Sony LinkBuds WF-L900: Comes with the “Speak-to-Chat” function

Sony

General Features

HEADPHONE TYPE
Open, Dynamic

MAGNET
High power neodymium magnets

FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION)
20Hz -20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling)

WATERPROOF
Yes (IPX4)

DSEE
Yes 

Battery
BATTERY CHARGE METHOD
USB Charging (with Case)

BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)
Max. 5.5 hrs

BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION TIME)
Max. 2.5 hrs

BATTERY LIFE(WAITING TIME)
Max. 11 hrs 

Source (Sony).


Sony has made a great effort to develop true wireless headphones. The company has developed a great product in the form WF-L900 LinkBuds.

The Sony LinkBuds (WF-L900) is very different from other products in the market. Unlike other products Sony used an open design. It means it has not used foam or silicone tip. This ear piece perfectly fits inside the ear. Sony says this design creates the perfect listening experience for every situation. – including sound AR navigation. It is a big promise from Sony.



Sony has used a ring-shaped driver unit that has an opening in the middle of the membrane.  The opening delivers music as well as the sound from the surrounding. 

The rest of the technology, including the battery, is in the second part of the case. There is no classic plug that you put in your ear. The in-ears are held in place by the shape of the ears.

Sony says this should work very well and ensure that you can wear the headphones all day without being disturbed. 

The weight of the LinkBuds is only 4 grams. It means a user can wear for long time. He can wear it during sport activities too. The good thing is that buds are protected against sweat and water as they are designed to be waterproof.  

The hole in the middle ensures that you don’t shut yourself off, but can, for example, talk to colleagues in the office at any time.

This made possible because of the “Speak-to-Chat” function”. The headphones automatically recognize that a conversation is starting and pause the music accordingly. When the call is over, the music starts again.

In addition, an adaptive volume control should ensure that the headphones automatically adjust the volume of the music depending on the environment, so that the user does not have to adjust it himself.

On the other hand, when making phone calls, the LinkBuds should be able to distinguish between voices and ambient noise, so that you can still have a conversation without any problems even if the environment is a bit louder.

Sony Xperia 5 III : a smartphone different from the others

The Xperia 5 III is an expensive smartphone. Sony has tried to  offer a high-end experience to people looking for a compact terminal (6.1 inches). Sony also relies on the photo with a variable zoom and on the audio thanks to a jack.

Sony no longer represents much in the smartphone market. The Japanese brand, still essential in many sectors (televisions, PlayStation, etc.), does not seem to maintain its smartphone division a little out of pride, without really believing in it anymore.

However, the Xperias are good smartphones. If they suffer from certain fairly restrictive defects (such as their prices being totally out of step with the rest of the market), Sony mobiles generally manage to stand out thanks to some of their characteristics. 


To justify its low market share, Sony says it assumes the fact of marketing “specialty products”. According to him, the Xperia are not intended for Mr. and Mrs. everyone but for informed consumers, in search of a specific characteristic. This is what allows Sony to explain its pricing policy. The company does not think like its competitors and can therefore increase the prices of smartphones, even if the previous models have not met with the expected success, at least according to him.  

Aesthetically alone, the Xperia do not look like other smartphones. At the time of the punch and the invisible camera, Sony still does not eliminate screen borders. The Xperia 5 III is a phone that stretches in length, which can be confusing on first try. Fortunately, it is quite narrow and therefore very easy to hold. The design of the mobile is very pleasant, especially since its 163 grams give it an advantage over the competition (too bad its back slips a lot, it sometimes fell off a table all by itself).

Another particularity, the Xperia 5 III has several physical buttons. In addition to the essential volume keys and the unlock button, the Sony smartphone has a key reserved for Google Assistant and another dedicated to the camera. An amazing choice in 2021.

We also note that the slot for changing the SIM card is removed with a fingernail rather than a paper clip, that it can accommodate a Micro SD and that, in the upper border, there is a vestige of another time: a LED that flashes when you receive a message. Another resurrection: the jack. The Xperia 5 III might appeal to a few subscribers to a lossless music streaming service . None of these features are truly groundbreaking, but if you’re looking for a device that flashes when you’ve missed a notification, Sony has very few competitors.

There are other elements on which Sony does not like everyone else. In photography, for example, a “Pro” mode allows you to take photos with manual settings. Sony also had the idea of ​​making the phone vibrate according to the sound emitted by the speakers which, in our opinion, is not at all convincing. We recommend disabling this feature. 

A small cinema-sized screen

Despite its price, the Xperia 5 III is Sony’s small smartphone. With its 6.1-inch screen in 21:9 format, the terminal is incredibly easy to handle. It holds well in hand since its display surface extends only in height. Sony uses an LTPS OLED panel with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz (with a starting point of 60Hz). The manufacturer’s idea is to allow you to watch films in their original format, even if more and more productions are shot in 16:9 or 18:9. The cinema format of the Xperia 5 III also has the advantage of allowing it to display two applications simultaneously without rendering them unusable. We get used to it really quickly.

Strangely disappointing battery life

On this point, we are quite divided. With a 4500 mAh battery, the Xperia 5 III achieved good scores in our battery life tests. 15:59 hours of versatile autonomy, 12:18 hours of video streaming, 23:59 hours in communication… It’s frankly satisfactory, especially since the other Xperias were really less good.

However, our actual use of the product leaves us puzzled. Even in standby, the Xperia 5 III seems to lose autonomy stupidly. In ten days, we found it three times at 0% when we had left it at 30% a few hours earlier. It is necessary to recharge the smartphone every evening at the risk of not having a battery the next day. The activation of 120 Hz certainly plays a role, the Xperia 5 III consumes too much.

Level recharge, we are also disappointed. It takes 1h51 for the smartphone to go from 0 to 100%, which seems like a lot to us in the era of ultra-fast charging. At 999 euros, Sony also thought it smart to deprive the Xperia 5 III of wireless charging to reserve this feature for its most high-end devices such as the Xperia 1 III. It’s not fair to consumers.

A pro camera… but slow

To stand out in the market, Sony plays the photography card a lot. The Japanese manufacturer is trying to reduce the boundary between phones and its cameras using software… which obviously will not make everyone agree. The interface of the Camera application of the Xperia 5 III, which allows you to choose between “Basic” mode and “Pro” mode, is an illustration of this.

On the back of the Xperia 5 III, there are three 12 Mpix sensors. One is used for ultra wide-angle (16 mm equivalent), the second for everyday photos (24 mm) and, finally, the third offers two zoom levels. It can switch between 70 and 105 mm, which therefore makes it possible to obtain x3 zoom or x4.3 zoom. It is not possible to choose an alternative position, you can only switch from one to the other.

The big problem with the Xperia 5 III is its slowness. Often, especially at night, the Camera app is very unresponsive and takes too long to take a photo. It’s not at all worthy of a high-end experience. By wanting to replicate the feeling of its cameras, Sony is wasting our time. This messes up the photo partition of the Xperia 5 III which, as you may have noticed, takes good quality photos most of the time. When it is too dark, however, it fails completely. The color management is convincing, but the result is blurry. 

High-end features… but 999 euros?

Finally, let’s finish with the characteristics. Beneath the bowels of the Xperia 5 III is the Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 8GB RAM. The smartphone is obviously 5G compatible and, fortunately, runs all applications without problems. The opposite would be surprising.

Only question: is it worth 999 euros? The Xperia 5 III arrived on the market late and now there are devices equipped with this chip at much lower prices. Given the shortcomings of the smartphone on certain points (such as the slowness of its cameras), the price of 999 euros seems to us once again unjustified.

Sony Xperia Pro-I Phone Launch

:To increase the photography experience, a 1-inch camera sensor will be available, the phone will be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes.


Sony Xperia Pro-I has been launched. This is Sony’s new flagship smartphone, it has a 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor with face detection autofocus. In Sony Xperia Pro-i, ‘I’ is given for imaging. It has a shutter button on the right and Zeiss calibrated optics. Apart from this, this flagship phone of Sony is equipped with Snapdragon 888 processor and  12 GB RAM . Sony has also introduced a vlog monitor with the phone, which works like accessories for the Sony Xperia Pro-I.


Specs and Features of Sony Xperia Pro-I

Sony Xperia Pro-I phone has Android 11. It sports a 6.5-inch 4K HDR (3840×1644 pixels) OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 21:9 aspect ratio and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Also, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection is present in the phone, Gorilla Glass 6 protection is also available on the back panel of the phone.


The phone’s battery is 4,500mAh, with 30W fast charging support is available. The company claims that it charges the phone’s battery up to 50% in 30 minutes. Comes with IPX5 and IPX8 water resistant and IP6X ratings for dust resistant. The dimensions of the phone are 166x72x8.9mm and the weight is 211 grams.


Apart from this, the phone is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, coupled with 12GB of RAM.


For photography and video, a triple rear camera setup has been given in the phone, in which a 12-megapixel 1-inch type Exmor RS sensor with variable aperture from f/2.0 to f/4.0 is available. It has a 12-megapixel 1/2.9-inch Exmor RS sensor with an f/2.4 aperture lens and a 12-megapixel 1/2.5-inch Exmor RS sensor with an f/2.2 aperture lens. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is also available in the rear camera setup. For selfies and video calling, the Sony Xperia Pro-I sports an 8-megapixel 1/4-inch sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

The new Sony Xperia flagship smartphone records videos in 21:9 video format at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second. It also comes with a Cinematography Pro mode, which allows users to adjust various settings. Sony’s vlog monitor serves as a secondary display, which is attached to the back of the Xperia Pro-I.


The Sony Xperia Pro-I packs up to 512GB of UFS storage, which is expandable up to 1TB via microSD card.


It has Dolby Atmos feature for built-in speaker. For connectivity, the phone includes 5G, 4G LTE, WiFi 6, dual-band Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, USB Type-C port, etc. Sensors include A-GPS, A-GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and a fingerprint sensor.

Sony Xperia 5 III

Our smartphones have become our television. Most of us now watch our favorite movies using our smartphones. Hence, it has become very important for smartphone users to look for smartphones with better screen resolutions to enjoy their favorite movies and video clips

Sony Xperia 5 III

Sony the maker of popular television brands has launched a smartphone on which movie lovers can enjoy their movies immensely. 

Sony Xperia 5 III is an excellent smartphone with features which will be liked by movie lovers.  The company says it is made for movie lovers and I agree with them. 

Xperia 5 III has a 6.1” 21:9 CinemaWide HDR OLED 120Hz rate display. It means Xperia 5 III owners can watch your favorite movies on Netflix as they were mean to be seen on cinema screen. The company has removed the notch from the screen. It thinks it interrupts you during movie watch. I agree with them. 

In order to enhance movie lovers experience, the company has used X1 for mobile engine chip to provide better balance of color, contrast and clarity. This chip brings your BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to your smartphone.

If your smartphone has good sound quality features than it makes your movie more enjoyable. Xperia 5 III features Dolby Atmos sound with headphones or the full stage stereo.

Good color quality on a screen makes your movie more enjoyable. This smartphone is powered by CineAlta which enables your smartphone deliver reproduce real color as envisage by the creator. 

Xperia 5 III comes with 120Hz refresh rate, this fast refresh rate will enable you to scroll smoothly. Smartphone users spend a lot of time scrolling through their albums and contents. 

Photography enthusiasts know about Sony’s Alpha 9 series cameras. This camera series is popular in the industry because of their great autofocus technology. Sony has given autofocus in three cameras. The team behind the Alpha 9 series is also behind the development of cameras for Xperia cameras and technology need for object tracking in cameras. 

I would like mention one important thing for people who has passion for photography is that Xperia 5 III has been specially calibrated by ZEISS. As people familiar with photography know that ZEISS T coating help high quality rendering and contrast.

Xperia 5 III comes with four versatile lens and has fast and accurate AF technology. This thing was enabled because of PDAF sensors.

Xperia 5 III has great optical telephoto lens.

In short, camera setup has great features for photography enthusiasts. 

Gamers will love this Xperia 5 III. This smartphone is packed with features games will like. They can play games like Asphalt 9. 

All the features mentioned about needs powerful CPU for processing. Xperia 5 III has one the powerful chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which is created 5G network. Qualcomm says their chipset comes with new and enhanced innovation in 5G, AI, gaming, photography and intelligent personal assistant.

The configuration of the CPU is great. It has 1 2.84GHz , 3 2.42 GHz and 4 1.8GHz cores. One can see this configuration offers fastest processing power needed to play and make videos and make calls. The Adreno 669 840 MHz is a fast GPU.

This smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and two storage options featuring UFS 3.x 

Xperia 5 III comes with 4500mAh battery with 30W charging support.

Sony has quietly introduced a midrange smartphone

Sony has quietly introduced the lite version of the Xperia 10 III (Three) smartphone.

Sony has quietly introduced the lite version of the Xperia 10 III (Three) smartphone.

This phone is offered for sale in Japan.

The Sony Xperia 10 3D Lite has a 6-inch OLED display.

The phone has a Snapdragon 690 processor and a 4500 mAh battery with 30 watts fast charging support.

This midrange phone has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage which can be further expanded with SD card.

Xperia 10 3 Lite has single SIM support but e-SIM facility has also been provided while the headphone jack has also been given.

The back camera setup of the phone consists of 3 cameras including 12 megapixel main, 8 megapixel telephoto and 8 megapixel ultra wide camera.An 8-megapixel camera on the front is provided for selfies.
And yes, like most Sony phones, this new phone is water and dust resistant.

The company has not yet announced its availability outside of Japan.

The Xperia 10 3 Lite is priced at 42 425 (approximately PKR 70,000).

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