How highly do we recommend the Xperia XZs? We summarized its features and specs

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:13:24, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 12:36:46

Detailed review of Xperia XZs's features

How does the Xperia XZs's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Review of the product design of the Xperia XZs

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Xperia XZs, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Xperia XZs around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Xperia XZs is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Xperia XZs in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Xperia XZs has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Xperia XZs is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Xperia XZs by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Xperia XZs is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Xperia XZs is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the Xperia XZs has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the Xperia XZs are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Xperia XZs can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Xperia XZs with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Xperia XZs is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

In general, the Xperia XZs displays characters and pictures in sizes that are easy to see. While some characters may look small depending on the app, they are not really difficult to see. Therefore, it can be said to be more than adequate for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Xperia XZs displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the Xperia XZs can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Xperia XZs, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Xperia XZs provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

It is more than adequate for applications such as using social media—like Facebook and Instagram—and searching the Internet. Sometimes, though, it may feel a bit slow.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of Xperia XZs performance and functions

The size and weight of the Xperia XZs

The body of the Xperia XZs is 2.8 inches (72 mm) wide, 5.7 inches (146 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (8.1 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.2 inch, and it weighs 161 oz (161 g). Holding the phone and viewing the screen is as easy as for an average smartphone. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

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ColorBlack/Warm Silver/Ice BlueMineral black/Platinum/Forest blue/Deep pinkWhite/Universe black/Mist blue
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.7 inches (146 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm)2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.7 inches (146 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm)2.6 inches (65 mm) x 5.1 inches (129 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)
Weight161 oz (161 g)161 oz (161 g)135 oz (135 g)
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Display of the Xperia XZs

The Xperia XZs has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size5.2 inch5.2 inch4.6 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 19201080 x 1920720 x 1280
Pixel density423 ppi423 ppi319 ppi
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The battery life of the Xperia XZs

The Xperia XZs has a battery capacity of 2900 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the Xperia XZs

The Xperia XZs uses the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 CPU with 2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 4GB. The CPU processing performance is average. This level of processing is perfectly fine for games and Internet searches. It is slightly lacking in terms of high-capacity processing such as 3D games, but there are no real issues for normal usage. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

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ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
CPU specs2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core)2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core)1.8GHz+1.4GHz×6(Hexacore)
RAM size4GB3GB3GB
Storage size64GB64GB32GB
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The camera of the Xperia XZs

The Xperia XZs has a back camera with 19 MP. The front camera has 13 MP. Compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects. In addition, compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects.

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Rear-camera resolution19 MP23 MP23 MP
Front-camera resolution13 MP13 MP5 MP
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