If you on to photography and don’t want to carry around a bulky DSLR, then Sony’s newest smartphone may interest you. Sony has launched its super premium android smartphone under its Xperia XZ series in India – Sony Xperia XZs. On a quick glance, the mobile features super slow motion camera, Motion Eye camera system, water and dust resistant and 4G with VoLTE support.
But wait before betting your money, other than the extraordinary camera, the Sony Xperia XZs packs previous year hardware. This includes the Snapdragon 820 processor and full HD display. Even then the mobile comes with a hefty price tag of Rs 49,990. The mobile will be available exclusively online via Flipkart and in offline mobile retail stores starting 11th April 2017. If you pre-book the mobile today (until 10th April) you will get a Rs 4900 worth SRS-XB10 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for free.
Super slow motion camera
Before digging deep through the hardware, we first need to know about camera innovations packed in Sony Xperia XZs. It’s the same camera that goes in the flagship Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone. According to Sony the camera so advanced it captures motion that the human eye can’t see. The camera brings tech you usually see in Sony Cyber-shot and other premium compact cameras. The mobile camera packs the new Motion Eye camera system which also features a memory stacked Exmor RS sensor. The result is 5x faster image scanning and data transfer.
Sony Xperia XZs can record videos at 960 frames per second, for Super slow motion playback. With Predictive Capture, the camera starts buffering images one second before you press the shutter button. So you won’t miss any of those memorable moments. The camera comes with 5-axis image stabilisation that compensates for shaking movements in five different directions. This allows you to capture shake-free, smooth videos.
On the back, Sony Xperia XZs got a 19-megapixel camera. It features all the above goodies along with f/2.0 aperture, HDR support, and 4K video recording support. On front for selfie lovers, the mobile comes with the 13-megapixel camera. It features 1/3.06-inch low light sensor, 22mm wide angle lens and Exmor RS for mobile image sensor.
Design and Performance
Now to the aesthetic part of Sony Xperia XZs, the keeps the same design language of its other Sony phones. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button on the side. As with any Sony mobile, the Xperia XZs is also protected against water spills and dust, thanks to the IP68 rating. The mobile flaunts a 5.2-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Under the hood, the Sony Xperia XZs is powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. For storing all those stunning slow motion videos and other media contents, the mobile comes with 64GB internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 256GB using microSD card.
Connectivity and Extras
Talking about connectivity, the Sony Xperia XZs supports 4G LTE network along with VoLTE that work with every Indian telcos 4G band. Other connectivity option includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C. The mobile runs on the Android Nougat OS which packs some Sony extras. This includes Xperia Actions, Xperia tips, Smart cleaner and battery saving Smart Stamina mode.
For audiophiles, the Sony Xperia XZs comes with High-Resolution Audio playback supporting Sony’s native DSEE HX technology. Those who are looking for style options, the mobile comes in Ice Blue, Black and Warm Silver colours.