Sony Xperia XZs Philippines Price, Specs, Official Release Date, Key Features

Based on the traffic that my previous articles about Sony Xperia Android smartphones had gotten through the years, I can say with confidence that many of my readers are big fans of this handset brand.

If you're one of them, here's something that I'm sure will put a smile on your face:

Sony Xperia XZs - the flagship smartphone of the legendary Japanese tech company for the first half of 2017 - has just been officially released here in the Philippines.

Sony Xperia XZs

This top-of-the-line smartphone hit store shelves across the country last Friday - May 5, 2017 - donning an official suggested retail price of Php 39,990.

Sony Xperia XZs

Sony Xperia XZs shares largely the same design language and construction as its direct predecessor, the Sony Xperia XZ, which is not bad at all given that the 2016 flagship was and remains to be a headturner.

Sony Xperia XZs

You get the same tubular real metal shell that seamlessly encases the curved scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass face on top the brilliant 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display panel.

Sony Xperia XZs

On top of that, the handset's svelte body remains to be IP68 Certified Water and Dust Resistant, which means that it is more than capable of surviving accidental splashes or drops in shallow water.

Likewise, Xperia XZs' top-notch audio features including its Dual S-Force Front Surround speakers and Hi-Res Quality music playback via earphone jack merely echo what on the previous release.

Sony Xperia XZs
Having two loud speakers in front, Xperia XZs delivers surround sound quality -- a rare feature in flagship Android smartphones.

Sony Xperia XZs

What makes Sony Xperia XZs truly special is its main 19 MegaPixel f/2.0 camera, which features the world's first ever memory stacked imaging sensor in a smartphone, which provides 5-Times faster image scanning and data transfer.

Sony Xperia XZs

This powerful component allows Xperia XZs 'Motion Eye' video recorder to shoot HD clips at a whopping 960 frames per second, making Super Slow Motion rendering possible!

Sony Xperia XZs

If you love shooting videos of fast moving subjects like animals in the wild or players in a ball game or practically any sport, you will definitely find this imaging feature very useful.

Sony Xperia XZs

Under the hood, Xperia XZs runs its Sony-flavored Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with a powerhouse 64-Bit Quad Core Kryo and Adreno 530 GPU based Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, has 4GB of RAM, and comes with 32GB of internal storage that you can easily beef up using the hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot that also works as microSD card memory expansion slot.

Sony Xperia XZs

Powered by a non-removable 2,900 mAh Li-Ion battery pack that supports Qnovo Adaptive Charging and delivers at least a whole day of uptime with regular use, Dual SIM Dual Standby (Dual nanoSIM) Sony Xperia XZs is available in three elegant colors, namely, Ice Blue, Black, and Warm Silver.

It's been a while since I reviewed a Sony Xperia flagship so I'm certainly hoping to play with this new model soon and to give it a good test run. Frankly, Xperia XZs' innards aren't particularly 2017 standard for top-of-the-line handsets. However, let's keep in mind that a smartphone's actual performance in real world use is determined by several other factors apart from internal hardware.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Sony Xperia XZs
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions : 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Weight : 161 grams
Available Colors : Warm Silver, Black, Ice Blue
Operating System : Android 7.1 Nougat with Xperia UI
Display : 5.2 inches (~70.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Curved Corning Gorilla Glass (TBD)
Processor : 64-Bit Quad Core (2.15 GHz Kryo X 2 + 1.6 GHz Kryo X 2), Adreno 530 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset
RAM : 4GB RAM
Internal Storage : 32GB/64GB ROM options, expandable via hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot doubling as microSD card slot supporting up to 256GB
Camera : Back: 19 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture, 25mm focal length, EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, 1/2.3" sensor size, LED flash
Front: 13 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture, 22mm, 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size
Video Capture : Back - 4K 30 frames per second, HD 960 frames per second
Front - 1080p
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; 4G LTE-A Cat9
GPS : A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio : No
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner, Color Spectrum
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable 2,900 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime : TBD
Value-Added Features : Premium Build, Dual Front Facing Speakers, IP68 Certified Water and Dust Resistant, Motion Eye, Super Slow Motion Video Capture
Announcement : Philippines - May 5, 2017
Availability : Philippines - May 5, 2017
Price : Official SRP in the Philippines - Php 39,990

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