Sony Xperia XZ Premium now comes with a free 64 GB memory card

Available in the US since June, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the newest high-end smartphones on the market, and it’s also among the most expensive models out there, costing $799.99 unlocked. If you’re not exactly sure you should spend that kind of money on an XZ Premium, maybe the offer that we’re presenting in this article will convince you.

Focus Camera (one of Sony’s authorized dealers in the US) is currently selling the new Xperia with a few extras in the box. More exactly, for $799, you’re getting the smartphone itself, plus a 64 GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 …


Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance receive a new update, see what's included

A new update has started rolling out OTA (over the air) for Sony’s two 2016 flagships – the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ. The firmware upgrade contains the recently-released Android security update for the month of July and should bump the build number of both handsets to 41.2.A.7.35.

At the time of writing, the size of the patch isn’t known, but if its contents are similar to the one introduced on the Xperia X, it should weigh in at about 90-100MB. Currently, the patch is available to only a few regions, so you might have to …

Watch the Sony Xperia XZ Premium passing scratch and bend tests like the premium phone that it is

Officially released in the US last month, the Xperia XZ Premium is one of Sony’s most expensive smartphones to land stateside, as it’s being sold for $799.99 unlocked. At this price, one would expect the XZ Premium to be a very well made handset, and it looks like it is.

The durability test that you can watch below was made by JerryRigEverything – famous on YouTube for his non-bogus tests. As you can see in the video, the front and rear of the XZ Premium (including its cameras) are protected by Gorilla Glass 5 – this makes the phone as scratch-resistant as Apple’s and Samsung’s latest flagships. …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium tutorial: Here's how to enable constant 4K display resolution

Pssst. Pssst! Got a Sony Xperia XZ Premium?
If so, then you’re probably awed by its super-crisp 4K display… that’s actually downscaling content to Full HD 1080p by default. 
Yes, as per Sony, “4K (and 4K HDR with 4K HDR content) is used in the Album and Video apps and third party apps with 4K (and 4K HDR) content. Everything else, so homescreen, apps, menus, etc are shown in Full HD.”

A bummer, isn’t it? Having a 4K display on paper but not using it to its full potential… Well, lucky for all of you tinkerers out …

Sony adds the Xperia XZ Premium to the Open Devices program

Sony Mobile has just announced that it has added the Xperia XZ Premium to the Open Devices program, which would allow developers to cook up and flash their own version of Android Nougat on the flagship smartphone.

The Open Devices program is aimed at developers, not at consumers, since the software provided can be unstable due to its early stage. Sony will offer those who wish to start creating AOSP for the Xperia XZ Premium with the necessary tools to build and test their custom ROMs.

You can access all the resources you need through our Open Devices page …

Users complain about Xperia XZs and XZ Premium camera distortion, Sony responds

When Sony announced the new Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium this year, it talked up a storm about the new Motion Eye camera. Better detail, better light capture, super-fast focus, super-slow slow motion, the works. But it seems it’s not all roses and sunshine with Sony’s top-tier mobile cameras.

Users have started to complain and report a lens distortion issue with the new flagships. Now, distortion is something that has plagued many cameras before, with the edges of photos getting severely warped, but that’s what sticking a wide angle camera in a thin body …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium officially released in the US

Exactly one week after it started taking pre-orders for the Xperia XZ Premium in the US, Sony is now officially selling the smartphone stateside. The handset, which is Sony’s newest flagship, can be bought from Amazon and Best Buy, and is offered unlocked for $799.99.

As you can see following the source links below, right now, only the black and chrome (silver) versions of the Xperia XZ Premium are in stock at Amazon and Best Buy. Both retailers say they will have a pink model in stock starting July 3.

The Xperia XZ Premium is a water-resistant, Android …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Q&A: Your questions answered!

Sony’s latest premium flagship handset, the Xperia XZ Premium, should be launched on a trove of major markets around the world in the coming days and weeks. With a proper 4K display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and an intriguing camera package, the device is most definitely going to garner some attention, and with good reason — we had the pleasure of reviewing that one a few weeks ago and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise, a worthy flagship befitting Sony’s stature.

As the device’s global release nears, we thought it would be a good idea to help potential adopters …

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ Premium in the US

Starting today, June 12, US consumers can pre-order Sony’s latest top-of-the-line smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium. The handset is available only unlocked, and can be ordered from Amazon and Best Buy. As you can see at the source links below, both retailers are asking $799.99 for the new Xperia.

With its water-resistant metal and glass design, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium certainly looks attractive, albeit it’s not too different from other Sony flagships released in recent years. Of course, the XZ Premium comes with various improvements over its predecessors – including a mighty Snapdragon …

Best cases to protect your shiny, new Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Alright, guys, Sony has announced that its second 4K smartphone — the Xperia XZ Premium — is headed for the US and will be landing on the 19th of June with a price tag of $799.99. Yeah, it’s a pricey top-tier handset, but hey — we guess that’s the price of the super-sharp 4K display.

So, yeah, it’s a pretty phone, but it’s also an expensive phone. You will probably want to have at least one case for it — if not for everyday use, then for just special occasions where you will be spending more time out and about with increased risks of dropping the handset. Of course, …