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 …

Pre-order the Sony Xperia XZs and get a free Sony SRS-XB30 speaker

We learned last week that Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium won’t hit the shelves until early June. But that’s not the only appealing high-end device announced by Sony at MWC 2017.

The Xperia XZs has been a bit overshadowed by its bigger Xperia XZ Premium brother, one of the few smartphones that were confirmed to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor inside.

Well, the situation must change since the Xperia XZs will make its debut on the market much earlier than the Xperia XZ Premium. The smartphone is already available for pre-order in …

Xperia XZs Motion Eye camera vs the competition: LG G6, Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus

Sony announced a few brand-new phones at MWC, with its heavy-hitters — the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium — sporting a fancily-branded new Motion Eye camera. It has an updated sensor, 5-axis stabilization, and an insane 960 FPS super slow-motion mode.

We took a few quick samples with the Xperia XZs, and you can check them out here. But then we came back with a bunch of phones on hand and shot some comparison snaps. Excuse the limited repertoire, but we just had the booth and its surroundings to work with. So, here’s a quick shootout between the Motion Eye camera …

Sony Xperia XZs vs Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: specs comparison

The brand new Sony Xperia XZs is out of the bag, and it’s a stylish and more compact variation of the larger Xperia XZ Premium. With the XZs, Sony wants to entice consumers which are looking for a top-notch phone that is not in the “big phablet” category, so let’s see how the specs of this new handset compare to some of its most popular rivals like the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7.

First off, it’s worth pointing out that the Xperia XZs borrows a lot of features from last year’s high-end XZ model. This might disappoint some, as one would …

Sony Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium with "Motion Eye" camera feature may be released this year

Sony is reportedly working on a new camera feature for some of its upcoming Xperia smartphones. According to the leaked slide seen below, the feature is called “Motion Eye”, and it looks like it’s going to take advantage of Sony’s latest camera sensor (which has its own dedicated memory module).

Apparently, Motion Eye will let your Xperia phone snap 4 photos in the second before you hit the shutter button, once it automatically detects movement. While this may be new for Sony handsets, it doesn’t seem to be something that hasn’t been done yet. The feature appears to resemble Apple’s Live …