Sony Xperia XZ User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.4

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Multimedia
9.7
Internet
9.9
Call quality
9.3
Battery
7.9
Reception
9.7
Display
9.1
Build quality
9.6
Text input
9.4
Everyday usage
9.1
UI speed
9.0
Camera
9.3
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buccob posted on May 18, 2017, 12:15 AM
Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

10.0

Great device for the price and features.

buccob has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

When the XZ came out it was certainly not as impressive as competing devices based on specs.... And if you take asking price into consideration, it quickly became ludicrous...

HOWEVER, after some month and the newer "s" version, the asking price for the european version (Dual Sim, 64GB, Fingerprint Enabled) can be found at less than $500 on Amazon. This price is very interesting because you are actually getting your money worth.

I am coming from an Xperia Z3 Compact and this is my first "Big" phone and it feels unwieldy, however the curved sides and flat bottom makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. I do miss the eyelet hole for wrist strap found in older Xperias, but the Ringke Fusion case solved that issue.

What I can't comment is the experience on this with an older Android version, because I immediately upgraded to the latest one. Which allegedly has worse battery life, but I really couldn't tell...

On my second day of use (after everything settled down) I got around 4 hours of SOT with a huge drain of "Phone Idle" service... However I expect this to either solve itself or fix with a firmware version. Either way, I managed to get a full day of use, from 6:30AM to 11:30PM without plugging it.

I took a point from build quality because the SIM/microSD tray is very flimsy.
The UI speed is ok, but sometimes is not as fluid as I expected.

The camera is AWESOME, a tad noisy in dark environments, however, if you know a little bit of photography, leaning it against something...  

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • - Great Balanced Phone
  • - Display is gorgeous
  • - Camera in bright conditions + Manual

Cons

  • Battery on Android 7.1.1 (maybe a bug)

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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ayub407 posted on Feb 13, 2017, 7:26 AM
Posts: 8; Member since: May 16, 2013

10.0

This is Sony's answers to the Xperia X Performence

ayub407 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

While the Xperia X Performance brought a lot of disappointments, the Xperia XZ seems to solve all those problems. The build quality is superb while the downside is that sides of the phone are made up of plastic which may not make the phone premium for its price, but it brings some durability.

Software wise, the phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with a near stock experience.

Build quality
9.0
Love the body build but weight and thickness of the phone is disappointing. Sides are made up of plastic which may not make the phone premium for its price, but it brings some durability.
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
While the camera takes good pictures in manual mode. The Superior Auto mode takes decent quality photos.
UI speed
10.0
Love the UI since it's running on a near stock Android.
Everyday usage
10.0
It's a good phone for everyday usage.
Text input
10.0
The phone utilizes swiftkey keyboard which comes pre-installed.
Display
9.0
Still uses a Full HD 1080p display while other competitors devices uses a QHD display.
Battery
8.0
Smaller Battery Capacity and doesn't last for long.

Pros

  • Dual SIM
  • 64 GB internal memory
  • Amazing Camera
  • Comfortable Screen Size
  • USB type-C
  • Software Support
  • Quick Fingerprint Sensor
  • Water and Dust Resistant
  • Excellent Camera

Cons

  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • No FM Radio
  • NFC is on the front

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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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2112jc posted on Jan 20, 2017, 2:12 PM
Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

8.0

Good Phone

2112jc has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Good phone, build quality is second to non. Battery is too small for todays phones, and lack of fingerprint reader for US is a deal breaker for this phone. Screen is nice and crisp, camera is great.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
7.0
Could'nt get VOIP or "HD Calling" to work.
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
7.0
Everyday usage
7.0
Text input
7.0
Display
9.0
Battery
6.0

Pros

  • Build is excellent

Cons

  • No US Fingerprint
  • Small Battery

1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Blogietis posted on May 21, 2018, 5:04 PM
Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

9.0

Still solid in 2018

Blogietis has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Still a solid device in 2018 while taking into a consideration that it is a 2 year old phone, I can easily recommend it because overall it is still really good - has a very comfortable placements of the finger print scanner, has dual front facing speakers, good performance, up-to date software and etc :)

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
8.0
Battery
7.0

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azharsalim posted on Apr 29, 2017, 5:08 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Apr 29, 2017

10.0

Sony Xperia XZ. Sonys Greatest Device So Far

azharsalim has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

The Best Phone I ever Used In Terms OF All
Fast Updates Faster Than Samsung.Who Is Going To Need This Cute Boy.The One Who's Usage Is Just Like An iPhone.Probably This Will Be Your Next Android Device.First Of All The Design. OHHH Its Mind Blowing A Tiny Sexy Boy. Thanks Sony So Making This A Wonderful Device

Build quality
10.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • best display
  • best battery life concerning smallest battery
  • best camera but missing the hdr+ from google
  • stereo speakers
  • water and dust resistant
  • 64 GB Internal Memory
  • stock feeling ui
  • sonys preloaded apps

Cons

  • no ir blaster
  • not a 2k display
  • 3 GB ram

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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usmanqadir posted on Feb 06, 2017, 9:05 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

9.0

Xperia XZ Drop Test

usmanqadir has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I did not find any drop test but fortunately mine survived 3 already without a mark
the design is changed and Sony have finally removed the factory installed screen protector that always got scratched and looked bad, now this is lovely without any protector.

Build quality
10.0
Dropped my Phone 3 times twice on Ceramic Tiles and one time on Asphalt Road from height of 4 feet almost each times and no visible scratch
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
9.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Dual Sim
  • Use single Sim and a Memory card
  • 64GB Built in Memory

Cons

  • Just too smooth

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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raj_143123 posted on Jan 06, 2017, 12:06 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jan 05, 2017

10.0

One of the best

raj_143123 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Xperia XZ is one of the best flagship's out there & Sony has given a wonderful phone for people looking for a quality product.
Gorgeous Display, Powerful Processor, 23 MP Amazing main camera & 13 MP secondary camera.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Gorgeous Display
  • Perfect Size (Not too Big nor small. I personally am not fond of screens size nearing tablet on a phone)
  • Amazing Camera (for people who are willing to explore manual mode)
  • Dual SIM on a flagship
  • Metal finished body is just wonderful
  • USB type C
  • Water and Dust Resistant
  • 64 GB Internal and Extendable upto 256GB

Cons

  • Not for people who stay on auto mode in camera and complain...
  • Nothing

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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