Sony Xperia XZs 

price₹ 31,499 onwards

launchApr, 2017

43.4

excellence score

53.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Attractive, understated, high-quality all-metal design
  • Ergonomic build
  • IP68-certified for dust and water resistance

Display

  • Very good display with high contrast ratio, punchy colors, and pleasantly sharp viewing angles

Software

  • Sony's UI over Android is well-optimised and feels fast and fluid

Camera

  • Good rear camera - performs well in both well-lit and low-lit conditions - gets close to the cameras of the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel, although it's not able to best them
  • The USP of the camera though is the super slow-mo camera - shoots slow-motion clips at a mind-boggling 960 fps (the slowest slow-mos available in a commercially available phone right now can't exceed 240 fps) - producing almost unreal, cool-looking, futuristic slow-motion videos
  • Also has a unique predictive capture feature which works well for capturing picture which have a moving subject
  • The 13-megapixel front camera is great too for selfie lovers - the wide angles lens on-board ensures it can cover a larger area while still managing to retain lots of detail and mostly accurate colours even in tricky light situations
  • Although the camera on-board the Xperia XZs is pretty quick to focus with passable shutter speed, much like the Xperia XZ (and the Z5), the algorithm on-board is marred by a slight delay in processing and saving pictures after you've clicked them - even more so during predictive capture - phones like the Pixel and the iPhone 7 feel faster, apart from giving better results overall
  • The 960 fps slow-motion mode is pretty cool, but is not always simple to use - timing and proper lighting are crucial
  • Video recording at Full-HD or 4K resolutions tends to heat up the device pretty fast

Audio

  • Good audio quality
  • The front-firing stereo speakers are pretty good and get loud and punchy with little or no distortion at peak volume - it's again one area where the phone really stands out
  • Very good call quality

Battery

  • Pretty good battery life - comfortably lasts the day - though there are competitors which perform better in this regard
  • "Intelligent charging" learns your charging patterns and adapts to them, which should give you even better real-life battery usage
  • Also supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 - charging the phone by up to 60 per cent in 45 minutes

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  • Good, speedy all-round performance, in line with the competition

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Sony Xperia XZs Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Triluminos Display
  • X-Reality Engine
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Color Spectrum Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Ranked #18 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 530
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2900 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight161 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
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
  • Laser Autofocus
  • 1/2.3" Sensor Size
  • Motion Eye
  • Triple Image Sensing Technology
  • Super Slow Motion Videos
  • Predictive Capture
  • Anti-distortion Shutter
  • HDR
  • SteadyShot
Secondary Camera13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 22mm Focal Length
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 1.12 um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • SteadyShot
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Miracast
  • Google Cast

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