Weekly poll: Sony Xperia XZ1, hot or not?

Peter, 01 October 2017

Sony has updated its flagships piecemeal – the XZ added 2160p video capture that the X Performance was missing, the XZs improved the camera yet again and now the Xperia XZ1 upgrades the chipset to 2017 standards.

Did Sony cover everything you wished for with this latest iteration of X phone? The obvious thing that it’s missing is a bezel-less design that is standard for late 2017. A dual camera may be another, but by the sound of it the new Pixels will stick to one cam per side so dual cameras are not yet mandatory.

Still, we haven’t forgotten that Sony has been the one pushing things we now considered standard – things like waterproofing and stereo speakers. While those are no longer unique, no other brand has touched Xperia’s 960fps slow-motion mode.

And love it or hate it, the Xperia design is certainly recognizable. Plus, the Triluminos display (now with HDR10 support) is one of the best LCDs on the market. We don’t mind so much that it doesn’t have QHD resolution.

Want to know what we think of the Sony Xperia XZ1? Check out our video review below.

Okay, your turn – is the XZ1 the premium device it claims to be or is it a dud?

Sony Xperia XZ1 - hot or not?
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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 05 Oct 2017
  • 7q5

Well everyone complain about the ram in Sony did they question the same on ip8 , pixel,samsung etc

  • Ravikumar
  • 03 Oct 2017
  • rAf

we had expectation when it is Sony Ericssson, since name change, nothing great in it, even though z5 & xz premium version still fall behind for competators.

  • AnonD-625786
  • 03 Oct 2017
  • smc

Not, just like the XZ, X and Z5. Absolutely nothing new, and still too expensive for what it offers.

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