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Sony Xperia XZs hands-on impressions

Announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress, the Sony Xperia XZs is an incremental update to its flagship Xperia XZ from last year. The updates were so incremental the design is practically the same, dimensions and weight are exactly alike, display size and resolution, battery and processor are also the same.

So what has changed with the Xperia XZs?

  • First, it has more RAM. The XZs has 4GB from the 3GB of the XZ.
  • A 19-megapixel rear camera that can record super slow motion of 960fps
  • Motion Eye camera sensor
  • The XZs comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat right out of the box (the XZ recently got Android 7.0 as well)

So, aside from the additional 1GB of RAM and the new 19MP MotionEye sensor, we could not find anything new with the Xperia XZ. Of course, the colors will also be different (Ice Blue, Black, Warm Silver).


That super slow motion (960fps) is pretty impressive though and we’ll add some scenarios where that’s going to be really useful.

Sony Xperia XZs specs:
5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display
X-Reality, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
32GB/64GB eMMC
19MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS rear camera, Motion Eye, Hybrid AF, SteadyShot
13MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS front camera
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS with aGPS support
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
IP65/IP68-certified body
2,900mAH battery w/ Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Android 7.0 Nougat
146 x 72 x 8.1mm (dimensions)
161 grams (weight)

You can read our full review of the Xperia XZ here.

The review unit we got was sourced from Widget City and selling it for Php31,500 (see listing here).

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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4 Responses

  1. c says:

    30k and still no nfc?

  2. harhar says:

    The battery power is too small. Overpriced and underpowered smartphones, Sony never learns..

  3. Des says:

    sony XZs beat almost all flagship phones when it comes to performance specially in wireless network wether DATA/WIFI, look at youtube for phone battles, only apple iphones wins over sony XZs coz it’s IOS.. sony also killed S8 in camera quality specially in video capture quality, even without OIS hardware EIS still the best so far like google pixel.. what lacks sony XZs are the small gimmicks you will find in S8 like unlock features, bloatwares and some mini apps.. also the design is not jaw dropping like the Samsung s8 but overall when it comes to user experience Sony XZs won’t let you down because of their software optimization, and battery care features..

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