What are the feelings that rush through your head when you touch something dear to you – an object that moves you emotionally? Excitement, joy, awe, and inspiration all come to mind, but the Japanese have a term dedicated specifically to that kind of multifaceted experience – kando.
Sony takes pride in the fact that kando is at the root of its design philosophy – its products are not only meant to serve a practical purpose; they must also make one go “Wow!”. Will the Sony Xperia XZ1 – Sony’s latest Android flagship smartphone – have that kind of impact on us? We spent a couple of weeks in its company to find out.