Sony has updated its flagships piecemeal – the XZ added 2160p video capture that the X Performance was missing, the XZs improved the camera yet again and now the Xperia XZ1upgrades the chipset to 2017 standards.
Did Sony cover everything you wished for with this latest iteration of X phone? The obvious thing that it’s missing is a bezel-less design that is standard for late 2017. A dual camera may be another, but by the sound of it the new Pixels will stick to one cam per side so dual cameras are not yet mandatory.
Still, we haven’t forgotten that Sony has been the one pushing things we now considered standard – things like waterproofing and stereo speakers. While those are no longer unique, no other brand has touched Xperia’s 960fps slow-motion mode.
And love it or hate it, the Xperia design is certainly recognizable. Plus, the Triluminos display (now with HDR10 support) is one of the best LCDs on the market. We don’t mind so much that it doesn’t have QHD resolution.
Want to know what we think of the Sony Xperia XZ1? Check out our video review below.