Sony Launches the Xperia XZ Premium In India – First Phone With Snapdragon 835

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Sony Launches the Xperia XZ Premium In India – First Phone With Snapdragon 835



Model / Variant

Xperia XZ premium

Launch Date

1st June 2017


156 x 77 x 7.9 mm


191 gms


Glass + Metal


Luminous Chrome
Deepsea Black

Display Size and Type

5.5 inch IPS LCD
HDR10 compliant
TRILUMINOS Display for mobile
?X-Reality for mobile
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer?s
RGB 138% spectrum

Display Resolution

3840 x 2160 pixels
~807 ppi pixel density


Gorilla Glass 5


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835


4x2.45 GHz Kryo
4x1.9 GHz Kryo


Adreno 540

Memory Storage

64 GB


4 Gb

Memory Expandability

256 GB

Operating System

Android 7.1.1

Primary Camera

19MP Motion Eye camera?

Camera Features

1/ 2.3" Exmor RS
Memory stacked sensor?
Pixel Pitch 1.22?m?
Triple image sensing
?Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
Predictive Capture?
25 mm wide Sony’s G Lens F2.0?
SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)?

Primary Video

?960 fps Super slow motion videos?
4K recording at 30 fps

Secondary Camera

?1/ 3.06”  Exmor RS
22mm Wide-angle lens
(Video)?SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)

Secondary Camera Video



3230 mAh?
Smart Stamina
Qnovo Adaptive Charging?
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0


?Bluetooth 5.0
DLNA Certified
?Google Cast?
USB 3.1 Type-C

SIM Type


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Sony has launched the new Xperia XZ Premium in India, making it the first phone to officially launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The Xperia XZ Premium is also the world’s first phone with a 4K HDR display. Sony has launched the XZ Premium in India at a price of Rs 59,990 and if you prebook the phone from 2nd – 11th June you also receive a SRS-XB20 wireless bluetooth speaker free. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium goes on Sale in India starting 12th June.


The Xperia XZ premium comes after a few phones that failed to live up to expectations from Sony in 2016, with certain Sony signature things missing like IP certifications and the top of the line hardware. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium however solves all the problems with a full package from the Japanese company.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 5.5 inch 4K HDR Display with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile picture engine. The 4K display comes into play whenever high res content is available like a 4k video or movie. Natively the display runs Android at QHD resolutions and sometimes at 1920 x 1080p like most other QHD phones.  This is the first true 4K display on a mobile phone and it looks gorgeous.

The built and design of the phone mostly remain at par with previous generations of Sony flagships, however, the new phone adds Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back along with IP68 weather resistance. The new design of the phone is highly reflective and in India the phone has been launched in two colors Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black.

Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Storage with microSD support for 256 GB. Running all the hardware is a 3230 mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive charging and Quick Charge 3.0.

Sony too has left out on the dual camera setups, and stuck with a 19MP Motion Eye camera which has a 1/ 2.3”  Exmor RS for mobile memory stacked sensor with a pixel size of 1.22?m and Predictive Hybrid Autofocus.
The XZ Premium also offers 960 fps Super slow motion video and the camera is equipped with a 25 mm wide G Lens with a F2.0 Aperture.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has SteadyShot 5-axis image stabilization and does 4K recording at 30fps. The front camera is a 13MP 1/ 3.06”  Exmor RS for mobile image sensor with a 22mm Wide-angle lens with an F2.0 aperture. The front too has SteadyShot with 5-axis stabilization.

The front of the phone does have stereo forward firing speakers with a great sound and the phone supports Hi-Res audio and LDAC via the USB -C port. Interestingly the Xperia XZ Premium maintains the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Android 7.1.1 runs out of the box with Sony’s layer of skin which is essentially pretty close to stock with minimum customizations. Sony does offer up some apps, including their video, gallery and Sony Liv. Inside the box you will get:

  • One unit of Xperia XZ Premium
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Charger (UCH12) worth MRP 1,490/-
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • In Ear Headphone MH-750



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