The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.5 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Processor architecture||ARM Cortex-A53|
|Coprocessor frequency||1 GHz|
|Coprocessor architecture||ARM Cortex-A53|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|Internal RAM||2 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Maximum memory card size||200 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||5.0|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||2400 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||13.3 h|
|Standby time (3G)||685 h|
|Talk time (2G)||12.7 h|
|Standby time (2G)||681 h|
|Standby time (4G)||547 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||64.8 h|
|Continuous video playback time||6.95 h|
|Colour of product||Coral|
|International Protection (IP) code||IPX8|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
As one of the most dominant players in the market, Sony still commands much respect as its products boast exceptional quality and performance. One of these products is the attractive Sony Xperia M4 smartphone which is actually fully waterproof. Aptly named, this Sony smartphone is also known as Sony Xperia Aqua M4.
Despite bearing the classic Sony Xperia look, the Sony Xperia Aqua M4 looks more like its flagship brother, Sony Xperia Z3 +. In other words, this means that the Sony Xperia Aqua M4 displays a remarkable level of craftsmanship that makes it look identical to a flagship model. This sophisticated and stylish Sony smartphone also proves to be a highly appealing design despite being a budget smartphone.
In addition, it possesses excellent build quality that makes it feel solid and sturdy. At just 7.3mm, this Sony smartphone is really slim that you slip it inside your pocket or pouch conveniently. Not just that, you will also feel comfortable when holding and handling it. Thanks to its weight of 136g, you can hold it easily with just one hand. Since it is fully waterproof, it earns the certification of IP68 which shows that it is capable of surviving for 30 minutes at the depth of one meter.
Thanks to its 5 inch IPS LCD display screen (720 x 1280 resolution), you will be able to experience vibrant visual quality. Not just that, it also displays sharper and clearer content since it packs high level of pixel density. As a result, everything that you can do and see on its screen will look absolutely gorgeous. As it comes with IPS technology, its display screen offers wide viewing experience. In other words, you can view from other angle and enjoy that same display quality.
Outfitted with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, you can be confident that the Sony Xperia M4 can tackle any apps without breaking a sweat. In fact, it performs so well that you did not notice any significant lag during its operation. Not just that, multitasking proves to be a smooth affair for this Sony smartphone as you can run several apps effortlessly at the same time.
Whether for work or pleasure, the Sony Xperia Aqua M4 houses highly capable 2400mAh battery that helps you to keep going without any worry. Incredibly, it allows you to enjoy its performance up to 2 days! Such stunning staying power is definitely a good thing for you to experience your Sony smartphone to its fullest. It also means that you can do anything that you want since you always have extra juice for it. Hence, the Sony Xperia Aqua M4 is a highly refined smartphone that offers tremendous performance despite its affordability.