Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z3: Who’s Still Got The Edge?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a great device – that is if you look past its battery issues. It’s hard to deny that this device comes with a whole lot of impressive features; but, is it impressive enough to beat its rivals, the HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3? When the Galaxy S6 is Read more about Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z3: Who’s Still Got The Edge?[…]

Sony Xperia Z3: Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat Now [Guide]

Sony Xperia Z3 devices will not be eligible for the Nougat update. But that’s no reason to be sad as we have the perfect alternative for you. All you need to do is to follow this guide to update your Xperia Z3 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat based AOSP custom ROM. However, it’s important that you Read more about Sony Xperia Z3: Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat Now [Guide][…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Users May Face Longer Wait For Nougat

Last week, Sony had rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat to a couple of its Xperia devices. However, just a couple of days back the Japanese giant had withdrawn the update for its servers. Some users were quick enough to catch the update before Sony halted the roll out but it seems that these folks Read more about Sony Xperia Z5 Users May Face Longer Wait For Nougat[…]

Samsung Galaxy S3: Nougat Around The Corner!

Apparently, Google and the OEMs aren’t the only ones at fault for Android 7.0 Nougat not arriving to a lot of older but still popular devices. It seems that Qualcomm, which is responsible for all the Snapdragon chipsets, should also shoulder a lot of the blame. Whatever the case, it’s not so complicated when it Read more about Samsung Galaxy S3: Nougat Around The Corner![…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Don’t Say Goodbye Yet!

Fears were surrounding the fate of the Sony Xperia Z5 family when the OEM enlisted the Xperia Z3 for the Android N Developer Preview instead of its more recent flagship. Turns out Sony is being a little erratic regarding the Nougat update. Instead of cutting out the defunct Xperia Z5 series, the Japanese company has Read more about Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Don’t Say Goodbye Yet![…]

Sony Xperia Z3 Users Have It Worse Than Nexus 5

When it was revealed before the full build release of Android 7.0 Nougat that Google would not be updating the Nexus 5 past Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, there was an outpour of grief from users, who couldn’t help but to bring Apple into the picture as well. But the Nexus 5 has been around since late Read more about Sony Xperia Z3 Users Have It Worse Than Nexus 5[…]

Sony Xperia Z3 Could Get Odd Battery Feature

One Reddit user has recently provided a detailed account of how his/her Nexus 5X was fried when it was left to charge overnight. The stock charger and cable was used, so there’s no faulty third party hardware to blame. This has happened to many devices that were left tethered to their wall chargers overnight; and Read more about Sony Xperia Z3 Could Get Odd Battery Feature[…]

Sony Urges Against Buying Xperia Z5 – Pushes For Z3

When Sony announced that the Sony Xperia Z3 was going to be part of the Android N Developer Preview, fans rejoiced. For an OEM that is known for being slow with Android updates, it came as a positive display of commitment to improve on that weakness. What remains a mystery to this day is why Read more about Sony Urges Against Buying Xperia Z5 – Pushes For Z3[…]

Sony Xperia Z5: Stamina Rivals Android N Doze

Google has made some improvements to its battery-saving Doze mode feature for its latest Android 7.0 N. For an idea of how much it is going to be improved, think of it as being equivalent to Doze mode on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The efficiency booster for the current Android version has been deemed inferior to Read more about Sony Xperia Z5: Stamina Rivals Android N Doze[…]

Sony Xperia Z5: Marshmallow Gives Back!

If there is one thing to love about Sony handsets, it’s their battery lifespan. That’s thanks to the Stamina Mode feature that is unique only to the brand. It has been around way longer than the Doze Mode from Android Marshmallow. The feature is largely responsible for the Sony Xperia Z3 being such an enduring Read more about Sony Xperia Z5: Marshmallow Gives Back![…]

Sony Xperia Z5: Software Doubts Settled

When Sony announced at the 2016 Mobile World Congress that the Sony Xperia Z5 is going to be the end of the line for the three-year flagship series, people were wondering what the next flagship lineup is going to be. It turns out that there won’t be another dedicated flagship lineup – the Sony Xperia Read more about Sony Xperia Z5: Software Doubts Settled[…]

Sony Xperia Z5: No Farewell After All

The life began to dim on the Sony Xperia Z5 when it was feared that as the catalyst for the discontinuation of the Xperia Z series, it Sony would cease to provide any additional software support for the model. That would mean no Android 7.0 N for it or any of the preceding flagships in Read more about Sony Xperia Z5: No Farewell After All[…]

For Sony Xperia Z3, Z5 – Android 7.0 Is Goodbye

Sony has played a big hand when it announced its decision to cut off all other lineups in favor of the Sony Xperia X going forward. This began with the Sony Xperia Z series during the 2016 Mobile World Congress, and has extended to the Xperia C, M, and E lineups. The reason for this Read more about For Sony Xperia Z3, Z5 – Android 7.0 Is Goodbye[…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Worst Timing Ever!

The unimpressive overall improvements from the Sony Xperia Z3 serves as the most salient reason the Sony Xperia Z5 has done so poorly, leading to it being the last in the Z series from Sony’s mobile division. Nonetheless there are a few more explanations to why the Xperia Z5 family as a whole has not Read more about Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Worst Timing Ever![…]

Xiaomi Mi 5 Camera Ranked – First To Rival Sony, Samsung

Whatever the criticisms of the Xiaomi Mi 5 are, it remains an achievement for Xiaomi to finally break into the top ten list of mobile cameras by well-known image quality critic DxOMark. But scoring only 79 points after claims by Xiaomi that its new camera is going to rival the likes of the iPhone 6s Read more about Xiaomi Mi 5 Camera Ranked – First To Rival Sony, Samsung[…]

Google Nexus 6P Does Poorly Despite Fame

The Google Huawei Nexus 6P has been well-known within the Android community for two reasons: excellent specs and the cleanest, fastest pure Android experience. Sadly the latter has been a double-edged sword for the device. It used to be that people avoided stock Android because they didn’t come with carrier plans that involved subsidies. The Read more about Google Nexus 6P Does Poorly Despite Fame[…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Users Out Cold For Android 7.0 N

The Sony Xperia Z5 family is admittedly the weakest flagship lineup among all that Sony has released in recent years, but it is still rather odd that the company would pick the Z3 over its 2015 flagship for the Android N Developer Preview. Even third-party developers aren’t big on bringing the Android 7.0 Preview to Read more about Sony Xperia Z5 Users Out Cold For Android 7.0 N[…]

Sony Could Abandon Xperia Z3, Z5 Support After Marshmallow

Due to the rapid cut-throat nature of the mobile industry, flagship smartphones don’t typically stay relevant past three generations or so, save for some really outstanding and popular models. Can the Sony Xperia Z3 be one of those special exceptions? Sony has recently cut down on the workforce of its mobile division in the US Read more about Sony Could Abandon Xperia Z3, Z5 Support After Marshmallow[…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Dumped, Xperia Z3 Picked For Android 7.0 N!

Is Sony trying to say something with the Sony Xperia Z5? Because the company has totally overlooked its 2015 flagship for the Xperia Z3 by making the latter available for the Android N Developer Preview. The good news that can be surmised from this move is that both the Z3 and Z5 would be receiving Read more about Sony Xperia Z5 Dumped, Xperia Z3 Picked For Android 7.0 N![…]

Sony Xperia Z5, Z3 Users Doomed – Software Support Worries

Great hardware is typically an attribute of Sony handsets, even since before the advent of smartphones when Sony Ericsson was the talk of the town. Though that still applies to the Sony Xperia Z5, it simply doesn’t make the cut in the ultra-competitive mobile market landscape today. A reason for the Sony Xperia series being Read more about Sony Xperia Z5, Z3 Users Doomed – Software Support Worries[…]