As a flagship device, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes at a considerably high price. Well, many of the most advanced features have been thrown at this device, such as a 4k screen and Ultra Slow Motion for video shooting. It also has a special design that sets it apart from other competitors. It lacks curves, but that is one thing that makes stand out.
This Android phone has ‘PREMIUM’ written all over it. It is not an exaggeration when the company markets it this way because the material does ooze a premium feel. It looks boxy, so for those who don’t fancy this type of design, you may have a hard time getting into it. The build quality is incredible. It feels great to hold and not slippery even though the outer layer is made of Gorilla Glass. It is highly reflective, which means you can use it as a mirror. Not many phones have this feature, so it is clearly a big deal.
Display quality is another thing that boosts its appeal. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 5.5-inch screen. The size is pretty average, but the resolution takes it to the next level. It comes with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, resulting in 807ppi of density. It makes everything shown on the screen look detailed. This is one of the best features a phone can have. If you put display over anything, then this phone won’t disappoint. With the 4k resolution, watching videos and playing games could’ve never been better. What’s about color reproduction? The colors are amazing, although some would say that it still lags behind AMOLED displays. (Also read: Huawei Honor 6X review)
For those who’ve been following Sony Smartphones long enough, it is easy to tell that this device gets a major overhaul in the camera department. If you had trouble with shutter speeds or focal-reaching capabilities before, the new phone finally gets it right. The rear camera has a resolution of 19 megapixels. It does exceptionally well for outdoor photography. In low-light conditions, the main camera also delivers great shots. They look sharp and colorful even when there isn’t much light around. The ability to catch fast-moving objects makes it even more impressive. The shots don’t appear blurry and the colors look vibrant. As for video recording, you would benefit from Optical Image Stabilization. Without this feature, a camera tends to produce shaky footage. Thankfully, that issue is no longer present on this phone.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium offers many flagship features. Apart from the 4k resolution, it also features a snappy Snapdragon 835 processor. It is clear that the device demands a high-performance processor. In this case, the 835 really delivers. It can even be compared to other top performers, like the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Heavy-duty games like Final Fantasy IX would run smoothly. Coupled with the top-notch display quality, gaming experience is mind-blowing. The RAM is also spacious, amounted to 4GB. Recent releases have spacious RAMs as well, but this doesn’t always lead to snappy performance. There is a 3,230mAh battery inside which can get you through a whole day. The best part is it already features Quick Charge 3, so reaching a full charge can be done much faster.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium specs:
- 5.5-inch Triluminos Display with 4K resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of Storage
- MicroSD support up to 256 GB
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 19 MP rear camera, 13 MP front-facing camera
- 3,230 mAh battery