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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review: Should you Buy it


Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium 

is a genuine flagship smartphone. It boasts a top end 4K display, with the latest Snapdragon chipset under its gorgeous body. Accompanying that with Sony's photography and audio expertise, the phone is surely a stunner!

1. Stunning 4K display.
2. Excellent camera.
3. Great battery life.
4. Beautiful build quality.

1. Design a bit dated and does not look so premium.
2. Lack of 4K content reduces display advantages.

All its specifications sounds great but also note that while other companies out there are stretching their screens, opting for a bezel-less display, Sony still chose to cram those extra pixel within a much smaller display, with a bezel. 

While other companies are busy out there adding dual cameras to their flagships, Sony was busy adding an extra memory buffer layer in a high-resolution sensor to capture slo-mo videos. That however doesn't mean that Sony's product are worse. It highlights their expertise in those field. And I personally love it.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Key Features: At a glance

Aluminium on the top and bottom with curved polycarbonate sides and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back, IP68 waterproofing. 

5.5 inch Triluminos 4K display (3840×2160 pixels), HDR video support.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat, complete with Xperia launcher and Sony multimedia apps.

Snapdragon 835 SoC : octa core Kryo 280 CPU (4×2.46 GHz + 4×1.9GHz), Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB RAM.

19MP Sony IMX400 camera with f/2.0 lens, predictive hybrid laser/phase detection/contrast AF, IR sensor for white balance, LED flash, dedicated hardware shutter key, 4K video recording at 30fps,1080p at 60fps,720p at 960 fps and Steady Shot.
13MP front camera with autofocus and capable of recording videos at 1080p, 30fps.

32/64GB internal storage with microSD expansion up to 256GB.

Available in single and dual-sim variants with dedicated microSD card slot.

1 Gbps LTE, Dual- band WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/GLONGLASS/Beidou/Galileo, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB C-Type port with USB 3.1 connectivity, 3.5mm headphone jack. 

24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone.

3230 mAh non-removable battery with Quickcharge 3.0 support, Qnovo adaptive charging, Battery Care smart charging.

Fingerprint sensor (not available in the US), stereo speakers.

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Jervie David Montejar
Pinoy Blogger, developer, foodie, self-proclaimed photographer and big anime and otaku fan. Likes RPG and action video games.

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