Mobile Phones: Sony Xperia
News & Reviews: Sony Xperia
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2013
Just revealed at the IFA 2013 and already the Sony Xperia Z1 has been officially launched in Malaysia. The smartphone formerly known as the Honami sticks in a 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch Exmore RS digital compact camera sensor along with a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos display smartphone, Sony G Lens, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM into the now familiar Omni-balance designed form factor. The Xperia Z1 looks and feels like other premium Xperia Z smartphones as it maintains the same aluminum unibody chassis sandwiched by two slabs of tempered glass. While the Z1 is IP58 water proof certified it also packs in a dedicated camera button, so you can bring it underwater with you and take advantage of the powerful camera. Sony Mobile Malaysia say that the Sony Xperia Z1 should be available in the first week of October 2013, while a whole bunch of accessories will come later in mid-October.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2013
A number of rumours surrounding Sony's upcoming cameraphone, the Sony i1 Honami have surfaced and these include the fact that it may be called the Sony Xperia Z1 instead. Some rather low-resolution renders have appeared showing off the cameraphone in Black, Purple and White along with sample photos which confirm the 20.7MP camera sensor inside. Other rumours indicate that the phone's camera can also record 4K video and will come with Xenon and LED dual flash. Still no news about price or availability for Malaysia and as with all rumours do take these with a pinch of salt as it could very well be another unknown cameraphone waiting to be revealed.
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2013
Sony's upcoming cameraphone, the Sony i1 Honami supposedly got benchmarked with these scores appearing on AnTuTu with an impressive score of 30625. The benchmark seems to confirm at least two things about the cameraphone and this includes the fact that it may be called the Sony Xperia Z1 instead. It also confirms that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor as you generally get these types of scores with this processor. Still no news about price or availability for Malaysia and as with all rumours do take these with a pinch of salt as AnTuTu benchmarks have been known to be false before.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2013
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is one of the latest and probably greatest devices to enter the phablet (phone + tablet) market. From it's ultra-slim design to the awesome tech specs it manages to fit into such a slim device, it should make a big splash for anyone, especially since like it's other Xperia Z siblings it is IP58 certified for water resistance. Is this the phablet for you to bring along to the pool? Read on and find out.
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2013
The Sony Xperia i1 Honami was recently spotted pictured side by side with the Sony Xperia Z. While the overall look and feel seems similar enough the Honami looks just a bit wider and longer than the Xperia Z. Tech specs for the Sony Xperia Honami include a 20MP camera and 5-inch Full HD 1080p display. Other images include the camera app, this time in English.
After making time for a photo session with the Sony Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia Honami was also recently spotted in a confidentiality request letter to the Federal Communications Commission of the US. According to the report, the Sony Xperia Honami has been confirmed but Sony has asked that the user manual, test setup photos, external photos and internal photos be kept confidential until 30 September 2013. This almost confirms previous rumours that the upcoming Sony cameraphone is going to be announced at the IFA 2013 on 4 September 2013.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2013
Ever wondered which smartphone would last the longest or have the longest battery life? Well, it isn't just you as some testers from UK have put the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5, Google Nexus 4, BlackBerry Z10 and Nokia Lumia 920 through a number of battery tests for call time, internet usage and charging time. The results may shock you but do check out the results:
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2013
Sony has just completed its my Xperia mobile security app and is releasing it in stages according to smartphone model and market. Designed for Xperia smartphones released in 2012 and 2013 the app helps you:
- Find your missing Sony Xperia smartphone complete with a map.
- Send a distress message to your smartphone remotely.
- Lock it remotely.
- Erase all internal and external memory remotely.
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2013
If getting even an entry-level smartphone is difficult, then perhaps you'd be better off going for DiGi's Postpaid Simple plan which now offers the Sony Xperia E for free. The plan requires you to also select the Mobile Internet data plan of your choice as well but in the long run it should be worth it. You also have to sign up for a 24 month contract. The full details of the deal are listed in the table below:
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2013
Looking to make the midrange Sony Xperia L even more affordable is Celcom with a subsidized price deal from RM488. The deal involves either a 12 or 18 month contract with a number of Celcom First postpaid plans along with a Mobile Internet plan. The full details are listed in the table below:
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2013
Sony's upcoming cameraphone, the Sony i1 Honami has recently appeared in a number of leaked images. The first set of images look to be press shots of the smartphone. These press shots show what look to be international versions along with one set for NTT Docomo which is a carrier in Japan. The press images only show the front though with no indication of how the back looks like, perhaps to keep the camera part under wraps.