Vaio Phone Biz is the latest Windows 10 mobile smartphone to hit the market. Equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) processor, the Vaio Phone Biz packs 3GB RAM and 16GB of flash storage that is expandable by microSD card. This slot has SDXC support and officially supports up to 64GB cards.
Vaio Phone Biz Review
The display of the Vaio Phone Biz measures 5.5 inches and pack full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The packing looks and feels very premium.
The Vaio Phone Biz is made out of aluminum and looks really impressive in person. Right side of the body is home to micro SD card slot and SIM card slot, both of which are present in single tray. On the top, there is a headphone jack. Bottom has micro USB port and microphone. The port supports USB 2.0 OTG functionality.
Vaio Phone Biz offers dual SIM functionality and can be used with both micro and nano SIMs.
One of the main features of Vaio Phone Biz is Continuum feature. It made its debut in Lumia 950/950XL and then in Acer Jade Primo. To take advantage of the Continuum for Phones, it is necessary to output the screen by using the Wi-Fi Direct to the TV’s or monitor’s HDMI input. Maximum supported resolution if full HD. Continuum experience is very good and performance is more than satisfactory. Its Snapdragon 617 CPU is more powerful than Snapdragon 410/210 and but less than Snapdragon 808 that is used in Lumia 950. That said, keep in mind that continuum is not a desktop or laptop replacement especially if your work involves desktop centric apps. For instance, even a cheap laptop for programming can be used as programming requires full fledge version of windows and it is not available in continuum mode.
Conclusion: Vaio Phone Biz is an excellent phone. It all comes down to the fact if you love windows 10 mobile or not. We loved it and a lot of bugs found in earlier builds have been ironed out. UWP apps have played a major role in improving the ‘app situation’. Find best uwp apps here. It supports Continuum too – allowing one to do basic PC stuff using a phone. If you are a business user and live in Japan, the Vaio Phone Biz is a great phone to go with.
VAIO Phone Biz specs
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952)
CPU Cortex-A53 (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.2GHz quad-core)
GPU Adreno 405
Main memory (RAM) 3GB (LPDDR3)
Storage (ROM) 16GB
Extension microSD (SDXC support, up to 64GB)
Display 5.5-inch (1,920 × 1,080 pixels)
Wifi IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5GHz)
SIM card microSIM / Nano SIM
SD card slot microSD × 1 (Nano SIM slot)
Front 5 mega pixels
Rear 13 mega pixels
Battery Built-in (2,800mAh)
Chassis 77 × 156.1 × 8.3mm (width × depth × height)
Body weight 167 grams
February 4, 2016