Sony Xperia XZ launches in Singapore: Available 15 Oct at S$998

Intro

Article written by Jason Chua

As a millennial, How I Met Your Mother (along with F.R.I.E.N.D.S) was one of the defining tv series of my generation. While the show kind of dragged itself on throughout the middle of its entire run, there were several running gags that ran throughout the entire series – Barney sleeping around with every girl, Ted doing all the things right, but just tripping over himself by getting too serious too soon (that confession to Robin in the pilot episode pops to mind).

How-I-Met-Your-Mother-ted-robin
Yeah, no.

To me, the whole Ted hamstringing himself after a lot of good work is very reminiscent of some of the choices Sony has made with the X series of phones. These range from throwing in a flagship price for a mid-range phone in the Xperia X, to the ridiculous idea of having a 1080p display and just 3GB of RAM in a Q4 2016 flagship device. Having been invited down to the launch event for the Sony Xperia XZ, which was revealed together with the X Compact, we decided to see Sony’s answer to the question ‘What makes the XZ a cut above all the other flagship phones out there and why should a consumer get it over another Android flagship?’

But first, its specifications.

Xperia XZ
SoC 64-bit Quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

and

Adreno 530

RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Display 5.2” 1080p IPS LCD
Dimensions 146.4 x 71.9 x 8.1mm , 161 grams
Camera 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3” sensor, LED flash
Front Facing
13MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3” sensor
Battery 2900 mAh
Launch OS Android 6.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
SIM Size NanoSIM
Waterproofing Yes (IP68)

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