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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specifications
There is no doubt that Sony is one of the world’s best smartphone makers in the world with best camera and display. Sony Xperia XZ Premium is launched by Sony India recently in June 2017, which is seen as the better competitor of the phones like Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. In this phone, Sony has mainly focused on the camera, processor, and display.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium is coming with 4K HDR Display as claimed that is taken from its Bravia television range. Display type of the device is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (16M colors), screen size and resolution are 5.46 inches (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio) and 3840 x 2160 pixels (~807 PPI pixel density) respectively with multi-touch up to 10 fingers. The display also comes with Sony’s proprietary Triluminos Technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Design and dimensions
Sony Xperia XZ Premium has been designed in the signature style of Sony with protection on both side front and back with Corning Gorilla Glass and metallic finish. Both top and bottom are designed as flat loop surface.
The body dimensions and weight of the device are 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 in) and 195 g (6.88 oz) respectively.
Network that is supported by Sony Xperia XZ Premium is 2G (GSM) / 3G (HSPA) / 4G (LTE) with 4G voLTE support. The device is Dual-SIM with Nano-SIM and dual standby.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium powered by Android 7.1 (Nougat) operating system, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU and Adreno 540 GPU. It would be the first smartphone in India with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with internal memory of 64 GB and also be expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot). This smartphone carries the RAM of 4GB.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium has motion eye camera technology with the rear shooter of 19 MP coupled with f/2.0, 25mm, EIS (gyro), LED flash, laser autofocus, and predictive phase detection. Features of the camera are touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, 1/2.3″ sensor size and geo-tagging. The device record video in 2160p@30fps, 720p@960fps, and HDR. To make its 960fps slow-motion recording possible Sony has equipped a three-stage CMOS image sensor. The results are impressive of slow motion video. The device has 13 MP front shooter features with f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size and 1080p.
Connectivity options included in Sony Xperia XZ Premium are WLAN (WI-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA, hotspot, WI-Fi Direct, dual-band), Bluetooth (5.0, A2DP, aptX, LE), NFC, GPS (with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO), 3.5 mm jack and USB (3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host).
The sensors which are included in Sony Xperia XZ Premium are Fingerprint, barometer, compass, color spectrum, accelerometer, gyro, and proximity. The other main highlight of the device is that fingerprint sensor is side mounted on the power button.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium is powered by Non-removable Li-Ion 3230 mAh battery. It is also featured with fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0). It would be available in Deepsea Black, Bronze Pink, and Luminous Chrome.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be available to buy from June 2017. Sony Xperia XZ Premium Price in India is Rs 59990.
While Sony has excellent camera quality and new technology has been used in this phone, the only demerit of phone is that it does not have dual camera.