The prestigious iF Design Awards have been not too long ago introduced for 2018, and it was nice to see three of Sony Mobile’s handsets decide up awards. The Xperia XZ1 picked up high honours, profitable an iF Gold Design Award – the one smartphone out of all producers to choose up the accolade. Two different handsets additionally gained a normal iF Design Award together with the Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZ Premium.
The award wins are testomony to Sony’s design philosophy in smartphones, with the Xperia XZ1 collection being the fruits of its OmniBalance and Loop Surface design. See, who cares about bezels? You didn’t see one of these ‘samey’ bezel-less telephones decide up the Gold award. Sony was onto a winner, trimming the bezels even additional may have created some actually beautiful gadgets. It’s a disgrace that we’ll now not see premium flagships use this design sooner or later.
iF Gold Statement on Xperia XZ1
“Congratulations to Sony for the puristic Xperia design, which stands out among the many crowded cellular market. Masterful manufacturing mixed with considerate detailing and a holistic strategy to supplies and colours. This phone sits very properly within the hand.
“In the physique, extruded steel offers for a seamless configuration from entrance to again. The construction balances magnificence and performance with a slim profile and higher rigidity than another Xperia gadget. With colours that carry out metallic accents towards a matt texture, the XZ1 cuts a refined determine and appears nice in any setting.”