Sony has had a tight release schedule leading to quick release of several iterations of the Xperia. However, the Xperia XZ is getting some great reviews from users, due to its great power and 4K capable display. We have taken a look at some of the comments and this is what users would advise first time buyers about the new device.

Design

The design of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is not a new thing for Sony customers. It has a glass on glass design, with a dark blue sheen which makes the phone aesthetically superior to most of its competitors. This is not the first time that Sony has used this design, so it is nothing new to Sony users. The translucent colors shine trough wonderfully, but the fact that the back also has this glass design is something that did not go very well with some users. One user claims that the phone keeps on getting smudged by fingerprints even after using it for a short while.

Sony Xperia XZ

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a large device, with larger bezels at the top and bottom, making it taller than normal. This makes users perform hand gymnastics when handling the device and this exacerbates the fingerprint issue. It is frustrating that Sony is not ready to compact their phones and produce a slim version with a narrow display.

Display

The Sony Xperia XZ premium comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 3840 X 2160, and covered in Gorilla Glass 5. They have added BRAVIA TV technology into the Triluminous display making it the sharpest rendering phone in the market. This screen allows all content to be displayed as if it was 4K content.

According to users, the downside of the display is the inability to have ambient or always on display. You have to tweak the color setting and this could be tedious for novice phone users. Ambient display is very common in most flagship phones for other mobile brands. This lack of a good level of screen convenience has been noticed by most users of the phone.

Camera

The Sony comes with a 19MP sensor, which allows it to take 4K videos, and also allows for slow motion recording at up to 960 fps. The 960 fps video slow motion recording is what users are raving about. You can initiate slow motion recording at any part when recording a video just by tapping the capture button. This is great when taking fast action and exciting video clips, and users are going crazy over this feature. Slow motion recording should be done in broad daylight since the results are very poor in low-light environments.



Sony Xperia XZ

Battery

Given that the Xperia XZ Premium has the 4K display, you would expect the battery to drain very fast, since it has to power so many pixels. However, one can get 3.5 hours of SoT on the 3230 mAh battery and this is very good given the high resolution of the screen. You can slow down the high-performance specs of the phone by placing it in Stamina mode, which will lengthen the life of the battery. The battery has a Quick Charge feature which allows you to charge the large capacity battery within a very short time.

Software

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with a lighter version of Android, featuring a simple homescreen, with an app drawer, and you can use Google Now as a companion homescreen to the left. The device also comes with applications unique to Sony. Xperia Lounge brings users 4K content, but this may be redundant since these add-ons for 4K content can be found on Play Store. It comes with a Movie Creator allowing users to edit some of their recorded videos. Apps like Photos and Video Duo separate video and photo content that was captured on camera and downloaded. This has been found to be unnecessary according to most users, since Google Photo is already built into the phone.

Xperia XZ Camera

Verdict

These are some of the features that users talked about in most review sites and forums. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a great phone and Sony users should not shy away from getting it.

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