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Sony Xperia XZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 727 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the reception and battery.

camera, usability, performance, screen, design

battery, reception

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia XZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia XZ from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and portability.

portability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

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.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

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. The Sony Xperia XZ feels like a device that lacks a strong point and that perhaps reflects its positioning, replacing a...

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: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ review

 

Sony needs to get it together. I've reviewed its phones -- from the top of the line down to the most basic -- for several years now, and I hate to see the Xperia family decline. Hard truth: It just can't keep up with its competitors. Take this...

Sony's Xperia XZ looks good, it won't die when you spill your drink on it and its bold screen makes mobile games look great.

Its battery life doesn't impress, and nor does the camera. Its full HD display isn't as high resolution as most of its rivals.

The Sony Xperia XZ is a decent all-round phone, but it doesn't offer any competition to its main rival, the Galaxy S7. Its high price means the XZ isn't the phone to go for.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

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: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ review: Fast, gorgeous – and flawed

 

It's fast and has a great screen, but the Xperia XZ's mediocre camera and underwhelming design fail to get the pulse racing

Excellent, colour accurate display ; Fast performance ; Great battery life

Rear camera isn't great ; Design feels cheap

Sony Xperia XZ 5.2 inch 32 GB SIM-Free Smart Phone - Forest Blue £445.00 Buy now

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

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 (recombu.com)

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: (which.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ review

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Is the Sony Xperia XZ smartphone worth considering? We sent this mobile phone to our lab to undergo our rigorous tests, so read on to find out more about whether the battery on the Xperia XZ will last throughout the day, whether its photos will be...

Dec, 2016

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

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 (ephotozine.com)

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2900 / 3230
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

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 2000, 3200, 12800 / 4000, 12800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19 / 23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:13
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes

Design

Brand colour:Forest Blue / Mineral Black / Platinum
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Platinum / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
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:13.2 / 13.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
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

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, SMF, WAV, XMF / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+ / ALAC, DSD, FLAC, LPCM / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP / JPG, PNG, WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, MPEG2, WEBM / 3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, DID, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP,EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA,WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
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) / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6 / 1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.45
Processor Model:820 / MSM 8996

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0.1 / 7.1 / M

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 8.1
Height :14.6 / 146 / 156
Weight:161 / 195
Width:7.2 / 72 / 77