Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
The Xperia Play's shooter does an excellent job at taking pictures. In challenging shooting environments, with a full-force morning sun, it still managed to capture a lot of detail without letting the bright spots become completely blown out. Color representation and white balance were perfect in every shot. I noticed that exposure was off in one shot, but the rest were all good. My only complaint is that some of the images were a little soft with respect to focus, though most were nice and sharp. You'll gladly want to share the images you capture with the Xperia Play.
The Xperia Play shoots video at a maximum resolution of 800 x 480. That means no HD video for you, and that's a shame.
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The quality of the video was not nearly as good as that of the camera. While color, exposure, and white balance all looked good, focus and clarity were way off. There's plenty of digital noise, and detail is lost throughout with the blocky appearance of the footage I capture. It's not terrible, and will surely get the job done in the pinch, but so many other Android phones can snag HD video that this is a bit of a let-down.
Review: Sony Xperia Z3 for T-Mobile
Sony's Xperia Z3 is an excellent addition to T-Mobile's lineup. Anyone invested in Sony's gaming and content services would do well to consider it.
Review: Sony Xperia X - Unlocked
The Xperia X is an unlocked Android smartphone that Sony is selling directly to consumers. The phone departs from Sony's Xperia Z series in ways that are both good and bad.
Hands On with the Sony Xperia XZ
Sony's newest flagship-class device is the Xperia XZ. This phone builds on the design and features we saw in the Xperia X earlier this year and makes strides with the camera and video camera tools.
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Sony today announced a new partnership with Twitch that will let select Xperia smartphones broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Twitch has allowed Android devices to view gameplay before, Sony's Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v smartphones, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet can now push Android games to Twitch live.
Sony Forms Business to Make PlayStation Games for Phones
Sony is creating a new business unit with the express purpose of bringing PlayStation-branded games to smartphones and tablets. The company is changing its name from Sony Computer Entertainment to Sony Interactive Entertainment and at the same time forming ForwardWorks Corporation.