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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs & Price

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is another flagship unveiled at the 2017 edition of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It comes loaded with a lot of ground breaking specs including a cutting-edge camera and 4K HDR display. Sony Xperia XZ Premium also offers the new high performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset for smooth performance.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Key Specs & Features

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 2160 x 3840 pixels (807ppi)
  • 4K HDR Display
  • 4G LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Dual 19MP Rear Camera and 13MP Front Camera
  • 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side)
  • 3230 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

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Design, Display and Camera

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium features a beautiful glass design. The phone is covered in glass all round, except for the top and bottom sides that are metallic. The glass cover is built on the tough Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which can survive a 1.6 metre free fall most of the time.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium offers a brilliant 5.5-inch display. The smartphone’s display comes from the same stock as Sony’s Bravia TV with TRILUMINOS built-in. However, this is not all that makes the display of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium great. The display offers 2160 x 3840 pixels resolution and supports 4K HDR.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium sports a 19 megapixels camera on the back. The camera features laser and predictive phase detection autofocus. The camera incorporates Motion Eye, a new technology that allows capture of the most subtle details with an outstanding 960 frames per second.

This means that videos shot at this frame rate can be played in super slow motion, at a rate four times slower than other smartphones. Sony Xperia XZ Premium sports a 13 megapixels front facing camera. It is also dust proof and waterproof.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a fingerprint sensor located on the right side, the first side fingerprint sensor we have seen. The sensor is built into the power button.

Hardware and Software

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is powered by the high performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The chipset sports two quad-core processors clocked at 2.45GHz and 1.9GHz respectively. The processor will run resource-intensive games and apps smoothly, but its most talked about feature is the integrated LTE modem capable of up to 1Gbps download speeds.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It offers a USB Type C port (USB 3.1), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and 4G LTE. Thanks to its processor, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium will offer up to 1024 Mbps (1Gbps) download speeds on 4G LTE.

In Nigeria, Sony Xperia XZ Premium will support LTE on all networks including Glo, MTN, Etisalat, NTel, Smile, and InterC. Buyers in Kenya and Ghana are also covered as far as LTE is concerned. The phone will support playing games on the Sony PS4.

Pricing and availability

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is not yet available in Nigeria, it is expected to begin its global launch in late Spring (i.e before the end of June). We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, or any country for that matter. When available, Sony Xperia XZ Premium Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 250,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium:

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General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.45GHz quad-core & 1.9GHz quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black
  • Dimension: 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 2160 x 3840 pixels (807ppi), HDR10
  • Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 19MP Camera, 2160p @30fps ultra HD 4k Video, 720p @960 fps
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, Predictive PDAF & Laser Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 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)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 1024Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes (Stereo)
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3230 mAh Battery (Non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes (Quick Charge 3.0)

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: March 2nd, 2017

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