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Sony Xperia XZs

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Sony Xperia XZs
Sony Xperia XZs (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, Capacitive, up to 10 fingers, Corning Gorilla Glass, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 32GB or 64GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, NFC, Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum, USB Type-C 1.0
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM GPRS/EDGE, UMTS HSPA+, LTE (4G) Cat11, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 146 x 72 ( = 0.32 x 5.75 x 2.83 in)
Battery
2900 mAh Lithium-Ion, Qualcomm® Quick Charge 3.0
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 19 MPix 1/ 2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory stacked sensor, Pixel Pitch 1.22μm, Anti-distortion shutter, 25 mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0, 5x Clear Image Zoom, x8 Digital Zoom, 960 fps super slow motion videos
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 1/ 3.06” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, 22mm Wide-angle lens F2.0, ISO 6400 (Photo) / 1600 (Video)
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, Style Cover Stand SCSG20, Hi-res headset MDR-NC750, Bluetooth(R) Headset with Speaker SBH56, Quick Charger UCH12W, Charging Dock DK60
Weight
161 g ( = 5.68 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 77.61% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 51 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 82%, features: 88%, display: 83% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XZs

60% Sony Xperia XZs review
Source: Techradar English
Sony’s slo-mo focused phone impresses with its camera trick, but this phone is too expensive for being a mostly iterative experiment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia XZs
Source: PC Mag English
At $700, the Sony Xperia XZs is priced like a flagship. It offers great camera performance and solid battery life, but in most other regards it doesn't have the hardware to measure up to the competition. The processor hasn't been upgraded from last year, the bezel-heavy design remains unchanged, the display isn't the sharpest, and once again you're missing basic features like a fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy S8 offers a better experience all around, making it our Editors' Choice. On the more affordable end, the ZTE Axon 7 gets you a higher-resolution display at a lower price. And if you're looking for more power and battery life, the OnePlus 5 can't be beat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium & XZs review: The first 4K HDR phone and its sidekick
Source: Hardware Zone English
Sony chose to focus on being one of the first in Singapore to bring Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, improve on their camera mastery and that they achieved. Hopefully, the new experiences they bring to the table are enough to sway the fickle smartphone market towards the latest Xperia devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Sony Xperia XZs review - A very super slow-mo specialist cameraphone
Source: Tech Nave English
With all the pros and cons mentioned above, it’s actually a bit difficult to justify the Sony Xperia XZs’ existence, unless you're a slow motion video specialist. I’m not saying the XZs is a bad phone, I just think overall, the market segment for the XZs is very niche because of the super slow-mo feature which won't be used by everyone. It does have a great camera and excellent performance, however, the fact that the phone shuts down the camera app when you do your video recording, unusable super slow-mo in low-light conditions, and the hassle to manually capture the super slow-mo effect might not make it suitable for everyone. Maybe Sony should have added 6GB of RAM, and even more so on the 13MP selfie compartment (Beauty Mode) since it's so camera focused.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2017
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZs review
Source: Techradar English
The smaller of Sony's new flagship phones does lack on specs in some respects, but that's not necessarily a bad thing... it all depends on whether it comes with a correspondingly low price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2017
70% Sony Xperia XZs review: Minor flagship upgrade, but a long way to go
Source: Tech2.in.com English
I mentioned before that I love Sony smartphones. I still do, they have a certain place in my heart. But the past few flagships devices from the company have not been up to the mark and not been able to justify the price. The Xperia XZs is a minor update from the XZ and frankly it doesn’t make it groundbreaking.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
75% Sony Xperia XZs Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Xperia XZs is a solid device, don't get us wrong. But it's still too similar to its predecessor, the XZ. Everything, from the design, through the hardware and software, could have benefited from some more revisions.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia XZs Quick Review
Source: Yugatech English
If you’re currently using a Xperia XZ, it’s not worth spending Php39,990 on the Xperia XZs just to get these incremental upgrades. However, if you’re using the older Xperia, like the Xperia Z5, then the upgrade might be warranted.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2017
Sony Xperia XZs review: Premium yes, but old problems remain
Source: The Indian Express English
Sony Xperia XZs has a great camera, premium design and vivid display. Performance isn’t a problem either. However, I feel the Rs 50,000 price-tag is a little too much for a phone that heats up quickly, and is still far from perfect. Plus the outdated 820 processor makes the price tag even more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2017
Sony Xperia XZs Hands-on, Initial Review: Bump Up and Slow It Down
Source: Unbox English
Not much has changed in terms of the Sony Xperia XZs internals either. You still have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running the show with an Adreno 530 GPU and 64GB of storage, but this time it’s paired 4GB of RAM. In our review, we felt a little shortchanged that the XZ only had 3GB of RAM, and we’re hoping the upgrade will make all the difference this time around; so far, so good though. Navigation is smooth and appears to be snappier than the Sony Xperia XZ we have on hand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2017
86% Sony Xperia XZs review
Source: Android Authority English
The Xperia XZs is definitely not worth an upgrade from its predecessor, and if you are in the market for a new phone, there are quite a few options out there that undercut the Xperia XZs by several hundred dollars, such as the Moto G5 Plus and the OnePlus 3T. If you want a real upgrade from the Xperia XZ, you are better off waiting for the more powerful Xperia XZ Premium, which will be more worth your money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 86% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia XZs Review – Slow Motion At Its Best
Source: Mobygyaan English
One of the best things in the smartphone is the camera and its slow motion feature. It does take wonderful pictures in the day time as well as performs well in the low light. Slow Motion works great if you are that quick to capture the one second moment. Performance is yet another good thing in the smartphone. Overall, the smartphone offers most things what a flagship has to offer. It gives you a great multimedia experience, great apps, and games performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
70% Sony Xperia XZs Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We’re glad to see Sony bring its amazing camera technology from its Cyber-shot cameras to the realm of smartphones. Shooting 960fps slow-motion video can get addictive really fast, and we hope to see it on other phones too. This is the sort of unique feature that was missing from the Xperia XZ, and now, coupled with better low-light performance, the package feels complete.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia XZs review: How to make a new phone feel old
Source: Soycincau English
The smartphone market, especially at the high-end, is so incredibly competitive right now that even old giants like HTC have had to cut their flagship prices down just to remain in consideration. Sony isn’t the big smartphone player it used to be and their sales figures are a strong indication of that but it looks like that reality hasn’t hit their pricing yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2017
Sony Xperia XZs Review
Source: Fone Arena English
The Xperia XZs isn’t revolutionary but with Sony’s pace of releasing smartphones, it perhaps isn’t even possible. Every 6 months, Sony comes out with a brand new flagship with an iterative update but with the XZs, we’re beginning to see a new level of refinement. For the most part, the Xperia XZs impresses. The design while subdued and understated, continues to look good and performance is in line with the competition. The phone does well on the audio playback front and even includes support for the LDAC codec that Google is planning to roll in with the Android O update. And finally, battery life that really impresses.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2017
Sony Xperia XZs Hands-On [Images] – The 960fps Super Slow Motion Camera
Source: Mobygyaan English
Sony replaces its Xperia Z lineup with XZ and its newly launched flagship Sony Xperia XZs is priced at ₹49,990. The Sony Xperia XZs is a high-end smartphone with a 19 MP primary camera that captures slow motion footage at 960 fps. Without a doubt, there are no smartphones as of now that capture slow motion videos at 960 fps (32x slow motion). All you can say is this is the Xperia XZ with the super slow motion feature. Let’s take a closer look at the new Xperia XZs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2017
82% Sony Xperia XZs review – with Motion Eye Camera
Source: Gogi.in English
Best smartphone for professional video recording, overall smooth performance / experience, hardly heats up and battery life is decent enough. The price however is way too high and that will make the user think twice in 960fps mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
Sony Xperia XZs Review: One-Trick Pony
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Sony Xperia XZs is a one-trick pony. Aside from the impressive 960fps video recording, the XZs is basically a slightly refined Xperia XZ, which wasn’t exactly a great smartphone to begin with.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2017
79% Sony Xperia XZs Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Sony Xperia XZs may have a previous generation processor, but is still well optimised for good performance. Alongside, it presents a compact, ergonomic build, a bright and vibrant display and a fairly decent camera. The battery life is the only element that is comparatively weak, but still lasts for an entire work day.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZs review
Source: Techradar English
The smaller of Sony's new flagship phones does lack on specs in some respects, but that's not necessarily a bad thing... it all depends on whether it comes with a correspondingly low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2017
70% Sony Xperia XZs
Source: Gadget Show English
Sony is unlike any other smartphone making company. The handset it manufactures is aimed for a completely different audience, not the masses. If you are one of those who is looking for high-end specifications based on the price tag, this handset is not for you. The handset works on the theory of delivering a fine end user experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia XZs review
Source: GSM Arena English
To get this straight, the Xperia XZs is an interim flagship of sorts, definitely not 2017's top pick. The XZs is taking over from the last one in charge, but the real greats are supposed to start hitting in six months or so. And we've had a taste of what's to come thanks to the Xperia XZ Premium, less than a month away itself.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
70% Sony Xperia XZs review: The pint-sized RX100 IV
Source: India Today English
It's the rest of the world, I am afraid, that Sony would have trouble convincing. On the one side, the Xperia XZs has future-proof camera hardware, on the other it comes with a dated design, a 1080p screen, dated processor and a too small for comfort battery. It may have a good design, a good screen, good all-round performance and good battery life, but, when you have phones like the LG G6, the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and the upcoming iPhone 8) at very similar price point, the good will simply not be good enough. The Sony Xperia XZs has been launched in India at a price of Rs 49,990.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia XZs First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Xperia XZs has a 2900mAh battery and 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable using a microSD card of up to 256GB. In this price range, the phone will be competing against Android heavyweights including the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Google's Pixel. We will have to wait and see if this new Sony smartphone is has what it takes to impact current and future Android flagships in the Indian market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Sony Xperia XZs first impressions
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the Sony Xperia XZs packs some interesting features in the camera department and the super slow motion shooting capabilities are quite impressive, but however, in other departments, the device simply lags behind with the rest of the competition, at least on papers. But, hopefully, our impression might prove wrong when we will present you with an in-depth analysis of the latest flagship device from Sony.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Sony Xperia XZs with Motion Eye Camera Technology Launched at Rs. 49,990
Source: PC Quest English
The Xperia XZs is capable of playing back Hi-Res Audio and the supported file formats are LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD. Using Hi-Res headphones, the users can play High-Resolution tracks.Sony Xperia XZs has been priced at INR 49,990 and booking starts from 4th of April.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2017
Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia XZs isn't as exciting as the XZ Premium in terms of design or features, but it does bring last year's Xperia XZ up to scratch in terms of Sony's camera offering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony XPERIA XZs Review: Hands-On
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Sony Xperia XZs is a good Android phone, and it can differentiate itself thanks to a unique design language and a Camera system that has extraordinary technical specifications. We can’t wait to try it in the real world and challenge it in situations where it could make a difference against the best handsets out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017

Foreign Reviews

92% Ansprechender Lückenfüller
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 97% features: 93% display: 93% mobility: 84%
Neue Kamera Im Alten Sony-Kleid
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Xperia XZs
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XZs
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive cameras; excellent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2018
Todas las características del Sony Xperia XZs
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; support waterproof; high performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2017
70% Recensione Sony Xperia XZs by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
90% Sony Xperia XZs, recensione dello Smartphone che fa Super Slow Motion a 960fps
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Recensione Sony XPERIA XZs: più RAM e slow motion a 960fps
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Smartphone Sony Xperia Xzs - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia XZs Hands-On: Una Formula Per Il Successo?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; good cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Prise En Main Du Sony Xperia Xzs : La Recette Du Succès ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent cameras. Negative: Easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
90% Sony Xperia XZs - Обзор смартфона, который снимает "960 кадров в секунду"
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Смартфон Sony Xperia XZs: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Support waterproof and dust avoiding; high quality speakers; very good cameras. Negative: Poor display; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Đánh giá Sony Xperia XZs: Bền bỉ, đáng tin, đậm chất Sony
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; metal case; decent hardware; quick charge; good cameras; waterproof. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2017
Cận cảnh “hàng độc” Xperia XZs màu vàng chanh Lime Gold
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive color; stylish design; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Sony Xperia XZs: Bước tiến lớn về camera di động
Source: TechZ VN→EN
Positive: Good cameras; high performance; fast fingerprint sensor; excellent display. Negative: Mediocre design; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Xperia XZs: Hoàn hảo quá liệu có ai mua?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent display; nice performance; good cameras; decent autonomy; waterproof IP68. Negative: Uncomfortable volume buttons.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2017
Ảnh thực tế Sony Xperia XZs giá 14,9 triệu tại Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Slow motion video recording; impressive design; good speakers; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2017
Trên tay Xperia XZs tại Việt Nam: Giống XZ, camera quay slow-motion 960fps
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; quick charge. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2017
Trên tay Sony XZs: bản nâng cấp đáng giá về camera so với XZ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; decent hardware; good display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017
85% Test Sony Xperia XZs
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% Sony Xperia XZs test – fedt kamera med cool slow-mo
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
85% Test af Sony Xperia XZs – fremragende til prisen
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.161 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


77.61%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)