Sony is one of the most prolific smartphone manufacturers today and the Xperia XZs is the Japanese brand’s new flagship. Will it continue the legacy that its predecessors have left? Find out more about the Xperia XZs smartphone below.
Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.
Sony incorporated slight improvements on the design for Xperia XZs as it comes with a noticeable camera bump on its rear. This little tweak on the design appears stylish, providing users the “Xperia” or elegant feel. The flagship’s exterior also hosts a loop design, making it nice to hold. The Xperia XZs comes in three color variants: ice blue, black, and warm silver. All three colors appear bland in photos but look remarkable in person.
The Xperia XZs’ display comes with a decent 1080x1920 pixels, enough to deliver neat and clear images. It runs on the latest Android version, the Nougat, just like other recent flagship models. In terms of processor, the Sony Xperia XZs uses its predecessor’s chipset which is the Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 GPU. Although its processor may not be top-of-the-line, the Snapdragon 820 is still a solid chipset and performs right next to the latest Snapdragon 835. The XZs also comes with a 4 GB RAM and a 32 GB internal memory which can be expanded via microSD card.
The XZs premium is packed with a 2,900 mAh battery, which is something you don’t expect in a flagship smartphone. The battery may be a let-down but the XZs redeems itself with its new camera technology. The technology allows users to capture and record images at high speeds, faster than other current smartphones like One Plus 3T and Huawei P10. With its impressive 19 MP rear camera and 13 MP front snapper, the Xperia XZs is an ideal handset for smartphone photographers out there.
The Xperia XZs is now available for pre-order in South East Asian markets. It costs 2699RM in Malaysia, 30810 PHP in the Philippines, 858 SGD in Singapore, and 4806 HKD in Hong Kong.
|Screen Size||5.2 inch|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 PX|
|Pixel Density||424 PPI|
|Resolution Back||19 MP|
|Resolution Front||13 MP|
|Talk Time||17 hrs|
|Dimensions||146 x 72 x 8.1 mm|
|Virtual Reality Capable|
|Heart Rate Sensor|
|LED Notification Light|
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.
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.