Sony Xperia XZ1 says hello to HDR

Takes HDR streams from Amazon and Netflix on the move – no 4K screen required

01 September 2017
by Stuff Staff

Sony’s 4K-toting XZ Premium is about as kick-ass as Xperia phones get, but it’s like trying to eat an entire chocolate cake – you can have too much of a good thing.

The Xperia XZ1, though, is more like a wafer-thin mint: just the right amount of excellent, with the same Snapdragon 835 CPU, same 19MP snapper capable of 960fps super-slow motion video, and same trademark Sony design.

Only this one sticks to 1080p, which should make it a little easier on your wallet. It’ll still handle HDR video though, so your Netlfix and Amazon Prime boxset binges will look as crazy colourful as they would on a top-end TV.

It’ll be going on sale later this month, for US$600.

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