I've had the phone for 3 weeks now, upgraded from a Nexus 5.
My only complaint is, audio really needs to be louder, I take the bus and subway to work every day and at max volume I still feel like it should go 1-2 clicks higher, I dont even listen to loud (metal) music, so my ears are not that damaged.
This is the only bad thing I can think of in 3 weeks of use, this phone is amazing! fast, 4k screen is crystal clear, not a lot of content to test 4k with but even with 1080p or anything lower than 2160p(4k) content, the screens PPI of 800 plays a huge part in making things look crisp.
Battery, again is not an issue for my lifestyle, I wake up at 5am, back home at 7pm, from 100% only down to 71%. Wifi, browsing, youtube,reading comics (have a tablet for movies so...).
I have the Chrome colour and dayummm is it shiny! got a screen protector on it day 1! and now just waiting on a new case to arrive, old case was badly made.
The phone is still super new, do not expect a trillion bunch of accessories to choose from just yet. finding the right case took ages, then find that the mold they use for the case is a bit "smaller" than the premium edition so the sides started to crack. returned it now waiting on a "better" case.
Unsure if you can comment or ask questions, if anyone needs to know anything, just ask.
I see a lot of concerns about the battery life, but for me this is one of the XZP's strongest features. In seven hours, I've only lost 9% from some texting and light-browsing.
Aeshanbeel Malikk, 02 Aug 2017thanks brother......am going fot it....i watched unboxing and review on youtube i like phone a... moreDont even think about anything exynos
Look here the difference:
Indra, 02 Aug 2017I like the display, it is very amazing even i play FHD video it look beautiful, everything is ... moreIt is the fastest phone now. Don't listen them. I've not listened as well and bought Z3 two years ago. It works good till now. Man it is Sony.
Tr, 02 Aug 2017Just buy it, been using for 1mth, battery is great, performance is great, camera is great. No ... morethanks brother......am going fot it....i watched unboxing and review on youtube i like phone as much...first i was wondering to but Smsung Galaxy Note FE but now i like this sony phone,,,going fot it...YO !!
I like the display, it is very amazing even i play FHD video it look beautiful, everything is very smooth like running at 60fps....when i play 4k video OMG....it is the best, very sharp and so natural.....
iam very satisfied to not hear haters complain about this phone..thks god..
The video recording is very stable and great, i installed a game then i play on xz premium, WOW very smooth and great graphic
Perfomance is very very fast and smooth!!!
Everything is great, smooth, fast
Aeshanbeel Malikk, 01 Aug 2017can i buy this phone please help me guyez,,,is this best Sony phone or not...its battery timin... moreJust buy it, been using for 1mth, battery is great, performance is great, camera is great. No nonsense smartphone.
First time sony user, 01 Aug 2017Glad that you are enjoying your XZP. You can get global version if you are into finger print s... moreI personally prefer ringke case because it covers a bigger area and protects the phone better. Just dropped my phone today and my tampered glass shattered when head on collide with metal chair roller.. luckily is the tampered glass..phew
can i buy this phone please help me guyez,,,is this best Sony phone or not...its battery timing camera performnace,,,,,?
First time sony user, 31 Jul 2017Hi, is me again after more than 1 month of owning XZP. Let me share some of my experience. ... moreI'm using a Nillkin back case it's so damn pretty, check out this black frosted back case, so awesome!
LisaStepUSA, 31 Jul 2017Hey, thanks for posting your experience with the XZP! I love that it's based on your real usag... moreGlad that you are enjoying your XZP. You can get global version if you are into finger print sensor but that will come with no warranty. Another thing I hope is that sony to bring in double tap to wake/slp on XZP. Sadly now no flagship comes with removable battery for easy replacement. Any battery replacement on sealed phone will always void the water resistant and if careless, break the whole glass panel. Hope this phone will last me couple of years. My note 4 has passed on to my girl friend since her phone went into bootloop (LG V10) which is also a great phone, minus the bootloop. Even my galaxy S2 is working since the battery can be replaced.
Surprisingly XZP handle heat very well. With fast charging the temperature just lukewarm and with 1A rated charging, you cant even notice the rise in temperature.
One nation one design language...
You can see the Samsung S8 similar to LG G6, curve screen etc...all from Korea.
Then the Xiaomi Mi6 similar to Huawei Honor 9 glossy back and dual cams etc...these are the design language from China.
The Japan design from Sharp Aqua S2 and Panasonic P55 Max are different, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium design is the most unique one.
First time sony user, 31 Jul 2017Hi, is me again after more than 1 month of owning XZP. Let me share some of my experience. ... moreHey, thanks for posting your experience with the XZP! I love that it's based on your real usage rather than a bunch of quotes about benchmarks and other user remarks. I also was using the Galaxy Note 4 along with several other devices (Huawei: P8 Max, Honor 8; HTC A9 & iPhone 6 plus). All these devices work fine but I really love the XZP for the reasons you mention - it's the latest and greatest and so very fast! I have also experienced the glitches with 3rd party apps; mostly games exiting after a level is complete but I think that's due to Nougat's API updates and the 3rd party devs need to fix their bugs. The camera is great and I love taking photos with it. I have the US version that excludes the fingerprint sensor so I can't comment on that. I use other means of unlocking that work extremely well (proximity of wearables & location). Case choices are limited. The official Sony flip case is one that I want but is still quite pricey. I'm using a cool flip case by Roxfit "Pro Touch Folio Case" that lets you use the device while the cover is closed. I'm also using a flexible screen protector since, as you mentioned, the curved glass is problematic for the glass protectors out there. Overall, this is a great phone and I also would purchase it again!
First time sony user, 31 Jul 2017Hi, is me again after more than 1 month of owning XZP. Let me share some of my experience. ... moreDude, u can also say that the fingerprint sensor is also a pro because it makes other people harder to unlock the smartphone. This can allow your smartphone to be much more secured. Cheers :)
Hi, is me again after more than 1 month of owning XZP.
Let me share some of my experience.
Pro: it is extremely fast. coming from galaxy note 4 I can notice the leap of the performance speed.
: Camera is excellent, night time shooting can tune with manual mode and if you hold steady you can get a great picture. Reduce the MP to 12 in taking night photo can help reduce the grains. Front camera is one of the best with palm detection. But I rarely take selfie.
: Battery life is excellent. Heavy usage can last me a day although I didn't even start with 100% battery life. I usually charge my phone up till 80 + % because I dont want to stress the battery. Love the qnovo technology. (they have 19 patents on it and even their tech is applied on electric car) Qnovo did reduce the speed of the charging but they do so to prevent heating of your battery and reducing the battery life. I even use a power bank with rated 1A output to charge my phone to prolong the phone battery life. I can't afford to change a flagship every year.
: Display is great, you can choose any of the 3 option for your display. Personally I prefer super vivid mode since I am coming from note 4. You can try the mod to change the display to always 4k upscaling there are few videos on youtube to teach you how but I kept my phone as it is.
: First 4k phone that can play 4k youtube. The speaker is not really that quiet as people claim. The clarity is great as well. Love the headphone jack.
: basic function like calling, sms, mobile data, hotspot, vpn, works fine. This phone works under 4g+. Manage to get 108mbps using this phone.
: sd card slot which I plan to put a 256gb samsung micro sd to it. Transfer speed from my phone to my 64gb samsung pro sd card is fast. Less than 2 minutes to transfer 1.5gb file.
: usb type C, fast file transfering again and also the storage is ufs 2.1.
: bezel.. for me bezel is a plus point.. the phone is more solid and is good to hold without touching the display. plus you get front facing stereo speaker. unlike my note 4, i can't differentiate the sound coming from left or right speaker.
: Near stock andoird experience. Lots of theme and wallpaper provided by Sony too.
Now for the downside, but if I given another chance I will still purchase this phone
:Phone is like a fingerprint magnet, hard to find a case (using Ringke clear case) which is even more fingerprint prone.
: Display is too reflective. I think this is the disadvantages of full glass body display.
: Sometimes the apps glitches. But I think that is the problem with third party apps.
: Screen sensitivity is too low and I have to use glove mode.
: Finger print sensor on the other hand is too sensitive. Plus I have sweaty fingers. With the case on it is even harder to unlock my phone.
: Since the display curved down on the edge, my tampered glass edge is floating.
: Too little accessory for the phone.
Overall I am satisfy with the phone and I got it with a very cheap price . ~550 USD. Just my 2 cents. Cheers.
Danish Lavigne, 30 Jul 2017I'm buying this phone bcoz Avril Lavigne's​ phone is a SonySaxon Sharbino ! I guess!! however, XZp is simple and beautiful
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2017Thus FlaGship Sony cell of the year 2017!! Nah, it's an early 2017 phone. They will release XZ1 in late 2017. I think you know that Sony releases flagships every half a year
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2017Xperia XZ premium phones with bad camera lenses can be exchanged for production units with bet... morewith bad customer services in many many countries, people wont be able to replace it easily with new unit.
I'm buying this phone bcoz Avril Lavigne's​ phone is a Sony