Sony Xperia XA1: A mid-ranger with a great camera

Sony wants to make some moves in the mid-range market with the Sony Xperia XA1 hitting Singapore shores in May.

In a competitive market, where the likes of the Motorola Moto G5 and the several cheap low-to-mid range devices that Xiaomi has to offer, Sony’s new XA1 faces plenty of tough competition. Most mid-rangers are often a let-down in the camera department, but the XA1 puts its best foot forward with its 23 megapixel Exmor sensor.

Can it truly stand out to budget-minded buyers? Let’s find out.

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Sony Xperia Z3+ Review

Before I begin this review, I’d like to start off by saying that this review will not be written in the signature Twenty First Tech fashion, partly because the Z3+ is so similar to the Z3, but mostly because compartmentalisation will not do the Z3+ justice. To understand the Z3+ fully you’ll have to read this article in continuous prose. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z3+ Review”

The new devices of 2015 that are coming your way

We’re already a quarter of the way into 2015, and we’ve already witnessed the duo of major tech events, CES and MWC, as well as a private event by Apple and new device launches by Xiaomi. Plenty of new tech is coming your way, fresh out of the 2015 oven. After our brief hiatus in preparation for our examinations, we’ve decided to compile a list of the new tech that’s coming your way. So sit back and take your time at perusing through this list. If you’re looking for brand new devices to purchase, look no further.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

Overview

It was deja vu as I pried open the retail box of the Xperia Z3 Compact. Just five months ago, I had reviewed the Xperia Z1 Compact, and now here is its successor, ready to take the helm. Fortunately though, the Compact series of Xperias don’t seem to be subject to Sony’s 6 month release cycle (yet), which is why there was no Z2 Compact. The Z3 Compact promises a premium experience in a compact form, so without further ado, let’s dive into the review.

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Xperia Z1 Compact Review – Truly big, yet very little

OVERVIEW

Welcome to Twenty First Tech’s review of the Z1 Compact. Nearly identical to the Z1, the Compact is Sony’s answer to those who want a flagship smartphone experience in a more compact shell, though the Compact does have the upper hand over the Z1 in certain aspects, such as viewing angles and battery life.

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