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Sony's Z4 Flagship Smartphone Will Give You a Serious Case of Déjà Vu

Well, look at this. Sony just revealed a new flagship smartphone. The new Xperia Z4 comes with spec bumps in both the processor and camera department, all wrapped in “haven’t I seen this before” design. It’s a modest flagship update at best, providing little improvement over last year’s Z3. » 4/20/15 1:47am 4/20/15 1:47am

Xperia Z4 Tablet: Slick and Slim, With Laptop Aspirations

There's a new tablet in town. It's the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and yeah, it's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet. But the biggest achievement here is that the attachable keyboard transforms the Z4 into an Android PC, with its own mouse cursor and adapted UI. I tried it,… » 3/02/15 1:00am 3/02/15 1:00am

Did Sony Reveal Its Next Smartphone in Leaked Bond-Movie Product Pitch?

For years, Sony's smartphones have been competent but uninspired. Maybe product placement in Spectre, the Bond flick whose script was recently leaked, can help? At the very least, these product-placement pitches, sent from Sony's electronics team to its movie studio, show that Sony could be fancying up its flagship… » 12/18/14 5:12pm 12/18/14 5:12pm

​Sony Xperia Z3v Review: A Fantastic Phone With a Dated Design

More likely than not, you've owned at least one Sony product during your short time on Earth. Perhaps you rocked a Walkman, grew up gaming on PlayStation, or watched a favorite movie on... Betamax? You'll notice there's not a smartphone in that mix. But perhaps the Xperia Z3v—the v stands for Verizon—might convince… » 10/23/14 9:00am 10/23/14 9:00am

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Hardware Triumph, Software Facepalm

Last year, the original Xperia Z Tablet was one of our absolute favorite tablets. It was so wonderfully thin and light, plus waterproofiness? Fantastic. But the laggy software Sony put on top kind of knee-capped its potential. This year, the hardware is even better. Bordering on masterful! But some lessons Sony just… » 4/21/14 5:26pm 4/21/14 5:26pm

Sony's New Xperia Z2 Phone and Z2 Tablet Look Pretty Sweet

Surprise, surprise. Just over a month after Sony released what we thought was its flagship phone for the time being in the Xperia Z1S, it surprised us today by unveiling the upcoming Xperia Z2. It's like a beefed-up version of its predecessor. And tagging along with it is the Xperia Z2 Tablet, which looks like a… » 2/24/14 2:45am 2/24/14 2:45am

Sony Xperia Z1S Review: Big Camera In a Sleek Package

Sony finally got one mostly right when it came to tablets last year, but the Japanese company has struggled more with phones. The Xperia Z is the closest thing it's had to a success, and ultimately, it left us wanting more. So, we were excited when we first saw the Xperia Z1S, which on paper looked like a champion. A… » 1/13/14 9:00am 1/13/14 9:00am