Sony Xperia XZ Premium: The World’s First Mobile Phone with 4K HDR Display
The Xperia XZ Premium available Now for pre-order online and in stores in the UAE
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR Display is Already Official and is Accompanied by the Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra
When it all becomes Wow!
THE XPERIA XZ PREMIUM INCLUDES THE NEW MOTION EYE, A CAMERA SO ADVANCED THAT CAPTURES INVALUABLE MOVEMENTS FOR THE HUMAN EYE. THANKS TO ITS UNIFIED DESIGN, INCREDIBLE 4K HDR SCREEN AND SMART FEATURES, IT IS SONY’s MOST UP-TO-DATE SMARTPHONE.
The Japanese manufacturer has just Announced four New Devices including the new Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones, Xperia XA1 and Xperia Xa1 Ultra; and a Projected Touch Screen, the Xperia Touch.
If we remember, the company presented last September the Sony Xperia XZ; and although by the name, we can think that the new Sony Xperia XZ Premium could arrive to replace the XZ.
The company has wanted to make it clear that it is not and that the new Terminal comes to provide a premium experience on the model presented a few months ago; but that yes, will be the top model of the company in 2017.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
A Cinema Screen
Undoubtedly, what will be the top Sony range this year has been the model; that has generated more excitement in the world and in Dubai UAE.
As far as design is concerned, Sony follows more or less the same line as in the XZ as it maintains some forms and details; but the screen of the XZ Premium is 5.5 inches 4K (700 nits), ideal for playing content In 4K Resolution; and with the ability to rescalar that content that does not reach this resolution.
The terminal is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 for the entire housing, both front and rear; curved edges included.
Inside, the new Sony Xperia XZ Premium is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory; that can be extended by microSD cards.
Super Slow Motion
But the screen is not the only point that highlights this Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The main camera has also improved over its predecessor. And it has done so including the latest improvements that Sony has worked on.
We talk about a sensor change and the technology that includes that makes you gain in quality. Even when it has reduced the number of megapixels.
Elements that in the end are summarized in photos of higher quality and detail, both in color and in definition. Also in places with low light. But what is most striking is its video in super slow motion.
And it is that it increases the quality of this function far above what other mobiles are capable of doing. Something that equates this sensor to the professional photography cameras of today.
Sony’s Exmor Image Sensor
Specifically we are talking about the 19-inch Exmor RS sensor that Sony has included in its lens. Leave behind the 23 inches of original XZ, but opting for a pixel size of 1 / 2.3 inches. This translates into a larger sensor’s surface area to collect more light, information and detail.
That is, more definition and quality for the captures, although their number of pixels is smaller. Regarding previous sensors, Sony has achieved more brightness, better black definition; less noise in photographs and better textures.
Speaking of Sony, one of the strengths of the terminal is undoubtedly the camera; which this time comes with a new concept, the Motion Eye: A feature that allows recording to super slow camera or super slow motion; 960 fps at 720p while at 4k still recording at 30 fps. A feature that is possible thanks to the new sensor introduced by Sony Electronics recently; and is the first sensor for slow motion with internal memory.
This super slow motion function can be activated from the camera’s own interface; since an icon can be activated on the trigger button.
Therefore, it is possible to be recording normal and at some point activate the recording in slow motion; by pressing on that option without having to activate any other special mode or use any auxiliary application.
In addition, you can repeat the action as many times as you want, yes, we will always get blocks of 960 fps of 2 seconds maximum recording; that are transformed into 6 seconds of playing time.
Another special feature of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium sensor is that having memory provides predictive capture.
This means that when the sensor detects movement, even before we shoot the photo; it automatically launches a burst of 4 photos that will be combined with the ones we will do later in order to choose the best one.
The Highest Image Quality
Of course the image quality is superior to its previous version. And not only by resolution; the high dynamic range or HDR has a lot to do. With it there are many more intervals between the shadows and the lights of an image.
In this way, and as with human eyes, colors, shapes and elements are better identified in the image.
The other great advantage of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium lens is the technology it includes. Its hardware includes its own RAM memory that streamlines data transmission. This means taking advantage of several key functions that define the camera activity. On one side is the above mentioned super slow motion.
While other mobiles can record at this level of detail at 420 frames per second; this improved Sony sensor reaches 960 fps. Slow motion even more detailed, no jumps and images of any movement neatly at a HD resolution of 720 pixels.
Of course, you can only record two seconds to super slow motion; getting a video of six seconds in playback.
The good thing is that this function is integrated into the standard video recording mode. Thanks to the aforementioned vRAM memory included in the sensor, the data is managed and sent in a faster way. This improves the perception of the objective to avoid deformation of the moving image.
In addition, it allows to use what in Sony call Predictive Capture. This means taking up to four photos at the time of shooting automatically. Then, the service itself is responsible for finding the photo with more definition and quality.
In this way you get detailed photographs even if you do not shoot with precision.
The camera for Selfies, on the other hand, also improves its quality. In this lens we find a 13 megapixel sensor with a size of 1 / 3.06 inches each. Its wide-angle lens is 22 millimeters and features an aperture of f / 2.0. Something that helps the selfies to be bright; defined and in which a whole group.
In short, you gain color representation, definition and final quality of the image. An element with which to enjoy to the maximum of games and contents thought for this technology; like some series and films of Netflix.
Of course, Sony has not neglected other usual aspects in its most remarkable mobiles. We talk about TRILUMINOS technology, with which to form a really bright and colorful image.
In fact, it has a sRGB color representation of 138 percent, so it is capable of displaying many more colors than other devices; hitting the tone in each case more realistically.
High Sophisticated Tech
This panel also features the dynamic contrast enhancement, which enhances blacks, with more depth and clarity in the colors. All this is powered by X-Reality technology, which works to make the final image quality surprising.
Qualities that may have created the best mobile screen on the market in terms of specifications; although we will have to try it first hand.
It also has an improved anti-distortion system to prevent some deformed effects by movement in a photo; thanks to a much faster sweep (up to 5 times) that does to avoid it.
This top of the range Sony has a redesigned lens that offers better texture; 50% less noise in pictures made in low light situations and 19% more light.
A feature to note are the new Xperia Actions modes, which will be able to make the smartphone itself can learn from the habits of the user; to configure one way or another in certain circumstances like lowering the brightness of the screen at night, Mute the sound, turn off the GPS when it is not needed, etc.
Power to Last
In Sony have not wanted to stay behind as far as brains in this Xperia XZ Premium. And to please lovers of logical power have included the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It is the most powerful processor on the market right now; shared with other terminals such as the Samsung Galaxy S8.
A commitment to power for the most demanding, and necessary to give fluidity and ease to a terminal; that must process large amount of data. Do not forget that it has a powerful photo sensor and a 4K screen.
So, the 8 64-bit cores of this processor can manage everything that is put ahead. Four of these cores run at 2.5 GHz to respond to heavier processes. The other four stay at 1.9 GHz, for situations where you do not have to give so much the size. Not surprising is the choice of 4 GB of RAM that accompany this brain.
Enough to offer ease, but aim low if we compare this mobile with other top of the range that already bet for the 6 GB. In any case, more than enough for any task to work without jerks.
The battery incorporates technology Qnovo and Battery Care to ensure that in two years will not lower capacity and is able to analyze usage patterns to adapt times and charge.
At Sony have thought that accompanying your XZ Premium with an assistant was necessary to get the most out of the terminal. However, instead of creating an entity with which to interact, they have implemented intelligent actions.
Thus, the mobile learns from the habits of the user and adapts to their needs and tastes at every moment.
Issues such as activating the alarm and lowering the brightness of the screen at night. Or turn off notifications during work hours. Or activate bluetooth when you are going to do sports automatically.
Elements that modify the normal operation of the terminal at different times of the day; according to the activity and habitual actions of the user.
A Sharp Design
The Japanese company has given a twist to the design of its terminal. Although it takes from the Xperia Z5 its bright appearance; and its reflections, its contours are no longer rounded. They call it diamond cut, although it is a little successful bevel, in our judgment.
While the sides are fully curved, offering a feeling of not quite sure grip, the upper and lower ends have sharp edges. Something that hardly modifies the usual Sony design, and that seems not to fit completely in general lines.
Together, the terminal offers premium sensations thanks to the front and rear glass and the metal chassis. Of course it is better to have really clean hands and free of fat.
And is that, although its silver version has a mirror effect, it is impossible to see the image through the prints. In this respect, the model in black finishes is much more suffered.
Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra
The Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are the other two models of smartphones that Sony has introduced in the MWC 2017.
The Xperia XA1 has an aluminum frame and polymer on the back, 5-inch screen and resolution Of 720 pixels; is equipped with the same camera as the Xperia Z5 with 23 megapixel sensor, 40% larger than the Xperia XA and has no fingerprint sensor.
It is powered by a MediaTek MTK6757 processor accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage capacity that can be extended with microSD card.
The Xperia XA1 Ultra features a 6-inch Full HD (1080 pixels) display, offers an average full-day Autonomy and features an OIS front camera flash; and a smart self-shooting mode that lets you shoot a photo Just close to yourself.
It is also powered by the MediaTek processor but this time it is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM.
The Battery Autonomy
The Sony xperia xz premium gives you all the load you need. but in those days where you consume more battery than normal, do not wait until it reaches a low level to warn you.
Instead; the smart stamina mode is advanced so you have the battery charged throughout the day.
How smart STAMINA mode works?
Predict your battery levels
The Xperia XZ Premium accurately estimates how long the battery will last depending on how you normally use your phone.
Let you know in advance
If it detects that you are going to run out of battery during the day, it alerts you to activate the STAMINA mode.
It makes the battery last longer
STAMINA mode reduces battery consumption to last the whole day. Choose from three levels of energy savings.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium’s Technical Specs
|Screen||4.5, 4K, 3840 × 2160 pixels (801dpi)|
|Main Camera||19 megapixel, 4K video, 5 axis stabilizer, predictive capture|
|Camera for selfies||13 megapixels, f / 2.0, Full HD video, wide angle|
|Extension||MicroSD up to 256 GB|
|Processor and RAM||Eight cores at 2.5 GHz, 1.9 GB|
|Battery||3.230 mAh, fast charge 3, load without deterioration|
|Connections||BT 4.2, GPS, USB 3.1 type C, NFC, WIFI MIMO|
|Design||Metal and glass, IP68 certified, fingerprint reader, Gorilla Glass 5|
|Dimensions||156 x 77 x 7.9 mm (195 grams)|
|Featured Features||Smart Actions, Super Slow Motion, Predictive Capture|
|Release date||Coming soon|
|Estimated Price||2,700+ Dh = $750+ USD|
Comparison of Sony Xperia XZ VS Xperia XZ Premium: What’s the Difference?
|SONY XPERIA XZ PREMIUM||SONY XPERIA XZ|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 835 octa-core 2.5 Ghz + 1.9 Ghz|
|Snapdragon 820 four-core 2.15 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4||3 GB LPDDR4|
|SOFTWARE||Android 7.1||Android 6.0 upgradeable to 7.0|
|CAMERAS||Rear: 19 MP, MOTION EYE, Superslow motion, 4K video|
Front: 13 MP
|Rear: 23 MP, phase detection, f2.0|
Front: 13 MP
|BATTERY||3230 mAh||2900 mAh|
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Release Date and Expected Price
The Xperia XZ Premium is now available for pre-orders online and in stores and in the UAE at a Price to be determined; but likely to be in the range of 2,700+ AED = $750+ USD.
There will be no different versions with 32GB and 64 GB of memory.
With respect to the Date of Arrival in the market and its prices, we can only say that the three models, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra will be on the market.