Sony Xperia XZ Premium for $799.99
You can now finally Sony’s new high-end specification flagship smartphone in your hands. Sony Xperia XZ Premium goes on sale in US via Amazon and Best Buy for the price of $799.99. Thus, you need a massive amount to get this smartphone. It comes in three color variants: black, luminous chrome and bronze pink.
Design and Build
Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a bigger version of the XZ and comes with improved set of specifications. It boasts a similar Loop Surface design and mimics a seamless tune of glass. The smartphone is well rounded and feels comfortable in the hands. This is an impressive feature as the phone is 5.5-inch in size. In addition, the beveled metal top and bottom gives a premium look to the smartphone. It is a thin phone at just 7.9mm and is also IP68 rated. It is all set to compete with rivals like Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 and more. All-in-all, it is a gorgeous high-end smartphone.
Display and Processor
Sony Xperia XZ Premium boasts a 5.5-inch screen with a 4K resolution. The 4K display is bright and vibrant and comes with a pixel density of 807ppi. The smartphone supports 4K HDR like modern TVs and Sony Bravia range. Under the hood, it is powered by Snapdragon 835 along with 4GB of RAM. In terms of graphics, it has Adreno 540 GPU. The smartphone houses 64GB of storage and one can add up to 256GB of additional storage via microSD card. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.
Battery and Connectivity
There’s has been noticeable improvements to battery life. The built-in battery suggests that non-removable 3230mAh battery should last around 2-3 days on a single charge. It also supports quick charging. The smartphone includes fingerprint scanner built into the home button on the side. In terms of connectivity, it includes USB-C v3.1, NFC and Bluetooth 4.2. However, there’s no FM Radio or wireless charging support.
As far as the cameras are concerned, they are pretty much the same as Xperia XZs. The rear camera is 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera with a stacked sensor and lets you capture video at 960fps for slow-motion effect. The features include 5-axis stabilization for front and rear cameras, 4K video recording and capturing image by simply holding shutter button down. It comes with the ability of capturing about one second worth of footage and then stretch it to about five seconds. The front camera is 13-megapixel sensor with a relatively wide f/2.0 aperture and produces decent quality pictures. One of the best features is that the phone does not overheat when recording 4K videos.
A quick look at specifications of Sony Xperia XZ Premium:
|Dimensions||6.1″ x 3.0″ x 0.3″|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 19MP
Front Camera: 13MP
Sony’s latest flagship is a legitimate competitor to Samsung Galaxy S8+ and iPhone 7. It is just as powerful as them with an excellent display and decent battery life. Also, Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with impressive set of cameras.
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