Xperia XZ Premium pre-orders now taken by Sony in Europe, high-end headphones offered as gift to early adopters

Several Sony e-stores in Europe are now officially taking pre-orders for the company’s 2017 flagship – the Xperia XZ Premium. While some third-party retailers already had pre-order listings on their websites for the last couple of months, what’s interesting to note here is that we have an official MSRP for the device alongside additional information regarding the gifts for early adopters. 
For example, purchasing an XZ Premium in the UK will cost you £649, and if you reserve your unit before the end of the month, you’ll be able to …

Leaked Meizu PRO 7 source code points to MediaTek Helio X30 chip and two Sony cameras on back

Meizu PRO 7 leaks have been fairly prominent this year, which gives us little doubt that the phone is being primed for a launch sometime soon. The latest piece of info-in-advance comes from peeking into source code files related to the smartphone. It was discovered that the PRO 7 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 processor, to the detriment of anyone expecting a Qualcomm chip to run the house.

Then again, Meizu and Big Q have poor relations, while Samsung is unable to sell Exynos chips to interested customers due to a clause. So we’re betting …

Sony 'Xperia X Ultra' surfaces with 6.4-inch, 21:9 display

If you’re familiar with the new LG G6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 duo, you’ll have noticed a recurring theme with regards to their displays. The G6’s screen touts an 18:9 aspect ratio while the panels of the S8 duo are 18.5:9 — both essentially twice as tall as they are wide. The idea seems to be that users can navigate more content without the device becoming too unwieldy, and with plenty of streamed video being filmed at 2:1 these days, it makes overall sense. With LG and Samsung having laid down their cards, it’s only natural that other OEMs will begin to follow suit, and a new leak suggests that …

Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra now available in Europe

The Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are two of the smartphones that Sony unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress. The Japanese company promised to bring the devices to market in the Q2, but an exact release date hasn’t been given at that time.

Although previous rumors claimed the Xperia XA1 might arrive in some European countries sometime in April, it appears that it took Sony an extra two weeks to make both phones available on the market.

Sony fans can get the mid-range Xperia XA1 for around €280 outright, whereas the larger Xperia XA1 Ultra costs €100 …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZs is already $79 cheaper at Amazon

Officially released in the US last month, the Sony Xperia XZs is a pretty expensive unlocked smartphone, normally costing $699. Fortunately, the handset can already be purchased at a lower price if you’re getting it from Amazon.

Right now, Amazon is selling the Xperia XZs in black for $619.90 – that’s $79 off. You can also get the blue and silver versions of the smartphone, but these aren’t much cheaper than at launch, currently costing $683.90 and $684.90, respectively. All three models are available via Amazon Prime, and come with US warranty.

Being a …

Sony Xperia XZs Review

Sony is dishing out flagships like there’s no tomorrow. Last year, the Japanese OEM was probably the most prolific top-of-the-line manufacturer of them all. And this year, at MWC, Sony decided to update its flagship line once more. The result were two new phones – the adequately refreshed Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the less-novelty Xperia XZs.

Leaving the XZ Premium aside, let’s dive into the XZs and see what’s what with the device.

In terms of hardware, little has changed from the XZ. The new phone uses almost exactly the same body design, and almost the same internals …

First Sony Xperia XZ Premium benchmark results show great promise

The Xperia XZ Premium is the Sony’s first smartphone equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the same CPU that’s inside Samsung’s flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

However, unlike Samsung’s smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium is not yet available for purchase, though, it can be pre-ordered in many countries across the globe. As we reported a few days ago, Sony Xperia XZ Premium is likely to make its debut on the market at the end of May or early June.

If you’ve been wondering how powerful the Xperia XZ Premium really is in comparison …

Deal: Get the Sony Xperia X for just $250 from B&H

Perhaps the best thing about smartphones’ frantic release pace is the fact that, while everyone’s raving about the newest and latest, previous generation devices that are by no means obsolete get some great price cuts. Such is the case here: all the newest Xperias have either been newly-released, or are just around the corner, and meanwhile last year’s Xperia X is now selling for just $250, which is $100 less than its normall asking price.

The deal comes courtesy of B&H, and comes in all three of the phone’s color options: Graphite Black, Lime Gold, …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium arrives in the UK earlier than expected

Despite the fact that all of our previous reports claimed Sony Xperia XZ Premium would hit the shelves in Europe in early June, it looks like the flagship smartphone will be available much earlier in the UK.

At least one UK retailer announced that it would be able to secure Xperia XZ Premium stock and plans to sell it later this month. According to Unlocked-mobile, the flagship will be available for purchase in the week commencing May 22.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is already available for pre-order in the UK, and customers who buy one now are also getting a …

Deal: Best Buy has the Sony Xperia XA on sale for just $149.99

The Xperia XA has been a solid choice for those looking for a mid-range Android smartphone for almost a year now. Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress 2016, the Xperia XA made its debut in June, and it’s still available for purchase in many countries.

US retailer Best Buy has a great deal on the Sony Xperia XA, which is likely to end very soon. Although the smartphone usually costs $249.99, Best Buy now offers the handset for just $149.99 outright.

Moreover, customers will be able to pick any of the four colors available at Best Buy: black, …