Last week Sony announced a list of devices that would be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Unfortunately despite being involved in the Android Nougat Developer Preview, the Sony Xperia Z3 was missing from the list which understandably had many users rather upset over this piece of news.
Every year Google releases a developer preview of the upcoming Android release. The previews are almost always limited to Nexus devices so if you don’t own a Nexus smartphone or tablet you can’t flash the beta firmware. In a significant change from the status quo, Google has decided to expand Android N preview to Sony Xperia Z3. Owners will have to flash the preview build manually first after which updates […]
Earlier this year Sony announced the Xperia Z3+ which is basically the international variant of the Xperia Z4. The handset is no slouch and according to DxOMark’s ranking at that time, the phone’s camera was considered the best amongst the smartphones, although that has since been displaced with the Xperia Z5.That being said with the Xperia Z5 series of smartphones launched, is there any real reason to consider the Xperia […]
As it stands the only Android device that has a feature similar to Apple’s 3D Touch would be the Huawei Mate S that was announced last month. There are rumors that next year’s Android smartphones could start adopting similar features as well, but in the meantime if you own a Sony Xperia Z3, you could sort of enable 3D Touch for yourself.Basically how 3D Touch works is through a pressure-sensitive […]
Yesterday Sony confirmed the list of Xperia devices which will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, the company didn’t reveal when they’ll get the update, but at least it confirmed which of its devices will be jumping on the latest iteration of Android. Quite a few Xperia owners will get the chance to try out said update before it’s rolled out for everybody else, Sony today revealed that it needs 10,000 […]
So the Moto X Style was officially announced today, but it seems that despite that, the folks at DxOMark have actually managed to get their hands on the device ahead of time and conducted several camera tests with it, which surprisingly turned out pretty well because according to the results, the camera performed admirably.In fact it performed well enough that it outperformed the iPhone 6 and the Sony Xperia Z3+, […]
Better late than never, don’t you think so? Hence, it is far from surprising to see that Sony has started to roll out the long awaited Android 5.1 Lollipop update to their Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 range of smartphones, and if you happen to be rocking to older models from the Xperia Z family, fret not – we have also received words of assurance from the folks over […]
There has been a handful of Sony Xperia Z3+ owners who claim that one is able to get around the throttling issue in the device with a relatively quick and inexpensive method – and that would be to make use of a kitchen foil. According to XDA member schecter7, getting around this problem is as simple as applying several layers of kitchen foil at the back of the handset, keeping […]
The Sony Xperia Z3+ is basically the Xperia Z4, except that the model will be destined for markets outside of Japan. Now given that the phone wasn’t really much of an upgrade over its predecessor, safe to say that not many are expecting too much from it. However if you love your smartphone cameras, you might be interested to learn that the Xperia Z3+’s camera is actually pretty decent.This is […]
There might be overheating issues where the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4’s processors are concerned, but you cannot deny that these two flagship smartphones happen to be one of the better looking ones around, not to mention boasting of high end hardware specifications that are well worth checking out. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC hums along nicely to deliver high end performance without batting an eyelid, and both handsets have […]
We have heard reports from Japan that the Sony Xperia Z4 was overheating which means by this logic, the overheating should apply to the Sony Xperia Z3+ which is essentially the same phone with a different name. Now if you’re wondering what the phone when overheating looks like, the folks at AndroidPIT have managed to capture it on video.As you can see in the video above, using the camera app […]
There were firmware updates which received their certification not too long ago that will be making their way to the Sony Xperia Z3+ smartphone as well as the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. Having said that, those who have patience would have seen the effort paid off – since Sony Mobile has started to push out firmware version 28.0.A.7.24 for the handset (E6553). Just what does this firmware update do?
The Sony Xperia Z3 was released last year and it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The Xperia Z4 was announced earlier this year and comes with a new and theoretically more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, but given the reports of overheating which can hamper performance, will it be able to beat its predecessor?Vietnamese tech reviewer Vật Vờ decided to find out and has since pit both phones together […]
It was not too long ago that we brought you word on how Sony Xperia Z4 owners over in Japan begun to complain that their recently acquired flagship smartphone was overheating – and there was not a single beep from the folks over at Sony. It looks like there is no way to turn now, as Sony has just admitted that there indeed is an overheating issue where the Sony […]
Here is a joyful announcement for T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 users, the device is about to receive the Lollipop update.Des Smith, Senior Product Manager T-mobile, announced on Twitter that Sony Xperia Z3 is all set to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop today, around midnight. Lollipop update will add variety of tweaks to the interface, it will bring Material Design to the device, enhanced notifications, improved security features.
When the Sony Xperia Z4 was originally announced, many were surprised by its specs and the fact that it was announced in Japan, leading some to speculate that perhaps the handset might not see a global rollout. Well it turn out the speculation was half-right as Sony has recently announced the Xperia Z3+.As it turns out the Xperia Z3+ is the global version of the Xperia Z4 which in turn […]
Earlier this year in March, we did check out how the Sony Xperia Z3 received an operating system update so much so that the version number was bumped up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This is good news, but then again, it also reinforced the proverb of “better late than never”, taking into consideration how many of the other competing handsets already received the Lollipop update beforehand. Well, Sony certainly are […]
Sony was a little late to the game, but the Japanese manufacturer was quick to update its flagship devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Xperia Z3 has been running the latest version of the OS since March, and the Xperia Z2 wasn’t too far behind to join the league.
We recently reported that T-Mobile stopped selling the Sony Xperia Z3 despite the fact that it has merely been six months since this flagship handset arrived on the market. A representative for the carrier did confirm back then that T-Mobile will no longer be sold by the carrier, but it appears that T-Mobile has changed its mind. Xperia Z3 is once again available for purchase through Magenta, it has returned […]
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Sony in the smartphone market, particularly in the U.S. smartphone market, but the company is sticking to its guns for the time being and now bowing out of the market. Though the situation doesn’t seem to be improving. T-Mobile has confirmed that it is no longer selling the Sony Xperia Z3. If this was some old smartphone it may not have mattered but this […]