Vaio Phone Biz Specs & Price

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The strangely-named Vaio Phone Biz is the second smartphone from its Japanese maker, which is more known for its high-end Vaio laptops. The new Window 10 Mobile handset is an upper mid-ranger that features a premium design, a large Full HD display, an octa-core processor and ample RAM for pleasurable user experience.

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Vaio Phone Biz

Design and Display

Unlike most phones running on Windows, including the new Microsoft Lumia flagships, the Phone Biz flaunts solid, premium construction fitting of a high-end device. Its body is made of aluminium with its appeal enhanced by a chic silver finish.

The build quality is comparable to that of laptops in the popular Vaio range. In terms of the display, you get a huge 5.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels for great colour reproduction.

Camera and Storage

On the camera front, the Vaio Phone Biz offers basically the minimum you’d expect to see on a midrange device these days. It rocks a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

You get 16 GB onboard storage for keeping your photos, videos and songs – the storage capacity could have been better for the price, though. If it is any more cheering, the phablet can take microSD cards with up to 64GB capacity.

Processor and Other Features

The Vaio Phone Biz will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, whose speed tops out at 1.2 GHz. Being paired with 3 GB of RAM, the CPU should ensure enjoyable performance, but probably not enough to justify its price tag.

Windows 10 Mobile is the platform on which the Phone Biz will run. Users will benefit from the Continuum feature of the operating system which allows the phablet to be transformed into a computer by connecting it to a monitor, display, or TV.

Connectivity features on the Vaio Phone Biz include lightning-fast 4G LTE as well as 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and other standard options.

Pricing and Availability

Vaio Phone Biz is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Vaio Phone Biz Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N85,000 to N110,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.

Vaio Phone Biz Specs

Here are a few specs of the Vaio Phone Biz:

General Features

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A53, Octa-core 1.5 GHz
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 405
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver
  • Dimension: 156.1 x 77 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 167 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Protection: Tempered Glass


  • Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, 1080p HD Video @30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD, up to 64GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Vaio Phone Biz Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 12th, 2019
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