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
Although Sony Xperia XZ Premium still have some flaws that won't be fix near times , IMHO ,i still love this phone very much . That's including with those amazingly specs , outstanding camera features (960fps@720p , Predictive Capture) , iconic and unique design , as well great support update . And remember people , it's back to your taste on phone you like incase you don't like XZP .
Anonymous, 28 Jul 201719MP why Sony? XZ Premium is a bulky phone in the hand with less battery life? I knew it Sony ... moreThe brand new IMX400 19MP Motion Eye camera sensor even though it is the step down in the resolution from the IMX300 23MP it have a boost in the number of pixels, hence it helps to sharpen the image more even if they lower down the MP. U should know that battery life is based on how often u use right? If u don't use it that much I wouldn't see a problem with the battery life. I got a XPERIA XZ and yes it have smaller battery, I started switching on the smartphone at 7am and used moderately till 9pm, it left 23% (I did play some games for some period of time). Their smartphone ain't ugly to be honest, yeah yeah I know some hated the bezels, but it gave people a impression of a solid smartphone. Their price is counted good already, around GALAXY S8's price. I wouldn't complain for that kind of price even though it is kind of expensive, since it is the same as GALAXY S8.
AnonD-42946, 28 Jul 2017The thing is people who've returned their phones for replacements have experienced the exact s... moreActually, only ONE person of them 15 or so on that thread, claimed he exchanged ONCE for a new unit, that had the same problem, and afterwards requested full refund.
Screen is great, adaptable resolution
Perfomance speed is the best, no lag
Battery life is great
Photo quality daylight and dusk is great, low light is good but it uses manual and tripot is the best, i have no issue or i cant see them
No overheating, no explode
4k recording with no limition duration and no over heating
It has super slowmotion 960fps
It has EIS for video resolution back and front, it is very stable maybe the best
The internet is the fastest
I like the bezel, i can hold it free while i play a game not at the screen, when it drop to the ground, the bezel sometime save the screen
Design is depend on your taste
Anonymous, 28 Jul 201719MP why Sony? XZ Premium is a bulky phone in the hand with less battery life? I knew it Sony ... moreDidn't they say the 19MP have much more pixels than the 23MP on the XPERIA XZ? Facepalm
Xperia XZ premium phones with bad camera lenses can be exchanged for production units with better lenses or Sony can voluntarily recall them. Moustache distortion in a camera lens is really difficult to correct in post-processing. You will need to copy affected photos to a PC with photoediting software that can correct for the specific signature of the lens distortion since android apps if there are any, are not able to correct for complex moustache distortions. The good thing about this distortion though is that it won't be very noticeable unless your subject has lots of straight lines/edges (example: architecture, frames, paintings, things having regular geometric figures). Sony can release a software update so that the moustache lens distortion can be corrected in camera. However, it may create distortion problems in units with good lenses/lower distortions so I doubt releasing a software update is what Sony will do. I suggest to just return or have the phone replaced if it is affected especially since XZP is quite expensive.
AnonD-42946, 28 Jul 2017The thing is people who've returned their phones for replacements have experienced the exact s... moreYou just say so yourself, you don't have any valid prove, YOU GOT COPY PASTE only. Even there is a slightly distortion it is normal for wide angle lens. Why you want to trolling just like you having the distortion issue?
19MP why Sony? XZ Premium is a bulky phone in the hand with less battery life? I knew it Sony doesn't care about the design all about taking our hard earned $$$
AnonD-684885, 27 Jul 2017This is normal? You're kidding http://static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Xper... moreI did see this picture somewhere from multiple people pretending that this picture is taken by their xz premium, lol.
Tann Hauser, 27 Jul 2017Great, you followed first step.YOUR unit has an issue with the lens.
Now follow second step, ... moreThe thing is people who've returned their phones for replacements have experienced the exact same fault, sometimes with multiple replacement handsets. None of this would be an issue IF Sony acknowledge the fault but they're not.
I am starting to think this is a hardware issue with the lens because if people like yourself are saying they're not seeing this fault then that means there must be good and bad batches in the wild.
That could potentially be good news for users as if they swap out enough units they'll eventually get a good one.
AnonD-42946, 27 Jul 2017So even though multiple users have noticed and logged this fault, there isn't a problem becaus... moreSo even though multiple users have noticed and reported this fault, there still isn't any of you dare to upload it with Exif data rather than just providing link contains with the same uninformative photos?
That's some great logic there
Not even did GSMarena say it in their review. Mind you trolley?
I think my user name is really for people like you :D