Category Archives: Sony

Sony Xperia XZ Premium. New colour and update to Android Oreo

Hurray. Sony’s June flagship, Xperia XZ Premium, is getting a new colour variant. It is called Rosso, although I imagine most normal people will be calling it red instead. XZ Premium Rosso should go out for sale sometime in November.What else? As it turns out, Xperia XZ Premium’s OS will stay quite up to date for a while, as Sony wants to update it to Oreo 8.0 before the end of this year. The update will be available to Japanese owners first, but should go out globally shortly afterwards. ...

Sailfish X, a new operating system for Sony Xperia X

Jolla, Finnish tech company, has officially introduced Sailfish X, a Sailfish operating system for Sony Xperia X smartphone. OS will become available for pre-order on September 27th, for a price of €49.90. Now that we have the basic info out of the way, what the heck is this Sailfish, and why does it exist?Well, it is an OS. Duh. As to why would someone want to work on this Sailfish X instead of Android, there is a list of good sides of owning this OS, although Jolla also informs us that users may face some difficulties, like lack of support for fingerprint sensor or FM radio and ...

This is what Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact might look like

We already know quite a bit about the Sony Xperia XZ1 – I even wrote about that phone yesterday. Today it is time to learn more about the lil’ brother of that phone, Xperia XZ1 Compact. The picture above is not an official graphic released by Sony, but a third-party render. It’s supposed accuracy comes from the fact that it was supposedly based on technical drawing of the device – if true, then it is accurate indeed.The render shows us that Compact is in fact smaller than the full XZ1, although it is also a bit thicker. An NFC module appears at the back of the phone, ...

New leaked images of Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1 is supposed to make its first official appearance on August 31st, on Sony’s IFA conference in Berlin. As is always the case with popular smartphones, closeness of the official reveal by no means stops anyone from digging for and revealing any bit of information offered about the device. Today’s bit is a bunch of pictures, said to be official press images of the XZ1. What do these images tell us about the phone? Not a lot, at least not a lot we did not already know. The device will be available in at least two different colour variants, namely pink and black. It ...

Unofficial Xperia XZ1 render and video leak

A bunch of renders and a 3D video on Sony Xperia XZ1 have been put online by an unknown source. While unofficial, these pictures correlate with a live rear image of the device that was uploaded online some time ago. Features that can be found on the pictures include:– Silver colour variant,– SIM card slot on the left side,– USB Type-C port,– Volume, Power and camera buttons on the right side.In case you want a refresh on the phone’s specification, here is what we know so far:– Snapdragon 835 CPU,– 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, microSD storage expander,– ...

Sony G8441 made it to benchmark listings agains

New Sony mobile device, listed as Sony G8441 has just been listed on Geekbench. This is not the first time this phone this device was listed on benchmarks, as it was already listed on AnTuTu a couple weeks ago. Geekbench benchmark added more info to the already known specification. As it is now, Sony G8441 (which may or may not turn out to be Xperia Z1 Compact) will look like this:– 5.2′ display, 720p or FHD resolution,– Snapdragon 835 CPU,– 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM,– 8mpx/8mpx camera setup,– 2800mAh battery.Rumours from even earlier, from May, paint G8441 in an ...

Sony Xperia Z5 faces serious performance issues after the Android 7.1.1 update

Latest Xperia devices have been receiving Android 7.1.1 updates ever since the end of June, and for a while, everything was good. Now, though, it looks like the update is plagued by a number of issues that may destabilize performance of any updated Xperia Z5 smartphone. According to the word online, these issues include drastic drop in apps response speed, device crashing, rebooting out of blue and even increasing its temperature to unusually high levels.Sony has yet to release statement on the matter. One possible – though unofficial – solution to the problem is disabling the ...

Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted on Geekbench

Device with a model number G8341, which most believe to be Sony Xperia XZ1, has hit the Internet again, this time via Geekbench. It confirms what we already knew about the phone, namely the 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 835 CPU. We are still not sure whether the phone’s OS will be Android 7.1 or, as was rumoured before, Android O. If other sources of info are to be believed, G8341 will sport 5.2′ screen that displays 1080p resolution and a price tag of $860. ...