Sony has launched its new flagship phone, the Xperia XZ at IFA. The star of the phone is its camera and the phone has been designed after combining the design of the Xperia X with the company’s flagship Z series which is known for its 23 megapixel camera.
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The Xperia XZ features laser autofocus and an RGBC infrared sensor taken from the Xperia Z. Sony aims to distinguish itself in the market with these camera features and wants to become the first choice for any consumer wanting to enhance their photography experience via their smartphone.
Other than the camera the phone doesn’t offer any extraordinary features. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 BG of storage space which can be increased. The phone has a fingerprint sensor and has a display of 5.2 inches with a screen resolution of up to 1080p.
In an attempt to give the Xperia XZ an additional wow factor, Sony has introduced a Forest Blue colorway as well. But in comparison to other phones who made their appearances at the IFA, the Xperia XZ is slightly behind. But that’s okay because the aim of the phone is to establish itself as the Android device which has the best camera.
And in lieu of this aim Sony has kept the Predictive Hybrid AF feature that was available in the Xperia X and has added 5-axis video stabilization so that the Xperia XZ is equally or even better at capturing fast moving subjects.
The front camera is 13 MP and has an ISO setting of up to 6400 which should help in taking selfies even when the lighting isn’t very good. On the downside the XZ is only water resistant and not waterproof like all Z series phones by Sony.
The phone offers Qnovo adaptive charging to help with a longer battery life as well as a USB-C on board. The Xperia XZ is a hybrid of Sony’s latest innovations and design philosophy and its existing strengths.
The phone has set out to perfect the camera feature which is a top requirement for most smartphone users and might even reach the level that Samsung and Apple have set in this category.
Other than this Sony is also launching the Xperia X Compact which is a 4.6 inch smartphone carrying all the well-known features and specs of Sony’s established flagships. The sales for the Xperia XZ start from October while the X Compact will be available from next week within UK. .