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Sony Xperia XZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 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. Comments about the battery and portability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good views, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the price. There are mixed opinions on the usability and camera.

performance, design, portability, battery

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 96/100 = 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. The portability also gets good comments.

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)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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: 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: Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

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: 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.

Dec, 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: (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: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia XZ

 

Пришло время поговорить про Sony Xperia XZ, руководствуясь полученным опытом – поговорим про камеру, использование с наушниками с поддержкой LDAC, про USB-C, экран, дизайн и другие нюансы

Громкость могла бы быть и погромче, к качеству приема претензий нет.

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Brand colour:Forest Blue / Mineral Black / Platinum

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor frequency:1.6