The IFA 2017 event is underway where there is a new launch, a smartphone, laptop or some other gadget every day.
Sony took the opportunity to launch their Xperia XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact phones. While they are not going to blow any other flagship model away, if you still love the brand Sony and their interface these are the best phones you could go for with great camera performance.
Display Size and Resolution
The Sony Xperia XZ1 features a compact and easy to use display at 5.2-inches. The HDR display provides the best color and contrast ratio. It sports a 1920×1080 resolution making it on par with most other models today. The XZ1 Compact is very small considering today’s phone sizes. It sports a 4.6-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 which is something multimedia lovers should stay away from as it’s an outdated choice in 2017.
Powerful Processor, Internal Hardware
Both phones are equipped by the latest and the greatest, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is the best you could get today. It is appropriately supported by a generous 4GB of RAM which should keep all the tasks fast and zippy without no lag whatsoever. Besides, the lower screen resolution and size will make the phone the fastest that it could get.
Camera & Related Features
The Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact has a powerful 19 megapixel camera in the rear which can shoot 4K videos and slow motion clips at 720p resolution. The camera quality should be one of the best if we are to go by the paper. The front camera is 13 megapixel in the flagship model while the compact edition has a smaller 8mp front camera.
Storage, OS & Pricing
The XZ1 has 64GB of storage space while the Compact version has 32GB. Both has Micro SD card slot for further expansion. The Sony phones run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box making them as relevant to the current timeline as possible even though they may not receive much updates. A 2,700 mAh battery powers the devices which support quick charging. The pricing has been confirmed to be at $699.99 for the Sony Xperia XZ1 and $599.99 for the XZ1 Compact.
For $600, the Compact version is hardly justified in terms of specifications and display even though it sports the latest processor in the market. Sony has done a decent job and the phone’s success is to be seen in the following months.
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