yet they have much in common. Find out why here.

Pick up a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for just $350

Check out this latest Sony Xperia Z1 Compact deal, which will let you get yourself Sony’s beastly mini phone for a ridiculous price of just 349 US dollars.

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now up for sale in the US

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now available unlocked through the manufacturer’s online store in the United States of America. Learn where to buy one here.

Empty Nest: what I miss (and don’t) about the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact is the only mini flagship to live up to its high-end breeding. Here’s what I remember most (and least) fondly from my time with it.

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: spec-to-spec comparison

If you look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact spec comparison sheet attached, you’ll realize that these two are in different leagues.

Sony already delivering Android 4.4.4 updates, leaving other OEMs in its wake

Sony is stepping up its game when it comes to releasing Android updates, and the latest Sony Android 4.4.4 updates are already hitting phones.

Sony talks US availability (or lack thereof) for latest Xperia models

Sony shares news of the start of Sony Xperia Z2 US sales, set to begin sometime this summer.

Sony delivers fix for Xperia audio glitches

Get the details on the new Sony Xperia audio fix, going out to recent Xperia models starting this week.

KitKat updates incoming for Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra

Get the details on the new Sony Xperia KitKat updates going out beginning today.

There’s nothing ‘G2’ about the G2 mini

So-called miniature versions of flagship smartphones continue to launch. Read why we aren’t smitten with the G2 mini and its miniature competition.

Four reasons we want more Sony smartphones in 2014

It hasn’t taken long for our perception of Sony smartphones to shift from “overpriced and undercooked” to “get in my pocket.” Here’s four reasons why.

Bring on the salt water smartphones

Give your smartphone salt water to drink, and you’re in for a costly replacement. But shouldn’t we be past this by now?

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto X (Video)

They’re both small flagships, but that’s about all these smartphones have in common. Join us for a Sony-on-Motorola slugfest in Xperia Z1 Compact vs Moto X!

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: small phone, big performance

Sony’s latest Z1 variant is definitely palm-friendly, but is it everything you expect in a premium smartphone? Find out in our Xperia Z1 Compact review!

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Apple iPhone 5c (Video)

One’s a stripped-down flagship, the other a “no compromise” mini-spec beast. How do they compare? Find out in our new video: Xperia Z1 Compact vs iPhone 5c!

From “no” to “whoa” in 15 months: a week on the new T-Mobile

When I tested T-Mobile coverage back in 2012, I found it subpar at best. But my recent return to the smallest carrier has shown me the meaning of comeback.

Xperia Z1 Compact unboxing (Video)

Sony claims it’s a “no compromise” small smartphone – and judging from the earbuds, it’s off to a good start. Join us for our Xperia Z1 Compact unboxing!

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact owners reporting flash bleed problems

See what’s going wrong with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact flash problem currently being reported.

Sony Xperia Z2: here’s what we want

What will the Xperia Z2 entail? We aren’t sure yet, but rumors are painting a pretty picture. Read our Sony Xperia Z2 wishes here!

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact available at O2 UK

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact available at O2 UK in all colors. If you want the flagship specs and the smaller form factor, check this out. It isn’t cheap though.

Pocketnow Weekly 080: HTC M8 x, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a $50 Motorola smartphone & a resurgent BlackBerry

“Our revels now are ended.” So it was in The Tempest, and so it is in the post-vacation world. HTC M8 x, Note 3 Neo, & much more in this week’s podcast!

Sony Xperia Z1S available on T-Mobile, as Z1 Compact gets root ahead of availability

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S available for $528 as the Z1 Compact is getting its root treatment ahead of the device’s official availability. Check it out!

This is how Sony can improve its presence in the US

Can Sony succeed in the US? Judging by its smartphone performance in 2013, it’s a tough call. Read what Sony can do to turn things around stateside.