Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review

The Xperia XZ Premium is the first from Sony's smartphone inventory to feature a 4K HDR display, but will the loop design falter its premium-ness?

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

1 / 9

Earlier this year, Sony unveiled the Sony XZ Premium at Mobile World Congress. Besides sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the phone also boasts of being the first in the world to have a 4K HDR display. The phone has a mirror finish that sets it apart from the other XZ smartphones we’ve seen, but the overall design language is still consistent with Sony’s signature Loop design. The phone has a 5.5 inch display and feels a little on the heftier side, but we’re going to dive into these details in our review. As the premium flagship from Sony, the Xperia XZ Premium does come with a “premium” price tag, and we find out in the next few pages whether the price matches the value the phone has to offer.



  • Specifications7.0

  • Design & Build6.5

  • Call Quality7.4

  • Primary Camera7.0

  • Battery Life6.5

  • Display8.2

  • Performance8.0

  • Software & UI7.9

  • Secondary Camera6.2


Our initial impressions of the phone as they stand, are fairly positive. However, we are still reviewing various components of the phone and will update the verdict once we have deciphered conclusively whether the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is worth its price tag or not. 

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Key Features

  • Processor
    Snapdragon 835
  • RAM
  • On-board storage
  • Sim Type
    Dual Sim (Nano/Hybrid)
  • Screen Type
  • Resolution
  • Pixel Density
  • Screen Size
    5.46 Inch

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Features & Specifications

2 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Design & Build

3 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Display

4 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Performance

5 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Primary Camera

6 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Secondary Camera

7 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Software & UI

8 / 9

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Battery Life

9 / 9