You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ Premium in the US

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ Premium in the US
Starting today, June 12, US consumers can pre-order Sony's latest top-of-the-line smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium. The handset is available only unlocked, and can be ordered from Amazon and Best Buy. As you can see at the source links below, both retailers are asking $799.99 for the new Xperia.

With its water-resistant metal and glass design, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium certainly looks attractive, albeit it's not too different from other Sony flagships released in recent years. Of course, the XZ Premium comes with various improvements over its predecessors - including a mighty Snapdragon 835 processor, a 5.5-inch screen with 2160 x 3840 pixels and HDR support, and a 19 MP rear camera that can shoot super-slow-motion video (960 fps).

One thing to consider before pre-ordering the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is that the fingerprint scanner is disabled on the US model. It's pretty weird to have a high-end phone without a fingerprint scanner in 2017, but, hey, that's how things stand when it comes to this particular device.

We already reviewed the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and we liked it more than some older Xperia flagships. Nevertheless, we're not truly convinced that $799.99 is the right price to pay for this smartphone, especially since you're not getting a fingerprint sensor with it.

Both Amazon and Best Buy are offering the Xperia XZ Premium in three color variants (black, pink, and chrome), saying that the handset will be released on June 19.

sources: Amazon, Best Buy

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Xperia XZ Premium
  • Display 5.5" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3230 mAh(24.7h 3G talk time)



1. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I've never seen a phone this fast. It has beaten all other phones by a big margin, like the S8+: Sony really nailed it with the XZp.

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Another huge bezelicious bohemoth gigantic phone by Sony. No thanks , ill go for the newer designs , performance is top notch on all flagships today. Bye Bye Sony .

3. Godlymansean

Posts: 335; Member since: Apr 14, 2017


9. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

lol nobody cares what you have against the phone stop being a Trump

4. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree, it's a beast of a phone... It even beats (closely) the HTC U11. I have the XZ and I love it is an excellent overall phone.

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

ugly beast

6. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

It even beat the iPhone 7 plus in loading 2 games out of 3. Watch phone battles

5. haydenb

Posts: 125; Member since: Nov 24, 2011 just buy it from the UK its unlocked and will work on Networks here and the fingerprint sensor will work

7. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Nice phone though :)

10. smguk

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Had it and returned it my reasons are: Overly large considering size of screen 4K on a screen that small makes no difference Phone gets quite hot even after short time playing games Camera not up there with LG G6 or S8 imo

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