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Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on: Pricey camera tricks

On my hands-on device, multiple shots of me walking towards the Camera all looked clear, with just the last one appearing fuzzy, which is understandable as I had gotten closer than arm's length away from the phone.

Its 13-MP front camera also takes sharp selfies, and Sony finally added a display flash feature that lights up your screen to brighten up portraits in low-light.

On my preview unit, I activated this by pressing the flash button on the top left of the viewfinder in selfie mode, and a warm, flattering light took over the screen for a second when I snapped the picture.

The XZ1 Compact will also run Android Oreo when it ships, and sports an 8-megapixel front camera with a wide 120-degree field of view so you can take selfies that include more friends or surroundings.

But Sony doesn't have the smartphone clout and the vast legions of fans that Sammy and Apple do, and the Xperias, while respectable, aren't quite as advanced as the latest Galaxies and iPhones.

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