Premium product & former flagship phone.
I purchased this phone a few months after release. Good clear screen, great battery life, plenty of storage, easy to personalise & set up..
Solid build, feels good in the hand. Good responsive screen. Even now few years later smooth scrolling. Fast download. Plays all types of files..
Camera works very well with more features than I kniw how to use.
Small R.A.M. & though has great speaker quality, volume can often disappoint.
Over all when purchaed 9.5/10
Today still a solid 8/10
Worst phone I have ever owned in my entire life
I was very pleased to upgrade my previous sony Xperia Z3 to this one as I had really enjoyed using it. It seemed ok within the first 6 months but then problems began to occur.
The proximity sensor would leave my phone flashing from black screen to open screen constantly during phone calls, often ending calls abruptly mid conversation.
Having to use the keypad to input number selections from phone prompts became a nightmare as the phone would go black anytime it sensed your finger was even remotely close to typing a key. I could make the scre...en go black just by moving my finger anywhere near it. The fingerprint sensor barely ever worked to the point that I just would manually have to open the phone each time. The media volume with earphones in was absolutley pathetic. I've heard ants talk louder than this things volume output.
Purchased in March 2018.
Do not buy this phone!!
After 18 months this phone encountered battery charging problems. Initially it wouldn't charge fully then stopped charging altogether. I tried the software resets as advised on the Internet without success.I sent it back to be repaired but the problem wasn't resolved as it continued to have problems charging. In addition the selfie camera stopped working and the earphone jack malfunctions continually ( no it's not a cable problem). The volume for Google directions is barely audible despite all volume controls at max. I am looking forward to moving on. This phone is a dud. Don't say you weren't warned.
Purchased in May 2018.
Does it all.
Comfortable in the hand, fast responsive, brilliant graphics, great screen. Strong connectivity, simple to use. I've yet to have a troublesome isdue with an app due to phone issue..
Camera is simple to use or if your into it has the bells n whistles.
Volume is satisfactory for most uses. Though in noisy places can be hard to hear load speaker.
Purchased in May 2018 for A$799.00.
Very Solid Performance the XZ Premium.
Have owned the xz now for 16months.Solid build. Fantastic Screen quality. Fast browsing but sound quality OK but could be better. Camera is very good, love this phone.
Would recommend this as the battery can last me up to 3-4 days with moderate use.
Better than my previous Samsung phones.
The only problem l had was the volume when very low for a week. But was fixed with a reboot.
Purchased in April 2018.
Low sound performance
-Low sound performance compared to other phones(Samsung, Apple, Huawei,...)
-Had a problem with the original headphone, everytime it moves, the played music, video, or whatever plays on the phone stops.
- White marks on the sides of the screen after falling down or strong pressure on the screen.
- Easy for some apps to send pop-up ads
- difficulties to manage the apps icons
- Good browsing performance.
- Good and big screen
Brilliant and Efficient
I have had this phone for a year now and I really love it. Never thought I would say that after owning a iPhone for many years, but it's been a joy to use.
Purchased in February 2018 for A$899.00.
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Large Phone with Outstanding Display and Cameras
The design is modern and unique, very sharp and contemporary. It is large and a little heavy but you do feel its quality. The 4K display is a gem, but could be bigger considering its size. Rear camer is 19MP with slightly wider angle, taking very awesome pictures and videos, but the auto focus is not as fast as Samsung. The frone facing camera is a must for every selfie lovers or vloggers, 13MP and 22mm wide angle plus great stabilisation. Only downside is the rear camera doesn't have as good stabilisation as Samsung, and the size of this phone struggles to be mounted on a gimbal.
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Decent phone with a few issues
Initially upon getting this phone, I was very much in love. The phone itself is smooth and attractive, the battery life was solid, I had no issues playing games of mixed specs, and the performance was extremely smooth. The camera itself was also of quite good quality.
Over time, however, my opinion has changed somewhat due to a few factors. Firstly, the performance and the battery have both dropped off a certain extent, and have happened surprisingly quick for a newish phone. At times the battery seems to drain much faster than other times al...so. Performance-wise, it is mostly fine, however, it does tend to freeze up a bit, and apps crash on a more frequent basis than should be expected. Overall, however, the phone still suits me well, and is a good device, especially for those looking for a larger phone.
Disappointed after little over one year
The sad thing is that this phone ran smoothly for about a year and once the warranty expired surprise surprise the issues starting arising. First there were problems with the call audio, then it started overheating. Now it won't even start it up now. I bought this phone partly to be cost efficient, but end up costing me 900AUD for a year!! I'll be staying away from Sony phones.
Purchased in November 2017 for A$900.00.
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Good, Not Great
I find the camera quality to be quite poor, photos don't turn out very well.
Sound on the phone is also quite poor unless listening through headphones.
The screen quality when watching Netflix on here is fantastic.
Relatively good battery life.
Only OK, not the phone for me at all.
Audio recorder feature is not there and lack of great quality photos
The phone lacks clicking better quality photos compared to any other mobile phone. Also, there is no audio recorder available on the phone. The only one is on WhatsApp App, I can use. Sony is well known for its music sound but this feature is weak on this handset. Can do better.
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The camera on this phone is amazing, has HD video and 22 megapixel photos plus a 4k screen! What more could you ask for when taking photos and videos?
The phone is much like a Samsung or similar to use so going from one brand to this is easy.
The quality of the phone is what you would expect from SONY!
Has no trouble running apps or browsing the web and call quality is exceptional.
You won't be disappointed with this phone!
Best phone i've ever had
Bought as new 2nd hand so a big saving there $ wise.
Fabulous screen quality and silky smooth playback of any video.VERY natural skin tones and colours.
Can be used in direct sunlight OK, and is brilliant even in bright indirect light
Audio is not super loud as expected due waterproofing of phone but has never NOT been adequate so far
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Love my Xperia
This is the second Xperia for me and I am totally satisfied, it does everything you want and more and the camera is fantastic, I can get through 2 days without charging, the customer service help is also very good, I thoroughly recommend this phone, I use the dual sim function and have loaded a 59gb sim to store all my music.
Pretty good phone
Great phone. My only issue has been with the alarms - they can't be set to go for under 5mins, and they don't autostop after an amount of time. I've been driving and had an alarm go off - had to stop to turn it off otherwise it would've just gone for the full 5 mins. From what I remember this wasn't the case with my LG G4.
Battery life is great, and being able to add a microSD card means not having to worry about running out of space.
Upgraded to this phone from an earlier Sony and I have found several positives. The quality of the camera is a pleasant surprise, photos are clear and can be printed and enlarged without losing clarity. Movies can be made of photos and the editing is easy. Internet browsing is fast with easy connection. Overall I really like this phone, so much that I refused to upgrade my plan to a newer model this month!
The phone has a strong performance and battery life. Unlike previous phones, I can easily get through the day of using Facebook, texting, calls and games without having to charge my phone. Photo quality is high and predictive capture is great when trying to get a photo of the kids.
i love it
its very easy to use , I love texting with it , takes clear photos , apps run great , the display is beautiful , checking sports results , I love using the google , the phone is nice and light , I love the ring tone , I only have to charge it about 2 or 3 times a week
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Easily the best phone I've ever had
Full disclosure - I've tried every major brand of mobile phone, as I love new tech - started on Nokia, moved to Motorola, then LG, to NEC, to Blackberry. Then I owned/upgraded every Apple iPhone model, and was very brand-loyal from 2007 to 2012, but social pressure had me switch to a Samsung Galaxy S5. I loved the Samsung Galaxy phones purely for their superior camera, plus Android-OS makes Apple a joke. I upgraded/owned various Samsungs from 2012-2018 and (with the exception of trying a Google Pixel for three weeks in 2017) never thought I'd l...eave the brand... however... I was first recommended the Sony Xperia range in 2015, and purchased a XZ Premium early 2018 for some key reasons: didn't like the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, the Note's are too big, couldn't afford the S9+, and the newest Samsung release didn't "wow" me since their latest model. After using the SONY Xperia XZ Premium for 6 months now, I'm honestly a little annoyed at myself for never switching earlier!! This phone is INSANE. Legit the best phone I've ever had. The XZ-Premium is: incredibly user-friendly; mine - I've been able to customise everything from text tones to wallpaper animations; the best hardware camera available for a smartphone; comfortable & easy one-handed use - perfect dimensions; fantastic on battery - I get a whole day use despite (and I'm sad to say) that I almost live on my phone; the only phone with 4K screen display; cheap, only $700 outright!! Considering all the AMAZING hardware packed into this phone - legit best screen AND camera on the market - it should be wayyyyy more expensive. But here you're NOT paying for the Apple/Samsung name - YAY! The only annoying thing about this phone - it's "rare". Meaning that finding screen protectors & cases in your local store is actually impossible. Trust me, I've tried everywhere. Before you purchase, jump on eBay and grab your tempered screen glass protector and a protective case - if you need those things. Otherwise... you're welcome!
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