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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 471 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. Reviews about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and camera also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reception.

screen, camera, 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone Review

 

Provider of new technologies. Sony's high-end smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium, offers many innovative technologies in terms of sound and display (HDR), but its case seems a little out-of-date. Find out whether you really should not judge a book by...

nice-looking case made of glass and metal ; brilliant 4K HDR display ; good front camera ; nifty slow-motion videos ; compatible with high-resolution audio ; water and dust resistant ; up-to-date operating system ; 3.5 mm audio combo ; fast Wi-Fi ;...

pressure-sensitive front ; wide bezels ; main camera lacks sharpness ; super-slow-motion function has strong time limit ; a lot of bloatware ; Wi-Fi reception is only good close to the router ; GPS module a little slow ; mediocre and noisy call quality...

Oh Sony, how great it is that for the second time you have made a high-end smartphone with innovative technological features available. The Xperia XZ Premium impresses with high-resolution sound, noise cancelling with the appropriate headphones and a...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium is unworthy of its name

 

No matter how shiny you polish it up, this phone doesn't live up to its price and epithet

Bright, pixel-dense display ; Snappy performance ; Good battery life

Underwhelming camera ; Unergonomic design ; Display bezels are huge by 2017 standards

With its fancy mirror finish, eyebrow-raising price, and proud Sony pedigree, the Xperia XZ Premium flatters to deceive. On paper, it’s a behemoth, but in practice, it’s too much like the rest of the mainstream Android flagship pack. That’s been Sony’s...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium (2017) review

 

Sony's XZ Premium flagship has just about everything you could ask for from a top-end phone. A 4K display, insanely powerful processor and a unique super-slow motion camera all make this handset great.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium's awesome screen, supercharged processor and unique slow-motion video mode rightly earn this phone its premium name.

This is the same design premium Sony phones have used for years and it's starting to feel old and boring. The limited camera interface makes the phone feel crude. The fingerprint reader is turned off in the US.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a powerhouse of a phone, but it's looking tired against today's rivals, making it tough to justify the cost.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

 

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a powerful unlocked phone that combines a vivid 4K HDR display with the latest Snapdragon processor and strong audio capabilities, but falls short in other areas.

Crisp 4K HDR display. Powerful Snapdragon 835 processor. High-resolution audio. Waterproof. Current software.

Poor battery life. Fingerprint sensor not activated in US. Limited 4K HDR content. Bulky design.

At $800, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the costliest flagship phones you can buy. In terms of hardware, it matches most of its rivals with smooth, fast performance, excellent camera quality, and high-resolution audio. It also has the sharpest...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Martyn Williams Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

 

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium shines, quite literally. The first thing you notice about the new phone is the mirror finish that gives the device a sparkly appearance. It seems destined to require lots of polishing.

Sony also announced the Xperia XZs, a follow-up to the barely six-month-old XZ. With the same 5.2-inch display as its predecessor, the new handset includes the XZ Premium’s Motion Eye camera system, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of storage. It will be available on...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Fast and feature-rich, but the design needs a refresh

 

The Xperia XZ Premium is Sony's flagship handset for 2017, and it has a suitably premium price of £649 (inc. VAT). This is matched by the HTC U11 and LG G6 launch prices, and is a shade less expensive than the £689 Samsung Galaxy S8 .

4K-capable screen ; Super slow-motion 960fps video ; Good battery life ; Good sound quality ; MicroSD card support

Uninspiring design ; Some disappointing build materials ; Slow-motion video mode lacks flexibility

Expert review by: Damian M. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review

 

With the XZ Premium, Sony promises unparalleled experience thanks to its revolutionary camera tech, excellent 5.5-inch 4K display and Qualcomm's latest silicon – the Snapdragon 835. Let's see if it delivers.

Excellent 4K display ; Snapdragon 835 SoC ; 960 fps super slow-motion video

Fingerprint magnet ; Super slow-motion can be hard to time right ; Cumbersome camera UI

May, 2017

Expert review by: Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: more than a one-trick pony?

 

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has the best slow-mo ever put on a smartphone, but is this why you should be buying the new flagship in the first place?

The Xperia XZ Premium is worth putting on your wishlist thanks to its sheer power and a fantastic camera experience that approaches (but doesn’t quite surpass) Samsung and Apple’s best. The slow-mo is an amazing innovation when you get it right, but...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Xperia XZ Premium Review: Insane 4K Display Can't Save This Sony

 

The Xperia XZ Premium proves Sony is trying to push the boundaries of what a good Android phone can be. But future-proofing the display, camera and performance for innovation down the line doesn't do much good in the present. A 4K HDR smartphone with a...

Gorgeous 4K HDR display ; Bright screen shows off lots of colors accurately ; Solid front- and rear-facing cameras ; Powerful performance

4K content is limited at this stage ; No fingerprint sensor ; So-so battery life, compared to other flagships ; Super-slow-motion feature feels like a novelty

The Xperia XZ Premium's 4K display and powerful performance are truly extraordinary, but so-so battery life and a dated design make it an also-ran.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a premium-spec version of the XZ, with a 4K HDR screen, a next-gen processor, enhanced camera, more memory and a bigger battery. It's a beauty for sure, and not over-priced, but may be too big for some users.

The XZ Premium is a significant upgrade to the XZ, which was already a worthy flagship phone. While the larger footprint and relatively heavy build won't suit everyone, if you like your phones big, this is a superb option. The design shouts quality,...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3230
Battery performance:3230

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
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 dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Image Stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:4000, 12800 / 4000, 12800, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor R / Exmor RS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance: Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Bronze Pink / Deepsea Black / Luminous Chrome
Color of product:Black / Bronze, Pink / Chrome / Pink
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:5.46 / 5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
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

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,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 format:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
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 / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary 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
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
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 / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
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:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
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 / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311 / 3.03
Height:0.311 / 6.14
Weight:6.74 / 6.88
Width:3.03 / 6.14