Sony Xperia XZ is all about the camera
IFA is the show where Sony announces their flagship phones. This year, the tradition continues but now, we are seeing the new phones from the X family instead of the old Z series. After the Xperia X Premium, X series has a new flagship phone named as Sony Xperia XZ.
To start with, it is basically an ordinary smartphone with an unordinary camera. Under the metal body with 5.2-inch Full HD display ( and yes, it is entitled as a flagship phone ), there lies SnapDragon 820 with only 3GB of RAM. As you can see, there is nothing special about its hardware and it even fails to be at the same page with the current flagship phones. Right now, even the mid-end phones comes with at least 4GB of RAM and QHD display.
Anyway, let’s talk about its camera which is the most important part of the Sony Xperia XZ. On the back, there is a 23-megapixel camera with dual sensors including laser autofocus and RGBC infrared sensor. According to Sony, that is how the phone adjusts the colors including the white balance of photos based on the lights in the environment. Other significant features of the phone is the Predictive Hybrid AF ( which comes from the X Premium ) and 5-axis video stabilization.
On the front, we have 13-megapixel camera which is able to increase the ISO to 6400. Again, according to Sony, the front camera is able to take clear photos even in the environments with not enough lights.
The problem from the Xperia X Premium continues to exist on the XZ as well. X Premium was also an ordinary phone with an expensive price tag. With XZ, nothing has been changed. Even though we don’t know its price yet, still, it is not hard to predict that Sony Xperia XZ will cost as much as the other flagship phones. However, it does not have the features that is absent on every flagship and even mid-end phone of the 2016. I am talking about everything except camera and processor.
Anyway, we will make the final comments about the XZ when Sony announces the price tag.