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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 542 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. Views about the size and battery are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical comments about the connectivity and reception.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

 

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Can super slow-motion footage make the Xperia XZ Premium stand out from other flagships?

Flagship performance ; High resolution display ; Decent speakers

Dated design ; Uncomfortable to hold ; Slow-motion feature video is limited

Oct, 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 (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands on

 

The Xperia XZ Premium is the world's first 4K HDR phone. We've been hands on to find out if 4K on a smartphone finally makes sense.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: a proper flagship from Sony

 

Top-end specs, 4K screen, and super slow motion camera. Is this a flagship Sony can be proud of?

Sharp, colourful screen ; Solid build ; Fast

Massive horizontal bezels ; Expensive ; Camera poor in low light

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal

 

Ultimately, there is plenty to love about the Sony XZ Premium, especially if you're a Sony fan and you're into that flat-slab design. It's a flagship

Great 4K display with HDR technology ; Good battery life ; Super slow-motion feature is excellent ; Good overall software experience ; Waterproofing ; Cheaper than some other flagships

Design hasn't moved on much ; Camera isn't as good as competition ; Display doesn't manage well in super bright conditions ; Occasional lag in performance

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is every bit the flagship smartphone in terms of spec, but it doesn't bring the same wow factor as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6.

May, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review

 

Sony's 4K smartphone boasts a pixel-packed display and a solid snapper

4K display is stunning ; Great camera ; Solid battery life

Design isn't the most premium ; Fiddly SIM tray ; Lack of 4K content lessens screen's impact

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has everything you want when paying top dollar for a phone, with its 4K display and slow motion camera two standout party pieces. It will please Sony fans around the world.

Feb, 2018

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3230

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

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

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand colour:Bronze Pink / Deepsea Black / Luminous Chrome
Colour of product:Black / Bronze, Pink / Chrome / Pink / Red
Fingerprint Reader:Y
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:13.9 / 14
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

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

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
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
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
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
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
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 77
Height :156 / 7.9
Weight:191 / 195
Width:156 / 77