i had to setup the phone to my wife. few stuff was disabled but i'm happy to see have no a lot of bloatware on the phone.
about 5 hours downloading and installing and browser searching on the phone and the battery usage was 72% to 40%. i think is pretty cool
the phone is little bulky to my taste but this chrome design is look ok.
the display look also great but i do not see too much difference, a 2k or 1080p display is also very nice on this "small" size. the brightness levels is good , very dark or very bright where need.
the phone response time for touch or starting application is awesome. very fast and no a bit lag. Launcher was changed for Nova and installed some app like no root firewall, greenify, firefox with ublock origin etc.
camera not tested yet well, but in low light i think not this is the best camera on the market, but good enough.
very much missing the wireless charger and the double tap wake up for me.
the loud stereo speakers is sounds good but on higher volume the phone is little vibrating.
headset did not tested yet.
i bought the phone about $450 with case, tempered glass, power bank and something yeti mug :-)
in my opinion i would not buy this phone for long usage now, because this kind of style is over. i believe you will bored it half year later because is bulky (i just got a slap from my wife) :-)
but i know we are different so if you like this design you will definitely not regret to buy because everything is great for this price.
have a good luck
Abid Ali, 04 Aug 2018Dear Sony Users, Sony XZ Premium or Sony XZ1 which is better ? i have to decide to purchase..... moreGo with the premium it really is the better of the two. Better battery and amazing screen. Plus the slow motion is fun. Just my opinion but I've had both and too me the premium is the better of the two.
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2018Is anyone rocking this badboy naked? I bought this phone for its luscious chrome body. It's a ... more
I have protective glass on the front and hydrogel protective film on the back. The latter is almost unnoticeable. It would be a shame hiding such beauty.
Abid Ali, 04 Aug 2018Dear Sony Users, Sony XZ Premium or Sony XZ1 which is better ? i have to decide to purchase..... moreSpecwise their the same, the only Difference is XZP is UHD/4k Screen vs 1080p/FHD for XZ1.
Is anyone rocking this badboy naked? I bought this phone for its luscious chrome body. It's a waste hiding it with a case.
Dear Sony Users,
Sony XZ Premium or Sony XZ1 which is better ? i have to decide to purchase..
Awaiting your experienced advice .
manta, 02 Aug 2018Best phone ever. Battery, performance, screen, all perfect! Only downside is plastic sides, wh... moreIs that good phone ?
i only use Sony phones
i have now Xperia XA Ultra But it is low memory and some are failure
Can't wait to get it. First sony phone was z3 compact. Had a fall and screen cracked. Tried to fix it to no avail. So, got me the xz 20 months ago. Was good for awhile but now things take a little bit load, gets hot fast and can't use the camera. Wanted the xz2 but without the jack, no go. So, read up on the xz premium. Compared to my xz, a little bigger screen, 2017 chipset, and slo mo, and other reasons as well. People like the bezeless crap. I like the bezels, can hold my phone however I want, no worries with fingers slipping and hitting the screen and messing something up.
Best phone ever. Battery, performance, screen, all perfect! Only downside is plastic sides, where the color peels off :(
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2018Would people still recommend this phone in 2018? I know there are probably better cameras, p... moreWell if you take this phone you wont regret, I have one and still it works great. If you want improvement in camera section you can use third parti app for it, i use camera only for recording video (using Nikon for pics). Phone is fast and good for gaming if you think to play on it. Only down side is 4K resolution for videos because you wont finde much media in 4K (and what youll find it will be awesom to watch). If you decide to pick one here's advice get case for it (and screen protector), with it it's more comfortable to hold (if your gaming)
i got this one, and the newer xz1 and xz2 premium now. but i think this old one is still good. my current one xz2p is so big it made me miss this old one. the trend of getting thinner was in recent years, now seem like thicker again to store more battery n better specs like cam, n well, some more time to eventually thin these down one day. 2018 is for me still great, but cus i have money to blow for the latest
Would people still recommend this phone in 2018?
I know there are probably better cameras, performance etc. but I love the design and chrome finish.
Gona get this bad boy soon, I been using my Z1 for 5 years now. I would never change Sony for anything else. I'm sure XZ Premium will last me another 5 at least! haha
Truthandblunt, 23 Jul 2018I have no idea why people even like this shitty brick of a phone. No technology aspiration and... moreSo don't buy it as simple as that and stop crying your lungs out here. Get yourself the bezeless soap bar and be happy.
Truthandblunt, 23 Jul 2018I have no idea why people even like this shitty brick of a phone. No technology aspiration and... more Because you never had one. It has all the necessary features and no gimmicks (like bezeless display, notch, etc.). It looks premium and feels great in hand.