Sony Xperia XZ1 Full Specifications & Price in Great Britain & U.S.


The 2017 edition of the annual IFA event in Berlin is holding next month, and big brands are gearing up to showcase their new products and inventions. Sony is preparing to announce its new smartphones at the event, and as is common with smartphones that will be launched in such a big event, photo renders and specifications of two of the smartphones, the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact have been leaked online.

These two smartphones are part of a new sub-series that is to be started under the Xperia XZ series of Sony smartphones. They bring with them the features of their super category, as well as new features that will be the definition of the new series.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review

Sony Xperia XZ1


The Sony Xperia XZ1 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, offering the latest in terms of software features and mobile applications.

Design & Display

The Sony Xperia XZ1 has a 5.2-inch display with a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The technology behind the display is Sony’s HDR Triluminous and X-reality tech which combines to give you fully clear picture representation of objects on the screen, making it look just like what you would see on a 4K TV.

The design of the Xperia XZ1 is similar to that of the general Xperia X family of smartphones. The smartphone has slim side bezels and large top and bottom bezels.  Its fingeprint sensor is baked into its power button which is present on its right side together with the volume rockers and a hardware button that is designated to control the camera.

It has its speaker on its bottom bezel at the front and its earpiece is present on top of the brand name on the top bezel, together with its front camera.

Like most phones from Sony, the Xperia XZ1 possesses IP65 and IP68 certifications for water resistance, meaning you can dip it in up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes safely.

Memory & Performance

Powering the next flagship smartphone from Sony is the equally flagship octa-core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform processor working together with an Adreno 540 GPU.

The processor has 4GB of RAM to operate and the user has 64GB of internal memory to store files, which if not enough can be expanded up to 256GB using an external microSD card.


Quite uncommon, a 19MP camera whic uses an Exmor RS sensor with a size of 1/2.3″ and has a f./2.0 aperture, 5-axis stabilisation, 4K video recording, 960fps slow-motion video and Predictive capture is  present at the rear with a LED flash to take care of main photography on the phone.

The Xperia XZ1 sports a 13MP camera upfront with a 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle lens with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording to take care of selfie photography.


For a phone this packed with features, you would expect nothing less than a super battery capacity in order to allow the user enjoy its immersive features for longer. However, at the time this post was written, the battery capacity of the Xperia XZ1 could not be ascertained.

Connectivity & Hardware

The Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot which leaves you having to choose between using a Nano SIM and microSD for storage expansion, and using two Nano SIM cards. Fortunately, the phone supports 4G with Voice-over-LTE functionality.

In terms of hardware, Sony’s DSEE HX, LDAC and Digital Noise Cancelling audio technologies are at work in the XZ1 to give you a fulfilling audio experience.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Full Specifications


  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz.
  • 4G: Yes, LTE with VoLTE.
  • Network Speed:
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
  • SIM Type: Nano + Nano / microSD Slot.
  • SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM
  • OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat).
  • User Interface: n/a

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: –
  • Weight: –
  • Display size: 5.2 inches.
  • Display Resolution: 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD).
  • Pixel resolution: n/a
  • Display Technology: HDR TRILUMINOS Touchscreen Display with X-Reality.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Build: Metal Unibody Design
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Colours: –


  • Processor Name/Technology: Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform.
  • Processor Speed: –
  • Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 540.
  • RAM: 4GB.
  • Internal Storage: 64GB internal memory.
  • External Storage: expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint sensor.



    • Lens: 19MP.
    • LED Flash: Yes.
    • Video recording: Yes, 4K.
    • Properties:
      • Exmor RS sensor
        1/2.3″ sensor
        f/2.0 aperture
        Predictive capture
        5-axis stabilization
        960fps slow-motion video


  • Lens: 13MP.
  • LED Flash: No.
  • Video recording: Yes,1080p.
  • Properties:
    • 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor
      22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens.


  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling.
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio: No.


  • Bluetooth: v5.0.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
  • WiFi: n/a, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS & BDS.
  • USB: Type-C v3.1.
  • USB OTG: Yes.
  • NFC: Yes.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.


  • Battery Capacity: n/a.
  • Battery Technology: Li-ion.
  • Removable? No.
  • Fast Charging: Yes.


  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: February 2017.
  • Availability: February 2017.

How much is Sony Xperia XZ1 in Great Britain & U.S.?

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is expected to cost 599 Pounds in Great Britain and about $772 in the U.S, according to a tweet by Quandt. The phone is expected to go on sale later in 14 2017.


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