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Sony Xperia XZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 820 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. Comments about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the price and design. Reviews are divided on the camera.

durability, portability, usability, screen, battery

design, 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 94/100 = 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

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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)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review


The visionary. Sony wants a revolution: the Xperia XZ aims to change our everyday life. However, with the exception of its 23 MP camera, most of its specifications are quite ordinary. Let us find out what this Sony flagship model is capable of.

stylish design ; good software ; various settings for sound and video ; fast fingerprint sensor ; reliable camera ; high-resolution front camera ; good pictures ; clear speech quality ; MHL, NFC, USB-OTG ; precise controls ; even illumination ; bright...

advertisement apps ; very high energy use ; slow memory transfer speeds ; GPS module takes long to find a lock ; high color deviations in the display

The visionary, the Xperia XZ, is sadly not strong enough to ignite a revolution. In many ways, this test model is far too conservative and does not take risks. We could classify it as reliable rather than "revolutionary". In the end, the Xperia XZ is...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia XZ: Time-saver edition


The Xperia XZ is Sony's latest flagship smartphone. It comes with an improved camera, due specs update and a refined design. You could think of it as an Xperia Z6, but for Sony, XZ is where it's at.

Top quality aluminum unibody is both great to look at and premium to the touch ; Excellent bright and contrast-y display, very good in sunlight too ; Solid battery life, excellent at web browsing, very good at video playback ; Class-leading CPU...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (

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: Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia XZ


Sony's Xperia XZ phone has promising hardware, but lags behind the unlocked Android competition in features and polish.

Fast performance. Solid camera. Strong network connectivity. Waterproof.

Overheating issues in testing. Mediocre battery life. No fingerprint scanner. Heavy UI layer.

Conclusions At $700, the Sony Xperia XZ is priced like a flagship phone, but it can't match the premium experience of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7. It lacks a fingerprint sensor, has a lower-resolution display, and mediocre battery life. The...

Oct, 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: Liu Hongzuo (

Sony Xperia XZ review: Sony fans finally get their flagship phone


Sony fans waiting for a true flagship Xperia in Singapore – your wait is over as the Xperia XZ is finally here. Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p screen and Snapdragon 820 SoC, how does it measure up to other 2016 flagships? We find out.

Water and dust resistant ; Good camera performance ; Supports Hi Res Audio ; Solid built quality

Tired design ; Only full HD screen ; So-so battery life

The Sony Xperia XZ is indeed a flagship product that can compete with other flagship rival phones out there. The

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Althea Chang (

Xperia XZ Review: Battery and Display Impress, Camera Does Not


The Sony Xperia XZ is a handsome choice that's comfortable to hold, and we like the vibrant screen and impressive 10-plus hour battery life. Given the phone's $699 price tag, though, it's hard to recommend the XZ over either Samsung's Galaxy S7 ($669)...

Bright display ; Comfortable grip ; Solid image stabilization on videos ; Impressive battery life

Doesn't live up to blur-free promise ; Photos shot in daylight appear too bright ; Distorted color in low-light shots

The Sony Xperia XZ has a beautiful display, better-than-average battery life and effective image stabilization, but it doesn't live up to the company's promise of a smartphone camera that produces blur-free images.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Dragan Petric (brighthand)

Sony Xperia XZ Review: Another Solid Xperia


The Sony Xperia XZ may not match the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 edge on paper, but it offers a decent experience nonetheless. Find out more about Sony's latest Android smartphone.

Great design and finish ; IP68 certificated ; Decent battery autonomy ; Fluid performance ; Great design and finish ; IP68 certificated ; Decent battery autonomy ; Fluid performance

Low-light pics noisy ; Fingerprint reader is not active in USA ; No FM radio ; Low-light pics noisy ; Fingerprint reader is not active in USA ; No FM radio

It costs between $650 and $700, unlocked, for 32GB. As we’ve noted, that’s expensive considering the excellent options available for half as much. But expect to pay the same for a 32GB Galaxy S7 and 32GB iPhone 7.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Hans-Georg Kluge (

Sony Xperia XZ review: back from Z dead


Every few months, Sony presents a new top smartphone – in autumn 2016, it's the Xperia XZ. In our test, it faces a tough rivalry because Google and Samsung are also offering some strong competition. In our detailed test, we look at whether Sony has not...

Display ; All-day performance

Speaker quality ; Camera default settings

The Sony Xperia XZ appears to be consistent with the previous Sony Xperias: good processing, fast processors and a good display without much Quad HD fanfare. The new design of the XZ is a matter of taste – I like it. The battery life at high usage is...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (

Sony Xperia XZ review


The Sony Xperia XZ is Sony's flagship phone for 2016. Slim and sleek, the XZ is a premium-build device running Android M and featuring a fast Snapdragon 820 processor with plenty of memory. Photography is a key strength too, thanks to its 23 megapixel...

Sony has a tendency to release phones that feature small incremental improvements over previous models, and that's not a strategy that we can really find fault with, especially when new models are released every six months. You could argue that it's...

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2900 / 3230
Battery performance: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
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
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
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 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


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


Brand color:Forest Blue / Mineral Black / Platinum
Color 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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:700
Display Diagonal:5.2 / 5.46
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 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
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:3


Chat: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 / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP / JPG, PNG, WEBP
Video compression format:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, MPEG2, WEBM
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
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / 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 standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / 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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
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
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


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


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0.1 / 7.1 / M / Nougat


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 type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311 / 0.319
Height:5.75 / 6.14
Weight:5.68 / 6.88
Width:2.83 / 3.03