Sony India Launches Xperia XZ1 with Android 8.0 for Rs 44990

Sony Xperia XZ1

The 19 MP camera does protrude out of the plane of the body. It features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) HDR display powered by Sony's Triluminous display and X-Reality technology configured for mobiles. It comes with Sony's Trilumous display. We used the smartphone briefly and here are our first impressions of it. The internal storage of the phone is 64GB and it can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. But the most notable thing is that it is the first smartphone to come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a host of multimedia features on board. As for the camera on the front side, the handset boats of a 13 mega pixel sensing element together with a 22mm broad angle lens and a regulator of f/2.0 lens. The 13MP front supports 1080p video recording. Currently, the flagship model of other brands is offered with 240 fps only while the Sony premium is offered with 960 fps that make the difference in camera. Out of the three, the Xperia XZ1 definitely has the price advantage. The process involves following the dots on the 3D Creator app, which ensure that all the areas of the subject are scanned. By using this feature, the users can create a 3D model by taking photos. It's easier when you're scanning an object instead of a face. Also, with head scanning, while the likeness is surely there, the 3D depth mapping isn't that accurate.

The scanned objects can then be shared on messenger apps using 3D stickers or uploaded to 3D communities such as Sketchfab.

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The new product comes with Autofocus burst.

Sony is really proud of the XZ1's s camera.

The phone is IP68 water and dust resistant and comes in four different colours - Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver and Black. It has a 2700mAh battery that will support Quick Charge 3.0 technology. This is important as Sony flagship devices have been known to be priced excessively when compared to competition. ( original price - Rs 3,490). At the event, the company said that the smartphone will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo starting September, and it remains to be seen if that is the case with its India launch at the end of this month. This is a huge bet and whether it pays off is something only time will tell.

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While all the smartphone manufacturing companies are busy on making bezel-less design phones. What do you think about this device?

Watch out for this space for a detailed review of the Xperia XZ1 soon.

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