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These are the Best Sony Phones in August: Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, Xperia PRO 5G, & more!

Although Sony is no longer a dominant player in the smartphone space and has even exited from several markets throughout the world, the company still has a loyal fan following. Its phones appeal to various niche audiences for their terrific camera chops, sleek design, and immaculate displays. They also pack some valuable features for creators,...

Sony may hurt Xperia PRO sales by releasing this feature on the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II

Sony recently launched the Xperia PRO 5G, a $2,500 smartphone for creators that packs a couple of unique features. The device features a micro HDMI input that will let you connect it to your camera and use it as an on-camera monitor. Additionally, thanks to the device's 5G capabilities, you'll be able to stream video...

Sony’s next flagship phone may keep the headphone jack and microSD card slot

Sony is preparing to release a new flagship device that will compete with the likes of the Galaxy S21 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro. In other words, the Xperia 1 III will be one of Sony’s most advanced devices ever—but it could feature very un-flagship features. According to Steve Hemmerstoffer, the Xperia 1 III will keep...

Kernel sources for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Redmi Note 9T, and Sony Xperia 1 II’s Android 11 release are now available

Android is built on top of the Linux kernel, which means the OEMs are obliged to provide the source code, upon request, of any Linux kernel binaries they distribute on devices they sell. Most vendors nowadays release the sources within a short period of their devices hitting the market, fulfilling their legal obligation of the...

Sony Xperia 1 II starts receiving stable Android 11 update

At the end of November, Sony unveiled a roadmap for when its devices would get Android 11, with the first device receiving the update this month. True to its word, the company has initialized an OTA (software version 58.1.A.0.921) for the Sony Xperia 1 II. Xperia Blog has spotted that Sony is rolling out Android 11...

Here’s when Android 11 will roll out for Sony Xperia phones

Since being released in September, Android 11 has been slow to roll out to third-party devices, with the Vivo V20 and OnePlus 8T among the first to receive the update. Unless you purchased a Pixel device, chances are you’ve been patiently waiting, but the good news is if you own a Sony Xperia device, you...

Sony Xperia 1 II Display Analysis: Content Creators, Beware

Firmly seated as a goliath in the multimedia industry, the Sony Corporation produces electronics that are well-respected in many different tiers and categories. From consumer audio equipment to prosumer cameras and professional reference monitors, one would think that Sony can make a beast of a handset that combines the company's many fields of expertise. Unfortunately, this...

Sony Xperia 1 II update adds RAW capture support for all three cameras in Photo Pro mode

When the Sony Xperia 1 II was introduced, its purpose was very clear: To offer the best mobile camera experience on the market. With the rollout of a new July security update (58.0.A.3.88), the experience has gotten even better. Users in the XDA Developers forums claim the update introduces RAW support in Photo Pro mode. This is...

Sony brought the headphone jack back on the Xperia 1 II to give people “a smartphone that they will love”

The Sony Xperia 1 II was announced back in February and became available last month. Despite the odd name (pronounced "mark two"), this is another excellent phone from Sony. It has pretty much all of the specifications that have become standard for flagships in 2020, but one feature, in particular, stands out: the headphone jack. Headphone...

Sony uploads the kernel source code for the Xperia 10 II and Xperia 1 II

Back in February, Sony unveiled their “Mark 2” lineup, i.e. the flagship Xperia 1 II and the mid-range Xperia 10 II smartphones via an online event. Months after the initial announcement, the phones are now available for pre-order across Europe as well as in the US. On the software side, both of these devices run...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experienced on devices without any need for dedicated hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration...

The Sony Xperia 1 II has a neat gaming feature that lets you charge and play without degrading the battery

Smartphone gaming has evolved to become a proper use case for smartphones, to the point that we have gaming smartphones that specifically target this audience. While smartphone gaming is definitely fun and you can easily pour in hours into it, it does have drawbacks for your phone's battery. Games require a lot of processing power...