Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact Coming to US on February 7 (Updated)

Sony announced this morning that its latest flagships, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, will arrive in the US on February 7.

After releasing months ago in Europe, Sony has decided to release each Stateside as GSM unlocked phones, so there isn’t a carrier tie-in here. If you want them, well, you’ll have to pay full price. Before you know the prices, prepare from price points well above that of the Nexus 5X and Moto X Pure Edition. Ready? The Xperia Z5 will run $599 unlocked, while the Z5 Compact will drop in at $499.  (more…)

Sony’s 2016 CES Press Event Starts at 5PM, Watch It Here!

Sony is hosting just about the last of the CES Press Day events and the whole show kicks off right now (5PM Pacific). We, honestly, have no expectations for this event, but there could be a sprinkling of mobile here and there.

We’ll see TVs and maybe some new Walkman or audio products and a camera or two and maybe even a tablet or phone. OK, the tablet and phone seem unlikely, but you just never know. Maybe some VR?

Whatever they show, you can watch its unveiling at the live stream below.  (more…)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact First Look and Tour!

I have the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact sitting right here, next to the mouse on my desk, not more than a half-arm’s distance away from my hand. I am giddy about that. I am more giddy about that than I have been with any other phone released this year. I don’t know that Nexus review units of the 5X and 6P will even garner this much giddiness from my brain. That sounds crazy, I know it. I also know that few will share this joy because times are different and this phone is impossible to buy. I do not care, though. Ahhh, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, welcome to your new home.  (more…)

Sony is Easy to Like: Will Let 10,000 Xperia Z3 Owners Beta Test Marshmallow

Sony may struggle mightily in the US and is still relatively unknown here as a smartphone maker, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t always still watching their every move. We constantly keep an eye on Sony because they often times create really great phones, still respect the fact that some of us want smaller phones with flagship specs, and do cool things for their customers, like let them beta test big new versions of Android ahead of time.  (more…)

Least Surprising News This Week: Verizon Cancels Sony Xperia Z4v

Back in June, Verizon announced its plans to carry a semi-new phone from Sony called the Xperia Z4v. The original goal was to get the phone ready for launch over the summer, but as the summer seemed to be coming to a close, the phone had yet to surface at any store or in the hands of any tech reviewer. Our sources told us in July that it had been delayed until at least September, but pinged us again in mid-September saying that it had been cancelled for good. So this news today comes as no surprise.  (more…)

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium Specs (Official)

There are three new devices from Sony this morning, all of which should have your attention. Sony came out swinging at IFA, announcing the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium. Each devices is loaded with top-tier specifications, especially the Z5 Premium with its 5.5″ “4K TRILUMINOS” display.

Each device features a Snapdragon 810 processor, Quick Charge 2.0 compatibility, beefy batteries, microSD card slots for up to 200GB of storage, reworked Sony-made camera modules, and plenty more.

Take a look at the full specs below.  (more…)

Sony Announces Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium

Let’s all just forget that the Sony Xperia Z4 or Z4v or Z3+ ever existed, OK? Sony just announced the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and they are all you should care about from Sony at the moment and going forward. These are next-level flagship phones, one of which has a 4K screen. A 4K screen. What? Why? Who cares! 4K in a phone!

During its press event today at IFA, Sony said to expect the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact in October. The 4K-monster Xperia Z5 Premium will arrive in November.

So, what’s up with each phone? A lot. (more…)