5 Winning Features of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

5 Winning Features of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the highlights of MWC 2017, to the point that it was recognized as the Best New Smartphone at the annual Global Mobile Awards. So what makes the XZ Premium a winner? Here are five reasons.

1. Premium build and attractive design

Just looking at the Xperia XZ alone will already tell you of its quality. It sports what Sony calls the glass loop surface that creates a mirror effect. It’s not an ordinary glass though as it is made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, both the front and back. The top and bottom of the device, on the other hand, are made of metal with diamond cut edges. The camera even has a stainless steel ring. As for its overall design, it has features reminiscent of old flagship Xperias but still looks modern.

2. Water resistant and dust-proof

The XZ Premium’s body is not just about aesthetics as Sony has also given it water and dust resistance rated at IP65/68. That said, you won’t have to worry even if you drop it in water, take calls in the rain, or accidentally spill liquids on it. If it’s dusty or dirty, you can clean it with water from the faucet.

3. 4K HDR display, High-Res audio


Sony has always injected BRAVIA TV genes in their Xperia smartphones and it’s very evident in the XZ Premium with a 4K HDR screen. It has Triluminos Display tech which can output 138% of the color spectrum, X-Reality with Noise Reduction, texture and outline improvement, pixel reproduction, and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. To sum it up, the Xperia XZ Premium has one of the most impressive displays in the market. Not only that, the XZ Premium also supports Hi-Res audio with DSEE HX technology, LDAC for Bluetooth streaming, Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC), S-Force Front Surround, Automatic Headphone Optimisation (AHO), and Virtual Phones Technology (VPT), to name a few.

4. Motion Eye camera with 960fps slow motion

Sony is one of the leaders when it comes to imaging and it’s no surprise the XZ Premium sports one of the most impressive cameras in a smartphone. What we’re talking about is the 19MP Motion Eye camera with a 1/2.3″ Exmor RS memory stacked sensor, with triple image sensing technology, predictive hybrid autofocus, and SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization). One of its most impressive feats is its capability to shoot super slow motion videos in 960fps.

5. Snapdragon 835 with Gigabit LTE

Granted that it’s running a high-res display and a powerful camera, the XZ Premium needs a powerful engine to push all that hardware. In this case, it’s the Snapdragon 835 processor supported by an Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB UFS. According to Qualcomm, the SD835 is 35% smaller and uses 25% less power than previous designs, and is engineered to deliver long battery life, VR and AR experiences, and cutting-edge camera capabilities. In addition, it also features the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE (Cat 16) modem for Gigabit-Class download speeds.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium specs:
5.5-inch 4K HDR Triluminos display
X-Reality, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
Up to 256GB microSD
19MP 1/2.3″ Exmor RS Motion Eye rear camera w/ Hybrid AF
Super slow motion 960fps video capture
SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)
13MP 1/3.06? Exmor RS front camera
Gigabit LTE
IP68-certified body
USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor
Android 7.0 Nougat
3,230mAh battery
156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
195 g

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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11 Responses

  1. SonyPanboi says:

    Deym. We have a winner! Can’t wait for this phone. Sana below $1000 to

  2. wew says:

    Bakit yung lg g6 hindi sd835? kung sasabihin nilang pinakyaw ng samsung yung first batch ng production nung 835, eh bakit yang sony Xz premium naka-835?

    • archie says:

      Hindi naman parang palengke lang ang pagbili ng chipsets. Kasama din ang samsung sa nagdevelop ng sd 835 kaya baka nauna sila sa bulk order at 2nd batch ang makukuha ng sony. Ayos naman ang sd 821, nasubukan ko na ang google pixel at smooth gamitin pati sa multitasking. In real world use hindi mo mapapansin ang pagkakaiba unless 1gb lang ang ram ng phone at 20+ apps ang nakabukas.

  3. Vince says:

    960fps slowmo pero diba issue sa halos lahat ng Sony Xperia yung nago-overheat yung phone pag naka-video mode specially pag fullhd?

  4. Vinz says:

    Lapad pa rin ng noo at haba ng baba ng phone na to. May front speaker nga siya pero di man lang nila binawasan ng bezel. Pero ang pinakainaalala ko kung may overheat issue pa rin pag matagal mo ginagamit yung camera

  5. Edline Lafrance says:

    Sony Xperia Z is my favorite phone

  6. ian says:

    PREMIUM BUILD and ATTRACTIVE DESIGN with that EPIC BEZEL ?? Hahahaha. OK. Sony eh. Lol

    Siguro my hidden features yan dyan si Sony kaya hindi maiwanan yang LAPAD ng BEZEL na yan. Tsk tsk

    • Hyoizaburo. says:

      Ang mga phones from SoKor kung ako tatanungin yang Samsung at LG, mga siraing phone within a 6 months to a year may mga problema na agad. Overhyped at well adverised ang Samsung kaya gusto ng lahat.

      Kahit na ginagamit siya ng karamihan hindi ibig sabihin nun lagi na okay na yun.

  7. Baleng says:

    Hyoizaburo- ganyan talaga ang labanan, kailangan mag advertise para palaging nakadikit sa utak ng consumer ang isang produkto. Nasa consumer na yan kung ano ang bibilhin pero lamang yung palaging nakikita at naririnig.

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