Sony Xperia XZ Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the Sony Xperia XZ, by Sony

- Analysis by KJ David

One of Sony's highest-specked Xperias, the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ, which, despite not rocking a QHD-1440p display (it has an FHD-1080p resolution) and coming with only 2900mAh of raw battery power -- several of its rivals boast roughly-4000mAh battery packs in comparison, is a big step forward for the brand's flagship X-series.

Its biggest pros come from the imaging department, particularly, a 23-megapixel 4K-video hybrid-AF rear camera with a triple image sensing technology and a 13-megapixel f/2.0 low-light selfie cam . Powering those premium-class cameras is a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU (2.2GHz maximum clock rate) coupled with a 3GB RAM .

The XZ's flagship specs also include a 64GB (32GB for single-SIM version) memory expandable by up whopping 256GB , a fingerprint sensor stealthily embedded into its side home key , and an IP68/IP65 splash-ready housing . Moreover, it brings back Sony's signature PS4 Remote Play software alongside Qnovo Adaptive Charging , the latter trying to make up for its relatively low power cap.

As a run-through, the Sony Xperia XZ could have done better than a 2900mAh battery, but for users looking for a high-performance multimedia smartphone, its assortment of pros and cons is just what the doctor ordered.

On-paper Review rating:


Huge screen:

The screen is big, making it a phablet: 5.2 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels means about 11.55 square inches and an image sharpness of at least 423.84 dots per inch (DPI)!

The Sony Xperia XZ claims a spectacular 23-megapixel camera.

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Top-of-the-line camera:

The Xperia XZ is boasts and exceptional 23-megapixel camera. It also includes the following options: Fast capture, HDR photo, Low-light photo (up to ISO 12800), SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization).

Above-average selfie cam:

The 13-megapixel selfie cam offers an above-decent resolution.


It is described as more resistant to water, dust and shocks.

NFC touch-less technology:

NFC can be used for electronic payment systems and other uses.


It has the Miracast technology, a system that lets you share your display with a TV

Quad microprocessor:

Not only does it have a 2.2GHz processor clock speed, but it also has 4 cores.

Cons or Not-so-great Features:

Is there a built-in HDMI port?:

The Sony Xperia XZ can record HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) clips. Awesome! But we couldn't determine whether it had an HDMI port or not. Granted, HDMI (which lets you connect to your HDTV), is not an absolute necessity, but it seems like a desirable feature on an HD phone.

We were unable to find informatiion about its weight...

Unknown weight:

It's frustrating that we were not able to find information about its weight.

** This phone is also known as: Sony XZ

*** These pros and cons are computer-generated based on our algorithm and the data we have on file for this cell phone. If you find an error, please let us know.

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