Sony Xperia XZ1 first impressions: An old fashioned design with top-of-the-line specifications

26 September, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony has today announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ1, in India. It comes with HDR support, 138% sRGB coverage and a few Sony proprietary technologies like TRLIMUNIOUS and X-Reality unit. The screen of the phone is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

"The phone comes with 19 megapixels rear camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3" sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis stabilization and 4K video recording. As for the camera on the front side, the handset boats of a 13 mega pixel sensing element together with a 22mm broad angle lens and a regulator of f/2.0 lens. On the right edge, you have the volume rocker and power button, which also doubles as the fingerprint scanner, something we have seen on a number of older Xperia smartphones.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 will be available starting October 4 in United States of America for $599 and for £499 in UK. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. It can be used with 3D printers to get high-quality 3D scans.

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Out of the two, the XA 1 Plus model was launched last week in India while the XZ1 Compact is being expected to arrive in the country soon as well. This is the first phone in the market to be introduced in the market running on Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

The Xperia XZ1 comes in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black colors.

Chipset, RAM and Storage: Under the hood, both the Xperia XZ1 and U11 are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC, whereas the Galaxy S8 is powered by Samsung's Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The device also features USB-Type C port which is equipped with Quick Charge 3.0. On the left, we have the SIM/microSD slot, which is covered by Sony's familiar rubber flap. Not only is it capable of recording slow motion video at an astounding 960 frames per second (which works well, check out our Xperia XZ Premium review), it also comes with the ability to take 3D scans of objects, people and food. Sony Xperia XZ1 was initially launched globally with Sony Xperia XA1 Plus and Xperia XZ1 Compact. ( original price - Rs 3,490).

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