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Sony has released a new smartphone, Sony Xperia XZ1, and it is the best so far from the electronics company. Here at TechAppeala, we have already come across the phone, and we have reviewed it. Read the Sony Xperia XZ1 review below to see the phone’s price in Kenya and all its specs and features.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Specs, Features and Price Kenya
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Sony Xperia XZ1 Screen, Display and Size

The Xperia XZ1 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It is multi-touch (up to 10 fingers), and the colors are 16M while the pixel density is 424 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio is 68.6% and the resolution stands at 1080 x 1920 pixels.

Other screen features include Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10 compliant, triluminos display and also X-Reality Engine.

The dimensions are 148.0 x 73.4 x 7.4 mm while the weight is 155g.


The primary camera is 19MP (with f/2.0, 25mm, EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus and LED flash) while the secondary one is 13MP (with f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, EIS (gyro) and 1080p).

The video are created at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps and 720p@960fps. Other camera features include 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR.

Storage, Processor and OS

The RAM is 4GB while the internal memory is 64GB. The phone supports a microSD (SIM 2 slot) with a capacity of up to 256GB. The processor is Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo and 4×1.9 GHz Kryo).

As far as the chipset and GPU are concerned, the phone comes with a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540 respectively.

For the SIM card, the smartphone supports a single SIM (Nano-SIM) or hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM and dual stand-by). The operating system is Android 8.0 (Oreo).


First, the supported networks include 2G, 3G and 4G LTE.

Second, the Xperia XZ1 comes with USB 3.1 (type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB host) for data syncing and charging. In addition, it comes with fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer and color spectrum sensors.

Other connectivity features include Bluetooth 5.0 (with A2DP, LE and aptX HD) and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA).

The messaging features include SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail and also IM.

Moreover, the Sony phone comes with GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS), NFC, GPRS and also HTML5.


The features here include 3.5 mm Jack (with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic and 24-bit/48kHz), MP3, vibration, WAV ringtones and also a loud speaker with stereo speakers.

Other related features include (MP4, XviD and H.265 player), (MP3, WAV, FLAC and eAAC+ player), photo and video editor and also document editor.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Battery

The battery is a non-removable Li-Po, and its capacity is 2700mAh. In addition, it supports fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0).

Material and Color

The material is metal, and the body cover is IP68 certified. It resists dust and water up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. The popular colors include black, warm silver, Venus pink and also moonlit blue.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Price in Kenya

So how much is Xperia XZ1? Well, the new smartphone costs between KSh. 70,000 and KSh. 80,000 ($700 and $800). This price is slightly lower compared to LG V30 which is a similar phone.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Full Specifications


  • Type – GSM, HSPA, LTE


  • Date – –


  • Dimensions – 148.0×73.4×7.4mm
  • Weight – 155g
  • Material – Metal
  • Dust and waterproof – Yes (up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes)


  • Type – IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size – 5.2 inches
  • Screen-to-Body Ratio – 68.6 percent
  • Resolution – 1440×2880 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio – –
  • PPI Density – 424
  • Colors – 16M
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Multitouch – Yes (up to 10 fingers)


  • Single – Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • Dual – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Rear Camera

  • Single – 19MP (f/2.0, 25mm, EIS (gyro))
  • Features – LED flash, autofocus, HDR, face detection, panorama, etc
  • Video – 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@960fps

Front Camera

  • Single – 5MP (f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, EIS (gyro))
  • Features – –
  • Video – –


  • CPU – Octa-core (4×2.35GHz Kryo and 4×1.9GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset – Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • GPU – Adreno 540
  • OS – Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Custom user interface – –


  • RAM – 4GB
  • Storage – 64GB
  • Memory card slot – MicroSD (up to 256GB on dedicated slot)


  • USB – 3.1 (type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB host)
  • Bluetooth – 5.0 (A2DP, LE, aptX HD)
  • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band, hotspot, direct, DLNA)
  • NFC – Yes


  • FM Radio – Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker – Yes
  • 3.5mm jack – Yes
  • Infrared port – –


  • Sensors – Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum


  • Type – Non-removable Li-Po
  • Capacity – 2700mAh
  • Fast charging – Yes (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Wireless charging – –
  • Standby – –
  • Talk time – –
  • Music play – –
  • Battery life – –
  • Endurance rating – –


  • Type – Bar
  • Bezel – Yes


  • Variety – Black, warm silver, Venus pink, moonlit blue


  • Charger – Yes
  • USB – Yes
  • User manual – Yes
  • Pin – –
  • Protector case – –
  • Warranty – –


  • KSh – 70,000


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