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Xperia C4 Dual priced at Rs 29490 in India

Sony India has officially made Xperia C4 Dual available for purchase at a price Rs 29490/$460, starting from today. In May end, Sony India launched Xperia C4 Dual and Xperia M4 Aqua Dual in the Indian market (Xperia M4 Aqua Dual is priced at Rs 24990).

Xperia C4 Dual (Sony E5363) has been launched in black, white and vibrant mint colors and is now available exclusively at leading Sony Xperia stores in India.

Xperia C4 Dual available in India

Sony India has also officially updated the listing of Xperia C4 Dual on their website.

Xperia C4 Dual Price in India Rs 29490

Xperia C4 Dual features Android Lollipop out of the box, 5.5″ 1080p FHD screen IPS display (401 PPI and Sony BRAVIA Engine 2 for mobile and super vivid mode) powered by 1.7 GHz Octa-core cortex-A53 MediaTek MT6752 processor (64 bit) , Mali-T760MP2 GPU backed by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Xperia C4 Dual is 150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm in dimensions, weighing 147 grams and a 2600 mAh battery.

Xperia C4 Dual E5363 Hands On

Sony Xperia C4 Dual features 5 MP front cam (Sony’s Exmor R mobile sensor) with 25mm wide-angle lens (along with LED flash) and a 13 MP rear cam (Sony Exmor RS sensor with autofocus and HDR). Xperia C4 Dual has Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0 as connectivity options and micro SD card slot supported upto 128 GB.

Sony Xperia C4 Dual Hands On Pics here.

Xperia C4 Dual will soon be available from Flipkart India and Amazon India online. Xperia C4 is now available for $379 at Amazon International.

NOTE: Xperia M4 Aqua Dual is now available at Flipkart India  for Rs 24990 (Black color) and  Rs 23990 (Coral and White color). Xperia M4 Aqua Dual cases and covers are available on Amazon India and Amazon International.

Are you looking to buy Xperia C4 Dual? Let us know, drop your comments below.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Sony Xperia Z Ultra, handset which was also referred as “beast” by Xperia fans is an overall package of phablet in a slim 6.5 mm body, so what keeps this monster alive is its 3050mAh embedded battery but is it enough. Well Xperia Z Ultra features Snapdragon 800 SoC and 6.4″ 1080p HD screen 344 PPI so to keep this large display screen alive for longer hours, one may need some external battery case or portable charger. If portable chargers don’t fancy you so we have for you a 4000mAh battery case. In past we have reviewed Xperia Z 3000mAh Mugen Power battery case and now they have introduced a similar 3000mAh Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Battery Case.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is now available, priced at $89.50 at Mugen Power Online ( $98.50 price was also spotted on another Mugen Website ). Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is available in black color only for the time being with 365 days warranty and free return. With this case, you can almost double the battery back up of your Xperia Z Ultra, let’s have a closer look at Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case below.

[ REVIEW ]Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case model number CC-C6802 is compatible with all variants of Xperia Z Ultra C6802, C6833 and with Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi tablet SGP421. It was shipped to us via FedEx and took around 2 days to reach us, as it was review sample. So when you order it, shipping charges will be included, kindly note that.

Official Listing of Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Let’s have a look at naked case. The case may not look pleasant but that’s all they have.

At front side of case, it has got clips at sides to hold Xperia Z Ultra inside it and phone is charged via magnetic dock pins.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

At back side of case it has got rear camera hole opening, 4 power LED lights and in center of case there is silver color stick which can be used to stand the case. At the left side of case there in a slot for stylus included in the case itself.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case - Back Side

At the bottom of profile of case there is a micro USB port and on/off button.

Mugen Power Battery Case for Xperia Z Ultra

Description 

At the back of case we have 4 lights which glows as blue in color and a button besides them which on pressing indicates how much battery power is left in the case.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case - Bottom Profile

You can use the AC Adapter charger which came with your Xperia Z Ultra to charge Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case.

Technical Specifications

  • Cell : Li-Polymer
  • Voltage : 3.7 V
  • Battery Power : 4000mAh
  • Input : DC 5V – 2A
  • Output : DC 5V – 1A

Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case

Camera opening in Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case

It can be used like a stand for watching movies etc.

Camera opening in Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Battery Case 4000mAh Cradle Dock

Plastic Stylus is included in the case itself.

Plastic Stylus of Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power Case

Have a look at the bottom width of the case.

Width of  Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Cas

Side Clips are provided in case to hold Xperia Z Ultra firmly.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Review

How to use case ?

  • Slide the button towards “ON” tag on case and it is power on, then check the battery level and put your Xperia Z Ultra inside the case.
  • Make sure magnetic dock pins of case fits well to Xperia Z Ultra, if it does, charging takes place 😉

Magnetic Dock pins of Xperia Z Ultra Mugen Power case

P.S. Soon we will post the pics of Xperia Z Ultra inside the case.

Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is a bit heavy due to its larger size and the battery plate embedded in its lower portion. As when it charges Xperia Z Ultra, it gets somewhat heated due to induction from the case.

Charging Results

  • It took us around 5-6 hours to charge the case fully with the AC Adapter came with our Xperia Z1.
  • While charging Xperia Z Ultra from 0-53% , the case got discharged completely and it took around 2 hours 50 minutes to do that.

Well we have used so many battery case till now for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and all gives similar results due to lower output power given by case to phone..

Pros

  • Durable, easy to use.
  • Can charge your Xperia Z Ultra upto 50-60%.

Cons

  • Too expensive, many cheaper case are available in market.
  • Too much time taken to charge the case.

Mugen Power is well-recognized brand when it comes for external battery case, so it’s purely users wish to got with cheap cases or with a brand, well after using so many case Mugen Power case heats a bit less as compared to others and fits well.

Thanks Mugen Power Battery Fattafa Ltd for sending this in for review 🙂

Do let us know if you are using battery power case from Mugen Power or some other brand, we would like to hear about the alternatives present in market, cheaper they are more preferable to users they are 😛

Download Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 14.2.A.1.114 firmware ftf

Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C, the mini version of Xperia Z1; first ever true mini smartphone from any OEM, Sony launched Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014 event and is now available for pre-order from Sony’s website. Xperia Z1 Compact will be shipped later in Feb 2014. Xperia Z1 Compact comes with android 4.3 out of the box.

Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C priced in Europe UK for £449, France Netherlands and Spain €549, Italy and Germany €499, Sweden 4695 kr, Poland 1999 zł. Yesterday the first android 4.3 14.2.A.1.114 firmware was certified on PTCRB website for Xperia Z1 Compact which states that Sony is all set to release it very soon.

UXT team has somehow taken out the 14.2.A.1.114 firmware ftf of Xperia Z1 Compact and is now available for download. It is for commercial and journalist version and the retail version should not be very much different from it.

Download Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 14.2.A.1.114 firmware

Download [email protected]
[ via XDA user macallen ] [ key :- Z9OMnE8bMI8QoWkR-PshNV3ukjtYx-DJNVOAgexqzY0 ]

Above ftf file is especially for Xperia Z1 Compact only and do not cross flash it on Xperia Z1, you may end by bricking your device. Flash it with the help of flahstool.

[ via [email protected] ]

Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.1.131 firmware ROM Leaked – Install on Unlocked Bootloader devices

Recently we saw android 4.3 firmware leaking for Sony Xperia SP as 12.1.A.0.256 firmware and  for Xperia T as 9.2.A.0.278 firmware, android 4.3 firmware for both devices have been certified on PTCRB website but no certification has come up for Xperia TX yet. EXR Team has come up with so claimed Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.1.131 firmware ROM with a build number different from Xperia T and Xperia V.

As per EXR team 9.2.A.1.131 firmware will land on Xperia TX as android 4.3 and features same UI, Sony smart camera app and downloadable Xperia themes which we saw in android 4.3 update for Xperia Z family members. Until 9.2.A.1.131 firmware certification appears on PTCRB or any info from Sony it is hard to say that this firmware will be rolled out officially on Xperia TX.

Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.1.131 firmware ROM Leaked

Leaked ROM of Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.1.131 firmware is available for download and you can install it on your Xperia TX LT29i, remember it works on unlocked bootloader only.

Download EXR.MN-Ming.TX.9.2.A.1.131.zip | 742 MB

Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.1.131 firmware - About Phone

Xperia TX LT29i Android 4.3 9.2.A.1.131 firmware Screenshots

9.2.A.1.131 firmware ftf is not available yet. As per users who tried this ROM, they say it has not the official kernel included but runs very smooth, stable, multi-tasking improved with more RAM available to use.

Well if you want to give a shot, you can install the above ROM and enjoy the android 4.3 flavor on your Xperia TX. Do let us know do you like the white UI Sony has introduced in android 4.3 across all devices.

[ via – EXR Team ]




Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 Launched with HD Voice and NFC

Besides Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C and Sony Xperia Z1s LTE for T-Mobile USA, Sony has also introduced two accessories for Xperia smartphones viz. Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact and Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 with NFC and HD Voice at CES 2014 event.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 is a neckband style wireless hands-free headset which supports NFC, HD Voice and Bluetooth exclusively allowing you to take calls hands free and music playback.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 works great with any Xperia smartphone and tablet, just pair both with Bluetooth or NFC It weighs as light as 15.8 grams and is fitted with power, play/end music, answer/reject call and next/previous track keys.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 Features

  • NFC powered
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HC voice
  • Active Noise cancellation facility
  • aptX Sound Enhancement
  • Battery – 115 mAh
  • Talk time upto 8 hours and standby time upto 400 hours.
  • Microphone – Dual MEMS
  • 5.8 mm dynamic speaker

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 – Photo Gallery

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 – Promo Video

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 is still under “Coming Soon” tag on Sony’s official product listing and no price tag has been put yet but many online retailer have priced it at £62.49 i.e. $102.55 and is expected to be released in the month of March.

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact

Detailed Specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact

Follow the Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact Facebook Fan page.

Pre-Order Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact in UK from Phones4U – Get £119 Sony Wireless speaker free.

So are you impressed by it, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Download Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR

Major Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update is currently rolling for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR users and hopefully Xperia L users will also see this. It follows Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.3 and Walkman app version 8.0.A.0.4 update which were seen a few days back before Sony rolled android 4.3 update on Xperia Z series.

Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update is an OTA update and you may find the notification in your update center app depending on your region it may vary. Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 is a 14 MB update which shifts the build number configuration from 8.0.X.X.X to 8.1.X.X.X.

Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update

Features of Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 as per Sony

  • Improved download speed for offline Music Unlimited content.
  • Easier access to options for each song, album, artist and playlist.
  • Possibility to transfer Music Unlimited content using one-touch function.
  • Performance enhancement and bug fixes.

Features of Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update

Download Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3

We have extracted Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 apk from our Xperia Z1, download from below link.

Download com.sonyericsson.music-1.apk | 14.1 MB

Memory details of Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update

Install above file as normal apk, no root needed.

Previously on pressing “Sound Enhancement” in Walkman app settings for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra users, app was giving error of “Force Close” now it has been fixed in this version.

Walkman app version 8.1.A.0.3 update may be rolling on android 4.2.2+ Xperia devices and if above apk files works on any other Xperia device mentioned above do let us know in comments.

Vote for Xperia Z1 & Xperia SP in GsmArena Smartphone Champions League 2013

One of the best spot for tech enthusiast GsmArena has organised a unique Smartphone Champions League 2013 battle. Two of the Xperia 2013 devices, the mighty Xperia Z1 and Xperia SP are in the quaterfinal and we need your help to vote for these two Xperia devices to win this battle.

At present Xperia Z1 is competing against another mighty device Nokia 1520 and Xperia SP is competing against LG Nexus 5 and unfortunately both devices are far away in terms of votes to win this battle and to go in semi-finals. So here we request all readers of Xperia Guide and all Xperia fans from world to vote for these devices as soon as possible, every single vote counts.

Xperia Z1 vs Nokia 1520 – Vote Now

Click on below link to go to GsmArena website and vote for Xperia Z1 by clicking the link below and click on Xperia Z1 name listed to vote. As you can see in pic below Xperia Z1 is at present far behind from Nokia 1520.

Xperia Z1 vs Nokia 1520 – Vote Here

Xperia Z1 vs Nokia 1520 - Vote Now

Xperia SP vs LG Nexus 5 – Vote Now

Click on below link to go to GsmArena website and vote for Xperia SP by clicking the link below and click on Xperia SP name listed to vote. At present Xperia SP is also too far from winning just like Xperia Z1.

Xperia SP vs LG Nexus 5 – Vote Here

Xperia SP vs LG Nexus 5 - Vote Here

Less than 3 days are left now to vote for Xperia Z1 and Xperia SP as voting ends on December 30, Monday, 10:01 GMT exactly. So we ask all our reader to vote now and let other knows in Xperia community to vote now.

Share and help Xperia SP and Xperia Z1 to win this battle of GsmArena Smartphone Champions League 2013 🙂