- 03 Oct 16
A new breed of smartphones can read your brain. Sony’s latest handsets – the Xperia XZ (5.2” display) and premium Xperia X Compact (4.6”display) – adapt according to your usage habits in order to get the best performance out of the phone.
This worryingly smart AI tinkers with the battery and prevents excess charging. The phones provide personalised tips and recommendations, based on your habits, while Smart Cleaner maximises performance by cleaning the caches from certain apps.
Both machines appear carved from magical chisels. They include a fingerprint sensor power button that won’t electrocute phone thieves, but instead unlocks the phone in a single move. Style Cover Touch lets you access the phone’s widgets while protecting the device.
The new X series, meanwhile, features the Ferrari of cameras. Its 23MP front-facer goes from standby to capture in 0.6 seconds – blink and you’ll miss it – and purportedly captures blur-free photos, even when subjects are in motion and in low light. Sony borrowed tech from its Handycam camcorders to create extra smooth videos in video mode.
These phones come with a range of supposed Smart Products, including Xperia Ear, a hands-free, wireless communications device that snaps to attention when you bark commands. Xperia Ear sweetly intones information about your schedule and other personalised gossip: a dutiful servant until the robots inevitably take over.