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If you are ready to spend your money on a quality smartphone the Sony Xperia XZ premium is the right choice for you.The phone was announced back in February at the WMC 2017,the XZ Premium is a bigger version of the XZ with improved specs.

It has a “glass loop” surface, which means the glass continues all the way around the device, with metal caps on only the top and bottom.


According to  Sony’s Bravia TV technology,the phones brightness,colour and clarity is exceptional ,the phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2160 pixels by 3840 pixels with gorilla glass 5 protection.The Xperia XZ Premium’s display also supports mobile 4K resolution HDR features.

Now for the camera the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 19MP camera with a lot of clever features. For a start, it can record slow motion footage at 960fps, which is a smartphone first. The XZ Premium also has a 13MP front-facing camera, so you can take more detailed selfies than most rival phones are capable of.

The camera features also includes Plus Predictive Capture, which automatically starts buffering images when it detects motion, even before you press the button, to ensure you don’t miss the moment.



It has a Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB of DDR4 memory and it comes with an octa-core CPU with the latest Kyro cores, four at 2.45GHz and four at 1.9GHz. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Sony’s own UI.


The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is ideally positioned to line up with your finger when you’re holding the phone.It is also IP68 certified, which means it’s dust proof and water resistant to 1.5 metres deep for up to 30 minutes.

The phone comes with a USB 3.1 connection which means file transfers are 10 times quicker than USB 2.0 with a transfer speed of up to 5Gbps, and a USB Type-C port for easy charging.




The Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with a 3,230mAh battery, it uses Qnovo Adaptive Charging to monitor your phone’s battery health and make sure it isn’t overworked.

There is also a battery feature called “Smart Stamina technology” which maximizes the battery  and estimates how long your current battery will last based on your normal usage and warns you if you’re going to run out of power later that day

There’s also something called Battery Care that charges your phone to 90%, waits, then charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time. This is designed to protect your battery and keep it healthy up to twice as long.


  • Release date:February 2017
  • Form factor:Touchscreen
  • Dimensions (mm):156.00 x 77.00 x 7.90
  • Weight (g):191.00
  • Battery capacity (mAh):3230
  • Removable battery:No
  • Colours:Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black
  • SAR value:NA
  • Screen size (inches):5.50
  • Touchscreen:Yes
  • Resolution:2160×3840 pixels
  • Processor:octa-core
  • Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM:4GB
  • Internal storage:64GB
  • Expandable storage:Yes
  • Expandable storage:microSD
  • Expandable storage:256 GB
  • Rear camera:19-megapixel
  • Flash:Yes
  • Front camera:13-megapixel
  • Operating System:Android 7.0
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Wi-Fi standards supported:802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS:Yes
  • Bluetooth:Yes, v 5.00
  • NFC:Yes
  • Infrared:No
  • USB OTG:Yes
  • Headphones:3.5mm
  • FM:No
  • Number of SIMs:2
  • SIM 1:Nano-SIM
  • 3G:Yes
  • 4G/ LTE:Yes
  • SIM 2:Nano-SIM
  • 3G:Yes
  • 4G/ LTE:Yes
  • Compass/ Magnetometer:Yes
  • Proximity sensor:Yes
  • Accelerometer:Yes
  • Ambient light sensor:Yes
  • Gyroscope:Yes
  • Barometer:Yes
  • Temperature sensor:No


The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is not yet available in Nigeria,when available you can get it at any of the online stores.The price for the device will be around $799 which will definitely challenge the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 plus in terms of cost.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is available for pre-order,it will arrive in Europe and the UK on June 2 while pre-order starts on June 12 in the US.


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