Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the Smartphone for the High-end user with some features that we are watching first time. A successor to the Xperia Z5 Premium(2015), the XZ Premium is a plus-sized device with a Stunning key-features like 5.46 inch 4k IPS LCD display, Android 7.1(nougat), 19MP rear and 13MP front camera, 4GB RAM , non removable Li-ion 3230 mAh battery and its latest 960fps ultra slow motion video.It will be available globally in two colours – luminous chrome and deep sea black.

The sony’s new premium flagship comes with the Triluminos Display Technology. It has been designed with a lot of  bezel area(which increases its dimensions), corning gorilla glass protection on both front and back, but the sides of phone are noticeably plastic, and it’s this material which you feel when you hold the phone.the Xperia XZ Premium’s display also supports mobile HDR. That seems to be the new flagship feature this year.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is ideally positioned to line up with your finger when you’re holding the phone. In addition to that , the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is IP68 certified, which means it’s dust proof and water resistant to 1.5 metres upto 30 minutes.The Volume rockers, power button, and snap button are located on the right edge of the phone. Left edge houses card slots. There is 3.5mm hole on the top for headphone and bottom has Type-C USB Host.


The design element is almost similar in both models.The main body of xperia xz and z3 are glass but the accents are different. Aluminium in case of xperia xz and metal in z3. The xperia xz premium have the advantage over z3 and xa ultra when it comes to resolution . It offers 2160 x 3840 pixels  which delivers a pixel density of 806ppi ,while z3 offers 1080 x 1920 pixels with only 424 ppi.

The camera element is where the two new Xperia devices differ the most in terms of hardware. The Xperia XZ Premium have Sony’s new Motion Eye rear camera, which features a 19-megapixel triple sensor with 1.22µm pixels and  a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, while xperia z3 have a 20.7 megapixel with 1.12µm pixels but it only have  2.2mp front facing camera.The Motion Eye camera also comes with a new lens which is said to help deliver more clarity but the most exciting feature on board is its ability to capture super slow motion video at 960fps  which is four times the rate possible on its competition’s top-end models.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is a 3230mAh battery capacity on board, along with all Sony’s latest battery technology including Smart Stamina, Battery Care and support for Quick Charge 3.0. It is also have faster CPU(63% faster than xperia z3).


The Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia XZs have the extra features like oblong power button with built-in fingerprint sensor and they are waterproof, while the XA and XA Ultra have the circular power button found on older Xperia devices and they aren’t  waterproof.

The heaviest of the xperia is XA ultra with dimensions of 165 x 79 x 8.1mm and weighing about 210g and next to it is the latest flagship xperia xz premium which measures 156 x 77 x 7.9mm and weighs 195g.  The dimensions of Xzs is  average at 146 x 72 x 8.1mm and 161g. The smallest is xa1 at 145 x 67 x 7.9mm and 145g.

The largest display is xperia xa ultra at 6-inches, while the Xperia XA1 has the smallest at 5-inches . The Xperia XZ Premium has a 5.5-inch screen.

The xperia xz premium have the advantage over z3 and xa ultra when it comes to resolution . It provides 2160 x 3840 pixels  which delivers a pixel density of 806ppi,while the Xperia XZs and XA1 Ultra  have HD displays, providing pixel densities of 424ppi and 367ppi, respectively.  XA1 gives the lowest resolution of all with its 720p screen, providing a pixel density of 245ppi.

The Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra both run on an octa-core MediaTek processor with 32GB of RAM. The XA1 has 3GB of RAM support and a 2300mAh battery, while the XA1 Ultra has 4GB of RAM and a 2700mAh battery.All four devices have microSD support for storage expansion, as well as USB Type-C. The XZ Premium and XZs both support high-res audio and offer digital noise cancelling.

Both xperia xz premium’s and XA ultra’s rear camera have  features like Sony Exmor RS IMX258 image sensor with quick launch and also features hybrid auto-focus that utilizes phase detection auto focus that can focus the object within 0.03 seconds and front camera featuring Sony Exmor RS IMX234 image sensor and 88-degree depth of field. The front facing camera also features an LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization. The rear-facing camera, however, does not feature optical image stabilization.


Overall, it may be said that Sony has put in effort in making the Xperia XZ Premium their best flagship smartphone till date.Sony has deployed all the latest technology in the XZ Premium. It has the nicest design, most advanced display and it comes with the most powerful hardware and the newest camera. It will be expensive though and it doesn’t stand out in all ways – the battery is fairly average for example and the design, while striking, is also something of a fingerprint magnet.But it lives up to the name. If you want a premium handset and aren’t afraid to pay for it the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is highly recommended.




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