Sony Xperia XZ goes up for pre-order ahead of Oct. 2 release

Sony Xperia XZ goes up for pre-order ahead of Oct. 2 release
Earlier this week Sony revealed that its Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact were incoming. With the Xperia X Compact just a few hours from its Sep. 25 roll-out, the Xperia XZ is now up for pre-order on Amazon. 

The Sony Xperia XZ is the firm's latest flagship and as such, retains that very typical -- but agreeable -- Sony design and form factor. Under the hood, Sony has adorned the XZ with Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 graphics, 3 gigs of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage. Keeping the Xperia XZ running is a 2900 mAh battery that, as you may have caught in our Sony Xperia XZ Review, takes almost three hours to charge from nought to full.

The Xperia XZ also gets a 5.2-inch FHD display coated with Gorilla Glass 4 and a 23-megapixel main camera with 5-axis video stabilization -- a first or a smartphone. For you selfie lovers, there's a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens on the front.

The device arrives equipped with Android Marshmallow out of the box, but as we heard a short while back, the new Android 7.0 Nougat update shouldn't be too far behind the release. Amazon has the device up for pre-order at $699.99 in the blue in silver color variants while the black configuration, mysteriously, is listed at $717.59. Presumably, the latter is a technical glitch rather than an intended price hike. 

Will you be picking up the Sony Xperia XZ? Let us know in the comments.

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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)



1. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Another DOA phone... what the heck ya doin Sony?

2. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

What is DOA?

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Dead on arrival

4. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Dead on arrival

8. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Don't Own Apple.

5. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Why? The fact that you are not going to buy this phone doesn't mean is dead... IMO this is an excellent phone and the true successor of the Xperia Z5.

6. goodmorrow

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Would love to try this phone out. Wish T-Mobile carried it so I could use one of my On-Demand upgrades.

9. minhajmsd

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Was hoping for the same thing, really wanted this phone to replace my s7e

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Can't wait to arrive in asia, US you can enjoy iphone 7 and grenade

10. Swag_me

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

Sony know how to make a phone :) It's beautiful

11. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yep, i think it's a good phone. Still waiting written n video review from other tech sites n youtube channel, because i can't rely on phonearena's reviews, just cause.

12. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If the screen was 5.5 or larger I would probably buy this to replace my Z5 Premium. I think I will wait for Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Tango phone.

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