Sony Xperia XZ Dual 

price Rs. 37,500 onwards  | launch Oct, 2016

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60.3

value for money score 

56.0

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What we liked

  • 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)

What we didn't

  • 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

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Sony Xperia XZ Dual Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 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
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Color Spectrum Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2900 mAh
Battery Standby600 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)610 hrs
Battery Talktime11.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight161 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Camera23.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera13.0 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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Water Resistant
  • Dust Proof
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Miracast
  • Google Cast

About Sony

Headquaters Japan
Brand Perception
Very Good
Service Quality
Average
Contact Info
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