Xperia 8
Xperia 8

Sony announced the Xperia 8 shortly after releasing the Xperia 5 last year. People have praised the Sony Xperia 8 because of the storage space found in there. Users can increase the size of storage externally to a gigantic 512 GB. It seems the coolest thing to infuse in smartphones that otherwise won’t call the attention of savvy users.

Sony Xperia 8 Design

This smartphone comes in just four beautiful colours of black, blue, orange, and white. When you look at it carefully, it resembles the Xperia 10 somehow. The fingerprint scanner is found on the side of the device. The dimensions are 69 x 158 .3 x 8.1 mm. It weighs just 170 grams.

Sony Xperia 8 Display

On the display side, this Sony Xperia 8 device is 6 inches large and that suggests that it is easy to hold in one’s palm. The screen resolution is 1080 x 2560, which is a lot. There is also a 21:9 display ratio. The display technology is FHD+ IPS LCD. Furthermore, the phone is both water and dustproof having an IP65/68 rating.

The good thing is that the protection for the display is Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Still, it is very reputable in the industry. The pixel density is 463 ppi, and the screen to body ratio is 76.06%.

Processor

The chipset or processor of Xperia 8 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. It works very efficiently in this device. This chipset is empowered by the 64-bit of architecture. The CPU is Quad-core Octa-core A53, doubled for superb performance, while the GPU is Adreno 508.

Storage

The storage department of Sony Xperia 8 is a simple 4 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 64 GB of internal storage. But on the external, this smartphone is able to handle up to 512 GB.

Battery

Powering the Sony Xperia 8 is a very discouraging 2760 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery. It lacks wireless charging but can charge fast. The battery is not user-replaceable at all.

Speaker and Call Quality

Sony is reputable for good sounds. The sounds from this phone may not be as loud as you want it to, for it is not designed for noisy areas. Yet, be assured of the quality of the sound when you make calls or play music. The user will definitely enjoy the high-quality sound coming from the speakers of Sony Xperia 8.

Software Features & Sensors

The Sony Xperia 8 comes with Android v9.0 Pie operating system. It is hoped that the device will be to upgrade to Android 10 for larger files and intense browsing moments than the Pie. Sensors in the device include Light, fingerprint, proximity, accelerometer, and gyro.

Camera, Video, and Image Quality

Sony Xperia 8 comes with a dual-camera at the rear. The autofocus performs nicely in this device. Exposure compensation, ISO control, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting are just some of the features found in this smartphone. The physical aperture is f/2.0. While the rear dual camera is 12 MP + 2 MP, the selfie camera is a simple 8 MP.

Sony Xperia 8 Full Technical Specification

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelSony Xperia 8
AnnouncedLast Quarter 2019
ReleasedJanuary 2020
StatusAvailable on Shopping Stores

Network

2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G NetworkYes
SIM TypeNano
SIM CountDual SIM

Design

TypePlastic frame
Dimensions69 x 158 x 8.1 mm
Weight170 grams
ProtectionYes
ColoursBlue, black, orange, white

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Touchscreen Capacitive
Size6.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 2560 pixels
Colours16M colours
Pixel Density463
Screen-To-Body Ratio76.06%
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionYes
FeaturesMulti-touch
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

Primary12 MP + 8 MP
ImageYes
VideoYes
FeaturesHDR LED flash, Panorama
FlashYes, Dual LED flash
Secondary8 MP f/2.2

Software

Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 Pie
User Interface (UI)Custom UI
Java SupportYes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Chipset (SoC)Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
CPUOcta-core 2.2 GHz, Quad-core Cortex-53 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core Cortex-53
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM (Memory)4 GB
Internal Storage64 GB
Card SlotYes, up to 512 GB
SensorsFingerprint, Light, accelerometer, compass, proximity,
ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

BluetoothYes
Infrared
Wi-FiYes
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeType-C USB OTG
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
NFC
HDMI
Wireless ChargingNo

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2760 mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Fast ChargingYes,
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out
FM RadioYes
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
LoudspeakerYes
HandsfreeYes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

Sony Xperia 8 Price

The price for Panasonic Sony Xperia 8 is about $405. That amounts to about N149,000 in Nigeria. The buyer can get the best price while shopping online.

Verdict

Sony Xperia 8 is a good phone but it is a little too pricey. That could be due to the fact that the smartphone rides on the quality and dependability of the brand, which has been built over the years. The phone is however, a delight to anyone who makes use of it.

 

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