The presentation of the new smartphone from Sony, the Xperia XZ1, took place on Thursday 31 August at theIFA 2017.
The XZ1 is inscribed in the continuity of the range Xperia, as much in terms of design than of technical characteristics. However, opinions on this model are somewhat shared.
Unlike its competitors, Sony has not taken on board in the race for new features. Here, no camera, double sensors, scanner iris or even wireless charging.
The Xperia XZ1 is may not be the smartphone the most innovative of the year, but it retains the essence of a smartphone premium : the performance.
The new Sony has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835, 4 Gb of RAM, and a battery of 2700 mAh.
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Android Y, camera and 3D.
Upon its release, it will be supplied with Android Oreo, which makes it one of the first smartphones to get the new version of the Google operating system.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is one of the smallest flagship on the market since its screen is 5.2 inches (13,2 cm). It has a resolution full-HD, but the display remains clear and luminous.
In terms of design, the hull of the smartphone is metallic, water-tight (IP65/68) and the screen is protected by a glass Gorilla Glass 5.
The model will be available in four colors : blue gray, black, champagne, rose poudré.
The cameras from the japanese manufacturer have earned a good reputation, that the XZ1 does not contradict. It has a camera with a sensor 19 Mp rear and 13 Mp front. It can do slow-mo “super slow motion” (960 fps) and has a prediction function (“Predictive Snapshot”) to help you not to miss a shot.
If there is a function that does stand out in the new smartphones from Sony, it is the 3D. Thanks to an application of the XZ1, it is possible to scan objects and then share them with your friends in the form of sticker 3D, publish it on Sketchfab or print them (if of course you have a 3D printer at hand). This function will certainly not be useful in everyday life, but it remains impressive.
Like the other models of the range Xperia, the XZ1 has a system for sound optimization and it is compatible with high-resolution sound. It has speakers, stereo, and a system digital noise integrated.
Sony Xperia XZ1 : price and release date.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 will cost 699 € and it will be available in France on 6 October.
A smaller version of this model has also been announced for sometime in October.
His name ? The Xperia XZ1 Compact.
Technical characteristics of the Xperia XZ1.
5.2-inch Full HD HDR compatible HDR Netflix
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Android 8.0 Oreo
Yes (integrated in the home button)
2700 mAh battery
Size and weight
129 x 65 x 9.3 mm, 156 g
Blue, gray, black, champagne, rose poudré