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Sony Xperia XZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability. The design is also mentioned favorably. The price and screen get less positive views. There are some mixed opinions about the camera.

performance, design, portability

usability, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia XZ from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the performance. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia XZ F8332 64GB 5.2-Inch 23MP 4G LTE Dual SIM FACTORY UNLOCKED International Stock No Warranty (FOREST BLUE)Sony Xperia XZ F8332 64GB 5.2-Inch 23MP 4G LTE Dual SIM FACTORY UNLOCKED International Stock No Warranty (FOREST BLUE)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: James Peckham (

Sony Xperia XZ review


Sony finally has its flagship X

New refined design ; Impressive camera improvements ; Return of waterproofing

Only full HD screen ; No fingerprint scanner in the US ; Not running Android 7 software

The Sony Xperia XZ is a great premium handset offering everything you'd expect from a flagship phone. If you own a recent Sony phone though it might not be enough of an improvement to rush out and buy it on day one.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Sony Xperia XZ


The Sony Xperia XZ is the last of 2016's top Android phones. It's Sony's equivalent of the LG G5 or Samsung Galaxy S7: a top-end phone with lots of features and the price to match.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia XZ review


Zed's not dead, baby

Typical Sony minimalism with better ergonomics ; Practically flawless performance ; Sony's UI still pleases (even without Nougat underneath)

Screen colours are overblown ; Very average speakers ; Camera doesn't live up to the specs

Low on bristling high-tech excitement, but when the also-rans are this good, you know you’re spoilt

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia XZ Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia XZ Review: Sony's latest 2016 flagship phone is a beast, packing a sexed-up camera with new features inside a sleek, water-resistant body.

Dependable camera ; Smooth sailor ; Crisp, colourful visuals

Scratchy, hand-filling design

Sony’s Xperia XZ isn’t revolutionary, but it is a very good flagship that boasts some of the best mobile camera tech around. Media fans will enjoy the crisp, colourful screen and excellent audio support, while the solid battery life and performance...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Vaughn Highfield (

Sony Xperia XZ review: A solid effort, but not the best


Sony has ushered in a range of improvements for its newest flagship, but it's not enough to put the Xperia XZ on top

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (

Sony Xperia XZ – первый взгляд


Sony Xperia XZ, стекло и металл, новая дизайнерская концепция Loop Surface, USB Type-C, лазерный автофокус и ряд других особенностей камеры, цена и срок появления в продаже – обсудим новинку?

В продаже XZ появится уже в октябре – быстро. Смартфон получился очень интересным без всяких оговорок про «фанатов Sony» – фанаты Sony порадуются! Дизайн удачный, смартфон приятно взять в руку, радует и то, что нет параллелей ни с другими устройствами...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia XZ


The high-end Sony Xperia XZ treads familiar ground in phone design and hardware but places a strong focus on camera capabilities.

23-megapixel camera designed for improved low-light performance.

Not much different than the Xperia X Performance.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Victor H. (

Sony Xperia XZ Review


Sony is on an aggressive schedule: while most other companies are launching their new flagship phones once in a year, Sony is updating its top-line Xperia phones much more often, with a new phone every six months or so.

Stylish design with good-looking and original color selection ; Water-proof ; Dual front-firing speakers ; Expandable storage

Counter-intuitive camera interface ; No fingerprint scanner in the US ; Colors on the display are not properly balanced, appear bluish ; Expected to ship with Android 6 in times when Android 7 Nougat phones enter the market

Frankly, we’re perplexed by the price of the Sony Xperia XZ: it's sold at a whopping $700 in the United States. We expect this price to quickly go down in the coming few months, but right now, it looks less competitive than the Samsung Galaxy S7 that...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Marcus Wong (

First looks: Sony's all-new Xperia XZ smartphone is looking good


Sony's latest smartphone flashes stunning looks and promises much improved camera performance. We take a quick first look at the company's new flagship at Sony's booth in IFA 2016.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia XZ review


X to the power of Z

Amazing design and superb build quality ; Extremely fast and smooth Android experience ; Video at 1080p is exceptionally stable

Inconsistent camera performance ; Screen colours over saturated ; Thermal issues hamper usability sometimes

A superbly-built and refined smartphone with a very impressive resume but doesn't move the game forward in any particular area.

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2900
Continuous audio playback time:78
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (2G):600
Standby time (3G):610
Standby time (4G):590
Talk time (2G):11.67
Talk time (3G):17.5

Call management

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


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Multi-shot: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:13
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Brand colour:Forest Blue / Mineral Black / Platinum
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Platinum
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Water Resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:3


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


Audio formats supported:ALAC, DSD, FLAC, LPCM


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port: Yes


64-bit computing: Yes
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:820


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.6 / 146
Width:7.2 / 72