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Sony Xperia XZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The camera and design also get good feedback. The GPS navigation and price get negative reviews.

performance, design, camera, screen, portability

price, GPS navigation

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 96/100 = 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 Reviewers really like the performance. The portability also gets good feedback.

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)

Mar, 2017

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.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sony Xperia XZ review: Falling short of flagship


With the flagship Xperia Z family abandoned , the device that everyone expected to be the Xperia Z6 launched as the Xperia XZ.

Waterproofing, some nice software features, decent camera performance

Stamina mode can be too aggressive, camera app is a muddled, battery life poor, confused design

The Sony Xperia XZ feels like a device that lacks a strong point and that perhaps reflects its positioning, replacing a flagship as part of a mixed family of devices.

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: Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Sony Xperia XZ


Another solid offering from Sony, the Xperia XZ sports a great camera, but unfortunately lacks the special quality needed to stand out from the rest of the flagship pack.

Well constructed body; Great all-round camera; Solid processor performance

Design a bit bland; No distinguishable extras

At R13 000, the Xperia XZ is priced in the same bracket as the aforementioned LG G5 and Huawei P9, not to mention the Xiaomi Mi 5 which comes in well under the R10K mark. As such, it feels like the device itself is missing that something extra to make...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (

Sony Xperia XZ Review


The Sony Xperia XZ offers a 23 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, and premium design, but can the camera deliver the goods?

Thanks to the use of a 23-megapixel sensor - you can crop into the image 2x, and you get an 8-megapixel image, not far off the 2x optical zoom of the much more expensive iPhone 7 Plus , although the levels of detail captured by the camera are a little...

Oct, 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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas Wellburn (

Sony Xperia XZ Review – Close but not quite


What Mobile is dedicated to bringing you the latest news and in-depth reviews in the world of mobile devices, everything from phones to tablets as well as apps and games. The Sony Xperia XZ aims to fix what shortcomings previous handsets have suffered...

Improved design ; Excellent Screen ; Good battery life

Disappointing camera ; Expensive

The Sony Xperia XZ improves on previous generation handsets in terms of design but lets itself with a lackluster camera. Sony is definitely moving in the right direction but things are still far from perfect, which is why we can’t really recommend this...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (

Sony Xperia XZ Review: another strong flagship smartphone to consider.


The Sony Xperia XZ looks to be a strong and well-balanced phone , but the top end of the smartphone market has never been more competitive. The likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the HTC 10 are equally capable, but have been on the market for a little...

+ Much better storage options ; + Dual-lens camera ; + Brighter, more vivid display

- Design is looking slightly dated now ; - Awkward for wired headphone owners ; - Expensive

The Sony Xperia XZ looks to be a strong and well-balanced phone, but the top end of the smartphone market has never been more competitive. The likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the HTC 10 are equally capable, but have been on the market for a little...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 / 11.7
Talk time (3G):17.5

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 2000, 3200, 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
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / 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:Dust resistant, Water resistant / 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:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:3


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


FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / JPG, PNG, WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, MPEG2, WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:820 / MSM 8996


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0.1 / M


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 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