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The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a great addition to the Sony family. With an amazing 19MP camera, 5.2-inch display, water and dust resistant. Amazing stamina with a great processor and battery life. Available on pay monthly and sim free.

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Key Features:
  • 19MP Camera
  • 5.2" Display
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Hi-Res audio
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a great addition to the Sony family. With an amazing 19MP camera, 5.2-inch display, water and dust resistant. Amazing stamina with a great processor and battery life. Available on pay monthly and sim free.
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Sony is one of many brands that have long dominated the technology world, and we have been impressed time and time again with their fantastic smartphone released. Combining impressive design, intelligent technology and innovative extra features, the brand has unsurprisingly built up a loyal following on a global scale.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 was released in September 2017 to positive reviews. It's a great mid-range phone with some stand out premium features.

If you’re looking for a reliable smartphone that won’t let you down and looks great, then look no further than the Sony Xperia XZ1.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Build & Design

The Sony Xperia XZ1 features a build that we have come to recognise as typical of Xperia handsets. With acute corners and a tall, professional feel to its design. This smartphone really is classic Sony through and through, and we think it's a great choice for business professionals who want their smartphone to match their style.

At 155g and 7.4mm thick, this phone is lightweight and easy to carry around all day, yet it feels sturdy and comfortable in hand, which is reassuring. Despite the sharp corners, the slightly rounded edge only add to the comfort, and even though this is a larger smartphone, with a 5.2inch screen, it doesn’t feel unnecessarily large to use.

To add to that feeling of durability, the XZ1 comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating on the screen, although we would still recommend investing in a screen protector. Equally, while the aluminium body feels tough, it's always worth getting your hands on a protective case.

On top of that, the XZ1 is also dust and water resistant, which is always a comfort.

The XZ1 comes in black, silver, blue and even pink, so even though this phone has a decidedly professional feel, there are enough colour options to mean that there’s a handset to suit any individual's style.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Screen Quality

The 5.2inch screen on the Xperia XZ1 features HDR technology and a 1080 pixel resolution which really comes into its own when viewing videos; the quality is stunning.

Unfortunately there's no 4K support here, so if that's a particular feature you’re looking for then you may want to check out the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, but nonetheless, the screen quality is still great.

The aforementioned Gorilla Glass 5 coating is a huge bonus too, and we always feel so much better carrying around a smartphone with a screen that has that extra little bit of reinforcement.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Sound Quality

The audio experience on the Sony Xperia XZ1 is one element that truly impressed us here at Fonehouse head office.

With dual front-facing speakers with S-Force technology, you essentially get a smartphone that comes with surround sound, emitting fifty percent more sound pressure than the previous Sony Xperia XZ.

When you add that to the aforementioned impressive video viewing experience, the XZ1 becomes a stellar choice for anyone who spends a significant amount of time watching movies and TV on their smartphone.

The audio quality is so good, in fact, that many experts deemed it preferable to both Apple and Samsung around the time of its release.

In terms of music, there’s support for high-resolution music files and a headphone jack which we’re sure will be appreciated by all the traditionalists out there.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Features

Any fans of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be happy to learn that the XZ1 features the same camera setup, with a 19MP rear camera featuring five-axis image stabilisation and predictive phase detection autofocus, a feature that captures a burst of photos at one time. The XZ1 also comes with the predictive capture feature that has amazed so many Sony fans; this innovative photography extra manages to capture images before you’ve even pressed the button, so you never miss a moment.

The camera performs fantastically in good lighting, and while there are better low-light cameras out there (albeit at a cost), you can easily go into your camera settings in manual mode and tweak the brightness and balance for improved performance.

We’re not forgetting all the self-confessed selfie addicts out there; there’s a brilliant 13MP selfie camera that delivers great quality shots time and time again.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Performance

With a 2700mAh battery, the XZ1 is a jump down from other Sony handsets, but don’t let that put you off; you can easily last a day with moderate use, and considering that you would get the same performance from other high-end smartphones, we don’t believe its a factor to deter users from purchasing.

To assist, the Snapdragon 835 chipset that the XZ1 runs on is renowned for being power efficient, so it will certainly aid your battery life, as well as delivering a speedy and responsive smartphone experience.

The Xperia XZ1 is also capable with Quick Charge 3.0 and features Smart Stamina, a Sony specific feature that tells you when you’re in danger of running out of power before the end of the day, and switches to a power saving mode to help conserve as much energy as possible.

Fonehouse Sony Xperia XZ1 Opinion

Here at Fonehouse, we think that the Sony Xperia XZ1 is a great choice if you’re a professional on the hunt for a new business phone, or if you just prefer smartphones that have a more professional feel to them.

The design features the sharp edges that we’ve come to know and love from Sony, but with subtly rounded sides to make the phone exceptionally comfortable to use.

The screen quality is decent, particularly if you enjoy viewing videos on your smartphone, in which case we think you’ll be blown away.

The audio quality really shines on the Sony Xperia XZ1 and is the perfect compliment to the impressive viewing experience. Users will feel like they are experiencing surround sound from a smartphone.

A 19MP camera setup with lots of bonus features means that users will be able to up their photography game, and photos come out really well, particularly in good light.

The battery cell gives a day-long life much like the majority of other smartphones on the market, but we appreciate the addition of Smart Stamina and a processor which proves to be power efficient.

Fonehouse Sony Xperia XZ1 Deals

As one of the UK’s leading independent mobile phone retailers, here at Fonehouse we’re proud to be able to bring our customers a fantastic range of mobile phone deals every time they shop with us. The Sony Xperia XZ1 is no exception, and if you’re looking to get your hands on this particular handset, you’ll be overjoyed with the variety of deals that we have for you to choose from.

We have a great selection of Sony Xperia XZ1 Vodafone deals, whether you’re looking to include huge amounts of data or a great entertainment package, we’ll have something for you. Make the most of the great viewing and audio experience on the XZ1 by including a Spotify, Now TV or Sky Sports subscription in your pay monthly contract.

Or, if you’d rather choose an EE contract, then we also have some fantastic Sony Xperia XZ1 EE pay monthly contracts; you could even get a great cashback deal to go along with your new contract.

If you’re happy with your contract but fancy a new phone, why not take a look at our great SIM-free offers on the Sony Xperia XZ1?

Whatever it is you’re after, we’re sure that Fonehouse can provide. If you’d like to talk to someone about the Sony Xperia XZ1 further, or if you have a question about a specific deal, then why not call our friendly, UK based customer service team on 0333 900 1133 and they’ll be happy to listen and advise.


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Release date
September 2017
Form factor
Dimensions (mm)
148 x 73.4 x 7.4
Weight (g)
SIM Type
Operating system
OS Version
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
App store
Web browser
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email


Qualcomm MSM8998
Processor make
Snapdragon 835
Internal memory
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Expandable storage
microSD, up to 400 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum


Screen size (inches)
1080 x 1920 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 5


Front (megapixels)
Rear (megapixels)
gyro EIS, predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR


Capacity (mAh)


Headphone connection
3.5mm Jack
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

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