Sony Xperia XZ1 launches in US as the first phone to run Android Oreo out of the box


Announced a few weeks back alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compactand Xperia XA1 Plus, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is now available to buy in the US,becoming the first among the three new Xperias to be released stateside.



 



Priced at $699.99 unlocked, the Xperia XZ1 succeeds theXperia XZs and Xperia XZ, offering a largely similar design, but improvedfeatures. Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the XZ1 is that it's the world'sfirst commercially available smartphone to run Android 8 Oreo out of the box. This means it's got allthe latest software enhancements from Google, including adaptive icons, upgradednotifications system, and an improved settings menu.   



 



Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Sony Xperia

XZ1 ispowered by Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 835 processor (also found in handsetslike Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or LG V30). Other features include dust- andwater-resistance, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2700mAh battery. The new handset has a 13 MP front-facing camera, and a verycapable 19 MP Eye Motion rear camera with 960fps (super-slow-motion) video recording. The rear camera also features 3D Creator - this lets youscan faces or objects to obtain detailed 3D models that can be used foraugmented reality, 3D printing, or live wallpapers.



 



For now, it looks like only Amazon has the Xperia XZ1 instock and ready to ship - see the source link below. The handset comes with US warranty, and can be boughtin Black, Moonlight Blue, Warm Silver, or Venus Pink. Like all other unlockedSony phones released in the US,the Xperia XZ1 works only on GSM/LTE carriers (including AT&T andT-Mobile), so it's not compatible with Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.



 



Until we get the chance to review Sony's brand new smartphone, you may want to check out our Xperia XZ1 hands-on.



 



source: Amazon 

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Xperia XZ1
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20.17h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. civicsr2cool

Posts: 277; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Its too bad it has such a s**t camera

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sony truly hasn't had a good phone since the Z3 handsets smh. I've always wanted a Sony phone but never found them worth it.

5. mhixtian

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

s**t camera? have you used it?

9. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

It's bait or idiot. Sony has best camera modules than any other manufacturer. They are light years ahead of them. They have s**tty software, but that doesn't change that IMS400 is best available camera.

3. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Sony has the worst iconography of any OEM. It's even worse than LG's candy crush UI

7. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

By the comparisons of people with more knowledge and more significant than You, it is the best UI found in the whole Android industry. So sorry if I don;t agree with You...

8. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Should it bring square icons with round corners to look like iOS icons?

14. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Themes, for free...

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

$700??? Finally a device that makes the Essential Phone seem like a good option.

15. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

Are you kidding? This has way more features that the essential phone.

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I am, in fact, kidding, but this handset is in that ballpark.

6. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Curious at whats their next flagship name. lol

10. NoAllegiance unregistered

Sony Xperia XZ1S Premium

12. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Sony Xperia XZ1S Ultra Compact Premium Performance

11. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Most likely they'll use XZ2 for flagships (and XA2 for helio-powered mid-ranger, but rumor said they won't make midranger) But I wont get surprised if they rename their flagship line to xperia XY, xperia XB, or whatever name they want

13. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

reduced the bezel to 1/3rd and you have the best looking smartphone... i love the design...

18. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

And add a bad 8MP front cam, remove front speaker and replace with a bad one beside usb.

20. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

you can still put a good 8mp ffc and a stereo speaker at yhe bottom beside usb port

19. tyrone123

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

this phone is a beast kicks the butt to note 8 in camera, performance and display. You can see it here h ttps: //youtu.be/iuwZB0VvXtQ

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