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Sony Xperia XZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 980 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reception and battery.

camera, performance, usability, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The portability also gets good views.

portability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

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...

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.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

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 : 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

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Review

 

The Xperia XZ is Sony's flagship smartphone. It features a 23-megapixel rear camera, along with a 13-megapixel front camera. Other features of the rear camera include a 24mm Sony “G” lens, 5x Clear Image Zoom (digital zoom), a high ISO speed of 12800...

Considering Sony made quite the fanfare about the Xperia XZ when it was launched, regarding the camera, and considering Sony makes such excellent stand-alone cameras, the XZ is a little disappointing.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

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 (tomsguide.com)

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 : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia XZ review - flagship, at a price!

 

The Xperia XZ has many great qualities, and might be one of Sony's best smartphones in a long while, but without a fingerprint sensor in the US or a QHD display, many may find the $700 price tag tough to justify.

-Fantastic build quality ; -Comfortable in hand feel ; -Software is clean and easy to use ; -Great camera ; -MicroSD slot ; -Hi-Res audio support ; -Vibrant display

-Front-facing speakers are weak ; -High price point ; -No fingerprint sensor (U.S. model)

Oct, 2016

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