Sony smartphones are the one that are seen as more reliable and durable if you're talking about using them with trend. In recent years, Sony has launched many smartphones within Xperia making Xperia M2 Dual, Xperia XZ, Xperia XZ1. Right now, we have Sony Xperia XZ Premium which seems to be the most powerful unit of all time by Sony Xperia.
Clearly, the specifications are looking as this is a flagship killer. But you can never judge a smartphone without reviewing it. So, here we have Sony Xperia XZ Premium with us. We have reviews this smartphones on the basis of many factors and then rated it. So, I hope you would like this review part:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium:
This phone costs a thoroughly premium $799.99 (Rs. 59900 in India ) but offers no premium advantage that I’ve been able to discern in weeks of using it. It’s fine, a lot of it is fine, but none of it justifies the XZ Premium’s price or name.
The best way to consider this flagship Sony phone is by addressing the particular components and features of smartphone design that are presently considered premium. I’ll take each of them in turn. So, here it goes detail by detail:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Full Phone Specifications:
- The Xperia XZ Premium phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2160 pixels by 3840 pixels.
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium price in India starts from Rs. 59,990.
- The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM.
- The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
- As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium packs a 19-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
- The Sony Xperia XZ Premium runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3230mAh non removable battery.
- It measures 156.00 x 77.00 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 191.00 grams.
- The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM.
Connectivity options include
- USB OTG
- 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India)
Sensors on this Sony Xperia XZ Premium includes:
- Compass Magnetometer
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
Pros and Cons:
- Bright, pixel-dense display
- Snappy performance
- Latest processor (Snaprdragon 835SoC)
- Good battery life
- Underwhelming camera
- Unergonomic design
- Display bezels are huge by 2017 standards
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Display:
Comparison with Bezel-less Display:
The hot new thing in 2017 is the ruthless excision of bezels from around the screen. The LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, Essential Phone, and even a few upstart Chinese companies all now offer phones with a futuristic look that eliminates almost all the bezel. Before the year’s through, we’re going to have the Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and very likely the Google Pixel XL 2 to add to that category. Oh, and the next iPhone. In this competitive environment, Sony’s vast bezels above and below the screen, which total up to nearly an inch, feel instantly retrograde.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Display:
Sony will tell you that the XZ Premium has a 5.5-inch 4K display with HDR support, but I’ll tell you that that doesn’t make a tangible difference to everyday use — all smartphone screens are lovely to look at these days, it’s the bezels that are the differentiator now.
Xperia XZ Premium Camera:
Dubbed Motion Eye:
Sony has a whole new camera system this year, dubbed Motion Eye, which is supposed to do fancy stuff like predictive capture (buffering images while the camera app’s open and then reacting to your tap by selecting one of those buffered pics) and super slow-mo (960fps for less than a second), but both of them are gimmicks.
The camera’s focus is unreliable, and Sony’s penchant for hyper-processing images continues, with its noise reduction actively obliterating detail in shots.
The slow-motion trick is cute, but its novelty quickly wears off. The true premium cameras of today can be found in the Google Pixel and HTC U11, two pricey phones that I have no hesitation recommending on the strength of their imaging performance alone.
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 problem almost since the very inception of the Xperia line, and the XZ Premium does nothing to rectify it.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Design:
The story with the Samsung Galaxy S8’s design this year, apocryphal or not, is that Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh would take prototypes of the phone and roll them around in his hand feeling for any hard edges or perturbations and have the design team smooth them out. The S8 wouldn’t come out of Samsung’s labs until it was a perfectly refined, ergonomic slab of technology.
Rectangle Shape of Xperia XZ Premium:
Compare that to the Xperia XZ Premium, which was surely the object of much care and attention too, but was obviously designed to sit on a pedestal rather than in a person’s hands. The rectangular shape, the height extended by those big bezels, the slipperiness of the glass on both front and back: nothing about the XZ Premium’s design feels especially friendly to humans.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Battery:
The Xperia XZ Premium has the best chip of the year so far in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835
Although, it has a Sony’s various Stamina modes, but no, it doesn’t stand out with its battery life. This is actually one of the aspects in which I find this phone does well, getting a solid day’s use out of its 3,230mAh battery, but it’s still not exceptional.
Comparison of Battery life:
If you put a premium on battery life, Motorola’s original Z Play and the 2017 Z2 Play are the two top picks to look at.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Audio Quality:
While the majority of people will eventually fall in line with the trend toward smartphones without headphone jacks, there are still many of us who enjoy using our phones as portable music players. For a true hi-fi experience, you go to LG first and last. Sony can’t compete with the G6’s excellence on wired audio, and though it touts a stereo speaker system on the Xperia ZX Premium, its sound is a little too quiet to be a point of differentiation. So, we can say its audio quality is good but not competable.
Sony is always a big brand if we talk about its audio quality. From the recent years, we have heard Sony making its name on audio quality. So, it will be really interesting to see this smatrphone using it as an audio device.
Xperia XZ Premium Game Performance:
Snapdragon 835 SoC in XZ Premium:
Who else has a Snapdragon 835 today? Samsung with the Galaxy S8, OnePlus with the 5, Essential with its Phone, Motorola with the Z2 Force, HTC with the U11, Xiaomi with the Mi 6... you get the idea. Sony’s specs might have been truly premium at the time of the Xperia XZ Premium’s announcement in February, but by this point in the summer, it’s practically standard across Android flagship phones.
The 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage are also tantamount to table stakes at the high end. But wait, you might say, performance also depends on how well optimized the software is. For that, Sony deserves credit, as Android runs smooth and true on the XZ Premium — but not any more so than on the less-expensive HTC U11. Obviously, Sony couldn’t have given us more on the performance front, but it might have been cool to get a nice chunk of premium storage as with the 256GB Porsche Design Mate 9.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium draws an attention to all the users since its a flagship killer. So, if you are searching for a smartphone with a big brand name withlow budget in comparison to Samsung Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, you should go for Xpera XZ Premium. To be honest, the smartphones looks unimaginatively good on pen and paper. I will show you its unboxing once it arrives at my doorstep. Till then, have fun with Xperia XZ Premium