TEST: We benchmark the Snapdragon 835 inside the Xperia XZ Premium

09 May 2017
The Xperia XZ Premium is among the first S835 smartphones, see how powerful it is.

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  • AnonD-189861

Some geeks use phone to run benchmarks test and get satisfaction from being the fastest while others go for overall user experience and price factor.

  • AnonD-668985

Anonymous , 11 May 2017Tbh, phones are meant to make calls, so I think today's phone ha... moreThis was the best comment i ever rread.

Yqualcomme should be ashamed of itself

  • Anonymous

Yes it is comparison between 0.0x seconds to 0.x seconds, peace. But, more than a year or few months you will see the difference, that's why I prefer the Xperia user interfaces.

  • AnonD-621510

Anonymous, 10 May 2017Benchmark isn't as important as real life performance dude. Go t... moreSo, tell me again why you Sony fans CARE about beating other phone? I thought you dont care. You people claim not care about benchmark too so, why care about performance? If you dont care simply stop caring.

Anonymous, 10 May 2017Benchmark isn't as important as real life performance dude. Go t... moreComposite benchmarks like Basemark OSII or antutu, and onscreen graphic benchmarks with fps score is what reflects real user experience overall.
And look at XZ Prem fly on that BasemarkOS bech. Superb.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-72356, 11 May 2017Come on, raise your standard, raise your budget buy an S8 experi... moreTbh, phones are meant to make calls, so I think today's phone have so many unnecessary features. We should be going back to clamp phone. Who needs a smartphone if you are smarter and can handle most of what the phone can handle.

AnonD-72356, 11 May 2017Come on, raise your standard, raise your budget buy an S8 experi... moreGear VR is crap, most of my friends who got the S7 and S8 left their Gear VR sets in the closet and they're now collecting dust. Smartwatches are completely useless to me and every single friend of mine who bought the Gear S3 regret wasting their money on it. Most of my friends prefer to just use a credit card over Samsung Pay. Dex has no useful features compared to Windows other than a word processing app and browser and Bixby is still incomplete. Besides most people still prefer to type in their searches than voice search, even though this feature is available to 90% of Android users. The reality is all these "smart feature" gimmicks are things 95% of people are not using and will not adopt because its unnecessary and doesn't really make their lives easier and costs extra money. Same thing with smart homes, people have privacy concerns too so while there may be stuff like smart energy monitoring, smart security systems and smart locks are not actually secure, they are more vulnerable to hackers spying on people and stealing data. Smartphones are the prime communication devices we needed and will need and smartwatches, smart home assistants, smart fridges (monitoring temperature and food status are ok but not other things) are unnecessary things that most people will not be interested to buy. Most Samsung users (S7/S8) don't even use wireless chargers because they cost an extra $100, most wireless charger users (less than 3% of Samsung users) use it because they got one free as a gift. Sony is smart because they are focusing on this people want more and are focusing quality on those features. However, I can partially agree with you that it would be better and Sony would sell more phones if they implemented some stuff like wireless charging and some kind of alternative to MST payments but those are not features that will double or triple their phone sales. People are more focused on battery life, speed, screen, camera. That's about it.

AnonD-666681, 10 May 2017I read it all. I didn't say they aren't important, just said to ... moreAgreed. Now you speak reason.

Kamil Z, 10 May 2017What these benchmarks seem to suggest is either A: The XZ Pre... moreI think it's B because effect of throttling should have been visible on single core performance too which seems largely unaffected which indicates that Sony has for some reason underclocked the CPU.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-72356, 11 May 2017Come on, raise your standard, raise your budget buy an S8 experi... morePhone to desktop is even rarer. Just buy a Chromebook.itd be cheaper or something with Windows 10s and also good luck with unwanted touches on edge screen. Spay yeah it's good but it's also on my s7 and also they got same camera. Give me one reason other than bigger screen to buy it

  • AnonD-491921

Zenodroid, 09 May 2017Install remix os, and play android games on your pc. I cant use my PC while travel

  • AnonD-72356

AnonymouseX, 10 May 2017"Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to prov... moreCome on, raise your standard, raise your budget buy an S8 experience the heavenly experience and then comment such crap. As I said Sony is good but it lacks everywhere in the latest and greatest technology. Samsung has the best user experience with all the future tech like fast wireless charging - yes fast on the best looking luxury charger, amazing VR support, the most amazing amartwatch experience with Gear S3, MST payments using Samsung pay, you must search about it as it's eliminate the need of ever carrying a card and unlike nfc powered apple and Android Pay, it's accepted everywhere even on old payment machines, your phones turns into a desktop in seconds what else? Who gives you option to use two accounts for same app in one phone. Now it's like having two user accounts on one phone. About the looks S8 is the sexiest looking smartphone in the world and those gimmick edges look so beautiful and provide quick shortcuts for even complicated operations in Tasks edge and smart select. Not to forget S8 is around 150 gram and has 5.8 inch display while Xperia is 200g for 5.4 inch? Well it's not a gimmick as it's how computers evolved generation by generation by fitting big in small. If you've problem from Bixby than you should have problems from Xperia Xz premium too, why? Because it does what Google pixel is already doing so what's the need of a new phone even? If one company developed something there's nothing bad if another company also bring it and who told you Google assistant isn't available on S8? It got the best of both worlds while Xperia has nothing more than what Google provides. S8 also have a very capable camera who knows it may found out to be even better than Xz premium like every year, it can also capture slo mo maybe not at 960 but slo mo is a very rarely used thing, it's still present in S8 while all those amazing things aren't present at all in Xperia Xz or anything else.

What these benchmarks seem to suggest is either

A: The XZ Premium either throttles sooner.
B: The XZ Premium is clocked lower than the S8(SD835)
C: Both A&B

Nevertheless the XZ Premiums real world user experience will still be better(in general apps start faster, smoother ui)

This video is of the XZs(older chipset SD(820) vs S8 in the video Sony wins roughly half the tests yet it's on an older chipset. https://youtu.be/0b6oxPeJas8

Now imagine if it were the premium, I'm eagerly awaiting his video on that. I'm confident XZ Premium will beat the S8.

  • Anonymous

Zenodroid, 09 May 2017And manufacturerd by Samsung. So yeah, Apple wouldn't be big wit... moreA10 was made exclusively by TSMC, so Samsung is garbage.

  • Anonymous

AnonymouseX, 10 May 2017"Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to prov... moreNo point in arguing with these mundane people. They will never learn no matter how good Sony becomes.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-621510, 10 May 2017How would you know XZs faster than S8 if you - a sony fan - dont... moreBenchmark isn't as important as real life performance dude. Go to YouTube and see your lost S8. Even XZs with weaker hardware beats that tall crap.

  • AnonD-621510

Anonymous, 10 May 2017Sony x Samsung First to use Full HD screen? Sony First to u... moreSo, being the first prove what exactly? Talking and bragging about their past achievement doesnt make them any better in this present time. Being first is not important if you are not the one to have the last laugh.

  • AnonD-621510

Anonymous, 10 May 2017Sony users dont care about those test, we know that Sony Phone h... moreHow would you know XZs faster than S8 if you - a sony fan - dont care about test, huh? ;-) You obviously care.

  • AnonD-666662

Anonymous, 10 May 2017Apple uses arm architecture.... Also arm was spun off from Appl... moreThat doesn't answer what connection it has to Intel.

Apple uses and licenses ARM's instruction set (ARMv8), not any of their microarchitectures. There is a huge difference. Same way that both Intel and AMD develop x86 processors but we all know how different they are.
As for the other thing: ARM started at Acorn Computers but later formed a joint venture with Apple among others. So I'd call it an alternative fact to say it was spun-off from Apple. The Apple at the time was vastly different to the Apple of today in any case.