In Pictures: Sony Xperia Z2 Cape Town launch

Published by on Mar 6th, 2014, No Comments


We were at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town launch event of the latest and greatest from Sony, the Xpera Z2 and Xperia Tablet Z2 devices.

You can read the detailed report here, but here is a summary of the specs:

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Sony steps up to the plate with Xperia Z2 Launch

Published by on Mar 6th, 2014, No Comments

Z2The competition in the premium segment of mobile smartphone market is heating up with flagship devices being released left, right and center. A few weeks ago we attended the LG G-Flex Launch and recently the Samsung debut the new Galaxy S5. With all the latest and greatest talk going around Sony would not want to miss the boat. Sony revealed the Z2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month and visited South Africa this week to let the press get their hands on the latest Xperia device.


Sony introduces the Xperia Z2: display issues solved?

Published by on Feb 25th, 2014, No Comments


It’s no secret that Sony’s flagship devices have struggled to grab large chunks of the market pie, but they seem to be moving forward at a steady pace. This might be the reason for releasing a new flagship device every 6 months in the last year. That’s right; the Xperia Z2 has already been released – only months after the Xperia Z1 was released in September.

It definitely borrows a lot from its predecessor in terms of looks and features, but the company promises that it has breathed some extra life into the flagship. (more…)

Sony and Vodacom want to send you to the World Cup

Published by on Feb 19th, 2014, No Comments


In case you haven’t seen the adverts on television, the competition has now officially gone live. Consumers stand the chance to be in the stands cheering for their favourite teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro this year.

In order to qualify, ‘all you need to do’ is buy one of the Xperia flagship devices – that is the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia Z. This is quite an investment to stand a chance to go to the World Cup, but check out our reviews to decide if you want to buy one of Sony’s devices: (more…)

Sony’s Xperia G leaked, mid-range phone coming soon

Published by on Feb 17th, 2014, No Comments


Sony is reportedly releasing a couple of mid-range phones at Mobile World Congress this month, along with a couple of low-end ones. But it seems that the Xperia G will be headlining that line-up of non-flagship devices.

A photo claiming to show portions of the Xperia G was tweeted out along with some specs: LTE, 8GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera and a gig of RAM, plus a 4.8-inch screen. Those internals, if accurate would position the G as a mid-range handset with a slightly smaller size and similar design as the Xperia Z1S (which was only available in the US). (more…)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on at Cape Town launch

Published by on Feb 13th, 2014, 11 Comments


We recently had the chance to get some hands-on time with Sony’s new flagship in miniature, the Xperia Z1 Compact, at the SA launch in Cape Town on the 12th of February. The little killer packs flagship-grade specs into a much smaller footprint than most of today’s premium smartphones.

Although the concept isn’t new, other manufacturers like Samsung with the Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC with the One Mini have tried the same ploy. (more…)

Sony promotes its waterproof MP3 player with clever campaign

Published by on Feb 12th, 2014, No Comments


If ever there was a marketing campaign that cut to the chase about why the product is great, it’s this one by Sony.

Last year, Sony introduced the world to their latest Walkman-range MP3 player – a small, cleverly designed MP3 player that is also waterproof.

The device, which has inbuilt headphones, was marketed as the perfect device to use when exercising, as it can fend off water and sweat. So whether you are doing a few laps on the pool, or having an intense cardio work out, you needn’t worry about getting moisture on your device.

However, even though the promise a waterproof MP3 player, that allows you to take a dip in the pool while listening to your favourite song was appealing to some, most people thought it rather strange.

Could this device really be waterproofed enough to go swim with? Will it cope being completely immersed in water?

Well, in fact, it can – and Sony was out to prove it with a genius marketing campaign. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z1 Review – Waterproof, life-proof

Published by on Feb 12th, 2014, 7 Comments


You may have noticed there has been a trend in the last couple of years within the Android smartphone market. Companies like Samsung, LG and others are stuffing their devices full of software features – in many cases useless and redundant. Sony came up with a different plan, though, and its sticking to its guns.

Sony is concentrating on their strengths of old, something that has been with them from the get go. They are focusing on beautiful, strong and durable designs, as well as great screen technology and photographic prowess. (more…)