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Explore Xperia

Discover hints and tips on the very latest Xperia features and updates.

The pinnacle of communication performance

See how our engineers designed Xperia to provide ultimate speed and connection stability.

Stable, ultra fast connections

In this video, you'll learn how antenna layout design combines with features like Smart Connectivity and Network Visualizer to give high speed communications you can rely on.

Make more of your Xperia with the External monitor feature

Whether you’re a vlogger, a YouTuber, or just making a conference call, the External monitor feature opens up a world of possibilities. Connect your Xperia to a compatible camera, for example, and you can pinch to zoom to check your subject is in focus; add grid lines and frame lines to fine-tune your composition; and even adjust monitor brightness to suit the lighting conditions.1

How to activate the External monitor feature

To use the External monitor feature, you need to go into Settings to activate it:

1. Select “Device connection” in settings.

2. Select “Connection preferences”.

3. Enable “External monitor” – the feature icon will appear on your Home screen.

See the External monitor feature in action

Want to find out more about the External monitor feature? This video tells you all you need to know.

New functions now available for the External monitor feature

Enhancing the Xperia PRO-I and Xperia PRO

Find out how software updates are enhancing the Xperia PRO-I and Xperia PRO experience, including live streaming from the External monitor feature, plus new waveform and false color functions.3

Introducing live streaming

Discover how easy it is to live stream from your camera using your Xperia as an External monitor.4

A battery you can rely on

For your convenience and peace of mind, Xperia smartphones feature powerful, reliable batteries that let you do more of what you enjoy, for longer.

Maximizing battery safety and longevity

Watch the video to learn about our ongoing commitment to developing energy saving battery technology.

Quick charging and Battery Care

The Xperia features a powerful battery with quick charging. So if you’re in a hurry and your battery is low, you can top it up to 50% in as little as 30 minutes and keep your battery healthy with a unique Sony algorithm 2.

1 - Continuing to charge when 100% is reached can damage the battery.

2 - The Xperia algorithm minimises the time spent at 100% charge.

Settings for a healthy battery

Our charging technologies keep your battery healthy for longer. Setting the charging limit on your Xperia to a maximum of 80% or 90% with Battery Care keeps the battery from being overworked.

NFC One-touch

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a wireless connectivity technology that enables fast, short-range communication between your Xperia smartphone and other electronic devices – including Sony’s Alpha cameras. With just one touch, NFC makes capturing and sharing photos easier than ever – all you need is the Imaging Edge Mobile app.

One-touch sharing

One-touch sharing is the super simple way to send an image instantly from an Alpha camera to an Xperia smartphone.

Step 1

On the Alpha camera, display the picture you want to share to the Xperia smartphone.

Step 2

Touch the Xperia smartphone to the Alpha camera.

Step 3

The image transfers to the Xperia smartphone automatically. It's as simple as that.

One-touch remote

One-touch remote lets you use your Xperia smartphone to remotely control your Alpha camera, enabling you to capture images that might otherwise be impossible.

Step 1

Set the camera mode on your Alpha camera, then touch it to your Xperia smartphone.

Step 2

Now you can use your Xperia display to monitor the shot and make sure the subject is in frame. Then press the shutter key on your Xperia to capture the image on your Alpha camera.

Step 3

Once you’ve taken the shot, it instantly transfers from your Alpha camera to your Xperia smartphone, ready to be shared.

Improve the quality of all your music with AI - DSEE Ultimate

With the power of AI, DSEE Ultimate enhances the quality of everything you listen to in real time – both the audio frequency and dynamic range. It doesn’t matter if you’re using wired or wireless headphones or listening to a local file or streaming, you’ll hear clearer audio that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio quality.

How to activate DSEE Ultimate

To improve the quality of all your music, simply turn on “DSEE Ultimate” on the audio settings screen of your Xperia. If you’re listening in Dolby Atmos, the right setting will be applied automatically. To enjoy High-Resolution Audio a High-Resolution Audio compatible headset is required.

Learn more about DSEE Ultimate

Watch this video to find out how DSEE Ultimate makes listening to music on your Xperia even more enjoyable.

Latest software updates

Android 12

Discover new features in the Android 12 update

This video introduces overviews of the newly supported DualSense Controller, feature improvements in Photography Pro and Cinematography Pro plus useful new features including scrolling screen shots, One-handed mode and Extra Dim mode, and enhanced Wi-Fi sharing. Our latest update also provides a new location setting option and informs you when any app accesses the mic and camera.

Xperia Transfer 2

Xperia Transfer 2: the safe, easy way to transfer data3 from an iPhone or Android device

The Xperia Transfer 2 app lets you transfer the content that matters from your old smartphone to your brand new Xperia using a cable connection or by pairing4 your devices wirelessly. From photos, videos and music5 to your contacts, calendar, call history6, messages (SMS/MMS5) and documents6 – transfer them all, quickly, safely and easily.

Learn about Xperia Transfer 2

Watch the video to see how Xperia Transfer 2 makes switching to an Xperia smartphone effortless.

Wired data transfer

Follow these simple steps to transfer data using a wired connection between your devices.

Step 1 - Select device

Select your previous device type – Xperia/Android or iPhone – and choose ‘Cable’ as your transfer method. To transfer from an Android device, you’ll need to install Xperia Transfer 2 from Google Play on both devices. To transfer from an iPhone, there’s no need to download Xperia Transfer 2 on your iPhone – just install it on your new Xperia.

Step 2 - Connect via USB cable

Connect your previous phone to your new Xperia using the appropriate USB cable. The app will tell you which type of USB cable you need or if an adapter is required.

Step 3 - Start transfer

Now simply select the types of data you want to carry over from your previous phone – music5, contacts, photos, etc. – and start your transfer.

Wireless data transfer

Want to transfer data wirelessly from your old device to your new Xperia? Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1 - Select device

Select your previous device type and transfer method – ‘Wireless’ for Xperia/Android smartphones or ‘iCloud’ for iPhones. To transfer from an Android device, you’ll need to install Xperia Transfer 2 from Google Play on both devices. To transfer from an iPhone, there’s no need to download Xperia Transfer 2 on your iPhone – just install it on your new Xperia.

Step 2 – Prepare for transfer

For Xperia/Android smartphones, wait for your two devices to pair wirelessly – it only takes a few moments – then hit ‘Next’. For iPhone, transfer will be done by data download from iCloud so there’s no pairing required – you’ll simply need to sign in to iCloud.

Step 3 - Start transfer

Now simply select the types of data you want to carry over from your previous phone – music5, contacts, photos, etc. – and start your transfer.

All images are for illustrative purposes only.

Android is a registered trademark of Google LLC. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under licence.

Footnotes

  1. Camera compatibility and features may vary.
  2. Menu UI may vary by model.
  3. Live streaming, waveform monitor and false color functions are compatible with Xperia 1 IV, Xperia PRO and Xperia PRO-I.
  4. Live streaming function is compatible with Xperia 1 IV, Xperia PRO and Xperia PRO-I.
  5. Using 21W PD wired charger, accessory sold separately
  6. The type of data that can be transferred varies depending on the type of device and transfer method. Check what content can be transferred from the app screen.
  7. Pairing devices is required for Xperia/Android smartphones. For iPhone, no pairing is required as transfer will be done from iCloud.
  8. Music/SMS cannot be transferred when transferring from iCloud.
  9. Call history/documents cannot be transferred when transferring from iPhone.
  10. Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.