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Sony's Latest Flagship: Xperia XZ

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By Lewes L 7 February 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia XZ, was released late last year. It’s a tough market out there, but can the Xperia XZ compete against the rest?

Xperia XZ

Body & Screen

It appears that Sony has listened to growing demands for aesthetically pleasing smartphones. While the Xperia XZ still retains a rectangle shape, it is curvier than its predecessors, with slightly rounded edges. As a result, it is much more comfortable to hold. The fingerprint scanner of the Xperia XZ is placed on the power button at the side of the phone, making it much more convenient to unlock. With a waterproof rating of IP68, the Xperia XZ can be submerged in 1.5m of water for 30 minutes. The Xperia XZ also packs a bright Full-HD 5.2 inch screen, with excellent contrast and viewing angles. Sony has historically known for making extremely colourful and vibrant screens, and it’s clear that hasn’t changed.

Camera

The Camera of the Xperia XZ is what really makes it stand out from the rest. Looking at the specs, it has a 23 Megapixel rear camera, and 13 megapixel front camera, which is significantly higher than the competition. There is an imaging sensor and laser autofocus to ensure that moving objects are captured clearly with detail, and also assisted with low light conditions.  The Xperia XZ is also able to record in 4K video.

Processor, Memory, and Performance

The Xperia XZ has the extremely fast Snapdragon 820 processor, which is also found in Samsung S7 and other 2016 flagships. In terms of Memory, it has the standard 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM, allowing you to be able to complete many tasks at once. If you’re going to be taking lots of photos and recording 4K video, the Xperia XZ has a MicroSD slot of up to 256GB to allow you to expand your storage.  

Battery

The Xperia XZ has a 2900mAh battery, which is more than enough to power it’s 5.2 inch Full-HD screen. Sony also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 on the Xperia XZ  - so it won’t take you long to recharge. There are also two battery saving modes – Stamina Mode and Ultra Stamina. Stamina mode turns off features such as background data, and Ultra Stamina only leaves basic features.

Conclusion

The Xperia XZ went relatively unnoticed since its release, but there isn’t much missing from it. Sony has finally made a top of the range flagship phone with its 23 megapixel back camera making it stand out from the rest. Combine that with its excellent design, Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and battery life, and you have a complete package.

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