Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact specs and price info leaked out

Two of Sony’s high-end smartphones will be much less expensive than Samsung’s upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, at least according to a new report coming from Sweden.

The most expensive of the two Sony upcoming handsets, the Xperia XZ2 is said to boast a large 5.7-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating and 18:9 aspect ratio. As expected, the phone will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

The slightly cheaper and much smaller model, the Xperia XZ2 Compact has a similar hardware under the chassis, but a 5-inch display …

Sony's upcoming Xperia XZ2 Compact may have just popped up online

Despite the fact that Sony usually introduces new Xperia Compact smartphones in the second half of the year, a certain Xperia XZ2 Compact model has just appeared in a live picture next to a Xperia Z5 Compact.

Although it’s just a prototype unit, we can’t help but wonder whether or not Sony plans to reveal the new compact smartphone later this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The person who leaked the picture claims the final design of the Xperia XZ2 Compact may look different than what we’re seeing here, which is quite understandable considering this is just a prototype unit.

The …

Sony Xperia X and X compact Android 8.0 update available!

Sweet news for all Sony Xperia X and X Compact owners, as Sony Mobile started rolling out the update to Android 8.0 as of today!
Firmware update 34.4.A.0.364 will bring in the so-desired, Android 8.0, in addition to some other improvements regarding the camera and security. In this update, users will get the latest Android Security patch, fixing some security issues. Added are two new camera features – Predictive Capture, which lets the camera automatically buffer images when it detects a smile and Autofocus Burst, aimed to help you capture moving objects without the blur. Reworked …

A possible 5" Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with super-pocketable dimensions clears the FCC

Just yesterday, we took you on a journey through all the rumors and hearsay pertaining to what we expect to be Sony’s next top-shelf device, the intriguing Xperia XZ Pro, which could potentially be the very first device with a 4K OLED display on deck.

Well, an upcoming Xperia device just received its FCC certification, and no, it doesn’t look like it’s the anticipated Xperia XZ Pro. However, it could spell good news for those Android enthusiast on the lookout for a new – and compact – device.
See, the newly-certified device has a screen size of nearly …

Elephone U Pro brings big, curved OLED display in a compact 'bezel-less' design

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Curved OLED displays aren’t just a Samsung prerogative any more, it seems, as Elephone is eking out models with such screens, but made by one of the largest display companies in China. BOE introduced a flexible OLED screen back in October, and Elephone is seemingly the first one to take advantage of the gear that breaks Samsung and LG’s duopoly in the industry of thin, frugal displays with ultrahigh contrast ratio.

Curved …

Vernee Active is a rugged compact Android with '3-day battery' and 128 GB storage

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Looking for a rugged Android, but the Galaxy S8 Active is out of reach for at least two reasons? Check out Vernee’s new Active handset, which has learned to protect itself as a child on the mean streets, but has now grown to a 5.5″ adult with an octa-core chipset, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, plus a whopping 4200 mAh battery. Given the …

Weird new Compact Xperia pops up on benchmark site: is Sony pulling a OnePlus X?

The Sony Xperia Compact series phones are a favorite of Android users who prefer small devices. In a world where a 5.2-inch display seems to be the absolute minimum for a flagship phone, Sony seems to be the only one who caters to the niche that prefers a small, but still powerful device. The Compact series gets refreshed every couple of years and will usually have top-tier specs, but a 4.6-inch screen and a much smaller body than the mainstream flagships of the year. The only exception to this trend is 2016’s Xperia X Compact, which was a midranger, disappointing fans …

The best compact phones of 2017

In 2017, the concept of what a “compact phone” could be was flipped around and old notions were shaken up. Since the introduction of the 18:9 aspect ratios, saying that a phone’s display has a 5.7-inch diagonal size doesn’t really mean that you’ll be holding a large phablet in your hand. On the contrary — it might just be a nicely narrow, easy to wield phone.

So, in this new age of smartphones, what is to be considered a small handset? Manufacturers have been stubbornly sticking to a 5-inch minimum for most of their screens in the recent past, which made it hard …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now costs $505 (or $549 with a $50 Best Buy gift card included)

About a month after making its US debut, the Sony Xperia XZ1
Compact – one of the world’s first smartphones to run Android 8 Oreo out of the
box – is now almost $100 cheaper.


Amazon is currently offering the Xperia XZ1 Compact starting
at $504.99 – $95 off the phone’s launch price ($599.99). Only the black version
of the XZ1 Compact is available for $504.99, while the other three color
verstions – pink, blue, silver – cost $549.99.


Best Buy is discounting the Xperia XZ1 Compact, too, selling
the phone for $549.99, regardless of color. Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift
card …

Deal: Unlocked Sony Xperia X Compact is on sale at Best Buy for $280 (30% off)

The Xperia X Compact is one of the many Sony smartphones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. We’re not sure how much popular the handset is among Android fans, but the Xperia X Compact seems a bit overpriced at nearly $400.

Having a 4.6-inch display with HD (720p) resolution doesn’t help either. On the bright side, the phone boasts an impressive 23-megapixel rear-facing camera and a decent hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.

If you’ve been looking for a mid-end Xperia smartphone, one that would not force you to break the bank, then you might …