Announced back in early January, the Sony Xperia Z was the first Android flagship of 2013, and one of the first smartphones to go global with a 1080p display. It’s also one of the very few that boasts a dust- and water-resistant form factor, which means accidental spills aren’t an issue here.
Inside that form factor, you’ll find a ton of high-end specifications that include a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and LTE connectivity. Like a lot of high-end Sony smartphones, the Xperia Z also has cutting-edge cameras, with a 13-megapixel Exmor RS snapper on its back, and a 2.2-megapixel camera on its front.
The Xperia Z will be battling it out with the likes of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 this year, and Sony will be hoping that the device can finally earn it some sizable market share in a cut-throat smartphone market. But does the handset have what it takes? I’ve been testing it for two weeks to find out.
Those in the United States can now purchase the HTC One unlocked from HTC’s online store, priced at $575. In addition to the freedom to use your device on any carrier you like, you’ll also enjoy 32GB of storage, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and HTC’s latest Sense 5.0 user interface.
If you have an older HTC smartphone, you’ve probably been itching to get your hands on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 since HTC announced the flagship One earlier this year. The Taiwanese company has already confirmed that an update will be made available to a number of existing devices, but it hasn’t yet confirmed when it will arrive.
According to one source, you can expect it to hit the HTC One X around June or July.
When HTC announced the new HTC One earlier this month, the company also announced its latest Sense 5 user interface alongside it. Now existing HTC smartphone owners are itching to know whether they’ll be getting it, too. Today the Taiwanese company has announced that a select number of devices will be upgraded in the future — but a lot of the specifics remain a mystery.
The HTC M7, the next flagship Android handset from the maker of the Droid DNA, is expected to go on sale in the United States on March 8 — just over two weeks after its rumored press event on February 19. It’s currently unclear which carriers will offer it, but the device is expected to come in black and white, according to a source familiar with HTC’s plans.
One of the devices we’ve been most looking forward to getting our hands on at Mobile World Congress next month is the HTC M7, a new flagship Android smartphone that’s set to introduce HTC’s new Sense 5.0 user interface. If the latest rumor is accurate, however, the M7 won’t be at MWC; it’ll get its own launch event the week before instead.
The upcoming HTC M7 has been pictured out in the wild ahead of its official unveiling. Not only are these the clearest shots of the device we’ve seen to date, but they also show off its new Sense 5.0 user interface, and a new button arrangement beneath the display. This isn’t believed to be a final version of the device, but it’s likely to be the closest we’ll get until its official unveiling.
HTC’s thinnest smartphone just caught some quality blurry cam time thanks to HTC Hub. I believe it’s the first time we’re seeing Ice Cream Sandwich get “Sensed” and it just reminds me of why I prefer pure Android devices. Although I haven’t had any hands-on time with the device, I can tell you aesthetically, stock Ice Cream Sandwich looks so much sexier. The Sense UI on the Ville just looks outdated and like some kind of Gingerbread Mod. It’s definitely not my cup of tea, but if you’re liking what the Ville is showing, you may also be interested in what specs it’s featuring.