The Xperia X Performance reign at the top of the Sony stable may be much shorter than imagined, as it is set to be replaced by the Sony Xperia XZ.
The struggling Japanese manufacturer announced this new product only a month ago. Even though it has set the pre-order charts on fire in the Asian regions, a clone of that success in the United States would prove to be extremely difficult. Sony has confirmed that the Sony Xperia XZwill arrive in stores from October 2 carrying a price tag of $700.
Most of the specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ have already been seen in previous devices from the company and this may be a major disappointment at the end of 2016. Aspects like the 5.2 inch display with full HD resolution have been doing its job in so many phones for quite a while. Even though it continues to be a great display with more than enough detail to satisfy any user, it looks pale in comparison with the current crop of smartphones that have started providing QHD screens even in some lower high-end phones.
The IPS panels, though, are designed to provide extreme brightness and contrast levels so that the phone is legible even in direct sunlight without any struggles. Sony was one of the first manufacturers to offer IP 68 ratings on its phones and it would have been surprising if the Sony Xperia XZ did not offer this feature at a time when even the Apple iPhone 7 has adopted water resistance.
One of the biggest disadvantages of the Sony Xperia XZ maybe the snapdragon 820 processor and 3 GB of RAM. It is a configuration seen in previous Sony devices and it especially looks poor in comparison with phones like the OnePlus 3, which offers twice this amount of RAM. This, however, does not seem to be an issue for Sony Xperia XZ since the phone offers more than decent performance to run all tasks and high end games. It is assisted by Adreno 530 GPU, and this gives the phone the ability to support the latest android 7.0 update.
Sony Xperia XZ has a 23-megapixel camera in the rear. Even though this camera has been seen in a couple of Sony phones already, it continues to do its job with aplomb. Sure, it may not be able to match the recently launched Apple iPhone 7 in terms of photography, but some of its advantages include the ability to take pictures with a lot of detail. Such an insane amount of megapixel count means that images do not lose their detail even when cropped while editing.
Recent Sony high-end devices managed to completely eradicate the 16 GB internal memory option from its lineup. The Sony Xperia XZ’s internal memory starts from 32 GB while users can also opt for a 64 GB version. Since up to 256 GB worth memory cards can be added to the system later, the latter is unlikely to be in demand soon.