After many leaks, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphones were launched last week at IFA 2017. These smartphones are the latest additions to the company’s Xperia X lineup with features such as MotionEye camera with 3D-image sensing, Hi-Res Audio, and an HDR display. Now, both the smartphones are up for pre-orders in UK.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are up for pre-order in UK from Amazon.co.uk, where the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are priced at £599 and £499 respectively in the UK, and will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo starting October 1, 2017.
The high-end Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a MotionEye 19-megapixel Exmor RS sensor camera with 3D scanning abilities as its highlighted feature. The rear camera supports 5-axis stabilization and is capable of doing slow-motion video recording at 960fps, as the one we saw in Xperia XZ Premium, in addition to 4K video recording. It will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants. On the front, Sony Xperia XZ1 features a 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and 22mm wide-angle lens for group selfies. It is also powered by Sony’s Exmor RS mobile imaging sensor.
Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact features the same 13-megapixel rear camera as the Xperia XZ1 with all the functionalities. However, the front-facing camera on this smartphone is an 18-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.4, along with a 120-degree field of view.
When compared to its predecessors they come with a more powerful SoCs, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform, and a more refined design. New from the software point of view as the new Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will be one of the first devices in the market with the pre-installed Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.
Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact differ in the screen sizes: 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) HDR TRILUMINOS Display and 4.6-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Both are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the 2700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Fingerprint sensor are common, while the storage capacity is 64GB for Xperia XZ1 and 32GB for Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact expandable via microSD slots. Both have a metal body and comes with IP65/68 ratings for dust and water resistance.