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Sony Xperia XZ1

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INTRODUCTION

Sony Xperia XZ1
Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony, as a brand, has established itself for various electronic devices in the market. The Xperia smartphone range has also boosted sales for the company. The best handsets with latest features and specifications give tough competition to other brands. This year too, Sony is working on three devices together and will be launching them together in the first week of September 2017. The date is not yet finalized for their launch. The three siblings are Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia X1. We are talking about Xperia XZ1’s specifications and features here. It will be a single SIM Android smartphone.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Sony Xperia XZ1 Design and Display
Sony Xperia XZ1 Design & Build

The sleek and metallic finished handset will be coming up with a classy design. The body colour options of the handset are most likely to be black, silver and dark blue. The dimensions and the weight specifics are not yet released. The display screen will be full HD, capacitive and multi touch. The screen size will be 5.2 inches and will be easy to hold in one hand. The screen resolution will be 1920 x 1080 pixels. Gorilla glass protection will most probably be present for protecting the screen against scratches. No talk about fingerprint sensor and waterproof body is announced yet. However, given the history of Sony with high-end phones, both features may be expected.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Sony Xperia XZ1 Performance
Sony Xperia XZ1 Performance

The new Sony Xperia XZ1 will be possessing octa core Snapdragon 835 processor. The operating system will be of Android v7.1 Nougat. In short, the combination of hardware and software will be powerful enough to do multitasking without any hassle. The handset will be featuring 4 GB RAM and the internal storage of 64GB. The option of expansion will be available via a microSD card slot up to 256GB whether or not there will be dedicated slot for external memory is not yet clear. The gadget will be storing all the games, movies and photographs you wish to carry with you all the time. This smartphone will be functional on all the networks like 2G EDGE/GPRS, 3G HSPA/UMTS and 4G LTE/VoLTE. This will give the user a chance to experience the high speed of internet.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Sony Xperia XZ1 Camera
Sony Xperia XZ1 Camera

The camera comes with a resolution of 16MP for rear and 8 MP for front lens. This means that camera will be able to give you clear and brighter photographs and videos. The camera will be featuring panorama, HDR, autofocus, face detection and geotagging.

The multimedia section will come with games, good quality loud speakers and 3.5 mm headphone jack. The headphone jack will give the connectivity support to the handset with other devices which have the same jack feature. The handset will be supporting audio and video player. This means the handset will be ideal for the users who love photography and music. The smartphone will also include photo/ video editor and document viewer.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The smartphone will be featuring non removable and Li- ion type of battery. The battery will have a capacity of 3000 mAh which will last for longer hours. The feature of quick charging will be supported by the battery but there is no talk about wireless charging option for the handset. The smartphone will be having many connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth (v4.2, LE) and GPS with A- GPS features. The browser will be of HTML-5 type. The messaging options will include MMS, SMS, Push-mail, email and IM. There is no confirmation about the NFC connectivity been available in this handset.

PROS AND CONS

Every electronic gadget has its own advantages and disadvantages. Hence, Sony Xperia XZ1 also has its own limitations. We are providing you the summary of the specifications for you to judge and plan your pick.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Metallic finish design
  • Octa core snapdragon 835 Processor
  • Latest OS - Android V7.1 Nougat
  • Good memory-4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage
  • Good cameras-16 MP rear and 8 MP front camera
  • Quick Charge 4.0
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • No talk of water and dust proofing
  • No talk of fingerprint sensor
  • NFC and infrared not available
  • FM radio is yet not decided.
  • Wireless charging not available
  • Single SIM handset
  • No Java Support

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What​ ​networks​ ​is​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​capable​ ​of​ ​connecting​ ​to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It supports HSPA+/UMTS(3G), and GSM GPRS/ EDGE GPRS(2G) cellular networks.
  • img-ques Is​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​Dual-SIM​ ​supportive?
  • img-ans The device has been launched in 2 SIM versions. The Single version includes a nano SIM and a microSD slot, whereas the Dual version has a 3-choose-2 hybrid card slot.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​miscellaneous​ ​connectivity​ ​options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options present in the device are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, Near Field Communications (NFC), Google Cast, A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), USB-Type C for charging, and WiFi Miracast.
  • img-ques What​ ​OS​ ​is​ ​present​ ​in​ ​the​ ​phone?​
  • img-ans Xperia XZ1 will be among the first phones to run on the Google’s latest Android v8.0 Oreo pre-installed.
  • img-ques What new features are present in the device?
  • img-ans Sony has introduced 3D scanning mode in Xperia XZ1. By using this feature, it lets camera to scan an object and save file as 3D image.
  • img-ques Which chipset does this device run on?
  • img-ans The device chipset is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core SoC.
  • img-ques What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​device’s​ ​battery​ ​capacity?
  • img-ans It is backed by 2700 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. It also has support of fast-charging technology.
  • img-ques Does it come with fingerprint-sensor?
  • img-ans Yes. The device has a fingerprint-scanner to unlock your phone.
  • img-ques Is the device certified with IP68 water/dust proof?
  • img-ans Yes. It is IP68 certified which means the device is water/dust proof.
  • img-ques Is it Gorilla Glass protected?
  • img-ans Yes. The device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​dimensions of the phone?
  • img-ans The device’s dimensions are as follows: 154 x 76 x 8 mm.
  • img-ques How​ ​much​ does ​the​ ​device​ ​weigh?
  • img-ans The device weighs about 156g.
  • img-ques How​ ​much​ ​memory​ ​does​ ​the​ ​device​ ​have?
  • img-ans The device has been launched with 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM. There is also a dedicated micro SD card slot to expand storage additionally by up to 256GB.
  • img-ques What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​type​ ​and​ ​size​ ​of​ ​the​ ​display?
  • img-ans It features 5.2-inches FHD HDR display technology. The large bezels at the top and bottom of the display are there so the display is not infinity type.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​colour​ ​options​ ​for​ ​the​ ​device?
  • img-ans There are 4 colour options - Moonlit Blue, Black, Warm Silver and Venus Pink.