Anthony Devenish

Anthony Devenish

PR Manager

Wearables, software and digital PR geek. Northerner (trying not to be a hipster) in London.

Xperia X Performance Tops the DxOMark Mobile Rankings

The results are in and it’s official, Xperia X Performance has achieved the highest score in the DxOMark Mobile ranking. DxO Labs awarded Xperia X Performance an overall score of 88 points, highlighting the camera’s fast and accurate autofocus in both bright and low light as well as good target exposure and dynamic range. Alongside …

Smart Ways to Survive Festival Season

Festival season is just around the corner and you’re probably already thinking about the essentials you need to pack. Aside from sun cream, your backpack and a tent that will stand out from the crowd, the one thing you shouldn’t leave behind is your smartphone. Undeniably handy for locating lost friends, checking festival information or …

How to take the perfect selfie

When we design a smartphone we want it to make your life better. The things that are important to you are important to us. We know Xperia users value an impressive rear camera, attractive design and up to two-day battery life1, but when the word ‘selfie’ entered the dictionary all those years ago, it became …

Beme – Sony’s Android App of the Month

Last summer saw the launch of Beme, a social networking app created by YouTube sensation Casey Neistat.  Whilst the app grew to instant popularity, it flopped almost as quickly, leaving fans disappointed by its underdevelopment. Beme then kept a low profile, whilst it was refined and brought out of beta. Now, Beme is back with …

Reddit – Sony’s Android App of the Month

Having been in beta since January, this month Reddit released its official Android app. Long regarded as the front page of the internet; Reddit: The Official App is the first time Reddit has produced its own in-house app, immediately setting it aside from similar third party experiences, including Alien Blue that Reddit purchased just a …

Capturing nature within the cracks of concrete with Xperia™ Z5

Philip Braude is an urban nature photographer having previously won the urban categories for both National Geographic Traveller Magazine and the British Wildlife Photography Awards. He regularly provides free images for the London Wildlife Trust to help engage people in inner-city nature. My aim with photography is to show the natural world bursting through the …

Vysor – Sony’s Android App of the Month

  Browsing Google Play Store can often be overwhelming – you’re presented with hundreds of Android apps, many of which have similar offerings. It’s hard to make a final decision or know what is best for you and your needs. That’s why every month we go behind the scenes to do the research for you, …

PlayStation® VR, Android Apps and an Insight into DSEE HX™

We’re rounding up the biggest news in Sony and Android and it doesn’t get much more exciting than the announcement that PlayStation® VR will be launching this October. The annual Game Developers Conference was an apt setting for the announcement. The best part is that straight from the off, PlayStation expects that they will have over …

9 productivity apps that make you more efficient

Loading up the right apps on your Xperia device can make a huge difference to your productivity and efficiency. The problem is, when you’re busy, who has the time to search the internet for apps that will make a genuine difference to your day? Here at Sony Mobile we believe in providing products and services …

Embracing the Cloud in Mobile Device Configuration

The evolution of Xperia Configurator Cloud to an intuitive and efficient online cloud portal solution for enterprise device fleet management To meet the needs of small to medium sized businesses, Sony brought its configuration tool, Configurator Cloud, to mobile, enabling configuration profiles to be remotely created, configured, and installed on Sony smartphones and tablets. Sony’s …

Introducing the World’s first Instagram game, Xperia Lounge competitions & Valentine’s Day gift guide

Let’s start this week with something new, as Sony Mobile’s team in Sweden introduced the world’s first game quiz on Instagram this week – Xperia Pic Quiz The new concept consisted of 5 levels; Sharpness, Zoom, Slow motion, Auto Focus and Colour depth – with each stage encouraging users to crack the individual problems, resulting …

This week at Sony: Exploring #LumiereLDN with @peppyhere, catching up with Carl Froch & #SmartWatch3 & limited edition PS4™ consoles.

Kicking things off, it’s safe to say there’s never a dull moment in England’s capital and this week was no exception as the crowds gathered to celebrate London’s first Lumiere Festival. Vibrant art installations and extraordinary lights crept across the city – and what better time to put Xperia Z5 to its biggest test yet? …

#CES2016 Roundup – This Week in Sony

It’s fair to say we’ve had quite a week here at Sony as another great CES took place. With a host of brand new, exciting technologies on show, Sony definitely had a week to remember. If you want to relive any of our announcements (or catch up if you missed them!) our full press conference …

2015’s Sony Mobile Newsroom Roundup

It’s safe to say 2015 has been a year filled to the brim with exciting news. There hasn’t been a dull moment in our social newsroom; be it world-leading product launches, technical achievements and unrivalled innovation or new partnerships, exciting apps and the latest Android updates. To celebrate the end of this jam-packed year, we …

5 Xperia Z5 Camera Features you should be using

Back in September, we unveiled our next-generation Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, alongside the world’s first 4K display smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium.* Each engineered to make everyday life better – we’ve created a mobile camera experience unlike any other with Sony’s latest digital imaging innovation. You’ve probably already heard about Z5’s fast autofocus (clocked …

Official Xperia Z5 Premium Unboxing, fluffy friends & #ChallengeZ5

Xperia Z5 Premium fans rejoice! This week brought you the official unboxing video of your favourite device. Whether you need a helping hand getting to grips with your new smartphone, or you just need another excuse to ogle at its impressive capabilities, this video is certainly worth checking out. We’re here to help as we …

Engineering Inspiration: Meet the people behind the Xperia series

A culture of innovation and the incredible efforts of our engineers and designers are two of the most important factors driving the development of Xperia smartphones. Our blog series ‘The people behind the Xperia series’ will introduce you to the individuals who are pushing the boundaries of smartphone technology and give you an insight into …

Triber – Android App of the Month

The idea of making your very own app seems pretty daunting, right? Something that would take months, if not years of planning and creating. But thanks to Triber, our app of the month, it’s easier than ever before. In just 30 seconds (yes that’s right) you can create your very own social media app. Triber …

New Sony software upgrade, including Android 5.1 Lollipop, rolls for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua

The next Sony software rollout for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua starts right about now*… We’ve been working to build new Sony experiences on Google’s Lollipop release to create some neat / sweet features (if we say so ourselves) – in addition to a few performance tweaks here & there, some of the functionality …

Innovation, IoT and R&D…

A key part of Sony Mobile’s strategy is not just looking at ways we can improve our core Xperia smartphone, tablet and smartwear business, but also how we develop emergent technologies with a particular focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) sector, co-creation opportunities and new ways of working to help transform our business. Over …

Enhancing #Opera experiences, a #virtualreality revolution and Action Cam’s bumpy ride

SmartEyeglass was introduced back in January. But this week, Opus Lirica, the Opera Company of San Sebastian announced it’s first in line to use SmartEyeglass technology with Opera Touch SL. The idea is to make opera a more immersive experience for its audiences. Somewhere between the seats and the stage a brand new cultural space …

PlayStation celebrates 20 years, a new generation of art takes off in India and our new smartphone camera is put to the test

On September 9th, 1995 something very special happened. The PlayStation was born in North America. That’s why this week there have been huge celebrations, as we said a very happy birthday to PlayStation. To mark one of the most important developments in gaming history, they threw themselves a big old birthday party – announcing a …

Ericsson, Sony Mobile and SK Telecom trial IOT wearables over LTE

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is driving new use cases for wearables, including lifestyle and wellness apps, requiring more diverse device support on mobile networks. With cellular networks already covering 90 percent of the world’s population, consumers expect their wearables to benefit from the same ubiquitous connectivity as their feature phones and smartphones. To …

#ICan create an urban mural, Xperia introduces The Vault & Sony Music UK celebrate top 3 streak

This week saw the introduction of another component within Sony’s global ‘#ICan’ campaign as urban street artist Oliver Switch transformed a street in Camden, London with a stunning glow in the dark mural. The artistic piece took on the campaign’s theme ‘#ICan see in the dark’ and saw Switch use vibrant colours, along with UV …

Folding@Home 2.0: new version of the Sony app that lets you fight Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s while you sleep

Folding@Home, the app that lets you support research into cures for some of the world’s most prevalent diseases, has just undergone a serious upgrade. Protein folding research requires an incredible amount of processing power to simulate the complex movements of proteins as they change shape. Every time someone uses the Folding@Home app, they contribute some …

Cymatic experiments, UCL kicks off, Walkman turns 36 & MESH launches.

After testing taste buds against changing sound frequency last week, Sony’s latest sound experiment installation explores the sonic power behind its new MHC-V7D speakers in a stunning ‘Cymatic’ video. Recreating Kiesza’s hit – Hideaway, the video showcases the incredible sound pressure and lighting capabilities of the new speakers by making water, earth and even paint …

Around the World at Sunrise, with Xperia M4 Aqua

Today we’re excited to unveil a new collaboration with a selection of prominent photographers from each and every corner of the world, to mark the launch of our new “super mid-range” smartphone, Xperia M4 Aqua. Around the world at sunrise on Tuesday 26th May 2015, our team of eight professional photographers used Xperia M4 Aqua …

Android 5.0, Lollipop rolls for the Xperia Z Series, Android 5.1 coming for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua…

You might’ve seen our Android 5.0, Lollipop upgrade start for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z – it just keeps on rolling out as we speak to more and more markets worldwide*. And now that Android 5.0, Lollipop upgrades are rolling across regions for all our Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and …

Xperia Themes, photo sets and more

It’s been another photography-focused week here at Sony Mobile. Following on from the Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) at the beginning of the month, we caught up with photographer Andrew Whyte to get his initial impressions of working with his Xperia Z3. Andrew’s experiences with mobile photography really demonstrate the flexibility of the medium, something …

Andrew Whyte, Xperia Z3 Compact & the adventures of the LEGOgrapher

Andrew Whyte’s LEGOgraphy series has won critical acclaim from across the world. It’s blend of charming subjects, creative framing and forced perspective has produced some truly memorable images and brilliantly evokes a sense of “the little guy.” Importantly, it’s also a series that was really only made possible by advances in mobile photography. Andrew carries …

Smartband Talk update, Sony Action Cam & Victor the Eagle’s return & Dan Rubin joins Xperia Photo Academy

To start things off this week, we’d like to introduce all you smartwear fans to the latest SmartBand Talk update available now from the Google Play Store. The latest update will bring a host of new functions and benefits for users including; more customisation possibilities in the form of a new digital watch face style, …

PS4 breaks more records, Smartwatch 3 ramps up the style & Sony’s 4K HandyCam goes up the aisle

This week our friends over at PlayStation have passed yet another milestone, taking their total sales of their PlayStation 4 console to new heights. Sony’s latest financial report for the year ending March 31, 2015 has revealed that PS4 consoles sales now total over 22.3 million worldwide. To put that into perspective, that equates to …

Sony World Photography Awards, Spider-man & Ford Explorer gets a Sony revamp

By now we’re sure you’re more than familiar with the Sony World Photography Awards – one of the world’s leading photography competitions presented by the World Photography Organisation and Sony. Last night, at the beautiful Somerset House, a host of the world’s best amateur and professional photographers gathered to celebrate this year’s Sony World Photography …

Where are you? The answer might be more complicated than you think

“4 billion” – that’s the number of people who, according to Giles Rhys Jones are missing out because the global system of addresses doesn’t work. Jones works at what3words, April’s app of the month, and we caught up with him before the Easter break to understand how this is possible and what he plans to …

SWPA winners, Spotify, April fools & Easter deals

You may remember back in January when the World Photography Organisation announced a new Mobile Category would be joining this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Well, after 96,000 entries, a judging panel of photography experts, 20 shortlisted photographs & a public vote, this week finally marked the winning Mobile Category announcement – along with both …

A Sony game truck, Project Morpheus & the return of the urban eagle

Swedish mobile gamers were in for treat this week, as a collection of 12 lucky gaming fanatics received an exclusive home visit from Sony’s Game Truck, an initiative put together in collaboration with Swedish TV personality and film and gaming enthusiast Orvar Säfström. The partnership saw the selected finalists experience PS4™ Remote Play first hand, …

More from MESH – on the road, crowdfunding & set for #SXSW

Last May we introduced MESH, a prototype project from Sony Corporation’s Business Design and Innovation Laboratory – an open platform for the creation of “smart things”. Since then, our MESH project is gaining momentum. Following a year of testing and trials and an Indiegogo crowdfunding project; aimed at raising final funds to move from prototype …

Smartwatch updates, the best of PlayStation & more from #XperiaPhotoAcademy

There’s no doubt you’ve already caught wind of our Xperia Photo Academy that’s been running over the last few weeks. Our online tutorials from some of the World’s best photographers have been offering tips & tricks on contrast, perspective and low light photography, helping to ensure you’re making the most of the Xperia Z3’s camera. …