VAIO debuted the smartphone market in March last year, and it took almost a year to launch its second smartphone. The new smartphone named VAIO Phone Biz will be powered by the new Windows 10 Mobile OS while its first smartphone, VIAO Phone came with Andriod OS.
While many smartphone manufacturers neglecting the Windows 10 OS, it’s interesting to see VAIO decisions to choose Windows. Talking about the device, the Phone Biz comes with mid-range devices and is equipped with Windows 10 features, especially Continuum.
Unlike the many other Windows phones available in the market, the VAIO Phone Biz comes with an all Alumium body with a slight curve on the back that gives a nice grip to hold on to the device. It features a 5.5-inch display with Ful HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.
Under the hood is a 64-bit Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and coupled with Adreno 405 & 3GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded upto an additional 64GB. On the camera front, it has a13MP rear camera with LED flash ad a 5MP front camera.
All the Windows 10 features like Action Centre and Cortana are available on this device. Unlike the Lumia 950 and 950 XL which comes with a USB Type-C ports, the Phone Biz is limited to just MicroUSB 2.0 port that will certainly have lower data transfer rates. It is backed by a 2,800mAh non-removable battery.
The device feels slim in hand by measuring 8.3mm thickness and is also one of the slimmest Windows Phone. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a Micro USB 2.0 port. The device is also packed with Microsoft Office suite of apps for on-the-go editing and creating docs.
It is priced at ¥50,000 (approx $430 / Rs. 29,000) and as of now we don’t expect it to be available outside of the Japenese market.