Sony Xperia XZ launches in India
Sony Xperia XZ launches in IndiaSony Press Kit

Sony smartphones are known for the fine camera configurations and they get better day by day. The latest development in the smartphone camera department can be seen in the company's latest release, the Xperia XZ, which features powerful cameras enough to take on industry giants.

On Thursday, the company unveiled the latest entry to their popular Xperia series in India to demonstrate the proficiency Sony has in the imaging field. Sony Xperia XZ is more than just a camera smartphone, as it continues the company's legacy of a water-and-dust proof design, among other things.

As a part of the launch offer, the company is offering a free SmartBand Talk SWR30 fitness tracker worth Rs. 8,990 for those who pre-book the Xperia XZ. The handset comes bundled with a Quick Charger, Sony LIV subscription for 3 months worth Rs. 349 and Modern Combat 5 Gameloft credits worth Rs. 780.

Sony Xperia XZ comes in Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum colours and it is priced at Rs. 51,990. But the handset will be available at a best buy price of Rs. 49,990. 

The new Xperia phone will be available across all Sony and other electronics stores starting October 10, but the pre-booking offer is valid only on bookings made on from October 1-10.

Sony Xperia XZ's camera capabilities are impressive and can deliver details under challenging conditions. Below we are highlighting the top features of the Xperia XZ, which will convince buyers it is worth an investment.


Sony Xperia XZ features advanced camera technology to push photography skills to the limit. It features a triple image sensing technology, which allows users to capture true to life images in any condition. This technology comprises of the original Exmor RS image sensor, laser autofocus sensor and RGBC-IR sensor, which balances the true colours.

The triple image sensing technology combined with a 23-megapixel camera, which has a 0.6 second capture speed, is an ideal combination for avid photographers. The Xperia XZ is also titled the world's first smartphone with 5-axis video stabilisation, which ensures stable and smooth video shooting experience. This technology is integrated with both front and rear cameras.

To compliment the rear camera capabilities, the Xperia XZ has an equally better front snapper with a 13-megapixel sensor. Get all those missing details in your selfies with Xperia XZ.


Sony Xperia XZ features a loop surface design with a metal unibody, which ensures a comfortable grip. The handset is also built to withstand splashes and showers with its water resistant design. If the handset catches dust, skip the traditional cloth-cleaning method and simply wash off the dirt. The device has received IP65 and IP68 rating under Ingress Protection.

Fingerprint scanner

Since all phones have a fingerprint scanner these days, what's so different about the Xperia XZ? Sony has placed the biometric scanner on the home button, which is on the side of the phone and not at the bottom or at the back. It's unique, easy to access, fast and accurate.


Expect the Xperia XZ to perform exceptionally well as it packs some of the premium specs. It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is combined with a 3GB RAM, and runs Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box and due for Android Nougat in the coming months.

The dual-SIM smartphone supports all connectivity options such as 4G, LoLTE, ViLTE, VoWiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC. There's a USB Type-C port, which makes charger faster and data transfer swift. The handset comes with a Quick Charger in the box, which gives 5.5 hours of usage with just 10 minutes of charge. We will confirm the battery life after the review of the handset. The handset comes with a 2,900mAh battery and has STAMINA mode.

Smart features

Qnovo adaptive charging: Monitors and adjusts the charging current to avoid over charging the battery.

Battery care: Controls charging by pausing it at 90 percent. The charging completes just before when it is needed.

Xperia Tips: Provides tips to optimise personal user experience after reading the user habits.

Smart Cleaner: Clears cache to keep overall performance of the Xperia XZ at its best.