Sony Xperia XZs – Beast and Glam in One

As a blogger and on-the-go person, I need to cope up with the fast-paced daily life and I need a smartphone that can cater my needs in blogging and vlogging. Good thing that the all-new Sony Xperia XZs is now available at Widget City.

This phone is packed with specs that is beyond what you can imagine. This new Sony flagship was announced last MWC 2017. Although this smartphone does not have that trending dual-camera setup, we all know how its camera works very legitimately since it has already been proven that Sony camera sensors are one of the best sensors in the market. The Sony Xperia XZ has a 5.2″ Full-HD display, Snapdragon 820 CPU, 19MP Motion Eye rear camera and 13MP 1/3.06 Exmor RS front camera, 4GB RAM, and the best feature I ever loved for a smartphone, its IP65/IP68-certified body that is considered a waterproof smartphone. This new flagship runs on Android Nougat. The price of this phone approximately ranges at aroud php31, 500.

What I am not sure about this smartphone is it’s battery capacity. I wonder how it performs compared to the competitors with a 3,000-5,000 MAh battery capacity and fast-charging features.

Here’s the complete specs of the Sony Xperia XZs:

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, February
Status Available. Released 2017, April
BODY Dimensions 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) – G8231
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – G8232
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~70.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM – G8231
64 GB, 4 GB RAM – G8232
CAMERA Primary 19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, check quality
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Warm Silver, Ice Blue
Price group 9/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2606 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2386
Basemark X: 33815
Display Contrast ratio: 1223:1 (nominal), 3.818 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 62dB / Noise 65dB / Ring 73dB
Audio quality Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 73h

(Source: YugaTech, GSM Arena, Sony)

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Emelie Anggoy (of Emelie Empire)
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Wow, way to go Sony! Ajabells.

WanderingFeetPH
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I agree. Sony really is one of the best camera sensor producers.
Specs-wise, the phone is a sure competitor. Sony does not fail when
it comes to hardware specifications. I love how they retain their waterproofing feature.
What I just don’t like with this phone is that it’s way too big for my hands.
Not just with this phone but the current flagships of other brands too. T_T

Carlo Andrew Olano
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I have always been a Sony guy and I even used my old Z1 like a Go Pro before. If only I have money for phones, it would be tempted!

Hanna
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Wow, this looks promising. I was a Sony Xperia user before I switched to iPhone, and I never had any issues. I would consider getting this. 🙂

Herbert Kikoy
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Sony is one the few brands that really delivers what it offers. Im still considering this brand on my future smartphones

The Movie Junkie
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Actually got the chance to try this phone last weekend in Sony’s SM Cebu branch. The first thing that caught my attention was how it kinda looked like the previous BlackBerry Leap phone. The camera looked sharp and the photos were really crisp. I went out of the store knowing that if I were to switch back to Android, the Sony XZ is def what I would want to have.

Rome Nicolas
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Will I buy this phone? No. A Pixel is a better option.