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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…

Sony is reinforcing its mid-range lineup, by announcing the availability and local pricing of its ultimate “dual selfie” smartphone, the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which features a huge 6-inch Full HD display and dual front cameras. At the core of the XA2 Ultra is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage with microSD card support. At the rear is a 23MP rear camera that comes with features like SteadyShot, Hybrid Autofocus, and 5x Clear Image Zoom. It can also record 4K and 120fps slow-motion videos. At the front is a dual camera system that utilizes a 16MP main sensor with OIS, along with an 8MP secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens. The device runs on Sony’s custom skin on top of Android Oreo, and packs a 3,580mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility. The Sony Xperia XA2…

Sony has just announced the availability and local pricing of its newest mid-ranger, the Xperia L2, packed with a 5.5-inch display and a wide-angle front camera for including more subjects and scenery to your shots. The device is powered by a Mediatek MT6737T quad-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable via a microSD card. At the back is a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and an ISO that can go as high as 3200, while the front houses an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 120° wide angle lens. Other features include NFC and a USBType-C interface. It runs on Sony’s Xperia UI on top of Android  Nougat, and packs a 3,300mAh battery with Qnovo Adapative Charging. Sony Xperia L2 Specs: MediaTek MT6737T quad-core processor 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card 5.5-inch HD display with Gorilla…

The alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, rumored to be announced at MWC has been leaked in a comment in one of the posts in xperiablog. According to Grisha, the commenter, the image below is the prototype of the device, sporting a curved bottom, which is a clear deviation from the original block type design from Sony. Grisha also revealed some of its final features and one of these is that it has no 3.5mm headphone jack. The XZ2 Compact’s fingerprint sensor will be in the back part of the device like the Sony XA2 model. Source

With Sony confirming that it will be present at the Mobile World Congress Press Event in Barcelona in a few weeks, it’s safe to say that they’ll be unveiling the next high-end flagship phones that will make Sony fanboys giddy. No leaked image yet but test benchmark shows that a certain “Sony Xperia XZ2 Pro” (yes, that “Pro” moniker means that it’s a beast) will be running Android 8.1 Oreo with a screen size of 424 x 848 pixels.  We know that  an Experia XZ2 variant is launching soon, thanks to a carrier accidentally outing the said phone. Rumored specs for the flagship phone include Snapdragon 845 SoC, Dual rear camera setup (18MP + 12MP), 13MP front shooter, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options 3,420mAh battery. We’re holding our collective breath on this one. Stay tuned. Source

Sony recently announced an impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera line and its expanding full-frame E-mount lens models—the α7R III and the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom. Stable Shooter Thanks to an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency, the new α7R III combines immense capabilities and a compact, lightweight body making it an extremely versatile and reliable tool for photographers, videographers, and all types multi-media creators. The 35mm full-frame, 42.MP high-resolution, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor utilizes a gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor’s seal glass. This dramatically improves light collection efficiency that results in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide dynamic range. It’s also equipped with an innovative 5-axis optical image stabilization system, resulting in a 5.5 step5 shutter speed advantage—the world’s highest[1] compensation performance. This results in photographs that have less blur—fit for…

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the Japanese tech giant’s entries into the high-end segment. It sports a stunning 4K display, a Snapdragon 835, and a camera that’s not only touted to offer great photos, but specializes in video recording as well. I wanted to find out why this phone was dubbed as best new smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Berlin, so I took it for a spin with our own tests, and here’s what I think. Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of Internal Storage Expandable via MicroSD Card 5.5-inch 4K Triluminos Display with HDR, Gorilla Glass 5 19MP Motion Eye Rear Camera, 1/2.3″ Exmor RS, f/2.0, SteadyShot, Anti-Distortion shutter, Predictive Capture, 4K Video Recording, 720p at 960fps Slow Motion 13MP Front Camera, 1/3.06″ Exmor RS, f/2.4 1Gbps LTE USB Type-C Android 7.1 Nougat 3,230mAh…

Sony seems to be gearing up for yet another Xperia, as a recent listing on benchmarking site GFXBench revealed the Sony H4233, a device with a huge 6-inch display and runs on Android Oreo. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also sports 21MP and 15MP cameras at the back and front respectively. There’s no other information on what this device’s actual name will be, or when it will be launched or announced. But we can probably expect to see it soon. Source: GFXBench

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong recently announced the release of the NBA 2K18 PlayStation 4 Bundle for the Philippine Market on September 19, and will soon be available in PlayStation Authorized Dealers and gaming retailers nationwide. You’ll be able to buy a Jet Black PS4 Pro bundled with the Standard Edition of the highly-anticipated game with NBA Superstar Kyrie Irving on the cover, along with a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, and a one-year extended warranty service voucher card. NBA 2K18 is the latest installment of the 2K Series played by many fans of the sport all over the globe and also enjoyed by NBA players themselves. This year’s edition promises a more true-to-life gaming experience with some new and exciting features such as the Neighborhood, a unique storyline mode where players can interact with each other on their quest for NBA stardom. Experiences and rating will depend on the player’s…

Apart from the high-end XZ1, Sony also launched its newest mid-range device into the Philippine market, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. The Xperia XA1 Plus has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support. The Xperia XA1 Plus is equipped with a 23MP rear camera with Hybrid Autofocus, 5x Clear Image Zoom, and Steadyshot, while the 8MP Exmor R front camera lets you take beautiful looking selfies no matter what the condition. Other features include NFC, LTE Cat 4/6, Bluetooth 4.2, aptX support for better audio, and a USB Type-C interface. The XA1 Plus packs a 3430mAh battery with QNOVO adaptive charging, as well as Sony’s pump express+ 2.0 quick charging technology. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box. Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Specs:…

Sony announced a couple of new smartphones at this year’s IFA in Berlin. And now, one of them has finally arrived in the Philippine market, meet the Sony Xperia XZ1. The Xperia XZ1 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, and sports an all new design with a familiar minimalist approach. It has a 5.2-inch Full HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.35GHz, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of built-in storage with microSD card support. For imaging, the Xperia XZ1 is equipped with Sony’s MotionEye Camera, composed of a 19MP sensor with Predictive Capture, which takes a picture  before you actually press the shutter button. Like the XZ Premium, the XZ1 can record both 4K and 960fps super slow motion videos. There’s also a 13MP front facing camera for your selfies. Another notable feature of the XZ1…

At this year’s IFA in Berlin, Sony announced the newest members of its XZ lineup, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact, both sporting a new design and more powerful hardware. The XZ1 boasts a 5.2-inch Full HD display while the compact boasts a 4.6-inch HD display. Both are protected by Gorilla Glass 5, IP68 certified for water resistance, and run on 4GB of RAM with 64GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively. To start off, both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor, and are among the first handsets to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo. Both also feature Sony’s MotionEye Camera, which is composed of a 19MP sensor equipped with Predictive Capture, which takes a picture just before you actually press the shutter button. As with the XZ Premium, both are also capable of recording 960fps super slow motion and 4K videos. As for the front camera, the…

Sony has just announced its newest mid-range device at IFA 2017, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. The XA1 Plus sports the familiar design of current Xperia devices such as the XA1 and the XA1 Ultra, with metal sides and plastic back. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and runs on an octa-core Helio P20 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The 23MP rear camera features hybrid autofocus, 5x clear image zoom, Steadyshot, and a lightning-fast launch speed of 0.6s. There’s also an 8MP Exmor R front camera for crystal clear selfies. Other features include NFC, LTE Cat 4/6, Bluetooth 4.2, aptX support for better audio, and a USB Type-C interface. The XA1 Plus packs a 3430mAh battery with QNOVO adaptive charging, as well as Sony’s pump express+ 2.0 quick charging technology. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box. The Sony Xperia XA1…