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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the price, while many are negative about the durability.

performance, screen, design, portability, camera

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Shruti Dhapola (indianexpress.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Premium yes, but competition is ahead

 

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a top notch phone, there's no doubt. The camera ticks the right boxes, the overall UI and performance is not bad, though it could be smoother. As far as premium goes, this phone covers it all, offering the complete package.

There is no doubt that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a top notch. The camera ticks the right boxes, the overall UI and performance is not bad, though it could be smoother. However, this still has an outdated design and a display, which despite the 4K...

2017-06

Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the best smartphone Sony has to offer, but it's still substantially behind competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Unique looks ; Good display ; Fast

Sub-par battery life ; 4K display and 960fps slo-mo are gimmicks only

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the best smartphone that Sony has to offer, but it's still behind competing devices. As far as flagships go, you could consider the Xperia XZ Premium, but the Galaxy S8 is faster and has better battery life.

2017-06

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review

 

A flagship that lives up to its nomenclature of Premium

Build and design look classy ; Camera is highly capable, in the right hands ; 4K video recording and playback is sensational

Bezels feel too thick on top and bottom ; Misses out on QuickCharge 4.0

Finally, a cool-running Sony flagship that delivers on all its promises, including the camera and performance benchmarks

2017-06

Expert review by: (mobigyaan.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Hands-on [Images]

 

Sony has come up with the most powerful phone of the year. Sony Xperia XZ Premium, priced at ₹59,990, directly sits in the top-of-the-line segment competing with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7. Even though Xperia XZ Premium can pretty much...

Expert review by: (mobigyaan.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Performance and Storage Benchmarks [All Benchmarks]

 

Sony's has entered the flagship game with its Sony Xperia XZ Premium competing with the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as the upcoming OnePlus 5. Being the fist smartphone in the World to have a 4K HDR display and the first smartphone in India to offer...

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review

 

Sony's 4K smartphone boasts a pixel-packed display and a solid snapper

4K display is stunning ; Great camera ; Solid battery life

Design isn't the most premium ; Fiddly SIM tray ; Lack of 4K content lessens screen's impact

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has everything you want when paying top dollar for a phone, with its 4K display and slow motion camera two standout party pieces. It will please Sony fans around the world.

2017-05

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: a proper flagship from Sony

 

Top-end specs, 4K screen, and super slow motion camera. Is this a flagship Sony can be proud of?

Sharp, colourful screen ; Solid build ; Fast

Massive horizontal bezels ; Expensive ; Camera poor in low light

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium (2017) review

 

Sony's XZ Premium flagship has just about everything you could ask for from a top-end phone. A 4K display, insanely powerful processor and a unique super-slow motion camera all make this handset great.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium's awesome screen, supercharged processor and unique slow-motion video mode rightly earn this phone its premium name.

This is the same design premium Sony phones have used for years and it's starting to feel old and boring. The limited camera interface makes the phone feel crude. The fingerprint reader is turned off in the US.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a powerhouse of a phone, but it's looking tired against today's rivals, making it tough to justify the cost.

2017-06

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

 

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a powerful unlocked phone that combines a vivid 4K HDR display with the latest Snapdragon processor and strong audio capabilities, but falls short in other areas.

Crisp 4K HDR display. Powerful Snapdragon 835 processor. High-resolution audio. Waterproof. Current software.

Poor battery life. Fingerprint sensor not activated in US. Limited 4K HDR content. Bulky design.

At $800, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the costliest flagship phones you can buy. In terms of hardware, it matches most of its rivals with smooth, fast performance, excellent camera quality, and high-resolution audio. It also has the sharpest...

2017-06

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Ultra slow-mo camera is fun but the design of this phone is flawed

 

A great smartphone but it isn't as good as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and is now more expensive

Very fast performance ; Doesn't smudge, despite glass front and back ; Love that 960fps slow-mo funtion

Dated design ; Sharp corners rip holes in your pockets

But with the Samsung Galaxy S8 now available for nearly £50 less, there is, unfortunately, nothing the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can muster to justify the higher price. If you really, desperately, have to have the ultra-slow-motion video recording, then...

2017-06

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3230

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
ISO sensitivity:4000, 12800, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor R / Exmor RS
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand colour:Bronze Pink / Deepsea Black / Luminous Chrome
Colour of product:Black / Chrome / Pink
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:700
Display diagonal:13.9 / 14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+ / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,OTA,WAV,eAAC+ / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM / ALAC,FLAC,LPCM
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, DID, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, DID, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:EAP,EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA,WPA2 / EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA,WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.45
Processor Model:835 / MSM 8998

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Play,Google+,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :156
Weight:191 / 195
Width:77