Sony Xperia XZ Review

February 28, 2017 | Amy Davies |
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Specifications

Memory and storage

3GB RAM
32GB eMMC (Single SIM)*
Up to 256 GB microSD™ card

SIM capability

Single SIM
Nano SIM

Operating System

Google™ Android™ N

Processor (CPU)

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820, 64-bit processor

Battery

2900 mAh
Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Battery Care
STAMINA mode
Quick Charge

Durability

IP65/IP68**
Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Weight

161g

Dimensions

146 x 72 x 8.1 mm

Colour

Forest Blue
Mineral Black
Platinum

Display and design

5.2" Full HD 1080p
TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile
X-Reality® for mobile picture engine
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement

Main camera

23 MP
Triple image sensing technology
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
Fast Capture
Low-light photo: up to ISO 12800
1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
24mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens
5x Clear Image Zoom
The BIONZ® for mobile image-processing engine
SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
4K video recording
HDR photo

Front camera

13 MP
1/3.06” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
Low-light photo: up to ISO 6400
22Mm wide-angle lens F2.0

Networks

GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA+ (3G)
LTE (4G) Cat 9

Connectivity

A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)***
Wi-Fi Miracast
Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
Google Cast™
NFC

Fingerprint sensor

Fast and secure unlock

Sound

High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)
DSEE HX
LDAC
Digital Noise Cancellation
Clear Audio+
S-Force Front Surround
Stereo recording

Entertainment

PS4™ Remote Play

Applications

Music
Album
Video
Movie Creator
Spotify
News
What’s New
Sound Photo
AR Effect

Key accessories

Style Cover Touch SCTF10
Style Cover Stand SCSF10
Quick Charger UCH12W
USB Type-C Charging Dock DK60
High-Resolution Audio Headset MDR-NC750

Disclaimers

* Memory comprises approximately 12 GB of firmware, plus 20 GB of “Internal storage” for music, pictures, and movies, and downloaded applications and their data.
** Xperia XZ is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under the faucet water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water, or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see www.sonymobile.com/waterresistant. Note the Xperia XZ has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port must be completely dry before charging.
*** This service is not available in all variants or markets.