Sony Xperia XZ Dual  Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual 
Sony Xperia XZ Dual Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
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Price Rs. 40,999 onwards Rs. 37,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Oct, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.1 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 2160x3840 pixels (~ 801 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Triluminos Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass), X-Reality Engine, 10 Point Multi-touch Support, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement IPS LCD, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine, Scratch Resistant, Oleophobic Coating
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.15 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 430
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 23.0 MP 23.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Sony Exmor RS Sensor, SteadyShot (5-axis stabilization), Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Laser Autofocus, 1/2.3" Sensor Size, 24mm Wide Angle Lens, Low-light photo: up to ISO 12800, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Hybrid Auto-Focus, 5X Clear Image Zoom, Up to 8X Digital Zoom, Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm), Up to ISO 12800 Photo/3200 Video, SteadyShot, Pulse LED Flash
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, 1/3" Sensor Size, Sony Exmor RS Sensor, 22mm Wide Angle Lens, Low-light photo: up to ISO 6400, HDR Sony Exmor R, Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle lens (25 mm), SteadyShot
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 200 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.1 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 161 gm 180 gm
Battery Capacity 2900 mAh 3430 mAh
Battery Standby 600 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 610 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 11.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0); Water Resistant; Dust Proof; DLNA; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Miracast; Google Cast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; PS4 Remote Play Water Proof and Dust Proof; Clear Audio+; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi MIMO; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; PlayMemories; PS4 Remote Play
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Attractive no-nonsense aluminium design, building on the traditions of Sony flagships
  • The premium ALKALEIDO smooth satin finish on the phone changes hues under different lights, making it look even more attractive
  • Good ergonomics, comfortable in hand feel
  • Water-proof design
  • Very good display - high maximum brightness and contrast, great in the sun, and excellent for media consumption
  • Sony's UI over Android takes a minimalist approach, keeping things simple, but at the same time adding some Sony goodness like the Stamina modes that helps prolong battery life, and multimedia apps that are easy to use and feature rich
  • Good speed/performance backed by top-end hardware
  • Good overall audio quality
  • Decent front-firing loudspeakers (although volume levels could have been better)
  • Decent call quality
  • Good, solid battery life - comes somewhere in the middle of the pack, compared to other flagships - you should be able to get a full day’s use between charges
  • Sony's new smart charging technology ('Battery Care') promises better battery longevity over the years
  • Good primary camera - with good dynamic range and colors in good lighting, as well as good video recording quality
  • Good front facing camera - plenty of detail, good dynamic range (as long as the lighting is good)
  • Superb build quality
  • Stunning, top-end design - with polished metal frame and beautiful reflective glass panels
  • Good ergonomics - it feels pleasant to hold the device in hand
  • Excellent, class-leading display - good color reproduction, deep blacks, the highest ever resolution on a mobile screen to-date
  • Xpreia's UI on top Android runs well and has several nifty useful features
  • Fingerprint scanner fast and reliable and conveniently placed
  • Excellent, top-notch speed/performance backed by top-of-the-line hardware
  • Good camera
  • Very good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent loudspeakers
  • Good battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Snapdragon 820 processor is a top performer in general, but the XZ isn't among the best vehicles for showcasing its prowess - giving mostly middling results in benchmarks, compared to other phones with the processor
  • The cameras, while pretty good, are definitely not the best out there - especially giving uninspiring performance when light levels drop
  • Charging speed is a bit on the slow side with the included charger, especially for a flagship phone, with the phone taking up to 3 hours for a full charge

No Major Negatives!

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