Sony Xperia XZ Singapore
Sony’s mid-october release is sure to excite all you phone aficionados. The Sony Xperia XZ has 5.2 Inch screen with an extremely powerful 23MP camera. It runs on the 3GB Snapdragon with a battery power of 2900mAh.
The phone comes in three colours : Forest Blue, Platinum and Mineral Black. The front-camera doesn’t lag too behind with 13MP and a @@Mm wide-angle lens.
Aiming to replicate the iPhone’s success with finger print scanning, the XZ comes with a fingerprint for a fast and secure unlock.
The XZ looks like a solid offering from the house of Sony.
Some reactions about this phone point to the lower 3GB RAM when the Industry standard is 4GB/6GB. Also, the finger print sensor does not work in the US market.
From the features it looks like, it will be a powerful photography device. It comes with a built-in 32 GB of space and is expandable up to 256 GB. Most users will definitely want to increase the space because of the amount of photographs and video that will be taken on the phone.
The battery of the XZ is what is expected from a flagship phone and also as tested by a few phone reviewers, on a voice call, the battery lasts two times more than the iPhone at around 24 Hours.
Specification of Sony Xperia XZ
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – F8331, F8332
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – F8331, F8332
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
Dimensions 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~70.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single SIM
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM
Internal 64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Primary 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash,
Features 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 1080p, HDR
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 600 h (2G) / Up to 610 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 17 h 30 min (3G)