Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia XZ Premium
- Android 7 (Nougat) Operating System – The latest version of the OS with Google services and apps pre-installed with access to many more via the Play Store
- 64GB internal storage – Plenty of space to store apps and other media
- 4GB RAM – Do more with less lag and slow down
- MicroSD memory card slot – Expand the storage options on the handset
- 5.5” 4K HDR display – A super rich and immersive screen with immense detail and clarity
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 – Scratches and impacts are resisted front and back thanks to this toughened glass
- 3230mAh battery – All day battery life with battery saving technology built in
- Quick charge 3.0 – When you need power, charge faster
- 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 – Capture great pictures and video with 4K recording, 8x digital zoom, steady shot, super slow motion and quick captures facilities
- 13-megapixel front facing camera – Stabilised with great images even in low light
- 4G connectivity – Download quickly on the go and remain connected
- Bluetooth 5.0 – For fast, reliable connection to peripherals
- USB Type-C – The reversible connector makes for simple cable connections
- Fingerprint sensor – Secure your device from unwanted access, but unlock quickly too
- Hi-Res audio support – Listen to music in more detail
- PS4 remote play – Play your PlayStation 4 from your smartphone – from anywhere, providing you and your PS4 have internet connectivity
The XZ Premium looks and feels just as high end as the name itself.
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.
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 delivers 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Android 7.0 is the latest version of the popular mobile operating system that is installed on the XZ.
From the moment you switch the device on you have access to lots of great software features from Google and Sony.
Sign into a Google account you already have or create one in just a few moments and the capabilities of the XZ Premium are further enhanced as your contacts, calendar appointments, applications and more become available to you.
Access the Google Play store for your favourite third party applications and services.
Within less than 10 minutes you can be up and running.
Sony also put on plenty of their own customisations that allow you to get more value from this 4G enabled handset.
In fact, the device can learn from you and make your life that little bit easier.
Some people mute their phone and reduce brightness before they go to bed. Others increase brightness and turn on Bluetooth during the day. Whatever unique things you like to do, Xperia Actions offers to do them for you.
You don’t have to know everything about your phone to enjoy it. But as your Xperia XZ Premium gets to know you, it offers you handy advice about the features you’re using. Just simple, occasional tips that help you use your phone to the fullest.
The Xperia XZ Premium even learns which apps you use the most. And by automatically deactivating unused apps and clearing the cache, it always gives you its fastest, smoothest performance.
The XZ Premium is a smartphone like no other; the world's first with a 4K HDR display and a list of features that leaves many other smartphones behind.
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
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)
156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (6.14 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
195 g (6.88 oz)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
5.46 inches (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio)
3840 x 2160 pixels (~807 ppi pixel density)
Yes, up to 10 fingers
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- HDR10 compliant
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, EIS (gyro), predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash,
1/2.3" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
2160p@30fps, 720p@960fps, HDR,
13 MP, f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Yes, with stereo speakers
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
5.0, A2DP, aptX, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
Non-removable Li-Ion 3230 mAh battery
Standard Warranty Period:
1 month for devices including smartphones and tablets.
90 days for audio/video products including speakers, headphones, headsets, cameras.
60 days for wearables and smart gadgets including smart watches, fitness trackers and gadgets.
Warranty period take effects from the date when the shipping invoice is issued.
PDAPlaza provides a 1 month repair warranty for devices (accessories including batteries do not carry any warranty). The terms and conditions for a standard 1 month warranty are as follows:
If the goods are found to be faulty within 14 days, customers are entitled for either a full refund or replacement. Any item may be returned for any reason within 14 days from the date of dispatch. If you want to return the goods which are NON-DEFECTIVE within the 14 days period, please note that the returns should be in AS NEW CONDITION with FULL PACKING and DOCUMENTATION. If the goods are not in AS NEW condition or missing any packaging or damaged packaging, we reserve the right to refuse refund or a restocking fee of up to 20% will be charged depending on the condition of the returned goods. Delivery costs will not be refunded. To return the goods, please contact our Customer Service to request an RMA and follow the instructions to authorise the return of goods. Please refer to the Returns section below for details.
If the goods are found to be faulty after 14 days and within 1 month of purchase, the customer can send the faulty goods to our office, together with relevant invoice and PDAPlaza can arrange for repair services. Post fault investigation and within the specified warranty period, PDAPlaza repair service will be actioned at our discretion (please see Exclusions below) within 30 working days, at no cost to the customer. If PDAPlaza cannot repair the item within this period we will supply the customer with a suitable B-Stock item. If we do not have suitable B-Stock to replace we will source an equal alternative upon agreement with the customer or offer credit for the next purchase. For repair services covered by the warranty, the cost of shipping the goods back to the customer will be borne by PDAPlaza. Please contact our Customer Service to request an RMA and follow the instructions to authorise the return of goods. Please refer to the Returns section below for details.
If the goods are found to be faulty after 1 month of purchase, the customer can send the faulty goods to our office, PDAPlaza will arrange for repair services. Customer has to bear the repair costs. PDAPlaza will test the faulty unit and will provide a quote to the customer and if the customer agrees, we will proceed to repair the faulty unit as we see fit. If not, this will be communicated and the device will be returned to the customer, unrepaired. There will be a nominal shipping and handling charge on top of the repair charges. Shipping charges for returning the items shall be borne by the customers if they decide against repair.
Standard Warranty Coverage
Warranty covers the following:
A. Manufacturing software malfunction
B. Manufacturer or hardware defects
C. More than three dead pixels
Standard Warranty Exclusions:
Warranty does not cover the following:
A. Any damages unrelated to manufacturing defects.
B. Product malfunction or damage resulting from liquids or moisture.
C. CID (Customer Induced Damage) and NDF (No Defect Found). CID and NDF status will be notified to the customer when RMA inspection process is completed.
D. Software defects. Damage caused by applications or firm wares which are not compatible with the device.
E. Product has been tampered, repaired and/or modified without official permission. Tampering, rooting, modification or removal of the serial number label shall immediately void the applicable warranty.
Inspection and return shipping fee will be charged at the customer expense when the above causes of RMA return damages are present.
* Please note that for returns of water-resistant device, we cannot guarantee continued water-resistance after opening up the device.