VAIO Phone Biz

The new VAIO Phone Biz features premium specs to match its slick aluminum body. That said, the handset’s specs put it firmly in the upper-mid-range of the market, rather than being a true flagship-class device.

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It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, rather than the Snapdragon 810 found in many top-of-the-line smartphones – such as Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile flagships – or the newer Snapdragon 820 that is just starting to be introduced in the latest devices.

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Nonetheless, the Snapdragon 617 includes support for the high-end Continuum feature in Windows 10 Mobile, which allows users to connect a mouse and keyboard to the phone, with the device itself connected to a larger display, offering a PC-style user experience, including a desktop-style Start menu and interface.

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Here’s an overview of the key specs of the VAIO Phone Biz:

5.5-inch LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor (1.5GHz + 1.2GHz)
3GB RAM
16GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 64GB)
13MP rear camera
5MP front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
4G LTE connectivity (bands 1, 3, 8, 19, 21)
microUSB 2.0
Mono speaker
GPS
2800mAh battery
156.1 x 77 x 8.3mm; 167g

VIAThe Verge
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