Sony


As for manufacturing electronic products for the consumer markets, Sony is not only a pioneer, it’s also a leader in this domains so no surprise to know that it was ranked 105th list of Fortune Global in 2017.  In comparison from humble beginnings coupled with longevity Sony has become massive with numerous businesses towards Global consumers and professional markets including entertainment, electronics, gaming and others.

It is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with incorporated sectors such as Sony Interactive Entertainment, Pictures, Mobile and Sony Music, just to name a few.

The company is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato Tokyo.  Founded by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita on 7 May the company began with a capital of only ¥190,000 and a total of eight employees in May 1946; 71 years ago in Tokyo Japan.  The company’s current slogan is BE History.


It initially started as a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, in 1946 when Masaru Ibuka opened an electronics shop in Tokyo, then Ibuka was joined by Akio Morita In 1958 the company changed its name to „Sony“.


Sony broke into the Global market with the Sony TR-63 radio

The TR-55 Transistor Radio was their very first branded product released in 1955, however must be noted again, that the company name changed to Sony in January 1958.  And then they broke into the Global market through U.S with the Sony TR-63 radio this could be considered as the beginning of the new industry of personal consumer microelectronics.

Sony Goes Global

American teenagers started buying these walkmans of that era in the millions.  This helped push Sony to international status as a big player when it came to electronics manufacturing. By the end of 1968 Sony had shifted out over 4.5 million units.

The Sony CDP-101, the first CD audio player to market

Sony is versatile and diverse, it invested in the development of the Compact Disc in the 1970s and 1980s. Sony introduced the CDP-101, the first CD audio player to market, on October 1, 1982 at $900.

When the first players surfaced it attracted widespread usage in Japan and Europe and of course every body knows about the Sony PlayStation in the early 1990s.

Sony has been directly and solely responsible for introducing many of the most popular recording formats of our time, including the Compact Disc, floppy disk and the Blu-ray Disc.  In other words Sony created standards for new recording and storage technologies for the consumer and business sectors globally.

Blu-Ray Disc
Compact Disc
Floppy Disk

Looking at audio recording, now this can be agued as Sonys most iconic electronic product of all time, in the form of the world’s first portable music player using the compact cassette  format.  Released in 1979 they called it „the Walkman “ and then Sony  introduced the MiniDisc format in 1992.

 

Releasing the Discman In 1984, was basically no surprise, it was a natural progression which extended their Walkman brand to portable CD products too.

Sony are the ones who truly made music not just personal but in addition portable as well.  This was a fundamental transformation in music listening activities, by letting people to be mobile while listening to music through lightweight headphones, anywhere and anytime. 

MiniDisc Player

Sony leading from the front again reinvented the industry standard Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound format system, with a new system using eight channels (7.1) of audio creating two extra channels, compared to just six utilised by Dolby Digital 5.1 at the time in 1993.

This Sonys more advanced proprietary motion picture digital audio format they called SDDS which stood for „Sony Dynamic Digital Sound“.


Flash memory

In 1998 Sony come out with their memory  flash memory cards and Memory Stick format for use in Sony products such as cameras and portable music players and memory cards for their „Xperia“ SmartPhones. 

Sony Memory Flash Card
Sony Memory Stick


Business units

Out of all the electronics consumer manufacturers, Sony took the most interest in consumer robotics they’ve offered a verity of products.  The egg shaped digital music player, the dog-shaped robot called AIBO and a humanoid robot called QRIO.

Aibo – Released on May 11, 1999

Sony developed a robot that played digital music called Rolly, it’s shaped like an egg.

It more than just delivered music but with robotic dancing to the music it played as well. 

It has wings shaped like cups (that could pass for arms) that open and close, it can rotate and spine with the aid of two wheels, and for aesthetics it has two bands of LED colored lights running around its edge, all these features can all move to the music coming out of Rolly.

Sony Rolly

In mid 1998 Sony announced a prototype robot which they called AIBO that is actually a series of robot pets manufactured and designed by Sony.

The first model for consumers was released on May 11, 1999. After this New models were introduced   until 2005 every year

Sony Aibo – All Generations

The good news is that Sony is bringing back the iconic robot pet dog brand with a new model after more than ten years away. And they are calling it (you guessed it) “Aibo” model number ERS-1000 (probably got this from the T-1000 of the terminator 2 franchise). Sony claims the new Aibo programmed to bond with owners by providing them lots of love.

The New Sony Aibo-ERS-1000 – Robot Dog
The New Aibo

It’s sort of an old dog, but with new tricks, much smarter AI boasting more points to assist articulation and with more advanced motion sensors all lead by responsive voice control and best of all are the large adorable come-take-care-of-me Disney eyes that emotionally captivate. 

And as for QRIO it stood at approximately 0.6 m tall and 7.3kg in weight. QRIO was built to make people happy and that was backed up by its slogan that’s was „Makes life fun, Sony developed and marketed this bipedal humanoid entertainment robot to follow up on the success of its AIBO entertainment robot.

QRIO
QRIO on the ball

Computing

Sony did produce computers, and then left the computer business around 1990, and then entered again in 1996 under the brand name of VAIO which stood for „Video Audio Integrated Operation“. 

However in February 2014 left the computer business yet again because of poor sales, VAIO was sold to Japan Industrial Partners, but Sony has a minority stake in JIP.




Sony Interactive Entertainment

The second most iconic electronic product released under Sony’s „Interactive Entertainment“ sector, has to be the PlayStation game consoles, released in 1994 was the first PlayStation.  And then the PlayStation 2 had more than  60% of world console sales, breaking Nintendo’s long-standing record as the games console market King, suffice to say that Sony’s PlayStation 2 is truly the best-selling video game console of all time, selling over 150 million units as of 2011.

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The Original PlayStation – 1994
The Sony PlayStation 3 – 2006
PlayStation-2 (PS2)

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And then Sony came out with a High-Definition games console with the PlayStation 3 in 2006 and the Station 3 had a Blu-ray format, the first games console to have this.

Sony has sold more than 35.9 million units of the Sony PlayStation 4 launched on 15 November 2013.


Sony-manufactured CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) chip image sensors, that are widely used in digital cameras, tablet computers and SmartPhones.


Also produced well known television game shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune

They have done so well with this venture that they were ranked third among film studios in 2011, as a result of group sales in 2010 of $7.2 billion.


Sony Pictures

Did you know that Sony has produced many memorable movies?  Like Blade Runner 2049, Spider-Man, Resident Evil, The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters and Men in Black just to name a very few.

Sony
made all this happen when it started Film and television production
when it bought and took-over Columbia Pictures Entertainment in 1989 for
a cool $3.4 billion.


Sony Music Entertainment

In one of its largest-ever acquisitions, Sony purchased CBS Record Group in 1988 for US$2 billion.

Sony Music Entertainment in
1991, become the new name for CBS Records.

Sony Music Entertainment (also known as SME or Sony Music) is the second-largest global recorded music company of the „big three“ record companies and is controlled by Sony Corporation of America, the United States subsidiary of Japan’s Sony.

The company owns full or partial rights to the catalogues of Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Usher, Eminem, Akon and others.

Sony Xperia-Z2 Tablet

The brand Xperia is not only sheared by Sony’s SmartPhones but also by the their tablet computers as well, the company launched its Sony Tablet line of Android tablets in 2011. 

The company started marketing their Android Tablet products in 2012.

Sony Mobile Communications

In Terms of Mobile phones for Sony, it all began when Sony and Ericsson the Swedish telecommunications company, came together to create Sony Ericsson in 2001.  

However at present we can say Sony Mobile Communications a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, is a mobile phone manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sony Ericsson were innovative in their time, with multimedia-capable mobile phones that were unique for the time with first-time-ever-seen features such as cameras. Sales were slow at first, however, SMC reached a profit in 2003.  Despite their innovations, Sony faced intense competition from a new sheriff in town, a new player who went by name Apple who released the iPhone in 2007.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmPkao-7UBY

Of the 5 largest, mobile phone manufacturers, Sony was fourth in the world In 2009 amid a global recession. The big buyout of Ericsson’s share in the company by Sony took in 2012, it was sold for $1 billion USD.

Sony Xperia-Z5 Premium

Sony released the Xperia Z5 Premium in 2015 in Europe, Canada and USA.

Sony Mobile Communications at the moment now only focuses under the Xperia name, on the smartphone market, in response to Sony’s market share fallen to six place IN 2010.  Regardless Sony still posted sales of 37 million mobile phones in the year 2013, that represents two percent of the mobile phone market.

The Sony
Phones start here – Sony Xperia

Obviously
starting with Sony’s top phones, as we would expect that, every major Mobile Phone
manufacturer wants to be the “top dog” they do this by releasing “flagship” SmartPhones
exhibiting the best hardware and software specifications coupled with improved
user modifications that they have to offer. 

They put all these goodies into one phone using
premium materials to produce them.  Sony
has mostly used the Xperia-Z series to do this lately, however the Xperia line
has been Sony’s range brand of SmartPhones using the Android operating system.

Sony’s
agreement with Ericcson built so many bridges between them, it lasted for a
long time indeed, and before then Sony where just Sony and branded their
SmartPhones as
just
Sony
,  And then Sony dropped their first flagship mainstream
Android device  from Sony Ericsson.  They called it 
Xperia X10, announced in November 2009
and released four months later.

For that
time, the camera was good with 8MP and ran Android 1.6 Donut.  The X10 was shipped with a Qualcomm QSD8250
1GHz CPU chip, 1 GB of internal storage, 384 MB RAM and then some.

The X10 some
sort of a classic, as the operating system was updated twice by popular demand
by users to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the X10 has got quite a few “unofficial
updates” with the help off the FreeXperia Project now known as FXP who are
basically a team of Developers.  It was
sleek and looked well sophisticated, a sign of things to come from Sony, a
totally new, unique user experience.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

The Sony
Ericsson Xperia Arc succeeded the X10 released in March 2011. The Arc had many similarities
with the X10, for instance, the
resolution of the 4.2”screen was the same,
and as for the CPU, Qualcomm chip was in reality, just slightly updated, with 1 GB of internal storage and
512 RAM.  The first we heard of Best Resolution Audio
Visual Integrated Architecture (BRAVIA) engine was with the release of this
phone.

So we are not surprised that BRAVIA has became a standard, not only for Sony’s
flag ship SmartPhones, but also for a lot of mid-range phones released by Sony
(Ericsson at that time).

Xperia
Arc was released with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and subsequently upgradeable to Android
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Right before the announcement, the Xperia Arc had been

This was
shaky times for Sony and Ericsson, terms of  their association together.  In meantime while the Xperia Arc was released
with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS but could be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream
Sandwich (sounds tasty :p), even right before the Xperia Arc was announced,
there was talk going round within the industry and elsewhere that it would be
called the Xperia X12, so much so that the designated numeration assigned to
previous models such as the Xperia X2 and X8 were dropped and in their place,
new names

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

They
thought more memorable, this outlook was not just these models but also for
future coming models.

And then Sony (Ericsson) announced the Arc S in
2011 that was basically a slightly upgraded version of the Xperia Arc.  Honestly, it was hard to even call the Arc S
a proper flagship Mobile Phone. 
Something had to give.

The
company bought-out its entire stake in Sony Ericsson, as Sony had a much
clearer vision of what it wanted to achieve in the future, this is when Sony
decided to part ways from Ericsson in 2012.
 This was a very critical cross-roads
time for Sony

Meanwhile
Sony, finally dropped their highly anticipated first Android flagship
SmartPhone from Sony Mobile released
with the new name, behold the 
Sony Xperia S
was born the beginning of a new
dynastic era of exceptional Sony SmartPhones as we know today
.  The rest as they say is History, but on this
occasion phoneismobile is going to tell you the rest of the history not because
that’s just what we do, but because Sony is one of the very best, but we would put Sony on the
same level as Apple if not more.

Meanwhile
back then, in February, the release
date was announced at one of the biggest events (it’s sort of like the Olympics
for SmartPhones) the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is where Sony decided
to announce the release date for the Xperia S,
note that this was..

..not just to
show-case the MASSIVE improvement of the Xperia S over the predecessor the Arc,
but also, to let Phone users and rivals alike such as Apple and
Samsung know that as far as SmartPhones go…..

…..there’s another big new player in
town, even the hardware
under the hood was impressive so much so that, for the first time in Sony’s
history, Sony’s flagship used a dual core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon CPU plus
in addition to this, as one would expect Sony being the kings and creators of
“PlayStation” included an improved and updated Adreno 220 responsible for
graphics and game performance.

The
Xperia S had no expandable options using microSD cards, but still never the
less Sony packed 32 gigs of internal storage and up to 1 GB of RAM, and a respectable
720P resolution screen. The S
was released with Android 2.3 which Sony officially updated to Android
4.1.2.

As we
said before, Sony knew ahead of time what direction they were going with the
Xperia S because as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) the company had issues
updating not only its regular Mobiles, but also its most premium ones too. 


However Xperia S put an end to all these
updating problems unlike the other past released so called flagship Xperia’s differed
greatly from previously released flagship Xperia’s,  on this note for starters  Sony made up their mind to put a transparent
LED bar that showed every notification, from messages, signal strength to
charging. In short the whole User Interface had a complete make over for better
customer Mobile experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jykzKwuqfA0

With the
Xperia S Sony also did set new innovative standards in terms of transparency,
when they began their AOSP Project (The Android Open Source Project (AOSP))
is an initiative created to guide development of the Android mobile platform.
The Android platform consists of the operating system (OS), middleware and
integral mobile applications), also in addition, the Xperia S, thanks to the
microHDMI port was also able to display its screen on external devices this
wasn’t really new, it was carried over from its predecessor the Xperia Arc.

Sony, in
August 2012 Sony introduced something that was not shaken or stirred, in
fact it was solid, it was James Bond’s phone, it was the Sony Xperia T, the first SmartPhone from a Japanese maker to allow
LTE connectivity.


The
Xperia T had a 4.55” screen,

dual
core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon CPU,

Adreno
225 GPU, 1 GB of RAM,

and
16 GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card.

The
UI was twitched a bit by doing away with the LED and did something different in
terms of notification management. 
Shipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

upgraded
to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

 


We
can just about all agree that it was not until Sony released their range of
award-winning Xperia Z series flagship SmartPhones, that everyone took note.  Their most iconic models, have really set a precedent, in short Sony has
released their flagship SmartPhones through the Z designation. 

Full
HD 5” screen covered by Gorilla Glass,quad-core
Qualcomm APQ8064 CPU. Adreno
320 GPU,16
GB of internal storage,microSD
card slot
and
2 GB of RAM.
The Xperia Z had been initially shipped
with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

but got updates to Android
4.2, 4.3 and finally Android 4.4 KitKat.

This
is where Sony went to town and released the hounds, and have come up with some
really amazing SmartPhones and the first was the
Sony
Xperia Z
,
the first SmartPhone from the Z Smart Group family, announced at CES 2013 and
released on 9 February, for starters and a big one as Mobile user have
been waiting for this one, Xperia Z was the first water-proof Android
flagship SmartPhone, suffice to say that it was a big hit. At last Sony
could now hone all its electronics skills into one handset without
restrictions.

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So in a
nutshell Sony cut their work out for themselves, set a new level for themselves
with the Xperia Z which was not just one of the most commercially successful
SmartPhones of early 2013 for Sony, but also in addition it took to the hearts
of Mobile User, in fact Sony attracted new Users to Sony Mobiles with the help
of the Xperia Z it was one of the most impressive phones, looked sleek,
sophisticated and worked as good as they looked.  The after-party  of the success of the Xperia Z was the
clone-like Xperia ZL,
which was the same device but without water and dust resistance, talk
about cashing in on success and rightfully so.

As with
iPhone was for Apple, Galaxy series for Samsung, Sony had found their own starting
with the Xperia Z, so much so that Sony
announced that they would (all guns blazing) drop a new flagship device every (wait
for it)……….six months, talk about gunning for market shear very fast.



Sony Xperia Z1

And Sony Stayed
true to their word when they announced the Xperia Z1
on the 4th of September 2013. Once again Sony fully loaded
the Xperia Z1 with the very latest top hardware, with premium mobile building
materials coupled with top features a Mobile Phone had to offer from their
point of view.

 The device was also released in a smaller
variant, the Z1 Compact
, which was “only” 4.3”.

The Xperia
Z1 (Honami) was shipped with

5”
Triluminos screen with Gorilla Glass and Full HD resolution

with
X-Reality Engine,

quad-core
Snapdagon 800,

Adreno
320, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage,

microSD card slot and a

massive
20.7 MP camera,

in
an aluminum frame to boot.

The
device is water and dust resistant like its predecessor.

It
shipped with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, received updates to 4.4,

 Xperia Z1’s firmware introduced a few
interesting camera features like

Social
Live, Info Eye, Timeshift-burst, AR Effect, Creative Effect, Sweep Panorama, AR
Fun, Time Lapse, background defocus and more.


The
Xperia Z2 was released in April 2014, Xperia Z2
codenamed Sirius. Like the Z1, the
Xperia Z2 was water and dust
proof possessing an IP standard of IP55 and IP58. The Z2 wasn’t an massive improvement over the Z1, though
battery life was slightly better, but the ability to record 4K videos was a big
hit with the fan base and for those who take SmartPhones as their main source
of visual entertainment.

The
phone features a new display (measuring a whopping 0.2″ bigger than the Z1)

 A Snapdragon 801 CPU, Sony used the newest Adreno
330

3
GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage expandable with SD card

The Z2
was the official SmartPhone of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and in some countries
was sold with a Sony SmartBand Mobile device worn on the wrist, used for
fitness
and
wellness services such as running health applications.


On September 2014 was exciting why?  Not only did Sony release their next flagship
SmartPhone the Xperia Z3, but in addition they also released a compact mini
version obviously called the Xperia Z3 Compact.  This was the second (but not the last) time
they released a flagship model in two different sizes.  While the Z3 had a 5.2-inch screen, the Z3 Compact
was 4.6 inches..

5.2-inch
full HD display,

3GB
of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of expandable storage.

The bottom line is that, the hardware specs for the Xperia
Z2 and Z3 were pretty much the same,  for
instance even though the Z3 Compact is smaller, still both SmartPhones ship with
a set of stereo speakers that were quite solid. 
the Xperia Z3 was just slightly better than the Z2.  Never the less the Xperia Z3 was and still is
a high-end premium SmartPhone

Includes
a 4.6-inch HD display,

2GB
of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.

A 20.7-megapixel camera included on the back
of both devices,

while
Android 4.4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed on both of them.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow was the latest update.


OK
folks this one was somewhat weird, why?  
Instead of calling, Sony’s Xperia Z3’s successor the Xperia Z4, they
did not call it that at all (but only in Japan was it called the Xp Z4), so everywhere
else in the world the phone was named as the
Xperia Z3+, maybe Sony thought they had unfinished
business with the Z3 for some reason.

The
Xperia Z3+
 was
premium hard, software and great feature galore, is also

made
out of metal and glass, just like its predecessors,

and
it features a 5.2-inch fullHD display.

The
phone includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage,

while
it is fueled by
the
Snapdragon 810

processor from Qualcomm.

The
device is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance,

while
a 2,930mAh battery is included on the inside.

Suffice
to say that this left Mobile Phone Users perplexed yet curious as to why Sony
did that.  Meanwhile, as by now and it was expected that the
Xperia Z3+ would look quite similar to the Xperia XZ3, so much so that even the
dimensions were almost identical, with the same display it had the same width
and height as its predecessor.

Includes
Quick Charge 2.0 charging, take note that the Xperia X3 had quick charge
facility but that was only for the Japanese market.  So some tangible improvement from the predecessor.


This time
Sony announced not just two SmartPhones, but three new flagship handsets, all
made to a very high standard which was now a prerequisite from Sony by Users.  It was in September of 2015 that the three
devices were announced, they were the Xperia Z5 and two variants which were the
Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. 

All three Phone looked the same. 
Like the ones before, Sony kept with the flow by keeping the physical shutter
buttons on all of them, plus in addition they were all powered by the same
processor, the Snapdragon 810. 

All three devices included premium stereo
speakers shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS out of the box.  Note that the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium got
updated to Android 7.1.1
Nougat, while the Xperia Z5 Compact
received Android 7.0 Nougat as its last update.

The Sony Xperia Z5

The
Sony
Xperia Z5
 is
about the same size as the Xperia Z3+, while the design language did not change
much either. The phone

includes
a 5.2-inch fullHD display,

3GB
of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable).

A
2,900mAh battery is included in the package, along with Quick Charge 2.0.

 

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The
Xperia Z5 Premium sports a larger 5.5-inch 4K display,

3GB
of RAM and 32GB of storage.

This
phone comes with a larger 3,430mAh battery,

and
the same fast charging as the base model.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

The
Xperia Z5 Compact, on the other hand,

includes
a 4.6-inch HD display,

2GB
of RAM and 32GB of storage,

while
a 2,700mAh battery is included in the package as well, along with Quick Charge 2.0.



Sony Xperia
X Performance

Everybody
was all-on waiting for the the Xperia Z6 but that was not to happen as Sony
changed the script and in February 2016, announced the Sony
Xperia X Performance as the successor to the Xperia Z5. It exhibited a 5-inch fullHD
display screen.  However Mobile Users
were waiting to see the reason it was tagged the X “Performance” while it also
included a unique side-facing fingerprint scanner located on the right, it
shipped with an aluminium back.  included
a 3.5mm headphone jack with a set of premium stereo speakers.

And now
for the reason it was called the Xperia X
Performance;
so it came with……

 

……3GB
of RAM and in 32GB and 64GB (bigger) storage variants.

The
phone is fuelled by the Snapdragon 820 chipset,

while
a 23-megapixel camera is included on its back.

A
single 13-megapixel camera is placed on the phone’s front side,

while
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was pre-installed on the X performance.

With
updates all the way to Android 8.0
Oreo.


We
strongly feel that if something “aint broke” don’t try to fix it as Sony went
ahead and renamed its flagship series of SmartPhones yet again from the
Xperia Z series  to the “Xperia XZ” flagship SmartPhones. Announced back in
September of 2016.  And yes, there were
the similarities we’d come to expect, like retaining the physical camera
shutter and the side-facing fingerprint scanner, the bottom line is that the XZ
Flagship SmartPhone did look like its predecessors in terms of the look and
design, and., it is located on the right-hand side of the phone’s body.

With all the talk at the time, of the XZ being
so similar to predecessors, it still came with the goods “under the hood”

The
phone features a 5.2-inch fullHD display,

It
came with an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.

The
Snapdragon 820 chip set
fuels the
Xperia XZ
,

An
Impressive camera package with a single 23-megapixel camera on the back. A
13-megapixel camera is included on the front side of the smartphone,

Android
6.0.1 Marshmallow came pre-installed on the handset.

Android
8.0 Oreo is the last update this phone received, and the device includes a
non-removable 2,900mAh battery, not to mention it supports Quick Charge 3.0
fast charging.

 

Sony Xperia XZ

Again
Mobile Users and Xperia fans might have said the new Sony Xperia XZs is so
similar to its predecessor the XZ, as it sported the same display size and
resolution, heck, the same can be said for its design and dimensions.  The
Xperia XZs was announced in February 2017.  even though the Xperia XZs was powered by the
same processor as the Xperia XZ, the differnrnce is that it was a much more
powerful smartphone, as Sony improved
major aspects for instance the new Sony Xperia XZs had more RAM than the Xperia
XZ, with…

….4GB
of RAM, and was announced in both 32GB and 64GB storage options.

19-megapixel
camera on the back, and a 13-megapixel cam on the front side.

The
Xperia XZs is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance,

with
a 2,900mAh battery with support for
Quick
Charge 3.0
,
same as the XpXZ

The
phone sports stereo speakers,

and
it ships with Android 7.1 Nougat.

The
last update was to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Sony Xperia XZs

This time
Sony dropped two smartphones in their own right, not so much one being a variant
of a major one, they were the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact.  They were brought out as part of the
Xperia XZ1 series. They were both announced
in August 2017, and they were both powered by the Snapdragon 835 chip-set and fuelled
by the same processor.  Both devices carried
on with the water-proof theme with an IP68 certification, the two phones came
with different specifications despite the fact that they looked similar, they
had different dimensions in size.

Sony Xperia XZ1
Xperia XZ1 Compact

With
the Sony Xperia XZ1 features a 5.2-inch full HD display,

4GB
of RAM and 64GB of storage.

While
the Xperia XZ1 Compact featured a smaller

4.6-inch
HD display,

along with 4GB of RAM and
32GB of storage.

Both Smartphones
showed-off a 19-megapixel camera on the back, with 8-megapixel selfie camera is
on both handsets.  However it must be
noted that because Sony chose to have the same capacity for the battery in both
devices.

2,700mAh made the Xperia XZ1 compact such a powerhouse that
it seemed like a nudge to the other Mobile Phone manufacturers like this is how
it’s supposed to be done in terms of battery duration.


Sony Xperia XZ2

Its was now standard for Sony to drop a number of
flagship SmartPhones at a go, as we already know that two were released in 2017,
suffice to say that Sony released not 2 but 3 Mobiles in 2018 as part of the
Xperia XZ2 series of devices, the three
handsets unleashed were the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact that were announced in
February 2018, and then over a month later, the XZ2 Premium came out in April. 

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

The company has not stood still in terms of
new designs in innovation, ergonomics and aesthetics.  Sony made a big move with the Xperia XZ2 series,
that move was a change in the design, feel and look for Sony featuring thinner
bezels than their predecessors the XZ1s, more or less taking their cue from
other Mobile manufacturers, they decided to curve them up quite a bit at the
edges and corners. In a nut shell less square and boxy like the previous Smartphones.

The Xperia XZ2 family
of devices
came
with back-facing fingerprint scanners all powered by the Snapdragon 845,
however the
Sony
Xperia XZ2
and XZ2
Premium are made out of premium glass and metal, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact came
with a plastic back. The Xperia XZ2 exhibited a 5.7-inch fullHD+ display screen,
while the Xperia XZ2 Compact came with a 5-inch fullHD+ panel, and as expected the
Xperia XZ2 Premium had a full blown flat screen going 4K display. 

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

And as for the Operating System (OS) all
three SmartPhones arrived with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The
Xperia XZ3 like the Xperia XZ2 also came
with a fingerprint scanner on the rear, with IP65/IP68 certification for water
and dust resistance. The
Sony Xperia XZ3 like the predecessor the Xperia
XZ2, came with a glass back panel but with plenty of curves,
announced in August 2018.  Now what stands out with the Xperia XZ3 from
the XZ2 is that the Z3 was Sony’s first flagship SmartPhone to include an OLED
panel, plus in addition, the phone shipped with a massive 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display.

Sony Xperia XZ3

The
Xperia XZ3 is fuelled by the
Snapdragon
845
, with 4GB
of RAM and 64GB of storage.  Operating
System (OS) is Android 9 Pie, a 13-megapixel camera was at the rear of
the
Xperia XZ3
, plus in
addition to the camera package was a massive 13-megapixel selfie set-up, probably
following Apples lead, as the Z3 SmartPhone shipped with stereo speakers, but with
no headphone jack.


Sony Xperia 1

The Sony Xperia 1
 was announced  in February 2019, and it
represented a new rebrand for Sony’s flagship series of smartphones, as it
marked the end of the Xperia XZ series of devices. The Sony Xperia 1 is made
out of metal and glass, it includes a side-facing fingerprint scanner, and it
is quite tall, and quite narrow at the same time, despite having a 6.5-inch
display. The reason for that lies in its display aspect ratio, the phone ships
with a display aspect ratio of 21:9, and is the very Sony-branded smartphone of
that kind in the market.

The Sony
Xperia 1 includes a 6.5-inch 4K display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of
storage. The phone is fueled by the
Snapdragon
855

processor, and it ships with Android 9
Pie out of the box. Three 12-megapixel
cameras are included on the back of this phone, and make it the very first
Sony-branded phone to ship with three cameras on the back. Stereo speakers are
included here, and so is a 3,330mAh battery.








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