Sony Xperia XZ flagship and Xperia X Compact announced

Sony Xperia XZ

Today at the IFA trade show event Sony announced its new Android flagship mobile, the Xperia XZ and as expected, the Xperia X Compact.

Sony Xperia XZ


The flagship Xperia XZ which is the largest in size too and it comes sporting an aluminum body which Sony has decided to trademark as ALKALEIDO – pretty awesome name. The sides of the device are curved to allow a better grip to your hand and also the phone comes with waterproof features.

The 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display protected with Gorilla Glass is what the Xperia XZ has brought to you. The phone features a very classic design and comes focused on this that really matter, like performance, camera, connectivity, and battery.

If you need a good reason to go on and purchase Xperia XZ, its cameras make a pretty good one. This Android handset with a capable camera rocks the newly-developed 13MP Sony IMX300 sensor with laser autofocus, 24mm wide company’s award-winning G Lens, up to ISO 12800 capture in low light, BIONZ image-processing engine, uses Sony’s own SteadyShot technology with 5-axis stabilization instead of an OIS, and HDR for recording 4K videos. The main camera also has a 5-time digital zoom, or as the company likes to call it “Clear Image Zoom”. The selfie camera coming on the Xperia XZ is one of the best front-facing cameras, a 13MP low-light snapper on the front with f/2.0 wide aperture has got you covered to snap stunning selfies and also to have quality video chat.

To offer the best applicable performance of the moment, Sony has picked and trusted the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset to backup its flagship. The phone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage models, with expandable storage by up to 256GB via microSD and probably will ship running Android 7.0 Nougat as the device will start retailing by October. The top-notch connectivity supports of the Sony’s Xperia XZ flagship include the dual SIM (the dual-SIM Xperia XZ comes with 64GB storage, the single SIM version has 32GB storage), 4G LTE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, GPS, and Fingerprint.

What actually powers the new Xperia is a 2,900 mAh battery supporting Quick Charge 3.0 technology with sensors to not over-charge or heat the battery. This technology comes with the purpose of expanding the life of the battery which is often shortened by overcharging, especially when you charge your phone overnight.


Sony Xperia X Compact

The Xperia X Compact is positioned somewhere between the Xperia XZ flagship and Xperia X performance.  It packs a 4.6-inch made with the same glass and design of the bigger Xperia XZ.

Where these phones differ the most is that the Xperia X Compact doesn’t run the top-notch Snapdragon 820 featured on some of the most compelling game performing phones of the moment but instead, it comes loaded with the Snapdragon 650 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage by up to 256GB. Xperia X Compact will come only with single-SIM models.

The camera of the Xperia X Compact is the same 23MP camera of the XZ but it doesn’t have the 4K video recording, while the 13MP front camera is substituted with a 5Mp selfie snapper. The connectivity supports are the same hosted on the XZ, but the battery is a smaller 2,700 mAh unit with Quick Charge 3.0 tech.

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