Sony renewed its Xperia XZ smartphone series at IFA 2017 featuring two models: the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact, which take the lead from the XZ and XZ Compact was launched back in 2016. Compared to the 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 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. While Both comes with a similar rear camera: 19-megapixel Exmor RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis stabilization, 4K video recording, and 960fps slow-motion video.
There is no optic stabilizer, but shooting can be made even more stable due to SteadyShot electronic stabilization developed by the Japanese manufacturer. While different from front camera point of view: Xperia XZ1 features a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording; while the Xperia XZ1 Compact features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 1/ 4″ Exmor R sensor, 18mm super wide-angle for 120 degrees field of view, f/2.4 aperture, and 1080p video recording.
Both share same specs: 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.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 comes in Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and Black colors; while the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact comes in White Silver, Black, Horizon Blue and Twilight Pink colors and both will roll out globally starting from September 2017.