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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and battery are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good views. Many are critical about the connectivity and reception.

camera, screen, performance, battery, size

reception, connectivity

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2018

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.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal

 

Ultimately, there is plenty to love about the Sony XZ Premium, especially if you're a Sony fan and you're into that flat-slab design. It's a flagship

Great 4K display with HDR technology ; Good battery life ; Super slow-motion feature is excellent ; Good overall software experience ; Waterproofing ; Cheaper than some other flagships

Design hasn't moved on much ; Camera isn't as good as competition ; Display doesn't manage well in super bright conditions ; Occasional lag in performance

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is every bit the flagship smartphone in terms of spec, but it doesn't bring the same wow factor as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6.

May, 2017

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 : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

 

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Can super slow-motion footage make the Xperia XZ Premium stand out from other flagships?

Flagship performance ; High resolution display ; Decent speakers

Dated design ; Uncomfortable to hold ; Slow-motion feature video is limited

Oct, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review

 

Sony likes doing world firsts and its new flagship phone for 2017 is no exception. Here's our review of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium with it's 4K HDR screen, Motion Eye camera and Snapdragon 835.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a stunning smartphone, both in terms of design and performance. The mirror-like look isn’t for everyone due to the appearance of smudges, but it helps provide an elegant, high-end look.

Sep, 2017

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...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands on

 

The Xperia XZ Premium is the world's first 4K HDR phone. We've been hands on to find out if 4K on a smartphone finally makes sense.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review: In Depth

 

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: The Xperia XZ Premium continues the lineage started by 2015's Z5 Premium and Sony have brought their ‘A game'.

Class-leading display ; Exceptional camera ; Top-notch performance ; Smart battery technology

No one-handed mode ; Fingerprint magnet ; Expensive ; Heavy

For most people, the Xperia XZ Premium’s headline features are more party pieces than key reasons to buy it, but even without them, this is a truly solid top-tier flagship.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Smartphone 4K remains silly, but the phone itself is super

 

Sony is back with its 4K party trick, and it's only marginally less silly than it was in 2015

Let me pin my colours to the mast one more time, just in case I wasn’t clear before: a 4K screen on a phone is silly. It’s innovation for innovation’s sake, rather than practically useful. The human eye can’t tell the difference on such a small screen.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

 

The Xperia XZ Premium is a smartphone brimming with features and potential. As a flagship phone, however, it lacks the nuance to be the best offering on the market.

Superb display; Solid camera; Nifty features; Powerful processor

Average design; Cluttered UI

Armed with a great display, feature-rich camera and powerful processor, the XZ Premium should be hands-down the best smartphone around at the moment right?

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3230

Call management

Call blocking:Y
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
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:4000, 12800 / 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
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance: Yes
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand colour:Bronze Pink / Deepsea Black / Luminous Chrome
Colour of product:Black / Bronze, Pink / Chrome / Pink / Red
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 glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Type:IPS / 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
Equalizer:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Speakers:STEREO
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
GPS (satellite):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 / Single 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

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
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

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.45
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:835 / MSM 8998

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / 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 / 77
Height :156 / 7.9
Weight:191 / 195
Width:156 / 77