Sony has been a major player in consumer electronics for decades and is known for making some very nice Android devices. Now, their new Xperia XZ1, which was announced at IFA 2017, is now available for U.S. consumers to scoop up. You can buy the Xperia XZ1 at Amazon, Best Buy and Fry’s for MSRP $699USD starting today. The phone comes packing some impressive specs which are listed below.
Full specifications of the Xperia XZ1 include:
Display Resolution: 5.2” FHD HDR with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
- Processor: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 64-bit
- GPU: Adreno 540
- Memory: RAM 4GB
- Flash memory: 64GB Universal Flash Storage, Up to 256GB SD card support.
- SIM Card: Nano SIM
- Operating System: Android O
- Rear Camera (main): Motion Eye, 19MP 1/ 2.3” Exmor RSTM memory stacked image sensor, Super slow motion 960fps video capture, Predictive Capture (MOTION/SMILE), Autofocus burst, Anti-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), 4K video recording
- Front Camera: 13MP 1/3.06” Exmor RSTM for mobile image sensor, 22mm wide angle lens, ISO6400, F2.0
- Sound: High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HXTM, LDAC, SmartAmp, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+, Stereo speaker S-Force Front Surround, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD audio
- Connectivity: A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), WiFi Miracast, Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified®, Google Cast, NFC, USB 3.1, USB Type-C
- Design: IP65/68
- Networks: GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G) Cat16 with up to 1Gbps download speed, 4×4 MIMO
- Battery (embedded): 2700mAh, Smart STAMNIA, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Quick charging QC3.0
- Colours: Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, Black
- Size: 148 x 73 x 7.4mm
- Weight: 156g
Sony is well known for their build quality and aesthetic design. I’ve never used a Sony Android phone as a daily driver and have only played with them at trade shows. Stay tuned for our full review of the Sony Xperia XZ1 we’ll be receiving a review unit soon.