Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium (SIM Free / UK)

As the name implies the XZ Premium has a specification list that is something special.

Most notably, the Motion Eye camera that adorns the back of the device.

A 4K HDR display provides an immersive display whilst Android 7 gives you all the benefits of the mobile operating system.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

  • Android 7 (Nougat) Operating System
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • 5.5” 4K HDR display 
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 3230mAh battery
  • Quick charge 3.0
  • Water resistant – IP65/68 rated it can be immersed in fresh water to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes
  • 19-megapixel rear camera
  • 13-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G connectivity
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hi-Res audio support
  • PS4 remote play

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony UCH12 Mains Quick Charge 3.0 (UK 3-pin)
  • Sony UCB20 USB Type-C Data Cable
  • Sony MH750 earphones
  • Documentation

What is Android Enterprise Recommended?

Android Enterprise Recommended makes it simple for businesses to confidently select, deploy and manage Android devices and services that meet elevated enterprise requirements validated by Google. 

With Android Enterprise Recommended, enjoy consistent deployment, management and user features that make it easier to deploy, scale and support Android. Android Enterprise Recommended helps you cut down on support costs and spend less time deploying and servicing devices.

Android Enterprise Recommended helps ensure devices are up to date with regular security patches delivered within 90 days. Android Enterprise Recommended devices are also guaranteed to get at least one additional major OS update. 

The following Sony Xperia devices are part of the Android Enterprise Recommended initiative: Xperia XZ1Xperia XZ1 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact.

Overview

The XZ Premium looks and feels just as high end as the name itself.

Design

Seamless flowing lines of the Gorilla Glass 5 surfaces offer a sleek exterior that houses a series of internal specifications that put the XZ at the top of the field for smartphone technology 2017.

The top and bottom edges have been diamond cut and the stainless steel camera lens ring offers a premium appearance.

Built into the power button is a super fast fingerprint sensor that when programmed, only authorised users, in other words, you, can access the content on your smartphone. Confirming your identity extremely quickly it is no hassle to have the extra level of protection.

Like many other premium smartphones, the XZ Premium is IP65/68 rated. Protected against water spills and dust, you can even take calls in the rain. In fact, the XZ will even survive immersion in fresh water to a depth of 1.5 metres for 30 minutes.

Camera

With the Motion Eye camera that is built into the XZ Premium, it is possible to record video at a whopping 960 frames per second for playback some many times slower than any other smartphone to bring a new dimension to your video capture.

4K recording is present, as you would expect from the 19-megapixel sensor.

Predictive capture stays one step ahead of the action, it starts buffering images even before you have even pressed the button and there is a physical camera shutter button as well as the on-screen shutter.

The new memory-stacked Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor has 5x faster image scanning, for sharper motion images whilst the redesigned G Lens captures detail and texture accurately, for higher optical clarity from corner to corner. And Sony has upgraded their renowned BIONZ for mobile intelligent image-processor, giving you more accurate motion detection and faster image processing.

With bigger pixels than previous models, the Xperia XZ Premium captures more detail and light in every picture.
HDR photos, 8x digital zoom, SteadyShot and 0.5-second quick launch and capture, as well as manual, are all extra features built into the XZ Premium. Together all of these improvements deliver images that are more detailed, better lit and overall more impressive than cameras found in previous devices.

4K HDR Display

As the world's first smartphone with a 4K HDR display the XZ Premiums screen provides an exceptional definition, colour and contrast.

Using Sony BRAVIA TV technology, the Xperia XZ Premium plays 4K HDR content that’s so clear and lifelike, it takes your breath away.

As is to be expected images are adjusted to reduce noise and ensure an overall smoother and clearer on-screen image.

TRILUMINOS display for mobile is a unique technology embedded into the XZ that can produce about 138% of the colour spectrum that standard displays show. Every hue is beautifully intense and vivid, bringing images and movie clips to life. More shades mean more realism in every image, so even subtle changes in colour can have a dramatic result on the accuracy of the on-screen image and affect the way you view a scene.

Sound

Sony is not a just manufacturer of smartphones, it produces TVs, audio-visual equipment, cameras and more. Such a broad portfolio of products means expertise can be easily used in other parts of their business and the smartphone division has taken advantage of this with the XZ Premium.

Hi-Res audio support is included meaning you can enjoy music in more detail whilst DSEE HX lifts even compressed audio files to a new level so that they sound more like they would in the studio.

LDAC is a technology developed by Sony that provides an enhanced audio experience with media transmitted by Bluetooth. Transferring up to 3 times as much data, the result is richer, clearer audio.

Stereo speakers on the front of the XZ Premium, coupled with the S-Force Surround Sound technology, provide you with a three-dimensional sound field when headphones are not connected. If you want to connect headphones the 3.5 mm headphone jack has been retained.

Performance

Premium performance is a guarantee on the XZ with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

From making calls to sending emails to sharing media and playing games on the go, this generation of processor delivers stunning graphics and industry-leading performance, with battery life in mind.

4GB RAM keeps you multi-tasking efficiently too.

64GB of storage is built into the Premium, but this can be expanded further with a MicroSD card of, up to, 256GB.

Connectivity

Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 4G and DLNA are some of the wireless technologies built into the XZ from Sony.

Via WiFi, you can connect to your PS4 and play console games on your smartphone, thanks to Remote Play.

For physical charging and data connectivity, you have a USB Type-C 3.1 port on the base of the phone which can be used to not only transfer content between the phone and a computer but also charge the built-in battery 3230mAh battery quickly when using the Quick Charger UCH12W.

All day battery life is possible but for the most power-hungry of users, STAMINA mode goes above and beyond the Android Operating Systems battery saving technologies, predicting your power levels, warning you and giving you the facility to adjust the power settings on the phone.

Stock Origin & Compatibility

All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.

Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.

Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.

EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.

Operating System
Android
Version
7.0 (Nougat), update to 9.0 (Oreo)
Custom Skin
Sony UI
Processor
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
Speed
Octa Core (4x 2.45 GHz & 4x 1.9 GHz)
GPU
Adreno 540
Expansion Slot
Yes
Type
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
512 GB
Internal Storage
64 GB
RAM
4 GB
Display
5.46"
Type
IPS LCD
Resolution
3840 x 2160 (~807 ppi)
Other
HDR10 compliant, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Rear Camera
19 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.3", 1.22um, predictive PDAF & laser AF
Flash & Focus
LED Flash
Other
HDR, Panorama, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
13 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
f/2.0, 22mm (wide), 1/3", 1.12um
Flash & Focus
Other
Battery
3,230 mAh
Type
Non-removable Li-ion
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500
5G Bands
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
NFC
Yes
FM Radio
No
Power Port
USB Type-C
Data Port
USB Type-C
Audio Port
3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard
No
Trackpad
No
Buttons
Power, Volume, Camera
Fingerprint Sensor
Side-mounted
Other Controls
Location Technologies
GPS / GLONASS / BDS / Galileo
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Accelerometer
Yes
Digital Compass
Yes
Gyro
Yes
Light Sensor
Yes
Dimensions
156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
Weight
195 g (6.88 oz)
Software
Google Play, Google Apps, Sony Themes & Apps
Other
IP65/IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)