The premium upgrade for the Sony Xperia XZ hit the market at the Mobile World Congress 2017, and it brought with it several of the rumored leaks and of course, it is a premium 4K smartphone. Recall that the phone had found its way online before its official unveiling and had promised so much more with a premium design sported and some top of the line specs added on.
Sony, however, got its fans covered for a 4K smartphone to start the year with as the Xperia XZ premium comes some months after it released its last smartphone into the market. The great thing about the Xperia XZ Premium, however, remains the stunning design along with matching premium specs under the hood to match.
The Xperia XZ which won the best new smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 comes with an update and some new features which include the premium design carrying the new Sony trademark, OminBalance. The device which is arguably the best design yet from Sony regarding aluminum comes with a layer of the Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D layered on top of the frame for added protection and a beautiful yet balanced look.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium measures an incredibly thin 7.9mm and is available in two color variants including the Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome sporting the waterproof technology on it along with other specs including a 5.5-inch LCD screen capable of 4K display. The display on the device which has been described as insane boasts of an incredible pixel density of 806ppi along with the premium line HDR standard feature which means the device is perhaps the most developed regarding display all around the world.
The device which sports a rather massive bezel in a time when other smartphone manufacturers are looking to thin the bezels out also features the Sony Triluminos and X-Reality technologies which according to the manufacturer is designing chiefly to improve image quality on the most advanced display ever seen so far.
On the camera front, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes into the market with a rear-facing 19MP camera and on the front panel is a 13MP camera for video calling and selfies.
Under the hood of the device comes some pretty amazing specs which include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset which Samsung was rumored to be hoarding and would be featured chiefly in the much expected Samsung Galaxy S8 device. Running with the processor for performance is the 4GB of RAM layered for speed and performance. The device is also fitted with an IP68 waterproofing feature and is powered by a 2,900mAh battery.
The battery capacity packed on the Xperia XZ Premium has however raised major brows as it appears largely small for a device capable of 4K display. On the other hand, the latest device from Sony comes rolling out with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat along with its 64GB of onboard storage memory which can be further expanded using a microSD card to up to 256GB.
The camera on the device has however been tipped to be one of the best in the market right now as the rear panel camera comes packing the Sony’s memory stacked Exmor RS sensor. The feature allows the device to scan images and transfer data as much as five times better than in other smartphones.