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Sony Xperia XZ
5.2"
1080 x 1920 pixels
23 MP
13 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core, 2150 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2900 mAh (17.5h 3G talk time)
Announced: Sep 1, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Oct 2, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM*

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The Sony Xperia XZ is the flagship of the Xperia X series, and is most probably Sony's best Android phone to date. As such, it combines top-notch hardware and refined software in a premium-grade package, all with the familiar, yet distinct style Sony's handsets are known for. The build material of choice, named Alkaleido, provides durability and style. On the hardware side of things, a high-end Snapdragon chip delivers plenty of processing power. And the camera combines Sony's latest technologies for superior detail, color accuracy, and focusing precision.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (7.1, 7.0, 6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.68 oz (161 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 68
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Pink, Blue

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 424 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 71.00 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup23 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 24 mm
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.3"
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Laser, Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Features:
      • Time-lapse video, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 21.5 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2900 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 11.70 hours
      the average is 21 h (1240 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 19 days (450 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 17.50 hours
      the average is 18 h (1091 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 25.4 days (610 hours)
      the average is 23 days (559 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 24.6 days (590 hours)
      the average is 18 days (427 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 78.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 11.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Sep 2016

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony F8331, Sony F8332


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia XZ Dual (Model F8332)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 50 GB
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots, Shared with microSD

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Xperia XZ specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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