Sony recently launched two new smartphones: the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. Xperia X Compact is the smaller variant which is the continuation of previous Xperia X trio series, while Xperia XZ is the main Sony flagship smartphone device of 2016. Earlier this year Sony launched Xperia X series smartphone which bombed in the market due to low end specs and high price point not justifying mediocre features. So these two device can be termed as the Sony’s comeback shot. Xperia XZ is the main smartphone, let see how it fares in terms of specifications.
Sony Xperia XZ
Xperia XZ supports a 5.2 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display with 424 ppi. Display is based on IPS LCD technology. On Xperia X, there is a 5 inch display.
Xperia XZ has a 23 megapixel back camera and a 13 MP front camera. Main camera on the back is packed with 6-element lens with f/2 aperture and IMX300 sensore with 1/2.3 inch lens. Front facing 13 MP camera hosts 1/3 inch sensor size and a 90 degree wide angle lens. Triple image technology by Sony is perfect for taking images in low-light conditions. Auto face detection helps to take pictures quickly. Laser AF and IR color sensor is also slotted inside the camera. You can take 4K videos with Xperia XZ camera.
Sony has introduced new unified design concept in its two new Xperia smartphones. With the latest design technology, edges are more rounded which makes the device more pleasing to look at. Xperia XZ has 146 x 72 x 8.1mm dimensions and weighs 161 grams. Xperia XZ is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 on the front display panel and the back consists of Sony’s ‘Alakeido’ aluminium alloy.
Xperia XZ is powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. Although Google has released new Android firmware called Android 7.0 Nougat, it won’t be long before Sony rolls out the new Android 7.0 for Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact devices. Xperia XZ also has Xperia UI on top of Android Marshmallow.
Xperia XZ is embedded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that goes along with Adreno 530 GPU with a 3 GB RAM. Internal device storage starts with 32 GB which you can expand using an external SD card. The device comes bundled with a 2,900mAh battery. It comes with a USB type-C cable making it the first ever Xperia device to support USB Type-C. Xperia XZ is certified by IP68 which proves that the device is water and dust proof. Device has enhanced 3D surround speaker and fast charging option.
You can get your hands on shinny new Sony Xperia XZ device from October 23, 2016. You have the option to choose from three colors: Platinium, Mineral Black and Forest Blue. Sony hasn’t released price details but judging from the past record, we expect the device to range from $600 to $700.
As soon as more details come along, we will share it with you.
Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony Xperia X Compact has a 4.6 inch 1280 x 720 megapixel display with 319 ppi slotted on an IPS LCD panel. Screen takes up 69.53% of the whole device body and is protected by a Gorilla Glass 4.
Xperia X Compact has same camera specs as that of its high-end counterpart Xperia XZ, which is quite a surprising move by Sony. So you get to enjoy the features of flagship device camera on a mid-range device.
Sony Xperia X Compact comes in the same design as that of Xperia XZ smartphone. Dimension are 5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches and the device weighs at only 135 grams. Like most Sony mobiles, Xperia X Compact fits perfectly in the pocket of jeans or any trouser for that matter.
Xperia X Compact comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Xperia UI on top of it. Sony may soon roll out Android 7.0 Nougat updates soon after the public release of the device.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core processor is embedded inside Xperia X Compact with a 3 GB RAM. The device also possesses Adreno 510 GPU. You can expand internal storage of 32 GB with an external micro SD card. Xperia X Compact holds 2,700mAh battery and has USB Type-C port at the bottom to connect USB charging cable. The device is not IP68 certified which mean its not water or dust proof.
Xperia X Compact is expected to be released for public sale from September 25, 2016. We are expecting a price range of a typical mid-range device i.e. $450 to $500 in line with previous Xperia Compact devices. You can pick from Mist Blue, White and Universe Black colors.
Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact Specs Comparison