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Our Review on the new Sony Xperia™ XZ Premium

The Sony Xperia™ XZ Premium is going to be released in the market this weekend so what’s to expect out of the latest flagship from Sony Xperia™?

The Sony Xperia™ XZ Premium is the first smartphone to be equipped with a gorgeous 5.5”inch 4K HDR display, the latest Snapdragon 835 processor along with the Adreno 540 graphics processing unit, water resistant and dust-proof and a mirror finish being the classiest design the market has to offer now.

The brand-new Motion Eye™ 19MP main camera captures stunning slow motion videos at 960fps experiencing more than what human eyes can see.

 

Does that sound a little too good to be true? Let’s go a little in-depth with some specifications we were really impressed with.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premiums key features

  • Body: Aluminium on top and bottom, curved polycarbonate sides, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, IP68 waterproofing
  • Screen: 5" TRILUMINOS™ display, 4K HDR Display (2,160 x 3,840px)
  • OS: Android OS v7.1.1 Nougat with the Xperia launcher and Sony multimedia apps
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 835 chipset: octa-core Kryo 280 CPU (4x2.46GHz +4x1.9GHz); Adreno 540 GPU; 4GB of RAM
  • Camera: 19MP Sony IMX400 camera, f/2.0 lens, predictive hybrid laser/phase detection/contrast AF, IR sensor for white balance, LED flash, dedicated hardware shutter key;
  • Video recording: 4K video recording @30fps, 1080p @60fps, 720p @960fps, Steady Shot
  • Selfie: 13MP front-facing autofocus camera with 1080p@30fps video
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot
  • SIM: Single and dual-SIM models (DualSIM uses a hybrid slot shared with the microSD card)
  • Connectivity: 1Gbps LTE; Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo, Bluetooth v5.0; NFC, USB-C port with USB 3.1 support, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Audio: Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic; 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio
  • Battery: 3,230mAh non-removable battery, QuickCharge 3.0 support, Qnovo adaptive charging, Battery Care smart charging
  • Misc: Fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers

Display

4K HDR Display it's just amazing! From watching your daily dose of drama serials or catching Youtube videos in 1080p resolution on the go. It's splendid colours are beautifully intense and vivid. The 4K HDR screen seem to be significantly better than the TV back home. 

Camera

The Xperia XZ Premium's camera is armed with 

  • 19MP Motion Eye™ Camera
  • 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory stacked sensor
  • Pixel Pitch 1.22μm
  • Triple image sensing technology
  • Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
  • 960 fps Super slow motion videos
  • Predictive Capture
  • 5 sec Quick Launch & Capture
  • Anti-distortion shutter
  • Low-light photo: ISO 12800 / 4000 (Video)
  • HDR Photo
  • 25mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0
  • x8 Digital Zoom
  • BIONZ™ for mobile image-processing engine
  • SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
  • 4K recording

 

The Xperia XZ Premiums allows you to capture sharp shots with less noise with the Exmore RS™

 

Sony G lens captures detail and textures accurately for higher optical clarity from corner to corner

 

BIONZ Intelligent Image Processing to capture more accurate motion detection and faster imaging processing.

Smooth and steady recording with SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode removes shaky movements while you are recording your videos.

Take a look at some of the photos taken by us with the Xperia XZ Premium

 

Xperia™ XZ Premium Design

The unique point of the device would definitely be its premium glass loop surface that creates a mirror effect which reflects the world around you. It's made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 both front and back. 

The fingerprint sensor is housed on the right side of the phone on top of a certified IP65/68 rating for adequate protection from water spills and dust.

 

Summary

We've concluded that the Xperia XZ Premium is the best smartphone Sony has crafted in recent times. Timeless design with a 4K HDR edge to edge display and a ground-breaking camera that allows you to capture what a human eye can't see - what's more to ask.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be retailing at $1098 without contract and $XXX with a 2 Year 4G 4 contract with StarHub.

Two colours will be available at launch: Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black.

Order from us now to nab a Free Sony Speaker SRS-XB10 and a Free Krusell Clear Cover casing.

Check out the new Sony Xperia XZ Premium HERE!

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