Great news for US Android users, the new Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order, and is launching April 5th. At the same time, the new phone from Sony is launching April 11th in India, retailing for around 49,990 INR. In the US, the phone retails for around $699.00 dollars, which is an impressive price tag, not considering the price for the Premium version.

The new Xperia XZs is essentially the opening act for the Xperia XZ Premium coming down the line, but don’t let that shy you away from the XZs. While the XZs falls short of the Premium’s power and potential, it still has an eye catching camera, with 960 FPS slow motion video capabilities.

You can pre-purchase the Sony Xperia XZs right now on Amazon for $699.00 with a choice between blue, black, and silver.

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If this is your first time buying, or even reading about a phone in the Xperia line, there are plenty of factors that make them a choice worth considering.

The Strengths and History of Xperia Phones

The Sony Xperia line of Android phone started in 2008, and has been going strong every since then with a focus on beautiful displays, high functioning cameras, and some of the best chips imaginable for fantastic performance.



They haven’t always hit this mark with every Xperia phone, at least as an industry leader, but they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. The Xperia line looks to stay competitive with the cutting edge, and even be the first to push smartphone boundaries.


The Xperia XZ Premium is set to be the first Android phone on the market with a Snapdragon 835, with the Galaxy S8 not far behind. The Xperia XZs is expensive at launch, but you’re guaranteed quality from the line itself.

Why the Xperia XZs is Worth Buying

I’ve said it a few times now, but the Xperia XZs is not cheap, in fact it’s pretty expensive. However, I still think it’s worth buying if you care both about the brand, and the camera the phone is working with.


The Xperia XZs is outfitted with a 19MP Motion Eye image sensor that’s capable of recording 960FPS super slow motion video. It’ll make sure any of your recordings look great in action, and on your 5.2 inch, full HD screen. It may not have the Snapdragon 835 that the Premium has, but it’s still a great phone in its own right that ships with Android 7.11 right out of the box.

Is it Better to Wait for the Xperia XZ Premium?

If you’re already thinking about waiting for the Xperia XZ Premium over the XZs, then I urge you to still wait. For a higher price tag, the XZ Premium pumps out more performance over the XZs, and will give you better value over the long term.


If you absolutely can’t wait to see what Sony has been cooking up, and want to break out into the world of Android 7.0 with a new phone as soon as possible, pick up the Xperia XZs. If you’re patient, and don’t mind paying a few extra dollars for something cutting edge, wait for the Xperia XZ Premium to launch later this Spring.


The Sony Xperia XZs is here, and it’s ready to purchase as long as you’re ready for it. The Xperia XZ Premium is close on its heels, but that doesn’t make the XZs any less of a valid purchase for the right reasons. Whether this is your first Xperia phone, or just your latest, it’s finally here to get your hands on.

If you’re excited for, or have any questions about the XZs, or the XZ Premium, please leave any comments down below.