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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Specifications

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.46 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel 807 PPI, Capacitive, 10-finger, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, NFC, Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum, USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM GPRS/EDGE, UMTS HSPA+, LTE (4G) Cat16 with Gigabit-class speeds, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 156 x 77 ( = 0.31 x 6.14 x 3.03 in)
Battery
3230 mAh Lithium-Ion, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 19 MPix 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory stacked sensor, Pixel Pitch 1.22μm, Anti-distortion shutter, Low-light photo: ISO 12800 / 4000 (Video), 25mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0, x8 Digital Zoom, 960 fps Super slow motion videos, 4K recording
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 1/3.06” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, 22mm Wide-angle lens F2.0, ISO 6400 (Photo) / 1600 (Video)
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, Style Cover Stand SCSG10, Hi-res headset MDR-NC750, Charging Dock DK60, Quick Charger UCH12W, Bluetooth(R) Headset with Speaker SBH56, Water resistant (IP65/68)
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Average Score: 85.35% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 64 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 91%, features: 96%, display: 87% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Hands-on: The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a Snapdragon 835 SoC and a 5.5-inch 4K HDR screen
Source: Hardware Zone English
We've had the opportunity to try out the Sony Xperia XZ Premium at MWC 2017, which led to some insights in the new features and hardware that were covered in our earlier piece here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: $799 of lust ... and disappointment
Source: Android Central English
The Xperia XZ Premium is the absolute top-of-the-line smartphone for the company, and therefore has a retail price of $799. Outside of a Galaxy S8+ or iPhone 7 Plus, people just don't often pay that kind of money for a phone. And they particularly don't pay that much for a phone that in the U.S. doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, and still sports a camera that doesn't get anywhere near the competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2017
90% Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a stunning smartphone, both in terms of design and performance. The mirror-like look isn’t for everyone due to the appearance of smudges, but it helps provide an elegant, high-end look. The 4K HDR display is one-of-a-kind, bright and vibrant, and shows off snaps taken by the impressive Motion Eye camera perfectly. The camera itself can handle almost anything you can throw at it, although performance does slip in low-lit conditions and the super slow-mo video mode takes some practice. If you’re looking for a gorgeous high-end smartphone with a huge focus on display and cameras with above average battery life, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a solid option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
Summarizing key things in the phone, it has the latest and top-grade Qualcomm processor, a promising 4K HDR display, and a camera that won’t let you down. Do you think, this is enough to compete with Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Apple iPhone 7? Let us know in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium first impressions
Source: Android Authority English
A 4K screen means that you could be getting one of the best smartphone display experiences around, especially with everything that Sony packs into their Triluminos display. There is also the excellent camera with the 960 fps slow motion recording capabilities, various Intelligent modes, and a dedicated camera shutter button that will make for a great shutterbug companion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2017
70% Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The XZ Premium doesn't lack for performance but its mediocre design and limited super-slow-motion video make it difficult to recommend over more impressive flagship rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Sony's new smartphone declares a challenge to most current flagship with the 'Premium' in its name. At its price, it will compete with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, LG G6, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL. As far as the price is concerned, the smartphone does not seem to fall short of its claims, as it does indeed offer top-of-the-line specifications and a premium body. In the meantime, companies like OnePlus and Xiaomi are gearing to launch Snapdragon 835-powered OnePlus 5 and Mi 6 respectively in the Indian market, only to make the competition among high-end smartphones more fierce.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2017
90% Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
Source: Techradar English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a powerful unlocked phone that combines a vivid 4K display with the latest Snapdragon processor and strong audio capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2017
80% Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal
Source: Pocket Lint English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xperia XZ Premium: First Sony Flagship In Years is Stunning
Source: iTech Post English
According to Tech Radar, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can now be pre-ordered via Sony's official website and other retailers. Those who book for one right now from the company's website will get a free Sony MDR-NC750 headphones and speakers while a Sony XB-20 speaker is being given away with the pre-ordered Xperia XZ Premium by Amazon, Argos, unlocked mobile and other retailers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Trusted Reviews English
In addition, the design of the Xperia phones appears to be trapped in time; it looks drab next to other phones, and is made worse by how uncomfortable it is to hold. At least the Xperia XZ Premium won't leave you wanting when it comes to performance, with specifications befitting its flagship status but beyond that, I've struggled to feel enamoured by it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands-on review
Source: PC Advisor English
We've not had enough time with the XZ Premium to give a verdict yet. We also need the price so come back soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2017
80% Review: Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: PC Authority English
It’s a good job, then, that there are some fun tricks under the hood, such as the ultra slo-mo video shooting and neat little side orders like Sony LDAC support for wireless headphones. All that colourful glass is sure to turn a few heads, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Xperia XZ Premium is a very good phone. We can't really complain from lack of power, design or camera performance. However, at the end of the day, it has very solid competition to beat. Other manufacturers are betting on new aspect ratios, smaller bezels and dual cameras, and it seems that Sony is the only one staying true to its own formula for now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
Source: Stuff TV English
What you're left with is a phone which adds up to less than the sum of its parts. If Sony could just get a bit of consistency they'd be on to a winner here, but as it stands, the XZ Premium just doesn't quite compete with the best phones where it really matters.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
Source: GSM Arena English
OK, everything about the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is ... well ... premium, so maybe the model name didn't have to state the obvious. Speaking of, you can't just pretend those bezels are not there - yet our honest opinion is that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is strong enough in the looks department to hold its own against anyone and anything - be it an infinity screen at the front or a fruit at the rear.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2017
100% Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
If you’re already a Sony fan looking for a new high-end blower then there’s no real way in which the XZ Premium can disappoint and if not, Sony has ensured that there are countless reasons why the XZ Premium is the phone to go for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Hands on Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: finally, a proper flagship from Sony
Source: T3 English
The Xperia XZ Premium is a glorious return to the flagship segment. While the headline grabbing features, such as the super slow motion camera, have, let’s say, limited usefulness, the phone behind them is very competent. It’s fast, it has an amazing screen, and the camera has improved over previous generation phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ Premium review
Source: Techradar English
A strong phone from Sony with excellent innovation in the screen. However, it all depends on how much this monster of a phone will cost, and whether the streamed 4K footage actually looks good on here at all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As usual, Sony appears to have all the right ingredients for a great phone. A 4K HDR screen, an awesome (in theory) camera with 960fps slow-mo video, the latest Qualcomm CPU and a design that reflects the handset's likely high price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Hands-on: The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a Snapdragon 835 SoC and a 5.5-inch 4K HDR screen
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium hasn't been officially priced, but Sony assures that it will be "competitive". The phone will be available from late-Spring 2017 onwards.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Hands On: The Waiting Game
Source: Lowyat.net English
There is so much to be excited about this phone, and yet it just seems as if Sony rushed the announcement to ensure it had a flagship smartphone to show off at MWC 2017. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium really should have been the show-stealer here at MWC 2017, but it sadly is not.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Still, our early adopter hearts rejoice at the future painted by the XZ Premium - the future rendered in a high dynamic range and 960 frames per second.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium aims to take on iPhone with stunning design, cool camera features and outstanding display
Source: The Independent English
The phone goes on sale in late spring and I look forward to reviewing it then, but in a world of me-too smartphones, the Xperia XZ Premium looks tremendous and offers unique, fun, brilliantly executed features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: Hands-on with the new 4K HDR phone with Motion Eye camera and Snapdragon 835
Source: PC Advisor English
We've not had enough time with the XZ Premium to give a verdict yet. We also need the price so come back soon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Xperia XZ Premium hands-on review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The smartphone follows on from the Xperia XZ but is better described as the true successor to the Xperia Z5 Premium thanks to some world-first features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium preview: The complete Xperia package
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium doesn't break new ground when it comes to design, sticking with what Sony knows best, but it does offer refinement and a much more seamless finish to previous Xperia devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony XZ Premium hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Sony has struggled to make a big impact on the phone world recently, with the Xperia XZ failing to truly wow us back in September. This Premium upgrade feels like an antidote to that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands on
Source: What Hi-Fi English
It was a shame we couldn’t put the XZ Premium through its paces more during our preview, but we're excited to get it in for a full review when it launches in a few months time. Here’s hoping it can live up to its specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Hands-on: Smart camera package, shiny look
Source: Mobile Syrup English
None of Sony’s new devices have set launch dates and Canadian pricing yet, but the company did confirm to MobileSyrup that consumers can expect the devices to hit the Canadian market in late spring.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium : prise en main du meilleur smartphone Android de 2017
Source: Phandroid English
Le Sony Xperia XZ Premium a été annoncé ce matin dans le cadre du MWC 2017 et il s’agit du premier smartphone du marché sous Snapdragon 835. Toutefois, ses atouts sont loin de se limiter à sa simple puissance puisqu’il s’équipe également d’un écran 4K HDR mais aussi du capteur photo sans doute le plus avancé jamais proposé par Sony. Voici notre prise en main du smartphone le plus haut de gamme de 2017.
Positive: Decent cameras; slim size; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017

Foreign Reviews

960-FPS-Zeitlupe für spektakuläre 184 ms
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Sonys Bestes ist ein Biest mit Macken
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2017
92% Pixel-Overkill
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 98% features: 96% display: 88% mobility: 79%
70% Beeindruckende Hardware Mit Mankos
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium ein echtes Glanzstück
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2017
90% Das Meisterstück in Atemnot
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% Sony Xperia XZ Premium im Test: Spitzen-Leistung und Allrounder
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 88% display: 90% mobility: 70%
93% Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 94% mobility: 90%
Kamera mit 960 fps scheitert an sich selbst
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2017
Das Schaufenster In Sonys Produktwelten
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Das Schaufenster In Sonys Produktwelten
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
4K-Smartphone mit Topkamera
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Erstes Smartphone mit 4K HDR
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
90% Análisis del Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium, probamos su cámara: así son su nuevo sensor y el espectacular modo de cámara superlenta
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; good cameras; support waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Sony apuesta por cámara y potencia en su nuevo Xperia XZ Premium
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good cameras; metal case; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
É um espelho ou um smartphone??? Hands-on ao Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent performance; good cameras. Negative: High price; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2017
70% Sony Xperia Xz Premium Recensione: Hardware Impressionante Con Qualche Pecca
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Smartphone Sony Xperia Xz Premium - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium: la nostra anteprima | Video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good cameras; support waterproof. Negative: Poor display; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Cosi Sony ha portato la tecnologia Bravia sull’Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2017
Sony Xperia Xz Premium Hands-On: La Vetrina Dei Prodotti Sony
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Support VR mode; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Eerste indruk: superslowmotion in een smartphone
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; compact size; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2017
Prise En Main Du Xperia Xz Premium : Une Fenêtre Ouverte Vers Toute La Technologie De Sony
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good cameras. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Sony Xperia XZ Premium : est-ce suffisant d’être une vitrine technologique ? – MWC 2017
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; slim size; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Смартфон Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent performance; good connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Xperia XZ Premium: Một ta một cõi xưng vương
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; good display; high autonomy; decent cameras; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2017
Trên tay Xperia XZ Premium màu hường: "Mạnh mẽ" và cá tính
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive color; good hardware; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Trên tay Xperia XZ Premium: Màn hình 4K, Snapdragon 835, slo-mo 960fps
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; decent hardware; large screen; high quality speakers; waterproof and dust avoiding. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017
90% TEST Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Sony Xperia XZs i test
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 540: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Slighly optimized architecture compared to the Adreno 530 but with higher clock speed due to the new 10 nm process. In the beginning of 2017 one of the fastest graphics cards for Android based smartphones. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.46":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.195 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


85.35%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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