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Sony's Xperia Z3 has the longest battery life of any flagship
By Luke Jones on Monday September 22, 2014

When Sony announced the Xperia Z3 a couple of weeks ago at IFA in Berlin, the Japanese company did not have too many wow factor announcements to make. The Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are just very good handsets and Sony was quick to talk up what is becoming a defining smartphone spec, battery life. According to the company, the Z3 has easily the best battery life of flagship devices, and early tests are proving that to be the case.

Sony to launch all three Xperia Z3 devices in the US soon
By Luke Jones on Friday September 19, 2014

Today is the new dawn of Sony's smartphone strategy after the company confirmed yesterday that it will be focusing on higher end devices and will not offer as many mid-range and low end devices. With that in mind, the company's latest batch of high end Xperia Z3 products are getting the kind of treatment other Sony devices rarely get. That's because they are arriving in the United States, and not months after launch either.

Sony cuts mid-range devices from strategy
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Sony has been quiet on the smartphone front this year. Sure, you may be thinking about the flagship devices that the company has launched this year from the Xperia Z range, but there have not been a slew of mid-range and low end efforts in 2014. The ailing giant has gone someway to explaining that by confirming that it will be cutting down on mid-tier and budget smartphones in the future.

Sony's new flagship have launch discount in the UK
By Luke Jones on Saturday September 13, 2014

Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA last week and after getting my hands on both handsets I can say that they are very good. Sony is rolling them out quickly too, with both handsets now available in the UK, where certain retailers are even offering them at very enticing prices.

Sony ends update support for a number of Xperia smartphones
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 11, 2014

Sony has been updating plenty of its handsets of late, with the likes of the Xperia M 2 and Xperia Z series all being treated to the latest versions of Android 4.4. However, if you are rocking the Xperia SP, M, L, or C then you can forget about any future support because the Japanese company has cut those devices loose today. Sony confirmed that none of those handsets will get future update beyond today.

Sony rolls out Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z and Z Tablet
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 10, 2014

Sony has announced today that a whole range of its Xperia Z devices are getting an update to Android 4.4.4, the newest release of Google's mobile OS. The Japanese giant announced the news via its official Twitter account, letting some of its older Xperia Z devices catch up to the newer ones with Android 4.4.4.

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 flagship
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 03, 2014

If you have been reading these pages over the last month then you probably know all there is to know about the Sony Xperia Z3. The Japanese company launched the handset today at its IFA show in Berlin and while there was admittedly nothing new to learn about the device, it is a very good smartphone flagship nonetheless.

Sony raises the curtain on the Xperia Z3 Compact
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 03, 2014

Sony has launched its new Xperia Z3 Compact today at IFA, a smaller version of the also announced Xperia Z3 flagship. As we expected, the new Compact follows the Z2 version by offering a complete flagship experience in a smaller form factor. Simply put, if you want a device with a smaller screen then this could be the one for you, and it is infinitely better than handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and HTC One Mini 2.

Sony does it differently with the SmartWatch 3
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 03, 2014

Sony has been making wearable devices before its rivals (even Samsung) arrived on the scene, but with Android Wear bringing more companies into the game, the Japanese giant has updated its flagship smartwatch. Announced at IFA in Berlin today, the SmartWatch 3 is Sony's latest wearable and is the first the company has made to run Google's Android Wear platform.

Sony unveils SmartBand Talk with calling capabilities
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 03, 2014

Sony got its IFA underway with its wearables today and the SmartBand Talk got the ball rolling in Berlin. When this device leaked this week I speculated that the Talk meant that this fitness tracker could take calls, but that seemed unlikely. As it turns out the SmartBand Talk can in fact take and make calls thanks to the built in microphone and speaker.