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Xperia XZ1

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A Closer Look at the Sony Xperia XZ1 Phone Supporting USB Power Delivery

The Xperia XZ1 is Sony's first phone enabled with USB Power Delivery 2.0 and packed full of features and connectivity options.

However, the phone does not come with a USB Power Delivery based charger. Rather, the Xperia XZ1 comes with the Sony Quick Charger UCH12W which uses both Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and MediaTek's PumpExpress+ 2.0 technology since Sony phones use one of these technology for battery  charging. The Xperia XZ1 also comes with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, 3.5mm audio headphones, and documentation.

The Sony Quick Charger UCH12W supports 13.5 watts (5 volts @ 2.7 amps), 16.2 watts (9 volts @ 1.8 amps), and 16.2 watts (12 volts @ 1.35 amps). Using this charger through Qualcomm Quick Charge charging or a USB Power Delivery based charger, up to about 11 watts can be pulled by the Xperia XZ1 to charge at low battery.

The Xperia XZ1 has a typical Xperia design with clean looks and a smooth surface.

There is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) USB Type-C port at the bottom of the Xperia XZ1, replacing the USB micro-B connector used in a lot of previous models.

The Xperia XZ1 has a very convenient way to open the SIM and SD card slot with your fingers without having to use an external SIM removal pin, while being water resistant (IP65/68).

Unlike most other phones that have their power button protruding out, the Xperia XZ1 recesses the power button into the side of the phone.  The volume buttons also have a minimal profile for the volume up/down buttons. These design features make the Xperia XZ1 smooth and very comfortable to the touch.

Sony uses its rich heritage in camera and video recording products and further differentiates the Xperia XZ1 by using its BIONZ mobile image-processing engine, 1/ 2.3" Exmor RS for mobile memory-stacked sensor, 25mm Sony G Lens F2.0, and 19MP Motion Eye camera. Sony can support 960 fps super slow motion video compared to 240 fps on the iPhone X and 120 fps on the Google Pixel 2 XL. Note though you can only take 960 fps super slow motion video for very brief moments while you are taking video making it hard to capture the moment in time you want to capture super slow motion.

The 13MP front camera uses a 1 / 3.06"  Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and 22mm wide-angle lens F2.0.

Sony keeps the 3.5mm audio headphone port which has gone away on a lot of other flagship phones.

The Xperia XZ1 offers one of the widest range of connectivity options, supporting Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and both Google Cast and Miracast.  Sony also supports its High Resolution audio promotion with support of LPCM, FLAC, ALAC and DSD formats.

Using the USB Power Delivery Compliance C2 Tester from Granite River Labs to run just a subset of the full USB Power Delivery compliance test suite, we can see that the Xperia XZ1 supports PDO's of 4.5 watts (5 volts @ .9 amps), 10 watts (5 volts @ 2 amps), and 15.3 watts (9 volts @ 1.7 amps) for charging. Note some compliance failures were observed.

GRL

DUT Information

Manufacturer

Sony

Model Number

XZ1

Serial Number

Comm

Test Information

Date and Time:

20180224_082436

Controller and Instrument Information

Parameter

Value

GRL USB-PD_C2 Serial No.

035.013.035.032.064.

GRL USB-PD Software Version

1.3.3.8

GRL USB-PD Firmware Version

1.3.3.0.7

Board Calibration

Calibration Success.

App Mode

COMMUNICATION_ENGINE_TESTS

Tx Mask

true

Rx Mask

false

RX mask Power selection

Neutral Power

Device Type

DRP

Cable IR drop Imp(R)

0

Product Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

UUT_Device_Type

 

Vendor_Name

Sony Mobile Communications

Product_Name

 

Version_Info

 

TID

0x0

Type_C

NONE

SOP_Capable

NONE

SOP_P_Capable

NONE

SOP_PP_Capable

NONE

SOP_P_Debug_Capable

NONE

SOP_PP_Debug_Capable

NONE

Manufacturer_Info_Supported_Port

 

Manufacturer_Info_VID_Port

 

Manufacturer_Info_PID_Port

 

USB_Comms_Capable

YES

DR_Swap_To_DFP_Supported

YES

DR_Swap_To_UFP_Supported

YES

Externally_Powered

NO

VCONN_Swap_To_On_Supported

NONE

VCONN_Swap_To_Off_Supported

NONE

Responds_To_Discov

NONE

Attempts_Discov

NONE

Chunking_Implemented_SOP

NO

Unchunked_Extended_Messages_Supported

NO

Accepts_PR_Swap_As_Src

YES

Accepts_PR_Swap_As_Snk

YES

Requests_PR_Swap_As_Src

NONE

Requests_PR_Swap_As_Snk

NONE

XID

 

Structured_VDM_Version

V1.0

Data_Capable_as_USB_Host

YES

Data_Capable_as_USB_Device

YES

Product_Type_UFP_SOP

 

Product_Type_DFP_SOP

Peripheral

Modal_Operation_Supported

NO

Security_Msgs_Supported_SOP

NO

USB_VID

0xFCE

PID

0x1F3

bcdDevice

0x0

SVIDs Min

0

SVIDs Max

0

SVID Fixed

NONE

Power Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

PD_Power_as_Sink

 

No_USB_Suspend_May_Be_Set

YES

GiveBack_May_Be_Set

NO

Higher_Capability_Set

NO

Num_Snk_PDOs

 

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

OP Current #1

0xC8(2A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Voltage #2

0xB4(9V)

OP Current #2

0xAA(1.7A)

Supply Type #3

-

Min Voltage #3

-

Max Voltage #3

-

Supply Type #4

-

Min Voltage #4

-

Max Voltage #4

-

PD_Power_as_Source

 

Rp Value

 

USB Suspend may be cleared

YES

Send Ping

NONE

No of Source PDOs

 

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Peak Current #1

0x0(A)

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

Max Current #1

0x5A(.9A)

Supply Type #2

-

Min Voltage #2

-

Max Voltage #2

-

Supply Type #3

-

Min Voltage #3

-

Max Voltage #3

-

Supply Type #4

-

Min Voltage #4

-

Max Voltage #4

-

Supply Type #5

-

Min Voltage #5

-

Max Voltage #5

-

PD_Power_as_Sink

 

No_USB_Suspend_May_Be_Set

YES

GiveBack_May_Be_Set

NO

Higher_Capability_Set

NO

Num_Snk_PDOs

 

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

OP Current #1

0xC8(2A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Voltage #2

0xB4(9V)

OP Current #2

0xAA(1.7A)

Supply Type #3

-

Min Voltage #3

-

Max Voltage #3

-

Supply Type #4

-

Min Voltage #4

-

Max Voltage #4

-

Result Summary

Sl No

Test ID

Test Name

Test Result

1

TDA.2.1.1.1

BMC-PHY-TX-EYE

PASS

2

TDA.2.1.1.2

BMC-PHY-TX-BIT

PASS

3

TDA.2.1.2.2

BMC-PHY-RX-INT-REJ

PASS

4

TDA.2.1.2.1

BMC-PHY-RX-BUSIDL

FAIL

5

TDA.2.1.3.1

BMC-PHY-TERM

PASS

7

TDA.2.2.1

BMC-PROT-SEQ-GETCAPS

PASS

10

TDA.2.2.5

BMC-PROT-DISCOV

PASS

12

TDA.2.2.7

BMC-PROT-BIST-NOT-5V-SRC

PASS

14

TDA.2.3.1.1

POW-SRC-LOAD-P-PC

FAIL

15

TDA.2.3.1.2

POW-SRC-LOAD-CP-ACC

FAIL

18

TDA.2.3.3.2

POW-SNK-TRANS-PC

FAIL

19

TDB.2.2.9

BMC-PROT-GSC-REC

PASS

BMC Eye Diagram


Eye Diagram 

Here we used the GRL-USB-PD C2 Compliance Test Solution App to output a load trace diagram to see that the Xperia XZ1 supports different voltage and current levels for charging.

For the number of premium features supported and quality design, the Xperia XZ1 is a bargain compared to a lot of other flagship phones out there.

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