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Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone packs Sony Hi-Res audio

Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone packs Sony Hi-Res audio

Sony has taken the wraps off its new Xperia XA2 Plus, a smartphone packing the company's Hi-Res audio technology, as well as an 18:9 display, 4K camera, and more. The company hawks the XA2 Plus as an "entertainment-focused" handset, one that falls within the mid-tier Xperia range. This marks the first time Sony has offered Hi-Res audio in its "super mid-range" Xperia lineup, the company says.

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Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony's Xperia line of smartphones may not be the hottest sellers on the Android market, but that doesn't stop the company from releasing new devices. While one could argue over the amount of effort they put in to improve their phones, Sony is finally making some changes to their software UI. Sony's existing Xperia Home launcher is being retired, it's been revealed, soon to be replaced by a new Home application.

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Xperia Ear Duo pre-order available now, launching this month

Xperia Ear Duo pre-order available now, launching this month

This is probably one of the longest waiting time between announcement and retail launch. Granted, Xperia Ear "Open Style", as the Xperia Ear Duo was initially called, was first shown off as a near-final prototype August last year. With the interest in ubiquitous smart assistants on the rise, perhaps Sony thought that now is the perfect time to bring the Xperia Ear Duo to the market. It doesn't hurt that the Apple AirPods also made two-piece earbuds more fashionable now.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 and Compact release: Coming to America

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Compact release: Coming to America

Both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact were announced to be coming to the United States this month. These devices are Sony's big releases in the smartphone market this year, and both are not to be missed. These devices roll with Sony's newest "ambient flow" design language in their overall look and feel.

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Xperia phones have a hidden 120Hz screen mode you won’t want

Xperia phones have a hidden 120Hz screen mode you won’t want

The iPhone X and the Razer Phone have one thing in common despite being worlds apart. Both have the ability to run the screen at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Apple markets this feature for responsiveness. Razer puts it at the service of fluid gaming visuals. Either way, it seems that it’s a rather niche feature that very few phone makers would bother with. It turns out, however, that Sony has had phones capable of that since 2016. You just can’t, and probably shouldn’t, enable it easily.

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Xperia XZ2 gets a Night Light feature after all

Xperia XZ2 gets a Night Light feature after all

Sony Xperia fans probably made a collective groan of disappointment when the company revealed it would be removing the one and only official Night Light mode available on any of its phones. The Sony customer rep also indicated that none of the Xperia line of phones have that feature. Of course, that was barely a month ago and probably didn’t take into account future models. Because apparently, the Xperia XZ2 does have a built-in feature to protect your eyes and your body from harmful blue light at night.

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Sony dual camera demo teases ISO 51,200 phone photos

Sony dual camera demo teases ISO 51,200 phone photos

Sony has brought a dual camera smartphone system to MWC 2018, though you won't find it on the back of the new Xperia XZ2. Instead, the company is previewing another of its engineering experiments, the combination of two cameras and a new image processor that together promise incredible photo and video capture in extreme low-light situations.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 leak previews full-screen push at MWC 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 leak previews full-screen push at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, and though the Galaxy S9 will probably be the star of the show, other manufacturers are going to have their heavy hitters on hand as well. Sony may be one of the companies making big announcements next week, as we hear today that it has not one, but two Xperia reveals lined up for the show. These new Xperia devices could represent a big first for the line, as Sony is said to be outfitting them with full-screen displays.

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Sony Xperia teaser hints at big changes at MWC 2018

Sony Xperia teaser hints at big changes at MWC 2018

MWC 2018 is almost upon us, and though we've pretty much seen what the Galaxy S9 will look like, Sony's Xperia efforts at the show are a lot more mysterious. The phone-maker has had mixed results with its Android devices in recent years, at least when it comes to the US. Still, a new Xperia teaser suggests it could be worth paying attention to Sony in 2018.

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Best mid-range Android phones for 2018

Best mid-range Android phones for 2018

MWC 2018 is almost upon us and so are the next generation of smartphones. Some of them will be quite drool-worthy, but many will probably be beyond reach, both in time and in budget. If you’re in need of a new mobile partner soon and your resources are a bit stretched thin, there are still some Android phones for you. And you won’t even have to compromise that much. Here are some of the best mid-range, wallet-friendly phones that you can actually buy now instead of waiting for a few months.

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Xperia XA1 Oreo to remove only Night Light mode on Sony phones

Xperia XA1 Oreo to remove only Night Light mode on Sony phones

There has been a spate of awareness and push for “blue light filters” on mobile devices when studies and articles popped up talking about the harmful effects of screens, especially their blue light, on our overall health. But while some platform makers did implement built-in “night modes” on their operating systems, the situation on Android, unsurprisingly, is less clear-cut. Sony Xperia phones, for example, don’t have one, except for the Xperia XA1 models. That, however, will unfortunately change when they receive their Oreo update.

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Xperia Android upgrade policy detailed

Xperia Android upgrade policy detailed

The software update landscape in Android is a messy one, to put it nicely, part of the effects of fragmentation. Not only do OEMs have different speeds in pushing out updates, they also have different policies when it comes to coverage periods. Majority of the OEMs, save for Google unsurprisingly, don’t exactly have these policies written down for reference. Bucking that trend, Sony now more or less clarifies for how long its phones are going to be supported by updates, and it’s not all good news.

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