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  • Sony Unveils The Sony Xperia Z1
    Posted on September 5, 2013 by keith holland

    In what was a rush of announcements internationally, Sony unveiled the Sony Xperia Z1 today as well. This phone is built to succeed Sony's current flagship, the Xperia Z. Built to be a processing powerhouse with a crisp HD screen, the Sony Xperia Z1 is looking like it could join the upper echelon of smartphones, thrusting Sony near the forefront of the industry.



    First things first, this is probably Sony's best build ever. The Xperia Z1 features a lot of glass. The front and back are both built with glass, making things smooth and stylish. The phone is held together by a single, machined piece of aluminum, that softens the edge of the Xperia Z1's edges and doing so about as fashionably as possible. Inside, the phone is juiced with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor supercharged to 2.2 GHz and features a 20.7 megapixel camera, a large improvement on the Xperia Z's camera. The display measures in at 5 inches and is a full HD display.


    Like most of Sony's top-end phones, the Xperia Z1 is 100% waterproof. The waterproofing has actually been improved in this model, with ports like the headphone jack no longer requiring protective plugs.


    While this phone is certainly impressive, it remains to be seen where exactly it will fit in the changing mobile landscape. Many phones are on the verge of updates including two heavy-hitters, the HTC One and Apple iPhone 5. It will be very interesting to see how this phone stacks up to phones in this generation and the next one as words like octo-core and 41 megapixels float around in terms of what kind of muscle we will soon see in our smartphones. Needless to say, this phone is a bold statement for Sony who signal that they are ready to compete with the big boys instead of just lurking just below excellence like they did with the original Sony Xperia Z.



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  • Incipio Feather Sony Xperia ZL Case in Black Incipio Feather Case for Sony Xperia ZL in Black

     


    The latest addition to Sony's XPeria line of smartphones – the XPeria ZL – is just starting to be released. That's something we've been looking forward to at Pure Mobile ever isnce the phone was just unveiled. And now that it's finally here, we're welcoming it with a great new Sony cell phone accessory, the Incipio Feather Xperia ZL case.


    One of the most interesting features of the ZL is that, for a 5-inch device, it's actually pretty slim. In fact, Sony claims it's the most compact such device on the market.


    So adding a ton of bulk to it with a clumsy carrying case wouldn't make much sense. But, as with Incipio's Feather case for other phone models, their Xperia ZL case is notably lightweight. Actually, it's their lightest and slimmest case.


    Incipio Feather Sony Xperia ZL Case in Black Incipio Feather Case for Sony XPeria ZL in Black

     


    But don't let that fool you into thinking that it's not also tough as nails. Its high-density polycarbonate construction means the Feather is great at protecting your phone from bumps and shocks, and of course from scratches too. And it also includes a screen protector to keep all sides of your device clean, protected and scratch free.


    As far as Sony mobile carrying cases go, you'd be hard pressed to find one that's as in tune with the design of the device it protects. With a smooth, matte black finish and a shape that barely deviates from the phone's original contours, the Feather XPeria ZL case is as close as it gets to not using a case at all, in terms of looks. Lightweight, and with a "barely there" look, we'd vote that it's one of the best accessories for one of the best Sony cell phones we've seen yet.


     


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  • Sony's Xperia Z, one of two new phones the company just unveiled at CES 2013

     


    Last week, on Pure Mobile's Canadian blog, we reported on a leaked picture of two yet to be unveiled smartphones that prematurely popped up on Sony's website. The devices in question were quite clearly the newest additions to Sony's Xperia line, but we expected to have to wait until this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to get some real idea of their specs.


    And now as expected, Sony has brought the Android-powered Xperia Z and Xperia ZL to CES 2013 in Las Vegas, where attendees got to have the first real hands-on with the new phones, both of which are "worth getting excited about," according to Gizmodo.


    According to reports, both phones have just about the same internal specs. Each sports a 5-inch,1080p TFT Reality display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. And both are LTE-capable, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.


    Even the 13MP cameras are the same and both can capture HDR video, except that the Xperia ZL's is rear-facing and the Xperia Z's is front-facing.


    Sony's Xperia ZL

     


    So far, the reviews are mostly raves, with Gizmodo calling them "the best phones Sony has ever made, by a huge margin," and with Engadget claiming "Sony may have a bonafide hit on its hands with the Xperia ZL."


    So what's really so great about them? Well, for starters, the sleek, glassy surface of the Xperia Z is totally waterproof for up to 30 minutes at up to 3 feet. Meanwhile, the ZL, which isn't waterproof, works as a universal remote. Both phones also boast an awesome Battery Stamina Mode feature, that turns your data stream off when your phone is idle, so your standby time will be increased by up to 400 percent.


    For a while now, Sony phones have sort of been taking a backseat to other Android devices. But if the reception at this year's CES is any indication, their newest phones may just have them poised to take a much more aggressive position once the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL launch sometime around March.




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  • Sony's latest addition to the Xperia line, the XPeria E is designed with cost-efficiency in mind

     


    This just in (we love it when we get to say that), Sony has just officially announced the next smartphone in its Xperia line, the Xperia E.


    It may seem that the XPeria T – branded as the official James Bond smartphone and featured in the movie Skyfall – has barely hit store shelves. But Sony's already looking to launch this latest addition to the XPeria family as early as the first quarter of 2013, or in other words, by the end of March at the latest.


    But the Bond phone has no real reason to fear the Xperia E. Though they'll be part of the same line, the two smartphones are entirely different beasts, built for different purposes and a different audience for certain.


    For starters, the Xperia E seems to have been designed with cost efficiency in mind. Not only is the phone itself an affordable, entry-level device, but it's also built to help you save money when using it.


    The XPeria E will be available in a dual SIM model, the XPeria Edual, "so that consumers can easily switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay on the most cost effective plan," says Sony.


    Meanwhile, the Xperia E also boasts features to let you save on data and battery. Users can set it up to automatically disconnect from Wi-fi and data once the screen has been inactive for a few minutes. And Sony claims that its extended battery standby mode "increases the standby time up to 4 times" what you normally get from other devices.


    For sure, this is an economy-focused phone. But just because it doesn't boast the flashiness of the Bond-approved Xperia T, doesn't mean we should disregard it as merely a cheap device. As Sony's Director of Xperia Marketing Calum MacDougall explains:


    "Consumers looking to take their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones would be well advised to look at Xperia E or Xperia E dual. They are perfect for those seeking affordable access to the quality and functionality more traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones."


    Aside from more or less entry-level specs – it's got a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1GHz single-core processor, a  3.5" display with a 480 x 320 resolution, and 4GB of internal memory – it does have a few fancy features. Among them, says PocketLint, is HD voice, which allows for much clearer talk.


    Over all, if you're looking for a no-nonsense Android phone without Bond's bells and whistles, the XPeria E and Xperia Edual are probably the going to be a good bet. But we'll have to wait for their release early next year to really know how they perform.




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