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Sony Xperia XZ1


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Display                                    5.20-inch
Front Camera                        13-megapixel
Resolution                              1080×1920 pixels
RAM                                        4GB
OS                                            Android 8.0
Storage                                    64GB
Rear Camera                           19-megapixel
Battery Capacity                     2700mAh

KSh53,000.00 KSh54,000.00

Sony Xperia XZ1

Below are the main features of the Sony Xperia XZ1.

 

5.2 inches display panel

1080 x 1920 pixels resolution

64 GB + 4GB RAM

IP68 water and dust resistant up to 30 min and over 1.5 m

Snapdragon 835 chipset

Octa core processor

Android Oreo 8.0

Adreno 540 GPU

19MP primary camera with LAF and LED flash

13MP selfie camera

Side mounted fingerprint scanner

2700mAh batter with Quick Charge 3.0

 

Sony is among the best smartphone companies in the world today. It has made quite a number of Xperia smartphones and still it keep adding to the number. We have a new 2017 high end Xperia smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ1 which this article belongs to. It is meant to talk about it in depth and give guidance of what to expect with the subject smartphone. The above listed features are described below.

 

Design and build

Sony has a signature design of its smartphones. As in one can tell an Xperia phone even without having to ask or check. Although few details may be changed, improved, removed etc, the body language of an Xperia smartphone will always be default. The same is the case here with the Sony Xperia XZ1. It has these dimensions 148 x 73 x 7.4 mm and weighs 155 grams. On its back is the primary camera on the top right corner and besides it (centrally placed) it a slim dark bar that houses the LED flash and other details. Facing you is a symmetrical top and bottom bezel. The bottom on has a speaker come mouth piece while the top bezel has a sensor on one side of the call speaker and the selfie camera on the other. Below the call speaker is SONY branding. The build is all metallic and the design is so elegant and appealing to the eye. A premium look it has and a beauty it is this smartphone. There is XPERIA branding on the middle back of this beautiful phone.

*It is IP68 water and dust resistant up to 30 min and over 1.5 m and has a side mounted fingerprint scanner (placed on the power button).

 

Display and camera

It comes with a 5.2 inches display panel which is an IPS LSC capacitive touch screen of 16M colors and has support of up to 10 finger multi touch. It has a 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density) resolution and a 69% screen to body ratio. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, is HDR 10 compliant and has Triluminos display.  It is a fine display, sharp and with good brightness, enough for sunlight readability.

 

Camera

The camera on any Xperia smartphone is always the best part of the phone. That is the same case here with the Sony Xperia XZ1. It has a 19MP primary camera with EIS, predictive phase detection, laser autofocus and an LED flash. The secondary camera is a 13MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

Video recording stands at 720p@960fps up to 2160p@30fps. Other camera features present include geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama.

Sony Xperia XZ1 is a top notch camera performer with the best of image and video quality a high end smartphone can ever offer.

It has a dedicated camera button.

 

Performance and memory

It come runs Android 8.0 Oreo straight off its package with X Reality Engine.

The Xperia XZ1 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, an octa core (4x 2.35 GHz Kyro & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kyro) CPU and comes with an Adreno 540 GPU.

It has 64 GB + 4GB RAM and the internal memory can be expanded up to 256 GB with an SD card.

The performance of the Xperia XZ1 is seamless, smooth and satisfying.

 

Battery

It comes with a sealed 2700mAH battery and supports fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). It is capacity enough to last a full day of mixed usage.

 

Connectivity and network

WLAN (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, dual band, DLNA, hotspot), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS (with A GPS, GLONASS, BDS), NFC and 3.1 type C 1.0 reversible connector + USB host.

 

3.5mm jack> 24 bit/192 kHz audio and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

 

Network: Single SIM or Dual Hybrid SIM> GSM, HSPA and LTE.

 

This is a top notch, high end flagship device by Sony. A smartphone with outstanding performance and impressive cameras. Sony Xperia XZ1 is a smartphone worth a shot. Comes with the choice of four colors – black, warm silver, Venus pink and moonlit blue.

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