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Sony Xperia XZs review

The Xperia XZs features a few key improvements over its predecessor. Is that enough to make it a compelling choice? Find out in this Sony Xperia XZs review!
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April 25, 2017

Sony Xperia XZs

The Sony Xperia XZs takes most of what we know from its predecessor and makes some improvements, but the changes are so few and far between that it isn’t worth Sony’s asking price of $700.

What we like

Solid build quality
Comfortable in-hand feel
Clean software with Android Nougat
960 fps slow motion video
MicroSD slot
Hi-Res audio support
Vibrant display

What we don't like

Front-facing speakers are weak
High price point
No fingerprint sensor (U.S. model)

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Sony Xperia XZs

The Sony Xperia XZs takes most of what we know from its predecessor and makes some improvements, but the changes are so few and far between that it isn’t worth Sony’s asking price of $700.

Sony took the wraps off of two new high-end smartphones at this year’s MWC. While the Xperia XZ Premium deservedly garnered most of the attention, the company also unveiled the successor of the Xperia XZ, which was their 2016 flagship.

The new flagship, dubbed the Xperia XZs, features only mild upgrades when compared to its predecessor, but are these changes enough to make this device more noteworthy? Find out in our Sony Xperia XZs review!

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