Sony Notes

The Wall Street Journal: Sony Plans New PlayStation for Graphics-Heavy Games

The new console would be announced before the planned October release of the PlayStation VR, Sony’s new virtual-reality headset, the people said. It would be able to handle ultrahigh-definition-resolution graphics. The upgraded console would also provide more power for running PlayStation VR, whose main competitors, Facebook Inc. ’s Oculus Rift and HTC Corp. ’s Vive, are designed to work with high-end computers.

Phone Arena: I used the Sony Xperia Z5 for a month and it’s a complete mess

Seeing as how our review of the Xperia Z5—which I now believe ended up being a bit too forgiving—was widely considered as unfair by our readers, and with my experience in mind, it was obvious that I have to break my silence and say it out loud: the Xperia Z5 is a disappointment, and especially coming from a legendary company such as Sony.

And I never mentioned it here, but now’s a good time. I finally fondled the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra.

That’s one sad phone.

The demo unit I tried was laggy as hell. And yes, I made sure all apps were closed. Nothing helped.

The camera was slow in launching. And not impressive.

The hardware looked swank, but the heart of it — the software — was awful.

It made me glad I didn’t have the money to buy it when I was still lusting for it.

Sony should be glad of that too. I would have ripped it to shreds in posts as an owner.

Previously at Mike Cane’s xBlog:

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra US$50 Off Sale
Sony Sells Xperia C5 Ultra In U.S. — Using The BLU Model!
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: Gorgeous, But Unavailable?
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The T2 Ultra Sequel?

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