Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium involves specs and of course power. There is not much change in design and the device will be launched at the end of February this year.There will be some adjustments here and there, but on the whole, it is covered on all the boxes on the given spec sheet.
The implications one gets from this new venture efforts is that its successor will not only have its work shaped out for it in the respective specs department but in the given design department as well it will have competitor flagships that become ever more exciting. To avoid competition with flagship device Sony has no doubt introduced two rather “complementing” devices: the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.
The Xperia XZ1, on one hand, succeeds the Xperia XZ and XZs, while on the other hand, the XZ Compact replaces the existing X Compact.
What there is to know about two devices?
- Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Design.
- OmniBalance flat-slab design continues.
- XZ1 has a unibody metal build, XZ1 Compact has a unibody plastic build.
- Both IP65/68 water and dust resistant.
- Both feature an OmniBalance flat-slab design with glass on the front and rear.
What else is there to know about Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact?
- There have been few changes occurring occasionally over the years, such as the introduction of a 2.5D glass for a rather seamless finish between the glass as well as the edge of the device.
- Addition of the fingerprint sensor into the located side-mounted power button.
- All Xperia devices are quite distinguishable and this applies to both, Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact as well.
Sony Xperia XZ1 design:
- Both may be similar in nature, but the two new devices are not at all identical in design. The Xperia XZ1 adheres to the form of Xperia XZs and XZ and is a seamless as well as refined finish.
- Made from a single panel of metal, the Xperia XZ1 has not only joined at the bottom of its rear while the antenna lines have been brought into focus to the rounded edges for of course better connectivity.
- The large set of bezels at the top as well as at the bottom of the display remain, as the USB Type-C position remains at the bottom, the 3.5mm headphone jack at the of course top and the dedicated camera launcher button on the right-hand edge.
- The side-mounted fingerprint sensor power button continues with the oblong design first seen on the Xperia Z5.
- The microSD and SIM slot remains on the left edge, covered by a flap.
The notable change apart from the more fluid-looking rear happens to be in the form of the camera setup on the back.
The singular lens to remain in the top left corner, edged with rather a silver trim for a more premium look, but on the hand, the flash module array that takes note of an increase in the given width as compared to the XZ Premium, while at the same time also moving more onto the middle of the top of the device.
The Xperia XZ1 retains the IP65/68 water and dust resistance that Sony has long offered on its devices and no doubt the Xperia XZ1 comes in four colors comprising: Black, Warm Silver, Moonlit Blue and Venus Pink.