Deal: Save $175 when you buy the Sony Xperia XZ Premium at Amazon

Sony’s last year flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium is once again available in the United States for much less than its launch price. If you’ve been eyeing one of the few smartphones that boast an impressive 4K display, the Xperia XZ Premium is now available on Amazon for just $525.

Considering Sony’s top-tier smartphone usually sells for $700 (at least that’s Amazon’s listed MSRP), customers will save $175 when they buy the Xperia XZ Premium. Even though the US retailer says only 9 units are left in stock, it also mentions that more are on the way.

It’s worth mentioning that only the …

There's a growing trend of 'gaming' phones, should Sony resurrect the Xperia Play brand?

First there was the Razer Phone, one from a legendary gaming hardware giant, then today Xiaomi’s fresh new sub-brand Black Shark hit us with its first affordable gaming phone, which is just the latest in the growing trend of such niche devices. There is an apparent market for these out there, and we surely appreciate that the Black Shark is not only a great gaming device, but also the cheapest (and the sole) Snapdragon 845-equipped phone with 4000mAh battery out there, yet there was one OG gaming phone maker that should take notice.
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Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be up for pre-order at Best Buy on April 13

Although B&H was the first US retailer to list Sony’s new flagships last month, it appears that the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are no longer available for pre-order.

The good news is Sony has just announced both phones will be launched in the United States in less than two weeks. The handset maker confirmed the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be available for pre-order only at Best Buy from April 13-19. Moreover, they will go on sale online on April 20, but only Best Buy will have them available.

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be available in-store at Best Buy starting May …

Most recent Sony Xperia phones have a hidden 120Hz display mode that you can't use

The 2017 Sony Xperia XZ Premium wasn’t a huge success for Sony sales-wise, but it had a real stand-out feature in the form of a beautiful, HDR-enabled 4K display. Shortly after the XZ Premium hit store shelves, rumors began to trickle that the phone’s display also has a high frame rate mode of 120Hz, much like the Razer Phone, which launched later in the year. Reports were contradictory, however, as enabling the 120Hz mode allegedly required making modifications to the kernel of the phone, so not many people, outside of developers and enthusiasts, were able to test it and confirm or deny the …

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hit the store shelves in Europe

Both Sony’s high-end smartphones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact went on pre-order in Europe last month, and many retailers claimed they will arrive in stock in early April. Some even offered great deals on the Xperia XZ2 where buyers would also get a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR headset for free.

In any case, if you haven’t placed a pre-order due to various reasons, you might be pleased to know Sony has already starting to sell the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact across Europe. In the UK, the former is available for purchase for £700, while the latter can be had for £530 outright.

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Apparently, Sony is not done with tablets

It’s been almost three years since Sony launched its last Android tablet, the Xperia Z4 Tablet, but that’s not surprising considering how much of the market share slates lost in the last couple of years.

However, it looks like the Japanese company plans to launch yet another tablet or let’s say two to be more precise. A teardown of the camera APK of the Sony Xperia XZ2 revealed some strings that suggest two Xperia tablets with 8-inch and 10-inch display are likely to be introduced soon.

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Deal: Sony Xperia XZ1 on sale for just $380 ($120 off) at B&H

Sony’s last year flagship, the Xperia XZ1 is now on sale in the United States for a price that many would consider a steal. It’s one of the few times that the smartphone’s price drops below $400, as far as we know.

US retailer B&H Video now offers the smartphone for just $380, down from $530 (according to the seller). However, you can find the Xperia XZ1 for $500 outright at many retailers across the country, but that’s still a $120 discount.

The only catch is the deal is only available for the Twilight Pink version of the Xperia XZ1. The other color options – Black, Horizon Blue, …

Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Bluetooth Speaker hands-on

Portable Bluetooth speakers are ubiquitous, even more when everyone under the sun has something to offer. And now that smart speakers are increasingly more desirable for their expansive functions beyond just being a speaker, it looks a bit grim for the Bluetooth speaker segment. Sony, though, isn’t ready to give up just yet, especially with its latest offering in the SRS-XB41.

Visually, it doesn’t necessarily break the mold with its design. In fact, it looks very much like your typical portably Bluetooth speaker – one that rectangular in shape and a sturdy mesh covering all around …

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the newest in a series of Sony phones made for those who want a phone of an almost lost kind: a compact and easily pocketable one.

The XZ2 Compact is also the first “Compact” Sony with a 2:1 screen and the first with a nearly bezel-less display, so in many ways, this is Sony’s best effort in making the most out of an already small phone.

But don’t be fooled and think compact means less powerful: this mini phone runs on the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 845 system chip while also having the same 19MP camera with support for 4K HDR …

Sony Xperia XZ2 Review

Sony has a new flagship phone, and this time it shows. It’s called the Sony Xperia XZ2, and it marks a stark shift in the company’s design philosophy, abandoning the flat, boxy appearance of its predecessors in favor of curved shapes and uninterrupted lines.

And the XZ2 isn’t just about looks. It’s also a multimedia powerhouse equipped with an 18:9 HDR display, front-facing stereo speakers, and a 19MP camera unique with its ability to shoot HDR video. Qualcomm’s fastest chip to date, the Snapdragon 845, completes this undoubtedly premium package.

But ultimately, is the Sony …