Xperia XZ goes official. Represents Sony’s new beginning & the first metal-based smartphone!


Xperia XZ goes official

Xperia XZ goes official, not the most powerful hardware on the market, but still a pretty awesome device with metal housing.

Sony Mobile took us by surprise (or not) the other day, when the company announced at IFA 20016, in Berlin, its latest smartphone – Xperia XZ along with a compact version of the Xperia X performance

Considered Sony’s 2016 flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ feature an all-metal body design, however, the hardware inside is not as impressive as the features seen on other flagship phones throughout the year. For instances, the display is by now means a top-tier panel as it comes equipped with an 5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD (1080p), while most flagship smartphones today feature Quad HD (1440p) screen resolution. Another hit and miss is the amount of RAM inside. Many flagship phones nowadays have 4GB of RAM, some even sport 6GB of RAM, while Sony’s Xperia XZ only get 3GB of RAM. The CPU however is from Qualcomm and it is the latest quad-core Snapdragon 820 present on all 2016 flagships.

Xperia XZ is more about photography rather than being focused on performance. Equipped with an 23MP Exmor RS sensor, the main camera at the back has what the Japanese OEM calls Triple Image Sensing (phase, RGBC-IR colour and laser detection) with SteadyShot Active Mode technology that works on 5-axis for stabilization. No Optical Image Stabilization here.

Additionally, Xperia XZ has 32GB of built-in storage (micro SD card slot for up to 200GB), USB-C port and a 2,900 mAh battery. The phone weighs in at 161 grams, measures 8.1 mm in thickness and it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


Sony Mobile will begin selling the Xperia XZ as of next month in Mineral Black, Platinum and Forest Blue colour at an undisclosed price.