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Sony announced its latest smartphone called Xperia 5 at IFA 2019. It is considered as the compact sibling of the Xperia 1 flagship with its 6.1-inch OLED panel with a tall CinemaWide screen. Under the hood, the Xperia 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Its rear cameras are the same trio of cameras on the Xperia 1, these being a 12MP main sensor partnered with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. These are placed on the upper left corner of the Xperia 5. Its display has a resolution of 2520×1080 or FHD+ The Xperia 5 also features Dolby Atmos-enhanced stereo sound with one speaker on the bottom and the earpiece acting as the second speaker to complete the stereo experience. The new phone, like the Xperia 1, also brings Creator Mode. The newer of the two phones has Smart Connectivity which allows the device to switch…

The PlayStation 4 has been out for quite a while now but it’s still a worthwhile purchase even to this day. With rumors and talks of a PlayStation 5 coming soon, some may be tempted to wait it out and save for the next big console. We say, why wait? The next system won’t be until at least a year from now, so instead of waiting, there are quite a number of fantastic exclusive games that the current system has to offer. Here are, in no particular order, some of the best exclusive titles you can get for your brand new PlayStation 4! God of War 2018 Game of the Year. There’s really not much to say about how good this game is. A complete departure from the hack and slash games of the past, this outing tells the story of Kratos and his son Atreus as they go…

The Sony WF-1000X was one of our personal favorites when it comes to wireless headphones, thanks to a combination of great sound quality, outstanding noise cancellation, and superb comfort. Now, the company has revealed WF-1000XM3, which features a new design and delivers a multitude of improvements such as better sound, and battery life. It delivers industry-leading noise cancellation, thanks to Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip, and Dual Noise Sensor Technology, allowing you to hear your music and nothing else. The next level of silence Dual Noise Sensor Technology uses one feed-forward microphone and one feed-back microphone to catch the ambient sound around you. The dedicated HD Noise Cancelling Processor  QN1e then does its magic by creating an inverted sound wave that offsets the background noise. This cancels out more noise across all frequencies while using less power. Exceptional sound quality HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e also delivers stunning…

Sony is a household name when it comes to audio equipment, and recently, the company has ramped up its lineup of home audio products with a new soundbar. Introducing the HT-X8500, the perfect addition to any home theater setup. HT-X8500 features a sleek and stylish bar design, and delivers cinematic surround sound and supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The 2.1 channel single soundbar’s object-based cinema sound puts you in the middle of the action. It features Sony’s Digital Signal Processing technologies such as Vertical Surround Engine, which allows for 7.1.2 channel sound without the need for extra speakers. Its built-in dual subwoofer creates deep bass sound, and allows you to experience any film in a more immersive way with Cinema Mode ON. Lastly, the HT-X8500 boasts eARC support for high quality audio codecs to pass through from your TV to the soundbar. It’s also Bluetooth capable, allowing you to wirelessly…

Let’s face it. You’ve always wanted a Playstation 4. You’ve held off your purchase for a couple of reasons but mostly because you’ve wanted that price to go down just a tad more, especially for those much coveted game bundles. And now, that price drop is upon us. Check out Sony’s offering below and what we think about these bundles. If you’ve never owned a PS4 and have been scouring the online marketplace for second-hand PS4s, I urge you to strongly consider the HITS bundle which has The Last of Us Remastered, Detroit: Become Human and this year’s Game of Year Winner, God of War. For a price point of less than P15,000, it gets within everyone’s budget for a playstation. But if you’re a baller, it’s a no brainer. The PS4 NBA 2K19 bundle should be the one to get for every fan of the NBA that would like…

I’ve come across a number of wireless in-ear headphones in the past, and while most of them sounded decent for the price, they usually fell short in other areas, such as connection stability, comfort, volume, and isolation.  Thus, I was very keen on trying out the WF-1000X from Sony, as I also own a couple of their audio products, and most of the time, they were impressive. At PhP9,999, this pair is priced much more than any of those wireless headphones that I’ve tried, and for good reason. Sony has equipped them with Digital Noise Canceling, which mutes most of the sound from your surroundings. It means you get a more enjoyable listening experience, and that’s apart from a ton of other features.  Question is, are these really as good as what the paper says? Let’s find out. Specifications [table id=167 /] Design, Build Quality, Comfort The Headphones themselves are primarily…

Ever wondered if it’s possible to listen to your favorite music while under water? Well, Sony says why not? As they’ve recently announced that their new waterproof wireless headphones, the WF-SP900 is coming to the Philippines this October! The WF-SP900 has an IPX5/8 rating that lets you take it to the pool or to the sea (yes, it’s also resistant to salt water) with a depth of up to 2 meters. Don’t worry, they’re washable, and with an IP6X rating, are dustproof as well. You can connect the headphones to your device via Bluetooth, and if yours has NFC, you can use that for even faster and more convenient pairing. It uses an intuitive operating system that allows you to control playback and even launch Siri and the Google App by tapping or double-tapping on the designated buttons. Alternatively, you can use Sony’s Music Centre App to view and play…

I’ve used a number of Sony headphones in the past, from earbuds, over-ears, and in-ear monitors, and they’ve always left a good impression in terms of sound quality and comfort. One of them was the WH-1000XM2, which was highly regarded as one of or if not, the best Noise Cancelling Headphones in its class. At IFA 2018, the Japanese tech giant has announced its successor, the WH-1000XM3, which offers a number of enhancements over its predecessor, including a new design, a more capable processor, and enhanced noise cancelling features. The WH-1000XM3 features a slimmer silhouette and is lighter than its predecessor. For added comfort, it also has a thicker headband cushion, and for easy storage, comes with a stylish fabric case. The newly designed HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, has 4 times better performance than its predecessor, and can further cancel out background sounds such as street noise and human…

Sony’s press conference at IFA 2018 was a well-anticipated one, as news of its new flagship has been in the rounds. And today, the company revealed the new Sony Xperia XZ3, along with other products. The Xperia XZ3 has a new design that utilizes a 6-inch curved OLED HDR display with Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides, and a body with an IP65/IP68 rating. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 845, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage expandable via microSD card. For imaging, the device houses a 19MP Motion Eye camera with PDAF, Laser AF, 960 fps slow-motion video capture at 1080p resolution, and real-time 4K HDR recording. It also features improvements to the BIONZ processing algorithm. At the front, a 13MP selfie camera with autofocus. Other features include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, and Side Sense, which allows the user to swipe or tap on…

Karaoke has become a part of Filipino culture. Whether it be in a small get-together at home, in a restaurant, or just on the street, it’s considered as one of the best ways to spend time with our family and loved-ones. In line with this, Sony has opened up its Party-oke Challenge, open to ages young and young at heart alike! To join, simply visit the Party-Oke booth in the locations indicated in the list below (do take note of the dates), register, pick a song, and sing your heart out! So what’s up for grabs? well, apart from bragging rights, the overall champion will take home PhP5,000 worth of cash prizes, and their very own Karaoke set (43”TV, MHC-V41D & a Sony Microphone)! so what are you waiting for? grab your friends, fam, and neighbors, and sing your way to victory! Catch the Party-oke booth at these dates and…

Filipinos know how to have a good time. From a simple get-together, to a grand celebration. In these occasions, it’s important to have a proper audio system to liven up the party with good music. In that regard, Sony has recently launched five new high-power audio systems to properly power up your party. With 3 options of the all-in-one box type – MHC-V81D, MHC-V71D and MHC-V41D and 3-box models MHC-M60D, MHC-M40D, all designed to fill your room with booming sound. The MHC-V81D is equipped with 360˚ LIVE SOUND, while the MHC-V71D has the LIVE SOUND feature for high quality music output. Set to be the center of your party space, the MHC-V71D and MHC- V81D models feature 360˚ lights that illuminate the room, creating the perfect party atmosphere. The Guitar Input Mode 3 has been improved, and now allows for generating guitar overdrive sound effects without the need for a professional guitar amplifier. Just plug…

Throughout the years, Sony has become a household brand when it comes to TVs. And as testament of its continuous pursuit of innovation, the company has recently launched its newest television series, the Sony Bravia OLED A9F, to bring an unparalleled visual experience through multiple proprietary technologies and solutions It’s in fact, considered as the MASTER series, a name that Sony reserves only to its highest picture quality TV models. Professional grade picture quality The A9F MASTER Series is equipped with the newly-developed next-gen picture processor, the X1 Ultimate, which can smartly detect and analyze each object in the picture through Sony’s new Object-based Super Resolution for unmatched accuracy and detail. The Object-based HDR remaster has been updated and now allows each object to be remastered individually, which in turn results to improved depth, accurate texture, and a more realistic picture. Sony is also introducing Netflix Calibrated Mode, which is…

Sony has recently announced its newest mid-range offering – the new Sony Xperia XA2 Plus, which has almost the same specs as the XA2 and XA2 Ultra, but sports narrower bezels, to the benefits of handling. The Xperia XA2 has a 6-inch 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC along with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage expandable using a microSD card. For imaging, you get a 23MP rear camera with 5x Clear Image Zoom and Hybrid Autofocus. It’s also capable of 120fps slow motion and 4K video recording. There’s an 8MP front snapper as well, augmented with a 120° super wide-angle lens. Other features include a Type-C port, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0,. The Xperia XA2 Plus houses a 3,580mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and Qnovo Adaptive Charging. Pricing is yet to be announced. Sony Xperia XA2…

The Xperia lineup from Sony has made quite a buzz by the essence of its unique physicality and design. Over the years, Sony’s take on smartphones maintained the boxy and squared-off design. During the course of this year, we saw many innovations to smartphones like bezel-less displays and gaming smartphones with outstanding battery life. But Sony maintained its less ergonomic feel with its all-glass boxy design. despite of these features, can the Sony Xperia XZ2 live up to its predecessors? This is our ultimate question in reviewing this device. Design The Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7″, 18:9 Full HD+ display with HDR compatibility. It’s quite a lot to take it in but as you can see, the XZ2 doesn’t follow the notch trend and we’re very happy to see that. The display resolution is 1080 x 2160, with good viewing angles and excellent color reproduction – this is the…

Sony just launched its latest flagship, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and as expected, it’s got bleeding edge tech. For starters, the screen has the highest ppi (pixels per inch) ever on a phone. The advertised 765 pixels per inch trumps any rival phone’s screen. It also boasts of a 3840 x 2160 resolution officially making this a 4K capable phone. Bring in other technologies from their television line like X-Reality and Triluminos while using a  16:9 ratio and you can see why, on paper, this phone can be like a small, portable 4K TV. Aside from the 4K screen, the other main feature are the dual cameras which integrate tech from its Cybershot line.  The main camera has a  19 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor, f/1.8 lens, and 1.22μm pixel. The secondary camera is a 12 MP 1/2.3” monochrome unit that boosts low-light performance. The lens is f/1.6, while the…

Sony continues to push the boundaries of technology to create smartphones that cater to the ever growing demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. As such, the company has recently launched its newest flagship in the Philippines, the Xperia XZ2. Built to be an entertainment powerhouse, the Xperia XZ2 features a 5.7-inch FHD+ HDR display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Sony’s BRAVIA TV Technology for a more cinematic viewing experience. It also comes with a dynamic vibration system, which takes your content to a whole new level. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage expandable with a microSD card. The Xperia XZ2 has been equipped with a 19MP MotionEye Rear Camera that’s capable of 8x digital zoom, 960fps super slow motion recording, 4K HDR recording, and also features the BIONZ image processing engine. This is complimented by a 5MP…

Apart from the new Xperia XZ2, Sony also announced the arrival of its newest wireless stereo headset, the Xperia Ear Duo – touted to offer a new and immersive listening experience. The Xperia Ear Duo features a design that doesn’t block the ear canal, so you can hear both your music and the environment simultaneously.  It can even intelligently adjust its volume to match your surroundings. This is all thanks to a spatial acoustic conductor, developed in-house by Sony’s R & D, which allows the sound to be transmitted directly in the ear. The device is also compatible with voice assistants such as Siri and Google, and you can have always-on updates depending on thanks to its Daily Assist feature which uses multiple sensors to know where you are and what you’re doing. Best of all, the Xperia Ear Duo features a carrying case that can also charge the headset…

Back at the launch of the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XA1 Plus, Sony also did a demonstration of a very intriguing device called the Xperia Touch. What it does is that it basically turns any flat wall, table or surface into an interactive screen. In fact, we have a video of the device in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDM3rn2wQvw Not only can you play games with it, you can also use it for just about anything that an xperia smartphone can do, compose your messages, check your email, watch movies, and more. It’s also quite smart, as it can detect your presence and automatically turn itself ON. Another cool thing about it is that despite what it can do, it still remains to be a very compact device that you can simply move and carry around whenever needed. I know you want it. The good news? it’s finally available here in the…