Sony Xperia XZ1

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.

Camera

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

Sony Xperia XZ1

General

Device Brand Sony
Model Xperia XZ1
Announced August 31, 2017
Released September 2017
Status Coming | Announced (No Price Details)

Network

2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE with VoLTE
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano / microSD Slot).
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

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
Speed n/a
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 156 * 77 * 7.9 mm
Weight 155g
Build Metal Unibody Design
Colors Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, & Black

Display

Display Type HDR Triluminous Display
Size 5.2 inches
Resolution 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features X-Reality

Camera

19MP camera
Exmos RS sensor
1/2.3″ sensor
4K Video recording
Autofocus, f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis, stabilization, 960fps slow-motion video
  • Rear camera:Yes
  • Front camera:No
13MP
1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle, f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording

Software

Android OS, v8.0 (Oreo)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
Number of Processor Cores Octa-core
CPU Speed 2.4GHz
GPU Adreno 540
4GB
Internal Storage 64GB internal memory
expandable up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

v5.0
Infrared A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB v3.1 Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
GPS Yes, with GLONASS
NFC Yes
Yes, Qnovo Adaptive Charging

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 2700mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

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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