Hidden in Android Kernels on Sony's Xperia models is a 1080p @ 120fps option that would double the frame rate on existing devices. It appears to be for internal testing only, but may be a sign of things to come.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners started receiving the latest firmware update for their phones. The build number moves from 47.1.A.12.34 to 47.1.A.12.75 and brings February security update that fixes “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU vulnerabilities.
Sony has mentioned that as part of their Android 8.0 Oreo updates for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs, the company also distributed a fix for an issue that may cause images to show up distorted from the camera.
Sony has confirmed that the new 3D Creator app - which was introduced at the ongoing IFA conference, and is already there on the newly-announced Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones - will also arrive on the Xperia XZ Premium.
Earlier this year, the Snapdragon 835 powered a mobile router that clocked 930Mbps download speed. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is based on the same chipset and it reached 750Mbps in “real-world test conditions” - specifically EE’s LTE network at Wembley Stadium in London.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was launched in the United States back in June this year for $799. Major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H currently have the handset listed for $699.99 in what could be a permanent discount.
Engadget has posted their review of the Sony XZ Premium, praising the camera's slow-motion video capture feature. They also say that despite the $800 pricetag, the phone is definitely an iPhone and Galaxy S8 competitor.
The U11 is supposed to be the best smartphone camera on the market, but what happens when you compare it to the iPhone 7 Plus and Xperia XZ Premium. GSM Arena did just that and while the U11 camera is good, the iPhone 7 Plus is actually more versatile thanks to its dual camera setup.
Android Headlines just uploaded a video that compares the cameras of some of the top smartphones available today. They feel the HTC U11 either won out, or tied with another phone in the tests they conducted.
Some people with the Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia XZs have been complaining about a camera distortion issue lately. A Sony Mobile Developer has reached out with a response saying. . .
“We take this kind of feedback very seriously and this post actually resulted in an extensive camera...
The Xperia XZ Premium went up for pre-order in the US last week but now it's officialy available for purchase. We're seeing the device listed on retailer websites for both Best Buy as well as Amazon in 2 different colors for $800.