[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

After introducing Mugen Power battery cases for Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra, they have mugenized Sony Xperia Z1 now. We have already reviewed Xperia Z 3000mAh and Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power battery case and this time we have got our hands on Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case. It is priced at $89.50 excluding shipping charges and ships world wide. At present Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is available only in black color for the time being.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case [CC-C6903] is compatible with all variants of Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and DoCoMo Xperia Z1 SO-01F. Xperia Z1 comes with 3000 mAh embedded battery so with Mugen Power case you get double battery power, as they say but is it true; well lets find out that.

We got hands on a review sample unit sent to us by Mugen Power Online. It comes with 365 days warranty and free returns in case of defective unit.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Review

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case comes in the same package design like in which they shipped Xperia Z Mugen Power case. It is sealed in a transparent plastic box.

Official Listing of Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Let’s have a look at the package.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Front Package

At back side of box there is an instruction manual placed inside.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Back Package

Outer side of Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has a camera opening and secondary microphone hole. At the bottom of case there are 5 LEDs which glows in blue light to show the amount of power left in case.

Mugen Power Battery Case Xperia Z1

Inner side of the case has magnetic dock pins which are used to charge Xperia Z1 and electrical ratings of the case are also written.

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Case

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has perfect opening of camera and secondary microphone. No obstruction for flash was seen while taking pics with case on.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen case

Side bumper clips are used to hold Xperia Z1 inside the case.

3000mAh Mugen case for Xperia Z1

Check the magnetic charging dock pins fitted in the case.

3000mAh Mugen Xperia Z1 Case

Description

5 LEDs present on back of case represents the amount of power 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 %

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

At the bottom side you will find a Micro USB port to charge the case with the help of AC Adapter you get with your Xperia Z1 and On/Off button to power on and off the case for charging.

Technical Specifications

  • Cell : Li-Polymer
  • Voltage : 3.7 V
  • Battery Power : 3000mAh
  • Input : DC 5V – 1A
  • Output : DC 5V – 1A

Xperia Z1 Battery Case

Bottom width of case.

Mugen Xperia Z1 Battery Case

It has got proper side bumpers to protect the sides of Xperia Z1.

Mugen Xperia Z1 Battery Case 3000mAh

How to use case ?

  • Power on the case, and put your Xperia Z1 inside the case.
  • Make sure magnetic dock pins of case are in contact with Xperia Z1 magnetic charging dock area, if it is you will see your Xperia Z1 getting charge now.

Charging Results

  • It took us around 4.45 hours to charge the case fully.
  • While charging our Xperia Z1 from 0-65% , case got discharged completely.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has got different output ratings as compared to AC adapter that’s why charging battery % is low.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Durable.
  • Can charge the phone and case at the same time.
  • 365 days warranty.

Cons

  • Many users find it too expensive and it is.
  • Slow charging time.
  • Bit bulky.
  • Unpleasant look.

You may feel that case has some unpleasant look and a bit bulky but as the battery plate is embedded inside the case so it has got some width and weight.

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

If you search in market you may find some cheaper alternative to above case but with Mugen Power you get the quality product and with 365 days warranty which you may not on cheaper unbranded products, surely a good choice to keep if you are not comfortable with portable chargers. Do let us know if you using one or have some other alternative as battery power source for Xperia Z1. 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 😛

Xperia Z1 Compact Hands on Experience Photos and Review

Have you got your Xperia Z1 Compact ? Yes, Sony has started shipping SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact in Europe especially in UK where it is priced at £449 and users have already got it in their hands. Last night Sony also started shipping unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact in Germany, priced at €499 . On the very first day of listing Xperia Z1 Compact in UK and Germany, Black and Pink Xperia Z1 Compact went out of stock in respective regions. Early impression of Xperia Z1 Compact has started coming from the users who have got it now; for some it is the best Sony Xperia handset till now and for some it has some flaws which it inherited from Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact has a price of a flagship device just like its specifications which are exactly similar to Xperia Z1, except the smaller screen and battery size. Xperia Z1 Compact features Snapdragon 800 SoC, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 4.3″ 720p display, 342 PPI ( enough for 4.3″ screen ) with Triluminos, X-Reality for mobile, 20.7 MP rear cam and retains the flagship water and dust resistance certification. Today we have brought you some of the initial Xperia Z1 Compact Hands on Experience Photos and a preliminary review.

Xperia Z1 Compact Hands on Experience Photos

Xperia Z1 Compact looks very similar to Xperia Z1 in design except for some change in location of ports and front camera. Let’s have a closer look at Xperia Z1 Compact.

Xperia Z1 Compact features Sony’s “Omni-Balance” design with signature power button. It features “Sony” logo on top of front panel, made of scratch resistant glass. Both front and back panels are made of glass which are cased inside a tough metal frame with round corners.

Xperia Z1 Compact Omni-Balance Design

Xperia Z1 Compact Review

Xperia Z1 Compact features 20.7 MP rear cam capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps, with sensor exactly similar like Xperia Z1. The position of LED flash in Xperia Z1 Compact is different from Xperia Z1. At the back panel you see the Sony and Xperia branding with a NFC icon logo.

Xperia Z1 Compact Back Panel

Xperia Z1 Compact dimensions are 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm, weighs 137 gram, pretty decent for a phone with 4.3″ screen and 2300 mAh embedded battery. But if you take it in hands you might feel, it is a bit longer because of upside down bezels, while side bezels seems fine.

Look at the upside down bezels in below pic. Front cam is positioned at the extreme top right corner, 2 MP capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps. At top there is space of notification LED light ( brighter then Xperia Z1 ) and inbuilt hearing speaker.

Xperia Z1 Compact dimensions are 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

While Xperia Z1 Compact fits easily in one hand as compared to Xperia Z1 which feels bulkier while holding in hand a 5″ display phone. Secondary microphone is provided at the back side of phone.

Xperia Z1 Compact 20.7 MP Cam

Sony has shifted the SIM port from right side to left side in Xperia Z1 Compact as when compared to Xperia Z1. At right side profile of Xperia Z1 Compact you will find, power button, volume rocker keys and external camera shutter key. You may find power button very tiny in size if you are a first time user and volume rocker keys are also not that much comfortable to press. External camera key is positioned correctly, no issues in using it. A strap hole is also provided at end.

Xperia Z1 Compact Strap Hole

Left side profile of Xperia Z1 Compact has USB port at top, followed by Micro SD slot, magnetic charging dock pins and in the end SIM car slot is present. Sony has introduced a new magnetic charging dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact exclusively. If you don’t want to open the USB port flap again and again for charging then it is advised to use either Dock DK 32 or EC21 magnetic charging cable.

No HDMI port is provided, while Micro USB ( 2.0) and USB-on-the-go is available.

Xperia Z1 Compact USB 2.0 Port

3.5 mm water proof headphone jack is provided at top profile of Xperia Z1 Compact, it is also at different position as when compared to Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact 3.5mm headphone jack hole

At the bottom profile of Xperia Z1 Compact, external speaker grill is provided exactly similar to Xperia Z1. Many users are claiming it’s sound is also low exactly like Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact External Low Speaker

Sony has released Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 with Android 4.3 out of the box, firmware build 14.2.A.1.114. Recently 14.2.A.1.136 firmware build is certified for Xperia Z1 Compact, already rolled for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Xperia Z1 Compact was recently added in SUS, it means now you can update firmware on it officially via SUS or PCC.

It is in news that Sony has started working on Android 4.4.X KitKat 14.3.A.X.XXX firmware and the same build will be released for Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.2.A.1.114 firmware

Sony has introduced a white UI on Android 4.3 for its devices.

White UI on Xperia Z1 Compact

Google Chrome is the default browser in Xperia Z1 Compact.

Google Chrome deafult browser on Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1 Compact has in-built 2300 mAh battery and as per GsmArena Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results, it obtained 65 hours endurance rating which is awesome for an Android powered device beating Xperia Z1 is web browsing and video play back time. Only one thing can be said about the battery backup of Xperia Z1 Compact that it is stellar.!

Check below the detailed report on GsmArena Xperia Z1 Compact battery test result.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results – 65 Hours Endurance rating

As Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1 share the same camera MP and sensor so not much difference in seen in the images from both handsets.

Check below the detailed camera comparison between Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Camera Comparison pics

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, HTC One Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini Camera Comparison from tests conducted by Strategy Analytics

Display quality on Xperia Z1 Compact is certainly better than Xperia Z1. Check below the detailed comparison between Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact display.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 Compact M51w version as Xperia Z1 Compact Colorful has already been launched in China while its sibling Xperia Z1F on NTT DoCoMo was launched a lot ago in Japan.

Xperia Z1 Compact Colorful M51w beautiful photos in Pink, Black, White, Yellow Color

Overall Xperia Z1 Compact is a nice small pocket friendly phone with flagship device specifications and stellar performance and battery life.  It’s already out for shipping in Europe, hope so it soon comes in India and rest parts of Asia, also with a decent price tag.

If you have already got your Xperia Z1 Compact in hands, do let us know about your initial hands on experience. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Henry Green for pics & review 🙂

[ REVIEW ] Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Xperia ZR another beautiful smartphone from Sony which packs almost exact specifications of Xperia Z in terms of processor, RAM and GPU while sporting a smaller screen size and battery and retaining water and dust resistant characteristic. Today we will review Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve, as normally flip case and the back case is most preferred by the users.

Noreve ( France ) has made this beautiful Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case – Notebook style exactly like they have for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra which we review a lot ago. Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve costs around 54.90€ ( inclusive of VAT and all taxes ) / $74.26 and ships worldwide. They allow you to customize your Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case in terms of design, texture and color.

It’s not the first time we are featuring a case from Noreve, leather quality of the cases from Noreve is one of the best we have ever seen from any case manufacturer.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case fits on both Xperia ZR C5502 and C5503, though we tested it with our Xperia ZR C5502. It comes in red and black nice cardbox, Noreve has changed the logo design in this new stock. Case comes inside a red pouch.

Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Lets have a look at the naked Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve. On the bottom right you find the traditional logo of Noreve, no slot for hearing speaker at top and stitched from side in black thread to give a look like notebook.

Plain leather texture is seen on front flip cover.

Front Side of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

On back side of cover, “Noreve – Saint Tropez” is embossed in silver color. At bottom protective speaker grills are provided for the external speaker and cover is cut from the top where camera sensor and LED flash light is positioned.

Back Side of Front Side of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

 Take a look at the full open case without phone in it.

Back Side of  Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Soft inner lining is provided so no harm is done on screen, it is embossed with Noreve logo.

Inner lining of  Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Perfect opening for camera and LED Flash area in the case.

Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve - Camera Slot area

Speaker grill for protecting external speaker.

Speaker Grill of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Notebook style opening for the case.

Notebook style of Speaker Grill of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Non-magnetic closure opening is provided in the case.

Non - Magnetic closure opening in Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve

Pros

  • Superb leather quality.
  • Very tough and durable.
  • Protects Xperia ZR from normal jerks and daily mishandling.
  • All ports well accessible.
  • Hand made leather used and life time warranty.
  • Case can be transformed into stand from back very easily.

Cons

  • No hearing speaker cut given in front side of flip cover.

Some user may find Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve a bit expensive but trust us the build and leather quality is the best among all cases from any manufacturer in the market.

Thanks Noreve for providing case for review 🙂 Check the official listing of Xperia ZR Leather Flip Case from Noreve.

If you have used above case for your Xperia ZR or using another case then let us know in comments its pros and cons. Drop your comments below, do you like this case for Xperia ZR.




[ Review ] Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker

Are you looking for a Bluetooth compatible speaker for your Xperia smartphone, if yes than have a look at “Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker”, nice medium range speakers compatible with almost every Xperia Smartphone. The best thing about these speakers are that they have a suction pad to prop up any smartphone or tablet you are using and you can also use them like hands free to attend phone calls.

Let’s see now what this small Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker is capable of. It is available in Black, Blue, Orange and Green Color and priced decently at $25.99, shipped world wide free of cost. We got a Green Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker for review today.

[ Review ] Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker

Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker sent to us from MobileFun.co.uk was of green color in which we can barely see the buttons or the markings present on speaker. So if you are looking for it, better get a black color Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker only.

Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker Review

Content inside Box

  1. 1 Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker.
  2. USB Charging cable.

Specifications

  • Bluetooth 3.0 capable.
  • Speaker Output – 3W
  • Battery Backup – 6 Hours approx.

Features

  • Stream your music wireless by pairing it with your phone. It works with in a range of approx 10 mt. from the source.
  • You can also use it to receive phone calls and has inbuilt microphone.
  • It comes with a suction cup so you can stick them to any plane surface, it sticks very well to the back of any smartphone or a tablet.
  • Splash resistant, so you can use them anywhere near your bathroom to kitchen.

Music streams very well on these Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker but the loudness of speakers are not very well, they are enough for a small room but not for a big one. Noise is there on the full volume level of speakers and while on call, speaker voice is very low.

It do lag sometime in between while streaming music and when it is draining out of battery it will beep a sound in interval of 10 seconds alerting you to charge it. When it is charging, red light is displayed at it’s bottom suction stand and when it is full charged you will see blue light. You can charge it via both AC adapter and via connecting it with USB cable to PC.

Thanks MobileFun for sending us Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker for review 🙂

Gum Rock Bluetooth Portable Suction Speaker worked fine with our Xperia Z and you can use them with any of Xperia handset, their loudness level was low as when compared to earlier reviewed Bug Droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker with Hands-Free. It’s suction stand and splash resistant are a great advantage over other speakers in this range. If you have used it, let us know your comments on this product.

Anti Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z Review

Continuing our streak of reviewing protective accessories for Xperia Z, today we are reviewing a unique type of screen guard for Xperia Z which is shock proof. Yes a slight different from all other screen guards available in market.

Folks at BhavTav sent us this “Anti Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z”, priced a bit high Rs 400 around 3.5$ due to its special shock proof nature otherwise all other screen guards for Xperia Z and normally available for Rs 100 i.e. 1.5 $ only.

Anti Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z Review

As usual we didn’t like the way in which packaging was done, for our last item also “Xperia Z hard case” outer packaging was poor. Well let’s have a look at the cover of this anti shock screen guard for Xperia Z.

Cover’s front says “Ultimate Explosion-Proof”, an animation made which looks very artificial.

Anti-Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z

Cover’s back describes the process to use the screen guard.

Anti-Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard Cover For Sony Xperia Z

Let’s look at the naked screen guard. It comes with a green covering which you have to peel it off before applying. Screen guard has opening for front cam but nor for sensors and LED notification area.

New Anti-Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z

How to Use it ?

We will recommend that you take this Anti Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z to a retailer and ask him to apply on your phone as he is more experienced one.

Well still if you want to try this at home, let’s see the proper method.

Anti-Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z C6602

  1. Clean the screen, tear apart along the protective film projection.
  2. Pull protective film completely stripping.
  3. Confirm positive and negative film, stick on it.
  4. Click in the screen by hand to execute the air.

Well at first look it seems like a normal screen guard but it’s just a bit thick as compared to other screen guards, let’s take a look at screen guard from Roxfit and this Anti Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z.

Some of the other worthy features are, non-slip grip, scratch resistance, air bubble releasing adhesive.

P.S. All screen guards are almost same, thought the above one says that it has “impact resistance and super-scratch resistance”; to be honest we didn’t try this all. We can’t scratch the screen or checking it’s shock proof nature. We didn’t test it.

Thanks BhavTav for sending this Anti-Shock Screen Protector Scratch Guard For Sony Xperia Z to us for review.

Above mentioned screen guard was different from what we have used till now though unfortunately we were not able to test all its abilities. Try it guys if you want.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Flip Case by Noreve – Review

Speaking of premium leather case for phones, we have brought you today Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve St.Tropez for review. The finest leather quality we have seen till now for any smartphone’s leather cases.

Noreve St.Tropez, from France manufacturers only the leather cases for phones and we tell you without any biasing, they have the awesome leather quality.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather flip Case by Noreve – Review

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve comes in a black and red cardbox which has a texture just like wooden surface, loved the packing of case, having Noreve St.Tropez logo embossed on top right corner.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve Cover

 

 

Cases are sealed inside a red color pouch, tied with a black knot.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve in Red Pouch

Have a look at the naked pic of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve.

 

Both cases are stitched with a fine thread of the same color as of cases and leather has a very smooth touch.

 

Texture

Xperia Z Leather Case by Noreve is an upside down leather case, stitched at the bottom flap. 

Inner lining is very smooth and has Noreve logo embossed everywhere. No scratches on screen from the inner lining.

It has a fine leather texture on upside flap of case with a steel logo embossed on top right corner of case as “half-moon and a dot” as a brand identification mark.

Identification mark of Xperia Z Leather Case by Noreve

Xperia Z case has the same texture as on upside flap cover and as on backside.

Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve has the similar structure just like Xperia Z case but instead it has smooth leather finish on upside down flaps rather than any textured surface.

At the back of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve, Noreve St.Tropez is embossed in silver color.

Noreve St.Tropez Logo at back of case

Accessibility

Upside flap of case don’t have any magnetic closure which we would have been preferred. It just closes itself, but when trying to open it by its self closure strip, we find it very uncomfortable to do so.

Self Closure in Case

All the ports of phone are fully accessible after opening the upside flap of case.

At the back the holes for rear camera-flash and the microphone is at proper place no objection in their positions.

Speakers stainless steel mesh protector is provided at the back of Xperia SP leather case, to protect any unwanted damage to the speakers.

Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve Steel sheet for speakers

Durability

Leather used for making these Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve and can sustain daily wear and tear, though washable by the leather cleaning liquid, we did and it was fine.

Both the upside down flaps are strong enough to protect it from any daily damage, don’t expect it to protect your phone from drop.

Pros

  • Premium fine quality leather.
  • Easy Accessibility to all ports of phone.
  • Light Weight.
  • Strong enough for daily usage.

Cons

  • Difficulty in opening the self closure flaps.
  • Speaker volume reduced in Xperia SP due to stainless steel mesh protector.
  • Stretch marks at the bottom stitched strip.
  • Uncomfortable to touch the onscreen soft keys of phone.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Flip Case by Noreve – Comparisons

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve - Comparisons

When comparing the leather quality of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve with the Roxfit Xperia Z Flip Case, Noreve’s quality is a lot better. You get a premium feel while holding the cases.

Wrap Up

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve are the best ones till now we have seen in terms of leather quality. Though in accessing the on-screen keys on phone we had some trouble but can be avoided when used to. Overall we loved the design and quality of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve.

You get to choose your own color of the case and even textures also you can design and order, Xperia SP Leather Case by Noreve costs 49.99€ and Xperia Z Leather case by Noreve costs 54.99€.

Thanks Noreve for providing us Xperia Z Case and Xperia SP Leather Case for review.

Recommended product if you are looking for upside down cases for your Xperia Z and Xperia SP.

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock Review

Review time again. Do you own an Xperia Z, yes the Sony’s flagship device launched some months ago. Well as you all know that Xperia Z is a water and dust resistant phone due to which all ports of Xperia Z are covered with the flaps, it means whenever you want to connect any USB or charging cable to the phone you need to open those ports.

Isn’t it is a bit annoying everytime to open those flaps to charge your Xperia Z well to overcome this issue we have brought you Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock, it allows you to charge your Xperia Z without opening any flaps 🙂

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock Review

We are talking about Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock model number LC-SXPZ and it is one of the coolest Xperia Z accessory we have ever seen. Mind you, Sony has also officially made Xperia Z Charging Dock DK26 model which is an official accessory from Sony and these Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock is an alternative to those.

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock Cover

What comes with it ?

  • Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock model number'

  • A USB charging cable.
  • A manual.

What is it for ?

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock - Charging in view

As the word “charging” in name suggests, Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock only charges your phone, don’t expect it to transfer any kind of data through it 😛 You need not to open the USB Port flap to charge, just put your phone horizontally in the Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock with those bright orange strips side of Xperia Z inside the dock.

How does it Work ?

Charging Pins - Goose White Xperia Z Charging

You see there are two bright orange-colored pins inside the Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock and when you put your Xperia Z inside it, these pins make contact with the charging dock strips of Xperia Z and charges the phone. These charging dock strips on Xperia Z are not covered by any flaps and when dipped in water, it didn’t affect it’s capability.

USB PORT of  Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock

On the bottom rear side of Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock, there is micro USB cable slot, which can be connected to the USB cable came along with your phone, if you don’t have it no issues, in the pack of Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock, a charging cable also comes.

What Power Source needed ?

AC Power source for Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock works well with both AC charging adapter of Xperia Z as well as connecting cable with a computer it also charges your phone, that was great. We found that some Xperia Z Charging docks won’t connect to a PC.

Accessibility 

Besides one side of Xperia Z that is inside Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock, all other side and ports are easily accessible. You can easily touch the screen of your phone, as it rotates itlself whenever Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock is connected, means it will be in landscape mode till it is connected.

Sony SmartConnect app comes into play as soon as your Xperia Z is connected with Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock, you can see the notification on screen and then can proceed with onscreen instructions. You can set particular settings or launch some apps as soon Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock is connected with the help of SmartConnect app.

Charging Time ?

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock failed our charging test badly. Checking the charging time it took almost 30 minutes to charge 10% of battery which means it will take more than 5 hours to complete charge your Xperia Z. So take this Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock as not your primary source of charging, use it when you need to watch movies or do something else in landscape mode which requires phone not to be in hands.

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock Snaps

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Charges phone both via AC Adapter and also by PC.
  • Light weight, easy to carry.
  • Cost efficient.

Cons

  • Poor Charging time noticed. It can be the faulty functionality of the Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock supplied to us or it is its usual time.
  • Very loose hold on the device, our device fell twice with just a shake.

Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock costs around £19.99 ( including VAT ) available in white and black color. It looks nice on your desk 🙂

Thanks Clove.co.uk for sending us the Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock for review.

As an alternative to official Xperia Z Charging dock from Sony, Goose White Xperia Z Charging Dock is the best option one have, recommended product.

Xperia Z Smart Pack Flip Case by Roxfit – Review

Last time we reviewed Xperia Z and Xperia SP Pouch case by Roxfit and today we have brought you another Xperia accessory by Roxfit. As you all know Roxfit is a premium brand when it comes to Xperia accessories.

When it comes to protective gear for your smartphone, what do you use…A pouch case, a flip case or a back cover, well instead to buy all these things separately Roxfit has made “Xperia Z Smart Pack”. It costs £29.99 including delivery charges.

Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit

So what does it have, well it contains…

Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit Contents

  • Xperia Z side opening flip case.
  • Xperia Z front and rear clear protectors.
  • Xperia Z NFC tags.

Let’s proceed with the review of Xperia Z Flip case which was included in this Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit.

Xperia Z Flip Case by Roxfit

Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit comes in a touch silver color cardbox which mentions the pack content on the front pack and a pic of Xperia Z Flip Case by Roxfit. Back side of cover reads a small info about the pack content.

Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit Front

Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit Back

Have a look at the Xperia Z Flip case by roxfit without phone.

Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit Front Side

Case is made up of fine leather grain just like the Xperia Z and SP Pouch case but this one has a different feel while moving fingers over it, a little bit rough just because of the hard cover inside it, so no issues as it is needed also to protect the phone.

Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit Back Side

The case is stitched with white thread and “Made for Xperia” is embossed on the front cover.

Made for Xperia Logo on Xperia z Roxfit flip case.

You can Roxfit logo embossed on the inner side of front cover.

Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit Inner Lining

Inner lining of front side of Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit is made of soft velvet which is a lot smooth, leaving no marks on the screen.

Inner surface of back cover is a tough shell in which Xperia Z fits perfectly, no issues in adjusting it.

Dimensions

Xperia Z Flip case by roxfit is 140x77x14 mm in dimension in which we found our Xperia Z ( 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm in dimension ) fits easily.

Dimensions Xperia Z Flip case

Accessibility

The front closure of Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit is magnetic which tightly holds your phone when it is inside it.

Magnetic Flap - Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit

At the back side, we have two holes one for rear cam and flash and one is for the secondary microphone which have a complete viewable area. No objections in it.

Camera Module of Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit

While as the phone completely gets fit in the Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit, so whenever you are folding the front side of cover to view the notifications on-screen or to perform any task, you get a little bit folding marks on the case which we think is usual to get but we saw many marks on the cover after repeatedly folding of it.

Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit fold

We guess it can’t be avoided even, fold marks will come on cover sure.

All the ports are easily accessible on phone, you don’t need to take out phone from the Xperia Z Flip case.

But while charging our Xperia Z on the charging dock we do find some issues, we could not connect it properly neither it was comfortable so that’s an issue as front cover can’t hold itself too long at back.

Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit Vs Case came with our Xperia Z

Sony gave a leather flip case for Xperia Z here in India, no it’s not officially from Sony but it was just provided with Xperia Z as an additional accessory by the vendor.

Comparison of  Xperia Z flip Case by Roxfit with another case

We can definitely say that Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit is far better than it, it has a lot premium leather, easily accessibility to all ports on the phone and the magnetic front closure.

Durability

Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit is a premium case, a tough one as compared to other ones. It is easily washable by the leather cleaner liquid and can take daily wear and tear. Do not expect it to protect your phone from drop but yes it can easily sustain some small rough handling.

Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit Snaps

Pros

  • Premium leather used, very smooth.
  • Phone fits perfectly.
  • Easy accessibility to all ports.
  • Front side of cover has magnetic closure.
  • Tough back shell.

Cons

  • Using case with the charging dock is a bit uncomfortable.
  • Fold marks on front cover.
  • A little bit problem in opening the flaps of ports of phone while cover is there especially the charging port.

Overall we loved Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit over other cases we have seen in market.

Additional accessories with the Xperia Z Smart Pack

Xperia Z Screen Guards

Xperia Z Screen Guards

You also get front and rear screen guards for your Xperia Z with the Xperia Z Smart Pack. Though Sony has officially applied them on the phone before but that’s very thin one so you must apply screen guards on to them for better protection from daily scratches on phone. They are provided with an applicator and a cleaning cloth.

NFC Smart Tags

2 NFC Smart tags are provided with Xperia Z Smart Pack, though no confirmation is there on the color of the tags. On the cover of Xperia Z Smart Pack, purple and green color is shown and we also go the same ones. They belong to NT2 category of Xperia NFC Smart Tags, provided with an official manual from Sony with it.

Xperia Z NFC Nt2 Tags

They are very easy to use, you just need to activate the NFC on your Xperia Z and then just touch the tag on the back of phone. Well while the Xperia Z Flip case by Roxfit was on, tag was detected with no issues. After the tag has been detected, smartconnect app will open it and you can adjust the settings as per onscreen instructions.

Thanks to Roxfit for providing us the Xperia Z Smart pack for review 🙂

To every Xperia Z use we recommend this Xperia Z Smart Pack by Roxfit, if you have just bought your Xperia Z then it is perfect accessory to buy on…

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit – Review

Today we are reviewing Xperia Z and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit 🙂 Roxfit is a premium brand when it comes for making cases for phones and especially for Xperia smartphones. Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit comes in 3 colors as black, white and grey. It would have been more better if the Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit was also available in Purple color as for those who have purple Xperia Z while the Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit comes in only two colors black and white.

When it comes to make cases for Xperia smartphones, you trust Roxfit. Previously we have used Roxfit protective shell for our Xperia SL and we are fully satisfied by the brand quality it delivers. Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit costs £17.99 inclusive of delivery charges, in addition of you are getting them imported to your country outside UK, no import duty is to be paid on Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit and comes with 2 year LTD warranty.

Now let’s read our review of Xperia Z and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit.

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit comes in an orange tough cardbox. Front cover outlines some of the features like “Slimline Fitment, Soft inner lining, Contrasting Stitching”.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch case Packet

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit

Have a look at the naked case first.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit - Front Side

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit looks lovely, very soft in touch, stitched with fine white thread both at front and back.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit - Back Side

Thickness of its opening is 12 cm after putting the Xperia Z in it, which is perfect fit.

Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit

As just like Xperia Z case, it has similar design and fabrication.

Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit

At the bottom of pouch “Made for Xperia” is embossed, contrary to which we think company should have embossed “Roxfit” for band value, can’t say why they missed it.

Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit - Back Side

Instead giving on front side, “Roxfit” is embossed on inner surface of front side. In an official leather pouch which we got with our Xperia SL, has “Sony” embossed at bottom of case.

Roxfit Xperia Z Pouch Case - Inner Lining

Dimensions 

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit is 150 x 90 x .4 mm in dimensions which perfectly fits Xperia Z which is 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm in dimensions.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit - Dimesnions

Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit is 138 x 85 x .4 mm in dimensions which perfectly fits Xperia SP which is approx. 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm in dimensions.

Accessibility 

Top side of Xperia Z is completely exposed to take out the phone from the pouch and easy accessibility to earphone jack plugin flap. To insert earphone jack in case of Xperia SP, just insert it in the given hole, it is exposed too.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch case by Roxfit - Earphone jack hole

At the bottom side, small hole gap is provided to push phone out of the pouch.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit - Bottom Hole

A little bit from top at both left and right hand side of phone is exposed. Without moving out phone from pouch, you can open  the flap of USB charging port of phone and can connect it to charger.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit - Charging port

No extra weight is added to the phone. Both cases are of optimal weight.

Soft suede surface used to make the inner surface of the pouch, is not that much smooth as compared to the official pouch supplied by Sony with our Xperia SL. It tends to make some marks on-screen everytime we took out the phone from pouch, that may be due to the friction between the phone’s glass surface and the pouch’s inner soft velvet surface.

Durability 

Xperia Z and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case are a lot durable for daily usage. Cleaning the leather surface from a leather cleaning liquid puts no damage to the case. Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case is a universal case and can also be used for other Xperia smartphones likes Xperia Acro S, Xperia T, TX and Xperia V.

Xperia Z Slip Pouch Case Snaps

Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case Snaps

Pros

  • Very light weight.
  • Premium leather pouch.
  • Soft velvet inner lining to protect screen.
  • Easy accessibility to different ports on phone.
  • Cost worthy.

Cons

  • A bit slippery leather ( may be because of fine grains in leather ).
  • Little rough marks appear on the screen while moving in and out phone.

Wrap up 

Overall we love Xperia Z and SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit. As this time Sony is not giving any pouch with these two handset, so in that case surely cases from Roxfit will be our choice. After using the pouch case for two days it became sufficient loose to easily take handset in and out. Leather finish on front and back gives a very smooth touch feel while holding, a bit slippery it is so take care you don’t slip it out from your hands.

Thanks to Roxfit for sending us the Xperia Z slip pouch case and Xperia SP slip pouch case for review 🙂

We tested the above case on our Xperia Z and SP, completely satisfied with the quality. Xperia Z and Xperia SP Slip Pouch Case by Roxfit, recommended product from Xperia Guide 🙂

[ Review ] Roxfit Protective Shell Case for Xperia S LT26i, SL

For all those proud owners of Sony’s once flagship device Xperia S and Xperia SL, today we have got one Roxfit Protective Shell Case for your phone as hands on review…Originally Sony gave a leather pouch with both these phone that’s doesn’t protect your phone from shock, so here is one interesting Sony Xperia Accessory.

Roxfit Protective Shell Case for Xperia S, SL

Roxfit Protective Shell Case for Xperia S, SL

Well designed

Roxfit Protective Shell Case SMA6118B is made from very tough plastic polymer, covering the full phone perfectly. Roxfit Protective Shell Case has perfect openings at the desired location. At back side, illumination bar is not covered up by the case that is one of the great feature of Roxfit Protective Shell Case. Covering of case is washable, we wiped the case with the LCD cleaner and nothing happened.

Weight of Case

Weight of Roxfit Protective Shell Case is an issue for us, though originally Xperia S and Xperia SL weighs around 144 gram and from our point of view case added a bit of weight to the device but that’s necessary. The extra weight added to the phone is normal as we saw with other cases also. As hard is case more the weight is added, from our point of view, it is a perfect case to protect your device day-to-day wear.

Case Functionality 

The main concern before buying any case is the phone’s functionality inside the case. Phone functions flawlessly, all ports, volume buttons and camera opening are easily accessible.

Pros

  • Perfect hard build.
  • Rough and Tough for daily wear.
  • decently priced.

Cons

  • Power button is not fully accessible, needs more pressure to press.
  • A bit weight is added to device ( can be avoidable ).

Thanks to Mobile Fun for providing us the Roxfit Protective Shell Case. Check out more Sony Xperia Accessories. Recommended.

We tested this case on our Xperia SL and it do protected it many times. If you want to protect your device’s corner from daily wear then  Roxfit Protective Shell Case is perfect for your Xperia S and SL…

[ Review ] Bug Droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker with Hands-Free

Android is everywhere, on the phones, washing machines, smart watches and many other appliances, now we have another fascinating bug droid which acts as a Bluetooth wireless speaker. Today we will review “Robox Bluetooth Speaker with Hands-Free”.

Robox Bluetooth Speaker with Hands-Free

Features

  • Stream your music wireless with the power of Bluetooth 3.0 having a range of approx. 10 meters from the source. Just pair up your phone / device with the bug droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker and listen to the music.
  • It do allows you take the phone calls, for that you need to pair the phone with the bug droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker and place call from your phone, you can talk from the Robox Bluetooth Speaker as it has an integrated microphone within it, but can’t receive calls.

Bug Droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker

What do you get in box ?

  • 1 droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker.
  • 1 USB cable.
  • 1 instruction manual.
  • 1 stand to place the droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker.

How to use it ?

  • At the back side of droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker you will find one USB port to charge it and an on/off button to open it’s bluetooth.
  • Open the Bluetooth on the droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker and pair it with your device. Play music on your device which will be wireless streaming on the droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker.
  • To change the volume of speaker, rotate the head in either direction.

Pros

  • Quite handy and attractive looking droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker.
  • Speaker volume is great enough for a small room inbuilt with 2W speaker.
  • Works under the diameter of 10m from paired device.
  • Around 6 hours streaming of music 🙂

Cons

  •  Phone calls and music lags sometimes in between.
  • Speaker is present at the bottom of droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker, so sound coming out of device reflects back from the below surface making a noise.

Thanks to Mobile Fun for providing us the droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker. It’s a great device 🙂 Recommended. Great Service from Mobile Fun in sending the product overseas without charging any import duty.

Bug Droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker works great with our Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Z C6602 🙂 Over all droid Robox Bluetooth Speaker is a great gadget, we will recommend you all to have it, if you are looking for some nice and small speakers for a small room or to be used at home.