The small power bars is back: at the IFA in 2017, Sony has among other things the Xperia XZ1 compact in the luggage. Like at the previous here powerful hardware in handy format is used. The highlight is a new camera with 3D-Scan-Funktion.
12.9 cm high the brand new Sony Xperia is just XZ1 compact-so that it fits comfortably in your pocket. At a thickness of 0.93 cm it is flat but not especially, but we know already from the XZ series.
Also with regard to the appearance of not much has happened, it remains in the box shape typical for Sony devices at cellphoneexplorer. It is rounded at the edges of the side, but not to the corners. Polycarbonate dominates the housing, only up and down a little more noble material awaits us with aluminium. We have the following video gives a first impression of the Xperia XZ1 compact and its big brother:
Sony Xperia XZ1 compact Android 8.0
To launch in a few weeks Android OREO is already with the game. A manual update falls away so ever. As usual, there are hardly any pre-installed bloatware at Sony, instead an almost pure Android is used.
The small size is reflected also in the display size. Here, final is already at a diagonal of 4.6 inches. The resolution is HD, so 720 × 1,280 pixels. Gorilla glass of 5 Sony protects from scratches and other damage the device as a waterproof according to IP65/68 applies.
New camera with 3D mode
Compared to its predecessor, Sony has mounted mainly on the camera. It offers 19 MP rear and can record videos in 2160 p. Also a “super slow fashion” has: up to 960 frames per second are in here.
But clearly, highlight is the new 3D, which is as an app with this. Arbitrary objects can be so scanned and saved as OBJ file then redirect you to a 3D printer or a 3D application. There is of course a preview on the Smartphone itself.
The front camera offers no 3D, can videos for this but at least in up to 1080 p as well as photos in up to 8 MP, create. The aperture value is considerable 120 degrees here at f/2.0 and the field of view.
Sony Xperia XZ1: Technical specifications
Sony Xperia XZ1 compact: prices and availability
As of the end of September, the Sony Xperia XZ1 in Germany is available. To choose the colors black, White Silver, Horizon Blue and twilight are pink. The MSRP is to start at 599 euros.