As promised earlier, Sony has announced its Xperia XZ1 smartphone, the successor to the Xperia XZ at the ongoing IFA 2017 event in Berlin. The smartphone has been the subject matter of many press renders and leaks over the past few months, so we’ll take a close look at it in this article if it lives up to expectations.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications, Review and Highlights
Design & Display
The Sony Xperia XZ1 has a 5.2-inch display which uses Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display and X-Reality technologies which gives it the quality of a 4K HDR TV screen. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution.
The XZ1 possesses IP65 and IP68 certifications for water and dust resistance, joining the ranks of flagship smartphones like the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 7 Plus. This is to be expected as previous members of its series have this property.
Storage & Processor
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is powered by an SoC with an octa-core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform processor and an Adreno 540 GPU.
It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of default internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 256GB using an external microSD card.
A 19MP camera using an Exmos RS 1/2.3″ sensor with a f/2.0 aperture is present at the rear of the smartphone to help the user shoot amazing pictures with helpful properties like PDAF, 5-axis stabilisation and Predictive capture. The rear camera is also capable of recording videos in 4K resolution, so you don’t need to dispense extra cash on a standalone camera.
It also sports a 13MP camera which uses a 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor and 22mm wide-angle lens with a f/2.0 aperture at the front for taking selfies. The front camera can record videos at Full HD (1080p) resolution.
Battery & Connectivity
The Sony Xperia XZ1 packs a 2700mAh battery which promises to keep it running for more than half a day. The battery capacity isn’t on par with other features of the device, but it’s this low probably so that Sony can keep the smartphone slim at 7.9 millimetres.
Luckily, the smartphone comes with Qnovo Adaptive Charging which helps to extend the battery life and reduce the time it takes to charge the phone fully.
In terms of connectivity, the Xperia XZ1 has a USB 3.1 Type-C port, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0 and iFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO. It comes in single and dual SIM variants and supports 4G VoLTE networks.
Software & Hardware
The Sony Xperia XZ1 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, becoming the first smartphone to come pre-loaded with that version of the Android operating system.
It has a fingerprint sensor which is embedded in its power button present on the right side of the phone. It also has a dedicated camera shutter button at the bottom of the right side of the phone.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Full Phone Specifications
|Announced||August 31, 2017|
|Status||Coming | Announced (No Price Details)|
|4G Network||LTE with VoLTE|
|SIM Type||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano / microSD Slot).|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||LTE with VoLTE|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||156 * 77 * 7.9 mm|
|Build||Metal Unibody Design|
|Colors||Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, & Black|
|Display Type||HDR Triluminous Display|
|Resolution||1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Exmos RS sensor |
|4K Video recording|
|Autofocus, f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis, stabilization, 960fps slow-motion video|
|1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle, f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording|
|Android OS, v8.0 (Oreo)|
|64-bit Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform|
|Number of Processor Cores||Octa-core|
|Internal Storage||64GB internal memory|
|expandable up to 256GB with microSD|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||USB v3.1 Type-C|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, with GLONASS|
|Yes, Qnovo Adaptive Charging|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|MP4/H.264 player |
Availability and Price of Sony Xperia XZ1
The Sony Xperia XZ1 goes on sale globally in September and would be made available in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black colours. Its price would be updated in this article when it goes on sale.
What is Sony Xperia XZ1 Price and Availability Status?
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