Sony kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra

Sony has just started to deploy the Android Oreo update for a couple of Xperia smartphones: Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra. All three devices are now eligible for the update, but it might take a few weeks to reach all devices since this is a staged rollout.

Although we don’t know much about what other changes have been included in the update aside from the usual Android Oreo improvements, we do know for sure that it includes the February security patch.

Sony has yet to confirm the rollout, but we don’t think that will happen. Still, some Xperia XA1 users report they have successfully …

Save 50% on Bose's SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones at Amazon

If you happen to own an Apple device and need a pair of headphones to go with it, Bose might have the right accessories for you. The SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones promise to offer deep, rich sound across a wide frequency range.

Since they’re not wireless, they come with an inline microphone and remote right on the cable, which should allow users to switch between calls and music with select iPhone models. Also, you’ll be getting a protective carrying case in the box.

Usually, the Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones sell for $129, but Amazon has them on sale for 53% off, which …

Deal alert: refurbished Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra for just $229.99!

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Sony’s Xperia XA line is a relatively new Sony smartphone line, which was first to shake things up a bit design-wise. It has these razor-thin side bezels, making it extremely easy to wrap your hand around the phone. Still, it has huge top and bottom bezels, but it makes up for that with a high-res, optically-stabilized selfie camera and stereo, front-firing speakers.

The Xperia XA1 Ultra is a midrange phablet through and …

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 …

HTC U Ultra finally starts getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update

It’s been more than eight months since HTC promised the U Ultra will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, but that’s not unusual. If you patiently waited for the update and kept the HTC U Ultra, your patience will be rewarded soon because the Taiwanese handset maker has just started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U Ultra.

For the time being, three countries are getting the update: Taiwan, India, and Italy. However, we can safely assume the update will arrive in more markets in the coming weeks, so keep tapping that Update button from time to time.

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Deal: Buy a Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, get water-resistant headphones for free

At the end of January, Sony announced that its two new Xperia XA2 phones would be officially launched in the US on February 16. However, Focus Camera, one of Sony’s authorized dealers, is already selling the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (the largest among the two handsets), and it’s even offering a nice gift alongside it. 
If you’re buying your XA2 Ultra from Focus Camera, you’ll be receiving a free pair of Sony MDR-XB510AS in-ear headphones. Normally priced at $59, these headphones feature extra bass, and are water-resistant – which means you can wear them when working …

Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra Review

Looking at sales, Sony hasn’t been tremendously successful in the smartphone business, yet it’s one of the few major players to remain consistent with its devices, and this has to count for something. The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are two of the latest well-rounded, mid-range phones that Sony has in tow for the US market. Both come with the promises of long battery life and spectacular camera performance, and no less importantly, they’re among the first Xperia handsets to have functional fingerprint scanners on board – a feature that has been missing from US-bound Sony phones until now. But …

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 price and availability revealed

Sony has officially announced pricing and availability info for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and the Xperia L2. The mid-range trio which broke cover at CES 2018 in early January will be available in the United States through Amazon and Best Buy. Here’s a table with all the important details:

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Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra vs. Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra – what's new?

Earlier this week, at CES 2018, Sony unveiled two new mid-range Android Oreo smartphones that succeed the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra of last year. Called Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, the new handsets are already available to pre-order in the US, being offered unlocked for $349 and $449, respectively.

While Sony didn’t drastically change the design of its new Xperia XA family, the XA2 and XA2 Ultra look better than their predecessors, thanks in no small part to their reduced top and bottom bezels. Another thing that’s almost instantly noticeable on both handsets is the presence of fingerprint …

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 now up for pre-order in the US

Unveiled last week at CES (Consumers Electronics Show) 2018, Sony’s new lineup of Xperia smartphones is already available for pre-order in the United States. All three smartphones – Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 – are now listed at Best Buy as unlocked devices.

The most expensive of the three, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is available for pre-order in four colors (Blue, Black, Silver, and Gold) for $450. The smartphone is expected to hit shelves in about from now, on February 16.

Next in line, Sony Xperia XA2 costs $350 and comes in Silver, Black, Blue, …