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  • Sony’s reviving the PlayStation Classic just in time for Christmas

    Sony has revealed its latest upcoming console, a new version of the original PlayStation. The console is an exact replica of the 1994 PlayStation, but is 45% smaller, according to the company. What does that mean? It’s a miniature, and very cute PlayStation. The PlayStation Classic, is it will be called, will come with 20 preloaded games, the "best titles from a game-changing era". Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 and Jumping Flash! have been confirmed thus far. The console also comes with two full-sized replica controllers that plug into the console. There are two “virtual” memory cards for storage...

  • Sony Xperia XZ3 unveiled with OLED screen, SD 845 and AI smarts

    It's been a little over three months since the Sony Xperia XZ2 launched in South Africa, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese phone maker from unveiling yet another new flagship today. At IFA 2018, the company lifted the curtains on its Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone, sporting very few aesthetic and internal differences from its XZ2 predecessor. With that said, you'll still get a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, the real difference is the screen. The XZ3 sports an OLED panel instead of an LCD. It's a 6.0 inch panel with 2880x1440 pixels coated in...

  • There’s a new limited edition PlayStation 4 coming soon

    Sony will release a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro later this month to celebrate the sale of over 500-million systems worldwide. The console itself is a translucent dark blue and features a copper plate with limited edition serial number on the front. “As translucent colours are always a fan-favourite, this is a great opportunity to bring this colour to the PlayStation 4 Pro system as a ‘thank you’ to our fans”, said Sony in its official release. The Limited Edition PS4 Pro also comes with a 2TB hard drive, DualShock 4 wireless controller -- in the same dark blue -- and a...

  • Sony unveils 48MP smartphone camera sensor

    Sony has announced a new smartphone sensor, and it's a big one. Named the IMX586, the Japanese company's latest CMOS image sensor squashes each pixel into just 0.8μm, the smallest pixel size of any smartphone sensor at present, Sony claims. With all that extra space, there's room for 48 megapixels, the highest pixel count of any smartphone sensor available. "The new sensor uses the Quad Bayer color filter array, where adjacent 2x2 pixels come in the same color, making high-sensitivity shooting possible," the company adds. It also has some fancy low-light technology using super-sampling. "During low light shooting, the signals from the four adjacent...

  • Sony Xperia XA2 Plus announced: here are its specs

    Sony's just added another model to its XA2 phablet line. Bearing the Plus moniker, the phone is set to join the XA2 Ultra in the larger screen ultra-mid range space. But what does it offer? For one, it's slightly smaller than its Ultra brother. That's not to say it's compact through. With a 6.0-inch screen, a length of 157mm and a depth of nearly 10mm, it's a large device. It also weighs some 205 grams; not exactly light either. The screen itself holds 2160x1080 pixels, and boasts a longer 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the Plus has a slightly smaller bottom bezel...

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 review: the best Sony smartphone in years?

    Sony has been responsible for torridly boring smartphones of late. The last interesting device by the company was the Z3 Compact which launched some four years ago now. I still remember reviewing it. On a weekend getaway with friends, the Z3 Compact did a remarkable job of capturing sunsets, beach scenes while lasting some two days on a single charge. In 2014, its block styling suited its utilitarian nature, but it was by no means ugly. The Samsung Galaxy S5 came out earlier that same year, and substituted the S4's plastic cladding with weird a weird BandAid like back. The iPhone...

  • Here’s the Sony Xperia XZ2 contract pricing for South Africa

    It's taken a few weeks, but the the Sony Xperia ZZ2 is now available in South Africa, with contract pricing information in tow. The Japanese manufacturer's latest flagship sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, a 18:9 5.7-inch screen and a 19MP rear camera capable of slow motion video recording at 1080p at 960 frames per second. It's a nice package, and Sony's most exciting flagship on paper for quite some time. But how much will you need to fetch in South Africa to own one? Vodacom: R599 per month for 24 months on a uChoose Flexi 165 Free extras...

  • A Thief’s End: God of War breaks Nathan Drake’s PlayStation 4 sales record

    So if you haven't yet heard the billions of life forms across the solar system talking about it yet, God of War was released late April. But while the game is getting people's tongues wagging for critical reasons -- apparently, it's a bit of a masterpiece -- it should for an entirely other reason. The title sold more than 3.1-million copies in its first three days of global release. That, in turn, makes it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. "I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure...

  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: selfie control

    Looking for a big phone? You've come to the right place. Hide your skinny jeans and fashionable jeggings, because the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a pocket breaker. Sticking with Sony's angular aesthetic is an incredibly large slab of aluminium and plastic, measuring more than 16cm in length, and 8cm across. At 9.5mm deep, the XA2 Ultra's also one of the thicker phones you'll see debut this year. And yes, it's probably going to the be only device you can stand up on its bottom without assistance. The screens colour reproduction is excellent, and this doesn't change at extreme viewing angles either But...

  • Mighty specs meet bold claims: this is the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

    Last year's Sony Xperia XZ Premium was a novel device. Not only did it feature a 4K screen, its slo-mo video recording performance was astounding. But it had flaws. Massive ones. Now the company's giving the Premium thing another go. It today announced the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, a clunkier name, a larger phone but a more impressive set of features. The phone adopts Sony's sculptured curve aesthetic, ditching the crude, sharp lines of its predecessor. There's no notch present, but there is a large forehead and a fat chin, typical of Sony devices of yore. And yes, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium...