Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with Android Oreo Launched in India at IFA 2017: Complete Features and Specifications

Sony announced two new Android (8.0 Oreo) smartphones named Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. A UK-based retailer Carphone Warehouse has already listed Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact on its website for £599 (Approx $775) and £499 (Approx $645) respectively.

Sony Xperia XZ1:

Xperia XZ1 incorporates the latest Motion Eye™ camera built using know-how from Sony’s ‘α’ and Cyber-shot™ camera ranges, for capturing life in ways no other smartphone can. It's memory-stacked Exmor™ RS image sensor pushes motion capture to the next level and produces exceptional image quality. You can create interesting videos from your everyday moments by recording at 960 frames per second, providing stunning Super slow motion video playbackii. Plus new Predictive Capture stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects action or even a smile, before you press the shutter button. So you can find a moment you may have missed from a selection of up to four shots. It's new Autofocus burst intelligently follows your subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp. Rounding off the premium camera experience is the first-class 13-megapixel front camera with a 1/3” sensor and a display flash, so you’ll get outstanding selfies in any light.

Showing a breakthrough in mobile creativity, 3D Creator is Sony’s unique, innovative in-house algorithm for fast and easy scanning of 3D objects, offering a new world of creative possibilities. For the first time ever in a smartphone, you can capture high-quality 3D scans of objects in just one minute using the four scan modes; head scan, face scan, food scan and freeform scan. Each mode has its own custom guides for ease of use, and after finishing your object scan, there are various playful options. Either share with your friends on Messenger apps using 3D stickers or upload to the 3D community such as Sketchfab, make the scan come alive by using it to create an avatar for use in the camera AR effects options, third party apps or as a live wallpaper, or even send your scan to a 3D printer to make it into a memorable keepsake. Within the 3D Creator app, you can also choose the ‘Find More’ button which takes you to even more possibilities available through Google Play, to explore a wider and ever growing 3D ecosystem.

Harnessing unique Sony technologies is what gives Xperia its immersive entertainment capabilities, and Xperia XZ1 takes full advantage. Using Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, Xperia XZ1 brings more colour and contrast to immerse yourself in your favourite shows and movies in stunning realism, by incorporating HDR (High Dynamic Range) in its 5.2” Full HD display. Further technologies, including TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile, X-Reality™ for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer work together to give razor-sharp, detailed and brighter images on a screen.

Sony audio expertise also lets you immerse yourself in the truly authentic sound of High-Resolution Audio with Xperia XZ1, enabling you to enjoy every nuance and detail in a track as if you’re right there with the artist. Thanks to Sony’s DSEE HX you can also enjoy more of your music in near High-Resolution with its upscaling capability. Enjoy your music and movies with or without headphones using the evolved stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround, bringing you 50% more sound pressureiiithan previous Xperia models. Plus the built in Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC) technology reduces exterior noise by up to 98% when paired with DNC headphones for undisturbed listening.

Every aspect of Xperia XZ1 is unified to you and encased in a timeless design built with Sony craftsmanship. The exterior has our signature flagship loop surface with a seamless metal body for a premium, understated look and refined feel in your hand. It’s designed with active usage in mind, and has been constructed with a full body joint structure that is strong against any twist and bend. Equally tough against outside elements, Xperia XZ1 is water resistant, dust-proof and reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the display, so it’s tough enough to take on your day. For a personalised touch, the integrated fingerprint sensor recognises you intuitively, giving it that unique and secure assurance. Wrapping up the premium design are four new colours, each inspired by natural light and the beautiful arrival of the changing tones as morning arrives; Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Warm Silver, and our classic Black. To enhance your lifestyle choice, Sony’s new h.ear (pronounced ‘hear’) headphones (h.ear on 2 Mini Wireless, h.ear on 2 Wireless NC and h.ear in 2 Wireless) will also be available in harmonised colours to complement your Xperia.

Xperia XZ1 is powered by the cutting-edge Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE, designed to provide blazing fast Gigabit LTE downloads speeds (up to 1Gbps) and performance to enjoy a modern lifestyle whilst working or having fun. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform is engineered to support stunning graphics, smooth performance and enhanced battery efficiency. Perfect for smooth, responsive gameplay of your favourite PlayStation®4 games using PS4 Remote Play. File transfers are also supercharged thanks to the USB 3.1 connection which is 10 times quicker than USB 2.0 with a transfer speed of up to 5Gbps. Keeping your XZ1 powered with all day reliable battery, it has plenty of power on a full charge. But on days when you’re using extra energy, Smart Stamina works ahead of time to keep you powered up by estimating how long your current battery will last based on how you normally use your phone. And if it thinks you’re going to run out, it will prompt you to activate Stamina mode which cuts energy consumption, so your battery lasts longer. It's charging technologies, Battery Carev and Qnovo Adaptive Charging, help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Full Specifications:

Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
Processor: 2.35 GHz Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset processor with Adreno 540 GPU
Rear Camera: 19MP Motion Eye camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, 960fps slow-motion video capture, 5-axis stabilisation, Predictive Capture, 4K video recording
Front Camera: 13MP wide-angle selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and Full HD video capture
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB
Display: 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD Triluminos display with X-Reality Engine, HDR support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band MIMO, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C, 4G VoLTE
Dimensions: 148 x 73.4 x 7.4mm
Weight: 155 grams
Battery: 2700mAh with Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Colors: Moonlit Blue, Venus Pink, Black, Warm Silver

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:

Sony Mobile today also launched its Xperia XZ1 Compact. Taking the compact smartphone category to a new level, it packs a punch with the latest Sony innovation including Motion Eye™ camera with Super slow motion video, 3D Creator, a super wide-angle front camera and a premium audio experience all in a convenient, hand-fit form with 4.6” display.

With Motion Eye™ camera’s memory-stacked image sensor, it pushes motion capture to the next level, producing exceptional image quality. You get all the latest features including Predictive Capture, so you’ll never miss the unexpected again and Autofocus burst which intelligently follows your subject, adjusting the focus to make sure your action shots stay sharp. Plus you also get an industry leading super wide-angle front camera with a 120° Field of View (FoV) to give selfies that fit more into the picture, perfect for groups and beautiful scenery, or you can quickly switch to an 80° normal angle in a single on-screen click. Even in low light, the display flash will keep your selfies bright.

Sony is famous for our unique sound innovations, and Xperia XZ1 Compact doesn’t skimp because of its size. It’s packed with the latest Sony audio-enhancing technologies such as Hi-Res Audio, DSEE HX upscaling, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC) and ClearAudio+. It also has our new stereo speakers which have 50% more sound pressure than previous models, making them our most powerful Xperia speakers ever so you can enjoy unprecedented sound quality. However you decide to listen. Your taste in music can also now meet your sense of style with Sony’s latest h.ear (pronounced ‘hear’) headphones (h.ear on 2 Mini Wireless, h.ear on 2 Wireless NC and h.ear in 2 Wireless) offering the perfect colour harmonisation to match your Xperia XZ1 Compact.

XZ1 Compact offers a premium compact smartphone for all your needs wherever you go in Sony’s uncompromised design philosophy, featuring beautiful diamond cut edges and a metallic finish. It’s not only beautiful to hold, but it will keep up with an active lifestyle, featuring IP65/IP68 for water resistance iv, a metal antenna on top and bottom for improved connectivity and a strong, anti-twist and bend full-body structure with Glass Fiber reinforced plastic material together with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. It comes in four beautiful colours to match your style, Black, White Silver, Horizon Blue and Twilight Pink.

Small but mighty, Xperia XZ1 Compact offers fast performance to keep up with a life full of attitude and adventure using the cutting-edge Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform. It boasts download speeds of up to 800Mbps which will let you download an episode of a TV series in 30 seconds. Performance is also boosted by the intelligence of Smart Cleaner which automatically detects unused apps and clears the cache, giving you the fastest, smoothest performance possible. Additionally, a host of intelligent features such as Smart Stamina run on the Xperia learning engine which together with Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology bring you reliable all day battery throughout the product lifespan.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Specifications:

Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
Display: 4.6-inch 720 x 1280 HD Triluminos display with X-Reality Engine, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB
Front Camera: 8MP 18mm wide-angle selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture lens and Full HD video capture
Rear Camera: 19MP Motion Eye camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, 5-axis stabilisation, 960fps slow-motion video capture, Predictive Capture, 4K video recording
Processor: Octa-core 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C, 4G VoLTE
Dimensions: 129 x 65 x 9.3mm
Weight: 140 grams
Battery: 2700mAh with Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Colors: Black, White Silver, Horizon Blue, Twilight Pink


A range of supporting accessories will be available including Style Cover Touch in similar colours for Xperia XZ1 and Style Cover Stand in same colours for both Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Also available is Quick Charger UCH12Wvii providing hours of battery time by plugging in for just a few minutes. The new SBH24 Stereo Bluetooth® Headset, which allows you to enjoy music and talk wirelessly, and STH32 Stereo Headset will both be available in perfectly matched colours to both smartphones.


Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact are available globally from September 2017. Both will ship with Android™ 8.0 Oreo.

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