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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Display: 5.5 Inch 44K IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.6
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Software 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Value For Money 10 / 10

Sony has finally announced it’s “unknown” devices at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the one out of four devices that got launched at MWC 2017. Sony has brought lot of variety in their smartphones this year.

As like of the Xperia Z5, Sony has embedded 4K display which is 40% brighter than the Z5. Sony XZ Premium is the first device to load Snapdragon 835 on its board. After various hiccups Sony managed to use the Qualcomm’s latest chip. They have installed it with 4GB of RAM for 64 GB and 6GB of RAM for 128GB.

Further, they have improved the camera by using recently launched CMOS sensor with DRAM. This new camera consists three layers, in between usual 2 layers, there’s a third layer called the  memory layer. It can store some of the image content on the camera itself. It has lead to 960fps slow mo video recording. Also, it drastically improved photography in the motion.

The phone is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540 GPU. It is paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card. It sports a 19-megapixel rear camera which supports Super slow motion 960fps video capture and it can also capture 4k video. In front there is 13-megapixel camera. It is backed up by the 3230mAh battery and it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Sony did not reveal the pricing of the Xperia XZ Premium. The availability of the phone is also inconvenient, as the Xperia XZ Premium will be available closer to the second half of 2017.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs:

Operating System Android 7.1
Display 5.5-inch LCD, 4K resolution
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Snapdragon 835 64-bit
Adreno 540
Storage 64GB
Expandable microSD card
RAM 4GB
Rear Camera 19MP Exmor RS, hybrid AF
960 fps slow-mo, 4K video
Front Camera 13MP Exmor RS, f/2.0, 22mm wide-angle lens
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 3.1, GPS
Battery 3230mAh
Non-removable
Charging USB-C
Quick Charge 3.0
Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Water resistance IP68
Security Fingerprint sensor (except U.S.)
Dimensions 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
Weight 195 g
Colors Luminous chrome, Deepsea Black

Sony Xperia XZ Premium - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight
    195 g (6.88 oz)
  • Colors
    Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black
  • Waterproof
    Yes

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.5 inches
  • Resolution
    3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~801 ppi pixel density
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Features
    - Triluminos display
    - X-Reality Engine

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 540
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    64 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (side-mounted, region dependent), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    19 MP
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 720p@960fps
  • Camera Features
    EIS (gyro), phase detection and laser autofocus, 1/2.3" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash
  • Secondary
    13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3230 mAh battery

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack