Xperia XZ Premium unveiled with 4K HDR display and Motion Eye camera with super slow motion video

by XB on 27th February 2017

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia X series


Sony Mobile has officially announced the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ Premium Dual at MWC 2017. The Xperia XZ Premium’s big new features include a 5.5-inch 4K HDR smartphone display and the introduction of Sony’s memory-embedded stacked image sensor, which is capable of 960 frames per second super slow motion video.

The rear camera uses a 1/2.3-inch 19MP camera sensor with a higher pixel pitch (1.22μm), 19% higher compared to previous Xperia offerings. This also includes a 25mm wide G Lens F2.0. Sony’s new Motion Eye technology allows for predictive photo capture. Triple image sensing technology makes a return and there is now an anti-distortion shutter. Front-facing camera duties are taken care of by a 13MP 1/3.06-inch Exmor RS sensor with 22mm wide angle F2.0 lens.

The Xperia XZ Premium comes with the latest silicon, incorporating the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Other features include 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage across both single SIM and dual SIM variants. Finally, Sony has moved away from eMMC storage to Universal Flash Storage (UFS) instead, which Sony says is 3x times faster.

Sony has used the loop surface design, first seen with the Xperia XZ, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 features on both the front and rear of the handset. The top and bottom edges have been diamond cut and even the camera lens ring is made out of stainless steel for a premium look.

Other features include a 3230mAh embedded battery for”all-day” battery performance, Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, IP65/IP68 dust and water resistance, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has dimensions of 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm and weighs 195g. The handset will launch in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black colours when it is released in late Spring 2017.

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

  • SM

    WoW…just one word. Don’t know why they not improvising their marketing and pricing strategy. I’d love to see my favourite brand Xperia at the top of the market…someday…maybe.

  • Bloobat

    Can’t wait! Any confirmation on what material the frame is made out of?

  • SM

    It’s all metal that is called Alkaleido(TM)

  • KzX

    Finish them Sony!

  • Shehab Skull

    R.I.P LG G6 ! just using a snapdrogan 835 is a smash on the face for them

  • subm

    This phone gives me boner

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Looks like SD 835 is in this beast, 1Gbps download speed as a next gen modem

  • Sony learned how to make press conference! I´m proud!

    “Xperia Touch rolls out to Europe via select retailers and the Xperia Store Online in selected countries from Spring 2017, with a suggested retail price of €1499.”
    http://blogs.sonymobile.com/press_release/sony-mobile-delivers-innovation-promise-mobile-world-congress-2017/

  • Bloobat

    So the sides, top, bottom and back are all alkaliedo?!? If so awesome, I wonder how handled the potential signal issues

  • 07070

    Xperia XZ Premium facts
    -Motion Eye camera
    -4K HDR display
    -960fps video capture @720p
    -Snapdragon 835
    -Android 7.1.1
    -(still) no fingerprint scanner for the US
    -Late May/Early June availability

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    I really hope its truly all ALKALEIDO now… and not the polycarbonate mess it was. I got tired of defending that decision

  • mrhangover Rox

    5th June, WoW

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    G6 is available early, I wish Sony went with 821 instead of 820. Yea I know there not much of a difference but still It’s good to par with Pixels so you get the latest updates alongside with Pixels.
    I am 100% sold with XZ Premium, Can’t wait till June.

  • asch999

    Only 2 colour for XZ Premium? I wish forest blue color at least.

  • SM

    XA1 also released. @xperiablog
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp3_xK1cw3o

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I am 100% sold with XZ Premium. Bezels are not an issue and the phone actually looks awesome.
    I am bit worried about the battery life and let’s see how it does.

    And I am really happy that they actually listened to the consumers.
    1. Reduced the MP count
    2. I really wanted 240fps and they went with insane 960fps (I was shocked that they implemented that here)
    3. High-res and revamped Panorama app.
    ETC..

    Phew it must be Christmas eh.

  • KarFar

    Check out these 960fps samples from GSMArena. That balloon one WOW
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLCkV_iAGP7i9bk0AfKnwL43kNbUz9jvSL&v=3ZHwo2_0spw

  • johala02

    I happy they went with Snapdragon 835 even if we must wait for some time. And this time maybe Sony will have the best camera in the business.
    Still huge bezels, but I am ok with it.

  • It’s gorilla glass 5 in the front and on the back, with alkaleido frame.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    yup 20mp in a 1/2.3′ sensor gives a much larger pixel size. I see this going head to head against the best now especially given they jumped the gun on SD835.
    Funny , 3 days ago, my friends mock me for fanboying sony in 2017. If only they knew how much of a beast Sony had become by releasing this monster of a phone before anybody

  • Zayed Kotayba

    This might be my next phone I’ll wait to see it in person but hopefully SONY provide a good software support unlike the Z5 Premium

  • Sadman Khan

    I have not been so excited for a Sony phone since the xperia Z. Wow. WOW.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Bro, I’m with you on that, but Z5 was caught in a terrible mess of a time before a huge transition in focus. If they were still doing a Z series, we would be much better off.

  • Wooow!!! Thanks @KarFar:disqus! :

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    I haven’t been this excited since the original Z and then the z5. Sony showing the world they are still truly relevant and innovators of the modern world

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Actually XZ Premuim is only the second 4K phone on the market and guess what!? the first 4K phone was also SONY!!!
    SONY is not new to pushing boundaries in technology. I♥SONY

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Yes, but it’s what it’s and we should also move on

  • Bloobat

    I’m a little disappointed that you can only shoot 960fps for a second at a time, would like to know what the highest fps for continuous shooting is

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    World’s first 4K HDR in a smartphone as well!! Sony are the true innovators since the Z days but let down by poor marketing.
    I figured the Z5P must have sold far more than the Z5 if it warrants a XZP. Long live SONY !!!

  • Bloobat

    It seems that the premium is in fact glass on edges and metal top and bottom

    ‘The Xperia XZ Premium has what Sony describes as a “glass loop” surface, which means the glass continues all the way around the device, with metal caps on only the top and bottom.’
    From http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/sony-xperia-xz-premium-release-9914472

  • I demand a blue variant for XZ Premium!

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    I agree.. Its best to not whine. I’m more than happy with my Z5 but inside me wishes I have extra cash to get a new XZs or XZP haha

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Oh yeah but as always I’ll buy the black one because nothing beat a black phone!

  • 陳鉦翰

    Sony always the best!

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    THEY JUST DID !!! XD

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Big top and bottom bezels is fine as long as they keep the front facing speakers :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    There’s a fingerprint scanner in us models, it’s just deactivated because of a patent issue with HP. Just flash an official ftf file and you have a working fingerprint scanner :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Antenna bars? Idk let’s hope Xperiablog finds out what materials the phone is made of :)

  • webuser.my

    I’m seeing a much larger opening/flap for the SIM tray/SD on the left side. Hopefully this means we’re getting a real dual sim tray + SD slot, and not some hybrid nonsense.

  • 07070

    Yep, the hardware is there but the software has been modified

  • Tochi Nwodu

    This phone is on point OMG

  • Dilipkumar

    Chanceles phone
    Definitely will buy this

  • Moisés

    So it is glass like Z.

    A white one would be great. My z4 is white and you do not see the fingerprints, nor all those scratches it has ..

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Made of glass

  • KarFar

    Does it have S-force speakers like XZs?

  • Zayed Kotayba

    When SONY first launched the XZ with Alkaleido I thought it’s cool but I love glass on the front and back just like the Z Series, it’s like SONY just designed the a phone with the best of both world a glass in the front and the back with Alkaleido body

  • hansip

    the 810 is the one to blame i believe.. XZ gen should be a lot more flexible with updates.

  • hansip

    i have Z5P once and the screen was cracked. :( unfortunately this halo product with glass loop surface makes me think twice before deciding to purchase such phone again. Still a great halo product i admit. Hopefully Sony go big in 2017.

  • jxPerience

    Sony is only focusing on hardware side, this phone will be very big if they will not add the one hand option like Ultra series. I don’t want stock android, sony features are mostly stock. Sony should overhaul the Xperia UI, all original, everything that you will not identify that’s its android OS.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    It suppose to have it but the S-Force is not something new my Z5 Premium already have it or may be there is something new with this technology?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1cb67c1d0c9a437f05cb6e5c2cd9210de7d481bf05d962319b6ed474d1b01dcb.png

  • Rajiv Bedi
  • hansip

    If stock interface results in faster update, then i’ll go with the faster update route. Sony’s skin is pretty good for starters (less cartoony than LG and Samsung) so adding Live wallpaper and apply theme, and boom..

  • Moisés

    Same size of Z5P.
    1 cm bigger than Z5

    XZ Premium is 15,5 cm
    Moto G5 is 15 cm… With 5″ screen

  • Zayed Kotayba

    BTW guys who also is so excited about the new UI? Also could anyone tell me if the new wallpaper are actually a live wallpaper?

  • Sadman Khan

    It’s like a home run in every department. I’ve never been so satisfied with the specs on a sony phone for so long. It’s like a dream. I’ll have to get this phone even if it is next year

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Probably but the Nexus 6P have no problem with it so it shouldn’t be a problem for the Z5P I just hope that SONY stick with the XZ lineup because this inconsistencies in the lineup is crating this problem of neglecting older products in the middle of their life span

  • hansip

    Yes 6P is better, but that’s just a phone with a very bone dry stock Android to begin with. whereas Z5 comes with 3 flavour and additional framework on top of it (like Small App)

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Actually as I stated before the main problem is the rapid change in the lineup first we moved from the Z Series to X Series and now the X Series are not the higher end models like the X Performance which suppose to be a flagship or flagship specs phone and now is XZ phones are the new focus for the company and if someone in SONY make the decision to change the lineup again then the SD820 will make no difference than having the SD810 with overheating problems

  • SONY only

    i am still prefer my z3 plus

  • Moisés

    Sony and a few other brands are going to use Google SMS app instead of their own.

    I do not like the idea..

  • Netto

    Actually for me, the bezels are what differentiates XZP with other smartphones. They’re also what makes Xperia, Xperia.

    I remember when the Z5 was released here in Malaysia, aaaaaaall my friends (who are aaaaaaall what I call as typical consumers who doesn’t give a damn about GHz) were eyeing on it.

    I tried to be an asshole to them, saying that “that phone has huge chin and forehead” which refers to the top and bottom bezels.

    And guess what were their reactions? Those “chin and forehead” makes Z5 looks beautiful with the material it has.

    And I 100% agree with them.

    I myself is a very choosy person when it comes with smartphone design. But what makes this phone supposedly looks ugly (as in the huge bezels on top and bottom) actually makes it looks super professional when it comes to overall design.

    Pair a black XZP with a black suit, and you just make yourself looks 1 million dollar richer.

  • Moisés

    Front cam is f2.0
    But rear nobody knows…

  • erizlovect shahrizal

    Shut up!!! Take my mooneeeeeeeyyyyy!!(960fps)..

  • roeshak

    Successor to the z5p will make my Bro very pleased indeed. They need to try and get the edge to edge design of the xa onto the flagships. Still no ois but at least it’s got a 4k display to give it a selling point. Enough to make me wanna buy? Not really. Those bezels in what is shaping up to be a screen to body ratio contest in 2017 will hurt it. Sony still doing its own thing lol. Not bad but just not quite there yet!

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    One of the few rare Sony fans in Malaysia. 3 days ago, I was mocked for supporting Sony in 2017 as my ‘friends’ said they are irrelevant, dying and overpriced piece of junk. Their game changing phones are LG,ONE PLUS and nexus..lol. I wish I can see their faces when they see how much of a new tech the XZP brings to the market.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    My girlfriend is getting this.. Haha.. I have a Z5 so I won’t be changing so soon. But I’ll be damn if I have the extra 800 bucks. I’ll snatched it

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Moreover, if the XZs is to follow, this XZP might have a S-force speaker

  • pi4a7a

    This is the best joke I’ve ever heard…

  • HAWX

    Finally a proper specced phone from Sony, but still it’ll come late. Eh. When this launches many flagships like S8 and G6s price will be dropped 25%. Let’s see how it will sell.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Fatality!

  • Netto

    LG, 1+ and Nexus/Pixel aaaall brings the same tech while just tweaking a bit and giving fancy names.

    That’s even more LOL. xD

  • Akand

    The perfect development, but too late release.
    Who says, “Sony isn’t innovative”?? These called innovation. The camera sensor, Xperia Touch, 4K HDR in mobile, the first in-assisstant and so on.
    I just want a smaller (around 5inch) version of XZ premium with fullhd display.

  • Akand

    I think camera is protruding like iphone and galaxy. That’s not nice.

  • jxPerience

    What i hate about sony is that, it will restart the phone whenever you removed/changed the sim card, then after restart it will restart again for network optimization. It will take 5 mins or more for just changing the simcard!!! I still like Sony but sony itself pushing away from me. :( I dont want any android brand except sony, but if sony will continue to disappoints me, i don’t have choice but to move with iOS.

  • GM RF Quanta

    Wow very nice, one of best brand i admit know about design…
    Who think need bezeless i dont he/she know it make you hard to hold the phone in lanscape

  • Biancoceleste

    Looks a very solid offering.

    These comments sections are seriously becoming unreadable though. Really need an age verification filter.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Qualcomm confirms that the XZ Premium is the world’s first commercial SD835 smartphone.

    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdragon/2017/02/27/powered-snapdragon-835-sony-xperia-xz-premium-reaches-gigabit-speeds

  • SONY only

    Z3 plus has bigger stereo speakers
    Z3 plus is thinner and lighter
    Z3 plus has beautiful wallpaper
    Z3 plus has beautiful power button
    Z3 plus has rounded frame
    Z3 plus has amazing colors ( Especially copper and aqua green )

  • pi4a7a

    Z3 plus heats AF
    Z3 plus has brightness problem
    Z3 plus is using 810……..
    Z3 plus camera scratches fromt he heat
    Z3 plus can cook eggs

    I have this phone and I regret it, my worst €300 spend till now…..

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Did anyone notice that the NFC tag is on the back this time unlike the XZ which has it on the front!
    (More and more I’m falling in love with this device)

  • hansip

    because the back is glass once again.

  • Hieu Nguyen

    more than a boner in my case xD

  • hansip

    Do not see any reason to be salty against Z3+. With proper firmware and usage it still is a good phone.

  • Hieu Nguyen

    There is something about xperia ads that has made me a die-hard Sony fan since the original Z!

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Oh yeah that’s make sense thanks for the info

  • Haha. How much ringgit would you suggest this phone will be during the release?

  • Rajiv Bedi

    Front camera is 13mp

  • Moisés

    I know a guy from androidpit brazil…

    He is there in Barcelona.. He said rear cam has f1.9.. Info unnofficial.

  • Moisés

    I watch on youtube by a link of Android Authority..
    Very nice the presentation of Premium

  • Moisés

    I guess it is impossible.. The bigger power button as fingerprint

  • Cakefish

    XZP Compact please!!!

  • webuser.my

    That is annoying, but you can half the wait time by powering the phone down yourself and swapping the SIM during that time. Once you’ve fully inserted the SIM, then just power it up again.

  • P9

    well done SONY
    best phone have ever made
    best phone of 2017 ❤

  • Bashar Shehab

    AWESOME PHONE ❤

    Btw, you wrote “Z5 Premium” instead of “XZ premium”. Fix it.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yup hopefully it’s as durable as my Xperia z glass back is :) They use corning gorilla glass 5 so it should be able to handle a couple of drops hopefully :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Exactly, that’s why you a flash a global ftf file to activate it again without sacrificing any warranty :)

  • RealityCheck2017

    WOW indeed :P

  • Renzo Morla
  • Renzo Morla
  • mUSICA

    hope the price is same as the XZ Would Sell Like hot Chips

  • Darni187

    Will the screen run in 4k native all the time?? any info on this, Because the Z5P did not menu’s were in 1080p..

  • Faruk AbouRafeh

    Eat this Samsung iPhone and all the rest.
    Welcome back Sony!

  • VOXPERIA

    It will actually lie flat on the 4 side edges, preventing the lens and the beautiful back to be in contact with the surface.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Yes it’s a bit annoying because it’ll break the unity of SONY skin also that’s mean that the themes will no longer change the app skin

  • VOXPERIA

    Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround

  • VOXPERIA

    1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory stacked sensor
    25mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0
    Official

  • azzido

    5.5″ and 4K with 3200mAh only???

    Are you sure Sony?
    Same size was included in Z2 which is 5.2″ and1080p…

    Please change it Sony, it should be 4000mAh or close to it. You still have time to change it before the release…

    The phone would be perfect then, otherwise battery time will suffer and everyone will point it out in reviews (along with bezels).

    Anyone to write petition to Sony to improve the poor, up to 1day battery?

    Also, is there a camera hump?

    :( :( :(

  • Hideg Jenő Péter

    Difference XZs (new) and XZ (old)
    Camera: 19MP with 19% bigger pixel size than current pixel (XZ old)
    Internal Memory: UHS 3x times faster than eMMC (XZ old)
    Camera recording: new DRAM stack, 5x times readout, 960fps is more than 60fps (XZ old)
    Screen: Same (But XZ Premium has 5,5″)
    Processor: Same (But XZ Premium has Snapdragon 835)

    You say it’s Sufficent battery? No problem, i’ve got a portable battery bank. (Sony 10000mAh with “USB-C Tpye”)

  • Moisés

    Qualcomm says SD835 uses 25% less power than 821.
    Energy is lost as heat. With the 10nm process this loss is going to decrease. So the temperature is lower compared to XZ or Z5.

    Galaxy S8 with 5,7 QHD is going to bring 3200 mAh

  • Moisés

    Yes

  • rus_media

    But 4k draws more power than 1080p.

  • rus_media

    Still Samsung will be the first to get it in vast amount.

  • Vlado

    Inteligent interface :)
    “Every aspect of the Xperia XZ Premium is unified – even the colours you see on-screen. What’s more, the intelligent interface reacts to your touch, creating a personal relationship between you and your phone.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/31b17f863548da2bcc2d6d70a9f12fcbe99e2c7922df1eb3d44361851a11fb42.gif

  • Clamser

    – The Designers of Sony’s are stayed in Stone Age
    – Very stingy Hardware from a Premium device in 2017 (4Go of Ram)
    – No more new apps, always the same
    Sony, sincerely what do you hide in the bezel of your Flagship? (Upper & lower) To say that your competitor arrange to occupy less space on bezel until 90 you Sony’s you are still with bezel released in 2000.

    Picture yourself that I am own the Z5P, after updating to Android 7.0 some games do not start
    Example this game that all low-cost smartphone manage to open without a hitch: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.gp.bejeweledskies

    I am very very Disappointment

    Please, my judgment here is only addressed to Sony, not to you!

  • Sadman Khan

    It’s not a late release. It’s because of Snapdragon 835. Samsung is stealing the entire production lol. That is what forced LG and HTC to go with 821 on their new devices. However somy is releasing late so that they can make use of the 835 and I fully support that decision

  • Moisés

    S8 has 4gb ram
    G6 has 4gb ram
    HTC U Ultra has 4gb ram

  • Sadman Khan

    3199 is my bet

  • Moisés

    People who have s7 can change the QHD to HD, they say battery life is same.

  • Sadman Khan

    It’s not glass on the back. It’s Alkaleido (XZ material)

  • Raj Singh

    About the battery life, the SD835 uses 40% less power.

  • Lee Jia Hui

    Yes

  • Lee Jia Hui

    Top and bottom bezels because of Front-facing speakers
    Side bezels because of Fingerprint Scanner

  • roeshak

    It’s not impossible. Move the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone is the simple answer lol

  • azzido

    hey, is it me or there is this beauty dark green color upcoming as well?:

    https://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-xz-premium/design/

  • azzido

    I agree, but you still need to admit that most of the energy is used by the screen, not the processor itself. And here we are talking about 5.5″ 4K representative. If 3200mAh was possible to be included in Z2 size then I am sure they can include at least 3600mAh in XZ Premium size easily.

  • azzido

    No OIS?

  • azzido

    How about RADIO?

  • KIMI

    There’s always the XZs ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)
    Coming as early as this April!

    Finally Sony learn something, never announce something and release it 3 months later.

  • KIMI

    Fellow Malaysian Sony fan here.
    So true they always ridicule sony, Heh I want to see the look on their face when Sony release this beast.

    Aah sweet sweet revenge~

  • KIMI

    4k starting price no doubt to compliment that 4K HDR display ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Darni187

    Reports are its 1080p most of the time..

  • TimmY

    If the XZs will be $699, how much will XZ Premium cost? $799?
    Phone looks nice but I don’t like the huge bezels and the shiny back. I wish it had something similar to Z5, for the back.

  • TimmY

    True. And I believe this phone will be bloody expensive, maybe somewhere around $799.

  • Bezels for the win !

    besides front facing stereo speakers there are also 1/2.3″ and 1/3″ big camera sensors in that top bezel , so no fugly protruding camera like on other phones…

  • Bezels for the win !

    front facing stereo speakers and there are also 1/2.3″ and 1/3″ big camera sensors in that top bezel , so no fugly protruding camera like on other phones… if we exclude G6 and upcoming S8 what other phones have small bezels ? …. Pixel , iPhone 7 , Huawei P10 , HTC 10 , Bolt/EVO and Ultra , Motorola Moto Z all have identical sized or even bigger bezels than SONY phones . so why I only read how ”huge” bezels are on Xperia ?

  • Because this place is full of whiners..

  • Moisés

    No app works 2k or 4k . Developers have to do ir

  • Moisés

    Ugly

  • DrKrFfXx

    So many BS features. An S-Master amplifier and I would be sold in the blink of an eye.

  • Talos the Robot

    Super Wow!

  • roeshak

    But the bezels are uglier and as we head into a world of tiny bezels they’re start to stick out like a sore thumb on Xperias

  • An Li

    Yes! My Z5P finally has a worthy successor! Also thanks to Sony for keeping the 3.5mm audio jack and those bezels. Wouldn’t have it any other way <3

  • Yeah. Really mashaAllah. I’ll keep my z5 waiting for next XZ lines, Premium is a bit too big for me. XZs? Mmm, a little too early to change. But that 960fps make me blown away.

  • Adam Varney

    Release a plastic flagship XZ in October with eMMC memory and 3GB of RAM, then in February announce two new XZ phones which beat it in every regard? Unfair on XZ owners who have only had their phones 3-4 months tops.

  • Rene Pedroso
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  • webuser.my

    Which is odd though. While it can be seen that the camera does indeed have a protruding ring around the lens (to prevent scratches on the lens glass?), it is no where near the level of what’s seen in the above pictures. Let me poke around for more photos.

    http://cdn1.expertreviews.co.uk/sites/expertreviews/files/2017/02/sony_xperia_xz_premium_2.jpg

  • alishayzadag

    XZs is not much of a upgrade except the camera.

  • MrWalker1000

    indeed I wish the XZs had the 835 too. Why is samsung doing this did they make an exclusive deal with qualcom or what? seems like they are screwing over other companies.

    the premium chrome looks so fucking fantastic just beautiful. And all the insane tech. Will this make its way on the normal xz too? I feel like they are pretty much the same phones except for the 4k hdr which as cool as it sounds I’d rather take the smaller xz cuz i hate phablets.

  • MrWalker1000

    it might happen. they increased market share in late year thanks to note 7 issue. They sell more than htc and google combined.

    They just need to keep doing more so all the new fans stay loyal then we might get somewhere eventually.

  • MrWalker1000

    older xperias already have this. my z3c has it.

  • alishayzadag

    XZs is not much of an upgrade.

  • MrWalker1000

    i heard its a custom made 835?

  • MrWalker1000

    true. but if i haven’t upgraded yet i’d rather wait for the xz with 835 than get the 820 xz from last year

  • MrWalker1000

    google sms already loks very similar to sony sms. I dont think it will be that different.

  • MrWalker1000

    chrome beats a black phone. it looks sexy.

  • MrWalker1000

    does that reallymatter? the back isn’t glass there is another layer of material undernearth. It’s not just glass and you can see the components inside.

  • MrWalker1000

    i believe xz premium is glass while the xz is alkaleido..

  • kurakuradisco

    the diamond cut at the top and bottom kills me.. i’m already dead by the design..

    what? top and bottom bezels? i don’t care! that things makes this even more unique..

  • MrWalker1000

    gorilla 5 is strong. it can withstand shoulder height drop.

  • MrWalker1000

    19mp seems like a step down imo. I really don’t give a fuck about low light photography. Broad daylight 23mp is better.

  • MrWalker1000

    the omnibalance design of the xperia makes the bezel look good on it. besides front facing speakers and big sensors.

  • MrWalker1000

    all previous xperia are good phones. Heck even z2 stands the test of time today. front facing speakers and 1/2,3 inch sensor and ip68. broadaylight can take better picturse than the s7.

  • MrWalker1000

    2.0

  • Sadman Khan

    Well Samsung is like the biggest company. Qualcomm wouldn’t have a problem supplying their chips for a phone that will obviously sell well :P It’s a dick move from Samsung though. Or we could have seen the XZ Premium in April maybe. XZP is the embodiment of true innovation this year. 4k HDR display. 960 fps slow mo. Intelligent UI etc. Amazing

  • Sadman Khan

    The XZs has the new camera. The display is FHD. So, I guess not :(

  • Sadman Khan

    Maybe. I don’t know. Love the mirrored finish

  • Emon Khan

    I am disappointed with 19mp camera.. i expected to be dual camera or single camera upper 23mp.. the colour i expected the platinum and forest blue like Xperia XZ

  • Rene Pedroso

    im pretty sure it is not all the time, just for photos, videos etc….

  • Clamser

    Niiice, It’s exactly the people like you who are at the base of fall of the said Manufacturer. Please keep getting.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Precisely, Plus I am really happy that they went with a larger display and brought 4K panel to the table. Wish XZs had a 2K panel and SD821 so it differentiate from XZ. But what you said about pairing it with black suit is so true. That deep sea black looks damn sexy.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I mean I’ve tried to get 1+ 3/3T but I skipped and waited for this moment and I am happy with their MWC announcement. So SD835 consumes less battery and I just wanna see how that panel eats up the power. I am really fond of battery life but I think I won’t be caring it this time for sure.
    I am true Sony fan and I’ve been told that many times :D

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Very true. They just rename it. and G6 was like the phone with google assistant. I mean if the phone is running on 7.1.1 then you automatically get Google assistant.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    But I think Sony and Samsung are selling their devices in the same time frame, Sony may sell it after few months, So I can totally understand and see all the online reviews. And see how the battery life on this beast.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    At least 821, I don’t understand why they stick with 820 instead of 821. Cause 821 will get better support than 820.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Oh yea only brief period of time huh. It’s 120fps. Wish they went with 120fps @ 1080p and 240fps @ 720p.

  • prakhar Gour
  • Skipper

    My biggest concern is battery. Will see. Maybe 2018 will be a better year to change the smartphone.

  • mharckk

    thats not unfair, i didnt complain when they release a new phone after my z5 premium.
    its obvious that they will release a better phone, and they already announced before that they are following their 6 month cycle.

  • VOXPERIA

    Fingerprint scanner at the back is actually very incommodious each time the divice lies on a table

  • VOXPERIA

    = SXXZPC :-)

  • VOXPERIA

    I’m sad every manufacturer droped the radio

  • VOXPERIA

    No, only chrome and black

  • VOXPERIA

    Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround

  • VOXPERIA

    I knew I had to wait since I learned about 10nm

  • Svnjay

    It’s not. The cores in 835 are custom made but Sony is not using a custom made 835.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Let’s hope you’re right :)

  • Dejan

    Looks great this is my next phone.Does anyone know about new Sony tablet i hope they release a new one.

  • roeshak

    True that but it’s a question of the lesser of evils. As 2017 ushers in a new generation of large screen small bezel units, Xperias without change in this regard will very quickly start to look very dated irrespective of the specs and build quality.

  • roeshak

    No it doesn’t. Xzp when side by side comparisons begin will immediately look like the odd one out. A very last generation look and feel. Sony should seriously be addressing this at ifa when they release the next model.

  • SM

    According to the business ethics, getting (undue) advantages from anyne’s fault is neither the credit, not a quality of any company or organization. It could be happen to anyone randomly.

  • Alvin

    And little that they know, Sony is the one who made their phone’s camera sensor.

  • VOXPERIA

    Oh my, where did you find that??

  • VOXPERIA

    But we don’t care whether it’s “out of fashion”, what counts is what is practical! Aside from that I wonder why but for me your comment is only displayed on Disqus and not in the thread..

  • VOXPERIA

    Does anyone know if it will get an official Touch Cover case like the Xperia X Performance?

  • VOXPERIA

    No, now I’m almost sure it’s not the case

  • VOXPERIA
  • VOXPERIA

    Samsung is trying to steal the show, the Xperias still are better and they know it. The Chrome Premium is just a beast!

  • Moisés

    They always have

  • Moisés

    Yes. But inner heat drains battery even faster.

    After updating to 6, my z3+ has 80 more minutes of screen time.

    Why XZ can last longer than z4 or z5?

    Z3 last longer than z2.

  • paul_cus

    That’s a really tall phone. I like it, but I wish Sony would do a follow up to the ZL. Bigger screen in a smaller body.

  • roeshak

    Sony mobile will not do well just selling to its fans alone . That’s why it matters. They need broader appeal and that won’t happen with such bezels especially while the rest of the competition are doing differently. Not surprised my comments don’t show up on Xperia blog. Any critical remarks usually result in a backlash from the fans left there these days lol so the site operators probably filter out those sorts of comments.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    For me as a Z5 Premium owner I use my phone with (mobile data,app sync,gps,bluetooth) set to on all the time I get barely through the day with one charge and the Z5P got 3430 mah battery if the 3230 mah of XZP could get me more than that then I don’t care about the decrease in capacity also that’s mean that the phone will recharge faster

  • Moisés

    Icon is ugly

  • sami

    Guess its time to give samsung a chance..My reasoning for sticking with sony
    4 yrs ago sony was infact the best .. people were blinded by apple fans.
    3 yrs ago sony was still the best among android in build quality.
    2 yrs ago sony was still on par though others had caught up with them in every aspect
    1 year ago sony was…well its sony -.-
    2 months ago went out to get s7 edge. But changed my mind holding the xz forest blue @ shop
    I think finally sony wont be able to impress me considering other options that are coming out this year.
    PS : (Ericsson > Sony Ericsson > Sony user here.) I think its time to quit fanboying brands and look at whats the best u can get for your money.

  • Moisés

    No matter how good new sensor can be.
    All tech websites and youtubers are going to use 8mp for photo and say:
    – We were expecting more from Sony.

    I do not expect 8mp to be as good as 12 or 16. Not at least in daylight.

  • Moisés

    G5 , v20, i7, p9 have dual… Still below s6 and z5

  • Moisés

    Frame was plastic.. Back was metal

  • Moisés

    Probably

  • Moisés

    Sony Brasil has xzs listed already, xzp for pre order i guess

  • Moisés

    Better cpu is going to help. Less heat too.

  • Rene Pedroso

    I agree, thank you for sharing.

  • Same issue over here with the color choice and the back cover, would’ve preferred Alkaleido and of course, Forest Blue!
    I’ve been waiting not so patiently to upgrade my Z5, had to hold back for the XZ, but now, since no Blue color on XZP and glass back, I guess I’ll definetly go for the XZ.

  • BlindSenpai
  • WOW!

  • BlindSenpai
  • BlindSenpai
  • Or Alkaleido!

  • kurakuradisco

    i’m wondering the same…

    i read hands-on Moto G5/Plus somewhere and no one whining about bezels, even the side bezels looks thick for me.

    but when it comes for Xperia so many account complaining it… anyone can show me why? it there hypothetical about this bezels-gate?

  • kurakuradisco

    http://www.gsmarena.com/heres_whats_inside_the_sony_xperia_xz_premiun-blog-23700.php

    buy Mi Mix, or send your “dream xperia with less bezels but can accommodate all those part”

  • kurakuradisco

    so you have been there all along, the stone age?

  • MrWalker1000

    the decrease in MP seems like a downgrade imo. More pixels is better for broad daylight. I don’t give a shit about lowlight.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    But it makes for larger pixel size. Better for details. Even in broad daylight
    I feel the same and feel Sony lowlight is sufficient but the majority of the market feels it isn’t

  • Toh Ler Kang

    Can anyone explain the difference between timeshift burst and predictive focus? Personally think that both of them share the same function.

  • Wow!

  • ichizen ohba

    Why does not Snagdragon 835 correspond to Quick Charge 4.0 though?

  • Underlord Lewser

    i want to see super slow motion of the fastest treat catching dog Miku :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUriGH6CC_w

  • Dennis

    I love this phone.. I was seriously considering of changing to Huawei or Google But with this phone Sony convinced me to stay!! As soon as it iss available I will get it..

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  • Clamser

    Yet I’m sure you’re not a donkey!

  • 3_nity

    Tell me, how to hold this crap?

  • Adam Varney

    The frame is what counts. The back is similar to a battery cover. In the genuine Sony flip case the whole of the plastic frame is exposed. The rear is concealed and never seen!

  • Adam Varney

    I’m coming from Apple where a phone stays ‘flagship’ for a whole year and doesn’t drop in price either. The plastic frame and volume button placement have always annoyed me, so for Sony to announce a phone with a metal frame and well placed volume buttons a mere four months after releasing their last flagship is irritating.

  • EQ
  • KIMI

    I really hope the XZ premium gets good sales, right now the phone is getting bad press from tech journalist.

    https://9to5google.com/2017/03/01/sony-xperia-xz-premium-hands-on
    Sometimes tech critics makes no sense, they complain that Sony keeps releasing devices that underperforms; ok point taken now that Sony released a powerhouse of a device, they complain why would sony revealed a phone with specs that exceed anything out there in the market. Smh

  • Anonymouse

    even if no US carrier picks this up, if the unlocked US version plays nice with TMo such as the ability to use Band 12/66 VoLTE, WFC and 3CA I’d pick one up. 256 QAM and 4×4 MIMO working is a bonus.

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  • Rafal

    4K display in mobile phone is feature you never use, because you don’t see difference. All about this ridiculous feature was said with Z5 Premium debut. Sony repeats this endless stupidness without any consideration. Technology should serve people, without this, it’s just a useless discharger of your battery.

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    Don’t worry Sony xz compact with exact same specs is comming out. Still in rumors but it will make its way before july into the market.

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  • The One

    None of the tech sites have mentioned anything about Sony FINALLY moving the volume rocker above the power button where it belongs! Unfortunately, this was only done on the XZ Premium, but at least its a step in the right direction. Volume keys below the power button are impossible for the right-hand dominant majority to access.

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  • MrWalker1000

    actually wasnt it stated XZ premium is the first smartphone with commercial 835? It might actually come about before the s8. Qualcom themself said its the first smartphone with 835. They must have made some sort of deal.

  • MrWalker1000

    yes but the XZ was an all around good phone and sold well. They just need more marketing.

  • MrWalker1000

    it might be a good idea for sony to get into making their own SoC chips. or at least design their own and have qualcom make it.

  • MrWalker1000

    lol. Sony has front facing stereo speakers. It’s a question of whether you want bezeless display which is mostly a gimmick, or front facing stereo speakers.

    it would be nice if sony could do both but i don’t think its possible.

  • SM

    That;s exactly what I said. Marketing n proper pricing strategy is all SONY need.

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  • Woody UK

    Can someone please tell me if the XZP dual sim variant is a hybrid like on the XZs or if it’s a genuine dual sim where I can also add additional memory?
    Thanks in advance!

  • Woody UK

    That looks really nice! But I would need a little bit more bezel on top and bottom so when I turn it to landscape mode to either take video/pics are to watch video etc as I have thick stumpy fingers and thumbs, and that’s why I prefer the bigger bezels

  • Woody UK

    Doesn’t matter if they do, Sony never sells them in the UK until they’ve stopped making that phone and it’s just leftover stock from Asia!

  • Woody UK

    So you never buy a phone cover to protect your phone? I’m only bothered about the colour on the front as I always buy a cover to protect my phone

  • Woody UK

    But this is off Sony’s website…
    Key accessories

    Style Cover Stand SCSG10
    Quick Charger UCH12W
    Charging Dock DK60
    Hi-res headset MDR-NC750
    Bluetooth(R) Headset with Speaker SBH56

  • Nope! Love to use it as it was intended to be

  • VOXPERIA

    But Style Cover Stand is not the same than Touch Cover case

  • VOXPERIA

    Well in Switzerland those cases were available in time

  • Emon Khan

    probably will I

  • Emon Khan

    SD835 can upgrade the camera upto 24mp.. so dual camera set up divivded.. the resolution is obviously low as expected. but Nokia 808 pureview/ the Lumia 1020 has 41mp because of their own motherboard..

  • Moisés

    SD 800 was enough for high resolution already..
    Sony has way to cheat limitation.. If needed.

    SD 650 does not support 23mp according to Qualcomm. But X has 23 mp.

    I want a Xperia with 1/2″. And 23MP.

  • X-ROAMER

    I am 100% sold with XZ Premium. the phone actually looks awesome.
    I am bit worried about the battery life and overheat with 4K screen and this amazing Motion Eye camera let’s see how it does.

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