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 GHz|
|Display diagonal||10.2 cm (4")|
|Display resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1700,1900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|Security algorithms||128-bit WEP,64-bit WEP,EAP,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,PEAP,SSL/TLS,TKIP,WPA,WPA2|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||microSD (TransFlash)|
|ROM capacity||4096 MB|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.1|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||0.3 MP|
|Video capture resolution (max)||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Battery capacity||1750 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||9.05 h|
|Standby time (3G)||454 h|
|Talk time (2G)||10.3 h|
|Standby time (2G)||552 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||39.45 h|
|Continuous video playback time||9.7 h|
|Colour of product||Yellow|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||3GPP,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV|
|Video formats supported||3GP,MP4|
|Image formats supported||BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP|
|Video compression formats||H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
It seems that the Sony Xperia series is running its smartphones through the alphabet and there’s not much to complain. The Sony Xperia M is a sleek 4-inch screen Android-powered smartphone that applies value-to-money in forms of sleek design and some pretty decent specs. The Xperia M boasts a 4-inch TFT 854x840 screen resolution comparable to the old Samsung Galaxy S2 in terms of display and look qualities. Boasting also the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the Xperia M makes you able to download and install most of the apps and games from the Google Play Store, make and customize app folders, create widgets to place on your home screens, and also allows you to access Google Now. You can also benefit from the native Sony applications like the Walkman, Track ID, Sony Connect, Music Unlimited, and Video Unlimited. There is also the feature of sending content over to other Sony devices through the NFC and DLNA support.
No one likes a smartphone that lags too much. The Xperia Mboasts a 1GHz Qualcomm S4 Pluas dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM, and an Adreno 305 CPU that will allow smooth handling of all the apps and other features of the phone. Along with the 5-megapixel camera with VGA-quality front camera at your disposal, you can get a decently clean and crisp picture and video. The main camera features an LED flash. 4x digital zoom, autofocus, and a dedicated camera button.
The Sony Xperia M houses a removable battery of 1750mAh capacity that allows 2-full days of usage on a full charge. Sony include a couple of features to compliment the battery of the Xperia M with Stamina and Low Battery features that disables battery-draining apps and helps preserving the life of the battery better. Sony is partly known for its audio capabilities, as such the speaker and audio for their smartphones should be on par with this kind of reputation. If you’re planning to watch a movie on the Xperia M without earphones, then the speakers on it works very well in providing clear audio.
You can greatly consider the Sony Xperia M as a smartphone choice if you are opting for an affordable Android phone. Through the Xperia M, you can get a sleek design that caters to the style-hungry generation while retaining a performance of a decent smartphone. Bearing as well a 5-megapixel camera—decent enough to take a clean and crisp picture and video, with the instance of it carrying 1GB of RAM and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, you are getting a decent enough smartphone to carry out your media surfing and social activities without a worry.