Sony Xperia XZ Premium wins "Best New Smartphone" award at MWC 2017
by Cosmin Vasile / Mar 02, 2017, 5:03 PM
GSMA recently announced the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has won “Best New Smartphone” award at MWC 2017. The second 4K smartphone launched by Sony, the Xperia XZ Premium is the only flagship introduced at MWC that packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
The addition of such a powerful CPU has its downsides as well, such as the fact that the Xperia XZ Premium will not be available on the market until late spring. The reason is Samsung's dibs on the Snapdragon 835, which will power the Galaxy S8 that's expected to go on sale on April 21.
On a side note, Samsung managed to win “Best Smartphone 2016” award for the Galaxy S7 edge, but that was to be expected since it's one of the best-selling handsets from last year. The Galaxy S6 edge won a similar award at MWC 2016, but will it get another one for the Galaxy S8 next year?
- 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)
I'm perfectly fine with this, either this or G6. Good job Sony and LG this year,a very solid nice step up from last years models
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 5:05 PM 6
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I agree, the XZ Premium got me so excited that I can totally see myself rocking one once it gets released. Sony finally brought their A game back, and their timing couldn't be any better.
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 6:06 PM 10
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How did Sony bring their A game, especially with this phone? The bezels are fatter, the battery is smaller, and the camera's still crap. I honestly want Sony to be prosperous, but I swear to god the company is run by morons.
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 6:18 PM 6
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They perfected the design imo, improved 4k screen, newer camera sensor which will hopefully deliver better results once it gets the production software, and yes the battery is smaller, but it is packed with a more efficient chip. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying the phone is perfect and that Sony couldn't have done better, but for me, this was the best phone announced so far in 2017.
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 6:43 PM 11
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You are right but the same thing is being said alongside every new Sony's smartphone, "wait for reviews, it has new sensor" and every time their camera is the worst from flagship department Sony and HTC are my favourite Android manufacturers and I really want them to succed but goddamnit every time they have to screw something up. I loved my Z3C but iP4S had better camera and that's saying something
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 4:12 AM 0
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The top and bottom bezels are not fatter, for f**k sake. Also take note of the speakers being placed on both bezels, they seem to be larger than those found on most other phones. The side bezels are quite slim as it is and if they went with an edge design you stupid samsung fanboys will just call it copying. The HTC 10 had side bezels and guess what? It fare a lot better in several drop tests compared to the Galaxy line of phones.
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 10:49 PM 3
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It's funny to see how people decides as a general rule how a phone should be .. I mean.. if you don't like those bezels does it means that this is a bad phone from Sony? All the parameters are stuck in those bezels?
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 3:25 AM 2
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Busyboy, Bezel size are a question of taste just like women size is if you want a brittle phone thats gonna break when you give is a small hit its your choice personally i prefer something more to hold on ( pun intended ) As for battery lets see its endurance before judging.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 8:08 AM 0
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Really dude?? Most people here like you never checked dxomark acc to which iphone never passed xperia's camera even in 7plus Video recording is superior and motion blur is mininal of all And now with the new sensors and aperture of 1.7 it seems s8 wont beat xzp like s7edge had a good lead in hand back than
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 3:40 PM 0
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the xperia design still sucks
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 5:16 PM 5
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Yes it does suck big time. And this is what I was wondering for the whole time. And finally this cheap dirty tricky poisonous two heads snake reveals its true colors. Best phone of wmc? What a bad joke! Even a school kid who always skips class can tell this phone is super ugly and bulky like a brick. As we all know the tech world has given credit to LG G6 for being the best looking with best advanced innovation smartphone at the moment. It's really disgusting that failing Sony used its dirty tactic to bribe the mwc committee. #RIPMWC #LoveSonyHate
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 6:14 PM 0
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Is that why every concept design phones by every OEMs and designers design Thier phones like a brick.... But when released the phone design becomes more curvature. The closest to design off the Sony is Huawei P9. Slightly curved corner's, while Sony retains the more edgy angular.
posted on Mar 02, 2017, 6:35 PM 1
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At this point I don't think it's funny to make fun of his pent up anger anymore. Something's not right about him... I mean, just read his posts. Hope I am reading his English wrong but he certainly creeps me out at times.. Hall.. no hate towards you or anything but you really need to seek help.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 6:26 AM 3
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