Sony was already taking the lead in releasing updates and security patches for its flagships but now they are ahead of every other manufacturer by releasing Xperia XZ1 with Android Oreo. It is the first flagship phone to come with Google’s latest operating system in the market. Sadly, it was not available until now in USA due to certain issues. For those waiting to buy a robust device with latest specs and Android Oreo can rejoice as Xperia XZ1 is now also available on Amazon for 700$.
Sony’s hardcore fan are not so much happy with this device or those who already upgraded to Xperia XZ Premium. Because technically there is no big difference in Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZ1 performance wise. Under the hood, both phone carries Snapdragon 835 and Sony’s killer 19 MP Camera that is capable of shooting 960-fps slo-mo video. The default storage on this phone is 64 GB with option to extend using a microSD upto 256 GB and 4GB RAM.
Unfortunately, there is a major drawback and that’s what is making Sony fans angry, the display is 1080p. Yes! Xperia XZ1 come with Full-HD display not a 4K but it does support HDR10. You can grab this phone for 699$ at Amazon in four different colors. Also keep in mind before purchasing this phone that finger print sensor does not work in USA due to some legal issues.
Personally I will recommend you guys to get Xperia XZ Premium instead of XZ1 because of two things: First, you will get 4K Display in same price and same hardware. Second, Sony has planned to release Android Oreo for Xperia XZ Premium later this year.
Last but not least, Google Pixel 2 is also around the corner and is releasing on 4th Oct, 2017. So if you are not a hardcore Sony phones fan then you should wait because this time Google has a lot to offer than the rest.