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-590486

Anonymous, 09 May 2017X Play is plastic and no waterproofing. Of course it has less he... moreThe m4 aqua is plastic too, it doesn't have metal. I had both and the experience with x play was very good.

  • AnonD-666681

AnonD-664474, 10 May 2017LOL. You just tried to convince me that benchmarks do count in a... moreHmm, clearly you are reading things I am not typing, lol. I did NOT say benchmark has to be taken into account, and if it is I did NOT say it is a big aspect. I just said other things apart from speed will make the best overall device (build quality, screen, audio, battery etc etc) - before you moan, I am NOT saying Sony don't have this. And LOL, NONE of my messages say the Sony isn't good, in fact I like it (even though I don't have any immediate interest in buying a new phone)... Anyway, I get that you love Sony, but if you're gonna reply to a message then read it, don't make shit up that no one said...

  • Anonymous

AnonD-621510, 10 May 2017Sony fans will disagree with this benchmark result after seeing ... moreSony users dont care about those test, we know that Sony Phone have the best performance of all Phones.

Just like Xperia XZ"s was faster than S8

  • Anonymous

AnonD-664474, 10 May 2017And what does Motorola or HTC have anything to do with it? Do th... moreKeep changing the goalposts.... Fun fact the best security update is human mind with a modicum of common sense. No security updates are gonna save you from virus you installed

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 May 2017Sony x Samsung First to use Full HD screen? Sony First to u... more1 HTC butterfly
2 and 3 Sony
4 waterproof Motorola defy or want to go to old times Casio and lg
5 4k video Acer
6 uhm metal + glass iPhone 4s or maybe an old Nokia
7 wireless charging Nokia ( before Android was big)
8 wireless payment idk but definitely not Samsung. Google had gpay Apple had apple pay and alipay too
9 fps Motorola
Rest too bored to search. Just ones on top of my head

  • AnonD-664474

AnonD-666681, 10 May 2017LOL, makes no difference to me what Sony is good or bad at, plus... moreLOL. You just tried to convince me that benchmarks do count in a phone's performance, that it must be a big aspect of the phone's overall assessment. You are shooting the phone because you're simply trying to say that this phone will not do good at all in reality, which isn't true at all, and what I was saying is that the XZs with inferior specs compared to the 3T can humiliate that so-called "flagship killer" of 2016. Regarding the replies:

1. He just made several points so I obviously will cover each of them individually. If I ask you 2 different questions, will you just give me one answer? Obviously not, right?

2. "I didn't say speed test wasn't relevant, but to some people (not me) benchmarks are important, just like speed test is important to others." That statement alone is an enough proof of how you're trying to make the phone look bad. You are just relying on benchmarks alone without even trying it on how it performs on daily routine. Not all benchmarks are accurate, and by the busting of Chinese OEMs (including OnePlus) to be cheating them is an enough supporting evidence to not settle for the benchmarks at all. You don't do it like; you buy a phone, then if someone asked you why you bought it, you will tell "BECAUSE THIS PHONE HAS THE HIGHEST BENCHMARK SCORES" or something. Why I'm saying that you must not believe in benchmark is because they don't truly test the state of time with individual devices. Scores are just for impression, and Samsung and every other else are very notorious to overclock their CPUs to perform well in benchmarks but return back to normal after the test.

3. "Although it makes me wonder why you came to this discussion board to comment if you didn't care about benchmarks, lol."
I just explained why I don't care about benchmarks. Lol

  • Anonymous

It looks like those before me alluded to it but synthetic benchmarks are really only useful in comparing a device line in one OEM (in this case the Xperia line), to see generational improvement or difference. Comparing different OEMs devices really only accomplish "my numbers are bigger hurrrrhuurrrrr" when in reality the synthetic benchmarks don't really compare properly, as OEMs can tune and optimize for the benchmark algorithms, which wont help the user experience, but makes dem numbers mighty big. the algorithms may also, just not work well in some phones architecture, as the benchmarks can be optimized to run in specific architectures.

Overall, there's just too many variables to compare differing OEMs with synthetic benchmarks.

  • AnonD-666681

Prometheous, 10 May 2017Ofcourse the benchmarks are important as they bring out the perf... moreI read it all. I didn't say they aren't important, just said to me :) it's useful to see them and how they compare between devices and generations, but, for me, it isn't necessarily a deciding factor when I am going to purchase a phone.

AnonD-666681, 10 May 2017LOL, makes no difference to me what Sony is good or bad at, plus... moreOfcourse the benchmarks are important as they bring out the performance gains between generations. But they can be overlooked when the actual performance of device is concerned. You probably read the entire article but the last and most important line in it.

AnonD-621510, 10 May 2017Sony fans will disagree with this benchmark result after seeing ... moreObviously not a flagship killer. That would be OP5. XzP is just your flagship whose merits outweigh the compromises. Samsung fans are so confused that they are mincing words lol.

  • AnonD-666681

AnonymouseX, 10 May 2017"You know there are other videos on the internet that aren't 'sp... moreLOL, makes no difference to me what Sony is good or bad at, plus my message did not slate the phone. It pointed out:

1) There is no need for 1 person to send several messages to go watch speed tests. Nothing to do with "hurt feelings". If this is indeed the "best Android player" it will need to claim the title through various aspects, not just opening stuff fast, lol, and

2) How am I making Sony look bad? I didn't write the article. How am I making a huge deal? I didn't say "OMG THIS PHONE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD - YAAAY". You came to the discussion board relating to the benchmark results. I didn't say speed test wasn't relevant, but to some people (not me) benchmarks are important, just like speed test is important to others.

Although it makes me wonder why you came to this discussion board to comment if you didn't care about benchmarks, lol.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-621510, 10 May 2017Sony fans will disagree with this benchmark result after seeing ... moreyeah xperia is not special anymore. average design, average ui, average features.
just plain regular phone with flagship price.

  • AnonD-621510

Sony fans will disagree with this benchmark result after seeing their beloved phone no better than S8. Hahaha. They will claim the sony phone used for testing here is not a finished product with proper software and all. Keep defending your sony phone dear fanboys. It is not much difference than Huawei, Oneplus, Apple, and Samsung recent flagships. Overhyped premium phone by sony. Not a flagship killer at all.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-72356, 10 May 2017Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to provi... moreSony x Samsung

First to use Full HD screen? Sony
First to use 4K screen? Sony
First to use 4K HDR? Sony
First to use HDR screen? Samsung
First to use waterproofing? Sony
First to use glass + metal? Sony
First to record 4K? Sony
First to charge phone without using usb? Sony
First to shoot super slow-mo? Sony
First to use RGB matrix? Sony
First to allow screen color calibration? Sony
First to use fingerprint scanner? Samsung
Payment service? Samsung
First to use nfc? Sony

  • Anonymous

AnonD-72356, 10 May 2017Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to provi... moreMust be nice the S7..

Best for photos? No
Best for videos? No
Best for music? No
Stereo seakers? No
Usb C? No
Fastest phone? No
Fast updates? LMAO

Its not like it will make any sales record with that ugly built quality....

AnonD-72356, 10 May 2017Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to provi... moreActually it depends on your definition of true innovation. For me, a ram buffer inside camera module, battery-care charging technology, most ergonomically convenient placement fingerprint scanner, the most stable ui ever and most timely updates probably only next to pixels itself is true innovation and a screen spawning the entire body making the phone unergonomic and fragile is not. Honestly the previous point is what's all about the S8 and S8+.In future, if Sony does decide to compete with Samsung in the screen to body ratio race, they wouldn't have to worry about placing the fingerprint sensor in gawky places either. But I must say I would like sony to to really trim the bezels a bit and get its camera performance in low light spot on for it to become invincible. But I agree on your last point.

AnonD-72356, 10 May 2017Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to provi... more"Sony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to provide the best mobile experience it used to provide in Sony Ericsson days."

--So where can you find a 4K HDR screen with 960fps Slow Motion Video capability and incredible audio features with fantastic software and support, plus excellent build quality paired with phenomenal battery optimization technology along with the fact that it's the only phone with a unique and ORIGINAL (!!!!!!!) design and IS NOT A COPY of something?
If innovation for you are those funky useless curved edges and Bixby that does everything Google Now can do, then there must be a problem inside of you. If small bezels is an innovation for you, it'll be better if I take you to mental rehabilitation.

"Samsung has pushed the boundaries and made the best smartphone experience possible in hand held devices."

--Like the reddish tinted screen with a spark inside, and such funny burn-in displays with incompatible wireless charger? AND do I need to show you the lag of the S8/S8+ after booting up? Sure, Sony does that, but at least it's not so bad that even the UI navigation is lagging AF. Sure thing, Samsung has tried their best to offer great performance, but you need to open your eyes - Sony is still far ahead of it, and it always will until Samsung finally gets rid of that horrible TouchWiz or GraceUX or Samsung Experience whatever.

"It provides complete package of features, performance and reliability which is what Sony Ericsson was famous for."

--Damn, where're the stereo speakers on my S8/S8+? Where's the Hi-Res audio capability of my S8/S8+? Where's the LDAC of my S8/S8+? Where's the 3-year guaranteed software support on my S8/S8+? Where's the perfectly optimized battery software on my S8/S8+?

"I like Xperia XZ premium but I am unable to pick it over the Super amazing galaxy S8 and it's happening since Xperia S was in front of Galaxy S3."

--So? Do I sound like I care?

"I don't count cheap Chinese brands like one plus, oppo as they aren't global products and just used for spying by China government."

--Find someone who cares and tell it to him/her/them.

AnonD-666681, 10 May 2017You know there are other videos on the internet that aren't 'spe... more"You know there are other videos on the internet that aren't 'speed tests', right? Seems all you do and talk about is them...not one comment, but several, lol."

Because you don't want to talk about how Sony is the best Android player of the game that can rival Apple with that. And I doubt you won't even look at one of it, because it hurts your feelings. LOL.

"As the benchmarks making Sony look bad...not this articles fault or the test's fault. It's the results it got, accept it. No point dismissing the results and saying it is irrelevant because only speed tests matter."

You are making Sony look bad by making benchmarks such a huge deal. Even if Sony scored super high in benchmarks, I won't care, because it doesn't reflect what it can do in real life. And yes you are right, the results ain't shit because ONLY speed tests matter as they truly show what a phone can do.

How about I ask you, do you know what benchmarks are made for?
Uh huh? Can't answer? LOL

  • AnonD-72356

AnonD-664474, 10 May 2017For the peace of this world, stop trying to make Sony look bad, ... moreSony is good but it lacks in true innovation and unable to provide the best mobile experience it used to provide in Sony Ericsson days. Samsung has pushed the boundaries and made the best smartphone experience possible in hand held devices. It provides complete package of features, performance and reliability which is what Sony Ericsson was famous for. I like Xperia XZ premium but I am unable to pick it over the Super amazing galaxy S8 and it's happening since Xperia S was in front of Galaxy S3. I don't count cheap Chinese brands like one plus, oppo as they aren't global products and just used for spying by China government.