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Sony Xperia T3 Review: So close to great

Published by on Oct 6th, 2014, No Comments

t3 Seeking to fill every conceivable product category with their Xperia range, Sony’s latest offering, the T3, brings a large display and mid-level specs in a form factor thin enough to slice butter. After two weeks spent with Sony’s latest edgy contender, I found that while the T3 pushes the boundaries with a great form factor and user experience, it’s undermined by small design issues, an uninspiring display, and a lacking camera. First off, the basics: arriving sporting Android 4.4 KitKat, the T3 is a somewhat unpretentious challenger, carrying mid-level specifications in an effort to lower the price tag. The T3 retails at around R5,499 (device only) which hardly makes for a compelling buy at that price bracket, which many slightly older flagships, such as the LG G2, now frequent. (more…)

Next-gen Xperia Z3X will be extremely powerful

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, 1 Comment

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Sony has one of the most aggressive timetables around for delivering new flagship smartphone models, releasing Xperia Z-series devices every six months. We’re only just weeks past the launch of the Xperia Z3, and now we’re already seeing rumours of an even more powerful device, the so-called Z3X. (more…)

Sony offers free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Something we never grow tired of is free stuff. In the gaming world you will very rarely find something for free (unless you are talking about casual, mobile games), so to see this offer from Sony is great, even if it isn’t for very long.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an offer for gamers that will see free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus for all PS4 users for a full weekend from 09.00 on Friday 26th September to 09.00 on Monday 29th September. (more…)

Sony’s IFA 2014 Event in Johannesburg

Published by on Sep 7th, 2014, No Comments

DSC_0371Sony has a very unique philosophy when it comes to releasing flagship smartphones. They are the only manufacturer at the moment that is releasing an updated version of its flagship every 6 months. We were at their IFA announcements this week to see what else they have to offer this time around.

The Xperia Z3

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Sony announces the SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk

Published by on Sep 4th, 2014, No Comments

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Believe it or not, Sony is actually one of the pioneers of the smartwatch market. In fact, it owns the brand name “SmartWatch.” Unfortunately, it hasn’t necessarily resulted in great sales figures. The company has now revealed the third iteration of the wearable, alongside a fitness orientated wrist band called the SmartBand Talk.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is the company’s first Android Wear device – a sigh of relief as we saw rumours previously that it would not run Android Wear – and it actually looks a bit different than other offerings. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact official at IFA 2014

Published by on Sep 4th, 2014, No Comments

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Sony have revealed plenty of flagships at IFA already, and we are quite excited to give them all a go. It keeps the design philosophy of previous devices, but all appear a little more refined.

The Xperia Z3 is only 7.3mm thick and underneath that slim body we find a lot of powerful hardware. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset, and 3100 mAh battery with internal storage options of 16GB and 32GB, which can be expanded via microSD card by as much as 128GB. (more…)

Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact photos show familiar design

Published by on Sep 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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Sony is almost ready to reveal the much anticipated Xperia Z3 Compact. We reviewed the Xperia Z1 Compact a couple of months ago and we absolutely adored it (check out the review here) for its small chassis – at least by today’s standards – yet still packing top of the line software. That is why we cannot wait for the release of the Z3 Compact.

You might be wondering why we haven’t reviewed the Xperia Z2 Compact. Well, simply because there isn’t one. Sony decided to skip the Z2 moniker on its smaller flagship to coincide with the upcoming launch of the Xperia Z3, Sony’s newest iteration of its flagship smartphone. (more…)

Sony teases measurements for new product launch at IFA

Published by on Sep 1st, 2014, No Comments

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IFA 2014 is around the corner as we are expecting it to be as exciting as ever. Sony has been quitter than other manufacturers before the trade show, where many have opted to announce devices before letting the media get their hands on it at IFA. Sony has gone a different route, but has now revealed a teaser of something new coming soon.

In the teaser seen above we only get two of the three measurements that make up the dimensions of a new device. So what could it be? What is more, normally it’s the thickness of a phone or tablet that’s the selling point, but here that 6.4mm measurement is clearly revealed. (more…)

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