Xperia XZ now available in the US for a whopping $699

The Sony Xperia XZ is now available for purchase unlocked and contract-free in the United States, but it comes with quite a hefty price tag. The Xperia XZ costs a whopping $699.99, a price point that puts it at the steep end of the smartphone market.

The device, which went up for pre-order last month, gets an aluminum build and a strong set of internal features. If you’re looking to join the ranks of the early adopters, you can snag the XZ on Amazon in either Black or Silver. Oddly, the Forest Blue color that showed up during the pre-order phase is no longer available on Amazon. Continue reading “Xperia XZ now available in the US for a whopping $699”

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance may receive Android Nougat as early as October

Soon after Google released the Android Nougat to the Nexus series devices, Sony announced the list of devices eligible for the Android 7.0 update. But, the details with regard to the time frame of the roll-out plan were withheld.

Now, a presentation slide understood to be showcased in the recently concluded Sony Slovakia’s closed-door meeting leaked online revealing Android Nougat release schedule details.

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Xperia XZ coming to US on October 2 at $699.99

Sony announced Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact at IFA 2016 in Berlin at the start of this month. It will replace the Xperia X Performance as the company’s flagship smartphone after just a few short months of that device being available.

Speaking of availability, the Xperia XZ is coming to the US with a flagship price tag of $699.99 and of course, it is a flagship after all, the best of Sony. But does it justify the hefty price tag?

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Xperia X Compact’s camera stops motion in this camera test : Awesome

If you head over to Sony Xperia X Compact’s official website, you will find the first thing Sony talks of is the camera, using terms like “Blur Free Photos.” Sony claims, it’s “a camera that captures life in motion, in a smartphone that fits in your pocket.”

“Because life doesn’t stand still”

And you’ll find various pictures some of which you may have seen if you follow Sony on social media. However, those pictures seem a little make believe and I for one never trusted Sony.

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Sony Xperia XZ sells out in 45 minutes in Taiwan

Sony hasn’t necessarily had the best year when it comes to smartphones. And it hasn’t been so just this year. Sony has been struggling for a long time even with acclaimed devices like many of the Z series phones.

What they needed to improve were the pricing and marketing, but when instead Sony introduced the Xperia X and siblings, underpowered and even more expensive but beautiful pieces of tech,  many were quick to put the new Xperia X lineup down because of its drastic change over the previous Z models and higher-than-expected retail pricing; not to mention the lack of a fingerprint scanner in US variants of all Xperia models which will still continue for “business reasons.”

However, Sony claimed profit from it’s smartphone department finally with the Xperia X series and now we have some more unexpected news.

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Sony Xperia XZ pre-orders available in Europe, to ship with free wireless Sony headset worth £100

Sony has been using the same tactic every time it launches a new high-end smartphone, free stuff with each pre-order. Well, this year is no exception and customers who pre-order the Xperia XZ in Europe will get a free headset. Sony has started taking pre-orders on its latest smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ in Europe and the handset is available to pre-order in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and the UK.

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PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

For video games and the people who love to play them, 2016′s holiday season is the first since 2013 in which brand new video game consoles are being sold. Granted, these aren’t brand new in the same way the PS4 and Xbox One were brand new three years ago, but they do represent significant refreshes to both Sony and Microsoft’s gaming systems.

After a long wait, we finally have an official announcement from Sony that the new PS4 Pro – what the company originally codenamed PS4 Neo – exists, and is coming soon. So, how does the new console compare to the existing PS4 we all know and love? That’s what we’re about to find out.

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Which smartphone has the best network reception? Hint : not iPhone

Microsoft’s Lumia 640 may not be the most powerful or feature-packed smartphone, but a study has found it’s the best performer under a weak network signal. Nokia has always been famous for their technical proficiency when it comes to phone hardware, and it is nice to see that this holds true even in Microsoft Mobile’s latest handsets.

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Top Android stories last week 29/Aug- 05/Sep

Last week was an IFA week and amidst all the buzz and excitement from Berlin quite a few exciting things happened for the android world since many android OEMs take stage at IFA to showcase what they have coming in the future. Although, not everything exciting happened only at IFA, some of those happened in closed rooms perhaps behind a desk or something, and some haven’t yet happened but the leaks have us pumped.

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