First Sony flagship with Android 8: Xperia XZ1 hands-on!

Just in today Sony Malaysia has officially launched the flagship of the year – Sony Xperia XZ1 which has mass marketed in Malaysian market with power from the Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM for a price tag at RM2999. Let’s have a quick glance on the hardware first!

 Sony Xperia XZ1 specifications


  • 5.2 inch Full HD+HDR display (1080 X 1920 resolution)
  • Snapdragon 835 octacore processor
  • 4GB RAM+64GB ROM(support up to 256GB MicroSD)
  • Rear 19MP Motion Eye (support 960fps ultra slow mo & 4K video recording)
  • Front 13MP camera,f/2.0 aperture,120 wide angle lens
  • Bluetooth 5.0,NFC
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C 3.1
  • IP 68 water and dust resistant
  • 2700Ah battery
  • Supports QC3.0
  • Android 8.0
  • Available in dark black, silver, moonlight blue and pink





The Sony XZ1 is highlighted with some unique features such as the 3D creator and the motion eye camera that captures up to 960fps slow motion video recording. It also comes with Sony Hi-Res audio support with DSEE HX digital audio decoding technology, LDAC bluetooth transfer, DNC, ClearAudio+ along with S-Force dual front stereo speakers which boosts 50% more volume than the XZ predecessor.



The Sony Xperia XZ1 is no differ from other XZ lineup and it is equipped with a 5.2 inches Full HD display with HDR support protected by 5th generation Corning Gorilla Glass.


The Sony Xperia XZ1 inherits the Loop Surface design and it is generally sized at 148 x 73 x 7.4mm, weighted at 156g and IP68 water and dust resistant certified.


The XZ1 has a front 13MP camera with 22mm wide angle lens and an aperture sized at f/2.0.


A 3.5mm audio jack can be noted on the top alongside with the noise cancelling microphone.


The XZ1 comes with a SIM slot and a microSD slot on the left. It has a visible and unique antenna design on its top left corner.




A hardware shutter key accompanied by the integrated fingerprint scanner home button and volume rocker.




Despite packed with a 2700mAh battery, its battery does supports the latest Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 technology through the USB Type C cable.



The XZ1 is offered with a 19MP rear camera with 25mm wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. The stability is also assisted with the 5 axis gyro stabilizer and it comes with multiple sensors composed from the hybrid AF, IR focus and colour detection module. The NFC band is straight right up visible through the top of the flash module.


The Exmor RS sensor further enhances the Motion Eye camera for the ultra slow motion video capture.

3D Creator





It is possible to scan 3D images lively through the lens on the XZ1 to create a 3D portrait.





Apart from sharing it with your friends, there are multiple AR effect apps and features to play with which allow you to interact objects in your image in real time.


It is also one of first few Android smartphones that runs on Android 8.0!

Lastly, the Sony Xperia XZ1 will be available for retail on end of September at RM2999.