A force to be reckoned with in the mobile industry, Sony’s Xperia X series primarily targets the upper mid-range and high-end smartphone segment. The latest addition to this series is the Xperia XZs, a photography-focused smartphone. Apart from its photo-taking capabilities, the Xperia XZs also has a slew of impressive features that make it a full-fledged flagship.
Design and Build
In terms of design, Sony has always been known to create visually-appealing smartphones. The Xperia XZs is no different, inheriting the good looks from the Xperia XZ flagship that was launched earlier in the year. It has a metal panel on its rear and its sides are made of plastic. The phone has a flat top and bottom which enables the phone to stand. The device has rounded and tapered edges that allow for a more comfortable feel in the hand.
Another signature Sony feature that the Xperia XZs has retained is an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, making the device a durable and functional smartphone. Overall, you can say that Sony has gotten it right again when it comes to the aesthetics and durability of the smartphone.
The Xperia XZs is fitted with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a Full-HD resolution that results in a pixel density of 424ppi. This means that the screen delivers sharp image quality and vivid colour reproduction without being oversaturated. Viewing angles are excellent and the brightness is sufficient for comfortable viewing outdoors, even under direct sunlight. Users who enjoy consuming media on their smartphones will appreciate the immersive display.
Under its hood, the Xperia XZs runs on the Snapdragon 820 chipset that is paired with the Adreno 530 GPU. Although it is not the newest chipset available today, it is still capable of handling any task you assign the device to with ease, especially when it is supported by 4GB of RAM. The device encounters no issues when browsing the web, switching between apps, and playing games. Multitasking is also handled with ease, enabling you to become more productive through the day. It comes with a built-in 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded further through microSD.
The main highlight of the Xperia XZs comes in the form of the camera department. The phone is equipped with a 19MP Motion Eye camera on its rear that promises better low-light performance, enabling the device to become one of the best low-light performers in the market today. The colours in the photos are accurate without being over or underexposed, making it a great choice for mobile photography aficionados.
The 13MP front-facing camera is equally impressive, as it can capture photos with plenty of detail and accurate colours. If you are someone who enjoys taking selfies wherever you go, then this smartphone is for you.