Sony officially introduced its latest flagship at the IFA trade show this year, the Xperia XZ1. The phone is offered in four colors, including black, warm silver, moonlit blue, and venus pink and equipped all of the high-end specs for a 2017 Android flagship, including the Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 does not have many physical differences compared to its predecessor. Generally, it still keeps the design from XZ phone, the sides are slightly curved to make device thinner. The antenna is now put above the laser autofocus area on the backside of the phone. However, the Xperia XZ1 does not really bring a comfortable feeling when in the hand. The back now just comes with one sheet of metal, instead of a couple of different pieces, which gives the phone a more flush finish.
Sony brings all the features of the camera on Sony Xperia XZS and XZ Premium onto the XZ1’s camera, with the 19-megapixel shooter. However, it has added some more features like autofocus burst and especially the 3D scanning feature. This feature allows users to 3D scan an entire object, and then use it for other purposes. There are some cases we need it, honesty it’s a gimmick of the company. Sony states that you can also scan yourself and then out it in some games like Grand Theft Auto V, which is cool. According to the statement, users will also be able to 3D print the 3D scans in the future, which is still creepy at the same time.
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Sony power for Xperia XZ1 a 2700mAh battery capacity, which should be perfectly fine for a 1080p display, and the Snapdragon 835 SoC. However, it needs the time to test the real battery life of Sony Xperia XZ1. Sony did not forget to bring the IP68 certification for water resistance onto the device.
The Xperia XZ1 will be the first smartphone to be pre-installed the Android Oreo out of box, so you will enjoy the latest features of Android Oreo, the company’s UI layout, which is are smooth and fast with the Snapdragon 835 processor. There will have other Sony’s features like Remote Play for the PlayStation 4.
Sony’s Xperia XZ1 will officially go on sale in mid-September, and it seems a great smartphone for picking up. It will be the unlocked version and just support GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. However, for T-Mobile services, the Xperia XZ1 is approved to easily use VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling, which is a big deal though it does not support its 600MHz spectrum yet. The Xperia XZ1 is a great Android flagship, but the disabled fingerprint sensor will keep the phone out of more hands.