Sony Xperia XZ Dual 

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launchOct, 2016

31.7

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47.0

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Design

  • Excellent build quality
  • Attractive no-nonsense aluminium design, building on the traditions of Sony flagships
  • Good ergonomics, comfortable in hand feel
  • Water-proof design

Display

  • Very good display - high maximum brightness and contrast, great in the sun, and excellent for media consumption

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • Good speed/performance backed by top-end hardware
  • 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

Camera

  • 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)
  • The cameras, while pretty good, are definitely not the best out there - especially giving uninspiring performance when light levels drop

Audio

  • Good overall audio quality
  • Decent front-firing loudspeakers (although volume levels could have been better)
  • Decent call quality

Battery

  • 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
  • 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

More

  • The premium ALKALEIDO smooth satin finish on the phone changes hues under different lights, making it look even more attractive

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Sony Xperia XZ Dual Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoNo more updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Triluminos Display
  • X-Reality Engine
  • 10 Point Multi-touch Support
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Color Spectrum Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Ranked #20 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
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
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight161 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Primary Camera23.0MP
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 Camera13.0MP
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
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • Miracast
  • Google Cast

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