The best part about Sony smartphones is the fact that they are made well. The flagship smartphones of Sony set a different league for other manufacturers to compete in. In the coming months, Sony, will be launching its flagship device i.e. Xperia XZs and smartphone community is already excited to get their hands on the phone. Let’s navigate the specs company has released on its website and see how the smartphone would work in the reality.
Once again Sony has provided its signature design in the phone. The phone has a rectangular design with smooth front and back panel and sharp edges. The Sony Xperia XZs has ‘ALKALEIDO’ metal back that adds luxurious color and shine to the phone. The volume rocker, power button, and camera shutter button are provided on the right edge of the phone, while the SIM card tray on the left edge of the phone. The external dimensions of the phone are 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 in) and weighs 161 grams. The IP65/682 rated construction ensures that rain and dust won’t damage the phone. The Sony Xperia XZs features a 5.2 inches FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and roughly translates to 424 pixels-per-inch pixel density. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass protection which makes it resistant to scratches. The display of this phone will be impressive and so would be the viewing angles.
According to the official specifications, the phone will be powered by a Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) processor that will be is backed by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset. The processor will be competent enough to play all kinds of videos and games without any problems. Heavy applications and graphic intensive 3D games will be played without any problem. The Adreno 530 GPU will ensure that graphic performance is at its best. The smartphone will offers 32GB/64GB of internal storage and the internal storage could be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. The phone will run on latest Android platform and shall work on Android OS, version 7.1.1 i.e. Nougat. The phone shall also come with 4GB of RAM, which would be more than enough for running all kinds of apps. The phone will support 4G/LTE networks but will be available in two variants, one that will allow one SIM compatibility and the other dual SIM.
Let’s talk about the USP of this phone i.e. the camera. The Motion Eye camera provided in the phone has a unique memory stacked sensor that can records videos at 960 frames per second resulting in a Super slow motion video. The phone comes with a 19 MP, f/2.0 primary camera that features a 25mm sensor and is backed by EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus and LED flash. The SteadyShot technology used in the phone uses 5-axis image stabilization that results in shake-free videos. The Motion Eye camera used in the phone features Predictive Capture, which is a unique technology. The MotionEye camera can sense movements in front of the users and starts buffering images while the users are preparing to capture images. So if the users clicked the shutter too late, they can just go back a little and easily select from up to four photos that were taken before the user pressed the camera button. The front camera comes with 13MP camera with 22mm Wide-angle lens F2.0 and SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization). FHD Video recording can be done by the camera. Talking about multimedia, the smartphone will sport stereo loudspeaker with S-Force Front Surround. A.5mm audio jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mike is also provided in the phone.
The smartphone will feature with a 2900 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The battery will support Qnovo Adaptive Charging and also Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. With the mentioned specifications, one would be able to use the phone for a day with moderate to heavy usage. The smartphone will offer a range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, USB version 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and USB Host. There are a range of sensors installed in the phone such as Fingerprint (side-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass and color spectrum.