Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Wet Touchscreen Test Video

Sony’s new Xperia Z3+ is not only slimmer, lighter, and faster as compared to Xperia Z3 but it also have improved touchscreen drivers from Sony. Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3 both features same 1080p resolution FHD IPS LCD display with X-Reality Mobile.

In a wet touchscreen test done between Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3+ showed great improvement in terms of tracking movement on the screen.

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Wet Touchscreen Test

Check out the video below.

As per GsmArena’s test, Xperia Z3+ is all set to be used after taking it out of the pool without wiping the screen whereas Xperia Z3 showed some multi-touch issues.

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Wet Touchscreen Test

Don’t forget to check below the exclusive Xperia Z3+ stuff.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ full detailed specifications here.

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison in pics here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On pics here.

Check out Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Hands On pics here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Design Comparison Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Hands On Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Live Wallpaper here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Boot Animation here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Official Home Wallpapers here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Home Launcher here.

Download official Xperia Z3+ Themes here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Live Wallpaper for non-rooted devices here.

Are you looking to buy Xperia Z3+, let us know? Drop your comments below.

Source – GsmArena

Test Xperia Z3 running Lollipop in Sony Remote Device Lab

Sony’s Remote Device Lab service now features Xperia Z3 running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android Lollipop update brought new APIs for developers, smoother, and responsive UI and being a developer if you want to test your app on new Lollipop firmware, now you can virtually.

Sony defines Remote Device Lab service as “Remote Device Lab (beta) makes it possible to verify apps on a wide range of real Xperia™ devices for free, through an easy-to-use, accessible web interface. This way, you can ensure that your apps work correctly across many different devices and platforms, without having to buy the actual devices“.

Test Xperia Z3 in Sony Remote Device Lab

The good thing about Sony Remove Device Lab is that all featured devices are equipped with SIM card and all functions and features are working except you can’t make calls.

Test Xperia Z3 in Sony Remote Device Lab

If you are looking to test your apps on Sony Lollipop firmware, then you can now; remember each session is for only 30 minutes and then when your session is finished, the phone itself goes in factory reset mode.

Other Sony Xperia devices which are available are: Xperia Z, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, Z2, Z3 Compact but they all are running older Android KitKat software on Sony Remote Device Lab service.

Being Xperia Z3 user, if you haven’t updated to Lollipop yet, check the below links.

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 Lollipop update rolling

Xperia Z3 Dual 23.1.1.E.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rolling

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

Check out Xperia Z3 running Android 5.1 Lollipop video here.

Don’t forget to check out the latest updates of Sony Xperia apps here.

Visit Sony Remote Device Lab website and test your apps running on Lollipop.

Source – Sony Developers

Lollipop Call Recording MOD for Xperia Z3, Z2 & Z1

All those Sony Xperia users who have updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update might be missing the call recording function on their Xperia handset, well now a Lollipop Call recording mod has come for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2, and Xperia Z1 (running stock Sony Lollipop firmware).

You need rooted Xperia handset running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware and custom recovery installed. Make sure you backup your current ROM via recovery before flashing the mod.

Lollipop Call Recording MOD

Mod for Devices: Xperia Z3, Z2, and Z1 only, so other devices users should not try this mod strictly.

Devices Tested: Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1, Z1 Compact

Features of Mod

  • Deodexed TeleService Apk
  • Call recording enabled.
  • 2 G only mod and  3G only mod.
  • Speaker Voice enhancement.
  • Data notification in status bar disabled.

Download Flashable zip files from below. – Flashing Instructions mentioned below.

For Xperia Z2/Xperia Z3, Download here or use the link below.

GizmoBolt Download Button

For Xperia Z1, Download here or use the link below.

GizmoBolt Download Button

Lollipop Call Recording MOD

Xperia Lollipop Call Recording MOD

How to Flash?

  • Download the concerned zip file.
  • You must remove the ARM folder from System/Priv-app/TeleServiceMust STEP
  • Reboot into recovery > Flash the zip > Reboot.
  • Navigate to settings > call settings > enable call recording.

Lollipop Call Recording MOD for Xperia

Check out the Dolby Digital+ and Beats Sound Mod for Lollipop Xperia devices here.

If the Lollipop call recording mod works on your device, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA (Mod by Rajeev)

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 Lollipop update rolling

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 D6616 users in USA are now receiving Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in-the form of 23.1.C.0.385 firmware build. Earlier Sony rolled 14.5.B.0.236firmware (Android Lollipop) update on T-Mobile Xperia Z1s in USA.

23.1.C.0.385 firmware update is rolling via both OTA and PC Companion. It is also live via XperiFirm tool. 23.1.C.0.385 firmware OTA update size is 621 MB.

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 Lollipop Update

Check out the 23.1.C.0.385 OTA update notification below. T-Mobile Xperia Z3 users will get LTE Band 12 support now after Lollipop update.

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 OTA update

NOTE: 23.1.C.0.385 update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your T-Mobile Xperia Z3, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 update via XperiFirm Tool

How to download T-Mobile Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash T-Mobile Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Check out the T-Mobile Xperia Z3 Lollipop running video below.

Have you got the Lollipop 23.1.C.0.385 update on your T-Mobile Xperia Z3, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Source – @askdes | via – XDA (video by WinDroidGuy) | Image Credits: Kurotsuki




Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison in pics

Sony’s recent flagship Xperia Z3+ was announced a few days back and it comes with a tagline slimmer, lighter, and faster. Well, truly Xperia Z3+ is  just a rebranded version of Xperia Z4 and an upgraded version of Xperia Z3 in terms of specifications and design.

Xperia Z3+ features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z3+ weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back. Xperia Z3+ features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2). Xperia Z3+ comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box (5.0.2). Xperia Z3+ is IP65/68 certified (with capless USB port). In terms of design, Xperia Z3+ is a combination of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 but slimmer, lighter, and powerful.

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3

Let’s take a look at Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design comparison pics below

[ UPDATE 2/06/2015Download Xperia Z4 / Xperia Z3+ Live Wallpaper for non-rooted devices, download here.

[ Left – Xperia Z3 | Right – Xperia Z3+ ]

Xperia Z3 Plus vs Xperia Z3 Pic

[ Left – Xperia Z3+ | Right – Xperia Z3 ]

Copper Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3+

[ Top – Xperia Z3 | Bottom – Xperia Z3+ ]

Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Plus Design

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Comparison

[ Left – Xperia Z3+ | Right – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z3 Plus vs Xperia Z3 Comparison

[ Top – Xperia Z3+ | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Copper Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Plus Side Comparison

White Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Port Comparison

Xperia Z3 vs Z3+ Comparison

Design Comparison between Xperia Z3+ and Z3

[ Top – Xperia Z3 | Bottom – Xperia Z3+ ]

 

Xperia Z3+ vs Z3 Comparison

[ Left – Xperia Z3 | Right – Xperia Z3+ ]

Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3+ 3.5 mm port comparison

[ Top – Xperia Z3+ | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Sony Z3+ vs Z3 Comparison

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Xperia Z3 Plus vs Z3 3.5 mm headphone port position comparison

[ Top – Xperia Z3+ | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z3 vs Z3+ USB port Comparison

[ Left – Xperia Z3+ |Bottom  – Xperia Z3 ]

White Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Plus USB Port Comparison

[ Left – Xperia Z3+ | Right – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z3+ vs Z3 Camera  Comparison

[ Top – Xperia Z3+ | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z3 Plus vs Z3 Speaker Comparison

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Specifications

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ full detailed specifications here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On pics here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Design Comparison Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Hands On Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Live Wallpaper here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Boot Animation here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Official Home Wallpapers here.

Download Xperia Z3+ Home Launcher here.

Download official Xperia Z3+ Themes here.

So are you going to upgrade from Xperia Z3, let us know? Drop your comments below.

via – ePrice & Mobile-Review

Sony explains the logic behind using name Xperia Z3 Plus, instead of launching Xperia Z4 globally

Sony Mobile launched Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual two days back and the then users are asking why Sony has changed the name from Xperia Z4 to Xperia Z3 Plus for the global launch. Well, an official word from Sony has come on the same now.

As per the Sony officials, Xperia Z3 is performing well in many regions of the world but there was a need of new device with latest specifications of a flagship in Japanse market that can satisfy customers there and hence Xperia Z4 was introduced in Japan whereas it as, a new premium edition to Xperia Z3 series i.e. Xperia Z3+ is launched globally.

Logic behind using name Xperia Z3 Plus

Read the official words from Sony Mobile below.

The main reason for the name difference here is down to Sony being such a dominant force in the Japanese market [where] consumers crave flagship devices with the latest features as soon as they can be delivered,” the firm explained.

Xperia Z3 continues to perform well as our flagship device across the rest of the world. To address those customers that would like to have the very latest features and refinements, we have introduced Xperia Z3+ as a premium addition to our existing flagship Z3 series.”

As for the H1 2015 Sony unveiled Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z3+ so we can hope for Xperia Z5 as the next full fledge flagship and just not a slight upgrade over its predecessor in H2 2015.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ full detailed specifications here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On pics here.

Xperia Z3 Plus Name Change Why

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Hands On – First Look Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Design Comparison Video here.

Xperia Z3+ will be available for purchase this year in June. UK online retailer Clove has already listed Xperia Z3+ for a pre-order at a price £549/$839 (inclusive of VAT).

So, will you upgrade to Xperia Z3+ from your present Xperia device? Let us know, drop your comments below.

Source – TheInquirer, via – XperiaBlog

Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Design & Specs Comparison Video

Sony’s latest flagship device Xperia Z3+ which was launched a day back is now making noise among tech enthusiasts with various questions like, why not Xperia Z4, why the same design, why no RAW support in-camera etc. Yesterday we posted a video showing how Xperia Z3+ differs from Xperia Z3 and today we have another interesting video for you.

Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung is a beautiful device with powerful specs and today you will see Xperia Z3+ beside it in a design and specs comparison video below. Galaxy S6 Edge has got some proud words from tech enthusiasts like best display and camera ever seen in a smartphone.

Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge

In the below posted video, you will see design and specification comparison of Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge.

Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications

Xperia Z3+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Comparison

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ full detailed specifications here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On pics here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Hands On – First Look Video here.

So according to you who wins in the design war, is it Xperia Z3+ or Galaxy S6 Edge? Drop your comments below.

via – Btekt

Sony Xperia Z3+ Hands On Video – First Look

Sony Xperia Z3+ is the latest Xperia flagship from Sony which will head globally instead of Xperia Z4, which is only limited to Japan for the time being. Sony has also launched a dual SIM variant of Xperia Z3+ which will also be available for purchase in June this year.

Xperia Z3+ features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z3+ weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back. Xperia Z3+ features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2). Xperia Z3+ comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box (5.0.2). Xperia Z3+ is IP65/68 certified (with capless USB port). In terms of design, Xperia Z3+ is a combination of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 but slimmer, lighter, and powerful.

Xperia Z3+ Hands On

Below we have listed a few Xperia Z3+ Hands On videos which have come so far within 1 day of the launch of Xperia Z3+, check them out.

Xperia Z3+ Hands On First Look
Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ full detailed specifications here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On pics here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison Video here.

What are your views about Sony Xperia Z3+? Let us know, drop your comments below.

Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison Video

Sony Mobile has made Xperia Z3+ official and it will soon be up for purchase globally mid-June this year (possibly from 22 June). Xperia Z3+ is a rebranded version of recently launched Xperia Z4 in Japan whereas a refreshed version of Sony Xperia Z3.

Xperia Z3+ features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z3+ weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back. Xperia Z3+ features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2). Xperia Z3+ comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box (5.0.2). Xperia Z3+ is IP65/68 certified (with capless USB port). In terms of design, Xperia Z3+ is a combination of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 but slimmer, lighter, and powerful.

Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3

So, if you are a Xperia Z3 user and want to know whether to upgrade is a good idea or not, check out the video below.

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Specifications

Xperia Z3+ vs Xperia Z3 Specifications

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ full detailed specifications here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video here.

Check out Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On pics here.

So are you going to upgrade from Xperia Z3, let us know? Drop your comments below.

via – Btekt

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands on pics out of the box

Sony has officially launched Xperia Z3+ today and it will be soon available globally in June this year. Like Xperia Z3, Sony has launched a dual SIM Xperia Z3+ (Sony E6533) this time also. Both handsets are launched in white, black, copper and aqua green (icy green) color.

Xperia Z3+ Dual features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z3+ Dual weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back.

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Dual Pics

Check out the exclusive pics of Xperia Z3+ Dual out of the box (model number Sony E6533).

Xperia Z3+ Box Package

Xperia Z3+ Dual Box

Xperia Z3+ Out of the box

Xperia Z3+ box contents

Xperia Z3+ Unboxing

Xperia Z3+ Dual Unboxing

Xperia Z3+ 3.5 mm headphone jack

Xperia Z3+ 5MP front cam

Xperia Z3+ Dual 5MP front cam

Xperia Z3+ Dual Aqua Green

Xperia Z3+ capless usb ports

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Review

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Dual

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Review

Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands On

Xperia Z3+ Aqua Green

Xperia Z3+  1 side flap

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Dual SIM Xperia Z3+

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+ Review

Xperia Z3+ Review

Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual in Aqua Green

Xperia Z3+ in Aqua Green 20.7 MP rear camera

Icy Green Xperia Z3+

Xperia Z3+ Dual in Icy Green

Xperia Z3+ Hands on Review

Check out the full specifications and official pics of Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual here and unboxing video here.

Will you prefer an aqua green color Xperia Z3+, let us know? Drop your comments below.

Pics by latter21 (Digi-Wo)

Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video

Earlier today Sony Mobile announced Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual, a rebranded version of Xperia Z3 and a name changed variant of Xperia Z4 (which was recently launched in Japan). Sony has already mentioned that Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual will be available globally in June 2015.

Xperia Z3+ features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z3+ weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back.

Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video

NOTE: You will see the new material design Sony boot animation on Xperia Z3+, new Xperia live wallpaper, new Xperia Themes and Wallpapers.

[ UPDATEAqua Green Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands on pics out of the box

Check out the exclusive Xperia Z3+ Unboxing video below.

Check out the full specifications and official pics of Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual here.

Like the new Xperia Z3+, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Sony launches Xperia Z3+ & Xperia Z3+ Dual globally

Sony Mobile has officially announced Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual globally today and as a surprise the name of handset is not Xperia Z4 which was recently launched in Japan (though Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 features same design and specifications).

Xperia Z3+ features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle). Xperia Z3+ weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin with 5.2″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, no 2K) packed in an aluminum frame with glass back.

Xperia Z3+ & Xperia Z3+ Dual launched

Xperia Z3+ features 2930 mAh battery (which is less as compared to Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z2). Xperia Z3+ comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box (5.0.2). Xperia Z3+ is IP65/68 certified (with capless USB port). In terms of design, Xperia Z3+ is a combination of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 but slimmer, lighter, and powerful.

[ UPDATE ] Sony Xperia Z3+ Unboxing Video, See here.

[ UPDATEAqua Green Xperia Z3+ Dual Hands on pics out of the box

Official Xperia Z3+ Pics

Xperia Z3+ is launched in Black, White, Copper and Aqua Green color.

Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual launched

Black Xperia Z3+

White Xperia Z3+

Aqua Green Xperia Z3+

Copper Xperia Z3+

IP65/IP68 certified Xperia Z3+ with capless USB Port

Xperia Z3+ 6.9 mm thin

Xperia Z3+ Promo Video

Xperia Z3+ / Xperia Z3+ Dual Specifications

Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual will be available in June 2015 globally, no details of the pricing have come so far.

We will keep you updated once Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z3+ Dual are available for purchase.

Like the Sony’s strategy of not launching Xperia Z4 globally and instead rebranding it as Xperia Z3+, let us know? Drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Mobile

T-Mobile Lollipop update in testing for Xperia Z3 & Z1s in USA

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 update for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1s users in USA is very near now as T-Mobile has officially confirmed that the Lollipop update is in testing process now, at this stage device will undergo T-Mobile certification process.

A few days we back we saw Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.C.0.385 & 23.1.C.0.381 firmware getting certified for Xperia Z3 D6616 and for Xperia Z1s C6916 14.5.B.0.228, 14.5.B.0.220, and 14.5.B.0.236 firmware got certified on PTCRB.

T-Mobile USA testing Lollipop update

Check out the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” testing notification from T-Mobile for Xperia Z3 below (at present on KitKat 23.0.D.1.123 build).

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 D6616 Lollipop Testing

Check out the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” testing notification from T-Mobile for Xperia Z1s below (at present on KitKat 14.4.B.0.56 build).

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s Lollipop Testing in USA

As per T-Mobile, Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 is scheduled for May 2015 rollout.

We will keep you updated once Lollipop update rolls for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1s users in USA.

Source – T-Mobile (1), via – XperiaBlog

23.1.C.0.385 Lollipop firmware certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 again

A few days back, the very first Android 5.0.2 Lollipop build was certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 in the form of 23.1.C.0.381 build and now another 23.1.C.0.385 build has been certified on PTCRB. As happened earlier sony certified more than one Lollipop build before rolling out the final one, so this can be the final firmware.

23.1.C.0.385 firmware is certified for Xperia Z3 D6616 and is exclusively for T-Mobile USA variant of Xperia Z3. Sony has already updated global variants of Xperia Z3 on Android Lollipop in mid-April.

23.1.C.0.385 firmware certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

Check out the 23.1.C.0.385 firmware certification details for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 D6616 on PTCRB below.

[ UPDATE 3/06/15T-Mobile Xperia Z3 23.1.C.0.385 Lollipop update rolling, check here.

23.1.C.0.385 firmware certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

Earlier today we saw Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.xxx firmware running (video here) on Xperia Z3, showing the new Lollipop animations, new quick settings options in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings and the new icons in the settings menu.

So far, Sony has rolled Android Lollipop update on Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia T2 Ultra & Xperia C3.

We will keep you updated once Lollipop update hits T-Mobile Xperia Z3 in USA.

Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z3 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Video Leaked

At present Sony Mobile might be busy with preparing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR & Xperia Tablet Z and, on the other hand a video has been leaked showing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update running on Xperia Z3 (D6603) exclusively.

It is believed that Xperia Z3 will feature 23.4.A.0.xxx build number (current being 23.4.A.0.248 firmware). Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 23.4.A.0.248 firmware build was also spotted running on Xperia Z2 D6503 on HandsetDetection.

Xperia Z3 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Video

New Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update will bring new animations and a shortcut allowing you to search the available Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections from the quick settings menu itself.

Check out the video below.

New update will bring updated icons in the settings menu.

Xperia Z3 running Android 5.1.1

Xperia Z3 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update

A few days back Telstra AU software page confirmed that Android 5.1 Lollipop update is in testing for Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact, might start to roll from June this year.

No confirmation from Sony has come so far on the plans of Android 5.1 Lollipop rollout, we will keep you updated. Drop your comments below.

Source – Wayerless (shared by lee480)

23.1.C.0.381 Lollipop firmware certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

A few days back news came that Android Lollipop update will soon be coming on T-Mobile Xperia Z3 and now Lollipop 23.1.C.0.381 firmware has been certified on PTCRB. Recently Lollipop firmware for T-Mobile Xperia Z1s was also certified.

23.1.C.0.381 firmware if rolled will bring Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version on T-Mobile Xperia Z3 D6616 in USA. Sony has already updated global variants of Xperia Z3 to Lollipop in mid-April.

23.1.C.0.381 firmware certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

Check out the 23.1.C.0.381 firmware certification details for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 on PTCRB below.

23.1.C.0.381 Lollipop Firmware T-Mobile Xperia Z3

So far, Sony has rolled Android Lollipop update on Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia T2 Ultra & Xperia C3.

Early members of Xperia “Z” series i.e. Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z still have not received that Lollipop update though it has been certified.

As carrier updates normally take some time to roll, so it may take a while for 23.1.C.0.381 Lollipop firmware to come (if no further certifications came).

We will keep you updated. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

A moment ago Sony Mobile announced that a new 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is now rolling for Xperia “Z3” and Xperia “Z2” series globally and now it is already spotted on Xperia Z3. 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update already started rolling on Xperia Z2 yesterday.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is confirmed on Xperia Z3 D6603 in Baltic regions, Norway. 23.1.A.1.28 firmware is still seeding so soon will be up in other regions of the world also.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware rolling

Check out the customization info of Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update below. Official Changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update here.

[ UPDATESony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware rolling

Download Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware ftf

Flashing tutorial here (No root needed, no unlock bootloader needed).

For D6603, Baltic Region.

Download D6603_23.1.A.1.28_Customized_BAL.ftf
[ shared by Haminjuri ]

For D6603, MEA Region.

Download D6603_23.1.A.1.28_Customized_MEA.ftf
[ shared by Haminjuri ]

NOTE: 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z3, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Xperia Z2 users, check the link below to update your handset.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

If you have got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Sony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Sony Mobile has officially confirmed that a new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in the form of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware is now rolling globally for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware was first spotted rolling for Xperia Z2 yesterday which brought new recent app close button and Sony has officially posted a detailed changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware.

Official Changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia “Z2” & Xperia “Z3” series

Besides software improvement and enhancement, following features are included in the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update:

  • Ensured the lock screen/notification bar doesn’t indicate “no service” when the device has coverage
  • Added a Sony feature; bringing back the “close-all-button” in the activity menu, so you can easily close all apps at once
  • Unblocked devices with server policies (such as Exchange Active Sync for e-mail), to enable the new Lollipop lock-screen notifications
  • Ensured the LED light is lit across all sound modes – and no longer offset by “silent”
  • Made the necessary fixes to enable the easy movement of content from internal memory to external microSD card (something we saw affecting a few devices)
  • Improved messaging functionality in Ultra stamina mode – some conversations could not be opened before in Ultra stamina mode

We will soon post the firmware ftfs for all device with this new update.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Sony Xperia Lollipop Update

NOTE: 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia device, use the below links:

How to download 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the new 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update on your device. Let us know, drop your comments below.

Source – Sony Mobile

Sony introduces new “Circular Close Button” in Lollipop Firmware for Xperia Z3 in Hong Kong

A few days back 23.2.A.1.62 firmware was spotted rolling in Hong Kong for Xperia Z3 D6553 as Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. When Sony first rolled its Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series there was no close button in recent apps section but on the next 23.1.A.0.726 firmware update Sony introduced a close button in recent apps section for the first time (written in rectangular box).

In this Hong Kong region only 23.2.A.1.62 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update, a new close button has been put in by Sony in a circular shape and at the bottom of the recent apps section.

New “Circular Close Button” in Lollipop 23.2.A.1.62 firmware for Xperia Z3

Check out the new circular close button below. Sony may change the close button shape and position in next Lollipop bug fixing update on Xperia “Z” series.

Sony Xperia Circular Close Button - Lollipop Firmware

Sony Circular Close Button in Lollipop

Check out the video below.

Download Xperia Z3 23.2.A.1.62 firmware ftf

For D6553, Hong Kong region only – Android 5.0.2

All the Xperia Z3 users in Hong Kong who haven’t got the update yet on Xperia Z3, can now flash the ftf post below (Tutorial here).

Download D6653_23.2.A.1.62_HK.ftf

Xperia Z3 23.2.A.1.62 firmware ftf

Note: If you haven’t got the firmware update yet and the same firmware is showing in XperiFirm tool, then you can download it now and flash it using Flashtool. Check the tutorial given below:

How to download Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Like the new circular close button from Sony?

Drop your comments below.

via – XDA (shared by Jozinek)

Win Xperia Z3 and SmartWatch 3 – Sony’s Giveaway

Sony is hosting a competition where you can win Xperia Z3 and Sony SmartWatch 3 exclusively and the task to enter the giveaway is pretty easy. To enter into competition, you must have Sony Sketch app installed on your Xperia device.

There are four easy steps to enter into the competition. You must have an Instagram account to enter into the competition so make it today if you don’t have.

Win Xperia Z3 and SmartWatch 3

Follow the steps given below to enter into the competition. Official rules for this competition from Sony mentioned here.

Win Xperia Z3 and SmartWatch 3 Giveaway

Step 1: Open Sketch app or download the latest 6.1.A.5.0 version from here.

Xperia z3  Sketch app

Step 2: After installing Sony Sketch app you will find, “SmartWatch 3” stickers under the download stickers section (Tap the moustache icon for downloading any new stickers pack).

SmartWatch 3 Stickers in Sony Sketch App

Step 3: Choose the camera icon and take a picture with your wrist visible. Remember to get creative with your outfit, colours, and background.

Now tap on moustache icon and choose “SmartWatch 3” stickers pack and add any color SmartWatch 3 sticker on your wrist, adjust the fit as per wrist size.

Xperia Z3 Sketch app Stickers Pack

Step 4: Now choose “share” from the dropdown menu and post your pic on Instagram.

Xperia Z3 Giveaway from Sony

Important Step:  Tag your pic #MySmartWatch3 and address it to @SonyXperia and follow @SonyXperia on Instagram.

Follow Sony Xperia on Instagram

Sony will announce the winners on Instagram and Facebook.

Have you entered into this competition let us know @GizmoBolt on Instagram, tag your replies as #GizmoBoltAsk

Drop your comments below.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified for Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact & Z3 Tablet Compact

23.1.A.1.28 firmware was certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Compact yesterday and now the same firmware has also been certified for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. At present Xperia Z3 series in on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware moves the current build from 23.1.A.0.xxx to 23.1.A.1.xx.  It seems to be a major bug fixing update, whether Android 5.0.2 or Android 5.1 Lollipop, it can’t be said for the time being.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z3 D6603, D6653 below on PTCRB.

[ UPDATEXperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling

[ UPDATESony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z3 Compact D5803, D5833 below on PTCRB.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z3 Tablet SGP621, SGP641 below on PTCRB.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

 

Recently Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.740 firmware was spotted rolling for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 carrier handsets on “Orange” in European regions only.

We will keep you updated once 23.1.A.1.28 firmware starts rolling. Drop your comments below.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3, Z2 carrier handsets

23.1.A.0.740 firmware which was certified on PTCRB a few days back for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 is now rolling officially on carrier handsets. 23.1.A.0.740 Lollipop firmware is confirmed rolling for carrier “Orange” for the time being in European region only.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is not expected to hit the global variants of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series. Earlier Sony rolled 23.1.A.0.726 firmware rolled (Android 5.0.2 update) globally for both handsets.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.740 firmware update

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is confirmed rolling for Xperia Z3 D6603 in Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain and France.

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware availability screenshot from XperiFirm tool.Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.740 firmware update

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is confirmed rolling for Xperia Z2 D6503 in Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain and France.

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware availability screenshot from XperiFirm tool.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling

NOTE: 23.1.A.0.740 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z2, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z3/Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.740 firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z3/Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.740 firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia “Z3” & “Z2” series

A new 23.1.A.0.740 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series over current build 23.1.A.0.726. Earlier Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series in the form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware, which was pulled later and 23.1.A.0.726 firmware was released globally.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is certified for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. It is not yet certified for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. It is a bug fixing update, as the present Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.726 build is having issues like severe battery drain, heating issues and some minor bugs.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 D6603 on PTCRB.

[ UPDATE23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3, Z2 carrier handsets

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 D6503 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

We will keep you updated once 23.1.A.0.740 firmware build starts rolling. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison – Hands On

Xperia Z4 marked its appearance today in Japan exclusively. Xperia Z4 features Snapdragon 810 64 bit Octa core processor (2 GHz) with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (with micro SD card support). It features 20.7 MP camera 25mm wide-angle, 1 / 2.3 inch size sensor (ISO 12800). It features 5.1 MP front camera (25mm wide-angle).

In terms of specifications, Xperia Z4 is a no wonder as compared to Xperia Z3 while if we see the design of Xperia Z4, it is a mixture of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2. Let’s see how Xperia Z4 differs from Xperia Z3 in terms of design.

Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3

Check out Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3 Design Comparison below.

Xperia Z4 hands on pics officially – Look here.

Check out full specifications and features of Xperia Z4 here.

First look at Xperia Z4 – Hands on Videos

Both Xperia Z4 and Xperia features 5.2″ FHD Display. Xperia Z4 features speakers design like Xperia Z2. Back panel of both devices looks same.

[ Left – Xperia Z4 | Right – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3

Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z4

Xperia Z4 features capless micro-USB port at the bottom side with a lanyard hole while there is no port at the bottom side of Xperia Z3.

[ Top – Xperia Z4 | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Copper Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3

Position of the microphone is also different in both devices.

[ Top – Xperia Z4 | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z4 Design

Xperia Z4 has only 1 port at the right side where SIM card and SD card goes whereas on the left side it has no ports/flaps.

[ Top – Xperia Z4 | Bottom – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z4 Design vs Xperia Z3

Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3 Comparison

[ Left – Xperia Z4 | Right – Xperia Z3 ]

Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z4 Comparison

Xperia Z4 has better smooth edges.

[ Top – Xperia Z3 | Bottom – Xperia Z4 ]

Xperia Z4 Hands On

Like the design of Xperia Z4, let us know. Drop your comments below.

via – ItMedia