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In a nutshell

  • 5.5-inch screen with first 4K HDR display
  • 19MP camera with Motion Eye™ Technology
  • 64GB internal storage extendable to 256GB with microSD
  • Available in Chrome and Black colours

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The XZ Premium has got it all. The 4K HDR screen looks incredible and you can shoot some really creative slow-mo videos with the 19MP camera.”

What Users Say

4.8 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Nougat 7.0

  • Camera

    19 Megapixels

  • Display

    5.5 inches

  • Storage

    Available in 64GB

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  • Game-changing display

    Sony has introduced the same technology used on its BRAVIA TVs to a smartphone screen. Introducing the first mobile 4K HDR display, measuring 5.5-inches.

  • Motion Eye™ camera

    With the 19MP camera, you can shoot super-slow motion video at an incredible 960fps. And Sony’s predictive capture means you can experience more on screen than the human eye can see, promising top-drawer image quality every time.

  • Life-protected

    Certified as IP68, the Xperia XZ Premium is fully water and dust-resistant.

  • High quality performance

    The XZ Premium’s speed and power is down to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 processor. There’s even a secondary processor specifically for the camera, making the super-slow motion capture possible.

Design and display

A world-first

The 4K HDR screen on the Xperia XZ Premium is a massive jump for mobile. Using the same technology that’s in Sony’s BRAVIA TVs, the picture quality is incredible. And, through a partnership with Amazon Prime Video, you’re able to stream 4K content straight to the mobile. 

Build quality

Available in two colours, the XZ Premium looks stunning – featuring rounded edges, diamond-cut corners, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection all-round. If that’s not enough, it’s also safe in 1.5m of fresh water, with IP68 certification – the highest protection available to mobile. 

Camera

Time to slow down

The 19MP sensor has a lot going on. Not only does Sony’s predictive capture technology let you focus on things before you even press the shutter button, but you can also shoot video at 960 frames per second. This is super slow-mo, letting you see things even the human eye can’t. 

Brighter photos

With larger pixels, you’ll see bolder and brighter colours in all your photos. The big pixels let more light into the lens, and with Sony’s smart exposure control, light levels are automatically adjusted to make sure evening shots look great too. 

Under the hood

More power

On the inside of the XZ Premium, there’s the new Snapdragon 835 processor, alongside 4GB RAM. This combo will make sure the 4K HDR display, and all your favourite apps, run smoothly. And the camera has its own processor too, to make the impressively quick frame rate possible. 

Battery to last all day long

With a 3,230mAh cell capacity, the Xperia XZ Premium guarantees battery durability. But if you do find yourself in a tough spot, smart STAMINA mode will kick in. It’s able to predict how long your battery will last - based on average usage - warn you early if you’re using excess charge, and limit power-hungry apps to keep you going until you can plug in. 

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Specification Summary

What's in the box

The box contains

  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Charger
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Quick Start Guide

Full Specifications

  • Dimensions

    • 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm

    • 195 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Nougat (7.0)

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • USB Type-C

    • 3230 mAh

  • Special Features

    • Google Now

  • Connectivity

  • Specification

  • Camera

    • 2160p - 30fps

    • LED flash

    • 13 megapixels

    • 19 megapixels

  • Display

    • 3840 x 2160p

    • 4K

    • 807 ppi

    • 5.5 inches

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

    • 64 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

    • 2.45 GHz

    • 4 GB

    • 2.45 GHz

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 209.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone with minor quarrels I love this phone, it is a lot bigger than the HTC One M7 that I had before. Battery life is awesome, beautiful HD screen, super fast navigation and app loading, camera is good quality (also with slow mo!) and much clearer sound on phone calls. My HTC would also drop out on internet connection which I have not experienced yet with this Xperia. The only quarrels I have with this is the vibration is super weak, I never feel it even in my pocket and the power button being on the side rather than the top, I keep pressing the screen off by mistake! I definitely recommend, especially if you like larger screen phones and watching videos & taking videos/photos.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the mobile I had Samsung galaxy S8 which is good telephone but nothing to compare to Sony Xperia premium I have now because my Sony XZ Premium is something fantastic with its screen resolution. It feels posh and it is heavy so it fits my masculine hand. It is not girls telephone unless you girls like big. LOL The camera of the phone is good as long as there is enough light but Samsung S8 camera is better especially for night or dim pictures as the f (aperture)is smaller so more lights goes trough to the sensor. The main point is the filling on the phone. Sony XZ premium is premium mobile as it catches you from first sight, something which Samsung S8 cannot do. As every mobile and Sony experia premium has negatives: Officially is water resistant but practically is not. I washed it under tap water and it died. It was fixed under warranty. The camera is not good night time. It is heavy and bulky. Conclusion: I still love Sony xperia premium as one of the best mobiles out there and now you can find it even cheaper.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rave reviewers obviously haven't had theirs long! I got my XZ-P new on 8th June 2017. At first it seemed good, although a bit larger than I would like. Then something weird happened, the 64GB internal memory filled up faster and faster (WITH WHAT?) until it got totally rammed. I have only got 80 app's, most aren't that big (some of which are pre-installed and cannot be removed). It's necessary to move about 3 photo's just to create enough space to take one! At one year old, my XZ-P is now beyond a joke, I am literally spending HOURS every day shifting photo's from the memory just to take around half-a-dozen photos. I know it takes a micro SD, but that 'derailed' inside the machine, so is useless. What's the point in 4K video, Bravia technology,etc. when the memory can't cope! The battery on the XZ-P is pathetic, don't expect more than half-a-day use from a full charge, so you'll end up with a dud phone if you're out all day. Messages saying you can clean up about 234MB of junk to free up space usually only come on for a split-second, so you can't activate them; when you can, far less space than is claimed is freed up, sometimes you end up with LESS than you had before! As for the XZ-P's core function, THE PHONE, it only rings for a few seconds, so if you're not holding it when you get a call, it goes straight to voicemail! THE CAMERA, assuming you have sufficient memory and battery to take pic's, is pretty good and SOMETIMES takes better pic's than a top-of-the-range £4,000 Canon. Mind you, the north of England is sometimes hotter than Ibiza, but most of the time it isn't!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh Volume is ridiculously quiet and WiFi keeps dropping out, have to restart every time of using.
Date published: 2018-06-20
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