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Sony Xperia XZ1, sporting the newest and latest Android OS – Android 8.0 Oreo,

Sony Xperia XZ1 is the freshest thing in town, you know what I mean? The smartphone takes the mantle of leadership as the first smartphone to come with the latest Android OS. Although many would have nominated Sony to be part of the first set of smartphones to carry this OS, most people would have tipped Samsung ahead of Sony to pioneer the OS. Well, there you have, Sony presents its Sony Xperia XZ1, a continuation of its Xperia series with the Android 8.0 Oreo. In as much as that is the freshest thing you could think of in the Sony Xperia XZ1, there are also added features to the device that makes it make it mark as one of the best smartphones in the smartphone industry. Let’s quickly take a look at the smartphone’s pros and cons, shall we?

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  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear Camera: 19 megapixels
  • Front camera: 13 megapixels
  • Dedicated camera shutter
  • Fingerprint sensor now occupies same spot as the power button
  • Screen duly protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • IP65 and IP68 certification


  • Low battery capacity of 2,700mAh

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Sony Xperia XZ1 is blessed a classic aesthetic. Its weight of 155g ensures it has the light feel when held in the palm of the hands. The smartphone has a smooth and classy rear. The rear of the smartphone is occupied by the rear camera and the LED flash. The Xperia logo appears at the central position at its rear. At the frontal, the top bezel occupies the Sony logo, which sits conveniently at the centre of the top bezel. On the sides of the Sony logo, the front camera and the proximity sensor are located on the left and right side respectively. Above the Sony logo is the earpiece. Its entire body is wrapped in a metallic unibody design.

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Its dimensions are 156 x 77 x 7.9mm. The smartphone has different colour variants. The colour variants are Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Black and Warm Silver. This gives the user a variety of colours to select from. I for one really love the black colour. The black colour has so much class. Well, the ladies will really love to go for the Pink variant. The fingerprint sensor of the smartphone is located at the same position as the power button on the right hand side. The volume buttons are also located on the right hand side of the smartphone. The device has a dedicated camera shutter on its right hand side also. The device has the IP65 and IP68 certification which assures its dust and water resistance. That’s very interesting.

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The screen has a screen display size of 5.2 inches with Full HD display. This fits in almost in between the 5.0 inches display and 5.5 inches display. This will serve purpose to those that love smartphones that aren’t small and aren’t large either. Talk about screen display moderation and Sony Xperia XZ1’s got you. The screen display type is the HDR Triluminous display. Its screen display has crispness and clarity as it bags a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution. The pixel density of the smartphone is unknown as we speak but it important to note that its screen display has 16M colours. To act as the defender in case the smartphone falls to the ground, a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the latest in the Corning Gorilla Glass series was integrated on the screen. There’s actually no need for a glass protector for this device.

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The front camera has an 13MP shooter for the capture of selfies. That’s a screamer I must admit. 13 megapixel is a large camera sensor for the rear of any smartphone. Now talk of a 13 megapixel sensor at the frontal; impressive.  The front camera has no soft LED flash for brightening images in low light conditions. The camera has the 960 fps slow motion video feature embedded within. Also endowed with the camera are features such as f/2.0 aperture, 5-axis, predictive capture, stabilization, Panorama, HDR and autofocus detection. The rear camera has a 19 megapixel for taking pictures and recording excellent videos. Its rear camera has a LED flash which functions as the brightening agent in off-light conditions.

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The internal memory of the smartphone was endowed with a 64GB capacity to ensure the storage of large forms of files ranging from music to photos to videos and documents. The internal memory unit is indeed an attractive feature for the device. Nobody wants to use a smartphone whose storage gets full within the twinkle of an eye. Adding more firepower to its storage, its storage capacity can be extended to 256GB with the use of a micro SD card. Fluidity in multitasking of apps is assured with the 4GB RAM of the device. Well, I have to say that the RAM of this smartphone is a really massive one.  The 4GB RAM will ensure that the apps will run smoothly, and the switching between the apps will also be sleek.

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The processor that runs the processing of operations on the smartphone is the 64-bit Octa core Snapdragon 835 processor. This is the latest Snapdragon processor. It was first sported on Samsung Galaxy S8. The 8-core processor runs at a uniform clock speed of 2.4GHz. This processor speed definitelt ticks the device as one of the fastest smartphones of the year 2017. For the graphics production, its GPU is the Adreno 540 GPU.


Its operating system is the fresh off the block Android 8.0 Oreo. This makes the device the most attractive device on the market for now.


The connectivity of Sony Xperia XZ1 is remarkable. The USB port type on the smartphone is the USB v3.1 Type-C. There’s also the presence of the USB On The Go (OTG). It has a dual SIM functionality. The network types that are supported on it are the 2G network (GSM), the 3G network (WCDMA) and the noisiest of them all, the 4G network (LTE) with VoLTE. 4G LTE absence would have the smartphone have less credibility. So, it’s a good one to have the 4G network on the Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone. The Wi-Fi connectivity available on it is the Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), MIMO Wi-Fi Direct as well as hotspot. The Bluetooth version available on it is the Bluetooth v5.0. GPS is present on the smartphone for location services.


The Sony Xperia XZ1 will be available this September. Its price isn’t known as we speak. So, ensure to check this article once the smartphone is unveiled for the price.