I love Sony’s current approach to smartphones. They start with a flagship phone that has top tier specs to compete with anyone. But then to compliment that phone and appease those of us who don’t like oversized phones, they release a smaller, “compact” version that doesn’t lack in any department. These “compact” phones are flagship-level devices, unlike the “mini” phones that LG and Samsung tend to release each year as alternatives to their own flagships.
As you all know, I can’t stand the trend of smartphones these days, which is to constantly make everything as big as possible. (No, folks, bigger is not always better.) Sony gets that. And this year, they are proving that by releasing the Xperia Z3 Compact, a smaller, but equally impressive version of the Xperia Z3.
The Compact line from Sony is not new to me, as I tested the Z1 Compact earlier this year for a month or so. All I can say after using both it and the Z3 Compact is that I wish more manufacturers would do similar things with smaller phones. They feel amazing in hand, can be used with one hand, and are a fantastic option. Let’s talk about this particular model in more detail.
This is our Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. (more…)
Sony’s latest flagship has officially reached US soil – the Xperia Z3v is now available from Verizon for $199 on-contract, $24.99 with Edge, or $599 at full retail.
The device features a 5.2-inch FHD display, 3,200mAh battery, 20.7MP camera, 32GB internal storage, micro SD support up to 128GB, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and wireless charging. The phone runs Android 4.4 “KitKat” and comes in either black or white. (more…)
The Nexus 6 from Google and SmartWatch 3 from Sony are now live on Google Play, but for the time being, they are unavailable for purchase or pre-order.
As of this morning, it is not exactly clear when these devices will be available to the masses, but with the pages going live on Google Play, and the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player pre-orders going live, it should be soon. Google stated when the Nexus 6 was announced that pre-orders would be available sometime in “late October.” (more…)
Sony confirmed an update for all existing devices in the Xperia Z lineup today, one which will bring Android 5.0 to the large list of devices sometime in the future. Included in this list will, of course, be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z Tablet, and many more. (more…)
The Xperia Z3 from Sony is now available for pre-order through T-Mobile here in the US, with general availability beginning October 29. Packed with great specs and a design that many seem to favor, American consumers have always had a hard time getting their hands on good devices from Sony.
Hopefully now, with the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3v (Verizon) officially launching in the States, anyone who chooses Sony over its competitors is free to do so. (more…)
For the lover of all things Sony and PlayStation, a title which recently hit Google Play will certainly interest you, called Entwined Challenge. Based on a game which is available for the PlayStation 4, Entwined tells the tale of a bird and fish, who work together to become an even more gorgeous creature. (more…)
Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact, a flagship type phone in a much smaller than normal body, is now available for purchase in the US as an unlocked device for $529. Sudden availability is a little surprising, if I’m being honest, as Sony tends to take their sweet time bringing newly announced phones to our shores. While we weren’t expecting the Z3 Compact to arrive at a carrier near us, the phone as an unlocked model seemed like something that wouldn’t be arriving for months. Thankfully, our gut feeling was wrong there, because this is an awesome little phone, for the most part, especially if you are into smaller phones. (more…)
Can you believe it? A Sony flagship phone is coming to two different US carriers around the same time and well before that phone is too old for anyone to care about it. The Sony Xperia Z3 is officially coming to T-Mobile on October 29 for as little as $0 down and $26.25 monthly payments. If you know that the Xperia Z3 is the phone for you, feel free to pre-order on October 15. (more…)