How To Unlock Your Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone

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September 2015 brought us the Sony Xperia Z5, the Japanese manufacturer’s second flagship of the year, a result of their relatively unusual strategy of releasing a new high-end device each six months. But hey, we’re all tech lovers here, so we can’t complain, right?

With a 5.2” full HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 810 chipset and a 23 MP camera on the back, it’s definitely one of the most desired phones of this fall, as a lot of fans are looking forward to buy it.

We all know that flagships don’t come for cheap if you opt for a SIM-free model, so most buyers will opt for a two-year contract, with a carrier of their choice. It’s true, you can get it for a great price like this, but the biggest minus is that the phone will be carrier-locked and you won’t be able to use it in whatever network you want.

On the other side, this should not be an issue, as there are a couple of methods you can use to unlock your Sony Xperia Z5, the most reliable one being by code. It’s a very simple and fast process and, most important, it doesn’t require any special software, cables or technical knowledge, so anybody can do it.

In order to obtain an unlock code for your phone, you need to follow these three easy steps:

1. Find an online provider: There are various examples, like UnlockUnit.com and UnlockScope.com, both of them being able to offer you a Sony Xperia Z5 unlock code at similar rates.

2. Place an order: After picking the code provider, just head to the order page and provide the following information:

a valid email address – you will receive your code by email

the name and the country of the carrier you originally got your phone from

the phone’s IMEI, which can be found by dialing *#06# on your phone

3. Insert the code you received and unlock your phone: In order to do this, you need a SIM card from an unsupported network, other than the one you’re currently using. Insert it into your Sony Xperia Z5 and wait for it to display a message like “SIM Network PIN”, alongside a field where you should type the unlock code.

Press “Unlock” and that’s it, you’re done! Your phone is now unlocked and you have the freedom to use it in any GSM network around the world.

More details about the whole unlocking process and other unlocking tutorials, for other brands, can be found on UnlockScope’s YouTube channel.

For those of you who want to place an order directly from a smartphone, you can download the UnlockScope app, available for free in the Play Store.

Like mentioned above, the easiest way to unlock your Sony Xperia Z5 is by code, but there are also other methods.

Rooting: In some cases, it might work, but it’s a very complicated process which should be done just by somebody with the proper technical knowledge. Not to mention that it’s a pretty risky process, with the possibility of totally damaging your phone.

Asking your carrier for an unlock code: Technically, if you’re done with your contract, most carriers should give you the code, no questions asked. Still, they can ask for money in exchange for it, a pretty big amount, and you’ll need to go to a couple of calls with their support line.

Unlocking your phone by code also brings a lot of benefits! Here are a few examples:

You can always change your current provider with a better one, in order to get the best offers

Avoid expensive roaming fees when you’re traveling to another country, by using a local SIM

Increase the value of your phone and have bigger chances of selling it

To sum up, we could say that the everybody who wants to use a Sony Xperia Z5 with any carrier around the world should definitely unlock it by code. The whole process is safe, fast and simple, not to mention that it’s the cheapest method you can opt for!

How To Unlock Your Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone

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Digital Lifestyle: Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review

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Digital Lifestyle Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review

With so many different types of tablets on the market, it can be hard to decide on which one is best for you. I’ve reviewed my fair share of them—everything from the Samsung Galaxy tablet, to the iPad, to the iPad Mini, to the Surface tablet, to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, I can go on and on. I personally like a tablet that is highly functional, easily transportable (light and thin), and that has the features I use on the go. My iPad Mini is my first choice when selecting a tablet that fits my digital lifestyle, but I also understand not everyone is Team Apple like me.

And if you want options, then you probably want something that is fast, has an array of applications, and can complete the tasks you need it to. After spending about two weeks or so with the new Sony Xperia Z2 tablet, I can say this is a great alternative to the Apple tablet offerings. And for media, it may even be better.

Verizon Sony Xperia Z2What I like about the tablet is the sleekness and feel. It is larger than some of the other tablets on the market, but isn’t cumbersome to use. The screen size (10.1′) and resolution (1920 x 1200 HD) is pretty nice and it’s a dream to game and watch movies on. As an Xperia Lounge member, I was able to watch content exclusively offered to members, and the picture quality is amazing. The Playstation feature on the Xperia Z2 tablet allows you to connect to your PS4 wirelessly.There are other media components with the tablet like RedBox Instant, Video Unlimited, and Walkman that will let you stream movies, videos, and music instantly. You can also view your TV on the tablet via Bluetooth by simply pairing it with your remote.

The sound quality is also pretty good, too, and utilizes Sony’s S-Force Front Surround. Most tablets don’t have the best speakers.

Another great feature of the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet is the battery life. While using the tablet on a regular basis and even traveling with it, I got 2-3 days of battery life without having to charge it.

Getting to the charge component, however, can be tricky. The “door” that houses the charging unit can be difficult to open at first. I’m a girl with nails, so it could’ve been a problem that isn’t across the board (I had this same issue with the Samsung Galaxy S5—because they are both waterproof, they’ve created closed compartments so the water cannot invade these areas).

One of the major thing I noticed is that during the time I used it, there was never a browser crash. Typically with tablets, there is usually a time where the browser will crash, i.e. shut down on its own and restart. This has happened to me with every tablet I’ve tested or used thoroughly. This did not happen with me while using the Xperia Z2. So when it comes to usability, I’d say this device is top notch.

Other features include a front facing camera, light sensor, NFC detection area, and charging dock connector. You can also add a Micro SD for additional memory. The Pro OfficeSuite allows for get work done—create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and .PDF’s.

I traveled a bit while using the Xperia Z2 and of course, Verizon’s network always kept me connected with 4G LTE. I flew to Baltimore and then drove to Atlantic City with it, and was able to stream music from my Pandora during the trip. The bluetooth allowed me to connect to my rental car so that the music came out of the stereo speakers.

All-in-all, I’d say that the Xperia Z2 is a great tablet for those who like to be productive and have fun while on the go. Great for families and business travelers. For more information about the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet powered by Verizon, click here.

Disclaimer: I was sent this device for my honest review for editorial purposes. This is not a paid nor compensated post, and all opinions expressed above belong to me and are not indicative of the brand and/or companies mentioned.

Top photo credit: Sony

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