5 things that would've made the Xperia XZ1 a better smartphone

As expected, Sony dropped a brand-new flagship at IFA 2017. Well, two actually, if you count the comfortable Compact. But back to the point at hand — the Sony Xperia XZ1 is reliably and boringly predictable. Top of the line hardware crammed in a body shape that we've seen way too much by now, with no regard for current trends in the smartphone world.

Don't get us wrong — the Xperia XZ1 is a solid phone, it really is. And we can respect the fact that Sony refuses to jump on any bandwagons and instead does its own thing. Still, here are 5 things, which we believe would've made this flagship truly better.

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Xperia XZ1
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo



8. ullokey

Posts: 188; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sony has done well with battery optimisation. The 2700 mAh battery lasts longer than phones with 3000+ mAh battery

7. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Sumahoinfo.com says FPS is enabled in USA.

6. surethom

Posts: 1769; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

5 things that would have meae the Sony XZ1 better 1. New Design 2. New Design 3. New Design 4. New Design 5. Bigger battery What is wrong with Sony this phone Looks almost identical to the last 30 Sony phones. Is there only 1 person in the design team that only works 1 hour a day???

4. CableTelcontar

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

I"m beginning to think someone in Sony's senior management is out to sabotage that company

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Next article: 5 things that would've made the Xperia XZ1 a 'worse' smartphone... 1. 100 mAh Battery. 2. 2 Inch display. 3. 12 MBs of RAM. 3. 200Mhz single-core processor. 4. No cellular connectivity (Wifi only). 5. No camera. You should hire me ASAP! G'Day!

2. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

The battery on XZ1 is a joke. No XZ1 this time.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2688; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The XZ1 is a joke. Worst flagship of the year by a mile.

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

For the past few hours, My S6 has gone absolutely crazy about XZ1. I wonder if he's in love with it? Beeping, Beeping and even more beeping! For a moment there, I thought North Korea launched a nuke on Japan or something, turns out Sony has launched yet another bloody Smartphone! What a relief, eh? I prefer to stay discreet over stuff I don't like or care, but this is getting in the realm of insanity. Muteing PhoneArena Twitter feed for now... They're likely going to bombard Twitter with LG V30 articles soon! Geeks, eh? G'Day!

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