Sony launched the flagship Xperia XZ at the IFA 2016 and this week, the phone finally made it to India, one of the largest smartphone markets in the world.
The Xperia XZ has something special in that it happens to be the first smartphone whose camera comes with 5-axis OIS stabilization technology, with the previous attempts having only managed to reach 4-axis video stabilization technology.
For those in India, you can grab yourself a new Sony Xperia XZ smartphone from any company outlet and major electronic houses across the country from October 10. The phone has slammed a huge price tag by Sony, starting from Rs. 51,990, an equivalent of $782.
The Xperia XZ revels in the fact that it packs some of the best camera lens in the smartphone world, if not the best. There is a 23MP snapper at the back that comes with triple image sensing technology, meaning you get images that are three times better. There is a solid 13MP snapper on the front to take care of wide-angle captures for selfies and video calls.
With 5-axis OIS, the camera sensor on the Xperia XZ captures the best shots even when in poor lighting conditions or in motion. On the other hand, the triple image sensing technology comes in three forms – an Image Sensor that ensures a powerful blend of top quality images is achieved; Laser Autofocus Sensor that comes with distance sensing technology for capturing blur-free images even when in poorly-lit conditions; and RGBC-IR Sensor that comes with color-sensing technology for adjusting the white balance in accordance with the current lighting conditions.
As noted earlier, the Xperia XZ is the first phone in the world to come with 5-axis OIS and the best part of the story is that this video stabilization technology is available on both sensors – main and secondary. This means that you can capture smoother and stable videos with both lenses without any problems, including poor lighting and motion.
Sony went for a 5.2-inch Full HD screen that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 technology. The phone has a loop surface design that features a metal back, giving it an amazing feel in the hand. Unlike many OEMs, Sony has the fingerprint scanner of the Xperia XZ placed on the side of the handset, making it easy to unlock the phone in a single move.
Under the hood, the flagship is pumped by a Snapdragon 820 SoC that has a clock speed of 2.15GHz and is paired with a moderate RAM of 3GB alongside 64GB of internal storage. Sony packed a 2900mAh battery inside the phone, which should deliver outstanding battery life, especially when something like Battery Care is thrown into the mix.
Android Marshmallow powers the phone out of the box, but Sony has listed the phone for an Android Nougat update starting this month of October.