Sony Xperia XZ Review

Sony Xperia XZ Review & Performance: Sony, the Japanese multinational conglomerate has launched its flagship smartphone dubbed as Sony Xperia XZ. The latest flagship model comes with a refined design, high-end specs, and improved camera. It is an upgraded model of previously launched Xperia Z6 smartphone. The Xperia XZ features a metal body frame at the back and side of the smartphone. This Android mobile phone bears all the required high-end specs that make its reliability in the high competitive smartphone markets. If you want to know, the Sony Xperia XZ review before makes it yours, then go through the below-mentioned details.  

Sony Xperia XZ Review : Design, Display, Hardware Review

Sony Xperia XZ Design and Display Review
Sony Xperia XZ Review : Design and Display Review

The latest flagship iteration that the Japanese company has added to its smartphone lineup. Regarding designing prospects, the handset looks similar to its previous flagship device Sony Xperia Z5. This time, the manufacturing firm uses a new trademarked Aluminium material named as ALKALEIDO. This Aluminium material provides a smooth and premium feel when the handset is in hand. The company has performed some experiments on the Xperia XZ with glass on the back and plastic bungs in the corners. The main highlighting thing in the designing of the smartphone is its edgy curves, curved metal sides, and a little curve to the extremes of the backplate.

The Android phone features a 5.2-inches full HD IPS capacitive touch display having a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. It offers a pixel density of 424ppi. The device is protected by a latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect the smartphone from the scratches and unwanted fall. It is certified by an IP65 & IP68 certification, means the handset is water and dust resistant. Well, the Sony Xperia XZ display reviews are right from the user ends.  

Sony Xperia XZ Software, Performance Review

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Sony Xperia XZ Software, Performance Review

Sony Xperia XZ is purely an Android device. As for now, it runs on Android 6.0.1 based Marshmallow operating system out of the box. But at this price tag and from the flagship devices, we expected something new from their end. Therefore, the Sony kept this thing in mind and announced the Android 7.0 nougat update in October for its flagship model.

Regarding Sony Xperia XZ performance review, to enhanced the performance of the handset, the Sony Xperia is fueled by a Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset processor. On the storage front, the flagship device houses a 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage with a further expandable option. But shockingly, regarding the flaws of the handset, the device is a dual SIM support, and it comes with a hybrid slot, means you can use it as a memory slot or a SIM slot. Both the storage variant are accompanied by a 3GB RAM, but we expected more, this side disappointed us. The Sony Xperia XZ performance review is fine, but it is not getting that type of hardware reviews, which was expecting from it. It carries a 4 custom Kryo CPU cores (typically 2*2.15GHz + 2*1.6GHz) and is combined with Adreno 530 for graphics.

Sony Xperia XZ Camera Review

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Sony Xperia XZ Camera Review

From the Sony’s end, everyone is expected that with the launch of this new flagship model, we can hear some enormous Sony Xperia XZ camera reviews. Because the Sony is known for its excellent camera sensors and sound technologies. The new flagship model is uplifted in its camera section by bestowed the 23-MP camera at the rear end with the Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), laser autofocus and F/2.0 aperture with dual tone LED flash. The Sony Xperia XZ has used a multi-aspect sensor named as Sony IMX300; it is the custom sensor which is used only in the Sony’s smartphones and not supplied to the other OEMs. The company’s SteadyShot with Intelligent Auto has been upgraded and now it offers a 5-axis image stabilization.  

On the other hand at the front panel, the Sony’s Android cell phone XZ is blessed with a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1/3″ sensor size. The selfie shooter performs a better action to click the selfies and can record videos in 1080p.

Sony Xperia XZ Full Phone Specification

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Sony Xperia XZ Full Phone Specification
Display 5.2-inches FHD IPS display
Processor Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Processor
OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) planned to upgrade on Android 7.0 in October
Internal Memory 32GB/64GB
SIM Single
Rear camera 23-megapixel
Front Camera 13-megapixel
Dimensions and Weight 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm & Weight 161 grams
Battery 2900mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Connectivity Features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Sony Xperia XZ User Interface, Battery Review

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Sony Xperia XZ User Interface, Battery Review

The company’s who launched their flagship devices tends to keep its user interface in a decent and proper way. Sony has added a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button on the right side. This brings an excellent user experience on the Xperia XZ and is fast and accurate. This feature lags in the US edition phones. This time, the Sony’s smartphone has added an animation effect to its user interface that allows you to slide the lock screen away from your thumb, that have an easy gesture to unlock the device by a just tap on the power button to unlock. It is also enabled with the Smart Lock that gives you the conditional security by trusted nearby devices, locations, faces, and voices can allow you to skip the security unlock protocol.  

We have received an enormous Sony Xperia XZ battery review; the XZ is bestowed with the decent 2900mAh battery life, that is marked with  72 hours of endurance rating, 24 hours of a 3G voice call, 9 hours of web browsing and 8 hours of video playback time. In the test, it is found that XZ has proven itself to deliver an excellent battery performance. This smartphone results in better 3 hours longer than Sony X Performances.

Sony Xperia XZ User Review: Final Verdict

Well, the device does. The Sony Xperia XZ bears almost a speculating specs than the Sony Xperia Z5. The Sony Xperia XZ price is set for India is Rs. 49,990 that is worthy in comparison to the Sony’s previous flagship models. On the camera department, the device once again gets good user reviews, and for the battery, the mobile phone gets an unexpected significance from its users.

With impressive specs, better display, sound processor, and it’s battery life that gets the endurance rating of 72 hours. However, the flagship devices pass through the rivalry competitors, the price of Sony Xperia XZ is very closer to the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Samsung Galaxy S7 performs the slightly better actions, but the Sony beats always makes the sound that its user wants it. Well it does, sort of. It’s a better phone than the Z5 in pretty much every respect; that’s for sure. The greatest leap is perhaps in battery life, where the Z5 fared miserably once we adopted a specific brightness level for our battery tests. The display itself is also an improvement – visibly, and also measurably.