Deal: Amazon Fire TV and 4K Fire TV, lowest price outside of Amazon Prime yet

The Amazon Fire TV and the 4K Fire TV are currently down to their lowest respected prices we’ve seen outside of Amazon’s Prime membership program. You can now snag the Fire TV streaming stick for $29.99, down from the usual price of $40, or the 4K Fire TV for $49.99, down from the usual $70.
Both devices come with Alexa-enabled voice remotes and open up the gates to a plethora of content, including 500,000 movies and TV episodes via Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO and other streaming services.
Here’s some other notable features of …


Ultra slow motion is almost as important as 4K 60 FPS footage?

This year, as always, phone manufacturers are pushing the hardware on their smartphones up to threshold and beyond, especially when it comes to cameras. While imagery is consistently good among the different brands’ top-tier devices, extra features that challenge the hardware have been introduced. Like 4K recording at 60 FPS, or the new ultra-slow-motion recording at the mind-boggling 960 FPS.

While these are currently features found on the Xperia XZ2, Galaxy S9, and iPhone X, rest assured that the competitors will look to add similar ones to their phones this year. It is at this thought …

4K 60 FPS recording or Super slow motion? Which of these camera features is more important to you?

With smartphones getting pretty even in power and screen quality nowadays, everyone is looking for ways to make their product stand out. We have the good old custom user interfaces doing a complete Android reskin, we’ve also got the ones that rock a pure Android experience and touting it as an advantage. Some are going well out of their way to add AI features where their usefulness is often questioned, and others will look into incorporating a ton of ways to securely lock your phone.

But the good old camera race is still ongoing. Nowadays, since everyone makes cameras that are more or less …

Galaxy S9 has a 5-minute rule on recording 4K 60fps video

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are some of the best video-recorders out there you can always carry with you, as they offer 4K 60fps footage and optical image stabilization, like Apple’s newer iPhones. We say “some of,” as Sony’s Xperia XZ2 can do true HDR video capture at 10-bit, but it maxes out the 4K recording at 30fps. 

While that’s the default on the S9, too, you can switch up to 60fps footage, like on the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, with the necessary warnings about resulting huge video files and so on. There is one more limitation that Samsung has placed …

Deal: Buy a Sony Xperia XZ Premium (with 4K screen) for just $479.99

Launched in the US back in June as one of Sony’s most expensive smartphones to date (at $799), the Xperia XZ Premium can now be bought for less than $500. Retailer B&H is currently selling the Luminous Chrome version of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium for $479.99 – after a $100 instant discount and an extra $120 coupon discount (visible when you’re adding the phone to your shopping cart). This deal is valid only until tomorrow, February 13, at 11:59 pm ET.
Meanwhile, other color versions of the Xperia XZ Premium (including black, pink, and red) are available for $599. …

Essential Phone now comes with free 4K 360-degree camera ($179 value)

The Essential Phone is one of the cheapest flagships you can buy in the United States at the moment. Moreover, the handset is not even one year old and its price has already been permanently cut by $200.

When Essential launched its first smartphone, it went on sale for $700, but possibly due to low customer interest it dropped the price down to just $500. The Essential Phone is available for this price at various US retailers, but Essential’s online store is selling it for $500 as well.

However, if you want a slightly better deal, you can have the Essential Phone along with a 360-degree …

"You will not be disappointed": Sony official might have teased that a 4K OLED Xperia is in the works

Just recently, we heard the rather too-good-to-be-true rumor that Sony might launch a certain Xperia flagship with a 4K OLED display in tow, which is unheard of on the mobile scene. A recent rumor based around a leaked spec sheet detailing the rumored Sony Xperia XZ Pro has been the originator of this speculation. Some job listings as well as a Sony official have recently poured more oil into the fire hinting that Sony is actively exploring the idea of 4K OLEDs and could theoretically surprise everyone soon.

“All I can say is that we are investing money in OLED displays. And very soon …

Sony Xperia XZ Pro expected to be unveiled in February with 4K OLED display

Sony Mobile has already introduced three new smartphones earlier this month at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), but the Japanese company saved the best devices for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will debut late next month.

One of the most expected Sony smartphones is probably the Xperia XZ Pro, the best of the best, top-of-the-line, one to rule them all, and possibly the company’s most expensive handset. The Xperia XZ Pro will be unveiled slightly ahead of MWC, but it will be showcased at the trade fair in February/March.

According to a leaked document, …

(Update: possibly fake) Sony's next flagship could feature 4K HDR OLED screen, potent dual camera, Snapdragon 845

UPDATE: After further inspection, we’ve established that the screenshots below are possibly falsified. The information extracted from them most likely isn’t accurate.
A few hours ago, we reported on a leaked list that allegedly revealed all of the major 2018 Android smartphones that will sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. One of the high-end handsets mentioned in the list was an intriguing Sony “Xperia XZ Pro-A” model that will supposedly break cover in June. 
The naming of the device certainly suggests that this …