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Colours that beg for #nofilter with the Sony Xperia XZ

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Switching things up since the release of the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony released the XZ with important updates to the camera. The handset is packed with Sony’s most advanced photography technology: the Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, the award-winning G Lens and Sony’s Bionz image processing.

Here’s the low down on the impressive camera functions:

True colours, just the way you see them

The Sony Xperia XZ  camera  delivers shots that are as colourful as life, thanks to the RGBC-IR sensor that measures colour and Infrared information to help the Automatic White Balance Function estimate the light source.

Capture moving objects in any light without blur

Sony’s Xperia XZ allows you to capture moving objects with the power of an imaging sensor and a laser autofocus sensor. You’ll even be able to  freeze movement in impressively sharpe detail, even in low light situations.

Watch the video to see how the camera captures moving subject:

23MP for the fastest moments

Offering one of Sony’s fastest cameras yet, you’ll never miss a moment with the ability to go from standby to capture in 0.6 seconds. Capture the most spontaneous moments with the quick start up, a dedicated camera shutter button and faster image processing.

Sharp shots with less noise

The 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor ensures clear capturing with true-to-life details.

Sony’s award-winning G Lens

The G Lens captures more light. This 24 mm wide-angle lens also lets you fit more into the frame.

taken with sony xperia xz

Intelligent image processing

With the BIONZ™ for mobile image-processing engine, you get vivid colours and less noise.

Laser AF – sharp images in tricky conditions

There are two situations that make it difficult for autofocus to perform: Low light and low contrast. Laser AF assists by measuring the distance to the object – and delivers fast focus and sharp images.

Triple image sensing technology for sharper shots

The latest Xperia cameras feature triple image sensing technology. It allows the camera to analyse, adapt and capture sharp, vibrant shots in challenging conditions. For example, in low light, bright sunlight and when taking photos of unpredictably moving objects.

Pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ Sim Free today.


Spec Sheet for the Sony Xperia XZ

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Sony have perfected the fundamentals of a great smartphone with the Sony Xperia XZ. Jam packed full of innovative tech, the handset boasts a photo-pro’s camera, intelligent battery and smart features that adapt to you. All this is wrapped up in a stunning, evolved design.

Here’s the spec sheet:

  • Connectivity: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 161 g (5.68 oz)
  • Dust/Water proofing: IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Display: 5.2 inches (~70.9% screen-to-body ratio) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density) Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • CPU: Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.3” sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
  • Secondary Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 1080p, HDR
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
  • Battery:  Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 600 h (2G) / Up to 610 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 11 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 17 h 30 min (3G)

Pre Order the Sony Xperia XZ sim free today.


The Sony Xperia X Compact is now in Stock

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Proving bigger isn’t always better, the Sony Xperia X Compact delivers high-end specs that are similar to its larger sibling the Xperia XZ, in a beautifully small package.

Sitting comfortably in the palm of your hand or in your pocket, the Sony Xperia X Compact sports a powerful Snapdragon 650 processor and 3GB of RAM. Despite the handset’s smaller size, Sony have even managed to pack in a 2700mAh battery (which is larger than the original Xperia X’s 2620mAh cell.)

Other key features of the Xperia X Compact include the same 23 megapixel camera offering as the Xperia X, with a slightly scaled down 5 megapixel front camera, a fingerprint scanner, Sony’s Smart Assistant for battery care and Xperia™ Tips for contextual help and extended battery life.

Purchase the Sony Xperia X Compact Sim Free in Universe Black, White or Mist Blue today.


Let’s talk about the Sony Xperia X Compact: Small but Perfectly Formed.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Sony recently announced the arrival of two new handsets, the Sony Xperia XZ (offering incredible photographic technology) and the smaller Sony Xperia X Compact. We recently compared the XZ to Samsung’s flagship S7 (read more here) but what has the smaller counterpart got to offer?

Compact Design:

The Sony Xperia X Compact offers comfort and beauty thanks to the unified design, soft rounded shape and high-gloss finish. Its compact size is ideal for one-handed use and it fits easily into your pocket, whilst the well designed, intuitive user interface inside is in true balance with the outside.


1. The Xperia™ X Compact makes it easier for you to take sharp photos of moving objects, even in difficult light.

2. The new 23 megapixel camera with triple image sensing technology lets you take sharp pictures in true-to-life colours of moments in motion, even in challenging light.

3. Record a short close-up video to illustrate how the new SteadyShot™ with 5-axis stabilization reduces camera shake.

Smart Assistant

1. The Sony Xperia X Compact offers Battery Care, which cleverly adapts charging to your user habits to keep the battery healthy and extend its lifespan.

2. Sony’s innovative Smart Cleaner closes rarely used apps Xperia™ Tips for contextual help and extended battery life.

Check out the Sony Xperia X Compact or the slightly larger Sony Xperia XZ handsets Sim Free today.


Capture Incredible Photos without blur on the Sony Xperia XZ

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Sony’s really packing a punch with the camera tech squeezed into the upmarket Sony Xperia XZ. Highlights include:


Promising the best of Sony digital imaging technology, the Xperia XZ offers sharper photos with more detail and less noise thanks to the Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor. The BIONZ™ image processing engine provides greater clarity and adjusts colours, whilst the G Lens lets you take bright shots even in low light.


Offering an incredible 23megapixel camera, the Xperia XZ will allow you to capture pictures in true-to-life colours of moments in motion, even in challenging low light situations.


The innovative Steady Shot feature xompensates camera shake in any direction, so you shoot smooth videos, even when you are really close to the object.


Get everyone in the shot with wide-angle selfies and less blur in low light. A massive 13 megapixel front camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor and 22mm lens will make sure you and your friends capture the perfect selfie.

Other appealing features include  a 5.2” Full HD 1080p display,  3GB RAM, 32GB memory with microSD™ slot up to 256GB, Fingerprint sensor on power button, IP65/681 rating, Hi-Res Audio with Digital Noise Cancelling capabilities.

Pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ (or the smaller Sony Xperia X Compact) Sim Free today.



The Sony XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Sony recently released the Sony Xperia XZ, a handset that promises to provide you with the best of Sony digital imaging technology in three ways:

  1. Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor makes photos sharper with more details and less noise.
  2. The BIONZ™ image processing engine for clarity and colour adjustments.
  3. The G Lens for bright shots even in low light situations.

But how does the Xperia XZ measure up against one of the most popular flagships of 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7? Read on to find out.

sony xperia xz vs samsung galaxy s7

Size and Weight:

XZ: 146 x 72 x 8.1mm

Galaxy S7: 161g 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm

Main Camera: 

XZ: 23Megapixel:

  • 1/2.3” Exmor™ RS for mobile image sensor, BIONZ™ for mobile,
  • 24mm Wide Angle G Lens F2.0, Triple image sensing technology, Quick Launch and Capture, 5x Clear Image Zoom,
  • ISO up to 12800, Superior Auto Mode,
  • Manual focus, Shutter speed control,
  • Pulse LED Flash, HDR photo, 4K and Full
  • HD Video, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)

Galaxy S7: 12 Megapixel:

  • 1/2.6” sensor size,
  • Phase Detection Autofocus, F1.7,
  • OIS, LED flash,
  • 4K and Full HD
  • (1080p) video recording,
  • 1.4 µm pixel size,
  • Geo-tagging,
  • Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording,
  • Touch focus,
  • Face/smile detection,
  • Panorama

Front Camera: 

XZ: 13Megapixel:

  • Exmor™ RS sensor,
  • Autofocus,
  • 22mm Wide Angle Lens F2.4
  • Quick launch and capture,
  • Full HD Video,
  • SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)

Galaxy S7: 5 Megapixel

  • F1.7,
  • 22mm,
  • Dual video call,
  • Auto HDR


XZ: 2900 mAh battery

  • STAMINA Mode,
  • Quick Charge,
  • Qnovo Adaptive Charging

Galaxy S7: 3000 mAh battery

  • Fast battery charging
  • 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)


XZ: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 Processor

  • 64-bit capable,
  • 4G/LTE,
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Galaxy S7: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820,

  • Exynos 8890 Octa,
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow),
  • LTE


XZ: Hi-Res Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD),

  • Digital Noise Cancelling,
  • DSEE HX upscaling to Hi-Res

Galaxy S7: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Purchase the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Sony Xperia XZ Sim Free today.



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