This phone is amazing! My only concern was the battery capacity but that doesn't even matter. I have both this and the oneplus 3T and this phone easily outlasts the 3T. I got around 5- 6 hours of screen on time from the 3T (and the phone usually lasted till like 7pm with heavy use, dash charging was excellent in recharging the phone back to 100% though).
The Xperia XZ Premium has hit the highest I have ever gotten in terms of screen on time among all my android devices (8h:46m50s with heavy use) and it easily lasted till the next day.
Front facing speakers are not as loud as the single speaker on the 3T but they are clearer at max volume and much better when using in portrait mode against the 3T because no more covering the bottom speaker with my pinky finger!
The phone is super fast!!!
Nice heft to it, I put a case right away so I don't mistakenly drop $$$ lol
Cameras are very good (first time I'm satisfied with a sony mobile camera, my only other sony was the xperia z2)
Fingerprint scanner is in an excellent position and listening to music with the noise cancelling headphones or XB-20 bluetooth speaker is an absolute joy.
GOOD PHONE from SONY this time
puita, 09 Jun 2017Yes now you come to a good point. I don't know whether it is cheating or not. As i heard Samsu... moreI found Samsung hater here:
Because of money they all inhumane.
Trey, 09 Jun 2017Everyone knows Samsungs reputation when it comes to cheating! They're south Korean and steal e... moreYes now you come to a good point. I don't know whether it is cheating or not. As i heard Samsung hired All talented engineers who works with sony after their retirement from sony. About 10 years ago sony was famous for durable products hence they charge more for their products. But that theory is not relevant now. That durability gap is closed now. Korean gives same product for less prices. Sony can't market durability any more. That's why their market share is shrinking. Their tv division & sony pictures all struggle. Camera and camera sensors are only profitable for them. I heard Apple is going to make their own sensors for their camera. So sooner or later sony is going to die.
Lordkaos, 09 Jun 2017Apple is ahead of every other Smartphone company, but only in marketing...In terms of technolo... moreYet, Qualcomm, Samsung Exynos, Huawei Kirin still can't match Apple's processors.
puita, 09 Jun 2017I was sony fan too. My 1st sony device was Xperia s. My last was z3+. Sony really dissapoint m... moreApple is ahead of every other Smartphone company, but only in marketing...In terms of technology and features it is close to last...But hey, everyone wants a "C"Apple...
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2017Sony wasn't the first to introduce a water resistant phone either. So those who thought Sony w... moreEvery Sony flagships (not SonyEricsson) have waterproof and dust-proof, so Sony is well know to design the waterproof and dust-proof smartphone than all the "followers" (competitors).
puita, 09 Jun 2017I was sony fan too. My 1st sony device was Xperia s. My last was z3+. Sony really dissapoint m... moreEveryone knows Samsungs reputation when it comes to cheating! They're south Korean and steal everything from Japanese manufacturers
L0lip0p, 09 Jun 2017Marketing dude, if a company make an mind blowing phone, but fail to market it properly, it wi... moreSony wasn't the first to introduce a water resistant phone either. So those who thought Sony was the first to release a water resistant phone are wrong too.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2017how is real glass u see everyday compare to gorilla glass 5etc. cuz i dont see scratch on my ... moreBecause smartphone glass is significantly thinner than normal everyday glass, make it more fragile
Also, smartphone glass exposed to abused, whether placed on table, slide in the pocket, accidental drop an etc, so it bound to be scratched by dust particles of harder object
puita, 09 Jun 2017I was sony fan too. My 1st sony device was Xperia s. My last was z3+. Sony really dissapoint m... moreMarketing dude, if a company make an mind blowing phone, but fail to market it properly, it will be shadowed by other company,
Most people think Samsung the one who bring waterproofing in flagship smartphone, when in fact it sony
Other than that the fp scanner, nope, iPhone isn't first but Toshiba g500 or for smartphone Motorola atrix
The reason of this confusion? Yes, the marketing
Outcome, mass market don't buy the device because the didn't know what to expect from a phone that doesn't tell anything to mass what feature it has
puita, 09 Jun 2017Ok. No need to waste too much words. What I'm telling is not relevant to you & what you t... moreAt least in Hong Kong (where I live right now) The Sony Z5 Premium still have good resell value and still have software update (mostly due to good sales being the only device that have 4k screen for a long time). All other sony devices including XZs have crap resell value, but that also the same for samsung devices. The only phones that have good resell value still now are the IPhones.
Trey, 08 Jun 2017Are you mad??? There are so many Samsungs out there its not even a contest. Just because it ha... moreOk. No need to waste too much words. What I'm telling is not relevant to you & what you tell is not relevant to me. You are a srilankan. I ask you one thing, try to sell your precious sony device today. As a used phone your device is nothing compare to s8. You will get little more than half of the phone value. I sold my z3+ less than half the value. plus your device is null & void after 5 months when next Xperia comes with a slight improvement. Im not gonna buy a phone just because of slow motion camera, or just because of sterio sound. I need features. I like Samsung features. Samsung always gives overall satisfaction to anroid users. Not like other brands who only focus on a one feature at a time.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2017My first smartphone is Samsung, why I was silly to choose it, because it marketing is hell goo... moreNew Samsung s series is not for phone droppers. Samsung use front and back glass purposely to make the device more elegant. If you want to drop the phone more go with cat brand
Borderless screen is not from MI it was first made by Sharp in 2014. Samsung uses sony and their own ISOCELL sensor also for camera.
I agree Samsung is crap. I first bought a Samsung S8 it has uneven backlight on the screen, so I returned it. The top part of the screen is slightly red and the bottom of the screen is yellowish. I bought the XZ premium after, and it is absolutely fantastic. The only complain is the border is huge.
Trey, 08 Jun 2017Look dude stop this! If you don't like the phone buy something else..Sony fans will remain Son... moreI was sony fan too. My 1st sony device was Xperia s. My last was z3+. Sony really dissapoint me on their camera and software crash (camera shut down). You can say lot of things. But i ask you one question. Why sony can't make impact in Japanese smartphone market. 47% of market belongs to apple while 11% market belongs to sony. Samsung keep growing while sony go down. They were in the smartphone business for a long time but they are still stuck in one place. I called one of my friend in japan he also admit Apple is way too ahead of sony in smartphone business. Im asking you why that kind of thing happen to sony if sony is the best??
Punk scientist, 09 Jun 2017This phone.. would be more suberb if sony had given its name Z6 or Z6 premium...they just disc... moreYes but every smartphone company have to create a new lineup to refresh all of the phones so yeah