Review smartphone Sony Xperia XZ1: abled flagship
Current update line of smartphones Sony might be called boring and frankly ugly in appearance of the devices has not changed almost nothing, and inside is exactly the same as we saw earlier, the Xperia XZ Premium. But instead of the next enumeration of the technical characteristics and focusing on gigabytes, megapixels and gigahertz, the company decided to focus on the capabilities of the built-in camera. It is unlikely coaches analysts and network experts-all questions welcome such an
Along with the release of Xperia XZ1, the company has updated and compact version of the flagship. It’s called the Xperia Compact XZ1 and still is a unique device thanks to a combination of flagship toppings and compact size. So, the possibilities for alternative use built-in camera in both novelties are similar, but we will tell you about them individually.
|Sony Xperia XZ1||Sony Xperia XZ||Samsung Galaxy S8||Huawei P10 Plus||HTC U11|
|Screen||5.2 inches, IPS, 1080 x 1920, 424 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.2 inches, IPS,
1080 × 1920 pixels, 424 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.8 inches, Super AMOLED, 1440 × 2960 pixels, 570 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, IPS,
1440 × 2560 pixels, 540 pixels, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch, IPS,
1440 × 2560 pixels, 534 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: eight cores (4 × 2.4 GHz + 4 × 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820: Quad core (2 × 2,15 GHz + 2 × 1.6 GHz)||Samsung Exynos 8895: eight cores (4 × 2.5 GHz + 4 × 1,69 GHz)||Hisilicon Kirin 960: eight cores (4× 2.4 GHz + 4 × 1.8 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: eight cores (4 × 2.4 GHz + 4 × 1.9 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 540||Adreno 530||Mali-G71 MP20||Mali-G71 MP8||Adreno 540|
|RAM||4 GB||3 GB||4 GB||4/6 GB||4/6 GB|
|Flash memory||64 GB||32/64 GB||64 GB||64/128 GB||64/128 GB|
|Connectors||1 × USB Type-C||1 × USB Type-C||1 × USB Type-C||1 × USB Type-C||1 × USB Type-C|
|1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm||1 × nano-SIM|
|1 × nano-SIM||1 × nano-SIM||1 × nano-SIM||1 × nano-SIM||1 × microSD|
|1 × microSD||1 × microSD||1 × microSD/nano-SIM||1 × microSD/nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||HSDPA 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100||UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100||UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat.16 (1024 Mbit/s, 150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat.16 (1024 Mbit/s, 150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28||LTE Cat.16 (1024 Mbit/s, 150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28||LTE Cat.16 (1024 Mbit/s, 150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 /b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 /b/g/n/ac|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), Hall sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), Hall sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|Fingerprint scanner||There is, on the side||There is, on the side||Is back||Is, from the front||Is, from the front|
|The main camera||19 MP, ƒ/2.0, optical stabilization, laser autofocus, led flash, record 4K video||23 MP, ƒ/2.0, laser autofocus, led flash, record 4K video||12 MP, ƒ/1.7 m, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, led flash||12 MP, ƒ/1,8, + 20 MP, ƒ/1.8 or Leica optics, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, led flash||12 MP, ƒ/1,7, optical stabilization, led flash, record 4K video|
|Front camera||13 MP, ƒ/2.0, contrast autofocus, no flash||13 MP, ƒ/2.0, contrast autofocus, video recording in Full HD||8 MP, ƒ/1,7, autofocus, without flash||8 MP, without autofocus, without flash||16 MP, contrast autofocus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery: of 10.26 W·h (2700 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11 W·h (2900 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 14,6 W·h (3700 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12.6 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||148 × 73 × 7.4 mm||146 × 72 × 8.1 mm||Of 148.9 × 68,1 × 8 mm||154 × 74,2 × 7 mm||153,9 × 75,9 × 7.9 mm|
|Weight||156 g||161 g||155 g||165 g||169 g|
|Protection from water and dust||IP65/IP68||IP68||IP68||IP67||IP67|
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat)||Android 7.0 Nougat, shell UX Grace||Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Current price||49 990 rubles||38 990 rubles||54 990 rubles||36 990 rubles||44 990 rubles|
Appearance, ergonomics and software
In the case of Xperia XZ1 want to mention some significant disregard for global trends. Seriously: Sony is perhaps the only manufacturer that uses no elongated screens with an aspect ratio of 18:9, no dual camera, no face detection. Maybe it’s not too good in the long run, but at the moment XZ1 this did not suffer and looks very neat and pretty. The smartphone is available in four colors: pink, black, silver and blue. In my opinion, the last two are especially good, but the black looks boring.
The screen size is small by the standards of the flagship 2017 is just 5.2 inches, so no problems with control with one hand does not arise. The shell profile has an elongated elliptical shape, the side faces is rounded, and all this, of course, made of glass and metal. Plastic is used only for some buttons and plugs in the compartment for the SIM card. By the way, the plug fits very tightly, there is a special rubber gasket around the perimeter – the smartphone is protected from dust and moisture according to the standards IP65/IP68. It can be submerged in fresh water, but the warranty on tarnished smartphones does not apply – keep this in mind. However, the important thing to remember: in any case, do not connect the headphone and charger ports are not yet dry.
The layout of the buttons and controls standard for smartphones Sony. Bottom center is a USB-C on the left side there is a tray for SIM-card and microSD. In our case, the smartphone has only one slot for camera cards, but there is also a version Dual SIM, the second slot aligned. On the right side there is a double volume control button and a power button with integrated fingerprint scanner and a dedicated button to launch the camera and shutter.
The top is a standard 3.5 mm audio Jack — here thank you for it, it is still relevant. I will add that the side faces are visible inserts to ensure operation of the wireless modules via a metal case, they don’t stand out much, but perform their function in the best way. I’m not lazy and compared: Xperia XZ1 “holds” the network and wifi signal is much better than the iPhone 7 Plus.
Returning to the theme of the similarity in Xperia Xperia XZ1 and XZ, it is worth noting that the led flash and laser auto focus helps now installed over horizontal panel in the previous model, this unit has been positioned vertically. The camera lens is slightly increased in size and became stronger to extend beyond the rear panel. But while nothing can be done – optics with stabilization requires a fairly thick body.
Sony Xperia XZ1 originally announced with Android 8.0 Oreo, and him in the end and comes. Technically, by the way, this is the first smartphone based on the eighth version of the operating system along with the Xperia Compact XZ1. Visually, the new OS is not much different from version 7.0 Nougat, but updating to the latest OS — the problem with many Android devices, and Sony in this regard, immediately took care of the fresh system to its flagship. All the chips of the other devices on the spot: power saving modes, optimization of operation and so on.
A list of pre-installed apps looks old: Movie Creator, PlayStation, Xperia Lounge plus a file Manager and all the standard Google apps. There is exactly one new app – 3D Creator, I’ll talk about it in more detail below.
Display and sound
Earlier in the case of the Sony smartphone we often had to complain of not sufficiently accurate adjustment of screens, too (even when compared with “an average temperature in the hospital”, not with reference values) overestimated color temperature and a high enough contrast. But Xperia XZ1 shows obvious progress in this area.
First, Sony simply ceased to impose permanent improved display mode, giving the choice to the user. Now in the settings menu display us, there are three modes: Pro, standard and vivid mode.
If you focus on subjective experience, the most impressive it is the latter, however, the accuracy of the “flies” into the abyss. Enabled by default standard mode, and for the most accurate display there is a professional, so all measurements we have conducted in these two modes.
The maximum value of brightness and contrast do not change when you switch modes, and they are very good in comparison with competitors. Display XZ1 “shines” brighter than the iPhone 8, and therefore, this smartphone is more comfortable to use in Sunny weather – you can even safely read from the screen on the beach.
As can be seen in professional mode color gamut coincides with the sRGB color space, and becomes much wider. But this is not the case when more is better. Curve color temperature slightly varies in different modes, but the average value remains unchanged at about 7400 K. This is higher than the reference temperature, but the difference in 900 To almost not felt.
Gamma varies slightly: we have 2.11 in professional mode and 2.05 in the standard. Both are not beyond the norm. The average DeltaE deviation for the extended palette ColorChecker is 3.36, and the primary colors – 1,78. And it’s downright gorgeous figure. But applies only to professional mode, standard this figure is somewhat worse and reaches of 4.81 for the extended palette ColorChecker and 4.11 for the primary colors.
With sound order. First, the smartphone is equipped with two speakers and plays the sound in stereo, and quite loud. And secondly, he never lost a standard mini Jack, so you can use any headphones without restrictions. The sound is loud and high-quality, work fine even high-impedance monitor model.