Review Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the best flagship in 2017?26.05.2017
XZ Premium smartphone which literally blew up the MWC 2017. Talked about it all, primarily because of the unprecedented recording capabilities crazy Slow-Mo, second – use top-end Snapdragon processor 835.
We offer you a review of Sony Xperia XZ Premium. In it we will see how good the latest flagship from SONY and whether it is your, it is very not small money. And we offer you to look at other new items Sony.
Price and key features
In Russia the smartphone is sold at a price of about 55,000 roubles, for this money the buyer will receive the device with the following characteristics:
• display: 5.5-inch IPS with a resolution of 2160h3840 pixels, covered with protective glass Corning Gorilla glass 5;
• processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835;
• RAM: 4 GB;
• internal memory: 64 + flash cards of format micro SD up to 256 GB;
• camera: front 13 MP; master — 19 MP with 1/2.3-inch sensor, 5-axis stabilization;
• communication: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, LTE;
• battery: 3230 mAh battery with support for fast charging Quick Charge 4.0.
Equipment and appearance
XZ Premium made in the corporate design of the SONY. Its body is made of glass (front and back) and the metal side frames, the main surfaces are covered with high quality oleophobic layer, however, the fingerprints, the device collects all the same. The housing has an angular shape, but its frame are rounded, which improves the ergonomics of the device.
In addition to the classic colors XZ Premium is available in glossy black, blue and the color “chrome”. All the painting looks great and look really hard to tear. By the way, the smartphone is protected from water and dust to standard IP68.
Front part of the smartphone is protected by tempered glass Gorilla Glass. There are no physical buttons below the screen to control the system uses an interface klavishi. At the top of several items: front camera, notification light and speaker. The latter is used both during the conversation, and together with the main when playing music, what constitutes great sound.
On the left is a hybrid connector for nanoSIM and microSD cards, they are located under the cap, which is needed to provide moisture resistance. On the right there is the power button, which implemented fingerprint scanner. The position of the sensor is not standard, however, after a few days of use XZ Premium you get used to it, and the sensor is working fine. On the right hand side are physical volume controls and a separate button for the camera.
Bottom port C USB for charging and connecting to computer, next to a microphone. At the top of the company decided to leave the headset connector of 3.5 mm, and not to follow in the footsteps of Apple and HTC. The camera on the back is not acting like many of its competitors, the lens is framed by a ring of steel.
In the box by Sony Xperia XZ Premium go service card, user guide, charging cable, clip to get the SIM card, charging adapter and headphones.
XZ is equipped with Premium 5.46 inch 4K IPS screen. There is support for HDR10 technology that delivers stunning color reproduction in video content, but for picture clarity with a pixel density in ppi 806 and can not speak. The display is good in all respects, however, his solution can be considered overkill – not much visual difference with FHD screen, the same Xiaomi Mi6 there.
For example, in YouTube, where a lot of content in 4K, UHD mobile app simply does not play. In the smartphone implemented automatic apskeyl (lowering) the display resolution in the player and apps that don’t support 4K – in this case, the system reduces the resolution of standard FHD screen, which positively affects the energy consumption.
One of the main advantages that provides XZ Premium 4K display – great picture quality in virtual reality helmets. To view VR content and play games on this smartphone is a pleasure. Brightness, contrast, color rendition and other parameters here, as befits a flagship, on a different level.
XZ Premium – the first device in 2017, the year that got the top-end Snapdragon chip 835. It is the most powerful mobile processor on the market, which consists of 8 cores with frequency of 1.9 GHz and 2.35 GHz, the graphics is Adreno 540. According to the results of synthetic tests, the Japanese ahead of the iPhone 7 and the rest of the flagships of the previous generation, it is gaining in AnTuTu 180 thousand parrots.
Shocking the amount of RAM manufacturers were not implemented and the usual 4 GB, which are enough for an operation. Internal memory 64 GB should also be enough, but for users who want to store on the mobile device, a large amount of data has a slot for micro SD card up to 256 GB. Working smartphone, quickly, no problems with multitasking and heavy games will not occur, however, heating of the case with a load of iron are quite noticeable.
Camera Sony Xperia XZ Premium deserves attention at least because of the unprecedented record slow-mo at 960FPS. For shooting such a video, you need very good lighting, but even with him in the image are strong noises. However, due to the lack of any alternatives to shooting the rapid, we’ll not quibble. But the quality of photos taken in the XZ Premium deserves harsh criticism.
The impression is that sores all SONY smartphone for parts photography has moved on to the flagship twice and increased. Picture noise even in the daytime, not to mention the poor quality of the twilight. Detail, sharpness – all this is we get branded “watercolor” pattern. However, the comments here are unnecessary, see for yourself:
Crops (increased area) pictures:
Example of recording 4K video:
Speaker sound quality
XZ Premium is equipped with a pair of stereo speakers that provide high-quality and loud sound. There are no claims. Gadget also supports the function of ANO, which stands for Automatic Headset Optimisation. It enables the smartphone to identify what the headphones have been connected and adjust the sound for them, given the characteristics of a particular model. In practice much of a difference we noticed, however, sounds flagship headphones in excellent – quality LDAC codec and support for HiRes-Audio do their thing.
Autonomy XZ from Premium mediocre. Battery 3230 mAh battery provides up to 6 hours FHD video playback at maximum brightness and up to 4 hours of gaming. In medium-active use of the smartphone is usually survives till the evening.
The device supports the function fast charging QuickCharge 3.0. Minus minus is the lack of the necessary charger, so you have to buy. Apparently, the Japanese felt that such an exit is better than raise the cost, but compared to the flagship it is not solid.
Communications and the Internet
Sony Xperia XZ Premium supports the full set of wireless interfaces, including NFC. Any claims to their work there, as well as to the stability and speed of satellite navigation. During the conversation the owner of the smartphone can perfectly hear the interlocutor, as the interlocutor of the user.
Video review Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZ Premium – very controversial smartphone. He has a trump card in the form of the coolest slow-mo and high-end CPU, but along with them the gadget inherent disadvantages that others do not have And the leaders. The main disadvantage, of course, is the terrible quality of photography. There is hope that the problem is a little fix with the release of new firmware, but who wants to wait, buying a flagship for 55 thousand rubles?
- water resistant;
- screen with a resolution of 4K;
- the top-end processor;
- the quality of the photo;
- easily soiled case;
- the lack of QC charging is complete;
- heat under load.
To buy XZ Premium, we do not recommend, the same Samsung S8 looks much more attractive.