Sony Xperia XZ1 


launchSep, 2017

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  • Elegant, polished design - employs a single piece of metal bent over the internals - feels premium and classy
  • Dust and water resistant
  • In a time of bezel-less displays, the design of the XZ1, even though pretty nice looking, is also a little bit dated


  • Nice, refined UI from Sony with a mostly stock Android experience with add-ons like Stamina-branded battery-saving modes, and Sony's own multimedia apps


  • Top-end performance backed by the Snapdragon 835 chipset - lives up to flagship expectations


  • Superb screen with a HDR support, which is a nice boost - even if its application is limited to Netflix and Amazon at this point
  • Pretty good camera in most conditions - produces detailed photos, has improved corner sharpness, and very good colors, contrast, and dynamic range
  • 4K video look good, 1080p likewise - the 960fps slow-mo HD video recording holds a lot of potential and looks dramatic (but capturing the right moment takes a lot of precision and practice, since you only have about 0.2 seconds to work with)
  • The XZ1 borrows its great 13MP, f/2.0 autofocus selfie shooter from the XZ Premium as well - it produces shots with plenty of detail and good dynamic range
  • Camera is decent but not quite as good as other flagship rivals - especially low-light performance is rather average


  • Decent set of stereo speakers
  • Decent audio quality via heaphones too


  • Decent battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Battery life is again decent, but doesn't stack up well against competition


  • On the whole, Sony has made another flagship smartphone that gets the core elements right – display, camera, battery, power – but doesn't really excel in anything - both the OnePlus 5, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 for instance have better, more flexible camera setups, better battery life and larger screens

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • HDR10 Compliant
  • Triluminos Display
  • X-Reality Engine
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Color Spectrum
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2.35 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery Capacity2700 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Quick Charge 3.0, Fast charger included
Weight155 gmMedium
Thickness7.4 mmSlim
Width73.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Primary Camera19.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 25mm Focal Length
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Predictive Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • 1/2.3" Sensor Size
  • 1.22um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Super Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 22mm Focal Length
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • SteadyShot
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Miracast

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