Sony Xperia XZ Review

With a device that is set to compete against the LG G5 and Samsung's Galaxy S7, what can we expect? I am working with Vodafone to bring you a review of the Sony Xperia XZ, a sleek, powerful device.

Currently, the Sony Xperia XZ is retailing for £479.99 which is comparable to both its LG and Samsung rivals priced at £329.99 and £458.95 as of 17th January. I do feel that this device is worth this amount, but to make it an even value for money, I would like to see some unique features that other smartphone companies have not yet implemented into their devices.



Sony are renowned for packing cameras with very high megapixels, and powerful sensors into their devices, and they have not disappointed with the Xperia XZ. This devices comes with a 23-megapixel rear camera, and a 13-megapixel front camera perfect for all of those holiday selfies!


Here is an un-edited photograph taken on the 23-megapixel rear camera, and as you can see that quality is fantastic. Firstly, the image is very sharp, allowing you to see all of the details of the grains of wood on the bird box. Moreover, one interesting feature about the camera app on this device is that it allows you to be able to manually change the settings such as the focus, shutter speed and the white balance. Additionally, this device allows ISO of up to 12,800, making it fantastic to capture images and video in low light environments. On to the note of video, the XZ records 4K video, meaning that you can create stunning pieces of art.

In combination with the XZ's camera quality, you are going to need quite a large amount of space to store all of the photographs and video, and this is helped by the 32GB of internal storage, cupeled with a up to 256GB extendable storage in the form of a micro SD card. In addition, the Xperia XZ is charged through a USB-C connector, allowing for very fast transfer speeds between the XZ and your device. The use of the USB-C also allows for quick charging of the 2900 mAh battery. I have found through testing that this battery can easily last up to four days if the device is sat idle, just receiving slow notifications, and will last approximately a day on a full charge.

One thing that I have noticed particularly whilst testing out the Sony Xperia XZ, and that is the speed that it runs at. With a Snapdragon 820 processor and 3GB RAM, this device allows you to seamlessly run multiple apps, as well as recording videos effortlessly.

And finally, you can view all of this from the crystal clear images, to the numerous games and apps on a 5.2 inch full HD display, meaning that you will be able to see every bit of detail thanks to this generous display. 

The Sony Xperia XZ is available from the following retailers.

Amazon    Vodafone    PC World 

Thank you to Vodafone for sending me out this device to review. 
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