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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 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. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The performance and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reception.

screen, camera, performance, battery, usability

price, 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

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.

Aug, 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: 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: Lewis Painter (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony's new flagship phone has a 4K HDR screen and records at 960fps

 

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. The 4K HDR display is one-of-a-kind,...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

 

This is Sony's headline phone for 2017 and it comes with the all the top specifications you'd expect. Like Sony's previous flagship, the Z5 Premium, there's a 5.5-inch screen with 4K resolution and HDR – with certain caveats, mind – and a Snapdragon...

May, 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: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony releases Xperia XZ Premium in pink

 

Sony Xperia XZ Premium available in new color : Through the Sony Mobile twitter page the Japanese company announced that the Xperia XZ Premium will be released in a new color variant. The premium smartphone from Sony was announced at the Mobile World...

The Xperia smartphone features an impressive 5.5-inch screen with 4K HDR resolution. At heart, the new Snapdragon 835 processor is placed with 4GB RAM. The device is running on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium pre-order at Amazon

 

Sony XZ Premium pre-order details : At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony launched its new premium smartphone for 2017. During the fair, this innovative handset already received an award for Best phone of 2017 presented at the MWC. Some...

At Amazon, the Xperia XZ Premium price is set at £649, equivalent to €740 / $790. In terms of pricing, this device is placed just below the launch price of the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7. Those who place a Sony XZ Premium pre-order at Amazon will be...

Mar, 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
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
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
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: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
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:1.9
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