Sony’s two latest smartphones are now available in the US. The company introduced the high-end Sony Xperia XZ and mid-range Xperia XA1 in February, and now both phones are available from Amazon.

The Xperia XA1 with a 5 inch screen, 3GB of RAM, and a MediaTek Helio p20 processor sells for $360, and the 5.2 inch Xperia XZs with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage is priced at $699.

Both phones are sold factory unlocked and they should work on GSM networks including AT&T and T-Mobile.

The higher-priced model has a full HD display, a 19MP camera that can record video at up to 960 frames per second, a USB 4.1 Type-C port, IP68 water and dust resistance, stereo front-facing speakers, NFC, Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a microSD card reader.

The phone has some nice features, but the $699 price tag could be a bit hard to swallow for a phone with last year‘s top of the line Qualcomm processor. The US model of the Sony Xperia XZs also lacks a working fingerprint sensor.

The cheaper Xperia XA1 might be a more competitive offering, even if it doesn’t have all the features packed into its more expensive sibling.

Sony’s new mid-ranger has a 720p display, an octa-core processor, and a 23MP Sony Exmor RS 23 rear camera and an 8MP front camera. It has a microSD card slot, NFC support a USB 2.0 Type-C port, and support for fast charging.

Both phones ship with Android 7.0 Nougat software.

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2 replies on “Sony Xperia XZs and XA1 smartphones are now available”

  1. The XA1s Amazon has for sale are the Int’l version, which lacks LTE band 17 for example. They also do not have warranties. The US version is slated to be released around April 26th.

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