Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Jack of all trades

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2014, No Comments


Update: This article’s content has been updated since initial release.

The Sony Xperia Z1 launched only about 9 months after the original Xperia Z and a little more than 6 months later we have this – the Sony Xperia Z2. Some critics of Sony are saying that bringing new versions so regularly will alienate customers who have just bought the top-of-the-line Sony, but 6 months down the road it will be obsolete.

While we do get what they are saying, we have to disagree. You’ll notice that not much is changing from one version to the next. In fact, all Sony is doing is addressing some of the problems from each iteration. So why should we be excited about a new Sony that is about to hit the market?

Before we give you the answer to this question, check out some of the key features of this device: (more…)

Sony Xperia C3: The Selfie Smartphone (video)

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, 1 Comment


Today’s smartphone generation has ushered in the advent of the word “selfie.” Very few people don’t know what selfies are now, and Sony is trying to ride this trend all the way to the bank with, what they call, “the world’s best selfie smartphone.”

What is this world coming to…?

Sony has just debuted the Sony Xperia C3, a mid-range smartphone which has a 5-megapixel wide-angle front facing camera and LED flash for “selfies.” (more…)

Sony Walkman turns 35

Published by on Jul 2nd, 2014, No Comments

Sony WalkmanYesterday (1 July) marked the 35th birthday of the Sony TPS-L2. It was introduced in 1979, and since then Sony has sold somewhere in the region of 220 million Walkmans, and it’s still selling them today. The Walkman was the most desired gadget of the 80′s and early 90′s and many would agree that this was the product that made Sony a household name. Many of us grew up either enjoying a Walkman or desiring one and it sparked many revolutions in the music industry. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Sony comes out swinging

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, 2 Comments

Z2_Tablet__018The last year and a half has seen some stiff competition in the mobile market. Companies such as LG and Sony have been going toe to toe with their two big brothers, Samsung and Apple. Sony’s Z series, LG’s G series and even the HTC One series have steadily been gaining market share across every mobile product area. This type of environment puts pressure on the participating companies’ sales teams, but we as consumers are smiling all the way being spoilt for choice and price. Competition remains the fiercest in the smartphone market, but we are seeing the same fight spilling over into the tablet market. Sony has come out swinging with the new Xperia Z2 tablet, taking on the currently undefeated (my opinion) king of the tablet ring, the Apple iPad. Will the Z2 put up a decent fight? (more…)

Sony’s record setting tape cartridge

Published by on Jun 27th, 2014, 1 Comment


Storage on tapes have been out of favour for quite some time, but you would be surprised as to how much it can store. Magnetic tape storage is still widely used for industrial and commercial use more than anything else.

Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes. They are much cheaper to use, more power efficient and more reliable than HDD’s. (more…)

Sony Xperia T3 makes looking good affordable

Published by on Jun 4th, 2014, No Comments


Sony has been on somewhat of a roll lately with their product line-up. The Xperia Z1 was a massive step up from the predecessor (although we didn’t care for the screen), then came the brilliant Xperia Z1 Compact. We are also currently reviewing the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Tablet Z2, and so far things are looking pretty good.

Now Sony want to put their same stylish design into your hands for much less than you would need to fork out for the aforementioned products. The Xperia T3 is the ‘world’s slimmest’ 5.3-inch smartphone and comes with a 720p panel, and a 1.4 quad-core processor. It also sports an 8-megapixel Exmor RS back camera, LTE and a 2,500 mAh battery. It will cost around two-thirds as much as the flagship models.

Check out the full press release: (more…)

Exclusive Competition: Sony Xperia L Giveaway

Published by on May 19th, 2014, 4 Comments


Update: We have decided to extend the competition until Wednesday, 21 May due to many late entries coming in. Please be sure to use the #BWBSonyGiveaway to enter, otherwise we may miss your entry.

All of us over here at Bandwidth Blog want to give a big shout out to our followers and thought we would do that with a giveaway. A big thank you to everyone reading our news, in-depth reviews, opinion pieces and editorials. We thoroughly appreciate the input (whether positive or negative) and want to bring you want you want to see and read. Also, a big thanks to Sony SA for the new device.

If you aren’t familiar with the device, it is one of the best performing smartphones in its segment and definitely the best built. Here are its specs: (more…)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: Small size, massive hit

Published by on May 14th, 2014, 5 Comments

d6The ‘mini’ in the name of smartphones has, inexorably, become to mean inferior these days. With HTC and Samsung it has meant smaller (obviously), lower-spec versions of the beloved big-screened version of the devices in question.

Since the advent of the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones have started to grow in size (at an alarming rate) and we feel for the people that have been left behind. The people that want a smaller sized smartphone, but also don’t want to sacrifice top-of-the-line specs. Until recently, arguably, the iPhone was the last island of salvation for these people.

That’s where Sony is coming to the rescue, the Xperia Z1 Compact is a smaller device (actually pretty similar to the iPhone) that delivers premium specs and premium performance.

Here are some of the key features: (more…)