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  • Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia E3 officially announced

    Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia E3 officially announced

    Despite all the leaked images, Sony has finally revealed it's latest Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones along with the Sony Xperia E3. True to their word, the new Xperia Z3 was released in 6 months after the Xperia Z2 and while the Z3 Compact skips a number it is even more capable than the Xperia Z1 Compact. Overall, these two new smartphones don't change much in terms of design but they are more compact and lighter. The Xperia E3 on the other hand is designed for the entry-level market with 4G LTE connectivity. Check out their respective tech specs below:

    • Sony Xperia Z3
    • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 3GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + up to 128GB microSD
    • 5.2-inch display (TRILUMINOS, X-Reality engine, 1920 x 1080)
    • 20.7MP rear camera (Pulsed LED Flash, Image Stabilizer, ISO 12800, 4K video record) + 2.2MP front camera
    • features IP65 / IP68 waterproof and dust resistance, PS4 Remote Play, Sony 3D surround sound, Digital Noise Cancelling
    • supports 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0
    • 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm | 152g
    • 3100 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4 KitKat

    • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
    • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + up to 128GB microSD
    • 4.6-inch display (TRILUMINOS, X-Reality engine, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution)
    • 20.7MP rear camera (Pulsed LED Flash, Image Stabilizer, ISO 12800, 4K video record) + 2.2MP front camera
    • features IP65 / IP68 waterproof and dust resistance, PS4 Remote Play, Sony 3D surround sound, Digital Noise Cancelling
    • supports 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0
    • 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm | 129g
    • 2600 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4 KitKat

    • Sony Xperia E3
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 4GB storage + up to 32GB microSD
    • 4.5-inch display (scratch resistant, 854 x 480 pixel resolution)
    • 5MP rear camera + VGA front camera
    • features FM Radio
    • supports 4G LTE, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0
    • 137.1 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm | 143.8g
    • 2330 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Rumours: Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 and SmartBand Talk pictures appear

    Rumours: Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 and SmartBand Talk pictures appear

    Just a few more hours before the Sony IFA 2014 reveal and nice looking press renders of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact have appeared. While the Xperia Z3 doesn't look that different in terms of design, it could be bringing some refreshed hardware but even then, this is limited to the processor and a few other tech specs. From the press renders, the Xperia Z3 could also be offering a number of different colour options including black, copper gold, jade green and white. The Xperia Z3 Compact may also come in black, green, red and white with the only difference being the smaller 4.5-inch or 4.6-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and smaller battery. The refreshed 2.5GHZ Snapdargon 801 processor and 20.7MP rear camera should remain the same. Both are rumoured to have a higher water certification standard perhaps at IP68. Still no Malaysia release dates or pricing, but we should know more in the next 10 or so hours.

  • Sony Xperia Z3 listing at TENAA reveals tech specs + higher water resistance?

    Sony Xperia Z3 listing at TENAA reveals tech specs + higher water resistance?

    The Sony Xperia Z3 just can't stop being leaked it seems as it has recently appeared at China's TENAA with some pictures and tech specs. It appears that early rumours about the same tech specs as the Sony Xperia Z2 appear to be true with the only major difference being a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Other tech specs include 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support, a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with full HD 1080p resolution, 20.7MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. One other feature that could be different is the water resistant certification. The Xperia Z2 was certified with an IP58 certification which means that the device can be under 1.5m of water for 30 minutes. Recent teasers for the Sony IFA 2014 event reveal that it could be able to go as low as 2 meters, signifying that the Xperia Z3 will have a much higher water resistance certification. No Malaysia release dates or pricing yet but the Xperia Z3 is expected to be revealed soon at the upcoming IFA 2014.

  • Rumours: Sony Xperia Z3 taken apart?

    Rumours: Sony Xperia Z3 taken apart?

    While it is set to be officially announced on 3 September 2014 at the upcoming IFA 2014 event, the Sony Xperia Z3 has appeared in some newly leaked pictures, apparently of it being taken apart. The leaked pictures confirm that the design is the only feature that seems to have been changed as asides from the shiny metal power button, everything else is matte black. Tech specs and features don't appear to have changed much from the Sony Xperia Z2 as the Sony Xperia Z3 is said to be packing the same Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 20.7MP camera and 5.2-inch display with full HD resolution. There doesn't seem to be anything else different asides from the 3100 mAh battery which is 100 mAh less than before. No news yet on Malaysia release dates or pricing but we should find out more in the next week.

  • Rumours: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact + Sony Android Wear smartwatch leaked by accident?

    Rumours: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact + Sony Android Wear smartwatch leaked by accident?

    Device manufacturers often reveal new products rather unintentionally, especially when they're trying to promote something else. This seems to have happened recently with the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and also a still unnamed Sony Android Wear smartwatch. Neither of them have been announced yet and we still don't know details about tech specs and features, but it appears that both will be water resistant enough to bring to the pool. While there are no exact Malaysia release dates, the upcoming IFA 2014 event could be a great place to introduce them so we expect both to appear in the next few weeks.

  • Sony Xperia Z3 Malaysia Release Date & Tech specs

    Sony Xperia Z3 Malaysia Release Date & Tech specs

    The upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 continues Sony's efforts to combine all their product knowhow and technologies into a single device from their previous Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z1 smartphones. Rumoured to have an international release date in August 2014, the smartphone has also been rumoured to get benchmarked on AnTuTu with a very high score of 37169, beating many of the current range of flagship smartphones. The Xperia Z3 is rumoured to go by the model number of Sony D6653 and may come with tech specs and features that include a Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC processor. Other tech specs should also include a 20.7MP or higher rear camera, 3GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity.

  • Sony Xperia C3 officially announced with front facing 5MP camera and LED flash and selfie features

    Sony Xperia C3 officially announced with front facing 5MP camera and LED flash and selfie features

    Sony is joining the selfie bandwagon with the official announcement of the Sony Xperia C3 smartphone. While it has tech specs that slot it into the midrange market, the most notable features include a 5MP front camera complete with LED flash. Like some other selfie cameraphones, the Xperia C3 front camera is wide angle and features a Superior Auto mode for automatic enhancement, portrait retouch, Timeshift-burst and sweep panorama. Other selfie features include a double tap rear control which triggers the camera and a smile shutter feature which takes the shot when you smile. Other tech specs include the following:

    • 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 8GB storage + microSD
    • 5.5-inch Triluminous display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution)
    • 8MP rear camera (Sony Exmor RS, pulse LED flash) + 5MP front camera (wide angle, soft LED flash)
    • Supports 4G LTE, dual-SIM
    • 2500 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Is the Sony Xperia Z2a the Xperia Z2 compact?

    Is the Sony Xperia Z2a the Xperia Z2 compact?

    Tech specs for the Sony Xperia Z2a suggest that it could well be the Sony Xperia Z2 compact smartphone. While the Xperia Z2a has already been officially announced in Taiwan it has yet to reach Malaysia or the rest of the world. These tech specs include a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5-inch full HD display, 20.7MP rear camera amd support for 4G LTE. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the only differences are the slightly smaller screen size, plastic backside and slightly smaller battery. Everything else matches up with the Xperia Z2, including the same water and dust resistance. Set for Taiwan in July 2014, it should reach other markets like Malaysia soon after. Check out the full tech spec comparison using our Sony Xperia Z2a vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison tool.

  • New Sony cameraphone sensor is curved like the human eye = 2x better light sensitivity

    New Sony cameraphone sensor is curved like the human eye = 2x better light sensitivity

    Previously, most camera sensors were flat with a number of lenses placed in front of it to focus light and capture images. Sony has recently designed a new curved camera sensor that looks a lot like the design of a human eye. This allows for a single flatter lens, simplifying the design and reducing the number of parts. Other benefits include 1.4 times better light sensitivty in the center and 2 times better light sensitivity at the edges. The sensors include a 43mm full frame version probably for stand-alone cameras and a smaller 11mm one with a size about the same as a 2/3" sensor on a standard cameraphone. Sony managed to achieve this by flexing the sensor then covers it with a ceramic coating. Thankfully, this is not just a patent as Sony already have around 100 of these sensors already produced. Unfortunately, there is still no specific Malaysia release date, but it does mean that the next Sony cameraphones could be a lot better than before.

  • Sony Xperia Z2 officially available in Malaysia from RM2399 + RM700 freebies

    Sony Xperia Z2 officially available in Malaysia from RM2399 + RM700 freebies

    The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone is finally and officially here in Malaysia starting from a retail price of RM2399. Announced on the Sony Mobile Malaysia Facebook page, the Xperia Z2 is currently the company's main flagship smartphone. Like the Xperia Z1 before it, the Sony Xperia Z2 is a culmination of all the best technologies from all of the various electronics departments that make up Sony. Those who buy the smartphone at a Sony Outlet store can get a Magnetic Charging Dock DK36 and Xperia Transfer Cable EC310 while those who don't, will still be able to get a Sony Experience Pack which includes movie streaming and Micheal Jackson's Xscape album. For a refresher of the Sony Xperia Z2 check out the tech specs, features and videos below:

    • 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 3GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + microSD (64GB)
    • 5.2-inch display (Triluminos, LiveColour LED, 108 x 1920 pixel resolution, 424 ppi, shatter + scratch proof glass)
    • 20.7MP rear camera (video stabilization, 4K video recording, LED flash)
    • 146.8  x  73.3  x  8.2 mm | 163g
    • Supports 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MHL 3, GPS
    • 3200 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4.2 KitKat