Tag: Sony

7 of our favorite tech deals this week: smartphones galore, headphones, and e-readers

Article Contents It’s OK to admit it — you messed up. You thought we were still in the middle of November or something, and that you had weeks left to do your holiday shopping. Well, after you consult with your neurologist about these concerning lost-time events, you can still scramble to pick up a few […]

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a perfect palate cleanser ahead of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

I’m as excited as anyone for Avengers: Endgame next year. Infinity War may very well be the best comic book movie of all time, and if this long-awaited climax lives up to expectations, it will be one of the most stunning achievements in cinematic history. But with so much emphasis placed on the grand finale, […]

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Deal: Save as much as $200 on Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, XA2 Ultra, and more

B&H has given a handful of Sony smartphones significant discounts in a new sale (spotted by Android Police). The retailer has dropped the price on several Sony Xperia XA- and XZ-series smartphones as part of its limited ‘Holiday Savings.’ The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has received the biggest discount — $200 off the RRP — bringing […]

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Leaked Sony Xperia XZ4 renders show 21:9 display and three rear cameras

It’s been scarcely three months since Sony launched a flagship phone, so clearly, it’s getting ready to release another. A new leak purports to show renders of the upcoming Xperia XZ4, which looks like an evolution of the XZ3. The phone has more cameras, more display, but still no headphone jack. [embedded content] The first […]

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LineageOS drops support for 30 devices, including the Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4

The LineageOS custom ROM used to support just about every phone imaginable, but lately the project has been going for quality over quantity. Oreo (15.1) builds have to fulfill stricter requirements to receive official status, and now Lineage is dropping support for 30 unmaintained phones and tablets. Lineage recently announced that builds for a given […]

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Sony’s ridiculously expensive soundbar with built-in Chromecast is now slightly less ridiculous at $1,200 ($300 off)

If you’re willing to spend home theater-level pricing, but don’t want to deal with a standalone speaker/receiver setup, super-expensive soundbars like Sony’s 7.1.2-channel unit might be your figurative and literal jam. But if the original $1,500 asking price was just a bit too rich for your blood, the price has been dropped basically everywhere to $1,200. […]

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Sony Xperia XZ2 is $530 ($170 off), XA2 Ultra $280 ($120 off), XZ3 $850 ($50 off) at B&H and other retailers

Pricing aside, Sony phones are generally well-liked. That means that an event such as Black Friday could be the perfect time to pick one up. Currently, we’re seeing some decent sales on the last-gen Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, with a $50 discount on the Xperia XZ3 as well, from multiple retailers. Most retailers […]

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Sony’s noise-canceling WH-1000XM2 headphones are now $200 ($150 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and more

Sony’s WH-1000XM2 wireless headphones debuted to rave reviews in 2017. It was praised for excellent sound quality, effective sound cancellation, and a comfortable fit — not to mention the fact that it was among the first to feature the Google Assistant. A new model, the WH-1000XM3, was  revealed this August as a follow-up to the […]

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Amazon’s Black Friday sales are live: Fire TV Recast for $180, Fire tablets as cheap as $50, new Echo Dot for half off

Every deal season, one thing you can depend on is that Amazon will place its first-party Kindle, Echo, and Fire hardware on discount. It’s such a regular part of Amazon’s sales that we often overlook it as expected, familiar, and therefore uninteresting. But if you’re in the market for an Alexa-powered smart speaker, cord-cutting Fire […]

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Unlocking the bootloader on Sony phones no longer wrecks the camera in Pie

Sony has been kind enough to let Xperia device owners unlock their bootloaders for years. That’s an option that fewer and fewer OEMs offer, but it comes with some very real drawbacks in Sony’s case. Unlocking an Xperia device would clear all DRM keys, thus turning your camera into hot garbage. There’s good news, though. […]

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Sony has added the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 to its Open Devices program

For developers wishing to tinker with Sony phones, the Open Devices program is a welcome official point of entry. The Japanese company adds most of its high-profile Android handsets to the list of supported devices after a little while, and the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 are the latest to join the ranks. Sony doesn’t stop short of […]

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49″ to 85″ Sony 4K LED TVs with Android TV discounted by up to $500 at many retailers

Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy TVs, and the latest deals on Sony 4K LED Android TVs are proof of that. These TVs come in five sizes — 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″ — and each is discounted by quite a noticeable margin. Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy are […]

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