This high-end smartphone is released after the Xperia X and Xperia X performance. The latest phone Xperia XZ have a larger screen with a better battery. Apart from that, all the hardware and software specs are almost same. Another feature that is worth mentioning is the 23 MP camera which is one of the best camera among high end smartphones.
Here is what to expect from a Sony Xperia XZ
146 * 72 * 8.1 mm
Weight 161 g
Single Sim & Dual Sim
|Display||IPS LCD touchscreen
1080 * 1920 pixels
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) upgradable to Android 7.0 (Nougat)
|Processor||CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820,
2 cores at 2.15 GHz + 2 cores at 1.6 GHz
GPU - Adreno 530
|Memory||3 GB RAM
256 GB using microSD
|Communications||WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GSM / GPRS / EDGE, UMTS, HDSPA / HSUPA, LTE
3.5 mm for headphones
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh
Quick Charge 3.0
The screen is 5.2 inch full HD IPS LCD display. It supports a resolution of 1080 x 1920px. The display density is 424ppi. The LCD screens are of high quality, but not that good as that of AMOLED screens of some of the high-end phones.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which is supported by 3 GB RAM. There is enough storage with 32 GB of internal storage. But if it’s not enough, you have the option to add more using micro SD slot. You can add up to 256 GB maximum.
The phone is IP68 certified which means it is resistant to water and dust. The phone is capable of staying under water up to 3 feet water for atleast 30 minutes.
Sony Xperia XZ is equipped with a stereo in the front. The speaker is average in performance but played well with an external amplifier.
Xperia XZ comes in both Single SIM (F8331) and Dual SIM (F8332) support.
The phone supports dual band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac with zx2 MIMO antenna for higher speeds. They also support NFC and Bluetooth 4.2.
LTE CAT 9 which allow a download speed of 450 Mbps download speed and 50 Mbps upload speed.
One of the main notable feature of Xperia XZ is the 23 MP camera with 24mm lens, f/2.0 aperture, auto face detection and an LED flash. When a picture is taken, the camera by default shoots at 8 MP at 16:9 ratio. To get the maximum out of your camera, change the settings to set it to 23 MP at a bigger and fuller 4:3 ratio. There are different modes which allow users to tweak shutter speed, focus or ISO automatically. Superior Auto is the best mode for most users. You can also take panoramas either by manual mode or Sweep panorama mode.
The smartphone is also capable of recording videos 4k clarity at 30 fps. A drawback is the lack of optimal image stabilization.
Sony Xperia XZ was originally released with Android 6 Marshmallow. You can now upgrade it to latest Android version, Nougat 7.0.
Xperia XZ is powered by a 2900 mAh working on Qnovo technology. The battery gives you 23:39 hours of voice call, 9 hours of web browsing over Wi-Fi and 8:40 hours of video play. Comparing the performance of all the top end phones from Sony and other manufacturers, only Samsung S7 performed better. Qnovo technology allow the phone to monitor the electrochemical reaction inside the battery, then adjust performance according to estimated charge left in the battery.
The smartphone supports USB Type-C connector which supports QuickCharge 3.0 and below.
Sony Xperia XZ is indeed a very good looking and stylish phone that is worthy of carrying around high end phones like iPhone 7 and Google Pixel. The smartphone is also cheaper with a decent hardware as its high-end counterparts. This phone is also worth buying for its 23 MP camera and front end camera 13 MP ideals for selfies. The music is also another reason to buy this phone.