Sony Xperia XZs FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries, and Answers

Sony Xperia XZs is the company’s latest flagship offering. First showcased at the MWC 2017, the smartphone has just landed in India. Priced at Rs. 49,990, the Xperia XZs comes with the Snapdragon 820 chipset combined with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.

The main allure of the IP68 water and dust resistant phone lies in its camera department. Its 19 MP primary shooter can record HD slow motion videos at a whopping 960 frames per second.

The Sony Xperia XZs will go for sale starting on April 11, through various offline retailers as well as online from Flipkart.

Sony Xperia XZs Pros

  • 720p 960fps Ultra Slow Motion Video Recording
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Fantastic Camera Hardware
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
  • Stereo Loudspeakers

Sony Xperia XZs Cons

  • Snapdragon 820 is not the latest chip anymore
  • Slightly expensive

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Sony Xperia XZs With Slow Motion Camera Launched In India At Rs. 49,990

Sony Xperia XZs Hands On Overview, Specs And Price

Sony Xperia XZs Specifications

Key SpecsSony Xperia XZs
Display5.2 inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Processor Quad-core:
2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo
2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530
Memory4GB
Inbuilt Storage 64GB
microSD cardYes, upto 256GB
Primary Camera19 MP, f/2.0, EIS, predictive PDAF, Laser Autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel size
Fingerprint SensorYes (side-mounted)
Dual SIMYes
4G VoLTEYes
Battery 2,900 mAh
Dimensions146 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Weight161 grams
Price Rs. 49,990

Question: Does the Sony Xperia XZs have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question: Does the Sony Xperia XZs Support VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, it supports VoLTE out of the box.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage does the Sony Xperia XZs have?

Answer: The phone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage.

Question: Does the Sony Xperia XZs have micro SD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports micro SD expansion up to 256GB via hybrid SIM slot.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Black, Warm Silver, and Ice Blue.

Question: Does Sony Xperia XZs have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Sony Xperia XZs comes with an Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, Colour Spectrum, and Light Sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Sony Xperia XZs?

Answer: The Sony Xperia XZs comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with four Kyro cores clocked at up to 2.15 GHz. The powerful Adreno 530 GPU handles the graphics.

Question: How is the display of the Sony Xperia XZs?

Sony Xperia XZs

Answer: The Sony Xperia XZs comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS LCD panel. The display is powered by the in-house Triluminos display and X-Reality Engine.

Question: Does the Sony Xperia XZs Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, the device supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with slight customizations.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with on-screen buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it does have a fingerprint sensor embedded into the power button.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it has a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Does it have Infrared Port?

Answer: No the device does not come with Infrared port.

Question: What are the camera specifications on Sony Xperia XZs?

Sony Xperia XZs

Answer: The Sony Xperia XZs sports a 19 MP f/2.0 rear camera with laser-assisted autofocus and Gyroscope based EIS. It supports 4K video recording up to 30 fps and 720p HD footage at 960 fps. The rear camera is assisted by a single LED flash.

On the front, you get a 13 MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

Question: Does the camera support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, you can switch to HDR mode for better color reproduction.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the Sony Xperia XZs?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution. It supports 4K playback if connected to an external 4K display.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Sony Xperia XZs?

Answer: Yes, there is a dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Sony Xperia XZs?

Answer: The device weighs 161 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: In our initial testing, we found the speaker exceptionally loud.

Question: Can the Sony Xperia XZs be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be attached to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create a hotspot to share the internet from this device.

Conclusion

Sony Xperia XZs will sell at a price of Rs. 49990. This makes it a direct competitor to blockbuster smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, Google Pixel, HTC U Ultra, Apple iPhone 7, LG G6, etc. Regarding hardware, the Xperia XZs falls in line with its rivals. It is the camera which puts it a bit ahead.

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