Sony’s Xperia XZs was introduced at the MWC 2017 trade show alongside its higher spec’d cousin, Xperia XZ Premium. With the Xperia XZ Premium nowhere in sight, the company has put its second-most powerful smartphone on sale through online retailer channels, and before you ask, the phone is definitely going to cost you.
Online Retailers Selling the Unlocked Xperia XZs for $699 – Item Will Be Released Tomorrow
Sony’s Xperia XZs is by no means a cheap smartphone, and it only makes us wonder what the Snapdragon 835-powered Xperia XZ Premium is going to retail for once the company officially introduces it to the market. That will be a story for another time but for now if you are interested, then you can head over to Amazon to make your purchase. The device is going to be released on April 5, so there is not going to be a whole waiting time for you to get your hands on the Snapdragon 820-powered handset.
Just like its predecessors, Xperia XZs features an IPS LCD panel and bears a 5.2-inch 1080p display. There is a 2,900mAh battery tucked underneath the hood and complementing the performance of the Snapdragon 820 is 4GB of RAM. For this model, you can either adopt a single SIM, get 64GB of internal memory in return while having the option to expand the storage up to 256GB via a microSD card. Alternatively, you can choose a dual-SIM option, but with no storage card space remaining, you will have to rely on the 64GB of native memory, which should be sufficient for most smartphone users.
Xperia XZs also features a 19MP rear-facing shooter that in addition to recording 4K footage, can capture 720p videos at 960 frames per second. That is definitely an overkill feature as most high-end phones are only limited to shooting 720p videos at 240 frames per second.
The phone is also IP68 certified but does not provide support for wireless charging, which will be a deal breaker for most.
Do you think the Xperia XZs is worth a purchase for its $699 price tag? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.