Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium and XZs are getting a camera distortion fix


Four of Sony’s recent high-end smartphones – the Xperia XZ1,
XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, and Xperia XZs – feature rear cameras with lenses that
are a bit wider than on most smartphones. While this means you can capture more
of your surroundings in just one shot, it also means photos can exhibit some
visible perspective distortion.   

 

Plenty of Sony fans have been complaining about the
distortions that the new Xperia cameras are producing, and, thankfully, Sony
now has a fix for the problem. 
The fix comes in the form of a software update,
and includes a “Correction for …


Xperia XZ1 vs XZs vs XZ Premium: Sony flagship comparison

Staying true to its half-year upgrade cycle, Sony has announced its new top smartphone, the Xperia XZ1. If you were hoping for something brand new and revolutionary from Sony, just move on, because it isn’t here. Not this year. This year, we have yet another small refinement to the company’s flagships phone formula, resulting in a very minor upgrade over the XZs, which was released in the first half of the year. Still, the XZ1 is here, so we figured we could take a closer look at the few differences between Sony’s new flagship, the XZs, and, why not! – the XZ Premium big-screen …

Deal: The Sony Xperia XZs and its super slow-mo camera get a 22% discount, save $150

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSony Xperia XZs 64GB, US unlocked, Warm SilverAmazonNew$545.72 ($699.99)
22% offN/A
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If you’re a Sony fan looking to buy a nice Xperia smartphone, you might want to check out Amazon’s latest offer for the Sony Xperia XZs. The smaller 2017 Sony high-ender was initially priced at $699 in the US, but the e-commerce site currently has the Warm Silver version listed for $545.72 – a discount of more than $150 (22%).
The XZs is a rather interesting member of the Japanese company’s …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZs now costs less than $600

If you’re looking to buy a high-end smartphone made by Sony, but you’re not ready to pay $800 for an Xperia XZ Premium, we’re happy to inform you that you can now purchase an Xperia XZs for less than $600.

Initially launched in the US for $699, the XZs was subject to a $79 price cut a couple of months ago – however, that was the case only for the black version of the handset. Right now, both Amazon and Best Buy are selling the unlocked Xperia XZs for $599.99, regardless of color variant (black, blue, or silver).

It’s not clear if this a permanent price …

Display brightness and outdoor visibility comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 vs LG G6 vs Google Pixel vs Sony Xperia XZs

It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere, but you surely have noticed already: the temperatures have hit new record highs and the mood has quietly settled into that relaxed summer vibe.
Whether you are spending your spare time by a swimming pool, the beach or hiking the mountains, you are most likely accompanied by the one device that never leaves your pocket: your smartphone.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which one is the brightest of them all?Unfortunately, using a smartphone in the summer days can be a pain for one very …

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 …

Deal: Get the Xperia XZs with a free pair of on-ear Sony headphones

Released in the US in April, the Xperia XZs is one of Sony’s two new high-end handsets unveiled this year, alongside the Xperia XZ Premium – launched stateside earlier this week. While the XZ Premium is larger and more powerful, the XZs has the advantage of being cheaper, while still offering Sony’s new Motion Eye camera (which can shoot slow motion video at 960 fps). Moreover, right now, interested customers can get a pretty nice gift when purchasing the Xperia XZs.

Focus Camera, a Sony authorized dealer, is currently selling the Xperia XZs for $649 (that’s $50 off the launch price), and …

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

Introduction
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 …

Sony Xperia XZs Dual up for pre-order in the US for $699, ships on April 5

It’s true that Sony’s latest high-end smartphone, the Xperia XZs comes with an older Snapdragon 820 chipset inside, but that doesn’t make the handset less appealing considering the rest of the specs.

Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia XZs is now up for pre-order in the United States. The smartphone is now available at Amazon for $699 and ships on April 5.

However, unlike Europeans who are getting a free Sony SRS-XB30 speaker when they pre-order the Xperia XZs, Americans won’t receive any bonuses. One other difference is the fact …