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Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted at Geekbench with Snapdragon 835

Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted at Geekbench with Snapdragon 835

Just when you though Sony was finally consolidating its smartphone strategy, along come rumors of models that seem to contradict the company’s earlier statements. First there was the appearance of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia XZ Compact. And although Sony has not exactly ruled it out, seeing what is claimed to be an Xperia XZ1 at Geekbench seems to prove that Sony still hasn’t changed its ways.

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Be aware which Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra you buy if you need 4G LTE

Be aware which Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra you buy if you need 4G LTE

Not all smartphones are created equal. That pretty much is a fact of the mobile life. Sometimes, even those with the same name can differ in features, depending on the region. Just like the LG G6 with its Quad DAC enabled Korean model and wireless charging US model. It seems that Sony has followed suit but in a potentially more confusing way. Available in the US via Amazon or Best Buy, the Xperia XA1 Ultra supports 4G LTE networks in general, but only one of those will work with US bands.

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Xperia XZ Premium is one of the toughest cookies

Xperia XZ Premium is one of the toughest cookies

Sony makes classy looking smartphones, although it has hung on to that look far too long. They also make very waterproof smartphones, being one of the first manufacturers to flaunt high IP ratings. They don’t, however, make very durable ones, or at least not by JerrryRigEverything’s standards. That seems to have finally changed with the Xperia XZ Premium, the company’s latest, greatest, most expensive, and, fortunately, most durable flagship to date.

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Sony might still have an Xperia “Compact” in the works after all

Sony might still have an Xperia “Compact” in the works after all

When Sony announced its new Xperia X flagship line last year, it seemed as if the company was finally bringing order to its chaos. Then earlier this year, it was reported to be trimming down its portfolio even further, focusing instead on its flagship and mid-range lines. Based on this latest AnTuTu sighting, however, Sony might be up to something and might actually have an Xperia XZ Compact still planned.

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Run the Xperia XZ Premium in 4K all the time with this trick

Run the Xperia XZ Premium in 4K all the time with this trick

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is easily one of if not the most expensive flagships this year, at least for now. But if, for a moment, you ignore that price tag, you're actually left with a rather competitive high end smartphone with a very high-end screen. One of the very few, perhaps only two, 4K smartphone screens in the market. But for performance and battery life reasons, Sony doesn't make full use of that UHD screen all the time. But if you think it's well worth the consequences, you can easily force the Xperia XZ Premium to use that high density setting all the time with these relatively simple steps.

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Forget irises! Next Sony Xperia could have 3D face sensor

Forget irises! Next Sony Xperia could have 3D face sensor

Smartphone makers have been trying to make it easier for users to secure their smartphones without having to remember strong passwords and PINs. But aside from the fingerprint, which itself isn't infallible, very few technologies have offered both security and convenience in a single package. Even Samsung concedes it won't use its own iris scanning as the only authentication for Samsung Pay, for example. Sony, however, might have something better in mind, one that involves not only your eyes or even your face but your entire head as well.

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OnePlus 5 vs everyone else: where the upstart stands

OnePlus 5 vs everyone else: where the upstart stands

The OnePlus 5 has finally broken cover and, with that, we are almost through this year's expected roster of flagship smartphones. While still waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30, the Moto Z2, and, of course, the iPhone 8, we can take stock of what we have so far and see how they measure against the smartphone that's promised to "Never Settle". Does OnePlus still have that special sauce that helped its meteoric rise to international fame, or in some cases, infamy? Or has it already fizzled out and has become yet another "also ran" phone? Let's see how it compares with the other runners in this race.

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Xperia XZ Premium US pre-orders start: 5 reasons to skip it

Xperia XZ Premium US pre-orders start: 5 reasons to skip it

As promised, Sony has kicked off the pre-order period for its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, which will actually start shipping in a week's time. But while avid fans of Sony's smartphones might have no shortage of reasons to put down a pre-order for one, those who are in the market for a high-end smartphone this year should take a "wait and see" attitude or even stay clear of this premium Sony model. Because, in a nutshell, you won't really be getting what you pay for.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is finally in the US, XA1 Ultra, Touch in tow

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is finally in the US, XA1 Ultra, Touch in tow

The day, or month, Sony fans in the US have been waiting for is finally here. Sony has just announced when its flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, will be shipping in the US, and the ball starts rolling in two weeks. And it won't be alone either. Sony is also opening the doors for the mid-range Xperia XA1 Ultra as well what may be its most interesting non-smartphone smart device, the Xperia Touch. All of that happens in the joyful month of June.

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Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X, X Compact

Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X,  X Compact

When Sony launched its new Xperia X line, some of the models lacked the punch to make them appealing as flagship devices. It turns out that the Sony received the numbers proving so as well. At its investor conference in Tokyo, it revealed how its "Premium Standard Models", which included the Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact, didn't live up to their retail goals and, as such, will no longer see new models this year.

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Sony Xperia XA1 arrives in the U.S. on May 1 but preorders start now

Sony Xperia XA1 arrives in the U.S. on May 1 but preorders start now

The Sony Xperia XA1 will be available in the United States starting on May 1, but ahead of that launch date comes preorders through a couple online retailers. The Xperia XA1 will be offered in a few colors -- white, black, pink and gold -- and will be sold unlocked for use at any supported carrier. This handset features an edge-to-edge 5-inch display, a fairly substantial 23-megapixel rear camera, and (much) more.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Bronze Pink option in June

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Bronze Pink option in June

Most phone manufacturers would wait until a phone is released to begin offering different color variants, but not Sony. Instead, Sony has announced a third color for its Xperia XZ Premium before we even have a solid launch date. So, if the standard choices of Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome aren't doing it for you, you won't necessarily have to wait until after launch to get something different.

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