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All posts tagged "Xperia"

  • Sony launches sleek smartphone & tablet Z3 series: fat cameras, waterproof, beefy batteries

    Just confirming rumours of old, Sony just launched a fresh duo of sleek smartphones — the 5.2” flagship Xperia Z3 and the 4.6” Compact. Both phones scream premium with their aluminium frames and snazzy tempered glass panels. There’s also the Z3 Tablet Compact which is a slim 8-incher. As presented in the press video (see below), the Z3 series focuses on a couple of key features: the devices are waterproof, have fat cameras, and strong battery life. Before we discuss the specs and features, just look at that design: Unlike most of Sony’s earlier devices which were usually water and dust...

  • Sony’s 6.4″ Xperia Z3X may have 22MP camera, 2.86Ghz CPU, Android L, 4GB RAM

    There are new renders and specification leaks floating around of what could be Sony’s most exciting Xperia to date, featuring a 22MP camera no less. It’s dubbed the “Z3X” and if indeed real, it’s about to make current smartphones (and smartphone owners) cower in the corner and weep. Uncovered on Digi-Wo, the alleged phone features a Snapdragon 810 2.86GHz with 64-bit instruction sets, 4GB RAM and a massive 6.14″ 2560×1152 display. The device will also feature a rather standard 16GB storage, but it will run Google’s forthcoming Android L OS. The camera however is the real show stopper. Featuring a 22MP...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 review [video]

    One of the best Android phones, or smartphones of the year is the Sony Xperia Z2 and we’ve got an in-depth review of it. From its all-metal frame to a fantastic camera, the Xperia Z2 is the sort of Android phone everyone loves to use and we have an exclusive review of it. GearTV is a weekly show that features gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to’s and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It’s a show we’ve designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you have — such as...

  • 5 reasons why Sony’s Xperia Z2 will beat Samsung’s Galaxy S5

    At Mobile World Congress 2014, almost every smartphone brand showcased what it had been busy with during the past 12 months. Samsung showcased the Galaxy S5, Sony demoed the Xperia Z2 and LG displayed the G Pro 2. These are powerhouses devices, but we think the real battle would be between the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2. So if you’re planning to buy the Xperia Z2 or the Galaxy S5, here’s five reasons why Sony’s device will beat Samsung’s latest smartphone. Better, more rugged design In spite of all the beliefs and calculated guesses that Galaxy S5 will be metal clad,...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: high end Android goodness

    Smartphones are getting bigger every passing year and everyone excepts Apple to hop on the mega screen smartphone bandwagon. If you keep on asking yourself for a device which is high-end yet fits in your hand, your options are pretty limited. Until the launch of the Xperia Z1 Compact, there was no real competition to the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S which come under ultra-premium compact smartphone category with high-end features. Unlike other “mini” versions of flagship smartphones such as Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini, the Xperia Z1 Compact shares all the high-end features with the Xperia Z1 except its form factor. It comes with a 4.3″ screen instead...

  • Sony smashes out Xperia Z2 phone and tablet, plus mid-range Xperia M2

    Sony’s been a busy little bee at Mobile World Congress 2014. Today sees the launch of three new devices, so far. The self-described “mid-range” Sony Xperia M2, the Xperia Z2 and Xperia X2 Tablet. Xperia Z2 Tablet The Z Tablet is something we loved, so we’re glad to see its sequel. The display is a 10.1-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS stunner with front Surround Sound, a weight of 439g which beats the air and it’s waterproof. That alone is the Z2 Tablet’s strongest selling point. But this is billed as the world’s fastest tablet, and for good reason. We’ve got a...

  • 2013’s top 4 Android tablets

    For many years it seemed as if Apple had a choke-hold on the smart device market. The introduction of the iPhone and then the iPad, coupled with the expense involved in purchasing one, meant that for many people tablets were very much a luxury purchase. As further smart devices make their way into the market, many consumers are realizing that the iPad is not the only option when it comes to tablet computing. In fact, many people are steering clear of Apple products in an effort to get away from their restrictive operating system and inflated prices – because...

  • 5 more of our favourite tablets of 2013

    It’s hard to deny the appeal of a tablet. Light, fast and loaded with apps, these devices often represent companies at the pinnacle of their technological capabilities. Tablets like the ones we’ve listed below are the best that 2013 had to offer. 5. Amazon Fire HDX 7 Amazon is the king of E-readers, but what about 7” tablets? As it turns out, it’s pretty good at those too. Its best offering of 2013 is the budget-priced HDX 7, which comes with a great screen and speedy performance to boot. The HDX 7 doubles up as a portal of all things Amazon, with...

  • Gearburn’s 6 best mobile phones of 2013

    This year was a landmark year for mobile phones. We’ve had iPhones, Samsungs and Nokias competing for the top spot but ironically, each device stood out as a landmark phone by itself. Despite each mobile maker sniping at each other, there’s a phone for everyone and a use for every phone. So right now, and in no particular order, we’ve chosen six of the best smartphones of 2013. iPhone 5s Apple’s successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 is deceptively cool. At first glance, there’s little to differentiate the 5 from the 5s, but after using it for a few weeks...

  • 6 brilliant smartphones for under R2000

    A quick note: most of these phones, in South Africa at least, are rare to find on contract. These are the recommended prices for the phones and as such (especially if the phones are sold brand new), some of the phones may cost over R2000. But that’s why we wrote this guide. Fight for your rights, search the Gumtrees of this world and use our guide as a baseline for pricing. We all love our smartphones. Packed with features, our special little devices connect you to every aspect of our digital life, from making calls and sending texts (infrequently) to...