General News

Xperia XZ2 and Xperia ZZ2 Compact now up for pre-order in the US!

April 16, 2018 Droid Turf

Sony fans residing in the US can rejoice as the company’s latest high-end phones, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact, will soon become available. These are the latest and greatest Sony has created, finally incorporating a somewhat modern design language known as Ambient Flow, and we like it a lot. Here is what you should know as well as where and when you’ll be able to get them.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Sony wants to keep Android tablets alive with an Xperia refresh

March 30, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

If you have been a follower of Android news, you know there haven’t been many new tablets. High-end Android tablets with modern hardware especially just don’t exist in numbers like they used to. Demand has shifted to large mobile phones and convertible laptops like Microsoft Surface and Chromebook. In fact, many think Chrome OS will replace Android as Google’s primary OS for large touch screen devices. One company other than Huawei that’s not willing to let demand for Android-powered tablets [Read More]

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 3/12 – 3/16: Which Android devices were updated this week?

March 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

Polls

[Weekly Poll] Biggest Deal Breaker: Notch, Missing Audio Jack, or Offset Fingerprint Scanner?

March 17, 2018 Doug Demagistris

When it comes to smartphones, there have been three trends (or soon to be trends). In 2017, Android manufacturers ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. Today, very few flagship Android devices retain the audio jack, for reasons quite frankly we still don’t understand. In 2018, it seems that a display notch will be the trend among many Android devices, even some mid-rangers. And soon, offset and physical fingerprint sensors will become a thing of the past with Synaptics developing in-display technology [Read More]

General News

Sony explains why it removed the 3.5mm headphone jack with Xperia XZ2

March 15, 2018 Doug Demagistris

At MWC 2018, Sony introduced a pair of smartphones: Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. These are the latest and greatest Sony has created, finally incorporating a somewhat modern design language like most of us asked. However, change came at the cost of a 3.5mm audio headphone jack, and Sony went ahead to explain why in its FAQs.

General News

Sony unveils new Xperia XZ2 pair at MWC 2018

March 2, 2018 Amiel Pineda

Sony revealed its latest flagship smartphones for 2018 this week as we expected during MWC 2018 in Barcelona. In need of a comeback, like some other smartphone manufacturers, the company introduced two new models in Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. And boy do they look great.

Polls

Weekly Poll: What company do you want to hear from most at MWC 2018?

February 24, 2018 Doug Demagistris

This week is MWC 2018, an annual conference that will once again be held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. We’ll have you covered wall-to-wall with all the coverage and hot stories you need in extensive fashion. Each year, companies gather from around the world to show their latest products and innovations, and this year should be no exception. In fact, companies we report on frequently here on Droid Turf have already confirmed and begun teasing their press conference announcement. Some that will be on the [Read More]

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Sony teases new curved smartphone design ahead of MWC 2018

February 22, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

For the longest time, Sony has stayed true to its rectangular block-like smartphone design. Nothing has substantially changed on any of the company’s phone lineups, whether it be high-end Xperia Z or mid-range Xperia. This is despite many reports that the design would change, and has been going on for years. Despite many liking the design, the familiarity is most definitely playing a role in disappointing quarters for Sony’s mobile division.

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