Sony Xperia XZ Premium Launched in India with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium

So, finally the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 arrived to the Indian smartphone market and Sony became the first smartphone manufacturer to bring it to India. Sony unveiled its latest flagship Xperia XZ premium in a launch event, not in New Delhi this time, but a far off place in Himachal Pradesh. The smartphone is launched with the best in class features in terms of looks, specifications, camera performance and what not. Not only that, the Xperia XZ Premium is also the first smartphone to feature a 4K display with HDR capability. Now before we start talking in-depth about the features of the smartphone, let’s look at the key features of the device.

  • World’s first 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range, 2160 x 3840) 5.5-inch display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor with Gigabit Class LTE (up to 1Gbps)
  • Motion Eye camera that can record slow motion videos at 960fps
  • Predictive Capture
  • High Res Audio with Sony’s DSEE HX technology

Now let me explain all the features of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone to you.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium features a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range, 2160 x 3840) 5.5-inch display. It uses Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology for an immersive 4K HDR viewing experience in the palm of your hand. The smartphone has a sharp and vivid display powered by Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Gigabit Class LTE that offers a speed of up to 1Gbps. The smartphone has a Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, which has the potential to transform how customers use their mobile devices by delivering fibre optic speeds on the go. And the latest 10nm based chipset Snapdragon 835 supports stunning graphics, superior performance and enhanced battery efficiency. File transfers through the USB 3.1 connection which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 with a transfer speed of up to 5Gbps.

Motion Eye camera with Super Slow Motion and Predictive capture

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium incorporates imaging know-how embedded on Sony ‘α’ and Cyber-shot cameras to create the new Motion Eye camera system. Featuring a memory stacked Exmor RS sensor it provides 5x faster image scanning and data transfer. You can also record videos in super slow motion mode at upto 960 frames per second.

Predictive Capture

The Predictive Capture feature on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium stays one step ahead and automatically starts buffering images when it detects motion even before you press the button, so you can find a moment your eye may just have missed from a selection of up to four shots taken a second before you clicked.

The new 19-megapixel sensor has 19% larger pixels to capture more light, detail and sharp images even in low-light and backlit conditions.

High Resolution Audio

The Sony experience is continued through to the audio and gaming capabilities. The Xperia XZ Premium comes with High Resolution Audio playback that allows you to hear every nuance and detail in a track as if you’re right there with the artist. Sony’s DSEE HX technology up-scales streamed tracks or MP3s to near High-res quality and if you connect with wireless speakers or headphones, LDAC ensures you don’t lose a drop of sound quality by transferring three times more audio data than normal Bluetooth.

Smart Actions

Taking intelligence to the next level Xperia XZ Premium learns how you use your phone and adapts and makes recommendations to give you our most smartest and personal experience yet. The battery is maximised with Smart Stamina which uses the Xperia learning engine to accurately estimate how long your current battery will last based on your normal usage. It even warns you if it detects you’re going to run out of power later that day and prompts you to activate Stamina mode. Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging are also included to protect your battery and keep it healthy up to twice as long.

Battery Care

The Battery Care feature learns the user wake up time. It charges to 90%, pauses and then tops up to 100% to just before the user usual.

Quick Charge

Xperia XZ Premium comes with quick charger, UCH-12, bundled with the phones as supplied accessory. With QC-3.0 charging the phone can be charged 60% in 45 minutes.

Pre-Booking Offer:

There will be a limited period pre-booking offer from 2nd June – 11th June, 2017. As part of this offer, customers will get SRS-XB20 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker worth Rs. 8,990.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium can be pre-booked at all Sony Center, select retail outlets and Online exclusively on Amazon

What’s inside the box:

  • One unit of Xperia XZ Premium
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Charger
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • In Ear Headphone MH-750

Bundle Offers with Xperia XZ Premium

  • Sony LIV: Free 3 months subscription worth Rs.349/-
  • Play Modern Combat 5 and get 5200 Game Credits for free
Model Name Best Buy Available colours Availability
Xperia XZ Premium Rs. 59,990/- Luminous Chrome & Deep sea Black 12th Jun, 2017 onwards

Full Specifications:

Model name Sony Xperia XZ Premium
SIM capability Dual SIM
Nano SIM
Memory and storage 4GB RAM
64GB eMMC internal memory
microSDXC support (up to 256GB)
Durability Water resistant (IP65/68)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dimensions 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
Weight 191g
Display 5.5-inch 4K HDR Display
TRILUMINOS Display for mobile
X-Reality for mobile picture engine
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
sRGB 138% spectrum compared to Standard videos(SDR)
Operating System Google Android Nougat
Processor (CPU) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
Battery 3230mAh
Smart Stamina
Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Battery Care
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Colour Luminous Chrome

Deepsea Black

Main camera 19MP Motion Eye camera
1/ 2.3”  Exmor RS for mobile memory stacked sensor
Pixel Pitch  1.22μm
Triple image sensing technology
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
960 fps Super slow motion videos
Predictive Capture
0.5 sec Quick Launch & Capture
Anti-distortion shutter
Low-light photo: ISO12800 /4000 (Video)
HDR Photo
25 mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0
x8 Digital Zoom
BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine
SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
4K recording
Front camera 13MP
1/ 3.06”  Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
22mm Wide-angle lens F2.0
ISO 6400 (Photo) / 1600 (Video)
SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization)
Networks GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
VoLTE (4G) Cat16 with Gigabit-class speeds
Connectivity A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)
WiFi Miracast
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
Google Cast
USB 3.1 Type-C
Fingerprint Sensor Fast and secure unlock
Sound High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)
Digital Noise Cancelling
Clear Audio+
Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround
Stereo Recording
Entertainment PS4 Remote Play
  *Memory comprises approximately 15.6GB of firmware, plus 48.4GB of “Internal Storage” for music, pictures, movies and downloaded applications and their data
  **XZ Premium is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under the faucet water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water, or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see Note the Xperia XZ Premium has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port must be completely dry before charging.
Bikram Singh Negi

Bikram Singh Negi

Holding camera at extreme destinations or playing games in metro train his love for tech never ends. Phones, Apps, Updates, Cameras and Tech gossip all in one roof, he’s a complete tech-package. Travelling or sampling new cuisine nothing would distort him from his passion.