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Sony Xperia XZ1 Specs and Price

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Announced at IFA 2017, Sony Xperia XZ1 is the latest flagship smartphone by Sony Mobile for those who desire superb performance. Sony Xperia XZ1 packs a heavy-duty Qualcomm processor and some of the technologies you see in some high-end TVs.

Where to Buy Sony Xperia XZ1

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Sony Xperia XZ1 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • 19MP Rear Camera and 13MP Front Camera
  • 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • 4G LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Side)
  • 2700 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

Sony Xperia XZ1

Design

The Sony Xperia XZ1 shows its maker’s signature design. That isn’t exactly a good thing if you are the type that likes to turn heads with your devices. With the rather thick bezels, it looks a lot like its predecessors from years past. But that’s not to say nothing has changed.

Sony has carried out a bit of refining. This one is noticeably slimmer than the Xperia XZ at 7.4 millimetres. The unibody design features metal – precisely, a single slab of aluminium. Its maker still managed to keep things somewhat lightweight despite the choice of material.

Display

It is apparent that Sony made the water-resistant Sony Xperia XZ1 for immersive entertainment. The phone sports a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution. While the display isn’t the best we expect from a flagship, it should still impress.

The display has sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting it. It boasts HDR support for a viewing experience comparable to that of Sony’s latest BRAVIA TVs.

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Camera

The Sony Xperia XZ1 rocks a 19MP Exmor RS sensor on the rear, similar to that of the Xperia XZ Premium. This enjoys the backing of solid features to turn out high quality images. The features include predictive phase detection autofocus, five-axis image stabilisation and Motion Eye tech.

Sony Xperia XZ1 can record super slow-mo videos at 960 frames per second. You can capture an image; turn it into 3D content, and print.

You also get a 13MP wide-angle camera for selfies. This uses screen as flash.

Hardware and Other Features

The Sony Xperia XZ1 packs a fitting Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The flagship-grade processor gets support from 4GB RAM. Onboard storage is 64 GB, expandable by up to 256 GB. The smartphone ships with latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 carries a rather lowly 2,700mAh battery, but the power efficiency of the processor should cover that aspect. It has a USB Type-C port that you can use for charging.

Pricing and availability

Sony Xperia XZ1 is not yet official in Nigeria, but a third party seller is currently offering the smartphone on Jumia Nigeria as part of the Jumia Global program. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Ghana and Kenya. Sony Xperia XZ1 Price in Nigeria ranges from 240,000 Naira to 290,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia XZ1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.35 GHz quad-core Kryo & 1.9 GHz qud-core Kryo (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Warm Silver, Venus Pink, Moonlit Blue
  • Dimension: 148 x 73.4 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM, Dual stand-by

Display

  • Display: 5.2 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi), HDR10 compliant, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 19 MP Camera, f/2.0, 2160p HD Video@30fps, 1080p HD Video@30/60fps, 720p HD Video@960fps
  • Rear Camera Features: 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13 MP Camera, f/2.0

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64 GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – F8341, F8342

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Messaging

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

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes, over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes, IP68 certified
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor:

Battery

  • Battery: 2700 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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NaijaTechGuide Team is made up of Experienced Tech Enthusiasts and Professionals led my Paschal Okafor, a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with over 17 years of Experience writing about Technology. Some of us were writing about Mobile Phones before the first Android Phones and iPhones were launched.

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