Sony Xperia XZ1 review

Among the new products shown at IFA 2017, the XZ1 takes the first place, and the reader may have the mistaken impression that this is the new flagship of the company. In fact, this model is under the XZ Premium, that is, it is not quite a flagship, but just a smartphone with very good characteristics.

Characteristics

td> < td>50 000 rubles
Specifications
Dimensions 148x73.4x7.4 mm
Weight 155 grams
Case materials Aluminum and plastic
Screen size 5.2 inches
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass 5
Oleophobic coating Yes
Network 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
LTE cat.15
VoLTE
Dual SIM -cards
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Video accelerator Adreno 540
Internal memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Card slot Memory Yes, combined
Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, LE
NFC Yes
Main camera 19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, electronic stabilization
Front camera 13 MP, f/2.0
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, barometer, compass, light and proximity sensors
Battery Li-Ion, 2700 mAh, non-removable
Price

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Charger
  • PC cable (also part of charger)

Appearance, materials

The design of the smartphone echoes the look of current and past Sony flagships. The same strict lines and sharp corners, as well as large frames at the top and bottom. After hundreds of Chinese, Sony's design is like a breath of fresh air, despite the fact that the company has been exploiting it for quite some time.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the regular XZ1 has an aluminum body and plastic inserts at the top and bottom. I should note that thanks to this, the device is much more pleasant to hold in your hand, it feels completely different.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The smartphone will be sold in three colors: black, silver and blue, I had the last color on the test. There is also a pink version of the device, but it will not be sold in Russia.

Sony Xperia XZ1

I can't help but note that, unlike most other companies, Sony makes the front side of the case the same color as the back, and does not leave it corny black or white.

The device is certified according to the IP68 standard, it can be immersed in water to a depth of one meter for half an hour, but I do not recommend abusing this. The slightest gap in the end cap and you could void your warranty.

Control elements, assembly

Above the screen there is a mesh earpiece, light and proximity sensors, a front camera and an LED indicator.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Under the display you can see an external speaker, together with the earpiece they form a stereo pair.

Sony Xperia XZ1

At the bottom end there is a Type C port and a microphone, and at the top end there is a mini-jack and a hole for the second microphone.

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On the right, we installed the volume rocker and the power button. The latter has a fingerprint scanner. This is an original solution, none of the other major smartphone manufacturers use it. The scanner on the side is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you take the smartphone in your hand, your finger immediately rests on the power button, and the device is easy to unlock, on the other hand, if you need to see notifications on the lock screen, it is better to turn on the display with another finger, otherwise you will immediately find yourself on the desktop.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The SIM and memory card tray is hidden under a flap on the left. I can not help but note the complicated procedure for extracting the tray, you need to pry it with a fingernail over a small ledge and only then pull it out. Unlike XZ1 Compact, XZ1 can work with two SIM-cards.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The device also had a place for a separate camera button. Long pressing it launches the camera from any application or directly from the lock screen. During shooting, you can use the button to focus on the subject or immediately take a picture.

Sony Xperia XZ1

At the back are the main 19 MP camera, flash and NFC module. The camera has a small protrusion, less than a millimeter, you can only see it if you look closely.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The assembly of the device is excellent, there are no squeaks and backlashes.

Dimensions

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Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
Sony Xperia XZ1 148 73.4 7.4 155
HTC U11 153.9 75.9 7.9 169
Samsung Galaxy S8 148.9 68.1 8 155
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 158.4 78.1 7.5 202

Our commentators like to scold Sony for the wide frames at the top and bottom, they say, they greatly affect the dimensions of the smartphone. On the one hand, they are right, and on the other hand, I did not have any special problems with this during everyday use. Yes, the smartphone is a little more elongated, but this does not interfere with use at all. Moreover, the bottom frame allows you to hold it with two fingers, which is very convenient.

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I liked that the smartphone is thin, narrow and light. Yes, many people write that it would be better if the device was thicker, but had a more capacious battery, but I do not agree with this point of view. A thin and light phone feels completely different.

Screen

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Characteristics Value
Screen size 5.2 inches
Display resolution 1920x1080 dots
PPI value 424
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes
Auto brightness control Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

In my opinion, the XZ1 has the ideal resolution and display size. The screen is not huge, but not small, the resolution is large enough, but not excessive. In this regard, the XZ1 is much more balanced than its compact version.

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I would like to note that Sony every year makes its shell more and more concise, and gradually it looks more and more like pure Android, while branded features of the gallery, player and other applications do not disappear.

Performance

Almost stock Android and top-end stuffing allow the device to work very quickly, and if you add fast UFS memory to this, then everything becomes very good. As for heating, most of the time the smartphone case is cool, it heats up only in benchmarks and the most productive toys.

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Work offline

Characteristics Value
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Video accelerator Adreno 540
RAM capacity 4 GB
Internal storage capacity< /td> 64 GB
Memory card slot Yes, combined
Characteristics Value
Battery capacity 2700 mAh
Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion
Hours of HD video playback at maximum brightness ( airplane mode on) 5 hours 46 minutes
Time to use browser mode at 100% brightness (airplane mode on) 4 hours 22 minutes
Using time in game mode at 100% brightness (airplane mode on) 4 hours 44 minutes

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Camera

Characteristics Value
Main camera resolution 19 MP
Front camera resolution 13 MP
Aperture value f/2.0 and f/2.0
Video resolution Up to 4k
Frames per second Up to 960 fps (720p)
Press focus Yes
Stereo sound Yes

In my review of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, I shot in "super auto" which is enabled by default. A number of readers noted that it is necessary to select the manual mode. Its key difference is that in manual there is no automatic (and sometimes incorrect) selection of scenes, and the result, in theory, should be better. I took a couple of night shots in manual and super auto, below is a small comparison of two night photos, on the left in manual, on the right in auto.

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As you can see, night shots are bad for a smartphone in any case, it's just that the auto mode raises the brightness, and this is far from always good.

With artificial lighting, the device copes much better. Yes, the detail suffers a little, but in general I like the pictures.

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When shooting selfies, Sony recommended turning off the “soft skin mode”, and indeed, the pictures began to look much better than those of the same XZ1 Compact.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

The smartphone can shoot video in resolution up to 4k, there is also a separate cool super slow motion mode. Within five seconds you can get a super slo-mo video, such delays look very impressive, it's a pity that they are limited in time.

Another cool camera feature is capturing 3D objects. You can shoot a three-dimensional portrait of a person, food or other object. To begin with, it is recommended to practice on portraits, and then move on to food and other items. The results can then be uploaded to Sketchfab, the service has a convenient interface for viewing, you can check it yourself:

Wireless interfaces

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Interfaces Availability
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0 LE, aptX, LDAC
GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds
Mobile data 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
LTE cat.15
VoLTE
USB On-The-Go Yes
NFC Yes

I really like Sony's attention to wireless interfaces: all those little features that many companies ignore are added to Sony, for example, the same VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. By the way, both functions are already working in Moscow, colleagues talked about their correct operation on this smartphone. Unfortunately, I myself could not connect to Wi-Fi Calling, the icon was present, but they simply did not hear me during calls. Separately, I note that other users did not have such problems.

This is also one of several smartphones that support MegaFon's gigabit mobile Internet.

The latest version of Bluetooth is used here, it has increased the range of work with devices and the stability of the connection.

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the older version has slots for two SIM cards, however, the slot here is hybrid.

The NFC module works with Android Pay and Troika travel cards (there is support for Mifare Classic).

The device has a good sound quality, this applies to both external stereo speakers and the sound in headphones. A smartphone can easily replace both a portable speaker and a separate player.

Conclusion

I had no complaints about the quality of speech transmission for a month of use, you and your interlocutor hear each other perfectly.

In retail, a smartphone costs 50 thousand rubles. For this money, you get a device with a proprietary design from Sony, a good display, cool dimensions, a nice shell and Android 8.0 out of the box. The camera has a number of interesting and unusual features, besides shooting at 960 fps or shooting 3D objects Mobile Phones in Greater Accra are unique tokens. The presence of a complete set of wireless modules is also a plus of the device. The disadvantages I would include a small battery capacity (although the smartphone works for a day without recharging) and an average camera.

The key competitors of this model are Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. Both models have better displays and better camera capabilities. In terms of autonomy, the U11 has parity with the XZ1, but the S8 works longer.

Sony has an interesting design, unique camera features and a fresh version of Android. Basically, your choice should be based on priorities (camera, display, design) or personal preference among companies. Personally, I liked the device, I enjoyed using it.

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

Among the new products shown at IFA 2017, the XZ1 takes the first place, and the reader may have the mistaken impression that this is the new flagship of the company. In fact, this model is under the XZ Premium, that is, it is not quite a flagship, but just a smartphone with very good characteristics.

Characteristics

td> < td>50 000 rubles
Specifications
Dimensions 148x73.4x7.4 mm
Weight 155 grams
Case materials Aluminum and plastic
Screen size 5.2 inches
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass 5
Oleophobic coating Yes
Network 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
LTE cat.15
VoLTE
Dual SIM -cards
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Video accelerator Adreno 540
Internal memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Card slot Memory Yes, combined
Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, LE
NFC Yes
Main camera 19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, electronic stabilization
Front camera 13 MP, f/2.0
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, barometer, compass, light and proximity sensors
Battery Li-Ion, 2700 mAh, non-removable
Price

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Charger
  • PC cable (also part of charger)

Appearance, materials

The design of the smartphone echoes the look of current and past Sony flagships. The same strict lines and sharp corners, as well as large frames at the top and bottom. After hundreds of Chinese, Sony's design is like a breath of fresh air, despite the fact that the company has been exploiting it for quite some time.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the regular XZ1 has an aluminum body and plastic inserts at the top and bottom. I should note that thanks to this, the device is much more pleasant to hold in your hand, it feels completely different.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The smartphone will be sold in three colors: black, silver and blue, I had the last color on the test. There is also a pink version of the device, but it will not be sold in Russia.

Sony Xperia XZ1

I can't help but note that, unlike most other companies, Sony makes the front side of the case the same color as the back, and does not leave it corny black or white.

The device is certified according to the IP68 standard, it can be immersed in water to a depth of one meter for half an hour, but I do not recommend abusing this. The slightest gap in the end cap and you could void your warranty.

Control elements, assembly

Above the screen there is a mesh earpiece, light and proximity sensors, a front camera and an LED indicator.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Under the display you can see an external speaker, together with the earpiece they form a stereo pair.

Sony Xperia XZ1

At the bottom end there is a Type C port and a microphone, and at the top end there is a mini-jack and a hole for the second microphone.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

On the right, we installed the volume rocker and the power button. The latter has a fingerprint scanner. This is an original solution, none of the other major smartphone manufacturers use it. The scanner on the side is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you take the smartphone in your hand, your finger immediately rests on the power button, and the device is easy to unlock, on the other hand, if you need to see notifications on the lock screen, it is better to turn on the display with another finger, otherwise you will immediately find yourself on the desktop.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The SIM and memory card tray is hidden under a flap on the left. I can not help but note the complicated procedure for extracting the tray, you need to pry it with a fingernail over a small ledge and only then pull it out. Unlike XZ1 Compact, XZ1 can work with two SIM-cards.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The device also had a place for a separate camera button. Long pressing it launches the camera from any application or directly from the lock screen. During shooting, you can use the button to focus on the subject or immediately take a picture.

Sony Xperia XZ1

At the back are the main 19 MP camera, flash and NFC module. The camera has a small protrusion, less than a millimeter, you can only see it if you look closely.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The assembly of the device is excellent, there are no squeaks and backlashes.

Dimensions

< /tr> < /tr>
Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams)< /td>
Sony Xperia XZ1 148 73.4 7.4 155
HTC U11 153.9 75.9 7.9 169
Samsung Galaxy S8 148.9 68.1 8 155
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 158.4 78.1 7.5 202

Our commentators like to scold Sony for the wide frames at the top and bottom, they say, they greatly affect the dimensions of the smartphone. On the one hand, they are right, and on the other hand, I did not have any special problems with this during everyday use. Yes, the smartphone is a little more elongated, but this does not interfere with use at all. Moreover, the bottom frame allows you to hold it with two fingers, which is very convenient.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

I liked that the smartphone is thin, narrow and light. Yes, many people write that it would be better if the device was thicker, but had a more capacious battery, but I do not agree with this point of view. A thin and light phone feels completely different.

Screen

< /tr> < /tr>
Characteristics Value
Screen size 5.2 inches
Display resolution 1920x1080 dots
PPI value 424
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes
Auto brightness control Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

In my opinion, the XZ1 has the ideal resolution and display size. The screen is not huge, but not small, the resolution is large enough, but not excessive. In this regard, the XZ1 is much more balanced than its compact version.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Once again, I note that for several years Sony has made a big breakthrough in screens. Instead of a whitish picture, they began to demonstrate natural color reproduction, viewing angles and behavior in the sun have significantly improved. By the way, if you wish, you can independently change the color scheme of the screen in the settings. The oleophobic coating is excellent, the finger slides easily on the screen, the prints are quickly rubbed off.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Among the shortcomings, I will highlight the display of white at angles: with a horizontal deviation, it turns into red tones, and with a vertical deviation, it turns into yellow. To be honest, I only notice this when I turn on the smartphone, when it lies on the table and the black company logo on a white background is displayed on the entire display.

Operating system

This is one of the few smartphones that runs Android 8.0 out of the box. Moreover, this is not exactly stock Android, but its modification from Sony with minor additions. It is all the more gratifying to see such efficiency in updating your devices to the current version of Android.

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I would like to note separately that every year Sony makes its shell more and more concise, and gradually it more and more resembles pure Android, while branded features of the gallery, player and other applications do not disappear.

Performance

Almost stock Android and top-end stuffing allow the device to work very quickly, and if you add fast UFS memory to this, then everything becomes very good. As for heating, most of the time the smartphone case is cool, it heats up only in benchmarks and the most productive toys.

First of all, it is worth noting that for a small thickness and weight you always have to pay with battery capacity. But Sony has tried to make sure that users do not experience problems with battery life. The shell has a separate Stamina mode, it reduces the background activity of applications, as a result, the device can work longer. When the battery is low, the smartphone offers to turn on this mode automatically.

In everyday use, you can count on three hours of display on at maximum brightness. This is the same guaranteed minimum at maximum load. If you use 50% brightness and Stamina mode, then this time is perfectly doubled.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The results in our synthetic tests are average, however, I can’t say that I felt the need to recharge the smartphone during the day, its charge lasts perfectly until the evening.

At the same time, the device supports QuickCharge 3.0 technology, so in half an hour you will get a 60% charge without any problems, and in an hour you will get an almost fully charged device (92%).

Camera

Characteristics Value
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Video accelerator Adreno 540
RAM capacity 4 GB
Internal storage capacity< /td> 64 GB
Memory card slot Yes, combined
Characteristics Value
Main camera resolution 19 MP
Front camera resolution 13 MP
Aperture value f/2.0 and f/2.0
Video resolution Up to 4k
Frames per second Up to 960 fps (720p)
Press focus Yes
Stereo sound Yes

In my review of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, I shot in "super auto" which is enabled by default. A number of readers noted that it is necessary to select the manual mode. Its key difference is that in manual there is no automatic (and sometimes incorrect) selection of scenes, and the result, in theory, should be better. I took a couple of night shots in manual and super auto, below is a small comparison of two night photos, on the left in manual, on the right in auto.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

As you can see, night shots are bad for a smartphone in any case, it's just that the auto mode raises the brightness, and this is far from always good.

With artificial lighting, the device copes much better. Yes, the detail suffers a little, but in general I like the pictures.

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When shooting selfies, Sony recommended turning off the "soft skin mode", and indeed, the pictures began to look much better than those of the same XZ1 Compact.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

The smartphone can shoot video in resolution up to 4k, there is also a separate cool super slow motion mode. Within five seconds you can get a super slo-mo video, such delays look very impressive, it's a pity that they are limited in time.

Another cool camera feature is capturing 3D objects. You can shoot a three-dimensional portrait of a person, food or other object. To begin with, it is recommended to practice on portraits, and then move on to food and other items. The results can then be uploaded to Sketchfab, the service has a convenient interface for viewing, you can check it yourself:

Wireless interfaces

< /tr>
Interfaces Availability
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0 LE, aptX, LDAC
GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds
Mobile data 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
LTE cat.15
VoLTE
USB On-The-Go Yes
NFC Yes

I really like Sony's attention to wireless interfaces: all those little features that many companies ignore are definitely added to Sony, for example, the same VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. By the way, both functions are already working in Moscow, colleagues talked about their correct operation on this smartphone. Unfortunately, I myself could not connect to Wi-Fi Calling, the icon was present, but they simply did not hear me during calls. Separately, I note that other users did not have such problems.

This is also one of several smartphones that support MegaFon's gigabit mobile Internet.

The latest version of Bluetooth is used here, it has increased the range of work with devices and the stability of the connection.

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the older version has slots for two SIM cards, however, the slot here is hybrid.

The NFC module works with Android Pay and Troika travel cards (there is support for Mifare Classic).

The device has a good sound quality, this applies to both external stereo speakers and the sound in headphones. A smartphone can easily replace both a portable speaker and a separate player.

Conclusion

I had no complaints about the quality of speech transmission for a month of use, you and your interlocutor hear each other perfectly.

In retail, a smartphone costs 50 thousand rubles. For this money, you get a device with a proprietary design from Sony, a good display, cool dimensions, a nice shell and Android 8.0 out of the box. The camera has a number of interesting and unusual features, besides shooting at 960 fps or shooting 3D objects Mobile Phones in Greater Accra are unique tokens. The presence of a complete set of wireless modules is also a plus of the device. The disadvantages I would include a small battery capacity (although the smartphone works for a day without recharging) and an average camera.

The key competitors of this model are Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. Both models have better displays and better camera capabilities. In terms of autonomy, the U11 has parity with the XZ1, but the S8 works longer.

Sony has an interesting design, unique camera features and a fresh version of Android. Basically, your choice should be based on priorities (camera, display, design) or personal preference among companies. Personally, I liked the device, I enjoyed using it.

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

Among the new products shown at IFA 2017, the XZ1 takes the first place, and the reader may have the mistaken impression that this is the new flagship of the company. In fact, this model is under the XZ Premium, that is, it is not quite a flagship, but just a smartphone with very good characteristics.

Characteristics

td> < td>50 000 rubles
Specifications
Dimensions 148x73.4x7.4 mm
Weight 155 grams
Case materials Aluminum and plastic
Screen size 5.2 inches
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass 5
Oleophobic coating Yes
Network 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
LTE cat.15
VoLTE
Dual SIM -cards
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Video accelerator Adreno 540
Internal memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Card slot Memory Yes, combined
Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, LE
NFC Yes
Main camera 19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, electronic stabilization
Front camera 13 MP, f/2.0
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, barometer, compass, light and proximity sensors
Battery Li-Ion, 2700 mAh, non-removable
Price

Sony Xperia XZ1

I can't help but note that, unlike most other companies, Sony makes the front side of the case the same color as the back, and does not leave it corny black or white.

The device is certified according to the IP68 standard, it can be immersed in water to a depth of one meter for half an hour, but I do not recommend abusing this. The slightest gap in the end cap and you could void your warranty.

Control elements, assembly

Above the screen there is a mesh earpiece, light and proximity sensors, a front camera and an LED indicator.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Under the display you can see an external speaker, together with the earpiece they form a stereo pair.

Sony Xperia XZ1

At the bottom end there is a Type C port and a microphone, and at the top end there is a mini-jack and a hole for the second microphone.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

On the right, we installed the volume rocker and the power button. The latter has a fingerprint scanner. This is an original solution, none of the other major smartphone manufacturers use it. The scanner on the side is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you take the smartphone in your hand, your finger immediately rests on the power button, and the device is easy to unlock, on the other hand, if you need to see notifications on the lock screen, it is better to turn on the display with another finger, otherwise you will immediately find yourself on the desktop.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The SIM and memory card tray is hidden under a flap on the left. I can not help but note the complicated procedure for extracting the tray, you need to pry it with your fingernail over a small ledge and only then pull it out. Unlike XZ1 Compact, XZ1 can work with two SIM-cards.

Sony Xperia XZ1

The device also had a place for a separate camera button. Long pressing it launches the camera from any application or directly from the lock screen. During shooting, you can use the button to focus on the subject or immediately take a picture.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

I liked that the smartphone is thin, narrow and light. Yes, many people write that it would be better if the device was thicker, but had a more capacious battery, but I do not agree with this point of view. A thin and light phone feels completely different.

Screen

< /tr> < /tr>
Characteristics Value
Screen size 5.2 inches
Display resolution 1920x1080 dots
PPI value 424
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes
Auto brightness control Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

In my opinion, the XZ1 has the ideal resolution and display size. The screen is not huge, but not small, the resolution is large enough, but not excessive. In this regard, the XZ1 is much more balanced than its compact version.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1 Sony Xperia XZ1

I would like to note that Sony every year makes its shell more and more concise, and gradually it looks more and more like pure Android, while branded features of the gallery, player and other applications do not disappear.

Performance

Almost stock Android and top-end stuffing allow the device to work very quickly, and if you add fast UFS memory to this, then everything becomes very good. As for heating, most of the time the smartphone case is cool, it heats up only in benchmarks and the most productive toys.

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Offline work

Characteristics Value
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Video accelerator Adreno 540
RAM capacity 4 GB
Internal storage capacity< /td> 64 GB
Memory card slot Yes, combined
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Characteristics Value
Battery capacity 2700 mAh
Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion
Using time in HD video mode at maximum brightness ( airplane mode on) 5 hours 46 minutes
Time in browser mode at 100% brightness (airplane mode on) 4 hours 22 minutes
Gaming time at 100% brightness (airplane mode on) 4 hours 44 minutes

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First of all, it is worth noting that for a small thickness and weight you always have to pay with battery capacity. But Sony has tried to make sure that users do not experience problems with battery life. The shell has a separate Stamina mode, it reduces the background activity of applications, as a result, the device can work longer. When the battery is low, the smartphone offers to turn on this mode automatically.

In everyday use, you can count on three hours of display on at maximum brightness. This is the same guaranteed minimum at maximum load. If you use 50% brightness and Stamina mode, then this time is perfectly doubled.

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The results in our synthetic tests are average, however, I can’t say that I felt the need to recharge the smartphone during the day, its charge lasts perfectly until the evening.

At the same time, the device supports QuickCharge 3.0 technology, so in half an hour you will get a 60% charge without any problems, and in an hour you will get an almost fully charged device (92%).

As you can see, night shots are bad for a smartphone in any case, it's just that the auto mode raises the brightness, and this is far from always good.

With artificial lighting, the device copes much better. Yes, the detail suffers a little, but in general I like the pictures.

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When shooting selfies, Sony recommended turning off the “soft skin mode”, and indeed, the pictures began to look much better than those of the same XZ1 Compact.

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The smartphone can shoot video in resolution up to 4k, there is also a separate cool super slow motion mode. Within five seconds you can get a super slo-mo video, such delays look very impressive, it's a pity that they are limited in time.

Another cool camera feature is capturing 3D objects. You can shoot a three-dimensional portrait of a person, food or other object. To begin with, it is recommended to practice on portraits, and then move on to food and other items. The results can then be uploaded to Sketchfab, the service has a convenient interface for viewing, you can check it yourself:

Wireless interfaces

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Interfaces Availability
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0 LE, aptX, LDAC
GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds
Mobile data 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900
3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G: b3/b7/b20/b38
LTE cat.15
VoLTE
USB On-The-Go Yes
NFC Yes

I really like Sony's attention to wireless interfaces: all those little features that many companies ignore are added to Sony, for example, the same VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. By the way, both functions are already working in Moscow, colleagues talked about their correct operation on this smartphone. Unfortunately, I myself could not connect to Wi-Fi Calling, the icon was present, but they simply did not hear me during calls. Separately, I note that other users did not have such problems.

This is also one of several smartphones that support MegaFon's gigabit mobile Internet.

The latest version of Bluetooth is used here, it has increased the range of work with devices and the stability of the connection.

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the older version has slots for two SIM cards, however, the slot here is hybrid.

The NFC module works with Android Pay and Troika travel cards (there is support for Mifare Classic).

The device has a good sound quality, this applies to both external stereo speakers and the sound in headphones. A smartphone can easily replace both a portable speaker and a separate player.

Conclusion

I did not have any complaints about the quality of speech transmission for a month of use, you and your interlocutor hear each other perfectly.

In retail, a smartphone costs 50 thousand rubles. For this money, you get a device with a proprietary design from Sony, a good display, cool dimensions, a nice shell and Android 8.0 out of the box. The camera has a number of interesting and unusual features, besides shooting at 960 fps or shooting 3D objects Mobile Phones in Greater Accra are unique tokens. The presence of a complete set of wireless modules is also a plus of the device. By cons, I would include a small battery capacity (although the smartphone works for a day without recharging) and an average camera.

The key competitors of this model are Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. Both models have better displays and better camera capabilities. In terms of autonomy, the U11 has parity with the XZ1, but the S8 works longer.

Sony has an interesting design, unique camera features and a fresh version of Android. Basically, your choice should be based on priorities (camera, display, design) or personal preference among companies. Personally, I liked the device, I enjoyed using it.

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

Among the new products shown at IFA 2017, the XZ1 takes the first place, and the reader may have the mistaken impression that this is the new flagship of the company. In fact, this model is under the XZ Premium, that is, it is not quite a flagship, but just a smartphone with very good characteristics.

Characteristics

Specifications Dimensions 148x73.4x7.4 mm Weight 155 grams Case materials Aluminum and plastic Screen diagonal 5.2 inches Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels Matrix type IPS Protective coating Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Oleophobic coating Yes 2G network: 850/900/1800/1900 3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 LTE cat.15 VoLTE Dual SIM Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) Video accelerator Adreno 540 Internal memory 64 GB RAM 4 GB Memory card slot Yes, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac combo, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, LE NFC Yes Main camera 19 MP, f/2.0 , 25mm, electronic stabilization Front camera 13 MP, f/2.0 Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS Sensors Fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, barometer, compass, light and proximity sensors Li-Ion battery, 2700 mAh, non-removable Cost 50,000 rubles< /p>

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Charger
  • PC cable (also part of charger)

Appearance, materials

The design of the smartphone echoes the look of current and past Sony flagships. The same strict lines and sharp corners, as well as large frames at the top and bottom. After hundreds of Chinese, Sony's design is like a breath of fresh air, despite the fact that the company has been exploiting it for quite some time.

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the regular XZ1 has an aluminum body and plastic inserts on top and bottom. I must say that thanks to this, the device is much more pleasant to hold in your hand, it feels completely different.

The smartphone will be sold in three colors: black, silver and blue, I had the last color on the test. There is also a pink version of the device, but it will not be sold in Russia.

I can't help but note that, unlike most other companies, Sony makes the front side of the case the same color as the back, and does not leave it corny black or white.

The SIM and memory card tray is hidden under a flap on the left. I can not help but note the complicated procedure for extracting the tray, you need to pry it with your fingernail over a small ledge and only then pull it out. Unlike XZ1 Compact, XZ1 can work with two SIM-cards.

The device also had a place for a separate camera button. Long pressing it launches the camera from any application or directly from the lock screen. During shooting, you can use the button to focus on the subject or immediately take a picture.

At the back are the main 19 MP camera, flash and NFC module. The camera has a small protrusion, less than a millimeter, you can only see it if you look closely.

The assembly of the device is excellent, there are no squeaks and backlashes.

Dimensions

Height (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Weight (grams) Sony Xperia XZ1 148 73.4 7.4 155 HTC U11 153.9 75.9 7.9 169 Samsung Galaxy S8 148.9 68.1 8 155 Apple iPhone 8 Plus 158.4 78.1 7.5 202

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Our commentators like to scold Sony for the wide frames at the top and bottom, they say, they greatly affect the dimensions of the smartphone. On the one hand, they are right, but on the other hand, I did not have any special problems with this during everyday use. Yes, the smartphone is a little more elongated, but this does not interfere with use at all. Moreover, the bottom frame allows you to hold it with two fingers, which is very convenient.

I liked that the smartphone is thin, narrow and light. Yes, many people write that it would be better if the device was thicker, but had a more capacious battery, but I do not agree with this point of view. A thin and light phone feels completely different.

Screen

Characteristics Value Screen diagonal 5.2 inches Display resolution 1920x1080 pixels PPI value 424 Matrix type IPS Protective coating Corning Gorilla Glass Oleophobic coating Yes Automatic brightness control Yes Multi-touch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

In my opinion, the XZ1 has the ideal resolution and display size. The screen is not huge, but not small, the resolution is large enough, but not excessive. In this regard, the XZ1 is much more balanced than its compact version.

Once again, I note that for several years Sony has made a big breakthrough in screens. Instead of a whitish picture, they began to demonstrate natural color reproduction, viewing angles and behavior in the sun have significantly improved. By the way, if you wish, you can independently change the color scheme of the screen in the settings. The oleophobic coating is excellent, the finger glides easily over the screen, the prints are quickly rubbed off.

Among the shortcomings, I will highlight the display of white at angles: with a horizontal deviation, it turns into red tones, and with a vertical deviation, it turns into yellow. To be honest, I only notice this when I turn on the smartphone, when it lies on the table and the black company logo on a white background is displayed on the entire display.

Operating system

This is one of the few smartphones that runs Android 8.0 out of the box. Moreover, this is not exactly stock Android, but its modification from Sony with minor additions. It is all the more gratifying to see such efficiency in updating your devices to the current version of Android.

I would like to note that Sony every year makes its shell more and more concise, and gradually it looks more and more like pure Android, while branded features of the gallery, player and other applications do not disappear.

Performance

Characteristics Value Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) Video accelerator Adreno 540 RAM 4 GB Internal storage capacity 64 GB Memory card slot Yes, combined

Almost stock Android and top-end stuffing allow the device to work very quickly, and if you add fast UFS memory to this, then everything becomes very good. As for heating, most of the time the smartphone case is cool, it heats up only in benchmarks and the most productive toys.

Offline work

Specifications Value Battery capacity 2700 mAh Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion HD video playback time at maximum brightness (Airplane mode on) 5 hours 46 minutes Browser time at 100% brightness (Airplane mode on) 4 hours 22 minutes Game time at 100% brightness (airplane mode on) 4 hours 44 minutes


First of all, it is worth noting that for a small thickness and weight you always have to pay with battery capacity. But Sony has tried to make sure that users do not experience problems with battery life. The shell has a separate Stamina mode, it reduces the background activity of applications, as a result, the device can work longer. When the battery is low, the smartphone offers to turn on this mode automatically.

In everyday use, you can count on three hours of display on at maximum brightness. This is the same guaranteed minimum at maximum load. If you use 50% brightness and Stamina mode, then this time is perfectly doubled.

The results in our synthetic tests are average, however, I can’t say that I felt the need to recharge the smartphone during the day, its charge lasts perfectly until the evening.

At the same time, the device supports QuickCharge 3.0 technology, so in half an hour you will get a 60% charge without any problems, and in an hour you will get an almost fully charged device (92%).

Camera

Specifications Value Rear camera resolution 19 MP Front camera resolution 13 MP Aperture f/2.0 and f/2.0 Video resolution Up to 4k FPS Up to 960 fps (720p) Push focus Yes Stereo sound Yes

In my review of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, I shot in "super auto" which is enabled by default. A number of readers noted that it is necessary to select the manual mode. Its key difference is that in manual there is no automatic (and sometimes incorrect) selection of scenes, and the result, in theory, should be better. I took a couple of night shots in manual and super auto, below is a small comparison of two night photos, on the left in manual, on the right in auto.

As you can see, night shots are bad for a smartphone in any case, it's just that the auto mode raises the brightness, and this is far from always good.

With artificial lighting, the device copes much better. Yes, the detail suffers a little, but in general I like the pictures.

When shooting selfies, Sony recommended turning off the “soft skin mode”, and indeed, the pictures began to look much better than those of the same XZ1 Compact.

The smartphone can shoot video in resolution up to 4k, there is also a separate cool super slow motion mode. Within five seconds you can get a super slo-mo video, such delays look very impressive, it's a pity that they are limited in time.

Another cool camera feature is capturing 3D objects. You can shoot a three-dimensional portrait of a person, food or other object. To begin with, it is recommended to practice on portraits, and then move on to food and other items. The results can then be uploaded to Sketchfab, the service has a convenient interface for viewing, you can check it yourself:

Wireless interfaces

Interfaces Availability Wi-Fi Yes, b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Calling Bluetooth Yes, 5.0 LE, aptX, LDAC GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds Mobile data 2G: 850/900/ 1800/1900 3G: 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 LTE cat.15 VoLTE USB On-The-Go Yes NFC Yes

I really like Sony's attention to wireless interfaces: all those little features that many companies ignore are added to Sony, for example, the same VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. By the way, both functions are already working in Moscow, colleagues talked about their correct operation on this smartphone. Unfortunately, I myself could not connect to Wi-Fi Calling, the icon was present, but they simply did not hear me during calls. Separately, I note that other users did not have such problems.

This is also one of several smartphones that support MegaFon's gigabit mobile Internet.

The latest version of Bluetooth is used here, it has increased the range of work with devices and the stability of the connection.

Unlike the XZ1 Compact, the older version has slots for two SIM cards, however, the slot here is hybrid.

The NFC module works with Android Pay and Troika travel cards (there is support for Mifare Classic).

The device has a good sound quality, this applies to both external stereo speakers and the sound in headphones. A smartphone can easily replace both a portable speaker and a separate player.

Conclusion

I did not have any complaints about the quality of speech transmission for a month of use, you and your interlocutor hear each other perfectly.

In retail, a smartphone costs 50 thousand rubles. For this money, you get a device with a proprietary design from Sony, a good display, cool dimensions, a nice shell and Android 8.0 out of the box. The camera has a number of interesting and unusual features, besides, the same shooting at 960 fps or shooting 3D objects Mobile Phones in Greater Accra are unique features. The presence of a complete set of wireless modules is also a plus of the device. By cons, I would include a small battery capacity (although the smartphone works for a day without recharging) and an average camera.

In retail, the smartphone costs 50 thousand rubles. For this money, you get a device with a proprietary design from Sony, a good display, cool dimensions, a nice shell and Android 8.0 out of the box. The camera has a number of interesting and unusual features, besides the same shooting at 960 fps or shooting 3D objects Mobile Phones in Greater Accra Mobile Phones in Greater Accra are unique tokens. The presence of a complete set of wireless modules is also a plus of the device. By cons, I would include a small battery capacity (although the smartphone works for a day without recharging) and an average camera.

The key competitors of this model are Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. Both models have better displays and better camera capabilities. In terms of autonomy, the U11 has parity with the XZ1, but the S8 works longer.

Sony has an interesting design, unique camera features and a fresh version of Android. Basically, your choice should be based on priorities (camera, display, design) or personal preference among companies. Personally, I liked the device, I enjoyed using it.