Meet Sony's new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia 8

Meet Sony's new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia 8
Sony Xperia 8 is a brand new mid-range smartphone that's been recently introduced in Japan. We're not sure whether or not the phone will make it to other countries at the moment, but if it does here is what you should expect.

First off, this is likely to be Sony's first mid-ranger to feature IP65/68 certification (dust and waterproof). Furthermore, the smartphone boasts a massive 6-inch display with Full HD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. There's Gorilla Glass 6 on front and back as well.

Since this is a middle-class phone, it's no wonder that Sony opted for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Now, on the backside, there's a dual-camera (12MP+8MP), while in the front you'll find a secondary 8-megapixel selfie snapper.



The phone will be powered by a 2,760 mAh battery and it will include NFC (Near Field Communication) support and a headphone jack. Apparently, the phone will be available for purchase in four different colors – white, black, orange, and blue for the equivalent of $500.

Since this is a mid-range smartphone, $500 might be a hefty amount that few will be willing to pay, but keep in mind that such products are much more expensive in Japan than the rest of the world. If Sony decides to bring it to other countries, we expect the Xperia 8 to be priced slightly lower.

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11 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1010; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Is the review of 5 going to be posted today? I saw that it scores more than 12h in your battery test.

2. User123456789

Posts: 1010; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Colours are same used by Z3c in 2014. I like the green.

3. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

If someone can explain me the Naming method of Sony , It will be a great help .

4. DBozz

Posts: 68; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

Its just random numbers with alphabets what comes to their mind at the timeof launching.. sony is also thinking to include special characters like $#%&^* etc..,

5. User123456789

Posts: 1010; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

1 replaces XZ series. 10 replaces XA3 series. 5 is the "middle" between 1 and 10. 8 is the "middle" of 5 and 10. Lower number = better device.

6. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The back of sony's phones looks cool but they need to trim those bezels down.

7. User123456789

Posts: 1010; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

And bring unwanted touches like oppo find X ?

8. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The back is very good. But the front...eh. Needs some work. It’s basically like a Pixel 4/4 XL except with a squared off display instead of one with rounded corners. (Though if I recall correctly, Sony had a device out with the ‘thicker top bezel and minimal side/bottom bezel’ design a while ago)

10. User123456789

Posts: 1010; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

This design is from a concept they have had for many years, but that concept uses glass frames. Concept made before Z series.

9. CEDEOTB

Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

2760Mah battery?! LMAO

11. User123456789

Posts: 1010; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

6" 21:9 is smaller than 5.7" 16:9 ... Close to 5.5" 16:9 ...

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