Sony Xperia XZs Smartphone Review, Specs and Price

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Earlier this year at the mobile world congress (MWC) Sony released two flagships which are the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs. The Xperia XZs is an upgrade to last year’s flagship Xperia XZ.The upgrade or improvements made to the flagship are very slight compared to its predecessor Xperia XZ. However, there are few hardware upgrades that put the device above the identical Sony Xperia XZ in terms of performance and value.

The most obvious of all the changes made to the Sony Xperia XZs is its ability to record slow motion videos. This sure makes the Sony Xperia more enjoyable is the addition of a lens that is capable of capturing 960 frames per second which is unlike everything you have ever seen. Nevertheless, the price Sony is asking for this smartphone is very much on a high side. Although it has an IP68 certification, dual SIM and slow motion recording is an advantage. This is not enough to justify its price tag considering that the nothing new apart from the slo-mo feature it offers.

 DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The Xperia XZs features what Sony refers to as the loop design complete with rounded sides and tapers towards both the back and front that makes it feel comfortable in the hands. Which makes it more or less like its predecessors in terms of design or build quality. The loop design also features a flat top and bottom on which the phone can stand and is what the Xperia XZs and XZ have in common. Sony’s Xperia XZs comes with plastic along the sides, a glass up front and a metallic back panel.

A dedicated camera button, volume rocker and power button are all present at the right side. while the audio jack and USB port jack located at the top and bottom of the device. The device also comes with a 5.1 LCD display with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution of about 424 ppi. However, if you are looking to use for VR, then I will advice that this is not the device for you as a Quad HD will be more ideal.

CPU, OS AND STORAGE

Not much has changed in the hardware section has the Xperia XZs still feature the same processor has the Xperia XZ. The Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC is paired with the Adreno 530 graphics processing unit (GPU). Although this is not the latest and most powerful processor anymore it still more than capable of handling daily intensive tasks.

Also, the internal memory has gone up a notch from the 3GB present in the Xperia XZ to 4GB. There are two variants with 32GB and 64GB respectively, however, this can be extended with a TF card to about 256GB. The Xperia XZs run an Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with the latest UI from Sony.

BATTERY AND CAMERA

Another disappointing thing about the XperiaXZs is the fact that it still retains the same mediocre battery has the Xperia XZ of 2900 mAH. As it stands you get a 19 MP camera which might look like a downgrade from the 23 MP present in the Xperia XZ but this is not case. The front camera has a 13 MP sensor with flash.

Sony Xperia XZs Full Technical Specifications

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelSony
Announced12 March, 2017
ReleasedYes
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkUMTS 800 / 850 / 900 / /1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network700 / 800 / 850/ 900 / 1500 / 1700/2100 / 1800 / 1900 / 1900+ / 2100 / 2300 / 2500 /2600 MHz
SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 452.2 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions146 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Weight161g
ProtectionAluminiumAlloy + Glass
ColoursBlack, Blue, SIlver

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Touchscreen
Size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~424  ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
Protection
FeaturesTriluminos Display, X-Reality Mobile Engine
Secondary Displayn/a

Camera

Primary19 MP
ImageYes
Video[email protected] Video, [email protected]
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, IOS, panorama camera with LED flash
FlashYes, LED flash
Secondary13 MP

Software

Operating SystemAndroid OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
User Interface
Java SupportYes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPUQUAD-core
GPU Adreno 530
RAM (Memory)6GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB
Card SlotExpandable up to 256 GB (dedicated microSD slot)
SensorsGyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass
ControlsTouchPad, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infraredn/a
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, Type-C 3.1
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFCYes
HDMIn/a
Wireless Chargingn/a

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po Battery
Capacity2900  mAh Battery
PlacementNon-removable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes & BBM

Media

Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
LoudspeakerYes
HandsfreeYes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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