Announced few weeks ago at this year’s IFA in Berlin, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is finally available in the States. Being the very first smartphone to run Android Oreo out of box, the Xperia XZ1 comes with a package of great specs, with the biggest focus on photography but it come with a price.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Android Oreo phone is now available to the US customers thanks to Amazon online store.
Starting today the Sony Xperia ZX1 is officially within the reach of US customers. Distributed by Amazon the phone may be yours for $699.99. You can choose among rich variety of colors as the device is available in traditional Black, Moonlit Blue, Warm Silver and Venus Pink. Sold unlocked compatible with any GSM service, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Cricket, the phone comes with US warranty.
A close to $700 price tag isn’t surely small, but for that money you will receive a flagship-like handset with several extremely impressive features. To begin with the optics, the Motion Eye 19MP camera is exactly the same sensor as the one found in the flagship Xperia ZX Premium, including the Exmor RS lenses. Meanwhile, selfies are taken care of by a 13MP also Exmor RS sensor with a 22mm wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
Powered by the Qualcomm’ latest Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM the phone should deliver smooth Android Oreo performance. Storage space is provided by 64GB of built-in memory, which when considered insufficient may be easily expanded using microSD cards.
Moving on to the phone’s third biggest selling point, except for cutting-edge camera and powerful processor, the Xperia XZ1 phone offers top-quality viewing and gaming experience all in full HD resolution thanks to a massive 5.2-inch HDR LCD display employing TRILUMINOS tech. The screen panel isn’t only big, but also pretty durable due to a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 it has been covered with.
The water-resistant metal body shell labeled with IP68 certification tag of the device packs all modern connectivity options, including LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and dual SIM support. Furthermore, a 2,700 mAh battery keeps the whole thing ticking, complete with Qnovo Adaptive charging and Quick Charge 3.0 for quick charging. As for the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner present in the international variant of the device, it has been disabled in the US-targeting model due to some patent issues. Quite disappointing isn’t it?
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is undoubtedly a pricing gadget, but it’s surely worth all the money. It doesn’t only look great, but also offers some of the most powerful specs and perhaps the sharpest optics. However, despite all the great features the phone may be too expensive for majority of us. If you too belong to budget-conscious customers, you can always wait for the Xperia XZ1 Compact’s market debut, which is expected to be more affordable alternative to the device.
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