Sony Xperia XZ Premium 

price₹ 44,991 onwards

launchJun, 2017

64.9

excellence score

53.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, handsome, elegant design - a little old-school but genuinely full of character
  • Water-proof
  • Prone to collecting smudges easily, if used without a case
  • Although it is aesthetically designed, but when you hold it up against its all-metal-and-glass rivals, the chunky bezels and plastic sides look a little old-school, and dated

Display

  • As there’s still only a handful movies and shows at 4K resolution, most of the time you won't be making full use of the stunning display - though when there is 4K content to watch - the video watching experience is incredible and unmatched by any other phone currently

Software

  • Beautifully simple Xperia UI is a winner with a traditionally restrained approach to skinning Android - It's elegant, clean with added Sony goodies like Stamina mode and solid multimedia apps

Performance

  • Top-notch performance - Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm's best, and the Xperia XZ Premium is among the most powerful smartphones today - the 1080p resolution when there is no native 4K content helps - and the phone runs cool even when you push it

Camera

  • Brilliant, pixel-packed, class-leading 4K screen
  • Very good primary camera - one of the best, and comparable to other flagships - produces detailed photos, has improved corner sharpness, and very good colors, contrast, and dynamic range
  • The 960fps slow-mo HD video recording is pretty cool - but capturing the moment takes practice
  • The 13MP AF front facing camera is very good too - with plenty of detail, good dynamic range
  • Dedicated camera button comes in handy

Audio

  • Nice stereo loudspeakers

Battery

  • Solid battery life - easily lasts the day with regular use - although it lags behind the even better battery life of the Galaxy S8

More

  • On the whole, this is, by far, the best Sony flagship in years

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution2160x3840 pixels (~ 801 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • HDR10 Compliant
  • Triluminos Display
  • X-Reality Engine
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Barometer
  • RGB Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.45 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #6 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3230 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight195 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera19.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Motion Eye Camera
  • 1/2.3" Sensor Size
  • 1.22um Pixel Size
  • Triple Image Sensing
  • Hybrid Autofocus (Phase Detection and Laser Autofocus)
  • Slow Motion Videos (960 FPS)
  • Predictive Capture
  • 0.5 sec Quick Launch & Capture
  • Anti-distortion Shutter
  • Low-light Photo
  • HDR
  • 25mm Focal Lenght
  • SteadyShot (5-axis stabilisation)
Secondary Camera13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 22mm Focal Lenght
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • SteadyShot (5-axis stabilisation)
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) Back Panel
  • Clear Audio+
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Miracast
  • Google Cast
  • PS4 Remote Play

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