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Sony Xperia 1 -Full Specifications, Review and Price in Nigeria

Sony Xperia 1 Key Specs

  • Display 6.50-inch (1644×3840)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • RAM 6GB
  • Battery Capacity 3300mAh
  • OS Android 9.0

Sony Xperia 1 launched in February 2019 and was launched in Black, Grey, Purple, White colors. It factors an IP68 rating for dust and water protection. The Xperia 1 is absolutely a premium alternative to its forerunners, but according to Sony, it is also a soft relaunch of the Xperia brand, hence the name. It is priced at around NGN 360,000

Display and DesignSony Xperia 1 Design

It’s also sighted at a more linear audience – while the 21:9 Xperia phones were aimed at those who love to watch movies on the go, and who enjoyed the widescreen experience. The Xperia 1 is precisely steered at movie-makers, with a specific movie creation app and range of settings for optimizing viewing. The device comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1644×3840 pixels. It has a glass body and an aluminum frame.

Sony’s purpose for making phones with 21:9 screens is to make them the best phone available for watching movies, which are typically 21:9, unlike TV shows, YouTube videos, and streaming platforms’ originals, which are all in several other dimensions. If you view movies on the Xperia 1, as with the Xperia 10 series, you will not get any black bars on the top or bottom.

The device houses the volume rockers on the right side of the phone as well as the power button, the fingerprint sensor, and a dedicated camera button. This button operates as a shutter button on a camera and is in a similar position, so you can hold the phone like you would a camera, and use the button to take a picture rather than pressing on the screen. At the top is the device is the SIM card slot and the microSD card slot. The bottom houses the speaker, a microphone, and a USB-C for charging and transferring files.

Performance

An Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor powers Sony Xperia 1. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage and supports storage expansion via microSD card up to 512GB. The smartphone 1 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
The Sony Xperia 1 runs on stock Android 9.0 which is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. The device supports wireless charging, as well as proprietary fast charging. If you’re going to be recording videos or watching a lot of movies, you would want your phone to last longe, but this smartphone battery life is not up to the task.

Camera:Sony Xperia 1 Camera

Sony has finally made the upgrade to three rear cameras setup, which most other premium phones already have at this point, but as with previous Sony handsets, the Sony Xperia 1 camera is just ‘good’ and does not touch ‘great.’ The Sony Xperia 1 packs a triple rear camera setup, hosting a 12MP primary camera; a second 12MP 2x optical zoom telephoto camera, and a third 12MP ultrawide camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. Included is an 8MP front-facing selfie camera.

Extra Features

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia 1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G with active 4G on both SIM cards.

Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

However, there’s one problem we feel is not balanced out in some way, and that’s the price tag. For such a high price tag you’d anticipate the most trailblazing, potentially iPhone-killing Android smartphone, and the Sony Xperia 1 just isn’t that.

Sony Xperia 1 Full Specifications

General

Brand

Sony

Model

Xperia 1

Release date

February 2019

Form factor

Touchscreen

Dimensions (mm)

167.00 x 72.00 x 8.20

IP rating

IP68

Battery capacity (mAh)

3300

Fast charging

Proprietary

Wireless charging

Yes

Colours

Black, Grey, Purple, White,

Display

Screen size (inches)

6.50

Touchscreen

Yes

Resolution

1644×3840 pixels

Protection type

Gorilla Glass

Aspect ratio

21:9

Hardware

Processor

octa-core

Processor make

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

RAM

6GB

Expandable storage

Yes

Expandable storage type

microSD

Expandable storage up to (GB)

512

Camera

Rear camera

12MP + 12MP 2x optical zoom telephoto camera, + 12MP ultrawide camera

Rear autofocus

Yes

Rear flash

Dual LED

Front camera

8MP

Software

Operating system

Android 9.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Yes

Wi-Fi standards supported

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

GPS

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes, v 5.00

NFC

Yes

USB Type-C

Yes

Number of SIMs

2

Active 4G on both SIM cards

Yes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensor

Yes

Compass/ Magnetometer

Yes

Proximity sensor

Yes

Accelerometer

Yes

Ambient light sensor

Yes

Gyroscope

Yes

Barometer

Yes

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Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Full Specifications and Price)

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

Sony has announced the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus, a mid-range Android smartphone. The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus was announced early this month and will be released very soon.

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus packs a 6.0-inch  display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Furthermore, the 1080 x 2160 is powered by Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system. Also, the device is powered by an Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor along with 4/6 GB of RAM.

This post is a preview of the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus.

Design and Display

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus sports a corning gorilla glass front.

Also, this device comes with a 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm (6.18 x 2.95 x 0.38 in) dimension. With a weight of about 205 g (7.23 oz).

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus has a 6.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~402 ppi density).

This Smartphone also supports Multitouch. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in four colours: Silver, Black, Gold, and Green.

Hardware and Software

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus comes with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android operating system.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.2 GHz.

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 508 GPU for graphics handling.

In addition, the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus comes with 4/6GB RAM and 32/64GB internal storage. Also, this inbuilt memory can expand to 400 Gb. Via a microSD card.

Other sensors present on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, compass, and proximity.

Camera and Battery

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus sports a 23 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3″) rear camera. With PDAF and LED flash.

In front, there’s an 8 MP (f/2.4, 1/4″) camera.

Also, there are other features of this camera. Which include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and HDR.

As for the battery life, there’s also a Non-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh battery.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus.

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, July
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm (6.18 x 2.95 x 0.38 in)
Weight 205 g (7.23 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~78.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
CPU Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 508
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 23 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3″), PDAF, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], stereo sound rec., HDR
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.4, 1/4″)
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh battery
MISC Colors Silver, Black, Gold, Green

 

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review (Full Specifications and Price)

sony xperia xz2 compact

Sony released the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact last month. This device is small and powerful and has high-end specifications.

If you want high-end specs on a phone that won’t stretch your fingers or pocket lining, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is one of your best choices. Because you don’t see hardware this awesome in other devices with 5-inch screens.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has some amazing features, which include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, a 19MP rear camera, 64GB of inbuilt storage and a screen capable of playing HDR video.

This post exposes the good and bad aspects of this device.

Design and Display

sony xperia xz2 compact

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact boasts a reliable aluminum frame and has its front covered with a Corning Gorilla glass material. The back of this device is covered with plastic.

This device comes with a 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm (5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 in) dimension. With a weight of about 168g.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has a 5.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it also has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~483 ppi density).

Furthermore, the screen of this device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v5 material. Sony also included the Triluminos display feature. Also, this device is IP68 certified, that means its dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).

This device also supports Multitouch (up to 10 fingers). With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in four colors: Black, White Silver, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.

Hardware and Software

sony xperia xz2 compact

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphone comes with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android operating system.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also sports an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver).

Furthermore, there’s an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics handling.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Only the inbuilt memory in the dual-sim model can be expanded to 400Gb with the use of a microSD card. In addition, this device makes use of Sony’s X-Reality Engine.

Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, color spectrum, barometer, compass, and gyroscope.

Camera and Battery

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact sports a rear 19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), gyro EIS camera. With predictive phase detection, laser autofocus, and LED flash.

This phone takes 4K shots and amazing pictures too. The camera on this phone shares the same features with the Xperia XZ2.

In front, there’s a 5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p camera. For selfies, even in low light conditions. This is where this device disappoints, we expected Sony to make the selfie camera better.

Other features of this camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and HDR

As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 2870 mAh battery. A fast charge feature is also included in this device.

Price

This Sony Smartphone will sell for about 600 EUR. Which is equivalent to N255,262.

Full Specifications

Finally, here are the full specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2018, February
Status Available. Released in in  2018, April
Body Dimensions 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm (5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches, 64.5 cm2 (~73.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~483 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR BT.2020 compliant
Platform OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), gyro EIS, predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP (f/2.2, 23mm, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2870 mAh battery
Misc Colors Black, White Silver, Moss Green, Coral Pink
Price About N255,262

 

 

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Review (Full Specifications and Price)

sony xperia xz2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is Sony’s most recent flagship Android device, but it has refused to follow in the footsteps of many of this year’s high-end smartphones.

Meanwhile, it has high-end power under its hood and a lovely camera with 4K video recording. But when compared to its peers, it has a screen resolution mostly found on phones half its price.

Anyways, the Sony Xperia XZ2 is the first smartphone in the world that’s capable of recording 4K HDR footage. Which allows you capture better-looking videos.

Let me just go ahead and reveal whats under the hood.

Design and Display

The Sony Xperia XZ2 sports a reliable aluminum frame and has its body covered with a Corning Gorilla glass material. There are tiny bezels at the bottom of the screen, which houses the back and running apps buttons.

This device comes with a 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm (6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 in) dimension. With a weight of about 198g.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it also has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~424 ppi density).

Furthermore, the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v5 material. Also included is the Triluminos display feature.

This Smartphone also supports Multitouch (up to 10 fingers). With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in four colors: Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, and Ash Pink

Hardware and Software

The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone comes with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android operating system.

Sony Xperia XZ2 is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver).

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics handling.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes in two memory variants: 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

Only the inbuilt memory in the dual-sim model can be expanded to 400Gb with the use of a microSD card. In addition, this device has a Dynamic vibration system.

Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, color spectrum, barometer, compass, and gyroscope.

Camera and Battery

The Sony Xperia XZ2 sports a 19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), gyro EIS camera. With predictive phase detection, laser autofocus, and LED flash. This phone takes 4K shots and great pictures too. The camera on this phone is very unique in terms of picture quality.

In front, there’s a 5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p camera. For nice selfies, even in low light conditions.

Other features of this camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and HDR

As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery. A quick charge feature is also included in this device.

Price

This Sony Smartphone will sell for about 800 EUR. Which is equivalent to N340,444.

Full Specifications

Finally, here are the full specifications of this Sony Xperia.

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2018, February
Status Available. Released in 2018, April
Body Dimensions 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm (6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 in)
Weight 198 g (6.98 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) & aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP65/IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Triluminos display
Platform OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Camera Primary 19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), gyro EIS, predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Dynamic vibration system
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector;
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging
– Qi wireless charging
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery
Misc Colors Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink
Price About N340,444