Xperia XZ Premium Q&A: Ask us anything about Sony's most advanced phone yet!
by Peter Kostadinov / May 30, 2017, 2:27 AM
Sony's latest premium flagship handset, the Xperia XZ Premium, should be launched on a trove of major markets around the world in the coming days and weeks. With a proper 4K display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and an intriguing camera package, the device is most definitely going to garner some attention, and with good reason — we had the pleasure of reviewing that one a few weeks ago and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise, a worthy flagship befitting Sony's stature.
phone. Admittedly, we tried to cover all aspects of the phone in our comprehensive review, but there's always the chance that we've missed something that might be of great interest to you.As the device's global release nears, we thought it would be a good idea to help potential adopters make up their mind and clear out any misunderstandings they might have regarding the
So, make sure to check out our review first and then feel free to ask us anything pertaining to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, we'll try our best to answer as many of these in a follow-up post in a couple of days or so!
- 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)
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Is the Xperia XZ Premium's siderails really made of metal or plastic? It looks convincingly metal in some photos.
posted on May 30, 2017, 2:33 AM 1
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The sides are plastic, the top and bottom are metal. I agree they look very convincing. Apparently the feel is quite nice too.
posted on May 30, 2017, 3:22 AM 1
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My opinion they chose plastic and not metal is because all the antennas are located on the side, and, of course, if you use metal, you'll decrease it's capacity of receiving good signal. I had other phone with metal with my GPS loosing signal every now and then and while my friends could get 3 bars in locations away from the city or underground, I got none. So if they made an effort to keep the "plastic" very similar in appearance is because of that and I do appreciate a better reception over appearance
posted on May 30, 2017, 2:39 PM 0
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Does it have fm radio?
posted on May 30, 2017, 2:40 AM 1
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I think bemoaning the lack of FM radio and not even mentioning the existence of digital noise cancellation is a bit counterintuitive. If you want radio on your phone, download TuneIn and that's all. Still baffles me though how Digital Noise Cancellation doesn't get any mention as a unique feature of Sony phones (and lately the HTC U11). Just consider all these millions of people that go to work every day with the Underground and pretend to be listening to music in the racket of the train without DNC. Sounds to me like a much more useful feature than perfect picture quality of my lunch for Facebook.
posted on May 30, 2017, 6:23 AM 0
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Did the Sony-skin improve over the years or is it clumsy?
posted on May 30, 2017, 2:51 AM 0
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If the phone was more bezel-less, is it hard to use on one hand? Does the bezels make it easier for one hand use? Or it's better for two hands.
posted on May 30, 2017, 2:55 AM 0
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How is camera quality compared to previous Xperia z5 premium and compared to the s8, g6 & iPhone 7plus. And also how loud are the stereo speakers compared to previous Xperia, ZTE Axon 7 and Alcatel idol 4s.
posted on May 30, 2017, 3:19 AM 0
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The camera quality is really great, the HDR is working much better and there is no distortion at the edges of the photos (barrel effect). the speakers are well balanced, the stereo effect is awesome, it's not extremely loud but the sound is rich and loud enough.
posted on May 30, 2017, 10:09 AM 0
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Is it true that the side trim is made from a nylon like material instead of metal? And how does this material feel in the hand, cheap or premium?
posted on May 30, 2017, 4:33 AM 0
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Even on the XZ, you can't tell if the sides are metal or plastic, but it's actually plastic
posted on May 31, 2017, 2:57 AM 0
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The 4K screen will be always on when web browsing, that means it will consume a lot of battery when I browse with Chrome? Is it always-on 4K display?? or like Z5 premium only in video app?
posted on May 30, 2017, 5:10 AM 0
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Phone has 4K. But depends on the app you are using. 99,9999999% of apps do not run 2K nor 4K. Sony can give 4K support for their apps, but not third part apps. Developers have to give support. QHD phones do not show QHD apps
posted on May 30, 2017, 6:08 AM 0
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Is it Ps4 compatible only? Or can I connect a PS3 as well? Can I play PS games while being far away? Would be cool if I can play PS games while at work :p
posted on May 30, 2017, 5:23 AM 0
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Everyday battery life?
posted on May 30, 2017, 5:46 AM 0
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How's the Camera of the XZ Premium compared to the last year flagship XZ? Is there a major change on the camera algorithm? How's the camera cover of the XZ Premium? Is it made up of plastic or glass?
posted on May 30, 2017, 5:52 AM 0
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